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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: wife was given 50mg fentynol and 200 mg morphine, went into coma and dieddoctors did not agree on dosage.....

25/100mg would have been more than enough for pain...intentional overdose

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 20, 2024

I'm very sorry for the loss of your wife. Based on the brief post, it seems likely you are wondering about your legal rights. You could try to set up a consult with med mal/wrongful death law firms to discuss further. Most firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. In addition... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: doctors and nurses overdosed my wife with 50mg fentynol and 200 mg morphine...result coma and death..death cert says

death cert says natural causues..not true..some doctors agreed with me ...overdose

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answered on Apr 19, 2024

You should speak to a civil plaintiff attorney that specializes in medical Malpractice. Some of the bigger firms have lawyers on staff who are also medical professionals. Using you to request medical records on behalf of your wife they should be able to assess whether their is a viable case to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Support and Domestic Violence for New Jersey on
Q: My daughter is mentally agonized and in trauma due to violent behavior of her father's girlfriend who came to our home

It happened in 2022 and since then a series of events happened including domestic violence on me (the mother by the father). I need to know what actions can I take against the father and his girl friend. My daughter is in High School and she is always traumatized that the woman may harm her

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney who has extensive domestic violence trial experience. The attorney will help you to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against both the father and his girlfriend. Criminal charges against both may also be possible, but that will require... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can you sue a hospital in NJ for negligence, but the word COVID is attached?

It’s not because of contracting Covid but because they didn’t do enough to care for a high risk patient and then patient lost organs, health, career, etc.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 15, 2024

The best way to answer your question would be to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a consultation. Most law firms that handle such cases offer free initial consults. In terms of your theory related to COVID, that's something that would involve further review. No one here could offer an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the person sue if my dog attacked them but no one was injured
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Injury is generally a necessary component of a tort (personal injury)-based case. Without knowing more details, it's not clear what someone would base such a case on, unless it's primarily based on emotional trauma (or something similar along those lines). Someone could always sue;... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My lawyer has held my settlement for 7 weeks. He didn’t contact any medical providers to pay them. Should I report him

I just starting questioning my attorney on why it’s taking so long to receive my settlement money. We settled 7 wks ago. He claimed he was paying medial liens. I called them and they all said no one ever called them. Then he said he needs to deposit the check in the trustee Acct. It’s been... View More

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answered on Jan 7, 2024

This is a tough one, since I don't know who your lawyer is and if he/she is honorable. That being said, if you were on Medicare or Medicaid, especially Medicaid, it can take up to several months to determine the Medicaid lien. If the delay is about unpaid medical bills then 7 weeks is too long... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: Where may I send my brief of healthcare negligence and lawyers filling false documents to mislead the plaintiff in nj.

Hiding legal certified mail ,false testimony ,preparing false court orders lie about hearing adjournment preparing false motion decisions and getting it designed by court staff

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

For matters involving healthcare negligence and legal misconduct in New Jersey, you have several avenues for submitting your brief and raising these concerns.

Firstly, if your case is already within the legal system, you should file any relevant documents with the court handling your case....
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Very odd question. About a month ago I received a call from my car insurance company stating their was a bodily injury

Claim against me for a car accident I was in last year. The issue is I was never in accident. I followed up with my insurance today and they claim the other parties lawyer , car insurance and police department won’t release accident report to my car insurance? I’m very confused and just don’t... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your insurance company is required to keep you informed and provide to you information.

Unfortunately, even though you do not want to be bothered, this is something that can happen. You should be able to obtain from the insurance company the claim made by the allegedly injured person....
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Very odd question. About a month ago I received a call from my car insurance company stating their was a bodily injury

Claim against me for a car accident I was in last year. The issue is I was never in accident. I followed up with my insurance today and they claim the other parties lawyer , car insurance and police department won’t release accident report to my car insurance? I’m very confused and just don’t... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 12, 2023

The cheapest option may be to stay in contact with your insurance carrier regarding the claim. If they are a reputable carrier, they will likely look into the matter. Insurance company claim departments verify claims made against their policyholders. A costlier option could be to retain an attorney... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: i filed a motion to strike the pleadings of defendat for failure to make discovery

I have a lawsuit against family members where I am nearing the end of discovery. the defendants have not conducted any discovery which led to their pleadings being struck without prejudice. I filed a second motion to strike with prejudice and the courts filed an order stating the court will dismiss... View More

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Dec 11, 2023

My suggestion is that you meet with / retain a lawyer to take over the handling of your matter since I am not sure that you understand the legal significance of your actions or the court's response to it. You served discovery requests on the other side and presumably, they answered your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for New Jersey on
Q: What are the firearm guidelines to protecting yourself and family in a NJ home invasion?

It is very hard to stay calm and think correctly in a home invasion given several factors: emotions, fear, not knowing the robber(s) intent to harm, kill, rape or kidnap, and the element of surprise is on their side to conquer. You don't know if they have weapons on them: knife, mace, gun, and... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

In New Jersey, the use of force in self-defense, including deadly force, is generally permissible when you reasonably believe such force is necessary to protect yourself or others from imminent harm. The state's laws allow for the use of force in your home under the "Castle... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: How do I request to file a late tort claim?

I was waiting for information from my town before I filed a claim. The town said I filed too late. How can I request approval for late filing?

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answered on Oct 3, 2023

If you haven't filed the Tort Claims Notice within 90 days, your only choice is to file a Motion for Leave to file a Late Tort Claims Notice in the Superior Court. These are only granted by the Court sparingly for exceptional circumstances. I suggest that you speak with an attorney about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: How do I sue or press charges on someone from the FBI that electronically harasses me with a device.
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 24, 2023

If someone from the FBI is electronically harassing you without proper authorization, you can file a suit against the individual in civil court in the county where the individual resides or where the harassment occurred.

You can also report them within the FBI if they are using government...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: good morning i have a question regarding a traffic accident where i was injured And just wondering if my lawyer is

just wondering if my lawyer is doing right by me after reading reviews online im scared i wont receive my settlement as the lawyer has already recieved it 3 months ago and wont release my funds thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 24, 2023

No one here can make any judgements as to what is causing the delay. Only your attorney could advise on that. As a GENERAL matter, when it comes to releasing funds, a common cause of delays could involve negotiation and settlement of liens with medical providers or other entities. But that's... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: CHUBB denied my hospital/accident claim. why ? I am still under medical care in search of care that will determine what

is wrong with me causing me to have accident of FALL.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 31, 2023

I'm sorry about your fall. I hope you're okay. The denial could be any number of reasons. An attorney would need to see the paperwork to offer more definite guidance. If the denial is related to liability issues, it roughly means they don't feel their insured is responsible for your... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: I'm having charges pressed against me after my drunk "friend" fell and hit her head. Do I have a case?

My friend and I were at Applebee's when she had 2 double shots of tequila and a Margherita. As I was walking her out of Applebee's and to my car, I had to adjust my grip (I was helping her walk) when she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. She's now saying I assaulted her. Help me please!

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answered on Jul 19, 2023

If this happened in New Jersey, and a complaint was filed against you for a Temporary Restraining Order, then you really need to retain and experienced matrimonial attorney with extensive domestic violence trial experience. If there are also separate charges against you for assault in municipal or... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: I broke my hand at a daycare 2 years ago it is not functioning well since can I still sew the daycare
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 20, 2023

It could depend on how you broke your hand. If you broke it as a visitor, parent, contractor, or similar-type capacity, you would need to show some form of negligence on the part of the facility that led to the broken hand. If you broke your hand in the capacity of an employee, that might be a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: In the state of NJ, can wife surrender husbands firearms to the police while the husband is not home resulting in felony

After an argument between my wife and I over divorce discussions, I left the house and drove away. My wife called the police and reported domestic violence on the grounds I threatened to kill myself with a gun. When police arrived, guns were in locked cases. My wife surrendered them to the police.... View More

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on Jun 16, 2023

By virtue of you asking the question, tells me that you cannot / should not represent yourself in your divorce matter since you are going down the wrong path.

When ANYONE files a domestic violence complaint, the 1st question the police ask is whether the person accused of domestic...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can I sue hospice worker for overdose of meds
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 15, 2023

I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. Such matters generally require thorough review to offer an answer. One option is to reach out to law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult. They would want to know more about the facility, the patient, the medication, how it was administered,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Dog attack incident with owner "agreeing" to pay my medical bills. What paperwork should I give her?

My dog was attacked and I was bitten (in Florida) when a woman let her dog run out of the house unleashed. She supposedly agreed to pay my urgent care bills. I sent her the bills and she insists on seeing my medical records from the facility. The records indicate that they are private and should... View More

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 26, 2023

If you were attacked in Florida, then you need to retain counsel here in Florida. Your medical bills wont cover your pain and suffering damages, which they also would need to pay. If they rent or own a home, the dog owner is most likely covered by a liability insurance policy. Don't settle for... View More

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