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Q: I was going to join what i think is a class action suit. but they said this & i wanted to know if this right fees/worth

t.y.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 10, 2020

It's unlikely that an attorney here is going to tell you that becoming a plaintiff in this class action lawsuit is worth it or not worth it. That's going to be your decision to make. The terms make mention of a separate medical malpractice action. It sounds like this might be about a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: Trying to see if there are any Probono lawyers available to take on a case against FCGSB for my disabled daughter.

I have a 19 year old daughter, Arianna, that has 15 co-morbid diagnoses. Franklin County Guardianship Service Board was appointed in 3rd Party Guardian Dec 2019. Due to Arianna's father (Drew) and I not being able to navigate Co-Guardianship. He refuses to acknowledge 14 of her diagnoses and... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2020

You could see if the Ohio State Bar Association lists any resources, or you could try to contact them (it could be difficult at the current time with the health crisis) if they could direct you to any entities that could be helpful. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I contend my brother forged my moms signature on a POA. He and the lawyer that wrote it, claim that she signed it.

When they wrote the POA, they put the wrong middle initial. Then he signed it, and used the wrong middle initial for the signature. Does that prove forgery?

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 9, 2020

That's going to be weak evidence. Your best bet would be to retain a handwriting expert who can conduct an analysis of the two signatures to determine whether it is a forgery.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: I filed a complaint against a Chipotle rest. & they won on summary judgment can I now go back & try sue the supplier?

I got injured after choking on a bone found in my chicken burrito bowl while driving

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Mar 5, 2020

You are likely barred from bringing a claim against the supplier because you did not include them in the first lawsuit. Ohio litigants are required to sue all necessary parties to a suit. If they don't, then future cases can be barred. This is to encourage efficient litigation and discourage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Ohio on
Q: Is there any way to find out the results of a medical malpractice suit? My dad, who was suing is now deceased.

My dad passed away before the suit was settled. We were more concerned with him & the time we had left together and never asked for any details regarding the lawsuit. We never even asked who his attorney was.

After he passed my grdma told others about all the $ she was getting from his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 21, 2020

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. If you know nothing about the case, as in not knowing who the defendant was or who the attorney was, you could try the databases of the Ohio court system if you're fairly certain the case would have been litigated in Ohio. This is something an Ohio... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Health Care Law, Personal Injury and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My mom had a heart attack and has been in the hospital over a month and her job wont respond to calls

trying to get my mother medical and financial assistance but her job refuses to answer or take calls from us or the hospital

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 22, 2020

I'm sorry for your mom's heart attack. Contact the hospital administration where your mom is staying. The billing and collections department could try to investigate what insurance programs she may have coverage under. If her workplace did not provide insurance, contact the social... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My 11yr old son came home from school Thursday telling me that the teacher/councilor locked him in a room

Wouldn't let him out he was terrified so he wrote SOS on paper and held it up to the window they also called the police on him all this for just getting a attitude.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Jan 15, 2020

Give Albeit Weiker (in Columbus, Ohio) a call. Best education lawyers I know. http://www.awlawohio.com/

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Family Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Is it illegal to get a power of attorney from a alzheimers patient
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 14, 2019

It depends on how advanced the condition is. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s, the individual often still has testamentary and contract capacity. In the later stages the person clearly does not.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: What is the process when you have a fall at the grocery store due to negligence on their part

The cart Corral fell over and I fell with it also causing my baby to flip over in the cart upside in the car seat. I went to the emergency room and i pulled my back and have muscle spasms. What can I do further?

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 26, 2019

The store would not be liable if the carts were improperly stacked by customers and not the store employees. However, it may be liable if they neglected to correct the recurring problem with the cart corral, or if they knew there was a problem at this particular time and they ignored it. You need... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I had my right knee replaced in Mansfield. My knee replacement was installed improper and had to have it re-replaced.

My knee was installed at Mansfield Hospital it was installed at a 12 deg angle.

Dimitrios Makridis
Dimitrios Makridis answered on Nov 20, 2019

You have not asked a question. If your question is whether you can go after the person who improperly installed your knee replacement, I would suggest going to see a medical malpractice lawyer asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: I contract for a shop an emplyr has told cusyomers that I have done nothing for months ive lost monitary gains

Im getting a statement from that person I actually lost a lot of monitary gains do to this I am a licenend shop I depend on customers for income

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 13, 2019

It's not clear what the question is here. Roughly, it looks like someone said things about you that have caused you monetary harm. If you added a couple of additional facts about the nature of what was said (without including any personal information), maybe an attorney who deals with... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue my doctor who was just arrested in opioid sting
Robert D. Erney
Robert D. Erney answered on Sep 25, 2019

Well the answer to this question depends upon whether your doctor harmed you personally somehow. Did he prescribe opioids for you? Did you become addicted or otherwise harmed?

Rob Erney

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: WRONGFUL EVICTION

Prior to 3 day notice to leave residence landlord grabbed me violently pulled me from sitting position and said to get the F out of there.

This would qualify as a wrongful eviction correct?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 24, 2019

That’s not an eviction at all. It does sound like an assault though...

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Where is the best place to get a personal injury lawyer? I had a wreck happen to me in Indiana and I live in Ohio.
Robert D. Erney
Robert D. Erney answered on Sep 4, 2019

You can hire an attorney in Ohio to represent you but if the case is not settled within Indiana's statute of limitations, you will need an Indiana attorney to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: My family and I were stuck on an elevator for almost an hour with no way out. The engineers were not successful.

Long story short my children were screaming so my husband used all strength to open both doors from the inside; we were off level and had to jump down. My 6yr old daughter is still having nightmares about it and there was very little compassion. Do we have a case? This happened in Dearborn, Michigan

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

Unless the building owner knew there was an issue, generally no. I would suggest you contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice to check.

For PTS many clients have gotten modification of symptoms from a process called EMDR

To find a practitioner in your area Google :...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: Can I do anything about my neighbor's dog jumping the fence into our yard?

We have a pitbull and luckily they haven't been outside together, but we have watched our neighbor's dog jump into our fenced-in yard multiple times. What can we do (legally) other than ask the neighbor to watch their dogs?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 20, 2019

As the owner of pit bull, you are a vulnerable target for a lawsuit if something bad happens. You should consider whether the fence should be taller. You might also advise the neighbor of your concern. Perhaps the neighbor might want to install a taller fence. Check with your homeowner... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Scope of work question.

An employee, who is working out of state, for an out of state company, and is also from a different state as well, is on his way to the jobsite he is working at, , after leaving where he is staying for his company, in his personal truck, but labeled with his employers Marks hits a pedestrian in... Read more »

Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq answered on Aug 6, 2019

Unfortunately, you need to provide a lot more facts to determine who would be primarily liable for the collision. If the employee was in the "coming and going" rule, then he/she may be personally liable for the collision. If the employee had already started working that day and was just... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: I had a back injury in 1997 that resulted in surgery. Now have had to have surgery again in 2019. can I reopen claim if

I never received settlement. That company is now out of business

Matthew S Flemming
Matthew S Flemming answered on Jul 23, 2019

The statute of limitations for Ohio Workers' compensation claims depends somewhat on when the last activity was on the claim. You should contact a licensed attorney to discuss some specifics and they can give you a better idea of whether the claim is still active or barred due to inactivity.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: An employee has an injury at his work place, how does he start the claim for the compensation?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 18, 2019

One option you have is to contact a workers' compensation attorney in Ohio. The process involves strict deadlines and can be complex. You could also repost your question in the Workers' Comp category (it is posted under Personal Injury), where some very experienced WC attorneys on this... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: What can I do about children climbing my fence to enter my back yard of my home within the city limits?

I have a back yard camera and an additional privacy fence around the back deck with a hot tub spa filled with water.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Apr 17, 2019

You could ask them not to do that. Or you could talk to their parents or call the police and file a report. But depending on the age of the kids, they might retaliate in some way.

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