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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Is it legal for a husband to refuse to take wife to hospital

I had a concussion and cannot drive and needed to be taken to hospital

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In Ohio, as in other jurisdictions, while there is a general moral expectation for spouses to care for each other, especially in emergencies, the legality of a husband refusing to take his wife to the hospital, such as in the case of a concussion, is complex. There are no specific laws compelling a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: I can prove my property manager gave someone illegal access to my apartment and the physical damage n property damage

This illegal access was direct cause of the physical and property damage how do I get charges brought from this . The person a malignant narcissist still enter my property still cause damage after several complaints to police

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If you have evidence that your property manager granted someone unauthorized access to your apartment, resulting in physical and property damage, you should consider taking legal action. Start by gathering all the evidence you have, including any documentation, photographs of the damage, and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was discharged after filing chapter 7 in August of last year. Was involved in car accident in February 2024. She is at

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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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answered on Feb 11, 2024

Unlike many states (like PA), Ohio does not permit a debtor to choose between the state and federal exemption lists; an Ohio resident can choose only those exemptions granted by the state of Ohio.

While it appears that the Ohio exemptions might have protected your auto accident recovery,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I was discharged after filing chapter 7 in August of last year. Was involved in car accident in February 2024. She is at

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Yes, any insurance settlement from your February 2024 car accident should be protected and not at risk if you were previously discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in August 2023.

The key bankruptcy law that provides this protection is Section 541(a)(5) of the Bankruptcy Code. It states...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: What can I do about my primary doctor who lied on the written filing of report that she addressed my diagnosis at length

She never disclosed this to me but I learned about it later when I downloaded My Chart r medical reports.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 9, 2024

It depends on your goals, if there is a lawsuit, and if the doctor or health group will continue to be your doctors. There are some state's with laws that allow you to add information to your records. Discussing with your doctor that its not accurate or otherwise disputing it it may work. It... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Will you post a case. Or a Formal Complaint made to the PHRC & EEOC filed with the PA Gov's Office of the EEOC & PHRC?

I filed a formal complaint with the PHRC and EEOC w/the Pa Gov's Office against HACC, Harrisburg Area Community College Pennsylvania. It falls in line with some other complaints you posted on your website and on the net. The formal complaints: PHRC Case No.200800802 & EEOC Case No.... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

Given the nature of your complaints, including alleged nepotism and discrimination against veterans, the PHRC and EEOC will evaluate the evidence against the relevant state and federal laws. It's important to ensure that all documentation supporting your claims, including any instances of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: Zillow has posted pictures with my children in 2 of them. No permission, and I don't even know where they got the pics.

I feel unsafe and violated.

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answered on Jan 19, 2024

I understand why you would feel unsafe and violated by having photos of your children posted on Zillow without your permission. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Contact Zillow immediately and request they remove the photos. You can typically reach them via phone, email, or submit a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Ohio on
Q: I have multiple things going on that are winning cases for sure I have proof I deserve personal compensation so domykids

Detroit Michigan is not my location that's the one individual that's illegally on my phones internets location I screen shot this for proof I'm in ohio toledo ohio watched all day long Michigan is not my location

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

If you believe you have strong cases for personal injury, civil rights, or constitutional law violations, it's crucial to gather and organize all your evidence, including screenshots and any other documentation you have. This evidence will be key in presenting your case effectively.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If a pregnant woman looses a non-viable baby as the result of a car accident is it vehicular homicide?

If a woman can legally have an abortion prior to the fetus being viable (23-24 weeks) then the implication is that she is not committing a homicide. So if a pregnant woman loses a baby as the result of a car accident and the baby is less than 24 weeks along can the person at fault for the accident... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

The determination of whether the loss of a non-viable fetus due to a car accident constitutes vehicular homicide is complex and can vary by state. In many jurisdictions, vehicular homicide charges are typically applied when a person is killed due to the negligent or criminal driving of another... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: Is a livein partner responsible if leave disabled partner home alone for unknown period of time and injuiry occurs?

Dad disabled and live in girlfriend left for a couple days-ish. She calls from cell and asks for well check. Deputies get there & break in - he unconscious & unresponsive on floor and covered from head to toe in dog feces. Dried, not fresh-yet the puppy they have is not anywhere to be... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Oct 15, 2023

There is just too much baked into this question. The roommate, based on this description, does not have a specific duty to your father. I am certain that the police will look into this matter too find out what she knew and when she knew. The answer to those questions would impact my answer.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: What jurisdiction would I file a claim?

I lived in a place that we found out had toxic black mold and me and my family have been medically harmed by this. I asked the landlord to fix the issues and they refused, I complained to the health department and Fire Marshall and both told them they had to fix it due to serious health conditions... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 2, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you await a response for two weeks. You may already be in touch with an Ohio attorney with the eviction. Consult with a local personal injury attorney about the best manner for handing the element of injury. Although the place of occurrence of an injury or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I went to hospital for dizzy spells I remember they released me with a objected left in my arm that got me a100 stiches

In my arm and my arm has been not working the way it should I was held in hospital for emergency sergury two or three days after the release from ICU

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you posted your question last week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could reach out to med mal attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult to discuss further details in terms of what the underlying procedure was, what the object was, what your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: A branch from a tree in my backyard fell in my neighbors yard last night during a severe thunderstorm, tearing down her

Tearing down her electric lines. She came to me today demanding that I help her with the “expenses” of having it repaired and get the tree cut back away from her house. Am I responsible? I told her I thought that her first call should be to the electric company for repairs (I’ve never had... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Jul 28, 2023

My guess is that your question is whether you are liable for the damages. Like most things in law, the answer is "it depends". Has your neighbor complained to you about the tree or the branches? In order to establish that you were unreasonable or breaching a duty of care to the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: I had a baby two weeks ago, the hospital released me. Two weeks later i started himriging had to have surgery.

Started himriging again, had to have blood transfusions. They did not get all of my placenta out so it fussed to my uterus. They put a balloon in to stop bleeding, but it tore my uterus so had to have emergency surgery again. This time they gave me a entire historectomy. Im 21 years old and can... View More

Laurence Michael Deutsch
Laurence Michael Deutsch
answered on Jul 26, 2023

I'm not licensed in Ohio but from what you say I think you should look for a medical malpractice attorney in your State who specializes in malpractice. From what you say, I believe that you will find qualified attorneys who will want to investigate this in detail, if you find the right... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: I got fired from work because they thought I faked an injury and strep throat.

It’s an in home caregiver job. I got hired in march and worked in April and my next shift I had I contacted them when I had strep throat and told them I had a doctor note and they said not to worry they don’t need it that when I felt better to contact them back so I can get a client. But people... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 20, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The tailbone injury you describe could be a personal injury matter - depending on how it took place. However, it looks like the focus of your post is more about the termination from work. That's something an... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, DUI / DWI and Insurance Defense for Ohio on
Q: Do I legally have to disclose my Umbrella limit after an at-fault accident? Or can a judge force me to disclose it?

Does having a higher Umbrella limit make me a target for a larger settlement after an accident? Is this a State by State Law and if so, is there a good source to check?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 5, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Until you are able to consult definitively with a local attorney, your carrier might be able to provide guidance on this. Case law on disclosure could differ by state - but carriers nationwide are attentive to the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Can i do anything about a nurse giving wrong dosage meds at school?

My son is in middle school and takes a controled substance after lunch daily. Nurse gave him 2 pills today instead of 1. She called and told me her mistake. My son said he asked why 2 pills and she said becayse his dose changed.. and came and got him later and said she made a mistake. She told me... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 16, 2023

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your son is okay. It could depend on whether there were any significant damages as a result of the wrong dosage. I hope there were no serious consequences, but any lawsuit would be based on the severity of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Erie insurance wants response by tomorrow at the 2-year point of an accident, what can be done?

relative was hit by car and insurance company has delayed and wanted several of the same papers filled out over the two-year period, they want a response by tomorrow.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 30, 2022

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two days, and the way it's written suggests that it's possible a statute of limitations issue might be looming. Only a local attorney could advise on this. If that is not the case, no need for urgency. But if that IS... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: If I don't prosecute my offender can I ask for compensation for my mental and emotional distress?

I live in Cleveland Ohio, I teach at a Middle School, one of my students threatened me (he wrote a hit list with my name and several other students' names with the intent of physically harming us) I filed a police report. Now the detective is asking me if I want to prosecute or not? I will... View More

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
answered on Nov 10, 2022

You could file a civil lawsuit against him instead of pursuing a criminal case. But if you choose to do so, expect the defense to note that you did not pursue criminal charges and argue that shows it wasn't a big deal.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I have a question about property damage due to my neighbors shed burning down do u have free consultation

recently my neighboirs shed burned down. and as a result my truck that was parked on my proerty was burned and totaled. the gentleman the own the houyse had recently died and left the house to his daughter who didnt pay insurance and doesnt check on the property even once. she also hyasnt paid the... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In a situation like yours, where your property was damaged due to your neighbor's shed burning down, you may have grounds for a claim. Since the house is inherited and the current owner has not maintained insurance, this complicates matters, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have no... View More

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