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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: do I have a case?

I recently had pilonidal cyst surgery to have two abscesses removed on my right butt cheek. The surgeon went in and removed a cyst, but left the abscesses on my butt cheek. She at first denied the area and said it was my anxiety and tissue damage. after going to get a CAT scan and getting with my... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 1, 2024

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It could depend on whether the surgeon violated a duty of care owed to you, and the extent and permanence of your damages. Abscesses can cover a wide range of results, not all of which are necessarily the result of... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: How long will it take a lawyer to get back with you after getting your medical records?

I have been searching for a lawyer for medical malpractice case. I found one that seems promising. We had a conversation about a situation she told me how to get my medical records. I uploaded them and sent them per her request. About a week and a half later they sent me a message saying they got... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Apr 16, 2024

It is not an usual amount of time but you must exercise care in that there are strict deadlines in which a lawsuit or other action needs to be taken and you do not want to run out of time. Therefore, you may want to ask when you will get an answer and continue searing for attorneys.

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Health Care Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: How long will it take a lawyer to get back with you after getting your medical records?

I have been searching for a lawyer for medical malpractice case. I found one that seems promising. We had a conversation about a situation she told me how to get my medical records. I uploaded them and sent them per her request. About a week and a half later they sent me a message saying they got... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 22, 2024

There's no set legal answer that applies to all cases. Some patient files are fifty pages long, and some are several thousand. Also, many law firms will still retrieve the client's records, even if the client provided their own copy. That could involve going through record management... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: How do I find another doctor that will back up my malpractice claim?

I have I have femoral nerve damage and severe femoral neuropathy, and severe quad atrophy. The doctor / surgeon and the EMG specialist both said that this is from the nerve block I received prior to surgery. I looked back in my chart and they didn't actually put that in my chart it was just... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Mar 8, 2024

There are many ways to get experts. There are medical expert companies that search for and arrange introductions, for a fee, to experts (often they get paid out of the expert's fee), one can look for doctors who have testified previously, and one can contact doctors at universities and other... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: How do I find another doctor that will back up my malpractice claim?

I have I have femoral nerve damage and severe femoral neuropathy, and severe quad atrophy. The doctor / surgeon and the EMG specialist both said that this is from the nerve block I received prior to surgery. I looked back in my chart and they didn't actually put that in my chart it was just... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 13, 2024

There are directories of experts out there for various areas of law, including medicine. They can be found online. If you are in the process of reaching out to law firms to discuss your matter, most med mal firms know experts within the medical community. They often consult with them to discuss the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Personal Injury and Probate for Ohio on
Q: I have a question about my late husband who is now passed

My husband had a stroke a few years back I took care of him as he was 24/7 care at home for almost a year ,well in that year I was driving out car that was in his name and someone hit my car wrecking it completely,it had to be totalled out i was also hurt in this accident went to court, even though... View More

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

Firstly, my condolences for your loss. Dealing with legal matters after the passing of a loved one can be overwhelming. In your case, since the check is in your late husband's name, you'll need to follow certain procedures to cash it. You should reach out to the issuing party or bank to... View More

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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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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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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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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