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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Illinois on
Q: APPEARANCE FILED - FEE PAID - (JURY DEMAND) What does this mean
Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Apr 15, 2021

This means that the defendant(s) has filed an appearance and a demand for jury trial. This filing would almost always be filed by the attorney(s) representing the defendant(s).

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: judge dismiss case before virtual hearing today. can i appeal this decision.

the decision was done at 10:03 am 3-29-2021. my hearing was for 3-29-2021 at 10:15am. for some reason at 10:11 am I could not get through to the virtual hearing with my meeting ID#. I tried several times. Please let me know if I can appeal this decision. I wasn't given a chance to defend my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 13, 2021

An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could continue to await a response, but you could also consider reaching out to local attorneys to review the matter. As a GENERAL matter in most jurisdictions, an attorney would want to know whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for South Carolina on
Q: A emt wrongly gave me nitroglycerin and it dropped my blood pressure to 60/40 and almost killed me

Long story short, I was at work and started having some chest discomfort. My employer called an ambulance just to be safe. The EMT that showed up said I was "definitely having a heart attack" and gave me nitroglycerin. Almost immediately I felt the effects and started to go unconscious.... Read more »

Brandon A. Yosha
Brandon A. Yosha answered on Apr 8, 2021

Based on the facts you've presented, I certainly believe you have a medical malpractice claim against the hospital. Please contact the Lovely Law Firm based out of Myrtle Beach, SC, and tell the intake specialist you were referred by Attorney, Brandon Yosha. I wish you a speedy recovery.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: I was wondering if I can only sew the property manager company and not the owner of the building do to harassment

As well as get out of my lease early if needed. I've been the only tentant apporched about smoking on my back porch outside. There was no other tentants told about smoking outside only inside the apartments. Which didn't start happening until My rent wasn't paid that month. Which was... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Mar 30, 2021

Anyone can sue anyone for anything, but it there has been a breach of your written lease, the proper defendant would be the lessor, not the property management company. Harrassment on account of smoking or a dislike of a tenant is not a cognizable cause of action in Missouri. If you were being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: I'm trying to file a malpractice suit and i dont know where to start
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 28, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Given the basic format of this question and answer board, it could be difficult for an attorney to meaningfully advise you. You could reach out to med mal law firms in your area. Most firms that handle such cases offer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice on
Q: When i gave birth a nurse forgot to give us medicine for the baby that is supposed 2 prevent her from being HIV infected

When i gave birth to my baby in 2019 the nurse forgot to give me a medication for the baby to prevent the baby from being infected after few days when i went to the clinic i was told that when they were discharging us we were supposed to get it coz the baby had to drink it right away every morning,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2021

I'm sorry for your ordeal. Your post does not include a geographic region. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys in your state. Med mal statutes of limitations and administrative prerequisites to commence a legal action are not uniform across the nation. They are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: I was invited abroad as one of three finalists for a lucrative job. My doctor's office gave me the wrong COVID test.

The potential employer paid for my ticket. I was informed at the check-in counter that I wasn't allowed to fly because I had received the wrong COVID test. I went through four rounds of interviews to get to the finalist stage. When they found out I couldn't fly, the organization... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 24, 2021

Interesting facts...I think the damages would be a bit speculative: as you stated, you weren't guaranteed the position, and otherwise suffered no expense (other than time, etc.). And even if you were able to overcome that hurdle, I would think those damages would be mitigated by your current... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: Can a 16 year old minor be prescribed medication with only one parent knowledge and consent in Tennessee?

My wife scheduled mental health counseling for our 16 year old son. Prescription medications SERTRALINE

and FAMOTIDINE were prescribed. I am the father. And was not aware or approved of prescription medications. Can a minor in Tennessee be prescribed these drugs without both parents consent?

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka answered on Mar 24, 2021

Hello, thanks for your question!

I am not a doctor and am not sure what those prescriptions are for, but since you're both married and this is your son, you both are free to make medical choices regarding your son, either jointly or separately.

I would suggest that you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio on
Q: I had injuries to both legs had to stay in rehab for 4 months and they constantly over medicated me sending me back to

They kept sending me back to the hospital for being over medicated is there anything I can do case wise against them

Thank You

Brenda

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 22, 2021

An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. An attorney would likely need to consult with a medical professional to answer your question meaningfully - and that could involve a review of your medical records. You could reach out to Ohio law firms to discuss in more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Why do lawyers not take medical arbitration, unless there is complete paralysis or loss of limb.

Is there a amount that is minimum for lawyers to break even on a case.

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Mar 19, 2021

The short answer is that the medical industry convinced the Legislature to pass laws stacking the deck in the industry's favor and against patients and their attorneys. Even without special laws, these types of cases require a great deal of time and financial investment. Virtually 100%... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland on
Q: I had terrible complications after plastic surgery because of drug interaction.

Doctor was aware that I was taking the meds. Can I sue?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 7, 2021

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. I'm sorry for your ordeal. It would be difficult for any attorney to offer meaningful guidance here though, regardless of where they practice, based on the brief description. And even with additional information... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: Medical Malpractice Suit. Hospitalization due to Pulmonary Embolism from birth control prescribed and now on medication.

Now on Blood thinners due to the birth control, still have a Pulmonary Embolis

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 6, 2021

Likely you may have a claim. If you want you may call me to discuss. Understand that the cause is not a slam dunk--many things may cause an embolism. It's not a "fingerprint" occurrence, so rare that it almost proves itself.

If you have any of the wrappers or containers of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Colorado on
Q: Do I have a malpractice law suit or something else when it comes this situation. Below?

Kiddo is in therapy (divorce dealing with anxiety) and the therapist only communicated with mom. Did not update dad. Come to find out dad asked for an update on info and was polite and the therapist said in front of both mom and child that she was scared for her life and could no longer be the... Read more »

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Mar 6, 2021

Therapists do not usually communicate information about therapy automatically to others. If a parent who was entitled to receive such information asked for it, and whether that parent was entitled to receive information would depend on the case history, a therapist will generally share that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit?

I had back surgery 2 years ago (Jan2019). The incision got infected and a month later the Dr/surgeon cut my incision open during a checkup and had my wife pack my incision at home with non-sterilized supplies. They took me in for a second surgery (Feb2019). Right after the second surgery the... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 5, 2021

Sooner rather than later. You will really need to contact a medical malpractice attorney quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: I have a major medical malpractice case !!My case is worth over $7 million in damages...Can someone help me here ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 1, 2021

You could reach out to medical malpractice attorneys to discuss. An attorney here can't reach out to you - this is only a question and answer board, not an attorney referral service. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer) or you could search independently on your own. Most med mal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a Hospital remove and seal your medical records from you and a lawyer and the courts?

I am a victim of the Talc Powder lawsuits. I underwent a total hysterectomy, there were post operative complications. The doctor who preformed the surgery was brought up on 2 malpractice lawsuits that I knew nothing about. Resultantly being fired from the hospital and loosing the benefit of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

your lawyer should address this issue for you.

it is not something you should be responsible for doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Malpractice breaking iv,plastic peace in arm causing massive thrombosis in vain harming the patient physically mentally

I have medical records Showing plastic broken in vain causing damage to functional conditions in arm and fingers causing no feeling serious neuro damage in my left arm I us,interfering with work

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal, but it would be difficult for any attorney to comment meaningfully on this, despite the clear and apparent nature of what you describe - it would call for a medical opinion. You could reach... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Missouri on
Q: My 70yr old mother went in for open heart surgery scheduled 8hr turned into 16hr surgery 2hrs later they went back in

To change out aortic valve they just put in for a smaller one and then there was blockages? She had catheraztion on both sides before surgery? I truely feel they messed up from beginning?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

To answer requires a review of the medical records. Contact a member of the Missouri Assn for Justice who handles medical carelessness cases. However at her age with a cardiac situation it may be difficult to prove that it was carelessness as opposed to her body not reacting well to surgery, as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Michigan on
Q: Does the acne medication Accutane cause mental illness and do I have a case?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Accutane has been the subject of much product liabiilty. A lot would depend on what your doctors attribute your mental health change to. Contact attorneys who advertise for Accutane adverse reactions.

Trying to prove the origin of a mental health condition can be quite difficult.

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