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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: Hey, I was using this, had hair loss and scalp itching and dandruff from it. I’d there anything I can do?

Scalp issues, hair loss still going on. It has been a week since I quit using the shampoo and conditioner. I still have hair loss, my hair is my pride. If I bald from this I won’t be happy at all.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jul 12, 2021

You need to see a dermatologist. To be successful in a lawsuit, you will need to link the product to the condition through expert testimony.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Hi! My mom currently passed away from serious complications due to her hernia mesh, the exact make is not on recall.

Is there still a case? It was a Johnson and Johnson mesh she had put in her in 2012. She saw a Specialist in 2018 and he told her the quality of life she had now is the best it’s going to be and it couldn’t be removed. It had already broken down in her body by then and caused a fistula. Long... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. You ask very good questions. Yes, there are product liability suits that do not necessarily involve recalls. And yes, you should try another lawyer. They may tell you the... Read more »

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Q: my mother had an ongoing lawsuit until 1988 when she passed away, from my understanding it was settled out due to this.

I am wondering if I can re instate lawsuit under the discovery act which would circumvent the statute of limitations. I.e. Loss of motherhood and e.t.c

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 7, 2021

Unlikely. Someone had to have legal authority to settle the claim on your mother's behalf, and when that happened, that almost assuredly extinguished any other claims she could have raised. You *might* have your own claims you could raise, but that's going to be fact-dependent. What you... Read more »

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Q: I dont feel my son attorney is really helping us. We are living out of a hotel cash running out. My son being injured
Frances Murphy
Frances Murphy answered on Apr 26, 2021

There are plenty of other personal injury attorneys available to help if you are not satisfied with your current attorney. However, sometimes it's helpful to let the attorney know how you feel. They may not know you're dissatisfied with their help. Also, cases are moving more slowly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: I never signed a contract for coverage in Alabama, but, funds were removed from my account for coverage. Is this lega?
Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Apr 21, 2021

Without a more specific question and subject matter it's really hard to say, but possibly and possibly not.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Had a rear end accident not at fault on a highway, cars totaled, my wife have back, and neck pain but I had no insurance

Can I still make a claim on my vehicle on others persons insurance?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 7, 2021

Not for the vehicle; that's (one of) the consequences of not having insurance. You'd be responsible for your vehicle even if the other driver were at fault.

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Reception at hospital loudly/publicly discussed my medical care, finances, my injury, payment history, and my looks.

They checked me in and I sat in the waiting room with others. They were commenting on how much I paid on my bill that day, how is the hospital would never see another penny, The fact that I was getting fake teeth (previous boating accident facial trauma) and that it wouldn't help anyway, how... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, or you could consider reaching out to a local attorney to discuss, also looking into whether any state laws apply here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: My 8 yr old son used bath n body works on hhis face and it became burned and rashed. Bath n body works said they will gi

Give 50 dollars if i sign a release and indemnity with my social security number

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Feb 25, 2021

I see now they are offering 50$. To many people that is quit a bit of money, but in the grand scheme of things, you won't know what you're giving up unless you talk to an attorney who can give you at least a cursory overview.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Michigan on
Q: can i sue the PD for giving my child covid after making my child sit in the car with the officers after a traffic stop?

my son was pulled over for a tail light while on his way to the grocery store. While pulled over neither officer had a mask and made him take his off to identify himself. While they ran his name they made him get out of his vehicle handcuffed him and sit in the patrol car with them. After waiting... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 17, 2021

Your son should first make a complaint against the officers with the department's internal affairs. Legally, whether the officers' actions were appropriate will depend on what exactly was going on at the time, and what your son was or was not doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Michigan on
Q: We need legal assistance we are being sued

We do not have money for a lawy

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 6, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three days and this is clearly something where time is of the essence in your actions. If this involves someone suing for injuries from a car accident (based on the categories in which you posted), you should immediately take any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue drug manufacturer?

I developed a severe gambling addiction while taking Mirapex long-term. It stopped after I quit taking the drug. This has placed me on the brink of bankruptcy. Is this a valid basis for suing the manufacturer? Do the existence of prior class action lawsuits to which I was not a party prevent me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 21, 2020

A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter, It seems like it would be a difficult case to establish. It could depend on what the warning label for Mirapex includes, but the drug is generally used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Coworker gave me Nazi salute, twice. Owner says I misinterpreted.

Na

Patrick Duff
Patrick Duff answered on Oct 25, 2020

It's hard to say whether there is a cause of action here without knowing whether you're in a protected class--i.e., race, age, gender, etc. If you feel that your hours were cut in retaliation to your complaint, you can always file a claim with the EEOC and/or the MI Department of Civil... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Hello. Can I still hire attorney to represent me in Ohio lawsuit. Against manufacturers? Other than Purdue pharma.

I've filed in the Purdue pharma case. Was told by plantiff committee to contact an attorney to represent me in Ohio for that case against the manufacturers. I've called several attorneys they can't me as individual or they only represent states .I read there was deadline in Ohio but... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2020

An Ohio attorney could advise best but your question remains open for two weeks. Since you've already reached out to attorneys, you probably covered most of the available resources. If you haven't already used it, there is the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. The Ohio State Bar Association also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Our renters would like to get a pool for their fenced in back yard. We have liability insurance on the property but how

Do we limit our responsibility

Tyler Young
Tyler Young answered on Jun 4, 2020

Good question and I get this sort of question frequently from friends. First, although you have liability insurance, make sure your insurance company informs you, IN WRITING, that injuries related to the pool will be covered. The more information you send your insurer about the pool the better.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: I was wonder if I could sue for pain and suffering after an not at fault accident which I now have bad back problems?

The car accident took place at February 28, 2020

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 26, 2020

Likely no. Our no-fault system makes your insurance company responsible for your medical bills. About the only way to get outside of the no-fault system and sue the other driver is if you suffered a serious impairment to a bodily function (e.g. paralysis, amputation, etc.). Back pain, usually,... Read more »

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Q: Can I be forced to take a coronavirus testing just to have a medical procedure done?

I don’t think I should be forced because I’m not sick I don’t have to be tested when I go to work and to me it’s a forcible action to be able to track you and follow your whereabouts in quarantine you you don’t think that’s a overreach of government

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on May 18, 2020

Likely yes. The medical professional could refuse services if you don't, unless it's an emergency situation. I'm not sure what benefit you'd receive by refusing. The procedure you receive could be compromised because the doctor doesn't have a complete picture of what is going on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Slipped and fell

I had to have surgery to wire and pin it back together, the area I fell was a dangerous area unknown to me but the owner knew because I was later told he was asked to fix it several times but refused I was also told he normally had warning cones set in this are but not the day I was there, a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 14, 2020

It's difficult to tell, based on these facts alone. It would be helpful to know why the cones were removed, the extent of the defects involved, among other factors. You could contact a Michigan injury attorney to discuss the matter in greater detail, and that would probably enable a more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: can I request anything from this hotel or is there any legal action I could take? This is blatant neglect to me.

I stayed at a hotel in Southfield Michigan and noticed the sliding glass door for the shower was coming off the rail on the back top rollers. My roommate notified the front desk about the issue and the man told him he will call a work request in and to just be careful with it. I went to take a... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 13, 2020

Yikes! I would think so. At the very least, I would be in contact with hotel management - in the case of a chain hotel, I'm not talking about the local people; I'm talking about the actual parent company.

Whether it makes sense to pursue a personal injury lawsuit depends on a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Is it my fault for slipping and falling at a carwash and breaking my kneecap and having to have surgery

I was getting out of my car to go over to the service area on March 12 2019 at a carwash, I was going to get change, I slipped and fell in a shaded area on what is called black ice, as a customer came to help he also fell.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 12, 2020

It could be, but if you consulted with a Michigan attorney who could examine more details about how your injury occurred, what precautionary measures were taken to melt or remove ice, etc., you could get a more complete picture of the respective liabilities here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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