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Q: Do you think I have a case? Miscarriage due to refusal of medical treatment while in jail for 41 days in two counties.

I was also considered high risk i was 5 months pregnant when i had the miscarriage. I told the guards about hurting and was still refused medical treatment. March 2019- April 2019 41 days incarcerated

Benjamin Oxford answered on Aug 7, 2019

Yes you may have a case. You need to show that the jail was aware of your medical needs, or it was otherwise obvious, and the jail was indifferent to this need. You must also show the lack of care was the cause of the miscarriage.

You need to hire an attorney with experience in civil...
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Q: Can a son sue for wrongful death of father for medical malpractice if the father's wife doesn't want to?

My father died of cancer. He went to the Dr. for a clot in leg. CT showed stage 4 cancer in lung, liver, elsewhere. Upon getting this news my father said he had 2 chest x-rays done months before at a pulmomologist's office and after the last one the Dr. said it might be cancer. No one knew of... Read more »

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jun 21, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your father. You can sue on your own behalf, and potentially on behalf of your father's estate.

The wrongful death statute in Oklahoma allows children to bring their own claims for grief and financial loss. Additionally, you can bring the claim on behalf of the...
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Q: Who do I need to file a lawsuit against noble county and Perry Oklahoma for Excessive force used against my husband

That ended in his death.

Melissa Oxford answered on May 26, 2019

You can file a 1983 Civil Rights case but since it is a government entity you have a short period of time to initiate the action. Please contact an attorney ASAP to discuss your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on

Q: My son was murdered and the da only give him aggravated assault and battery the death certificate says homicide

It was 2nd degree murder then manslaughter the aggervated assult

Keegan Kelley Harroz answered on May 10, 2019

The district attorney decides what elements of a crime have been met and charge based upon that finding. Charges may also be reduced as part of a plea agreement.

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Q: About how long does it take to reach a settlement in a wrongful death case?

Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2018

I do not practice in Oklahoma but your question hasn’t been picked up in three weeks. The answer to this question can hinge upon a number of factors. It can depend on how the interests for the defendant are reacting to being presented with a wrongful death claim, in terms of whether they are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Probate and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on

Q: My son's dad was shot (9x) and killed by a ohp in 2014. DA cleared the trooper. I find out 175000 settlement paid.

The settlement was paid to the victims mother. my son is his only child so how could this happen? When the da cleared the trooper I understood that to be a shut case. I had no contact with the father or his family the last 10 years of his life. Soon after we had split, he done something to himself... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2018

The son would be entitled in many states to a claim. First see if an estate was opened. See who they said they gave notice to. May be a claim against the executor of the estate & or the attorney of the estate.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on

Q: I have two dog 5 pounds each on my property not on a leash under my control. Can I be ticketed.

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 1, 2018

Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. If you live outside the city limits, no tickets unless your dogs cause harm. If you're inside a city limits, it depends on what the city ordinances provide for.

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Q: I just need legal advice, I've been told I may have a lawsuit.

March of 2017 I contacted a DHS case worker regarding my sister being addicted to prescription drugs while being pregnant and neglecting her two other chidren and nothing was done. Other people besides me have contacted DHS with the same concerns I had and again nothing was done. September 28th... Read more »

Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 1, 2018

Sorry I didn't see your questions earlier. It's very difficult to sue DHS and its workers. You, and the person who has custody of her children should visit with experienced injury attorneys about this. I recommend Richardson, Richardson, and Boudreau in Tulsa for this. Ask to see Chuck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on

Q: I was told I may have a lawsuit, I just need some legal advice please

March of 2017 I contacted a DHS case worker regarding my sister being addicted to prescription drugs while being pregnant and neglecting her two other chidren and nothing was done. Other people besides me have contacted DHS with the same concerns I had and again nothing was done. September 28th... Read more »

Frank A. Urbanic answered on Jan 17, 2018

Is there a question here somewhere?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on

Q: How can i tell if there its a law suit from fam memb over my moms death in Oklahoma.shews hit by3 cars 1pers is settlin?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 20, 2017

If one is settling someone has a lawyer and you want to make sure they know where you are. Why not contact a member of the Ok. Trial Lawyrs Assn--they give free consults.

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