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Q: i fell off a mri table when nurse wasnt paying attention do i have a case?

Casey W. Stevens answered on May 28, 2019

It would depend on the circumstances. Two influencing factors are: If you obtained injuries that are proven to be related to the fall, AND it can be determined they did not follow the standard of care.

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Q: Who bears responsibility for a drunk partygoer if they should have an accident? Establishment or party host?

The party is being held at a bar but I am paying for the drinks. Professional staff in place to cut off drinkers who appear under the influence.

Mark Scoblionko answered on Apr 29, 2019

If a party is held at a licensed establishment and someone is served alcohol “while in a visibly intoxicated condition,” the establishment is potentially liable under Pennsylvania’s “Dram Shop” law.

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Q: Had a fall went to hospital and couldn’t be treated cause of my weight

I fell at home went to hospital were I’m admitted and they can’t do any test where I’m in extreme pain in my back cause of my weight then I had a chest pain and they couldn’t due anything cause of my weight

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 21, 2019

Not sure they couldn't do anything. You certainly would not be the first person with weight issues. However if you can follow up with your family doctor.

I'm not sure what the question is. If it's can you sue the hospital, usually not unless you can show some definite harm came about...
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Q: Girlfriend and my mom own house together. Will it affect them if I sue homeowners ins.? I broke ankle on ice (surgery)

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

No, that's why they have homeowners (unless there's a deductible which you could waive). Do understand juries are not very sympathetic when relatives sue each other.

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Q: I was threatened through email by a popular media personality. It was a very detailed threat to harm me. Can I sue him?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

You can file a claim with the police. You may have a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress but those are very technical. I can give you names of attorneys who may be able to help depending on your geographic area.

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Q: Filed linjury law suits by persons name

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

not sure what your question is. Could you restate it with more detail?

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Q: How do I find out if my Pennsylvania dentist ever had any malpractice cases against him?

Mark Scoblionko answered on Feb 21, 2019

You would have to check the indices of the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts/Clerk of Judicial Records for the County where the dentist is located. Since you are not a lawyer and would not have access to the electronic records, you would probably have to go to the office personally and request... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Pennsylvania on

Q: Would you be able to tell me about my case

I just want to know I much money would I get back in a class action lawsuit personal injury healthcare pharmaceutical product liability

Timur Akpinar answered on Feb 20, 2019

You have to ask the law firm representing you in the class action lawsuit. But if the action is still pending, many firms could be reluctant to speculate about an outcome or to discuss figures.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: My mother and girlfriend own a house together. I slipped on ice and broke me ankle requiring surgery. Can I sue

Can I sue their home owners insurance without effecting them personally?

Cary B. Hall answered on Feb 16, 2019

I suggest first making a claim with their homeowner's insurance, and see where things go from there. If you're not satisfied with the settlement offer, then you could sue your mother and girlfriend, and the insurance company would defend the lawsuit -- and ultimately pay for any civil verdict you... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on

Q: While walking my 8 year old blue merle collie on a leash my dog was struck by a vehicle-street was clear when crossing

Car came out from side street when we were already crossing. Struck my dog, I got pulled down backward by the dog leash. I screamed for person to stop. She never looked up. My dog was able to get up an get across street. I ran after her. Person stopped briefly and left. I got make/model/color of... Read more »

Michael H. Fienman answered on Feb 6, 2019

Your case can be pursued both criminally and civilly.

With respect to criminal prosecution, it is not your decision whether charges are filed. The local police department that responded to your call and the district attorney for the county in which this incident occurred have complete...
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Q: My adjuster doesn’t work for the insurance company.Can I sue him?he denied my claim a week before he spoke to me.

I have a bulging disc in l5 and it was caused by moving a queen mattress by myself. I am on light duty but walk around 12 miles a week.I can’t stay home because I need a check,but now back is worse than was when I hurt it 4months ago

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 4, 2019

I have no idea what type of adjuster, was it an on the job injury etc. if it was on the job contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice who handles workers comp who is in the county where this happened. They give free consultations.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on

Q: My parents live with me. They allow my nephen who has no liscensce to drive their car. Can i be held accountable.

I know that they run many risk in doing so and have tried to talk them out of doing this. I am just concerned that since they live with me and have nothing but their car in their name that if there was an accident and heaven forbid someone was injured, could legal action be taken against me since... Read more »

Cary B. Hall answered on Jan 31, 2019

I do not think so.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I Have a ST Jude SCS , Is there someone that would want to talk about my inclusion of this suit?

model 3662 installed 5/23/16

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Jan 28, 2019

I suggest that you Google the unit and, if there's a pending class action suit, contact the litigation group that filed the complaint.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: I'm in Pennsylvania and 18y/o m. A 16 year old m didn't pay back my 200 dollars.

He challanged me to a fight, and to avoid more problems it seems like the best solution. What could happen here. Not fighting is kind of out of the option at this point.

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jan 24, 2019

Do not fight him.

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Q: Are mass tort cases resolved after fileing

Timur Akpinar answered on Jan 23, 2019

They could be, but how long that takes would depend upon the complexity of the case, the number of parties, the amount of time it takes to complete discovery (which can be lengthy in such cases because of extensive expert testimony), and the inclination of the parties to negotiate as the... Read more »

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Q: how do I attack being arrested without probal causes.

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Dec 17, 2018

you should hire a criminal attorney in Philadelphia.

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Q: My neighbor& her daughter is threatening bodily harm to me, What can i do about it

The police have been called in the past but they don't get involved& they are selling drugs out of their house also&they have 3 small children there

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Dec 17, 2018

Report it to the police.

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Q: I got injured at work but my employer is claiming that I knew about the potential dangers of the equipment I was using

so they aren't liable. Is this true?

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Dec 11, 2018

your employer is liable for your injury under workers comp.

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Q: Is this even legal?

My boyfriend wants me to file for him to pay me $1 for damages, in case we break up for damages. He is afraid I will take him to court for damages or have him arrested because he had been physically abusive to the point I've had to have surgery to fix my nose. He knows I have photos and proof,... Read more »

Cary B. Hall answered on Nov 15, 2018

You're asking an attorney on here to explain to you what your boyfriend is thinking. Impossible.

But perhaps re-read your question to yourself, and then ask *yourself* a deeper question: why are you even with this guy? He broke your nose, and now is dreaming up some half-cocked plan to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on

Q: Wife and Daughter hit head on with serious injuries. Will the guy who crossed the yellow line be criminally liable?

All he got were 4 violations, the worst of which was Careless Driving. He has a prior DUI from 2013, but police said there was no indication of that this time. There was no blood drawn. These violations were entered in county court on November 2nd 2018 and I believe he has 10 days to make a... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Nov 13, 2018

I will be happy to represent you and your family in the civil case. In working on the civil case I will push what can be pushed in the criminal case. My office number is 412-391-7135. Web site www.tarasilaw.com

Email emt@tarasilaw.com

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