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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Hello I purchased a pair of pierced earrings wore them and it split my ear apart . What can I do about it

My ear lòoks terrible each time that I look at or feel my ear it's like I shock all over again. The earring is a drop bead on my guess is silver wire with a bead at the end

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2022

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. You could reach out to law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult to discuss the matter in more detail. The situation you describe appears to involve a legal theory of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for California on
Q: My PCP injected me w/trulicity & bydureon. I don’t have diabetes, I am now impaired as a result what should I do

I did not have diabetes and am no medication except a water pill today , as a result of the medication my skin lifted off my body and my internal fluids leaked out. I had to be hospitalized and re-learn to walk and have lost my professional career

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should contact a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney right away. You only have 1 year after the malpractice to file a claim/lawsuit against the doctor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Broken tooth had to be removed on Product from a Grocery store

I purchased a grocery store pitted olive salad that they process in the store and source the Olives from another company. They investigated it and said that in the ingredients small print on packaging it says may have small pieces of pit or pits. They said they would give be my initial dental... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 18, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unless you're being presented with the opportunity of going to arbitration, one option is looking into whether the matter falls within the limits of Arizona small claims court. Another option is reaching out... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Is 8 yrs a bit much for a civil suit to carry on with a pharmaceutical company & little communication with the lawyer?

I am not even aware if he put me on my own suit or lumped me into a class action. Only communication ever is me emailing a inquiry once a year to them and usually the same reply. Waiting for negotiation. How many years does this take and shouldn't I hear about this from the attorney? Be... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 16, 2022

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These cases could take longer than other types of injury cases, such as less complex car accident cases. An individual case could become one of hundreds in ongoing multidistrict litigation. Cases could be reassigned from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: where can i get more help regarding opioid damages?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look up law firms that handle product liability cases, in particular ones that specialize in pharmaceutical drugs. Firms in this sector often hold themselves out for particular drugs, in terms... Read more »

Q: How do I get a good Lawyer for free
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on what your matter involves. There are attorneys who donate their time to work for free (pro bono) and legal aid societies that offer their assistance as a public service. But these tend to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: Are there any cases where someone got flex seal in there hair and sued the company and won there case
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 4, 2022

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to discuss recent case law decisions from Kansas courts with a local attorney, it sounds like it could be a difficult basis for a case. With adhesives and sealants, it's a given that they... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: I was served sharp plastic pieces in a frappe from McDonald’s nearly died choking on it. Went to the ER

Nearly died choking on plastic from frappe that I bought from McDonald’s . Immediately went to the nearest gas station and poured my frappe in the sink so that I could see how much plastic was actually in there or if it was just one piece. I found several pieces of very sharp plastic in the... Read more »

Adam David Rieth
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Adam David Rieth
answered on Sep 2, 2022

A claim could be made against McDonalds. You should retain an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your claim. Most experienced injury attorneys will offer free case evaluations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: If I have not been paid My accepted settlement offer For over a year now. Can I still fire my attorney?

The settlement was offered the first week of September 2021 . I was told if I accepted the settlement I would receive the monies by December 2021 no later than January 2022. That was the reason I signed the DocuSign accepting The settlement offer which I thought was very low for 10 years of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 29, 2022

You can fire your attorney at any time for any reason, but the terminated attorney would then have a lien on your case for his/her fees and cost expenditures - and in some cases, that can scare off other attorneys from taking the case. You did not state the reason for the delay, which seems... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Q: So I’m getting a lawyer because I have cancer and it’s the kind that’s cause from round up non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and I

So I’m getting a lawyer because I have cancer and it’s the kind that’s cause from round up non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and when I got to talk to the lawyer I want to know what questions I should ask and if they don’t give me a timeline how will I know how long it will take and if they’ve... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 27, 2022

Law firms that are involved in these cases could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your diagnosis; good luck with your treatments. You could ask the law firms you approach if they handle other cases like yours, and about attorney fees. In terms of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Alabama on
Q: Does the law allow Repo agent to search a repoed vehicle? What does the law require of guns found in recovered vehicle?
Allan Lamar Armstrong
Allan Lamar Armstrong
answered on Aug 26, 2022

Normally, an inventory of personal property is taken. The owner should then be allowed to retrieve the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Minnesota on
Q: I have an idea for an invention and I've talked to companies about it I do not have a patent but I don't want it stolen

I can't afford a lawyer was looking for a one pro bono seems to be none in St Paul Minneapolis area how do I do this myself or can I

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

if you want to be more sure that your invention will not be stolen, there is an option to sign non-disclosure agreement with your business partner/company you are talking to about your idea. Always inform such company that you insist on signing this before you talk about...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Construction Law for Virginia on
Q: Customer threatening to sue general contractor if not refunded for work

I’m a general contractor and did concrete driveway/sidewalk resurfacing. Work came with 5 year warranty materials/labor. After resurfacing, hairline cracks developed in the resurfacer in 3 areas. I and my conc. sub attempted multiple times to repair said cracks under warranty, but cracks... Read more »

Thomas H. Roberts Esq
Thomas H. Roberts Esq
answered on Aug 6, 2022

HIRE AN ATTORNEY - there are a number of overlapping issues. What is the actual warranty? Did the Customer's action improperly and tortiously interfere with your contractual relationship with Thumbtack? What liability if any does the manufacturer have? etc.

The response above is a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Florida on
Q: So situation with skittles pops up like week after I just ate some ,my favorite candy is that a case for me ?

I have proof of skittles purchase before it was posted

Adam David Rieth
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Adam David Rieth
answered on Aug 5, 2022

I am not sure what skittle situation you're talking about. I know recently a California man sued skittles over the ingredients included in the product. If you're concerned about the ingredients in the product, I'd stop consuming it. Also, an important part of any case is damages, so... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Intellectual Property for New York on
Q: Question on if the company was woven together with other company working up business and between them in one type

My working company suddenly received a warning letter on 1 of the product infringement issue from other company . The product patent registered name was go under the other company that they work in partners together for 1 of the products promoting business between them . The patents right still... Read more »

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 1, 2022

Your post is a bit confusing. Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Michigan on
Q: Can a restaurant resell a grocery store's prepared hot food as their own?

I work at the rotisserie chicken section of a large supply chain grocery store. There is a restaurant that orders a large amount from us once or twice a week. As soon as the chicken comes out of the oven, it goes directly into the fridge until they eventually pick it up. They then reheat it and... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Jul 26, 2022

It doesn't sound concerning by itself. I suppose tweaking the facts could render it problematic, but it sounds at least from this side of your post, that you are asking out of annoyance.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Probate for Alabama on
Q: My grandmother passed away September 2021. Myself and another relative are both executors over her probate. Her house

was to be sold and split. I verbally agreed to buy the house and started living in the house before probate was closed. On April 8th, the house burned down due to hoverboard board exploding.

My question is can I sue hoverboard if the house wasn't in my name at the time of the fire or... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 1, 2022

The cause of action for Product Liability, Negligence, etc. is arguably personal property of the Estate. But usually the devisees own the real property when the Will is Probated. To prevent an insurance defense lawyer from dismissing the suit for lack of standing, Both Co-Executors and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Consumer Law, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: , I pay a environmental fee Monthly on my water bill that cost more Then water usage

we’re in a crisis situation due to our water but we pay for an environmental fee every month that cost more than usage

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 27, 2022

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington on
Q: I got a personal hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Is it legal to rent it out from my apartment with no medical qualifications?

I have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. I required a prescription to get it (in addition to about $10k) but it was easy to get. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not claim any official benefits and is done at anti-aging clinics, among other places. Can I run a business where people rent my chamber by the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 26, 2022

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The responses on this Q & A board are limited to brief general formats. This could be something for which you'd want to consider a more thorough consult with an attorney to address various issues, such... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for Idaho on
Q: Do we have to have general liability insurance for our go karts or can we just have customers sign waivers?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

An Idaho attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you're able to arrange a meaningful consult with a local attorney, it's worth noting that nationwide, liability waivers are not a substitute for insurance. They can have limitations. You could... Read more »

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