I have contacted an attorney, sent a summary and outline to them medical records and the autopsy and haven’t heard back about if they’ll take the case or not. My mother died December 18th. Failed to diagnose or biopsy tissue. They cancelled her appt in October saying they saw no reason that the... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
First, let me express my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother under such unexpected circumstances. I am so sorry to hear the tragedy you are experiencing.
Second, with respect to your specific question the answer is that it depends. Everything should be documented in the... Read more »
It was 1951 after leaving Panama. The Captain wrote a letter questioning his mental health to N.Y. before notifying the family of his disappearance. Would I have a case against U.S.S. Luckenbach steamship company?
answered on Jan 8, 2023
I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather at sea. If there are any remedies available under South Carolina law, a local attorney would need to advise on those. But your question remains open for two weeks and you also posted under Admiralty/Maritime. Under U.S. maritime law, the Death on the... Read more »
answered on Jul 27, 2021
The likely charges would depend on what they did, and those are up to the police & the DA. Possible charges would be disorderly conduct, threatening, others.
My dad was in a car accident that was not his fault about a year ago where the air bag did not deploy. There were no recalls and he suffered serious injuries due to this . There were lawyers working on the case, but my dad recently passed away due to the lung issues he was having and for some... Read more »
answered on Jun 11, 2020
You will want to consult with his attorney, or another attorney in the state where the accident occurred. Many states have "survivor" actions that would allow the claim to go forward.
She would like to disperse the money to the six children when she gets the settlement, but is concerned we will have to pay taxes.
answered on May 4, 2020
Typically, if the amount your mother received was for bodily injuries, it is not subject to income tax. Any portion for loss of income typically is subject to income tax. Depending on the amount of the award, if your mother gifts it to her children, there is no gift tax. It depends on the amount... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I agree with the other answer but I also wanted to share that you need to find an attorney as soon as you can, after doing your due diligence. You are going to need to subpoena a lot of documents and talk to the witnesses and get their deposition before their... Read more »
answered on Oct 9, 2019
SC Code 15-51-20 states that the proceeds of a wrongful death action shall go to the spouse or children. Assuming that the child is under the age of majority the proceeds will have to be placed into a conservatorship for the benefit of the child. If you have not contacted and attorney yet that is... Read more »
Then i received a letter in the mail from the research company requesting a copy of her death certificate and the medicine that was leftover, So I looked on the death certificate and her cause of death was COPD. do i have a case
answered on Aug 26, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. It's difficult to say whether you have a case without knowing additional information. An attorney would need to obtain the medical file and learn about the scope of the research study (in terms of the impact of the medication and other possible factors) and... Read more »
Lawyer confirmed receipt of settlement by 2/15/18. Six weeks have passed and we have received 3 different responses as to why he has not paid out yet. He does not stay in contact any longer and we are becoming concerned that the funds have been used by his firm elsewhere. My husband is ready to... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2018
Sometimes there are liens, claims for child support enforcement etc. Set up a scheduled visit--don't just drop in--to review in person what is going on. If it's a medicare/CMS claim, that can take a long time. Likewise with workers comp if it happened on the job.
answered on Mar 5, 2018
Your uncle's family should contact attorney Carl Jacobsen in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call.
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answered on Nov 15, 2017
No one could tell that without being a doctor, seeing the autopsy report, seeing ALL of her medical records. For starters, why not consult a member of the S.C. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
The case was prosecuted in 2013 and was allegedly headed to mediation a few months ago. Case was strong. Depositions have been conducted this year, the claim has passed initial reviews and survived - we were looking at trial soon. Now the dismissal was voluntarily filed with the clerk without... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2017
Call the attorney's secretary,explain that you want a meeting, and if you don't receive that you will have no option other than to file a complaint with the bar.
My brother died from complications from his surgery .Can we as siblings file a suit on our behalf?
answered on Oct 10, 2017
Depends on your state. Contact a member of the SC Assn for Justice like Carl Jacobson in Charleston for a free consultation.
He died n 2012 the case started in 2014 and now I think it's done. I can see all the documents online . What does that mean...she continues to tell us the money is sitting in federal bank don't know why but we should be getting it in Sept 2017
answered on Aug 17, 2017
Lawsuits involving wrongful death can take anywhere from months to years for settlement. Settlement may never even come and a trial may be necessary. Speak to your attorney regarding a time frame for your specific case.
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to be legal advice and... Read more »
She was transferred directly from that hospital, by ambulance, to Duke Medical Center where they discovered the infection almost immediately. It had already become Sepsis and she died from that infection 6 days later. I can produce the medical records from both hospitals and a letter from Duke... Read more »
answered on Jun 29, 2017
Unlikely on the criminal. Contact attorney Carl Jacobson in Charleston. Tell him I suggested you call. He will give you a free consult, is extremely experienced. Infection cases aren't automatic liability.
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