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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue the vet for malpractice?

The first vet said my cat had an infection. I had to take him back about 5 times. He just gave him more antibiotics. It getting worse. Several spots were on him. The vet told me he couldn't do any more for my baby. Another vet referred me to a reputable vet. I took him. She said I should have... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Nov 27, 2020

Yes, check out Joey’s Legacy on Facebook for resources in Florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: I think a vet clinic is responsible for the death of my cat, any advice?
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Nov 25, 2020

You’ll have to either sue or file a complaint with your local licensing board.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: If i plead guilty to sales and being investigated for a death resulting will they charge me if i plead out to the sales

I have been being investigated for a year now for a death resulting. I havent plead guilty to my sales charges from a year ago because im afraid if i do they are going to charge me with the dealth resulting. Im doing so good now and just had a baby and have been sober for a year and did lots of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 23, 2020

Your case is in New Hampshire, but you posted this inquiry to Fla. attorneys, who cannot advise you unless they happen to be a member of the New Hampshire Bar. In any event, this is definitely not an issue that you can get an answer to from any attorney, anywhere, simply by posting an on-line... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: I don't believe my lawyer is being honest with me, after the lawsuit with the insurance company is over can I get a

Different lawyer to sue the esate? My son died in a car accident.

Jason Allen
Jason Allen answered on Nov 20, 2020

It may be possible. However, laws vary by state and much more information is needed to determine what options you can take.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My mom was robbed, had serious injury. In hospital over 1 month, and took out to Nursing home but died in N.Home. Help m

My mother was robbed, 8/2020, had had serious injury on the head and was taken to Hospital. She got better day by day, and 9/18/2020 she was moved out to Nursing Home in the afternoon. But around 2am in the next day(just only 8 hours) someone in Nursing Home call my Uncle to tell that my mom had... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 19, 2020

You can focus on finding a civil attorney for the wrongful death / personal injury case. Just let the county District Attorney's office know that your mother passed away. That office will handle the Robbery case. You don't need a private attorney to prosecute the criminal case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Social Security and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Can I sue my brother in law for assaulting me( about 12 years ago plus).

He tried to kill me fractured my Tibia Fibia. He was going for my head he damage my left elbow (as I cover up). He came in defense of his sister my wife. And began battering me with his bat. However, I was charge with domestic violence after I woke up from a coma. When I woke up I was told I was... Read more »

Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp answered on Nov 19, 2020

Short answer is no.

Like many states, New York’s law sets time limits for a host of specific crimes. For crimes not specifically listed in the statute, a general statute of limitations applies based on the category of the crime. The general time limits are:

five years for felony...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Virginia on
Q: Can I file a claim against general mills for biting into a piece of metal in a gummies
Kevin J. Kuhn
Kevin J. Kuhn answered on Nov 17, 2020

Sorry to hear about your trouble with gummies. Your question is difficult to answer without additional information. First, were you injured as a result of the metal? Did you break a tooth, cut your mouth? If you did not injure yourself, you probably don't have any damages, and without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: My mother was in a nursing home, sent to the hospital with UTI, kidney stones and malnutrition

She had surgery and was sent back to the nursing home, stable but with a PICC line for 6 weeks of antibiotics. She developed a med allergy at the nursing home and the doctor discontinued the antibiotics after 1 week. He did not do bloodwork or give her another antibiotic. She died 3 weeks later of... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Nov 5, 2020

Yes it sounds like you have a good law suit, but of course more information would need to be known to determine how good. I suggest you setup an appointment to meet with an experienced lawyer and bring with you all the medical records you have.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: My 19 year old died im filing a wrongful death case will the absent parent get money when they did nothing for the child

the other parent did nothing for our child. had court orded visitations and didn't show up. Didn't pay child support so I dropped it cause they had other kids an I didn't want her to go to jail. My son died an I might have a wrongfull death lawsuit. will she get half they money even... Read more »

Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Oct 30, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your son's passing.

If he died without having made a Will (most 19 year-olds do not have a Will), then any settlement will be distributed in the way prescribed under the NJ Intestacy Statute. Under that statute, the money first goes to the parents. The takeaway...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New Jersey on
Q: I had full custody and the other parent wasn't in my kid life. will they get money.
Gerald D. Siegel
Gerald D. Siegel answered on Oct 30, 2020

Hi there, I would need a lot more information before answering this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for New Mexico on
Q: Firstdegreemurder (wilful& deliberate) 30-2-1(A)(1)FC and.30-31-23(A)&(F) possession of a controlled substance F4

But it was an accidental shooting is there anyway of helping this person receive a more lenient sentence?

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Oct 19, 2020

Yes, hiring an experienced defense lawyer to take this to trial. First degree murder carries a minimum of 30 years with no good time, and even after 30 years very few convicted murderers ever get released on parole. By contrast, an accidental shooting with a firearm enhancement carries one to seven... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Wrongful death suit father received 250,000 for kids an supposed to be put in trust but father spent every dime

My father had no reason to spend any dollar that was awarded for his children due to our mother's death yet he spent every dollar and the lawyer allowed him

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 18, 2020

Don't know what the question is. You can't sue him because it is spent.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Wrongful Death for North Dakota on
Q: Is north Dakota responsible if someone got life threatening/shorting illness from bacteria that should have been removed

8yrs ago friend caught illness from bacteria in state park that should have been checked for and removed. She takes daily cancer treatment and is losing her life to it. She doesn't have money and north Dakota isn't helping them, they just deny. They need help! No one to turn to.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 18, 2020

A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your friend's ordeal. It is a very saddening situation, but in terms of a legal claim, it presents challenges. In addition to the issue of time here, there is the element of causality.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: What would a aggravated assault charge be in Ga.Daughter protecting sister from husband and hit him and he filed charges
Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 18, 2020

The daughter might have a justification defense to charges.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Immigration Law and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Do I lose US citizenship after death?

Hello. I'm wanted in the USA. While I was on bond I managed to get out of the country because I was very scared of consequences(prison). In that foreign country I've bought a fake death certificate and mailed(under different name) it to US court that handles my case(very stupid idea).... Read more »

Victor M. Feraru
Victor M. Feraru answered on Oct 13, 2020

You’re going to want to hire an attorney now to negotiate several things. People make mistakes. Feel free to reach out to me (or any other Justia attorney who handles these matters to help you with your situation. My contact information is in my profile. Don’t just “face the music,”... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Minnesota on
Q: 2 years ago i was stung by a bee hive attack I was working in country Called 911 Told operator address

Operator said she had to transfer my call to another county

My call was disconnected. I couldn’t see phone to redial

I got lucky and they called me back

I feel operator should have stayed on line and used another phone or have someone help

I could have died to do... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 7, 2020

A Minnesota attorney could address your matter most meaningfully, but your post remains open for a week. You posted under Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. You wouldn't have a legal cause of action because damages in lawsuits are based on actual damages instead of damages that could have or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: When a settlement is reached in wrongful death case in Georgia, what is the protocol for allocating funds fairly?

Without "enlightened conscience of jury", how to allocate fairly to both estate and WD claims in order to satisfy equitably the heirs. Isn't there some sort of protocol or "golden rule"? Being a heir, I cannot decide things like pain and suffering prior to death and the... Read more »

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Oct 5, 2020

That is a great question and, unfortunately, there is no exact answer. It is generally the rule of thumb that the vast majority of the funds are allocated to the wrongful death claim. The reason being is that any funds applied to the estate claim are subject to any liens which may have been... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Probate and Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Q: Do I have to sign a family member consent for representation agreement my ex wife’s attorney sent me?

Our 30 year old daughter passed last year suddenly, no will, now my ex got a lawyer and is suing the hospital etc. for wrongful death, medical malpractice and other damages. I was sent forms to sign that I agree with her and fully cooperate with their legal services, which I don’t agree! My... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 29, 2020

Interesting. Wrongful death and medical malpractice claims are complex enough that you would be well advised to discuss this letter with an attorney before signing it. Your ex can, quite likely, proceed without your signature or cooperation.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My grandpa had a successful foot operation and the day he was to be released from hospital we get a call saying he died

The nurse said the found him with no pulse and not breathing, they did not know how long he had been like that and that they were able to shock him back to life but fractured both sides of his ribs and chest and also he has no signs of any brain activity

William John Light
William John Light answered on Sep 25, 2020

I am sorry for your family's loss. You haven't asked a question but I assume you are interested in inquiring about whether the doctor/hospital had a role in his passing. That will require an autopsy, and a review of all of his hospital records as well as medical records from any health... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: My father had a massive heart attack at Fort Lauderdale international Airport and they had no defibrillators at the time

I’m wondering what the statues of limitations are in Florida this happened in 03 And now that we are through the grieving process is there anyway that we can Go after them for a wrongful death Lawsuit

Daniel Marc Berman
Daniel Marc Berman answered on Sep 22, 2020

If this happened in 2003 unfortunately you are well beyond the Statute of Limitations.

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