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3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How long once my demand for civil monetary settlement is agreed to by the defendent and accepted do I have to confirm it

Once I agree to the confirmation of the demand, how long do I have to confirm that I will accept it and recieve payment?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Jan 24, 2023

More info is needed.

it is a question your lawyer could address.

when I make a settlement, I often say, "my client will accept the offer, if he receives the money in the next 10 days".

otherwise, insurance co's continue to stall and delay at every opportunity....
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2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How do I make a chopshop pay for stealing and chopping up my car

I have knowledge of the owner and all the workers involved.im tired of these losers I want my car back n they must pay

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Jan 4, 2023

Call the police. Sounds like you've been the victim of a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Elder Law, Wrongful Death and Probate for California on
Q: My mother was killed premeditatively by her Temporary Conservator, A California Licensed Private Fiduciary and my sister

This just happened on Thanksgiving Day and I need urgent help. They are Anxiously trying to cremate my mother's body and are awaiting a death certificate from Placer County to proceed, even without a Funeral Service!!!

There are so many red flags in this case, and this all developed... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Dec 8, 2022

Attorneys do not bring people to justice for murder, unless they are district attorneys. You need to bring your concerns to the police or sheriff's department in the jurisdiction where the suspicious conduct occurred. A proper investigation can be done, if warranted.

In addition,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Should cornerhave madeapolice report ruled itaccidentaldeath when doctors knew shecould not make it out surgery no appro

Hospital never contacted me for the approval of my mother's surgery they took her in without notifying

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Dec 7, 2022

A LAWYER WOULD HAVE TO KNOW ALL THE FACTS TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION.

DID YOU HAVE A POWER OF ATTORNEY THAT WAS SHARED WITH ALL?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Wrongful Death, Military Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Does a widow remain next of kin indefinitely even if they remarry?

My father passed away in January 2020. He was in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I'm wanting to file a claim because he died as a result of being stationed there. Would my lawsuit need to incorporate his widow if she's remarried?

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 5, 2022

Typically in a wrongful death lawsuit, all heirs must join either as plaintiff's themselves or as a nominal defendant. You may also have to comply with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Given that he died over two years ago, you may also have a statute of limitations issue. You should consult an... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Is there representation in the Sacramento area? My case is against a hospital & its doctors: misdiagnosis/malpractice

I was pregnant when I went to the emergency department for lower abdominal pain. The doctor and OBGYN diagnosed the pregnancy as ectopic and treated for it the same day. Two weeks later I returned to the hospital to find out that they misdiagnosed me, the fetus was in my uterus and they gave me a... Read more »

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
answered on Nov 4, 2022

You need a medical malpractice lawyer. Go to the top of this page and click on Find a Lawyer. Enter Medical Malpractice and Sacramento in the drop down menu. Call a few med-mal lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Good luck. Patrick Steinfeld

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: So I should seek out a medical malpractice lawyer?
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
answered on Oct 31, 2022

If you suspect medical malpractice caused the death of a close relative, then you should consult with an attorney to determine whether your claim is viable and regarding your rights. Note that there is a 1-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims that are based on medical malpractice.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: my father went to the hospital and died within the 24 hours they had him there can I file a wrongful death suit

They said he had only one functioning kidney so they did an emergency dialysis treatment they also said he had COVID 19 yet All of us who had full contact with him never tested positive for COVID 19 and his death certificate does not mention COVID 19 he was in the hospital from around 1pm and... Read more »

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 31, 2022

The family should speak with a local attorney handling medical malpractice matters. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: When a medical professional preforms a medical procedure and fails, making a mistake, are they not liable for any damage

The procedure was a heart valve clip. They misplaced the clip. Then, which is rare, they attempted to place a second clip, it failed. Now the heart has irreparable damage. Before the procedure they said I had about 10 years. They said that the procedure could add as much as another 10 years. Now... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 24, 2022

i get calls on these types of issues daily.

call a lawyer who does medical malpractice and go over the facts.

from what you said it sounds like Negligence and thus medical malpractice.

you want to act fast as you will want a lawyer to confirm with med professionals that what...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Mother died in hospital due to severe medical negligence.

Went in to have fractured tailbone assessed. 2 minutes before release, given another shot of Dilaudud, causing her respiratory to plummet. Kept in ER for 2 days then was admitted. Given no food or water for 3 full days, oxygen glow rate set 15 ml higher than the FDA advised maximum amount... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 12, 2022

this is not a case i would handle.

however, there are lot of reasons for rejecting a case.

most of my friends who do med mal will not take a case worth less than $1Million dollars.

they are very costly to litigate.......if you offer to front costs they may take it....
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: The county of Santa Cruz is using my birth certificate for a promissory note to pay for everything from A to Z.
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Sep 28, 2022

are you sure it is the county and not an ID Theft?

contact your local police

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What to do when you have just found out you have only 4 months to file a big and maybe federal wrongful death suit?

My husband died, Navy, training accident. 2004. Found out about 10 years later, it was a lot worse than I was told. I wasn’t sure where to go to get help and I want sure of the statutes etc. I ended up finding out that our daughter can still file. Because she was so little when it happened, she... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Find an attorney familiar with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Every case is different. How much someone else may gotten has no relevance to your daughter's claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Internet Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Is it illegal to tell someone to ask their doctor if a prescription to end-of-life medication is right for them?

I know it's illegal to tell someone to commit suicide on an online game. However, would recommending that a person contact their physician and see if end-of-life medication is right for them as per the End of Life Option Act in the State of California be legal? (with and without that... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on Aug 13, 2022

Not illegal to suggest that someone who is suicidal should seek the help of a physician.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: i am a victum of home land terrism.the town of apple valley total county of san bernadino has sent me thru issues

can i get some help

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Aug 13, 2022

I am not sure what the issue is.

However, I would encourage you to write out a detailed summary of all the facts before you meet with a lawyer.

Since most lawyers would only handle a case like this on an hourly, it makes sense to cut down on the lawyer's time.

The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How can I find out which officers to name in my lawsuit if the investigation is ongoing and involves 4 police departmen?

I am trying to sue the 4 police departments who are responsible for the death of my registered domestic partner. The investigation is still ongoing, 9 months later, and even the cause of death still saying pending on his death certificate. But I am on a time limit for filing these lawsuits so I... Read more »

John Karas
John Karas
answered on Jul 13, 2022

You are under strict time limits to file a lawsuit for wrongful death, loss of consortium, etc. You are required to give formal, written notice of a claim within 6 MONTHS from the date of the occurrence when it involves a public/government entity. There are certain exceptions for late filing of... Read more »

Q: Case tossed from Supreme Court January 6, 2021. Dignity and Respect EEOC filed 12-21-1987. When is an agency liable…?
Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 1, 2022

I am sorry but your post is so short and bereft of any helpful detail that it is virtually impossible to provide you with a helpful answer. I would suggest re-posting with more information.

When you do, please state what kind of case was tossed from the Supreme Court, what you mean by...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Health Care Law for California on
Q: Can I file a person injury case against Kaiser for not doing what they were supposed to

My dad was on hospice in Kaiser they were supposed to informed me when my dad got worse for we can say our goodbyes n they didn’t the day he died they had a meeting had him sign papers I had no idea that was going on I told them not to have a meeting unless I was informed because he was on... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 28, 2022

You should immediately talk to a personal injury attorney who also handles medical malpractice. There are very strict timelines that you must not violate so you should talk to someone right away or you could lose the chance to do something.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 21, 2022

GOOD LUCK.............

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Paralyzed by lumbar fusion surgery,aorta cut,renal artery severed,metal cage on iliac artery can kill me any moment hel

DAMAGES TO PATIENT 

1.The surgeon was not prepared for her anatomy and could not individualize approach

2.Patient did not know and was not given informed consent to the procedure or the risk she would incur. ... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 24, 2022

CONTACT A MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER ASAP...

LET HIM OR HER SPEND THEIR TIME GATHERING THE EVIDENCE TO WHICH YOU ALLUDE.

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: I suffered a stillbirth at 32 weeks due to a doctors negligence can I sue for wrongful death?

I had lupus prior to pregnancy so I required a high risk doctor. During pregnancy I developed cholestatsis and gestational diabetes so I was at a much higher risk. I was being monitored weekly. Though my lab work showed little progress I was to deliver my baby at 36 weeks. At around 30 weeks I... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Jan 13, 2022

You should reach out to some attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice. They should be able to help you determine what options you have. Do this right away because you only have a limited time to take action.

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