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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My dog got out of my backyard by jumping my 6ft fence and went to a dairy down the street and then was shot

My dog then with her leg dangling from her body and her chest split open came home! I rushed her to have her put down! The guy who shot her never contacted me and still hasn’t contacted me! But said he did! What can I do? I am so sad my poor dog went through this!

William John Light
William John Light answered on Dec 5, 2021

If you get another similarly athletic dog, get a taller fence. Once your dog jumps your fence and is unsupervised, it is a menace to pedestrians, neighbors, children and other dogs who are lawfully on their own property, or using the sidewalks. You can and will be sued for any harm it causes, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: If i want to reopen a case that Was dismissed .

My mom had a case against the sherrifs department for the death of my brother, she was not able to put forth her full attention as she has been devistatef from all of this. The case was dismissed but i feel it should be reopened

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 15, 2021

Sorry about the death of your brother. If your mother was represented by an attorney in the prior case, the attorney should have seen to everything about the case. A lot depends on the "dismissal" whether this was ordered by the Court (not much chance to revive) , or voluntarily done by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: can a county shelter be sued for violating civil & privacy rights. causing emotional, psychological & physical injury
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2021

much much more info is needed.

i would encourage you to write out a summary of the facts and contact a lawyer in your area that would offer a free consultation.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My husband was missing I filed missing person's report the police found him. His brother took him off life support

Put a missing persons report out on my husband the police officer that called me back told me where he was I finally was able to get to call the hospital where he was at I found out his brother removed him off life support my husband and I have been in married for 11 years and I was not notified of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 24, 2021

more info is needed

anyone can sue at any time.

However, if the case is not strong enough a lawyer will not take it.

For instance:

What are your damages? did you seek the guidance of a professional after this happened? did the brother have a power of attorney? did...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: After death threats by a gang of inmates my son died in San Quentin. What can I do?

After death threats when Johnny got to San Quentin he was put in a dorm with 100 inmates. When he died he was wearing metal ankle restraints, defenseless. He had 100x the lethal dose of fentanyl in his system. All his property was missing. After the passing of SB 1437 Johnny had petitioned the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 8, 2021

Contact the California Civil Liberties Union Prison Rights Project. Ask for the names of some of their "cooperating attorneys." They may be able to assist you or not depending on the detailed facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Elder Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Can attorney for deceased mother be relieved by (uninvolved) uncle if daughter refuses release him?

Attorney for mother who suffered abuse and injury that led to death requested that court relieve him from duty and was denied. The daughter who brought the case refuses to release him. Attorney then contacted the uncle and something was discussed. We were just informed by attorney that he... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Apr 26, 2021

Why would you want an attorney to continue to work for you or your mother despite that attorney clearly wishing to resign? How zealous do you think that attorney will be for your cause if you are forcing him to perform against his will? Slavery comes to mind.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Daughter died hospital claim it was Covid. Autopsy by private company revealed poisoning but police won't investigate

Because death certificate indicates Covid. What can be done. Believe foul play by partner.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Feb 15, 2021

High a personal injury/wrongful death attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Tenant's relative was accidently drowned in the pool. The tenant filed wrongful death. What should I do?

I rented my property to a tenant. Her mother had Alzheimer, which I did not acknowledge before she signed the lease. Last year her mother was found drowned in the pool. Now the tenant filed a lawsuit for wrongful death. The insurance doesn't cover human injure. Short of money due to... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jan 18, 2021

You need someone to review your policy of insurance, as well as your history of communications with your insurance agent. Not having liability insurance is a huge problem if you are renting your property to others.

As to your question, you have probably zero chance of winning by defending...
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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What to do when I think my mothers death was wrong?

My mother had heart failure problems, and history of passing out. She coded one time at a store and they revived her it was a miracle, on July 27th it happened again at home and this time the paramedics got there and didn't want to touch her cause they assumed it was covid that made her faint... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 11, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. This is something that a California attorney could advise best on, but you await a response for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys who handle such cases - if a law firm felt that that your family could have the basis for a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Hello there , Is there any path of legal options on a sepsis death of a 64 year old from a heart valve replacement ?
Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Jan 5, 2021

Yes. It begins with expert opinions that the "standard of care" was violated, and that that violation legally "caused" the death.

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: What is considered too long for an ambulance to respond to an emergency?

My brother was shot and the response time of the ambulance was 45 minutes later resulting in his death.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Dec 16, 2020

That seems like an unreasonably long time. Whether it's "too long" for purposes of filing a lawsuit depends on why it took that long. Find out.

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 and Elder Law for California on
Q: Can I bring a lawsuit against family member I feel adided in my fathers death instead of helping
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 29, 2020

Sorry for your loss. This is really not a "Family law" issue or "criminal law" issue unless your family member was a nurse or M.D. This may be an "Elder abuse" situation and it may be a "wrongful death" which is a category of personal injury actions. As his... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Would i be able to bring a suit against my step sister who not hiring the proper care for my dying father .

Father had a catheter due to peeing blood

Some kidney problems, she was the only one caregiver contacted ever !

My sister borrowed 6 thousand from my father at that time his care had to reduced from 3 to 2 days . I was unaware of so much I feel she deliberately alienated him... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 29, 2020

Sorry for your loss. This is really not a "Family law" issue or "health care" issue unless your SS was a nurse or M.D. This may be an "Elder abuse" situation and it may be a "wrongful death" which is a category of personal injury actions. As his heir, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Health Care Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: How do I sign up class action in Case No. 2:19-cv-07471 against Whole Foods(Starkey water)I've developed liver fibrosis.

I have been drinking Starkey water from Whole Foods for many years until I found out just last Friday on 06/19/2020 that it is very high in arsenic levels. I have developed liver illness (advanced fibrosis). I live in San Francisco of California.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jun 26, 2020

I'm sorry for your issues. You do NOT want to normally be part of a class action as the remedies offered are rarely as good as the remedies you can get on your own. Your more important question since you are automatically part of the class if you fit the class description, is "How do I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Can we file a Wrongful death claim against China due to the Covid-19?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 6, 2020

Anyone can file a lawsuit for the cost of a filing fee. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: My 15 year old son went to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. He had cuts and other drugs in his body. Is this legal?

The hospital let him go and didn’t even get PERT or a social worker to talk to him.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 10, 2020

It's unclear what happened. You don't ask any questions about whether the person who supplied your son with drugs and alcohol might be responsible. You don't ask any questions about whether he has claims against others for the cuts on his body. Whether the hospital might be liable... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Can hotel staff enter your room to check and see if you are okay after another guest alerts staff that they were worried

My father died from complications from pneumonia after he was face first on the floor of his hotel room for 3 days. My dad's friend alerted the hotel staff that he was very worried about my dad and thought that they should open my dad's room and check on my dad. The hotel staff dismissed... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Mar 8, 2020

Possibly. Although, if there were concerns about your father's health, there was nothing stopping his friend from also calling 911. He didn't have to stop at calling the hotel front desk. As a result, there is likely a huge causation issue. Nevertheless, a consultation with a wrongful... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for California on
Q: if a store owner follows you out to your car after stealing from store can they attack you.

stole a drink from a store when into my car the clerk tried opening my door when i put into reverse the clerk started hitting my car door with a weapon. i stopped got out and the clerk tried hitting me multiple times with the same weapon. i hit the clerk one time after which we was fully awake and... Read more »

William M. Weinberg
William M. Weinberg answered on Mar 6, 2020

This is a very confusing story, but entirely serious. You should stop posting any questions online and consult a criminal attorney in your area immediately.

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