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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Nevada on
Q: How long does a third interested party in a civil wrongful death case have to file for an intervention?

Case was filed on the first of June, the statute of limitations ran out on the twelfth. Prior to the filing, drafts of the complaint were given to the plaintiffs, (M-mother of the deceased, S-sister to the deceased by F-father of the deceased &special administrator to the estate of the... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 12, 2023

Generally speaking, the right to sue for wrongful death is personal to the statutory beneficiaries of a decedent. Usually, when a wrongful death beneficiary dies, her cause of action for damages arising from the wrongful death of another ceases to exist. Ordinarily, her cause of action does not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Medical negligence by Renown ER. I feel that the death of my godmother did not need to happen. She went to ER on 1/1/24

for abdominal pain and constipation (2 weeks). A CT was done, no blockage. Dr said she was going to give her an IV to help with the constipation. She was discharged without that happening. She died of a large bowel obstruction about 10 days later. I really would like someone at Renown to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 13, 2024

A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the loss of your godmother. One option would be to try to set up a free initial consult with a law firm. If a firm expressed interest in handling the matter, they could investigate in greater... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Who is liable if a person gets injured or dies what renting your home out with airBnB or Evolve vacation rentals?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 1, 2020

There is no universal answer here. It would depend on the given situation, taking into consideration the conduct of a guest, inherent hazards of a particular home, information stated or implied about the home, and other possible factors. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: How do I file civil action against my neighbor whose dog attacked my dog? My dog had to be euthanized.

My dog was on his leash. The dog that attacked him was in his home,but he got out because the front door was open.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2019

In most states the most you can get for the death of a dog is the "market value" of the dog. You may be able to get negligent infliction of emotional distress--suggest you contact a member of the Nv assn for Justice in the county where this happened--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: How liable is a person for a prank gone wrong?

A roommate (1) slams a door walking into the residence. The other roommate (2) calls out asking who is there(there was an incident a couple of weeks ago of someone robbing these guys).....there is no reply. The roommate (1) hides inside the pantry while the other roommate (2) continues to call out... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 29, 2018

Depends on many things. If you are talking criminal liability you should discuss that with a criminal defense attorney or the victim assistance coordinator of the DA's office, not on a public website.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Can an apartment complex be held responsible for injury sustained from a falling stove since it was not secured?
Eric  Day
Eric Day
answered on May 30, 2018

The apartment complex can be held responsible for an injury resulting from a fallen stove, it would just depend on a few factors. Was the stove installed negligently? Did the apartment complex have any other complaints of a similar nature? (Notice).

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Abuse and Public Benefits for Nevada on
Q: My MIL passed away, and was a part of low income housing program in Las Vegas, and we feel there was severe neglect

Housing authority did annual inspec. to the apt she lived in since 1990. She was a hoarder,had agoraphobia and OCD. She had severe health problems due to the bed bug infestation that she had for (apparently) more than 5 yrs. They would come to do inspections, tell her to "clear paths to the... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 10, 2017

Suggest you contact a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association who handles things like nursing home neglect. They give free consults. Generally, the landlord would not be under a duty to get the tenant help. I'm surprised they let it go that far, but I don't see a jury saying they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue for the vet cremation bill or have this aggressive and out of control dog put down?

While dog sitting for a friend's dog that dog attacked my dog for no reason And my dog is now dead. Now i have a 300$ cremation bill that until paid we cannot have his remains. I Would Like this paid by the owner or the dog put down. What can be done for some kind of justice?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 6, 2017

Unfortunately, while they should pay unlikely the law will say they had to. You knew you were sitting another dog, and you brought your dog. If your firend knew you'd bring your dog, you may have a claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: I lost my deceased moms lawyer number and her settlement was ready for payout for her Baby Powder case. I had to get DC.

I was told to obtain Death Certificate and call back because her case was settled and ready for payout. What do I do?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 18, 2017

If an estate was opened there would be a listing of the claim and the attorney. If they told you it was ready likely there were letters in her things about the case. If you know where the case was filed you can check the court dockets.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: Can I use a dog pen as an enclosure instead of a chain link fence as required in the rules.

This rule is so that they can extort money out of tenants and charge them or raise their rent. They do this every year when tenants get their energy assistance money. They try to take is from them. There are numerous trailers without the required fence and some use boards and and wood fencing.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2017

The landlord controls the terms. They can say no pets., They can say no pets unless they are in a stainless steel enclosure. They can say what they want. Don't like it--move.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Wrongfully death lawsuit .onelawyer and 4 individual.the terms on the contract weren't agreeable to I walk out.

He call me back to convince me on the terms that I will sign.he mislead to something that didn't not take can I go about this situation.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 16, 2017

Get a consult with another lawyer. Either you have your own lawyer then or that lawyer will tell you it wasn't as misleading as you think.

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: Product liability, malpractice or something else?

My mother, who was diagnosed with a homogeneous factor V Leiden mutation, Protein S, and the prothrombin II Mutation in 2009; passed away in her sleep on the 31 August, 2016, cause of death a large, "pulmonary embolism." while taking Xarelto. In the Fall of 2015, her doctor replaced her... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 26, 2016

You should contact a member of the Nevada Justice Assn who handles medical cases--they give free consultations. The problem you run into is sveralfold--starting with the burden of proof being on your side to show that it was Xarelto and not something else that caused your mother's death.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Nevada on
Q: How long is the statue of limitations in Neveda for Elder Abuse Neglect while in tCare, Custody, Control of a Hospital?

My Mom was at a Post Care Nursing Home - Hospital where she suffered abuse neglect and later passed away. A malpractice claim statue of limitations of one year has lapsed. Someone told me I msy have 2 years for a Elder Abuse Neglect Claim?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 23, 2016

Best bet is to contact a member of the Nevada Trial Lawyers Assn who handles nursing home neglect--they give free consultations. But yo may be ot of luck.

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