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Edward A. Ruffo
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  • Should I get a lawyer to represent me for a personal injury/negligence case?

    I live in an apartment building where the elevator is frequently in disrepair, because of this I took the staircase as I was leaving for work. The staircase of the building is slanted,cracked in certain places, and narrow. I took standard precauti...

    Edward’s Answer

    Sorry this happened to you and I hope you are feeling better. Please contact an AvvoPro attorney in your area as soon as possible to preserve your claim. Take numerous pictures of the stairway and specific defect that caused you to fall and try to identify other residents in the building who can confirm the state of disrepair.

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  • Is this medical malpractice?

    In 2013, I was having chest pains upon exertion. I went to a cardiologist which suggested a cardiac cath. It came back negative..no blockage. He told me that it wasn't my heart. I continued to experience the discomfort to my chest for 2 years. I j...

    Edward’s Answer

    You will need to gather your medical records and consult an attorney at once as the claim has little time if any to proceed.

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  • Wife in Wht Plains hosp. for 2 wks,now Burke rehab for 3 wks. After failed clinic procedure. Malpractice?

    On Thursday May 14th she went to West Med clinic for a 45 minute procedure. A short time afterwards an ambulance had to rush her to White Plains hospital. She had lost feelings in her legs and was bleeding in her back with blood clots. Several sur...

    Edward’s Answer

    Hope she is doing better and sorry this occurred. You don't mention the type of procedure but I'm assuming it must have included some kind of direct injury to the lower spinal nerves. Was it an epidural injection procedure? These types of procedures are done with guided flourascopy so there is no injury to the nerves. You should contact a medical malpractice attorney who will obtain the records of the procedure and determine if the the complication was indeed, as suspected, caused by negligence.

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  • I want to sue for a wrongful death?

    My son passed away from a prescription drug that was not supposed to be given to him. His doctor was told numerous times not to give him this prescription drug and did it antway.

    Edward’s Answer

    So sorry the hear about the loss of your son. Please consult a medical malpractice attorney who can help evaluate the case.

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  • Must all the car accident related injuries be on the ER notes?

    In the ER I did not feel my knee pain very much but only back injuries. So, the ER did not take knee but thoracic X-ray. When I see a doctor in 2 weeks, I told doctor my knee hurts. Does the defendant have a good opportunity to argue my knee pain ...

    Edward’s Answer

    Your doctor will need to corroborate the relationship between the accident and the injury. Certainly, not all injuries manifest right away. Assuming there was no intervening trauma and no pre-existing condition the connection can be accepted as true.

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  • My child was diagnosed with something wrong with her larynx. Her previous doctors did not want help me

    When to hospital after her new doctor sent us there to there concerned about her problems the other doctors told me there was nothing wrong with her. She is three months and is having a big problem gaining weight and keeping it on. Can I go aft...

    Edward’s Answer

    We need to know the actual diagnosis and work back to see if it was missed and then work forward to see if will cause significant permanent problems. Many newborns overcome issues like these once they get a little older so while you are concerned now I suspect everything will get better with time

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  • Can I sue planned parenthood for withholding my medical records?

    Back in 2010 I went to planned parenthood for an abortion. I am O- Blood type and needed a rhogam shot at the end of the pregnancy. I had notified them that i was O-. I believe they may have forgotten to give me the shot. From what my current Dr...

    Edward’s Answer

    Contact the NYS Department of Health and they will assist in requiring a turnover of medical records. A lawsuit is premature until the records are received .

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  • My mom had a stroke and I need to put her in a nursing home. Can I take the money out of our joint accounts?

    I want to know how I can protect our assets.

    Edward’s Answer

    if if is a "joint" account then you have full authority to access the money for any reason but as stated by others you may wish to consult with an elder attorney to avoid a rapid depletion of assets.

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  • Nursing home escape

    My father was recently admitted to nursing home with dementia. Last night he came home. He left nursing home and somehow managed to find his way home.. The nursing home didn't realize he had gone missing until I called to report. They failed to...

    Edward’s Answer

    Poor job by the home but since he is ok a lawsuit is not the answer. Bring the matter to the attention of the administration or look for a new facility.

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  • I need to give a deposition for a pi claim. But it is in Colorado and I now live in New York. Can I do it via phone or video?

    I cannot afford to travel back and fourth for the deposition and then court if that happens.

    Edward’s Answer

    If you are the plaintiff the law in Colorado may compel you to appear if all sides wont consent to a video or telephonic deposition. If you are a witness, advise the party who is seeking your testimony and I am certain an accommodation will be made.

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