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  • Can I sue my dorctor for leaving some of the placenta inside me in the state of WV?

    I just had a baby and my doctor left some of the placenta inside me. I lost so much blood that they had to admit me and give me 2 units of blood. Is there anything I can do and if so is it worth it?

    Stephen’s Answer

    That probably depends on the amount of damage you suffered. If you had a quick recovery, the value of the case could easily be outweighed by the cost of litigation. A local medical malpractice attorney can advise you and usually the first consultation is free.

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  • If i leave a hospital without a doctor's release will the insurance company still pay?.

    i was treated at a hospital and he would not release me. so I signed a paper that said he was not responsible and left

    Stephen’s Answer

    I don't practice in your state but I would think so. If the treatment you received was covered, they should pay. The insurance company can't really complain that you left considering that your departure from the hospital limited further treatment and therefore saved the insurance company money.

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  • I want to determine what the insurance adjuster is offering is low ball or not. My daughter was in 2 car accidents within 2 day

    She was a passenger in both accidents. 1st accident they were rearended, had chest contusion from airbag and neck sprain. 2 days later she was riding with another friend and her friend driving slammed into the back of a truck. Front of car smas...

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    The value of your daughter's injuries will be dictated by the values of similar cases in your local area. A lot of people want to settle their case without an attorney. Sometimes that makes sense. However, a few years back an internal insurance company memo showed that some companies pay about 10 cents on the dollar for a non-represented claimant. I'm in New York, and a scar of any kind on a 16 year old girl would have far greater value than the numbers you have presented. Tennessee might have different values. One of the top trial lawyers in the USA is in Nashville. I highly recommend a visit to http://www.seriousinjury.com . I'll bet they'd talk to you for free. Good luck.

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  • I was the victim of a hit in run the driver was accused of dwi after the police caught him. what action do i take?

    I was inside a pool hall when I was told my car was hit, and the person took off. The damage was quite extensive and when they caught the driver he was charged with dwi. What steps do I need to take to get the most out of this inconvenient situa...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You appear to have a property damage claim. If there is collision coverage on your vehicle, you can file a claim with your insurance and they will go after the other company for repayment (subrogation).

    You can also contact the other driver's insurance carrier to have your vehicle repairs paid.

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  • Hit a car crossing double yellow.

    I was making a left into a dedicated left turn lane but didn't realize the car behind me had gone over the double yellow line to do the same, in stopped traffic. My drivers side headlight struck the the middle of his passenger side backseat door. ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    I agree with the answers above. However, if you were not injured and cannot afford an attorney, you can contact the insurance company directly.

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  • Do I have a viable medical malpractice case considering the injury is a result of elective cosmetic surgery?

    In January 2012, I had a breast augmentation to repair my body after weight loss and nursing. My goal was normalcy; my results were not. The right pocket was made too small resulting in failure to drop of the implant while the left pocket was alte...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Medical Malpractice cases come down to a 'standard of care". In other words, did the doctor give you an acceptable level of care as compared to the rest of the medical community. If a medical mistake was made in an elective surgery, the standard of care still applies. Therefore, you may want to speak with a local medical malpractice attorney.

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  • MY DENTIST GAVE ME TWO AND A HALF TIMES THE DOSEAGE IF HALCION AND HE SAID OVERDOSED ME. ISNT THAT NEGLIGENCE?

    I GAVE HIM A LIST OF PRESCRIPTIONS I WAS TAKING AND HE TOLD ME HE LOOKED UP WHAT THE REACTION WOULD BE WITH THE HALCION. BUT I DONT REMEMBER A THING AFTER A CERTAIN POINT. WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN MALPRACTICE IF I DIDN'T WAKE UP?

    Stephen’s Answer

    On its face, it sounds like a breach of the standard of care and therefore you theoretically have a case. But you haven't described any actual damages. Assuming you did wake up and you are fine now, there are no damages and thus no case. No harm no foul.

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  • How do you go about getting a new attorney for a PIP car accident? Can you switch attorneys half way through the process if you

    signed something?

    Stephen’s Answer

    In most states you have the right to change attorneys at any time in the process. Your outgoing attorney will likely be entitled to a fee for the work done to date. If this was a contingent fee case, the outgoing attorney will either have a lien on the legal fee (and thus share it with the new attorney), or could bill you hourly for the work done. See a local attorney to ask for the rules in your area.

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  • Can I please get my name removed from cheaterville.com and all my personal information???

    Information and pictures are posted on cheaterville.comabout me and very untrue statements

    Stephen’s Answer

    It looks like that website has a Las Vegas address. You should contact a defamation attorney in Nevada. However, be aware that in a defamation case, truth is a defense.

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  • Will a divorced couple have to pay two attorneys 33% in a wrongful death case regarding the loss of a child?

    We each have an attorney representing our separate interest and I am wondering what is legal as it relates to the fees. My attorney is local and her attorney practices in Colorado which is where the accident happended.

    Stephen’s Answer

    The overall fee will be 33%. Assuming the case settles, your attorney would receive 33% on your recovery and your ex-wife's attorney would get 33% on her recovery.

    It's the same fee that would be charged if you were still married. Think of it this way: if you're married and together you recieve a settlement of $150,000.00 (I'm making the number up), your fee would be $50,000.00 (not counting expenses. If you are divorced and receive $75,000.00 each, the fee is $25,000 to each attorney (not counting expenses). So as you can see, you are paying approximately the same fee either way ($50,000.0 in this example).

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