Marital property is exempt from execution in Pennsylvania. If the judgment is only against you, and the account is registered as a 'marital' account, the bank should not freeze or allow garnishment of the account. However, I have seen banks erroneously freeze marital accounts, and while still not releasing the money, have created inconvenience and costs to their customers. Also, even if it is designated as a 'marital' account, the creditor may place objections and request a hearing on the...
The answer is possibly. It sounds like a difficult case. The reason is you would have to show that the radiation from the CT Scan caused the miscarriage. This will often come down the amount of RADS you received. Often, a single CT Scan will not produce enough radiation to harm a fetus, but it can.
Also, it may depend upon the status of your pregnancy. I would definitely request the medical records and have them reviewed by an attorney with access to Physicians. I would also ask as...
If suit has not been filed and you believe the debt is past the statute of Limitations (SOL) I would do one of 2 things.
First, you could choose to have no contact with them and (if) they ever file suit, be sure to plead SOL as an affirmative defense. Simply because the SOL has expired does not mean you cannot still be sued. You must respond if suit is filed. But if suit has not been filed, you are under no obligation to speak or communicate with the creditor.
In the alternative, you...
I would strongly consider informing the police and potentially filing a PFA (Protection From Abuse) immediately. If the police do not help, you should consider informing the district attorney at your local magistrate's office to see if they believe an harassment charge is warranted. It sounds serious, and I would treat it as such.
If the judgment was against both you and your spouse, then yes, the marital account can be frozen. If the judgement was only against one adult, then most banking institutions will NOT freeze a marital account. That is the issue.
You need to save all of the evidence and have the matter reviewed by a lawyer and expert familiar with products liability law in Pennsylvania. It is quite possible the product was defective and you could be entitled to damages under Pennsylvania law.
Hope this helps.
It depends upon many factors including whether your mother-in-law was married, and perhaps how her will was structured if she had one. Typically, a daughter-in-law does not retain the right to sue unless authorized by a will or through estate proceedings. The family may or may not also want to consider an autopsy depending upon all of the facts and circumstances involving the medical history. I would strong recommend talking to a lawyer asap so that all of the facts can be thoroughly...