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  • About 3 and a half years ago I got into a car crash with a drunk driver into a tree and 3 months after then I became really sick

    I decided not to sue because I thought it my friend would lose his house too young to know he had insurance but now about 1 year and 10 months ago I became exhausted all day long does that renew the 2 year statute of limitation?

    Harold’s Answer

    Based upon the facts you provided, the Statute of Limitations would begin to run on the date of the auto accident, unless you were less than 18 years old at the time of the accident. If you were a minor, the 2 years would not begin to run until your 18th birthday.

    If you were not 18 yet, you should immediately consult with an attorney specializing in personal injury cases.
    Best of luck.

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  • I have an Attorney that treats me like I'm a Pain in his (You Know What) is this Standard Protocol for Attorneys or what?

    I'm involved in Depuy Litigation and unless I Contact my Attorney,I have no way of knowing what's Happening!

    Harold’s Answer

    It is absolutely not standard protocol. Your attorney should be responding to your calls within a reasonable period of time. You should always be treated with courtesy and respect. I would suggest scheduling an appointment with your attorney discuss your concerns. If you are not satisfied, you always have the right to retain a new attorney to represent you you're matter. Best of luck with your case.

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  • Dads will left everything to mom who died intestate. Checks for wrongful death have been issued. Is dads will still valid ?

    Will was drafted 20 years ago.

    Harold’s Answer

    There are two parts to the recovery for your dad's illness. There is a Survival Claim which will pass through your father's estate and to your mother if she survived your dad. Since your mom died without a will the Intestate laws would control how that portion is distributed. The second portion of the recovery is the Wrongful Death part which belongs to your dad's survivors as defined by the statute. Your question is a complicated one and can only be evaluated after knowing all of the components of the award and whether or not the funds have already been paid pursuant to a court order. You should direct your question to the attorney who represented your father or to an attorney specializing in personal injury or estate administration.

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  • Would I have a suit against a hospital??

    I contracted a bacteria known only to infect those who had a surgery performed with dirty equipment. Also during said surgery I was not put under anesthesia correctly and was awake through the whole procedure... suffering!

    Harold’s Answer

    To evaluate the case an attorney must know the exact type of infection that you developed. You should immediately contact an attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases to get your medical records and have them reviewed by a medical expert. If your infection was due to improper sterilization or OR procedures, then you may have a claim as well as for improper anesthesia. However, you have not indicated the severity of your infection. An attorney can evaluate whether or not your potential claims are severe enough to justify the amount of time and expense that would be involved in pursuing your claims. Best of luck.

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  • Do I have a malpractice case

    My sister doesn't have any Medical coverage and was having chest pain for a week. I took her to the ER with chief complaint of chest pain...they performed an ekg and came in with diagnosis of diabetes only & sent her home. Two days later, severe c...

    Harold’s Answer

    Your sister may have a medical malpractice claim if it is determined that the ER doctors were negligent in failing to do appropriate tests to determine her cardiac status. They did do an EKG the first time but not the second time. There are also lab studies that can be done to indicate if a patient is having a heart attack. You should retain a personal injury lawyer specializing in medical malpractice cases to obtain the records and have them reviewed by a medical expert. Best of luck to your sister with her medical recovery and case.

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  • What is the time limit on filing a medical malpractice case

    doctor told me that nothing was wrong with my shoulder and he never treated me or order any test, since then i have had to have surgery and it's not over yet because he also failed to treat another injury that is the same as the frist one and i ne...

    Harold’s Answer

    The PA Statute of Limitations is 2 years from the date of your injury. In some cases where you do not learn of your injury until later, the statute of limitations may be extended. You should promptly consult with an attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases. Best of luck with your medical recovery and case.

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  • Case worthiness???

    I was in a construction accident where a major trucking company hit a work truck I was standing on. I have 250 thousand dollars of medical added up already. Just curious of what I can expect as compensation as a minimum? Please help my brain is go...

    Harold’s Answer

    You obviously have serious injuries, but have not indicated what they are. In order to evaluate your case, an attorney must know the nature of your injuries as well as whether or not the drive was a co-employee. If you have not retained an attorney, AVVO is a great resource to locate top attorneys who handle serious personal injury claims. If you have an attorney, schedule an appointment to review your case and to discuss the potential value. Best of luck with your medical recovery and case.

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  • What type of lawyer should I talk to

    I live in Philadelphia an was on septa bus an was injured. Incident happen in February. Please recommend someone too please this is hard for me. Searching for a lawyer.

    Harold’s Answer

    You should retain an attorney specializing in automobile accident cases. You are entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. AVVO is a good resource to locate a qualified attorney to assist you. Be sure to read the client reviews. Best of luck with your case.

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  • Had accident in 02/2011.I was a pedestrian crossing a stop sign hit by car.Any approximate compensation?

    I was walking crossing street on stop sign was hit by suv.Was in hospital emergency for 1 night .No fracture,6 month physio and MRI and CT scans.Still have pain in back.Had side effects of medication liver enzymes high for 6 months now normal.Unab...

    Harold’s Answer

    You obviously have suffered a serious injury. It is not possible to give you a estimate on the valuation of your case without a complete review of your medical records and expert medical input on whether or not you have suffered a permanent injury. Those are important factors in evaluating your claim. If you have not already done so, you should retain the services of an attorney specializing in personal injury cases for assistance. You are entitled to compensation for past an future pain and suffering, loss of income and unpaid medical expenses. These cases are handled on a contingent fee basis and it is generally a mistake to try to negotiate a settlement with an insurance carrier on your own. AVVO is an excellent tool to assist you with locating a great attorney in your area. Best of luck with your medical recover and case.

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  • Can I sue for an infection?

    I contracted an infection after spinal surgery at the surgery site. It left me paralyzed for a while and permanently disabled. Among other factors my WBC was very high.

    Harold’s Answer

    You have suffered a very serious complication which may be the result of negligence if your Doctors failed to review lab studies which would have indicated the start of an infection. When I handling such cases it is important to get copies of all of your medical records and have them reviewed by an infectious disease expert. If there was negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for your pain and suffering, loss of income and medical expenses. Avvo is a great resource for locating experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Best of luck with your medical recovery and potential law suit.

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