Curtis Joel Dickinson’s Answers

Curtis Joel Dickinson

Woodstock Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Can a hospital be held liable for a wrongful death if a patient died at another facility.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Andrew Charles Matteson
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry for your loss. I've had clients who have lost loved ones on or near holidays. It makes the annual holiday difficult if not impossible to fully enjoy like they once did. The short answer to your question is yes. Hospitals and treating medical providers have been found liable for failed procedures that manifest themselves after the patient is sent home or to another facility. In these cases, the investigation reveals that the treatment at the hospital was negligently performed...

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  2. Do i have a strong case for negligence and compromising improvement of my life..

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Brian Snyder
    3 lawyer answers

    To have a strong negligence case, you must show that someone failed to perform a duty that caused you harm. The pharmacy had the duty to give your the medicine the doctor prescribed. If the pharmacy did not do that, it failed to perform its duty to you. Even though this might be clear to all of us, you still need to have another pharmacist swear under oath that this pharmacist made an error. Even with this error, the more important question is whether you have been seriously injured. I...

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  3. Can I sue for slander/libel/defamation, if Im being acussed falsely of a crime but charges havnt been filed?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Sean Aaron Black
    3. David Guy Carter
    3 lawyer answers

    It looks like you have several issues going on. In Georgia, every person has a right to their character, reputation and good name. A defamation lawsuit is one of the ways a person protects that right when they are the victim of slander (the spoken kind) or libel (the written kind). There are several things that must be proven to succeed in a defamation lawsuit. The statements about you must be false, with legal malice (not privileged, with the intent to harm). In some cases you must show...

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  4. Hydroplane during heavy rain - cited for failure to maintain lane

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Todd Robert Henningsen
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the theme from my colleagues. I would just add that Judges have significant discretion in dealing with situations like yours, especially with statutes that use terms like "as nearly as practicable." With no other cars and no injuries, a judge may look at these facts and conclude that you've already experienced a personal cost for what happened and nothing else needs to be done. I can also see a good local traffic court attorney negotiate this situation in a very favorable way...

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  5. Insurance company refusing to pay claim

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Charles Matteson
    2. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Marc Gregory Snyder
    4 lawyer answers

    It's really an injustice when an insurance company doesn't pay a straightforward claim by an innocent party, especially when they accepted the premium and then hide behind the irresponsibility of their insured. I would want to check out the facts. What does the policy say and does it really bar a driver who has not renewed their license? The at fault driver is financially responsible for the damage and injury caused by their negligence whether they have insurance or not. It's...

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  6. Is this a medical negligence or wrongful death case?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Terrence Marc Rubino
    2. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm so sorry for your loss. As a man I can only imagine how deep your feeling of loss must be. About the legal issues: If negligence caused the death of your baby, Georgia law allows a legal action when negligence causes the death of a baby so long as the baby had reached "quickening" which is usually 18-24 weeks. You had clearly reached that point at 30 weeks. You should also quickly consult with a medical malpractice attorney in Atlanta to guide you through the important steps of...

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  7. Can i sue the whole. Law frim for not doing there job.write?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2 lawyer answers

    We lawyers are responsible to timely pursue and protect the rights of every client who hires us and places their legal issues into our hands. If a lawyer misses a filing date or otherwise falls below the standard of care the client is entitled to the lawyer is legally responsible. Just as a doctor, architect or other professional would be who negligently performs their professional responsibilities. And yes, the entire law firm may be liable as well, depending on your contract for legal...

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  8. Do I need an attorney

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. David Allen Herman Jr.
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3 lawyer answers

    From your statement, it appears like much is going on in your life medically. Medical care should be curative and not leave you in a state of permanent pain or a worse condition than the one that took you to the doctor or hospital in the first place. Your question is perfectly understandable. To have a basis to claim medical malpractice in Georgia, you must first receive an affidavit from another doctor who, after reviewing your medical record, concludes that you received medical...

  9. At Fault Accident, Insurance Lapsed?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Todd Robert Henningsen
    3. David Guy Carter
    4. Andrew Daniel Myers
    5. Mark William Oakley
    5 lawyer answers

    Your life will not be ruined by this. There are many ways to find insurance coverage for parties injured in an auto wreck. With a multiple vehicle collision, several insurance policies will need to be examined, including any uninsured motorist coverage held by the injured party which is designed to cover their injury in circumstances like this. You should consult with a Georgia insurance coverage attorney who can help you navigate this. During that initial consultation, I'm sure the issue...

  10. Surgical error causing permanent damage reasonable lawsuit against surgeon?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Curtis Joel Dickinson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Martin Wade Hodges
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    Doctors should do no harm. If the medical records reveal that during the surgery errors were committed and you were harmed as a result, you have the possibility of a legal claim against the surgeon. From the procedures you describe, you have an abundance of medical records that need to be gathered and reviewed. In Georgia, every lawsuit against a doctor must have an affidavit from another doctor stating that he or she has reviewed the medical record and has concluded that medical negligence...