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  • Can I make a New claim on an injury for an on going pain from the accident.That is coming up.

    I got injured at work and received 2nd degree burn. In the back of my right hand. It's been almost a year. Went to see the clinic that the company sent me to but the doctor laugh at what I was saying. "Saying that it could not be from that acciden...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    I am not surprised that the workers compensation doctor chosen by the employer's insurance company disparages your injury and makes light of your pain. That is part of their racket. You should talk to an experienced workers compensation lawyer in your area.

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  • Medical malpractice

    I was 20weeks pregnant n went to this hospital in town cause i was have bad contractions. Not once did the doctor come check me. He sent a nurse. For the short visit. She check she. Said i have a bacterial infection. sent me home. Couple hrs lat...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Rather than asking questions in an online forum, you should consult a Kentucky attorney highly experienced in medical malpractice, and particularly obstetrical malpractice, litigation. These cases are extremely difficult and expensive to pursue in the best of circumstances, and especially in suing doctors, clinics and hospitals in a small, conservative town.

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  • Will auto insurance companies pay for PIP if no seat belts were used in a accident?

    Aunt and uncle was involved in a car accident where as it was my aunt's car but the neice was driving and hit a guardrail and rolled over. Aunt passed away from accident. Will insurance pay for medical, death expenses? only 2 people had seat belts...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    This question is governed by insurance policy language and by law of the state where the policy was issued and perhaps law of state where incident occurred. Read the exclusions in the policy and consult an experienced auto insurance lawyer in the state where this happend.

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  • Can I sue my ex?

    My ex has harassed me, caused a great deal of emotional stress, bribed me for sex, has stolen my property, damaged my car so bad I had to get a new motor. Etc. Nearly everyday for the last year he has harassed me, slandered me, he has made false ...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    This is a tangled mess. You cannot get a solution online. Consult an experienced domestic relations lawyer in your area.

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  • My son hit the next door neighbor's babysitter in the eye with a plastic baseball. Are we liable for her medical bills?

    My son is six and the babysitter is twenty-three. The accident happened on the neighbor's property. The sitter admitted this was an accident but was initially requesting we pay the co-pays for all 7 of her visits at $45 a piece plus all the parkin...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Under Georgia law, a 6 year old is below the age of tort responsibility. Parents can be responsible for torts of a child when they entrust a dangerous instrumentality to the child with knowledge of a dangerous propensity, or when they negligently supervise the child. Neither of those appear to fit these facts. However, your homeowners insurance policy probably would cover these medical bills under a no-fault "medical payments" coverage line. If you have such coverage, I would send the bills to the homeowners insurance carrier by certified mail, return receipt requested, with a cover letter referencing the policy number and date of incident, and requesting (demanding) that they pay the bills within 60 day pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 33-4-6 which provides for bad faith penalties for failure to pay within 60 days. I would send copies of that letter to the babysitter's medical creditors to cool their jets, and to the babysitter. That way you take care of the babysitter without forking out cash from your pocket.

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  • CAN A BUSINESS LIKE HANGAR PROSTHETICS BE HELD LIABLE FOR JUST GIVING A CERVICAL COLLAR THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE FITTED ME TO?

    BECAUSE MY SURGERY HAD BEEN DEEMED EMERGENCY IN NATURE, CERVICAL NECK TO DECOMPRESS MODERATE TO SEVERE NERVE COMPRESSION.MY SURGEON WAS MADE AWARE OF A SLOT AND HE PUT MY NAME IN. LETTERS WERE SENT OUT TO ME AND HANGAR PROSTHETHCS. SURGERY WAS DAT...

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    Somehow lawyers get the blame for frivolous lawsuits when the real problem is people rushing to look for a lawsuit when things could be worked out amicably.

    Without shouting or any snarky attitude (a problem I infer from your use of ALL CAPS), just call back to the prosthetics office and the doctor's office, and politely ask for an appointment to get this properly fitted because you are pretty sure that's not the way they normally handle things.

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  • Can I sue

    I had an "emergency" while driving in my car so pulled over to a Starbcuks and ran in to address the "situation". Starbucks is none far and wide as offering its rest rooms for the use of anyone. You can ask a stranger on the streets of New York ...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    A business has the right to restrict use of its restrooms to paying customers. You were out of line. As the other responding lawyer said, it is unlikely any lawyer would take your case. Certainly no lawyer with any experience or common sense would take your case on a contingent fee basis. If you want to pay someone a few thousand dollars retainer to go through the motions of an unsuccessful lawsuit, you can probably find someone that hungry. (Category selected does not really fit, but I don't see one that does.)

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  • Foot deformity, have flat feet my whole life, they are now half club feet deformed, can I sue all the drs I have seen that did

    not diagnose the flat feet, if I was given inserts to wear my feet would have never became club foot ,deformed, have had x rays when I broke my ankle, no one said anything, can you sue your childhood dr for not diagnosing and preventing the foot d...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    I understand that in NC, you have 3 years to file suit for medical malpractice, except that it occurred while you were a minor and the statute would otherwise expire, you have until the 19th birthday to file suit for medical malpractice occurring during minority. You don't say how old you are or when a doctor failed to make the diagnosis so I can't do that calculation for you.

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  • I have filed a civil action to be heard in Magistrate's court. Can I subpoena the wife of the defendant?

    She is instrumental to the case because she called me to tell me that he would be repaying the security deposit, and he did not.

    Kenneth’s Answer

    You may subpoena her to appear. But she may invoke marital privilege with regard to anything said between husband and wife. I don't know enough about the details of the case to know whether her testimony regarding what she said to you would be relevant or material.

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