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  • Should we obtain a lawyer and possibly sue?

    My mother is diagnosed with dementia and staying at a hospital on the acute mental/addictions ward awaiting placement into assisted living. She made a complaint to nurses she thought she had been raped by a male patient during the night. They wrot...

    Russell’s Answer

    Yes, you should engage a lawyer. As a patient, your mother has a right to be free from sexual assaults. Further, the hospital has a duty to protect your mother from known dangers such as the one you described.

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  • Can I be held financially responsible for my mother in laws debt now that she is in a nursing home?

    My concern is a mobile home she owns that is on rented property. The landlord wants it removed. Can I be held responsible for that? This is in Vermont.

    Russell’s Answer

    You are only responsible for what you agree to be responsible.

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  • How long must a nursing home maintain INVOICE RECORDS?

    I am being held personally responsible for my mother's nursing home debt. Needless to say, I under no circumstances thought or acknowledged this upon signing the agreement, but that aside, My records (original invoices) show that I paid more than...

    Russell’s Answer

    What is the basis for you being responsible for your mother's debt? You need to engage an attorney.

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  • I retained an attorney for a slip and fall I had in Dec. 2013. My complaint with the attorney is he never calls with updates.

    He takes a while to respond to my emails. I only ask him about the details of my case such as the demand for settlement and procedures. Our last phone call he was very combative, and rude to me with words like I call him un announced and what do...

    Russell’s Answer

    Your options include firing him and hiring another attorney.

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  • My son hit his head at school

    My son fell in the locker roomat school ,knocked himself out for a few seconds and vomit soon after he woke. The teacher made him clean up his vomit and go back to class. I was Meyer called and found out when I picked him up . I took him to the E...

    Russell’s Answer

    In your mind, what did the school do to cause your son injury? That is the starting point for this analysis.

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  • Can I pursue an action against a nursing home for neglect?

    My father had a bed sore on his sacrum and his feet. He suffered after the wound and had sepsis, among other issues. The nursing home he was in did very little to treat his wound and they were very unprofessional and condescending to me when I as...

    Russell’s Answer

    You can and you should. Find an attorney licensed in the state in which your father was injured. Best wishes.

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  • I need help with a boating accident. What can I do?

    I was injured in a boating accident on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. I have lots of medical bills, I missed a lot of work, and I have a permanent partial disability. I want to sue the guy whose boat hit our boat, but the lawyers I called w...

    Russell’s Answer

    You need to call Lee Bloomfield in Memphis. He is with Godwin Morris Bloomfield and Laurenzi. He is widely recognized as one of the best maritime lawyers around. Best wishes.

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  • What should I expect to be compensated in a head on collision by another driver who arrested for DUI at the scene of the accide

    I was heading home after a day of work and all of the sudden the car in front of me swerved and by the time he swerved I was face to face with car traveling the wrong side of the road at a high rate of speed and we collided head on. The car was t...

    Russell’s Answer

    Since you trusted your lawyer enough to hire him/her, you should direct this question to him/her.

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  • Need an attorney willing to take a wrongful death case aginst a huge company

    My son was poisoned with rat poison

    Russell’s Answer

    I am sorry to learn of your tragic loss.

    You need to act quickly and let a qualified attorney investigate this matter.

    Best regards.

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  • Personal Injury Case Can i hire a lawyer now?

    I had a an accident and it was clearly other party's fault and i sent a demand letter to insurance company and now they are offering me very very low amount. I have had several phone conversations with them and i am really not happy with the ...

    Russell’s Answer

    Yes, you can and should hire an attorney.

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