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  • My father in-law died resulting in a fall while under 24 hr. care at a senior care facility where he was to be monitored 24 Hr

    The senior care facility was paid extra to have 24 Hr. in room care to prevent such a fall due to his aged condition. the facility hired someone from an outside company to provide this care. He died due to an internal head bleed caused by the fall...

    Russell’s Answer

    Most likely.

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  • Can I sue my grandmother's power of attorney for being her home health aid and not getting paid for it.

    I lived with my grandmother for two years and was taking care of her while trying to work. Her power of attorney harrased and charged me crazy amounts of rent even when my grandmother told me that I can give her what I have. He basically told me t...

    Russell’s Answer

    In most states this would be governed by contract law. I would say yes, if you had a contract to provide services in exchange for financial compensation.

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  • My lawyer had me to sign a release of fund letter on 4/02/2013. I had not received the funds how do I get the funds?

    I had a car accident in 2011. The company sent a check but my lawyer asked did the send it to me. Which they didn't. He said they sent it to his office but I have not received it and can't get any straight answers from him. How do I find out if he...

    Russell’s Answer

    It is not uncommon for certain things to delay disbursement of settlement funds. Sometimes, the process can be delayed for a considerable length of time. However, your attorney should keep you informed as to the process and what must be done in order for you to receive funds.

    If you are not getting straight answers from your attorney, you should do as attorney Day outlined in his response.

    Best wishes.

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  • Nursing home bill

    My 83yr old veteran father is currently in a nursing home. No family member put him there. He was taken there after being in the emergency room after wandering the streets. After being there for a year the nursing home is sending me a bill for his...

    Russell’s Answer

    In general, unless you signed a contract, you are not responsible for paying the bill. A local attorney should be able to clear this up with one letter done at minimum cost to you. Good luck.

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  • My 82-year-old passed away at a nursing home, Could you file a law suit if malpractice is involved?

    I believe he was sent to a nursing home too soon, being that he still needed medical attention

    Russell’s Answer

    Possibly.

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  • Can I sue my doctor is the prescription cream / lotion burned and left me with a scar for life and it's been 5 hrs

    And I am suffering from emotional distress ever since I have seen over 3 dermatologist over the years to try reverse the damage but was told that it is permanent do I have a case.

    Russell’s Answer

    In Tennessee, medical malpractice claims must generally be filed within one year. There are some exceptions to this rule.

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  • Is it possible to garnish someones paycheck without written notification

    medical bills from mother passing in nursing home

    Russell’s Answer

    The first issue, in my opinion, is to determine the basis for someone's check to be garnished. Did that person have an obligation to satisfy a debt?

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  • My husband recently has had a settlement offer from a nursing home, regarding his mother/; who I took care of for over 2 1/2yrs

    I took care of here while he ran the roads, I also filled out all the interrogatories and spent 5.5 hours in DEPO. NOW THAT THEY HAVE REACHED A SETTLEMENT HE IS TREATING MY HORRIBLE, VERBALE, PHYSICALLY. iF i WERE DO FILE FOR A DIVORCE, WHE...

    Russell’s Answer

    Generally, you can only have a claim for personal services if you have a contract to provide the services in exchange for compensation.

    You need to contact a Kentucky domestic relations attorney. By the way, anything you post on the internet might be used against you in court so be careful.

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  • We had a lawyer make a settlement about my mothers care at a nursing home wrongfull death they agreed to 40,000 now the laywer

    says we have to reimburse medicare for the 5 months she was there and the home is broke so this is from the nursing company that provides the nurses how can they do that you know there won't be anything left for anyone marion ark.

    Russell’s Answer

    Lienholders including Medicare and Medicaid always have to be considered.

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  • Do I have legal recourse against the DON at my mother's nursing facility for inappropriate restrictions on a private nurse?

    My mother’s excellent private nurse of many years was hired by my mother’s nursing home full-time, but resigned seven years later to work at another facility. The Director of Nursing will not permit my mother’s nurse to return to my mother’s facil...

    Russell’s Answer

    I do not think you have any legal recourse based upon what you have posted. I would suggest that you consult with a local attorney to more fully explore the situation and possible remedies. Good luck.

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