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Jason Ruskin Reese

Jason Reese’s Answers

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  • Is there a way to research which attorneys have litigated against Barnes Jewish Hospital and won?

    The pathologist misdiagnosed my slides saying I had Stage 3 breast cancer which resulted in having a mastectomy. Now Barnes is admitting they made a mistake and my pathology slides only showed a few atypical cells. My Surgeon said they would never...

    Jason’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear about the terrible mistake that was made in the interpretation of your pathology slides. Unfortunately, pathologists makes these kinds of mistakes and other health care providers like your surgeon rely on them. Keep in mind that the pathologist is likely employed by the hospital, but he or she may be a private contractor or have a different employer altogether. I would recommend that you ask the hospital to preserve and duplicate the slides as soon as possible. In addition, you should consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Our firm is licensed in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, but we practice nationwide by working with local counsel. For instance, we can work with a lawyer in St. Louis to serve as local counsel for a case against Barnes Jewish Hospital. Based upon the facts and circumstances of your case, I believe you have a very strong case of malpractice and that the claim is worth pursuing into litigation.

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  • Do i have a mal practice case, at age 50 my dr didnt request a colon screening

    A year or two later i gave alot of symptoms of colon cancer nd they told me i had hymroids nd still did no colon screening. My insurance changed at work had to get new dr, she askd if i had colonosopy told her no she sent me for colonoscopy to fin...

    Jason’s Answer

    CDC guides call for a screening at age 50. You should gather your medical records and consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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  • Can my 18 year old sue for Dr caused birth defects?

    My son is now 18. When he was born the Dr broke my water and ran across Indianapolis to another hospital to deliver another baby. My son started to crown and I told them it was time and the nurse told me no. That the doctor wasn't there so I nee...

    Jason’s Answer

    Indiana's medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the point of the act of medical malpractice. Children six and under have until their eighth birthday to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. See Indiana Code 34-18-7-1(b) However, if an act of medical malpractice is not discovered for a time after the event, individual judges may allow cases to move forward despite the statute of limitations. Based upon your question, I am concerned that you may have been mis-advised by a prior lawyer as your son likely did NOT have until his 18th birthday; rather, he needed to file his claim by his 8th birthday.

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  • How do I find a legal malpractice attorney where the underlying case arose out of a catastrophic personal injury?

    Most legal malpractice attorneys seem to be practicing legal fee dispute law as opposed to prosecuting a claim where the Attorney fell below the standard of care. Do I need to have both a personal injury attorney and legal malpractice attorney wo...

    Jason’s Answer

    No, ideally you would hire an attorney that does both personal injury law and also handles legal malpractice claims against other lawyers. That way, the lawyer handling your legal malpractice claim understands precisely how the personal injury lawyer made mistakes and how those mistakes harmed you. My firm does both.

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  • Can you sue a lawyer in illinois for making a negligent referral to another attorney who is unqualified and or botches a case?

    I was referred by an attorney to another attorney who supposedly practiced in the area of legal malpractice. After we were dismissed on a 2-615 motion by the other party did he disclose that he did not practice in this area of law. In California y...

    Jason’s Answer

    In my opinion, yes, you could sue the lawyer if the referring attorney received some type of benefit from the relationship you had with the Illinois lawyer. For example, if the attorneys were involved in a co-counsel for fee-sharing relationship on your case, then it is possible to hold both attorneys jointly responsible for any errors that were made. See Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 1.5(e)

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  • Accidentally hit neighbor fence damage 20.00 police said they could arrest me what would bond be

    Accidentally backed into his fence he has camera I tried to fix it never saw neighbor til cops were there to talk to him he said I did it on purpose

    Jason’s Answer

    If the police are questioning you, you should retain a criminal defense lawyer.

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  • In the state of Washington can an attorney type up a sworn declaration for his client and photoshop clients signature onto it?

    To make it appear that his client signed the declaration, the attorney cut a pasted the clients signature from another document. Is this legal? Its a sworn declaration. I have searched the rcw's and cr's with no luck. Wouldn't the attorney ju...

    Jason’s Answer

    No, I do not think this is legal or ethical. It is possible that, in some jurisdictions, a lawyer may sign a client's name to a document so long as the permission is express (such as electronically), but I do not believe this can or should be done in your situation.

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  • Legal Malpractice - I'm in California. My former lawyer filed my product liability case past the statutes. He sat on my case.

    for three years and did nothing. He abandoned my case the morning of my deposition without telling me. His last words were,"No lawyer will ever take this case....the statutes are dead!" He broke the attorney/client confidentiality agreement. Per ...

    Jason’s Answer

    If you signed a contract with the lawyer prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, then you have a claim for legal malpractice for the lawyer's failure to timely file and pursue the claim. The value of the claim is worth the same as the underlying claim was or should have been worth. I would ask for a copy of your entire file and hire an attorney immediately.

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  • In the state of Indiana if ur ordered by a judge to complete classes for a PI charge and u do not complete these classes-if the

    In the state of Indiana if ur ordered by a judge to complete classes for a PI charge and u do not complete these classes-if the judge executes a 10 day jail sentence for not cooperating-is it a 10 day do 5?

    Jason’s Answer

    Please consult a criminal lawyer. This is not a personal injury question and you submitted your question in the wrong category. Good luck.

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  • Can a dentist get consent for specific treatment options from a 15 year old?

    I took my 15 year old daughter to the dentist for a general checkup. They would not let me go back with her. They then had me schedule more appointments for filling work. She went in for one of the appointments and they asked her which type of ...

    Jason’s Answer

    The short answer to your question is, "No". Your daughter is a minor and cannot consent.

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