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  • I have been misdiagnosis by a hospital saying I don't have cancer when in fact I found out I do. Do I have a case?

    I went into a hospital because I was jaundice and really sick. They said the did a test to see if I had cancer and they said the results were benign. But a couple weeks later I became sick again and went to a different doctor and he looked at the ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Sorry for your hardship. In circumstances like this, one key question is whether an earlier diagnosis would have made a difference as to treatment and prognosis.
    You should confer with a medical malpractice lawyer in Michigan about the particulars of your situation.

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  • Will the drunk driver be able to atleast pay for my medical expenses and to fix my truck?

    I was in a car accident yesterday by a drunk driver who ran into me from the tailgate as I was turning. He blew on a test and it read .13. He told me he had insurance but it shows on the police report for him that his insurance is "unknown". I wen...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Sorry to read about your difficulties. Under Michigan's insurance laws, you should be able to have your medical bills covered -- you shouldn't have to pay out of pocket. But typically its a driver's own auto insurance that is obligated to pick up medical bills. The fact that you do not have separate health insurance does not prevent you from being able to get auto accident-related medical bills paid for by auto insurance. The police report's reference to "unknown" insurance is not the final word on this.
    You should contact a Michigan attorney to discuss your situation and your options for proceeding.

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  • Is a bar responsible for the patrons

    I got assaulted in a bar. I have a 9" fracture in my skull plus my brain was bleeding in two places.

    Thomas’s Answer

    A bar or restaurant can have legal responsibility for injuries to a patron who is assaulted on the premises, but it depends on a number of factors, including whether the establishment's employees or agents played any role in the injury and whether the establishment reasonably could have anticipated the injury for some reason.
    It would be best for you to confer directly with an attorney in Michigan about your situation.

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  • Can I sue the hospital?

    I went to the hospital and told them all the symptoms of a diabetic (but I didn't know I was one) and they just gave me a pregnancy test and told me the back pain was because I pulled a muscle. But then a couple days later I flew to Texas for my d...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Whether to pursue a claim is a good question and the right one for you to be asking at this point in time. You should review this experience with a Michigan attorney who can explain the complexities of medical malpractice claims in Michigan and the particulars in your situation. You will want to gather your medical records from the Michigan hospital as well as the treatment you received in Michigan.

    Tom Howlett
    thowlett@googasian.com
    248-502-0862

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  • I am involved in a class action lawsuit,the lawyers received the money in Oct. My share is 67,000,which they said I would get it

    In Jan. Then they said March.My question is how long can they keep it?

    Thomas’s Answer

    Both class counsel -- the law firm or firms appointed by the court to represent people including you -- and the class action administrator -- the company hired to process claims -- should be able to tell you when distributions are to be made and be able to confirm what your payment should be. Their contact information should be available in a notice sent to you and in an informational website that may have been set up.
    If you are not getting answers satisfactory to you from class counsel or the class action administrator, you can consider hiring an attorney to investigate your concerns.

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  • Suing a public university regarding performance.

    Potential class-action lawsuit. Please provide contact information if you have experience in this space. The details are too sensitive to discuss on this page.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Our firm has served as class counsel for current and former students of colleges and other schools harmed by their institutions in multiple cases in Michigan and in other states. You should consult with an attorney in your area about your concerns about the university in question.

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  • Looking for a malpractice attorney that works on contingency.

    My attorney failed to file a lawsuit within the 90 day timeframe after receiving a right to sue letter from the EEOC. He then lied in a sworn affidavit that he never heard of or saw the letter.

    Thomas’s Answer

    You should confer with an attorney who pursues attorney malpractice claims in Michigan. Among the considerations to review are why the lawsuit was not timely filed and whether the lawsuit likely would have led to a favorable outcome for you. In Michigan, an attorney malpractice claim must be filed within two years of the date of last representation, so time may be of the essence in your review of this matter.

    Thomas H. Howlett - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - 248-502-0862 (direct)
    thowlett@googasian.com

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  • Beauty School Disaster.. Help?!?

    I went to a beauty school to get my hair turned blond. They had to bleach my hair it started burning so bad. After she rinsed it out it was yellow so she said to fix it she had to re-apply a toner. This burnt worse I had tears running down my face...

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    Sorry to learn of your hardship. After seeking medical attention, you should consider speaking to an attorney in your area who specializes in personal injury matters about what legal recourse you may have.

    Thomas H. Howlett
    Michigan personal injury attorney based in Bloomfield Hills
    Direct line: 248-502-0862
    www.googasian.com

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  • I had a lawfirm represent me and they made several horrendous decisions which directly resulted in me losing my 2 large

    14 room vacation rental homes, my very profitable business . My losses are around 2 million dollars . How should I begin this lawsuit?

    Thomas’s Answer

    You should seek out a private consultation with an attorney in Michigan who handles legal malpractice to explore your options.
    Time limitations exist for the assertion of such claims, so you would be well-advised to confer with an attorney soon about the applicability of these deadlines to your situation.
    Thomas H. Howlett
    Blooomfield Hills, Michigan
    877-540-8333
    www.googasian.com

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  • Can someone sue the doctor for medical malpractice if not kin or spouse.

    My mother passed away from multiple drug intoxication, according to med.examiner bc of the mixture of medicine she was on combined caused supression of breathing and killed her not her fault, her boyfriend wants to sue, but i feel its not his plac...

    Thomas’s Answer

    In Michigan, who has the authority to sue for a wrongful death is determined by a statute, and the decision is made by a probate judge. Typically, a family member such as a surviving spouse or child is given the authority to sue. If you would like to discuss further the particulars of your mother's passing and the possibilities regarding who might be given authority in this situation, feel free to call me at 248-502-0862 (direct).
    Thomas H. Howlett
    www.googasian.com
    thowlett@googasian.com

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