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  • Am I allowed to access the records from the department of health and human services ?

    They told me that I may not access the records because I was not the guardian at the time. I am now the representative of the estate. What do I need to access the files? Are they allowed to deny me access?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    What records are you trying to obtain? What do your letters of personal representation say? Normally, you be provided the right to gather records.

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  • My wife fell at a rehad place and was released without any treatment arent they responsible ??????

    she was placed in this rehab place because they promised to be able to take care of my wifes needs to get her back on her feet she was there in this rehab place for months and she left that rehab place alot worst off than she was when she first we...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your wife's care. Was your wife injured in the fall? What is the severity of her injuries? Generally, if your wife is at risk for falling, the facility has to prepare a plan to prevent falls. Depending on the circumstances of the fall, the facility may be at fault. I'd suggest you speak to an attorney who regularly handles these types of cases and discuss the particulars of what happened to your wife. You won't get the right answer just based on this posting. Feel free to contact my office. We handle these types of incidents frequently. Best wishes.

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  • Will you represent me if my representation released a case they represented

    I am on the sidewalk and suddenly I am pinned in between a tree and a bumper of an automobile easter sunday, the day before april fools day

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your question is unclear. Did you have a lawyer who withdrew from representing? You are welcome to contact my office if you want to discuss the facts of what happened and whether there is a case to pursue.

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  • What is the state minimum for for repositioning a person in a nursing home

    My mother is currently in a nursing home. She has a couple bed sores and keeps tilting over in bed. She is unable to move herself back to a proper sitting position. The nurses do not come in but once a day to reposition her. Is there a state min...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The usual practice is that a resident should be repositioned every 2 hours. But, depending on the risk of acquiring a pressure sore, a resident may need to be repositioned more frequently. The risk of acquiring a pressure sore should have been assessed. A turning scheduled should be in the plan of care. There is no state minimum, its a standard of care that is individual to the resident. There are also devices like a cushion and air mattresses that decrease pressure. So, there are quite a few documents that would require review. I hope this helps.

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  • What can I do Auto adjuster giving me the run around

    My Vehicle was parked of the street and another vehicle drove into the rear of it. The vehicle was insured but the driver was not the owner, the insure company refuse to do anything for me. They sent someone other who concluded that the vehicle is...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Is the insurance company claiming the driver didn't have permission to drive the vehicle? If not, the insurance company is responsible. If the damage is less than $10,000 you can file a small claims action. Small claims is like "people's court." You can actually pursue small claims without hiring a lawyer.

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  • My mom is in hospice care and the county says she has to put her home up for sale.

    My mother is 91 years old, and up until last month she lived independently alone in her home which she owns outright. Last month unfortunately she was admitted to a nursing home and was just moved to hospice care. She is being given about a mon...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Asset planning is tricky. You should contact an estate planning attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Can i sue a homeowner if my sons father lost his life fixing his car in there driveway an the pavement was unleveled with lots

    Continue-of runts and indentations..which caused the car jack to fall over..an he was crushed..

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    There are a lot of facts that need to be determined and evaluated. The sooner the better. Evidence can be lost or destroyed. You should contact a lawyer and firm that investigates and pursues wrongful death cases. There are different damages available than a routine injury case.

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  • My mom signed her assets over to her nursing home. Will she need to give money from a recent inheritance to the nursing home?

    My mother has Parkinson's and went into a nursing home within the past year. She signed over her assets which they're using to pay each month until she runs out and then she'll go on title 19. Her friend recently passed away and left everything ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    you need to consult with an estate planning attorney as soon as possible. He or she will be able to discuss the asset and financial planning. Do not delay.

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  • Problem with the care my parents are receiving at an assisted living facility.

    My parents moved into assisted living last Dec.. A short time later the management changed, since then it seems my parents care has gone down hill. Recently the problems have escalated, we go over to visit and urinals are full sitting in his ro...

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    I'm sorry to hear about the quality of care your parents are receiving. You should contact the Div. of Quality Assurance at 414-227-5000. The DQA investigates resident care. You can also contact the Ombudsman at 800-445-6242. The Ombudsman is a resident advocate. I'm happy to discuss the situation if you'd like. I represent residents all over the state of Wisconsin.

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  • Do most car insurance policies cover punitive damages for someone injured?

    In Wisconsin, if a driver is hurt by another driver who is drunk, can the drunk driver's car insurance cover punitive damages? Thanks

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You have to see the policy to see if the policy excludes punitive damages. Many do but some don't. Request a certified copy of the policy. There may be other coverage issues depending on the nature and severity of injuries. Its better to consult with a lawyer than be sorry.

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