Michael W. Clancy’s Answers

Michael W. Clancy

Saint Charles Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Broken wrist .

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Charles V. Falkenberg III
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer is that I don't have enough information to to know, but maybe. In cases like this, lawyers typically gather your medical records and imaging studies and then show them to an expert to see whether the expert thinks that what happened was malpractice. Some surgical errors can happen even when a surgeon is being careful, and those are not malpractice. Others simply shouldn't happen, and those are. A lawyer can't know which of those you have until they have all the records and...

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  2. Defective /Dnagerous products

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    2 lawyer answers

    First, keep the piece of metal somewhere safe and in the same condition that you found it. Second, save and preserve everything you can think of that is related to the meat, its purchase, and/or its packaging. Third, you shoule speak with a lawyer who handles product liability cases. It goes without saying that pieces of metal shouldn't end up in your ground beef. The lawyer will want to know where you bought the meat, whether you still have the packaging that it came in, whether you have...

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  3. Baby died trying to find help

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Peter LaSorsa
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I need to know more before I can answer your question. Because your question is posted in the medical malpractice section, I assume that you believe that your baby died because he/she got negligent medical care. Because you're close to the IL/MO state line, the first question is where (in which state) did the negligent care occur-- you'll need a lawyer licensed in the state where the negligence took place to represent you. If it happened in...

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  4. IL wrongful death law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Peter LaSorsa
    2 lawyer answers

    In general, wrongful death is a death that occurs as a result of the wrongful conduct of someone else. The suit is brought on behalf of the estate of the deceased child for the benefit of the child's legal heirs. Because at least some of the damages revolve around what happened to the child, they will be recoverable even if the person who brings the case (called a special administrator) didn't personally incur them. A criminal charge or adjudication of guilt is not a necessary prerequisite....

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  5. Defending a auto personal injury lawsuit in IL

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Erik Glen Swanson
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Oscar Michelen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you can. In order to win the case against you, the person who sued you has to prove that you caused the accident. You did not say where the lawsuit was filed. In small claims court, you can defend yourself without a lawyer if hiring one doesn't fit into your budget. The important thing to know about small claims court is that you need all of your witnesses in court on the day of the trial (which is a different day than the first day that you have to show up). Generally statements or...

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  6. Insurance Denied Claim

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Ehsan Eftekhari
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Frank S Hong
    4. Andrew Armour Magwood
    4 lawyer answers

    It's always hard to give a complete answer without knowing all of the facts. In general though, you've got to decide if the inconveniece of filing and pursuing a small claims case is worth the $850 difference between what the repairs will cost and what you've been offered. The case is so small it probably won't make sense for you to hire a lawyer to represent you, so you'll have to handle preparing the complaint, filing it, and showing up in court (at least twice and often more than that) and...

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  7. Can I sue my dentist in small claims court?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can sue your dentist in small claims court. And yes, the failure to inform a patient about the risks and consequences of treatment can form the basis of a claim. I recommend that you at least speak with an attorney before filing the suit, even if you have to pay him or her for their time. They should be able to give you some pointers which will make it more likely that you'll win and keep you from having to hire expensive experts. I wish you the best of luck. Michael Clancy...

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  8. My baby was born with a fractured collar bone and it is expected to fully recover, I was wondering if i would still have a case

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Guy Scott DiMartino
    3. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear that your daughter was injured when she was born, but glad to hear that it looks like things are going to be ok. I think that the best advice is to wait for a while to make sure that your daughter actually recovers fully, and then talk to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. In general, medical malpractice cases are expensive to handle and it might turn out that your daughter's case doesn't have enough value to support the expenses which will be necessary to drive the...

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  9. Are there grounds for a medical malpractice suit?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Ronald Anthony Sarno
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother's bad outcome. You need to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer right away. He or she will gather the necessary medical records and consult with an expert to decide if your mother has a case. While the statute of limitations for things like this is generally two years in Illinois, there is nothing to be gained by waiting. Speaking with a qualified lawyer won't cost you anything (although you may be asked to reimburse the lawyer for some of the out of...

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  10. What do you do when a doctor is prescribing a medication in your name but then taking it himself-self-prescribing?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    1 lawyer answer

    In Illinois, the licensing of physicians is controlled by the Illinois Department of FInancial and Professional regualation. They have a website (www.idfpr.com). In the middle of the first page there is a box under the heading "Quick reference". Use the drop down menu unders Division of Professional Regulation and you'll find "File a Complaint" This agency should be acutely interested in your problem and will likely work to fix the problem right away. Good luck.

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