Michael W. Clancy’s Answers

Michael W. Clancy

Saint Charles Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. What if hospital bills from a car accident exceed the policy limits.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

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

    Although your question is fairly simple, the answer isn't. You need to go see a lawyer. First, the "limit" that the insurer is probably referring to is the bodily injury limits. An insurer generally can't be forced to pay more than the limits of the policy. It may be, however, that there is other coverage in the same policy, like medical payments coverage, which can be accessed to cover more of the bills. While you can sue the friend, the issue is whether the friend has the money to pay a...

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  2. What is the procedure for amending a complaint for personal injury

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Peter LaSorsa
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Jeena R. Belil
    3 lawyer answers

    Your additional information helps, but not quite enough. Without actually seeing your complaint, it is almost impossible for us to diagnose the problem which makes it equally impossible to prescribe a fix. This said, it may be that you have failed to adequately plead duty. In general, lawyers don't pay medical bills for clients. In personal injury cases, lawyers do negotiate and satisfy liens for clients, and they also will assist a client in paying off medical bills which are related to...

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  3. IL medical malpractice law

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Peter LaSorsa
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Guy Scott DiMartino
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. LaSorsa is right- a medical malpractice lawyer would need much more information in order to answer your question. In general, a successful medical malpractice case requires the proof of two distinct things--1) that the health care provider made a significant medical mistake and 2) that the outcome would likely have been different if the mistake hadn't been made. It sounds like one of the issues in your son's case would be whether something could have been done to make the effects of the...

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  4. Auto accident no fault

    Answered over 6 years ago.

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

    As the lawyer above correctly suggested, it's impossible to evaluate your case without speaking to you, seeing the police report, and understanding the nature and extent of your injuries. It would be a great idea for you to bring a lawyer with you to the traffic case if you can afford it. What happens there might have an impact on any personal injury case that you might bring later and it will surely have an impact on your insurance rates for next year. Speak with someone right away, before...

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  5. Medical Malpractice

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Ian Robert Alexander
    3. Jonathan P. Groth
    3 lawyer answers

    You do need to speak with someone right away. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases requires those suits to be filed before a child's eighth birthday in the case of most birth injuries. There are some exceptions to this rule, but they are limited. The only way a lawyer can decide whether your claim is timely and has merit is by doing a careful interview so that he/she learns all the facts. Please call someone soon.

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  6. How long does it take to settle the medical,loss of wages, and pain and suffering portion of a car accident

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Joseph A Blaszkow
    4. Peter Szyjka
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, there is no set time period. Settlements require everyone to agree on the value of a claim, and people don't always agree. You can sue for lost wages if the loss is related to the injury which you sustained in the accident. I'm sorry to sound like a broken record, but you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer and get some advice about how to proceed-- this is too important to mess up. Best of luck. Michael W. Clancy www.clancylaw.com

  7. Eye surgery gone wrong, can I get reimbursement for costs?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear that your surgery didn't go well. Mr. Hoffman is right-- it is really rare for a physician to voluntarily pay for the kinds of things that you would like to be paid back for without suit. I will say that if it is a plastic surgeon who did your surgery, the chances of a negotiated settlement are a little higher than with other specialties, but it's still unlikely. In addition to your records from the doc who did the surgery, you'll need the records of any other doctor who...

  8. My son was just born 04-05-2010 and today he was circumsized. The doctor who preformed the preceedure cut his penis.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. David J. Llewellyn
    3 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on the birth of your son. I'm sorry to hear that there were problems with the circumcision. The only way to know whether there is a viable med mal claim is to speak with a lawyer. Because investigating cases like this can be expensive (because an expert needs to review the medical records and experts are expensive), some lawyers would tell you to wait a while to see how your son does, whether he heals properly, and whether there are any problems down the road. I suggest...

  9. How long do I have to sue a hospital

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Donald Curtis Kudler
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to learn of the trouble your son is having. If the claim is for negligent medical treatment to your son, he will have until his 8th birthday to file suit unless the law considers him to be "disabled". The kind of disability that would alter the statute of limitations is typically a mental disability. That said, the only way for you to get an accurate idea about whether your son has viable claims or what the statute of limitations is for those claims would be to speak to a lawyer...

  10. Seeking an attorney in Central IL for an auto accident / insurance case.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. William Henry Bertram
    3 lawyer answers

    Most attorneys will charge a contingency fee for their work on your auto case. In the overwhelming majority of cases, that charge will be 1/3 of what the attorney recovers for you. Particularly if your injury is significant, look for someone who concentrates his or her practice in personal injury work. There are good lawyers (whose names I would be happy to share if you would like) in Bloomington, Ottawa, and Peoria. I wish you the best of luck. Let me know if you would like referrals....