Michael W. Clancy’s Answers

Michael W. Clancy

Saint Charles Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. How long after an accident can an MRI be taken without the time lapse becoming a major disadvantage?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Michael W. Clancy
    4. Michael J. Helfand
    5. Eric J. Parker
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I too agree that the fact that you were promptly diagnosed with a disc injury should make the 5 month time lapse not a big deal. It will also be helpful if you treated with your doctor during that 5 month period. Finally, what the MRI report says will be really important to linking your disc disease to the accident. There are some findings that would be consistent with a disc injury 5 months ago, and others that would suggest an injury or damage that happened long before. If you have a real...

  2. What is the statue of limitations for malpractice ill.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Michael W. Clancy
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer is actually a little complicated, so I apologize in advance. As my colleague above indicated, it is sometimes 2 years from the date of the negligence. There are times, however, when a patient wouldn't have known or suspected that negligence occurred, and in those cases, the statute runs on the 2 year anniversary of the date that a reasonable person would have begun to suspect that negligence had occurred. The only way for you to get a definitive answer to your question is to speak...

  3. My son was hit by a car can i sue for compensation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    3. Michael W. Clancy
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes. As you've heard from the other lawyers, it is important that you consult with someone who concentrates his or her practice in personal injury cases as quickly as you can. Your son's health comes first, of course, but there are a number of things which should happen fairly quickly in order to make sure that your son's case is as strong as it can be. I hope he has a complete recovery. Michael W. Clancy

  4. What is the usual amount granted in a malpractice suit where a patient was left unattended, fell and broke a hip requiring surg?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    2. Bruce D. Goodman
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm afraid that this is a hard question to answer without knowing more facts. The fact that your brother-in-law has died (and I'm sorry for your family's loss) will prevent him from testifying at trial. It can hurt a case significantly when an important witness can't testify, but it depends on the facts of the case. Whether your BIL's death was related to the fall or the cancer will also make a difference. Your BIL's age, whether he was working before the diagnosis, his relationship with...

  5. What is the timeline for filing a claim?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately, the answer to your question is (or can be) complicated. In general, you have two years from the date of the malpractice within which to file a complaint. There are circumstances where this time can be extended (where, for example, you didn't know about the negligence), but there are time limits on how long it can be extended. I would need more information in order to answer your question completely, but if the surgery where you think the clips were left happened less than 2...

  6. Can i be sued for a accident that was done in my car but i was not the driver nor was i in the state.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Ronald Vincent Miller JR
    3 lawyer answers

    The license suspension and being sued are seperate issues. Unless there are other facts that you haven't included, lending your car to your mother doesn't provide a likely basis for the suspension of your driver's license. The question of whether you can be held responsible for the accident can't be answered without some additional facts. I assume that you had auto insurance. Make sure that you notify your insurance company of the accident. This is important because you don't want to give...

  7. I was in a accident with a truck his fault but I found out my license is revoked but I am on an insurance policy can I still sue

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes. Your license status and who is responsible for the accident are seperate questions. If the driver of the tractor-trailer is at fault, you should be able to recover. The advice not to give a recorded statement before speaking with a lawyer which you received from my colleague above is good advice. I urge you to contact a personal injury lawyer right away if you are interested in pursuing a claim for your injuries. Michael Clancy www.clancylaw.com

  8. My mother passed away from heart disease and she went to regular doctor visits.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael W. Clancy
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. The question in cases like this is whether her primary care physician should have suspected coronary artery disease because of your mother's symptoms and complaints. The only way to know the answer to that question is to gather your Mom's records (from her doctor and the hospital where she went before she died and any other doctors or hospitals she saw in between) and have a lawyer who concentrates his/her practice in medical malpractice cases...

  9. Was rear end from the back person hit me gave his information and left the sence. His wife work for the same insurance company

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Salim John Sheikh
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    The advice the previous lawyer gave you is good advice: speak to a lawyer right away. Most lawyers do not charge for this intial consultation and you should leave with a better understanding of your case, its value, and the process. Additionally, don't give a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company until after you have spoken with a lawyer.

  10. What should i do if im being sured by my former car company?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Salim John Sheikh
    2. Michael W. Clancy
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Donald Solomon Nathan
    5. Howard Robert Roitman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It's hard to understand exactly what is going on from your summary. I recommend that you take all of the paperwork that you have to an attorney, explain the circumstances, and see what he or she has to say. Someone who has all of the facts in front of them is likely to be able to give you the best advice. Be sure to go see someone right away-- if suit has been filed, time is ticking and bad things can happen if you wait too long to respond. Good luck.