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Stephen Duane Phillips

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  • I had a mesh implant surgery done and have had nothing but complication's since then -- Do I have a case?

    I never had a problem with infection at anytime before this surgery~it is every month - two month's i need to be on medication and it is getting costly and aggravating been going on since 04 and just found that there is a recall on the mesh sling...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Dear user,

    We are currently handling many cases against companies such as C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Ethicon, who manufactured and distributed defective polypropylene transvaginal mesh products. These mesh products were implanted in women who suffered from stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. There are many well documented complications arising from the implantation of these synthetic mesh products. We would be happy to review your case. Please see our websites for further details.www.transvaginamesh.com & www.phillipslawoffices.com. You may also call our office at 312-346-4262 and ask to speak with Elise.

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  • Medical Malpractice in Illinois, do we have a law suit?

    My mother in law had a full knee replacement 6 years ago. However the doctor forgot to put in the knee cap! We have conformation from 3 other doctors of the knee cap not being there. Do we have a law suit? IF so, can we also sue for pain and suffe...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Dee,

    I am sorry to inform you that any claim for this event is likely precluded due to the passage of time.

    In Illinois there is a statute of limitations for medical malpractice which is generally 2 years from the time you knew or reasonably should have known of an injury but nonetheless no more than four years from the event. (This is commonly called the statute of repose).

    If you wish to pursue this you should contact a lawyer but candidly there is not alot of "gray" in this timing issue.

    Steve Phillips

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  • What is the next step after an attorney files an affidavit with expert witness review for med mal?

    My attorney filed an affidavit for a med mal case about 3 months ago and said that he would call us back when he has an update. I was just trying to do some research to determine what the next step would be so I can understand the process better,...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Typically the defendant is served with the complaint (lawsuit) along with the affadavit and the reviewing experts report documenting why and how the malpractice occurred. Thereafter the defendant contacts his insurance company and they in turn appoint counsel for the defendant. The defense attorney either answers the complaint or files a motion to dismiss based upon a variety of issues.

    I would suggest that you contact your attorney for periodic status checks as well as an explanation of how lawsuits proceed.

    Steve Phillips

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  • Had spine surgery and DR operated on wrong level. I allowed him to correct and operate on right level.

    I also had surgery in the mean time because I was thought to have a blood clot when he finally discovered his mistake and corrected it. I was in so much discomfort I allowed him to operate to correct his mistake. This happened almost two years ago...

    Stephen’s Answer

    I have handled 5 of these types of wrong level surgery and can tell you that they should never happen. In fact Medicare refuses to pay for these now as they consider them "never events"

    Various group have promoted ways to prevent this. You very likely have a case and I urge you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to prevent your claim being barred.

    Steve Phillips
    Phillips Law Offices
    312-346-4262

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  • I had a root canal a little over a year ago in IL. The dentist missed a fourth canal which caused a severe infection.

    Two weeks ago I had severe pain that kept me up all night. When I went into my new dentist, he discovered there was an infection that had gone into the soft tissue of my face. I went to an endodontist that drilled through the crown to redo the roo...

    Stephen’s Answer

    My office handles dental malpractice cases and we would be willing to discuss your situation with you. I would encourage you to visit our web site www.PhillipsLawOffices.com which highlights some of our cases, including a recent dental malpractice settlement for over $1 million. Please contact me or my partner, Jill Webb, regarding your potential case.

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  • Traffic accident

    i had a car accident a month ago. i got a traffic ticket and the other driver also got a traffic ticket . i paid a lawyer to go with me because i received a letter saying that i have to be in court to get my driver license back and because i'was a...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You unfortunately need to either get a lawyer to handle your case or file a claim in small claims court for your injuries. If your injuries linger, are permanent, or you bills are substantial I would recommend that you hire an attorney. I think your lawyer would have better served you if he had advised you to remain in court until the other persons case was called and you could see what he was going to do with regard to a plea.

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  • I had an accident in which I was not at fault. The other person is also not accepting fault. I have a court date tomorrow.

    I had an accident in which I was not at fault. The other person is also not accepting fault. I have a court date tomorrow. I have 2 witness as well who gave statement in my favor to cops. What should I do?

    Stephen’s Answer

    I would go to court and tell the prosecuting attorney that you have property damage and that if the defendant plans on pleading guilty you would like to get your property damage paid for as part of the plea agreement. If the defendant does not plead guilty then you will likely have to testify. If you are not physically hurt, are not going to claim any physical injuries, and want to get your property damage paid for I would suggest you go to court. Prosecutors and judges are watchful to make sure victims are reimbursed.

    Steve Phillips

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  • Dental malpractice

    I am a victim of dental malpractice.I am looking for lawyer who can review my case free.I am in Chicago IL.

    Stephen’s Answer

    My office handles dental malpractice cases and we would be willing to discuss your situation with you. I would encourage you to visit our web site www.PhillipsLawOffices.com which highlights some of our cases, including a recent dental malpractice settlement for over $1 million. Please contact me or my partner, Jill Webb, regarding your potential case.

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