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Ian Robert Alexander

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  • My doctor has been prescribing me hydrocodone 7.5 for 3 years and i was denied anymore thru no fault of min is this dangerous

    should i have been detoxed or slowly walked off of my medicines or is this ok to abruptly stopped with no warning or help

    Ian’s Answer

    This is a question that really needs to be directed to a medical professional. As lawyers we deal with the legal consequences of a doctor's conduct, like whether stopping your medication abruptly caused you any damage or harm. Please contact a qualified medical professional to help answer your question.

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  • Medical Malpractice

    When I was five years I was diagnosis with a hip condition called Coxa Vera. Now at the age of twenty-one I walk with a limp because my right leg is 1cm. shorter than my left leg due to coxa vera. Could this hip condition be a result of something ...

    Ian’s Answer

    I am a medical malpractice lawyer in Chicago. The statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims is limited to 2 years or 2 years from the date of discovery of malpractice. There is either a four year or an eight year statute of repose on malpractice claims involving minors. Unfortunately, you might be beyond the statute of limitations period. There is some case law which tolls the statute based on legal disabilities which may or may not apply to your case. You need to consult with an attorney quickly to see if you are beyond the statute.

    If you were able to overcome this potential hurdle, you would need to to find an expert to link your injury to your birth.

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  • Legal guidance in cases of malpractice by a veterinarian.

    We recently lost our dog through what we believe is medical malpractice on the part of the veterinarian. I took "Boaz's" remains to Maryland's Department of Agriculture so that we could get a necropsy. The pathologist called me yesterday and sai...

    Ian’s Answer

    Veterinary Malpractice is definitely a cause of action, at least in some states. In the past courts were reluctant to recognize causes of action for vetrinary malpractice because pets are considered property and as such your damages would be limited to the value of the property. The law is evolving and some courts are compensating pet owners for the loss of companionship lost as a result of malpractice.

    The elements of proof are the same as any negligence case. Duty, Breach, causation and damages. Maryland courts have weighed in on pet custody cases in the past. Perhaps they might recognize malpractice too.

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  • What is considered to be published case law

    What is considered tobe published case law ? Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA

    Ian’s Answer

    The short answer is No, your employer cannot fire you because you are preganant. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prevents employers from discriminating against workers based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. The Family and Medical Leave Act of 2003 allows pregnant women to take off time for childbirth to care for a newborn child.

    These acts only apply to businesses of a certain size. For instance, the PDA only applies to businesses that employ 15 or more people. If you believe you are being discriminated against due to the fact that you are pregnant then you must contact the EEOC as they have enforcement responsibilities under the PDA.

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