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Andrew Jacob Reeves

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  • My circumcision was messed up when ever I got it in my baby years, can I sue?

    What could I sue for?

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is a statute of limitations which may bar your claim. The length of time will depend upon several different factors, especially your current age. Assuming the statute of limitations has not expired, the claim would most likely be medical malpractive-negligence.

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  • Had acdnt this week. She was @ fult, admits 2 it/got citation. been 5 days - she hasn't filed claim. I'm worried. What can I do?

    She was driving her parents car (I think - police report indicates she's 17 and it was a minivan). Her dad came to accident site. She was very upset. She claims she didn't see me. Turned / cut in front of me and turned (mayb texting?) the van was ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Do you have insurance? If so, you should have reported it to your insurance company. If you haven't reported it, then I would do so immediately. Your insurance company should pursue the other driver's insurance. They do this so they can avoid paying for damage that was not their insured's fault.

    If you do not have insurance, this becomes more difficult. Do you have her information? Do you have the police report containing her information? Were you injured? Was she injured? Answers to these questions would change my advice.

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  • Do I have to pay car rental in il

    I have to pay for car damages cause of no insurance and it was under his deductible. he wants me to pay him not the car place cause he has to get a rental. he said he can't sue me cause ill have a receipt of the money order and letter of what it i...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Let me answer this from a different angle. Was the car accident your fault? Do you have injuries? Does he have injuries? Was it a fender bender? These are the questions I would want to know.

    Assuming it was your fault, you do not have injuries, he does not have injuries, and it was a fender bender, I agree with the attorneys who posted. First, I would pay him the cost of a receipt from a body shop for the damage. I would ask to have a copy of that receipt first, and only pay that amount. Second, I would learn from the body shop how long his car will take to repay. If it's minor damage, it may only be a couple of days. I would then pay for a standard rental car for his use during this time period. Third, I would get a signed receipt and release of liability from him when I pay for these expenses. If you will write the release yourself, be sure to adequately research what it must contain. You may be able to find a pro bono attorney to write this up for you--it would only take them a few minutes. Lastly, I would get insurance (at least the State minimum) to avoid this trouble in the future.

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  • I got into an accident with no insurance, but wasn't issued a ticket...Did the officer make a mistake by not issuing me a ticket

    I've always had insurance when driving previously, but when my policy expired i was also changing insurance companies and did not have at the time of the accident (not smart i know)

    Andrew’s Answer

    Not to keep giving you the same answer, but be sure to get insurance if you plan on driving again. A ticket should be the least of your worries. In Illinois, state minimum insurance is not that expensive. I would advise you to get more than the state minimum, but at least you would have insurance that way.

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  • My mother died in the hospital she was found in the bathroom of her room can I sue the hospital?

    It has been a year this coming christmas she was in the hospital for her foot only she was found in the bathroom floor of her room.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Call a medical malpractice attorney in Illinois. They will be able to ask you pointed questions to determine whether you have a claim against the hospital or the nursing staff. If they think you may, they will have you sign a contract and HIPPA authorizations. They will then receive your mother's medical records. After a thorough review, they can then tell you whether they think you have a strong enough case to proceed. There really is no other way to do it.

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  • I ASKED A QUESTION BEFORE ABOUT A MEDICAL MALPRATICE SUIT AND DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE HSPITAL OR DOCTORS ARE NOT LIABLE.

    MY WIFE HAD A SURGERY DONE WERE THE DOCTOR TOLD ME THE NURSES WERE AT FAULT FOR CAUSING HER BLADDER TO RUPTURE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS NOT A CASE WHEN THEY CAUSED THE PROBLEM. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN DURING SUR...

    Andrew’s Answer

    In general, medical malpractice cases are very expensive. Therefore, most attorneys will not take your case unless there is clear neglgience with severe damages or death. Also, all counties are not created equal. Some counties in Illinois are even harder to receive favorable verdits.

    However, an attorney that consults with you should clearly explain to you why they don't think its a case. In my opinion, that is the hallmark of a good attorney. If you don't understand after they explain, then ask more questions. If they aren't willing to take another few minutes to explain it to you, then they are probably too busy to take your case either way. In that case, call another attorney. Call every medical malpractice attorney in the phone book! You aren't limited. This way you can get a variety of opinions, and have some options. If several attorneys say its not a case, then its probably not a case--but you should understand why either way.

    At my firm, we take substantial time explaining to our callers why we cannot take their case. We answer their questions in plain english. I feel that just comes with the territory of being an attorney.

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  • I want to sue several parties, do I have to pay for a third-party filing fee?

    I want to sue several parties, do I have to pay for a third-party filing fee?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Just name them as defendants. Are you proceeding pro se? I suggest you contact an attorney in your state or in a neighboring state (i.e. illinois). An attorney may be able to take your case on contingency.

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  • Do i have a possible medical lawsuit??

    I was having bad headaches in back right of my head and could feel a small bump there too. Went and saw a doctor claimed that i just had swollen lymph nodes and gave me a prescription of vicoden and said i should be fine. Come back in 3-5 days i...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would be interested in knowing your damages. Did you have health insurance during this period? Do you have any permanent injury? These are the questions that would need to be answered. Have you spoke with an attorney? Feel free to call lawyers in Illinois. They will be able to have a back and forth with you to find out this necessary information.

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  • Malpractice?

    In 2004 had hernia repaired with mesh. In July 2012 had laproscopic surgery. MD documented she cut through mesh. In December 2012 I had an open hysterectomy. The incision was from naval down to pubic bone. The MD did not document anything about me...

    Andrew’s Answer

    There is a lot of things that go into whether you have a claim, and then whether a law firm will take your claim on contingency. Generally, medical malpractice claims are very expensive to take. Why? Because of expert fees, medical record ordering, complexity, and time. That is why you should be careful on the attorneys you speak with.

    A lot of attorneys may say they will take your claim, but in actuality will try to refer it out to another law firm. Referral fees don't come out of the clients money, but it does come out of the attorneys money who ultimately handles your case. When that happens, those attorneys look very closely at your claim and the referral fee may tip the scales in terms of them not taking it. So, be sure to go with an experienced firm for better chances of someone handling your claim. That being said, you may have to look at attorneys in neighboring states.

    Lastly, part of the consideration of whether you have a claim are your damages. There is no way for any attorney to tell you "yes or no" based off of a 5 line avvo posting. You will just get, "call an attorney." So...feel free to call me at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard. We are an Illinois law firm, but have and do take cases in Wisconsin. Good luck.

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  • 8% of malpractice cases are actually won, so good malpractice lawyers are farinbetween, how do I know a good lawyer?

    Does finding the "best" lawyer require going out of state? What if not-the-brightest-bunch characteristics of my lawyer start popping out after already having signed on?

    Andrew’s Answer

    More than likely, there are great med mal lawyers in Florida. Do your homework. Look at reviews on google, martindale.com, avvo.com, and from the newspapers. See what medical malpractice attorneys in your area have recovered for their clients. Call firms you think may be good, and ask to speak with an attorney. From my experience, the best firms will allow you to speak with an attorney immediately. A firm with low resources or man power will usually ask if they can call you back.

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