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James E. Girards

Dallas Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can I represent myself in a malpractice case against an attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Allan Zelikovic
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. James E. Girards
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    11 lawyer answers

    Unless you are an attorney with experience in immigration law, I would encourage you in the strongest possible terms to hire such a lawyer to help you. There are too many traps you might fall into otherwise and the result of doing that will be catastrophic to your case. Good luck to you.

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  2. I recently had a heart attack can I sue my family doctor

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Lars A. Lundeen
    2. James E. Girards
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Josh P Tolin
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    12 lawyer answers

    A failure to follow-up on cardiac risk factors leading to a heart attack is a viable claim but the details of what was known to the family doctor is critical. Also, you describe your heart attack as massive. Your attorney will need to know the extent of heart muscle damage.You will want to contact a lawyer who is experienced in cardiology malpractice cases.

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  3. Do I have a case

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James E. Girards
    3. Josh P Tolin
    4. Marian S. Rosen
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    You may have a good case. You will need to have all the records reviewed in order to determine what happened and what standards were violated. There are time deadlines that apply so you should have a MedMal attorney investigate right away.

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  4. If i had a ceserean but my baby came out vaginally and now she has blood on her brain...and they say cerebral palsy is that

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. Robert Warren Painter
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christopher Michael Davis
    5 lawyer answers

    A 24-week gestation is a very complicated issue. For that reason it is difficult to say whether anything was done improperly from the information you provided. One would need to know why a delivery was planned at 24 weeks and what measures, if any, were taken to prolong the pregnancy. Bleeding in the brain is a major risk in the best of circumstances at 24 weeks. I suggest that you have the records reviewed by a birth injury lawyer to see if anything was done improperly.

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  5. Are there caps on economic damages for medical malpractice cases in Texas?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth Bruce Fenelon
    2. James E. Girards
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    4. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    5. Brian Heath Crockett
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    There are no caps on economic damages in Texas. There is a related constitutional provision among other things. It is the non-economic damages that are capped.

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  6. How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit in the state of Texas following the event?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. Don Karotkin
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You have until the two-year anniversary to file suit. But, your attorney will need plenty of time to investigate before then. So, you should contact an attorney immediately.

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  7. Can I sue doctors for talked me into a c-section?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Christopher Hogan
    2. James E. Girards
    3. Ilya Novofastovsky
    4. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    5. Stacy E Pepper
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    The indications for a c-section are numerous. Your story suggests a concern for your baby's ability to do well during the delivery process: 41 weeks plus large size according to imaging. On the other hand, your fifth delivery would be expected to go quickly. Whether a c-section was the way to go ultimately would be a matter of opinion and would be dictated by the details that you do not provide but would be in the medical records presumably. Pragmatically, it will cost a lot of money and time...

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  8. Minor MedMal questions in TX?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Warren Painter
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
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    Yes you can act as her representative now. And, you should for a number of reasons. The deadline for a lawsuit to be filed on her behalf has not expired yet. While you could wait longer to do so, as time passes memories fade and records get lost or they get put on microfilm and things start to get unnecessarily difficult to prove. Some would tell you that she has until her 18th birthday to file, but there is also some reason to think that should would only have until she is 12. The explanation...

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  9. I need to know if I have a health care related case against local hospital.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James E. Girards
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. Kevin Coluccio
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    Frequently pneumonia will not show up on X-ray in its acute phase. Although, the xrays may show something that needed to be addressed immediately. Either way, that doesn't get the hospital off the hook. The symptoms displayed and the lab test results will play a large role here. So, depending on what they show a case could be strong. That is a long way of saying that you really need to have a qualified attorney look at this before you really know with certainty. We work in Oklahoma frequently....

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  10. We were told in Texas that our wrongful death suit would be separate from our pain and suffering suits in the beginning but now-

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Marc Edward Stewart
    4. Paul Hilmon Cannon
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    Texas doesn't allow three separate pain and suffering lawsuits for the wrongful death of another. All wrongful death claimants are represented in one lawsuit. If separate lawsuits are filed they will be consolidated into one lawsuit - involuntarily if necessary. Filing separately will only cause a needless increase in expenses, confusion, and erode your lawyer's credibility. The $250k damages cap is a collective cap that applies to all claimants together - whether there is one suit or many....

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