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James E. Girards

Dallas Trucking Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Does my deceased brother (i.e. his estate) have a valid case for wrongful death?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Timothy Martin Knowles
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Ross Marvin Miller
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    Having handled a number of methadone-related wrongful death cases I can tell you that you should focus on the pharmacology of methadone and find a lawyer who is familiar with that. The short version is that methadone builds up in the blood stream over time - unlike other drugs that burn off in a predictable time period. For this reason methadone is supposed to be started low and increased very slowly over a number of days. In fact "start low and go slow" is the mantra that doctors use with this...

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  2. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Jaye L. Samuels
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    Leaving a used needle anywhere but inside a "sharps" container is a violation of a long list of basic rules in healthcare and in workplace safety. There is no excuse for it. The procedure when you have been stuck by a used needle is medical monitoring for period of time beginning with blood tests. The person who that needle was used on should be identified so that you can know what potential problems you are facing. If one person cannot be isolated then the group of likely patients should be...

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  3. My husband passed away 6 months after aTexas doctordoctor failed to correct a heart issue. Can i sue for negligence?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James E. Girards
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    5. Norman Antonio Stiteler
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    We do a lot of heart cases here because one of my staff members is a cardiologist/lawyer. The refusal to fix a blockage sounds suspect. It looks to me like you really need the records reviewed by a qualified attorney.

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  4. If a person suffers a stroke, due to constant blood pressure over 220, while under a doctors care for months, can he sue?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Lannie Todd Kelly
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    What you have described sounds like something that should be looked at carefully. In Texas, a lawsuit like this almost always must be filed within 2-years of the date of the negligence. There are shorter periods for giving notice, etc., if a government facility is involved. Whether a lawsuit is ultimately feasible will depend in the largest part on the strength of proof of negligence and the provable economic loss associated with the injury. That is a long way of saying that you should...

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  5. Dr went in to perform a l5/s1 anterior fusion. After 13 days of insisting I had no feeling in my leg and being ignored I went

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. John Griffin Watts
    3. David Ian Schoen
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    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    This sounds like a case that should be pursued. In spine surgeries there are a number of steps that should be taken to prevent screws from protruding into the spinal canal. They should not even put pressure on the spinal cord. Among them are intraoperative spinal cord monitoring where the electrical signals going through the spinal cord - both motor and sensory - are monitored in real time so that any irritation to the spinal cord is identified quickly and steps can be taken to avoid injury....

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  6. Who are the best trucking lawyers in the US for a large commercial trucking case?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Timothy E Fizer
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. James E. Girards
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    There are a number of firms that, like mine, do a lot of trucking collision cases. I can answer questions for you at the link below. Or, you may want to call Joe Fried in Atlanta at (404) 591-1800

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  7. Where’s malpractice attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James E. Girards
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Femoral angiogram caries a risk of vascular injury. Of course, negligence can cause vascular injury as well. Irrespective, the injury needs to be recognized and treated timely and properly. Many cases involkve a failure to do that causing serious injury or loss of limb - sometimes death. Since your information does not provide enough detail to know what your situation is, i suggest you contact an expoerienced medical malpractice attorney in your area to review the medical records and...

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  8. How long does it take before a lawyer decides to take case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Todd Studinski
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. James E. Girards
    4. Peter J Bartinik
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    I have been doing medical malpractice cases for over 20 years. In my experience in what might be described as a typical malpractice case it takes about 100 days to get through the review process. In a birth injury case or any other particularly complex situation it can take much longer. Birth injury cases tend to be expert intensive and require 8 to 10 different experts. That means lots more time is needed in order to get everything that needs evaluation properly reviewed whereas other kinds...

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  9. Before i had back surgery i could walk now i cant surgeon tells me she has no idea why

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. James E. Girards
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    In order to get to the bottom of this your attorney will need to to get the medical records and especially the spinal cord monitoring records. We do a lot of spinal cord injury cases here nationwide and may be able to help. But, a lot more information is needed. Feel free to call if we can help answer the questions you have. 888-333-9709 www.girardslaw.com

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  10. Where do I go from here?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

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    We have a heart specialist on staff who is a licensed attorney as well. We may be able help answer the questions that you may have on what happened and what may be done about it. 888.333.9709

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