Paul D Friedman’s Answers

Paul D Friedman

Phoenix Medical Malpractice Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Contemplating releasing PI attorney before potentially settling w/insurance co.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. James Hoytt Wood
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    You can terminate the representation at any time. Your attorney can only ethically charge a reasonable amount for settling your claim. In other words, the attorney probably cannot ethically collect 1/3 for 3 hours of work if the fees would be $10,000 per hour. If you terminate the attorney, the attorney is entitled to being paid for services under a theory called quantum meruit. If you hire other counsel, the attorneys will negotiate between themselves as to the amount the new and...

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  2. I HAD A FULL KNEE TRANSPLANT.STILL LIMITED MOVEMENT AND LOTS OF PAIN. NOW I'M HANDICAPPED. I NEED A LAWYER. LIVE IN PINE,AZ

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul D Friedman
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Mishka L Marshall
    5. Nisha Darlene Noroian
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    I am sorry to hear about your lack of recovery. There is not enough information to know if you may have a malpractice case or a product liability case. The fact you have a bad result does not mean that there was either. You should contact a malpractice attorney who would be willing to look at the case. I suggest that you get the surgical records to determine what type of replacement was implanted and get all radiographs from immediately before and after the surgery. You may also wish to...

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  3. In Arizona, Is It Common For The Court To Let The Issue Of Punitive Damages Go To A Jury?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Steven Roger Rensch
    2. Paul D Friedman
    3. Thomas A Morton
    4. Steve Eliot Sanderfer
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It is very uncommon as the standard for punitive damages is "clear and convincing" as opposed to the regular civil standard of "preponderence of the evidence". I would be very concerned that the jury is going to hear punitive evidence and possibly render a verdict on that evidence.

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  4. Received a bill for a botched medical procedure

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul D Friedman
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Kevin Coluccio
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    This is really more of common sense than a legal issue. I suggest you contact the office manager and/or physician to discuss their insurance receipt as payment in full since it was not a productive procedure. Your claim is not viable as medical malpractice because the cost would prohibit filing a lawsuit unless there are permanent injuries from her breach of the standard of care.

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  5. Should I get a lawyer??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul D Friedman
    2. Thomas John Cesta
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Albert Lee Crosner
    5. Christopher Steven Hoffmann
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    You should consult with a lawyer but may not find someone who is willing to take the case if you did not sustain significant injuries.

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  6. Can you use your smartphone to record a family court hearing?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul D Friedman
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Stasy D Click
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    Most courtrooms have electronic recording and you can order the audio and/or video, depending on the recording, with the court for approximately $20. If you try recording a proceeding without court approval, you are going to be subjected to a possible contempt ruling.

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  7. Is a redflex ticket w a summons to appear a real ticket or can I ignore it until I actually get served

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul D Friedman
    2. Michael Kielsky
    3. Ryan W Cummings
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    You do not have to respond to a ticket which was sent by mail in the state of Arizona since this does not constitute good service. However, if it is you that is responsble and you are eventually personally served within 120 days, you will have to also pay for the cost of the service.

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  8. Labor law for Arizona

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Donald W. Heyrich
    2. Paul D Friedman
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    Arizona law does not mandate time breaks.

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  9. Can opposing attorney subpoena my income tax returns directly from state and federal authorities?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peyton Hunley Robinson
    2. Paul D Friedman
    3. Evan A Nielsen
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    The other side will not be successful in getting the records from the IRS with a state subpoena. It is common for the opposing counsel to get the records directly from the IRS with a signed release. Most likely, the opposition will request you sign a release and file a Motion to Compel if you refuse. If your wages or income are in issue, it is likely the judge will allow the adverse party to get the records.

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  10. Injured on Kohls prpty outsde store on way in, tore foot/ankle lig and waiting on result of hip rad. Wtg on liability admission

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Glenn Jay Holzberg
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    Kohl's or the landowner is only responsible if they did something wrong like creating a dangerous condition. The fact that you fell on their property does not establish liability unless they did something wrong.

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