Stephen I Leshner’s Answers

Stephen I Leshner

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Should I join a class action lawsuit or hire a private medical malpractice attorney?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Zaheer A Shah
    2. Stephen I Leshner
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Peter N Munsing
    4 lawyer answers

    A case against Wright Medical would be premised on the defective hip system causing metallosis and loosening of the implant, which necessitated the revision of the hip replacement system. The current litigation against Wright Medical is NOT a class action, but a mass tort. A medical malpractice case would be based on the allegation that the implanting physician fell below the standard of care when performing the initial surgery, which is the cause of your tumor and complete revision. You...

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  2. Do I have a case?

    Answered 8 days ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    4. Josh P Tolin
    4 lawyer answers

    First, please accept my condolences for the loss of your grandmother. However, under Arizona law you cannot bring a wrongful death medical malpractice for your loss. By Arizona law, only spouses, parents or children can claim damages for the wrongful death of a loved one. Perhaps your father or mother would want to bring suit and claim damages. Second, if you want to pursue this matter further, you should order the medical records, and get the facts straight, because as one of the other...

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  3. I was involved in auto accident, in which I didn't abtain legal help, in the begining. Can I get that help now

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Bruce M Squire
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    4. Kimberly Tirrell
    5. Peter N Munsing
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    There are any number of experienced, competent plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys in the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area who will likely be pleased to represent you. I suggest you search for accident injury lawyers either on AVVO or Google, and call them to discuss your case.

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  4. Auto accident with injury, medical lien against other driver's insurance compan. If I take the settlement, am I responsible?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Gil Shuga
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Unless you take further action, the insurance company will probably deduct the amount of the hospital lien from the settlement. However, you should consult with an experience personal injury attorney knowledgeable about lien law. It may be that the hospital lien is unenforceable. Almost all of these lien are subject to being compromised. It is important to deal with this issue before reaching a final settlement.

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  5. What Can I expect from my car accident settlement

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. S Edmond ElDabe
    2 lawyer answers

    First of all, if the collision was caused by the negligence of the Border Patrol officer, you have a federal tort claim, which is governed by federal rules and statutes. Ultimately, your case may be decided by a Federal Court Judge, and not a jury. Because you will be dealing with the federal government, and not a private insurance company, you should retain a lawyer who is experienced in evaluating and handling a federal tort claim. Potentially, you may be entitled to recover for your...

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  6. Auto accident

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. A J Mitchell
    3. Nima Taradji
    4. Peter Robert Stone
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, even though there may be ample evidence of the other party's fault, and he or she was cited for the collision, the adverse insurance company may attempt to allege that there was comparative negligence on your part that caused or contributed to the collision. There may be some evidence of this, or it could be a wholly made up fantasy of the insurance company. This is a strategy insurance company's employ to save money. In order to prevent this strategy from being successful,...

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  7. Is it legal for a hospital to do bill balancing even after the accepted their payment from my insurance company from a car accid

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Gil Shuga
    3. Joseph A Blaszkow
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, in Arizona, health care providers are allowed to "balance bill" pursuant to Arizona Revised Statue Sec. 33-931. Balance billing is the practice of seeking to obtain additional funds after payment of less than its full billed charges. In order to be enforceable, the lien has to be recorded in the County where the healthcare provider is located, and recorded within thirty days after the patient receives services, and at least thirty days before settlement of the personal injury claim....

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  8. Air bags did not go off.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Gil Shuga
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, the air bags are programmed to deploy during frontal collisions at speeds greater than 12 to 14 miles per hour. The failure of the air bags to deploy during your collision could be because the speed wasn't great enough, or because of a defect. If it's a defect, the next question to ask is what injuries were caused or aggravated by the failure of the air bags to deploy. If your wife suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck, back and head, the cost of suing the auto maker in a...

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  9. Are the statutes of limitations different when a minor child is involved'? For all related expenses?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Gil Shuga
    2 lawyer answers

    The right of reimbursement for medical bills belong to you. The claim for pain and suffering belongs to the minor. If you file a lawsuit on behalf of the minor before the two year statute of limiations, you will preserve the claim for reimbursement of medical expenses. If the minor waits to file a lawsuit until two years after he or she reaches the age of majority, he or she can only make a claim for his or her pain and suffering: the right to claim the medical bills will be lost. I...

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  10. My sister and her husband were hit by a drunk driver that tried to run after hiting them can they get more money considering ?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephen I Leshner
    2. Daniel J Marco
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    The fact that the adverse driver was impaired at that the time of the collision entitles your sister to make a claim for punitive damages. The aggravated circumstances in this case should produce a higher settlement or verdict than would normally be available without the aggravated conduct. Your sister should contact a lawyer in Arizona who specializes in personal injury case as soon as possible.

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