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Armen Michael Tashjian

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  • Can she do that? Is that legal?

    I am on Social Security and my apartment is under section 8. I've been living in the same place for the past 16 years with no problems. We have a new operations manager and she wants me to hire a cleaning crew every 2 weeks to clean my place. I ke...

    Armen’s Answer

    She will lose the case and will be ordered to pay your lawyer's fee. Just make sure you document everything and maintain a paper trail.

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  • If I feel that my dialysis centers responsible for me contracting Hepatitis C. What kind of attorney do I need to consult with?

    I was in the hospital last year for a month a half receiving dialysis treatment. None of my blood work showed I had Hepatitis C back then. I haven't been sexually active with anyone, even before I was hospitalized, so the only way I could contract...

    Armen’s Answer

    That's terrible. Get your records promptly. Then report this to Centers for Disease Control, and any other regulatory entity you can find.

    Contact a lawyer in your area to start the investigation. On Avvo we're not authorized to solicit clients. So, you have to contact lawyers directly.

    Take care,

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  • What could happened to a doctor or doctors employee that forged documents ,medical consent forms and initials the patients name?

    I'm in a Medical malpractice lawsuit.the Consent forms for multiple procedures for plastic surgery were signed as well as initialed mostly by myself. There is 1/2 forged consent forms as well as 3-5 forged initials in the many consent forms. T...

    Armen’s Answer

    This could potentially result in criminal investigation and is very serious. You should really have a lawyer help you with this.

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  • Do I have medical malpractice case against Kaiser?

    Oct 2014 I fell with an out stretched hand. Went to Kaiser urgent care. Doc didn't take xrays said it was sprained. A month later pain worsened. Went back got xrays sent to ortho saw a PA & asked for 2nd opinion with the MD. Kaiser said it was qu...

    Armen’s Answer

    Did your UCLA ortho say that refusal to do the MRI was below the standard of care? If so, then you may have a case. In other words toy have enough to make a claim for liability. However, equally important is the damage and that has to be assessed to see if it is worth pursuing. Lastly, and most importantly, it needs to be determined if the delay in getting the MRI in fact caused the condition to be such that now you can't fix it. You'll need your UCLA doctor to answer these questions or have an expert do it.

    Lastly, all Kaiser cases are subject to mandatory binging arbitration. So, that makes these cases undesirable in addition to limitation on noneconomic damages imposed by MICRA.

    Take care.

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  • No fault, uninsured driver rear ended, had basic coverage from safeco uninsured bodily insurance? Help with property damage

    Hi, I was hit by uninsured driver in San Jose, CA on Dec 17, 2015. The guy turned out to be drunk and was arrested on the scene. I was driving for a company called Lyft at the time of the incident and had contingent insurance. With my personal in...

    Armen’s Answer

    I'm not sure why the DMV is asking you to pay any money. Be that as it may, if you have collision coverage then you should have no problem getting paid for your vehicle. If you don't have a collision coverage, then you can do couple of things.

    First, contact the DA who is prosecuting the person who hit you for DUI. Provide the DA with proof of your loss and other expenses and ask the DA to make that part of the restitution in the underlying case. If the defendant screws up and misses a payment he'll go to jail.

    Second, you can sue the guy in the small claims court and get a judgment. Once you have a judgment and he fails to pay, you can get his driver license suspended. However, be very careful with this approach as there is something called 'res judicata' which is a rule of preclusion. In other words, you may be precluded from going to court on your bodily injury claim!

    As such, consult your lawyer before you do anything, AND don't act as your own lawyer when you actually have one.

    Good luck.

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  • Is there anything that can be done about the life insurance?

    I recently had a parent pass away. They were paying into a life insurance policy, which was apparently an accidental life insurance policy. They had been paying on the policy for at least 12 years and started so when 67 years old. After the paren...

    Armen’s Answer

    It depends to the type of policy. If it is accidental policy it will pay if the death is caused by an accident.

    To be safe, get the policy reviewed by a lawyer.

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  • I need help with surgeon and need help for Dentist

    Had a surgery came out paralyzed

    Armen’s Answer

    I am very sorry to hear that. We're not allowed here to ask you to contact us. However, if you were to contact us directly you will be offered free consultation. Also, these cases are done on a contingent fee basis. Meaning you don't pay attorney fees unless you get a settlement, award or judgment.

    Take care,

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  • If I am in a car accident at work, what is my liability versus my employer?

    Driving as a part of my job

    Armen’s Answer

    Under the theory of respondeat superior, also known as vicariously liability, both you and your employer are liable. The benefit to you is if there is a claim your employer (employer's insurance) will most likely cover it for you.

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  • Deep in my heart i feel that something happened that wasn't suppose to and something def went wrong. can i seek legal action?

    My mom was not feeling well Jan 2015 & suddenly passed May 2015. 1st the dr here thought it was her thyroid. So I took her to urg care to where they found a tumor the size of 2 two tennis balls. so the med grp she was under was giving her the run ...

    Armen’s Answer

    While your instincts may be correct, the records from all sources must be gathered and evaluated in order to see if there is actionable malpractice.

    Sorry for your loss.

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