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Suzanne Hall Mindlin

Cardiff By The Sea Medical Malpractice Attorney.

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  1. Does a personal injury claim which includes depression make your life an open book?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Tigran Grigoryan
    2. Richard Jonathan Spencer
    3. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    4. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    5. David Andrews Williams
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    Every case is different. You and your attorney need to be on the same page on it. The answer depends on plaintiff's facts/subjective experience/psych history/ability to function, etc., and how they relate to the standards that call for an emotional reaction "over and above what an ordinary person would suffer" as a result of the defendant's conduct, and the plaintiff's decision to present (or not) expert testimony on the psych injury. If either of those is yes, then plaintiff's mental...

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  2. Do I need to obtain an attorney if my daughter was given too much pain medication, resulted in respiratory failure.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. John Christian Bohren
    2. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    3. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Christopher John Gansen
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    Yes, you need to consult an attorney who is willing to investigate the facts and help you decide the best course of action. Do not wait! The statute of limitations is short and it takes time to investigate.

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  3. For the 90 day notice of intent to sue in a medical malpractice case, can the limitations be extended more than 90 days?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael Raymond Daymude
    2. Richard Marc Katz
    3. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    4. Paul J Molinaro
    5. Ara Saroian
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    This answer is for the attorneys responding to this question, as well as for the questioner: BEWARE! The case of Woods v. Young (1991) 53 Cal. 3d 315, held that the tolling period triggered by sec 364 ends on the 90th day after the statute would have run if no notice were sent - NOT the 90th day after the notice is served! Another practice trap for the unwary or occasional med mal lawyer, for reasons that should be obvious. Questioner, this arena is highly technical indeed. You need to...

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  4. Can my dentist charge a fee for a missed appointment for a dependent, when I was not informed of the appointment?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    2. Ali R. Yousefi
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    Ask yourself, what matters here? $50 is not enough to justify a fight with a good dentist, especially in CA, where our med mal laws have made of our state a safe haven for bad dentists! If you are otherwise satisfied with the dentist, bring this to his direct attention by inquiring about his personal knowledge of it, and what his understanding is of what happened, ask for documentation of the appt. setting and no-shows. Maybe they have patients mixed up, it happens. And make darn sure your...

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  5. Legal Form for an extension in a Medical Malpractice Arbitration case or a new retrial/arbitration.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    2. Arnold William Gross
    3. Pius Joseph
    4. Kevin Hunter Park
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Medical malpractice cases in California are difficult due to the laws, and in Kaiser's case rules, that restrict the rights of injured patients and extend protections to health care providers. This area is difficult even for experienced lawyers. It is no place for unrepresented patients. Find a local attorney, experienced in med mal litigation, and get help. If it's true that Kaiser's hiding 1000 pages, something happened worth litigating over. You may be rescue-able.

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  6. What is needed to retain an attorney where a doctor performed surgery without informed consent?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    2. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    3. Paul William Ralph
    4. Arnold William Gross
    5. John M. DeProspo
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    I agree generally with the comments of the other lawyers who have responded. A couple of further thoughts: In California, the laws are stacked against the patient, and many if not most judges seem inclined to protect health care providers over patients. Cases that might fly in other states, die here aborning. You can report the physician to the California Medical Board. This will not get you money, but it may focus some scrutiny on him down the line, especially if this happens repeatedly.

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  7. Kid punched my son at middle school (in his glasses). Put gash in his head. May have permanent scar. Can I sue the parents?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John M. DeProspo
    2. Michael Elliott Rubinstein
    3. L. Vincent Ramunno
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Aryan Aliakbarzadeh
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    Agree with all other lawyer comments, and add simply that a gash on the face or head may mean that impact was enough to cause other damage. If your son shows any signs of concussion, neck pain, etc. have him evaluated by his pediatrician or other competent medical provider as quickly as possible. One other suggestion: try not to be furious, try to be curious. Learn as much as you can. Get names of witnesses, listen to the stories others tell. Best of luck.

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  8. What are my chances of winning a court case against my dentist if I take this to court?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Zaheer A Shah
    3. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    4. Leonid Krimsky
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    The amount of money apparently in controversy is probably too little to justify the enormous time and expense of a full blown medical malpractice case in California (where the laws support health care providers rather than patients). However, you may be able to win a small claims court case. You can't have an attorney in small claims court - but neither can the dentist! There is a very short statute of limitations, so go to the Superior Court website for the county you are in, read about small...

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  9. Do I have a potential medical malpractice case?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Thomas Westwood Degn
    2. Dane Johnson
    3. Adam Craig Thiessen
    4. Kevin Hunter Park
    5. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
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    The standard of care for primary care physicians treating infections is a national standard. If the statute of limitations has not run, you would need a medical expert in one of the defendants' fields able to truthfully testify that it was below the standard of care to prescribe or sell the antibiotic therapy in your case, and probably a specialist to testify about the mechanism of harm to kidneys from certain antibiotics, which is well known, and about the likelihood, nature and extent of...

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  10. Welfare fraud investigation.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Tracy Green
    2. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    3. Suzanne Hall Mindlin
    4. Michael Adam Arbeit
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    If you are in San Diego South Bay, contact attorney Randy Hamud: Telephone: (619) 696-0815.

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