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  • Property damage

    Car accident

    Paul’s Answer

    Insurance.
    File claim.
    Small claims court or civil court.
    Lawyer? Maybe.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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  • Visiting nurse ignored MD medication dosing instructions. He had to call 911 to help treat adverse reaction. Do I have recourse?

    I had a known sensitivity to a medication which could be prevented by infusing med at a much slower rate. Home health nurse came to administer med and said he thought it was ridiculous to run the IV for so long. I didn't realize he planned to run ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Poster, you have set forth a fact pattern which does indicate negligence... and would likely "win" in a court... but.... and this is the part you will not like... the amount you will "win" will much likely be a fraction of what it cost to wage the lawsuit... so... complain to the state nursing boards... the regulatory agencies for the home health company... all the government overseers you can... this nurse is a menace... it's only a matter of time before he or she kills someone with his or her laziness and moronic behavior... but as for your lawsuit... you did not suffer enough to make it worth it... that's a good thing... for your health, at least.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • My dog was on Phenobarbetol, and he needed more meds. I was having a hard time financially and could only afford the medicine

    I could only afford to get the medicine and not the regular routine lab work accociated with giving a pet this drug. The doctor refuses to renew the Phenobartitol my dog needed to control his seizures unless I brought him in for lab work and blood...

    Paul’s Answer

    In summary, the poster above seems to be asking if he or she can force a veterinarian to work for free... is that about right? Poster, in your mind does that notion apply to plumbers, car mechanics, contractors, and your job too? You might want to rethink your view of how the economy works... there are places where medical care is provided for free... even to pets... there are organizations that cover costs for such care... there are legal and ethical means to get most things done... forcing people to work for free is not one.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • How do I go about suing someone for personal injury?

    I was attack by a dog last night which caused me to go to the hospital and get stitches in my face. Before going to the hospital I had to call my family to pick me up and while I was on the phone he shoved some sweet powder in my mouth and told m...

    Paul’s Answer

    Pooches in California do not get one free bite and their owners are strictly liable for their bites. Thus, man's best friend can get man in trouble should said BFF bite someone. Thus, should someone be bit by another's dog, the most important legal issue will be the amount of physical harm caused... thus, someone who is bit by another's dog should consult with a personal injury lawyer to investigate how one can get fully compensated for one's injuries.

    Also... I'm not sure of what "sweet powder" is... so that is something else to investigate when suit is filed...

    GET MEDICAL ATTENTION... and all the necessary follow up... and then...
    HIRE A LAWYER!!!

    Fortunately, most of us personal injury types offer free consultations and take such cases on contingency no matter where the case is in California, so there is nothing to fear in calling us.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • Local med clinic refuses to clear me for caract surgy due to hupertension . Told high blood pressure is not a reason to refuse

    this surgery as high blood pressure is controlled at the time of surgery. How can or can I force these doctors to clear me . I feel like they are on a power trip and hold me hostage.

    Paul’s Answer

    RE: "How can or can I force these doctors to clear me."

    Poster, read you question aloud to yourself a few times... and then really think about what you are asking... you want to force another person to do something... you want to force a physician who has examined you, studied medicine, and has an obligation to do no harm (or you would sue the crap out of him or her) to say nothing is wrong when something obviously is... now, does that sound like something you could do?

    Look, people have hypertension... many people.... and many people have cataracts... and many people with hypertension get cataract surgery... but that does not mean they are just fine to do so... the ultimate decision as to whether one is cleared for surgery rests with the surgeon and the anesthesiologist... and those two physicians take advice from other physicians... so instead of focusing on forcing a physician to bend to your will, try talking to the surgeon and anesthesiologist to see what they advise.

    There has to be some good puns in here about "seeing" this the other side... and "hindsight" being 20/20... but I'll leave that out... for now.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • Is it hard for a lawyer to prove endocrine issues and abnormal heart palpitations linked to car accident?

    Initially injured head neck mid back and lower back. Both legs and arms were affected with tingling sensations and lower back. I started immediately having endocrine issues that have only piled up now a year later. From the beginning piecing toget...

    Paul’s Answer

    Anything is possible... but stretching the threads of credibility in a personal injury is avoided by the experienced trial lawyer as juries roll their eyes when they see such antics... so... should one wonder whether he or she should demand certain damages, he or she should talk with one's lawyer.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • My dad age 72 fights cancer successfully and has it removed after it shrunk, later suffering complications he dies at Kaiser

    Dads been under Kaiser's primary doc care for years when this year he's diagnosed with esophageal cancer and in three months, according to Kaiser, my dad does remarkably superb thru chemo & radiation and surgery to remove it. 3 days after surgery ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Should someone die unexpectedly while in the hospital and should the family want to look into a law suit, the deceased person's body should not be altered by embalming (and burial)... best to have it available for county or coroner private autopsy... and the medical records should be gathered... with records in hand, the family should see an experienced medical malpractice attorney for a one on one in person consultation.

    Fortunately, most of us medical malpractice types offer free consultations and take such cases on contingency no matter where the case is in California, so there is nothing to fear in calling us.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • A friend of mine got into a car accident. what should he do to negotiate the maximum offer from the other party insurance?

    total loss is about $6000. his son went to the emergency room for minor head trauma

    Paul’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer... that's what he should do.0

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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  • Are physicians held accountable for defamation of character when lying on medical records?

    I have reviewed my records and found errors. Most disturbingly, a statement claiming that I "THREATENED ABORTION" in bold letters with points next to it. At this appointment I was told I was pregnant, but that there was very little chance it woul...

    Paul’s Answer

    Whao there, poster... slow down... the term "threatened abortion" is a diagnosis... it does not mean that you threatened to abort your baby... I can see how you might have misunderstood the term... a threatened abortion means that the woman's body has some condition which causes a high risk of miscarriage... the word abortion by itself in medicine can mean the one that we see on the news all the time... which is actually an intentionally induced abortion.. or it can mean a miscarriage... which is called a spontaneous abortion. So... take a breath... talk to your Ob/Gyn... and follow the medical advice given.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Physician

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