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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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  • 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.
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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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  • Can I sue a hospital for medical malpractice? I am expected to make full recovery.

    I went to a hospital on 07/27/15 for laparoscopic appendectomy. After surgery on 07/28/15, a large amount of fluids and medication leaked into my dominant left arm because of a mistake by a nurse. I received no treatment at all, but was ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Infiltrated IV's happen all the time... acceptable risk is the term used... now... the immediate issue I see here is whether that is all that happened... a little extra fluid should not cause a lot of problems... and by not a lot I mean a day or two of puffiness... so... the poster above should get competent... and unbiased... medical care to make sure a piece of catheter is not stuck in the arm... and that there was no blood clot... or something else going on... if something else is going on... then treat it... and have a one on one consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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  • Telling this guy i seen while getting gas to stop smoking cigarettes around me he's an employee at a gas station i got it on vid

    like hes 5 feet away from people smoking cigarettes i got asthma but i want to know if i can sue but also get that guy out of there cause i feel it's illegal to smoke at a gas station i got it on camera and a video - Brett

    Paul’s Answer

    Knock off the silliness, poster... if the action is truly "illegal," it may be a violation of some criminal or environmental statute... and such violations can be reported to the police or the appropriate environmental agency (Use Google to find the one)... but as for cashing in on your observance of a law being broke? Spend your efforts buying lottery tickets... you have a much better chance picking six than getting money from the gas station.

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  • Should my husband put house in mothers name to avoid being sued from sdge for what my ins wont cover from me hitting a utility?

    I hit a utility pole, total bill from SDGE is $250,000 and my insurance covers 50,000. I am not on any of the house stuff but we are married so that worries us. Should we put the property in his mothers name to avoid the insurance from taking us t...

    Paul’s Answer

    Poster... rethink your question... are you seriously expecting an attorney to say... why yes... yes, by all means move assets around into other's names and heck, get some money off shore to avoid taking responsibility for damages and harms you caused... come one, now... you know better... aside from being unethical... the law even has a term for such transfers... FRAUDULENT TRANSFERS... and the penalties are severe... so... what does one do when faced with the potential of being sued? Hire a lawyer for solid advice that can be followed and followed legally... spend the money for an hour of two of face to face time with a lawyer... learn what LEGAL options you have... and do so now.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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  • Rear-ended

    I was rear ended a few days ago. I was in a rental car and I didn't have any insurance (I opted not to buy the optional insurance). I had to get medical attention at the ER after the pain worsened. My question is, since I had no insurance, do I co...

    Paul’s Answer

    If a person suffers harm because of the negligence of another, said victim needs to do the following: First - immediately get medical attention. Second - hire a personal injury attorney. We personal injury type lawyers offer free consultations and take cases on a contingent (meaning our client does not pay unless he or she "wins" money).


    No one should handle any claim (involving a motor vehicle accident with bodily injury) against any insurance company without a lawyer. Claims should be handled by a lawyer - one who will be able to understand and explain the physical damages and injuries from accident. The victim of a car accident really needs to worry about one thing - getting better. That means attending doctor's appointments, attending physical therapy (if appropriate), and taking his or her medication. All of the rest can be handled by a personal injury attorney. We earn our fees (contingent by the way) by taking on the stress and hassle of fighting for money - I dare say some of us actually enjoy the fight, but I realize that most people do not enjoy conflict.

    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.

    - Paul

    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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  • Consumer product defect, wicker stool/storage tack cut finger and bled profusely.

    I plan to return wicker stool / storage because my finger got nicked by a sharp tack and is swollen and bleeding. I want compensation from the store for pain and suffering and the inconvenience of not being able to perform daily tasks as before. ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Should one get involved in a lawsuit against the manufacturer or seller of a piece of wicker furniture for getting poked by wicker, one will probably have a tough time keeping the jurors from laughing as he or she explains he or she has reached the age of adulthood without every noticing that wicker furniture has lots of pointy parts and gives splinters very easily... kind of like suing for getting poked by a thorn from a dozen red roses... anyway, not a case my firm would handle... and probably not one that any good lawyer would.

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  • Can I sue a doctors office

    I had a ppd shot on Wednesday doctor told me to be back on friday anytime to check my shot He assured me he was going to be there, Friday comes by I go to the doctors office and of course he is not there the receptionist/medical assistant evaluate...

    Paul’s Answer

    A misread TB test that is quickly read correctly does not set up a series of facts upon which any respectable attorney would sue... as for reading a TB test... the reading has to be done 48-72 hours after the injection. The reading of a TB test is actually a very basic skill that many a medical assistant has been trained to do... but the doctor who signs is ultimately responsible for the read.

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    Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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  • I need a slip and fall injury attorney.

    to much detail. I would need to speak with an attorney.

    Paul’s Answer

    Avvo is a one way street... non-attorneys needs to contact attorneys... attorneys are not supposed to contact people who post here... so... use that good old Avvo search tool and locate an attorney or two in your area that enjoy slip and fall cases (I don't by the way... but some love them).

    - Paul

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

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