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Gregory Lynn Johnson

Thousand Oaks Nursing Home Abuse / Neglect Lawyer.

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  1. Is an autopsy necessary for a medical malpractice / nursing home negligence / wrongful death lawsuit?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Ian A. Scharg
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5 lawyer answers

    First, an autopsy is not necessary, but depending on the circumstances can be extremely helpful in proving your potential case. Still, autopsies occur in only a very small percentage of nursing home deaths because people find themselves in exactly your situation. Second, autopsies are "free" when they are done by law enforcement, but they only do them when they suspect that a crime has been committed. You should consider contacting the police and telling them your concerns just to make sure...

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  2. Is there a way to get around the California Micra Act ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Kelly Earl Cook
    3. Raymond Scott Costantino
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Norman Gregory Fernandez
    5 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear your frustration, but I assure you the lawyers feel it as well. Medical Malpractice cases are lost at trial 80% of the time by the plaintiffs. Consider that for a moment. Consumer lawyers know this, so therefore they take only the very best cases to trial. It's 80% of THOSE cases that lose. An attorney can afford to pass on a medical malpractice case he might win, but he cannot afford to take one he might lose. These cases are incredibly expensive, bitterly fought,...

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  3. Can i represent as pro-per as successor of interest for my mother in an elder abuse case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    2 lawyer answers

    No, dismissing the IIED case (and your involvement as an individual plaintiff) will not impact your standing to maintain the EA cause of action as Successor in Interest. Be very careful with your Dismissal, however, to make sure you are ONLY dismissing the IIED case, and ask the defendant to "waive costs" for that cause of action before you dismiss and get this in writing in they agree. If you have any questions, you should ask Wendy York or Lesley Clement, two premier Elder Abuse lawyers...

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  4. MOTHER ENTERED A NURSNG HOME AFTER A STROKE-A MEMORY CARE UNIT. THEIR CALL BUTTINS DID NOT WORK

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    3. Scott Douglas Camassar
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Robert Pecco Baker
    6. ···
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    You may very well have a case. You should not sign a Release of any kind with the facility until you contact a lawyer. Please do yourself a favor and find someone experienced with Elder Abuse/Neglect and Nursing Home cases specifically. I have handled hundreds of similar cases in your area if you would like a free consultation. Good luck to you and your Mother.

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  5. Will the compensation for the injury victim differ if the injury was intentionally inflicted by the people or if negligence/

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    4. Guy Irvin Wade III
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Technically, and legally, no. Practically, yes. Intentional conduct may support different claims (like battery) and remedies like punitive damages (very rare), but these are not insured.

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  6. My son commited suicide in the hospital can i sue the hospital and the doctor.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Martin Paul Weniz
    2. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    3. Pius Joseph
    4. Debra Anne Nelson
    4 lawyer answers

    Very sorry to hear about your son. The short answer is yes, but I agree with the prior attorney that you need to follow up with an attorney as soon as possible. I am personally aware of several similar cases that resolved very favorably for the family, but the approach to the case is critical. Good luck.

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  7. How long do I wait until I am legally considered an abandoned patient?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Ajay Mohan Kwatra
    4. Marc Edward Stewart
    4 lawyer answers

    There is not a certain number of days, but rather, it's a question of fact given all the circumstances of your case. Remember that despite what your rights may be with regard to either forcing this dentist to complete treatment or refunding your money, you have a duty to mitigate your damages. Basically, you have the duty to act reasonably quickly to make sure that your condition does not worsen just from the delay. You should be able to find an attorney in your area either on Avvo, or...

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  8. Is this something worth pursuing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Y. Lee
    2. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    3. Jacob Adam Regar
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Kevin Andrew Lipeles
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    7 lawyer answers

    The best answer we can give is "Probably". You need to be able to prove that it was the medication that caused you to fall, and people fall for lots of reasons. You need to contact a medical malpractice attorney in California to discuss this, and do so immediately.

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  9. What is it this neglegence/malpractice?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey Wayne Rickard
    3 lawyer answers

    The best we can tell you is that it might be malpractice. It's also possible that the outcome, as opposed to how the outcome was handled, is not necessarily the result of a breach of the standard of care. You need to speak with a local medical malpractice lawyer to find out. I assume this happened at Los Robles? I am happy to help or to refer to you someone else in the area if I cannot.

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  10. I had a surgical sponge removed my nose that had been in there for six years, should I talk to a attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Lynn Johnson
    2. Paul J Molinaro
    3. Ross Carlton Meltzer
    4. Marc Edward Stewart
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. Assuming you are correct, and assuming you only recently found out about the sponge, you should be okay with the statute of limitations. The statute of tolled during the presence of a "foreign body" that does not have a therapeutic purpose, which this sponge certainly did not. You still should seek a lawyer immediately.

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