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  • Costs for Malpractice hearing panel

    I had a hystorectomy , midline insision in Dec 04 . I had abdominal pain that would cause me to turn pale and pass out I had been rehospitalized and had gone back to the doctor for 3months with this pain. Vomiting started and I saw a Gastro doc...

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    This is going to cost you money. The hearing can be a few thousand dollars. Plus, you will need an expert witness who can cost you up to $10,000. You should figure that you are going to spend $20,000 or more on this case.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Insurance and no insurance

    hello i was recently parked in front of my friends house in pasadena. I went out to my car to find a note saying that someone had hit my car. So i located the person and he infact had insurance on his car. i on the other hand did not because i had...

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    No. You will not have any problems. In California, you only cannot collect non-economic damages. You can still get your economic damages, ie the money to fix your car.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Slip and fall accident

    is there a ceiling cap on the monetary amount on a slip and fall accident in the state of louisiana

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    No. There was a cap but it was held unconstitutional.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Injury due to volunteer work

    While I was volunteering at habitat for humanity . iIwas working on the ground and someone on the roof dropped a hammer, it hit me on the head.I suffered a mild concussion and nerve damage. I have promblems speaking and severe headaches. i am uns...

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You can sue Habitat. You should, in fact, if you are no longer getting a home. You may fall under the workers compensation coverage, but that will give you temporary or permanent disability payments. That will make up for your wage loss. Talk to an attorney about pursuing this in NC.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Malpractice

    I had surgery last year to remove bone spurs from my feet. Since my surgery, I am still having considerable pain issues. My podiatrist who did the surgery seemed unconcerned so I went to my family doctor for follow-up. He took x-rays and my bon...

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for malpractice. Medical Malpractice claims require three things.

    1. You need to show that there existed a duty between the doctor and the patient. This is typically established though expert testimony from people who are familiar with the practice (a doctor in the same specialty).

    2. You will need to show that the duty was breached...that the doctor took some action or failed to take some action that caused his care to fall below the standard.

    3. You need to demonstrate damages...that the patient was harmed in some way.

    To determine how strong a case, you really need to talk with a medical malpractice attorney. Such cases are complicated and depend on a variety of factors, including age, procedures used and expectations from different techniques. To determine you need to work with medical experts who know podiatry. Again this is why you need to sit down with a med mal attorney who can tell you if you have a case.

    It seems to me that you have at least a circumstantial case.

    You may want to start with an attorney that can write a demand or "pre-suit" letter. This letter will put the doctor on notice that you believe the services are not proper and you expect compensation for his malpractice. On the letterhead from an attorney they may give the letter a bit more respect.

    If you can not get the provider to agree to the demand, you will need to sue. It may be you can sue in small claims court, but you will need to be able to present evidence that the practice was below standard, and this will require testimony from other doctors. For this your would be best served to retain the services of an attorney.

    In finding the right lawyer...Talk to several...find out there experience with such cases and their record. Talk to former clients to verify they were happy. Its a buyers market, pick a lawyer who can fight for you. If you talk to several lawyers and cannot find one, then this is a sign that there is some fact missing that makes your case difficult or impossible.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Legal action

    can i sue the place where my wife works with out causing her any problems due to the fact that i fell down the stairs of her employment

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    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You can sue, but it will likely cause your wife problems. When I was an insurance adjuster, it was common for us to settle cases for less money when a spouse or family member was injured at a place of employment. The basis is that no one wants to sue their spouses employer. So, you can do it, but it will likely cause pressure on her.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Is it too late to sue for malpractice after 2 years and 3 months

    Is it too late to sue for malpractice after 2 years and 3 months? I tried to give my mother a kidney and the doctor accidently put too much air in my stomach which made it burst. It was the worst day of my life and yes he did admit it was his f...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    It appears that NC has a 3 year statute of limitations. Thus, you need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney immediately.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Medical problem

    In june 2008,I went to the dentist to pull my back teeth and after all this months,my chin,lips and teeht are still numb.What are my rights and what can i do about it?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You may have a case for malpractice. Dental Malpractice claims require three things.

    1. You need to show that there existed a duty between the dentist and the patient. This is typically established though expert testimony from people who are familiar with the practice (a dentist in the same specialty).

    2. You will need to show that the duty was breached...that the dentist took some action or failed to take some action that caused his care to fall below the standard.

    3. You need to demonstrate damages...that the patient was harmed in some way.

    To determine how strong a case, you really need to talk with a dental malpractice attorney. Such cases are complicated and depend on a variety of factors, including age, procedures used and expectations from different techniques. To determine you need to work with medical experts who know about this. Dental malpractice experts usually are also dentists. Again this is why you need to sit down with a med mal attorney who can tell you if you have a case.

    It seems to me that you have at least a circumstantial case.

    You may want to start with an attorney that can write a demand or "pre-suit" letter. This letter will put the dentist on notice that you believe the services are not proper and you expect compensation for his malpractice. On the letterhead from an attorney they may give the letter a bit more respect.

    If you can not get the provider to agree to the demand, you will need to sue. It may be you can sue in small claims court, but you will need to be able to present evidence that the practice was below standard, and this will require testimony from other doctors. For this your would be best served to retain the services of an attorney.

    In finding the right lawyer...Talk to several...find out there experience with such cases and their record. Talk to former clients to verify they were happy. Its a buyers market, pick a lawyer who can fight for you. If you talk to several lawyers and cannot find one, then this is a sign that there is some fact missing that makes your case difficult or impossible.

    Good luck.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Fault Accident

    I was recently in a car accident and the day of the car accident I found out that my Insurance was cancelled. Although the car hit me and the street was under going construction, the officer states I am at fault because I was making the left... ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    You need to start with an insurance coverage attorney to see if you can get the claim covered. Many times insurance companies cancel a policy improperly and then you can get coverage. But it will take an experienced insurance coverage attorney to look at this for you.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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  • Slip and Fall at Gas Station

    I fell and broke my ankle at a gas station in November. I was walking down a walkway, it was sprinkling, and the rain mixed with oil caused me to fall. I went to the emergency room where I was told that I had broken my right ankle and twisted my...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Thank you for your question and I look forward to assisting you. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you have put all of the information in your question. Also, there may be future facts that are as yet undetermined in your matter, that can and must leave some areas of information provided by me broad in nature. However, don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! That being said...

    Yes, you do have a case. As to the value, that is impossible to tell until you are better. Better means you are back to your pre-accident condition. You should consult with a personal injury attorney for a case like this. An attorney can make a huge difference in value for you.

    Legal Disclaimer. By requesting this information, you expressly agree to the following: The information given is not legal advice. You should not and may not rely on anything on this website as legal advice. I am neither establishing nor accepting an attorney-client relationship. The only method of gaining an attorney/client relationship with me is via a retainer and signed fee agreement, which is not offered via this site. I am providing only resources, opinion and information for you to be informed and educated about your particular rights and needs. My answer is limited to the facts presented with the understanding that you will do your proper due diligence and appropriate follow up with an attorney licensed in your state. I also am licensed to practice only in California, which may not be the state where this information is being provided or state whose law would apply, if any. I strive to provide quality information, but I make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked herein and its associated sites.

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