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Dane Johnson

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  • I work in a old building that is saturated or hosts noticeable black mold inside.

    There are many areas that have decaying ceiling drywall (I wish I could attach pics). the building is over 50 years old. It also has asbestos floors We have older employees who are sick often and it's has been over 2 years since a complaint has be...

    Dane’s Answer

    If anyone has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another condition caused by asbestos in the workplace, he or she may have a workers' compensation claim. Unfortunately, asbestos-related illness can take decades to become apparent. If there are current health problems related to mold infestation in the workplace, however, they could also be the basis for a workers' compensation claim. Whether a claim for either disease would preclude also taking the employer to court would depend on the particular facts.

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  • Morghfen sponge bone put in my neck , never F D A approved, perment damage

    Been sick for 8 yr's never can work again.on S S D

    Dane’s Answer

    Medical treatments that are not approved can be the basis for legal action against doctors, hospitals, and manufacturers, so it is certainly possible that you may have a claim. Much more information will be needed, and important time limits apply. I suggest consulting an Oregon attorney who can review all of the facts and medical records. Most will provide an initial consultation at no cost to you, so do not delay in contacting a lawyer about your potential claims.

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  • What can I do if the lady that ran over my dogs leg won't pay the vet bill.

    A lady ran over my chihuahua's leg. She had seen my dog but kept on speeding (a hit and run). She has also seen that she ran over him but decided to keep on driving. Everybody in the neighborhood says that she doesn't care, she will keep on speedi...

    Dane’s Answer

    Letting a dog run at large is generally negligent, but that does not necessarily mean that a driver who fails to use reasonable care and hits the dog would not be liable. As in my state of Oregon, the rule in South Carolina is comparative negligence. As long as a plaintiff is less than 51% at fault, that plaintiff can still recover if his or her negligence does not exceed the negligence of the defendant. The recovery will be reduced in proportion to the plaintiff’s negligence. If the driver intentionally struck the dog, then the dog owner's negligence would not be an issue. Assuming that the driver was merely careless, then a claim for negligence could lead to recovery of damages in the amount of the dog's reasonable and necessary medical treatment.

    I recently represented the dog owner of a chihuahua that suffered a broken leg after being attacked by another dog. Veterinary treatment for the fracture was approximately $6,500.00. You may want to consult an animal law attorney or injury lawyer in your state.

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  • My ex left our cats at my house for 5 months and has not paid at all, and now wants them back. How can I gain ownership of them?

    My ex boyfriend moved in with me and my dad in the basement for a year. He claimed to give me one of the cats when we first met but never put my name on the ownership papers. We broke up a year after he had moved in with me and left the cats in my...

    Dane’s Answer

    If you are in possession of the cats and the former boyfriend wants to recover them, he could file suit for refusing to return them. You could also sue for a judgment declaring yourself the proper owner. Companion animal custody cases are usually decided based on which party has better evidence of the former couple's intent regarding the animal. Registrations, licenses, vet records, and the like are some evidence of ownership, but so are statements of witnesses and the parties. The question of which party may provide the better home for the animal is also sometimes considered, but courts are often reluctant to do so.

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  • Civil assault, battery,, false imprisonment and the intentional infliction of emotional distress

    this happen to an employee who after the company party started they played around with electrical equipment and shocking each other. The employee, in this case plaintiff refused to participate and locked himself to get away. He is suing the employ...

    Dane’s Answer

    The employee should promptly contact a lawyer licensed in his state who can evaluate and/or represent him. Avvo's search features may be helpful, or the employee may wish to contact his state bar association for referral information.

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  • Is there anything i can do?.

    I took my dog in for a small cut oh her paw and is now in a life threatning situation because of vet error during surgery ! She swallowed chemicals causing her to get aspiration pnemonia my dog looks nothing like herself anymore im scared!

    Dane’s Answer

    I would first make sure that the dog was receiving proper veterinary care. If there is a veterinary emergency hospital in the area, I would consult them about having her admitted. As far as thinking about any possible legal action is concerned, I would wait until treatment is successful, which will hopefully be the case. While there are time limits that apply to veterinary negligence claims, there should be ample time to focus on treatment and recovery before consulting an animal law attorney in your state to review all of the facts.

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  • Can I suit someone for an intentional hit?

    Me and a guy got into a dispute argument. Before I knew it he internally ran me over with a truck.

    Dane’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. Hitting another person intentionally is called "battery" and is among the first legal wrongs that law students study. Any personal injury lawyer licensed in your state should be able to help you decide whether a lawsuit is appropriate based on the facts of your case.

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  • Do I have a negligence or malpractice case? Fibroid surgery in Jan. then had major complications that led to 2 more surgeries.

    I was well aware of the risk involved with the Uterine Fibroid E. However, when I started to get symptoms of the complications my radiologist (who performed the procedure) kept telling me I was constipated and that my 3 week long fever and and ele...

    Dane’s Answer

    You apparently underwent Uterine Artery Embolization, a technique performed by an interventional radiologist that blocks the blood flow to fibroids, causing them to shrink and die. Complications of this procedure are known to include uterine infection, so it would seem that an elevated white cell count should have prompted further examination. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer in your state can assist you in determining whether proper care was provided and whether a case may be economically feasible.

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  • I went to the care center at my job because I was dizzy and having mild chest wall pain. I just wanted to get my blood pressure

    checked and then I told the nurse practitioner that I will follow-up with my primary doctor because I suffer from mild anxiety and chest wall pain which non life threatening. She ignored that and called rescue.Fire rescue said that they were forci...

    Dane’s Answer

    Employment is generally "at will", meaning that an employee can be terminated at any time without cause. Even so, I would consult an employment lawyer who represents workers about a possible unlawful termination claim where the absence was because the job's care center ordered the worker to a hospital. I have changed the practice area to employment to assist you in receiving more responses.

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  • Need a lawyer for a case involving a non-licensed person practicing veterinary medicine

    A special needs dog was boarded at a kennel while owner was on vacation. Kennel staff was aware dog was a special needs animal. Kennel staff administered a human drug not approved by the FDA or CVM to the special needs dog at twice the recommend...

    Dane’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. I would add that the legal issue seems not so much unlawful practice of veterinary medicine, but negligence by one entrusted to care for another's personal property. In such a situation, there is a presumption that damage to the property was caused by the caretaker's negligence. I certainly hope that the dog recovers. Assuming that he or she does, then damages for the amount of reasonable veterinary treatment (by an actual veterinarian) may be pursued. Consult an animal law attorney or personal injury lawyer in your state.

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