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Erik Francis Ladenburg

Erik Ladenburg’s Answers

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  • Do I have a possible medical malpractice case?

    I had a section 11 weeks ago. At my 6 week postpartum appointment I reported to my doctor I was having abmornal abdominal pain, my doctor brushed it off and said it would go away. 2 weeks ago I ended up In the ER with severe pain, an ultrasound re...

    Erik’s Answer

    If the hospital staff/doctors left an object inside you, then you very likely have a case. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible. Good luck in sorting out your health problems. I hope you have a quick resolution.

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  • I slipped at my apts on ice . I ended up having total knee replacement followed by a heart attack and threat of eviction

    apt management did not bother to de ice any of the walkways. after my surgery they gave me a eviction notice for late payment on water bill. 2 weeks after surgery I had a heart attack

    Erik’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys' answers. Based on your summary, it sounds like you have a valid claim. Our firm handles these types of claims regulary. The insurance companies usually claim the injured victim is partially at fault. We have had success disproving that allegation. You should contact an attorney soon to discuss your rights and options.

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  • I had a brother in Renton WA 98055. He died in Valley hospital due to dislodgement of dialysisctaheter during hemodialysis.

    He had a stroke 2008 and after that he suffered left side paralysis. He had right frontparietal brain stroke again in 2011. He died during dialysis. The manner of death in Autopsy report is classified as accident. So Am I or my parents abl...

    Erik’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. You should contact an attorney very soon to discuss your family's options. If he died in 2011, then the statute of limitations is approaching. The lawsuit must be filed within three years of the negligence. The Personal Representative of his estate is the one who brings the claim on behalf of the estate. If there has not been an PR appointed, the attorney handling the medical malpractice case can assist in opening up a probate and appointing a PR.

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  • Should My Friend See A Personal Injury Attorney?

    My friend was involved in the Community Transit bus accident that took place on Seattle I-5 Express Lanes the morning of Tuesday, November 12th. Two were confirmed as hurt. Washington State Patrol reported, "A white sport utility vehicle made an...

    Erik’s Answer

    Your friend is entitled to recover all damages which can included medical bills, lost wages, and damages for personal harms like pain, suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, etc. Most personal injury attorneys provide free consultations. Your friend should call a personal injury attorney to learn how the process works and then make an informed decision.

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  • How do I fight a ridiculous claim for damages filed against me in a minor motorcycle accident?

    I live in Washington State where insurance is not required. Riding my motorcycle home, I didn't look before changing lanes in traffic and scraped the side of an old truck - causing me to crash. The other driver stopped, police showed up and deter...

    Erik’s Answer

    With regard to insurance not being required in WA, please read RCW 46.30.020:

    Liability insurance or other financial responsibility required
    1)(a) No person may operate a motor vehicle subject to registration under chapter 46.16A RCW in this state unless the person is insured under a motor vehicle liability policy with liability limits of at least the amounts provided in RCW 46.29.090, is self-insured as provided in RCW 46.29.630, is covered by a certificate of deposit in conformance with RCW 46.29.550, or is covered by a liability bond of at least the amounts provided in RCW 46.29.090. Written proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation must be provided on the request of a law enforcement officer in the format specified under RCW 46.30.030.

    (b) A person who drives a motor vehicle that is required to be registered in another state that requires drivers and owners of vehicles in that state to maintain insurance or financial responsibility shall, when requested by a law enforcement officer, provide evidence of financial responsibility or insurance as is required by the laws of the state in which the vehicle is registered.

    (c) When asked to do so by a law enforcement officer, failure to display an insurance identification card as specified under RCW 46.30.030 creates a presumption that the person does not have motor vehicle insurance.

    (d) Failure to provide proof of motor vehicle insurance is a traffic infraction and is subject to penalties as set by the supreme court under RCW 46.63.110 or community restitution.

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  • Husband was hit by a semi truck and suffered TBI and fractured skull. Should we get an attorney?

    A little over a week ago, my husband was turning into work and was hit from behind by a semi who wasn't paying attention. It completely totaled the vehicle, but even worse is that he had a bad head injury. He was transported to the ER and he su...

    Erik’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's injuries. You should speak to an attorney right away to learn all your options. Most attorney, like myself, will provide a free consultation. In situations like this where the medical bills are going to be very significant, it is important to have an attorney figure out all possible sources of insurance or other sources of payment so that your family is not left in serious debt.

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  • Is the date Physicians Insurance receives my final settlement claim the date that is looked at for the statute of limitations?

    My husband had prostate cancer and his prostate was removed 2005. His PSA started to go up on 8/6/2010. His doctor did not notify him of this. It was 20 months later that his PSA was drawn again...and it was much higher. The statue of limitati...

    Erik’s Answer

    No. You must file a lawsuit before the end of the statute of limitations. You should contact an attorney right away to help you with this process. Medical malpractice claims like this are complicated and there are many pitfalls that can trap the unfamiliar. Even attorneys who do not handle these cases frequently can fall victim. One issue is identifying the proper date in which the statute of limitations began. Do not delay, contact an attorney right away.

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  • Husband hit by car while on bicycle crosswalk

    My husband was just hit by a elderly woman who did not see him crossing street. A blind spot made it so he could not see her. She hit him going full speed did not slow down. He was already almost onto the sidewalk and across the street. He went to...

    Erik’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's injury. As an avid bike rider, this is one of my biggest fears. An attorney can help him receive compensation for all his damages (medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering) and take the stress of dealing with insurance companies away. If he or the other driver has PIP coverage on their insurance policy, his medical may be covered. It is best to talk to a lawyer right away. Our firm (and many others) will provide an initial consultation for free.

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  • A wrongful death was filed in IL. the person move to WA and died in WA. Will The settlement distribution follow WA law

    this is an asbestos settlement case

    Erik’s Answer

    I am confused by your question. Has a case already been filed in court? For wrongful death or personal injuries? If a case has not been filed, then you should speak to an attorney right away. Asbestos related cases are very complicated. I can explain the process free of charge if you like. If a case has been filed, then you should direct your questions to the attorney handling the case.

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  • What measures can Washington State employees take to ensure their employer pays earned wages?

    The founders still pay themselves and owe all of the employees wages in various amounts. There have been several interactions and discussions with no outcome and the amount exceeds Small Claims limits

    Erik’s Answer

    Your employer may be forced to pay double the amount of wages owed, plus interest and attorney’s fees. See RCW 49.52.070. You should probably contact an attorney right away to discuss your options. Most attorneys will give you a free initial consultation.

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