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  • A doctor treated a patient with the wrong medication.

    Anitbiotics were given to a patient. It made the patient's condition worst. The hospital realized that they diagnosed the patient incorrectly once they received test results. The hospital couldn't determine the problem and sent the patient home...

    Jordan’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about your loss.
    Yes, you should consult with a well qualified attorney who regularly handles these types of cases, as do I. In Medical Malpractice cases, the attorney will consult with a medical expert who will review the records to determine if negligence occurred which negatively affected the expected treatment outcome.

    Jordan Margolis, President
    The Margolis Firm PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Il. 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

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  • My husband was hit by a bicycle while he was walking on a cook county walking/biking path suffering several injuries.

    the person who hit him left the scene before police/ambulance arrived. do we have any options on recouping out of pocket expenses/time off from work and/or pain and suffering?

    Jordan’s Answer

    Not likely, if the negligent bike rider left the scene. Assuming this was a Park District, only Wilful and Wanton negligence by maintenance or design which possibly contributed to the accident could bring the municipality in as defendant, but unlikely.

    Jordan Margolis
    The Margolis Firm PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Il 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

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  • I am a visiting nurse. got hit by a big truck while visiting my patient. I suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain. My employe

    employer does not want to talk to my lawyer about workman's compensation. Each time the lawyer calls, they said they will give him the information he needs to file the claim.

    Jordan’s Answer

    Get a Personal Injury lawyer too, who will ensure your Workers' Comp lawyer does his job. The truck driver is the defendant in that case.

    Jordan Margolis
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com
    Chicago

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  • I had a injury on one of my two jobs. How does it go from here all the way to the settlement.

    If i didn't notify my employer that i have a second job prior to the injury, Does that mean I am not entitled to any compensation for the second job? Will this make any impact on the settlement due to the fact that i was not able to perform two j...

    Jordan’s Answer

    The Act requires notice of second job to add into Average Weekly Wage. You need an attorney.

    Jordan Margolis
    Jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com
    312-236-2201
    Chicago

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  • WC in IL. Spinal fusion was recommended. I'm deathly afraid of getting put under. I declined initially. Future medical possible?

    I shouldn't add to many details for anonymity reasons. I was told if I ever wanted to be pain free then I would need a fusion surgery. I am HORRIFIED of being put under, plus I am young. I opted against it for now. Would this be considered eligibl...

    Jordan’s Answer

    Workers' Compensation cannot force you to undergo surgery. If you don't settle your case and go to trial, any possible future surgery will be covered if it relates to the accident, should you decide to change your mind. If you don't have an attorney, you need one. If you do, he should answer these questions. If you need an attorney, most of us here practice Workers' Compensation.

    Jordan Margolis, President
    The Margolis Firm PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

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  • I have two Jobs and I got hurt at one. Now its preventing me from perform on both jobs due to my doctors restrictions. Wc

    Do I get paid certain percentage of both jobs? What if I loose my second job, should they continue to pay at least until I am released to go back on full duty? Or do I have to notify the workers comp insurance that I lost my other job? If I end u...

    Jordan’s Answer

    Get a lawyer, you have too much to lose. Your concerns are valid but manageable under the Workers' Compensation Act.

    Jordan Margolis
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Il 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

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  • Can I file a lawsuit for medical malpractice for faulty surgical hardware left in my hand?

    In March of 2012 a doctor did not adequately treat my hand in which I have a metal plate on my 3rd metacarpal. A fracture occured at the distal most screw (closest to the knuckle). A cast was put on and that was the end of it. Massive deformation ...

    Jordan’s Answer

    You very well might, but your records must be reviewed by an expert. Contact a wualified Med Mal lawyer. We do this regularly, and the process can be explained by any attorney you select.

    Jordan Msrgolis
    Chicago
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themarglisfirm.com

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  • I'm pretty sure my boss in in violation here, somehow.

    I injured my shoulder at work. After 3 months, the injury still has not healed and I was taken off work, by my doctor's orders. My boss called my doctor asking why I was completely off work and why I wasn't offered light duty. This cannot be ac...

    Jordan’s Answer

    You need to speak to a Workers' Compensation attorney to fully advise him of your work history, injury and prognosis. An attorney will explain your benefits and your employers' responsibilities.

    Jordan Margolis, President
    The Margolis Firm PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

    When An Accident Changes Your Life, We Pursue Justice For You

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  • Is my dentist liable for a root canal that has turned into an extraction/ implant?

    My dentist said I needed a root canal (due to ongoing pain). He killed the nerve so I got some relief. While he was drilling a bit of the drill broke off and became lodged in my tooth. This was discovered by an x-ray he took after he "put me ba...

    Jordan’s Answer

    Sorry for your painful experiences detailed above. You need to bring your dental records to a Medical Malpractice Attorney who will accept Dental Negligence cases, since most do not. My firm does, as some others might here at AVVO. Expert analysis is necessary just as Medical Negligence cases.

    Jordan Margolis, President
    The Margolis Firm, PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

    When An Accident Changes Your Life, We Pursue Justice For You

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  • Both knees overuse injuries paid for by w/c..should I settle? back to work..pain all the time..should I settle?

    pain is always there...dull, aching....probably looking at knee replacements in future...not sure how to settle or for how much and if the future knee replacements I may need will be covered in the future by my insurance (which I do have through m...

    Jordan’s Answer

    My colleagues are correct, you need to consult with an attorney who can discuss the benefits of settlement verus the benefits of open medical. Get a lawyer now.

    Jordan Margolis, President
    The Margolis Firm PC
    55 W. Monroe, Suite 3555
    Chicago, Il 60603
    312-236-2201
    jmargolis@themargolisfirm.com

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