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First, How much does it cost, I am wondering what justice I

First, How much does it costJA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: I am wondering what justice I can obtain after receiving poor medical care from a psychiatrist who failed to order lithium level tests when I was being prescribed lithium. The results are that I developed kidney problems, diabetes incipidus, and thyroid disease.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CTJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, I only received info from doctors that later saw me in the hospital because of dehydration.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I had a divorce finalized in 2012. My father referred me to

Good Morning, I had a divorce finalized in 2012.My father referred me to Glen Bradford of "The Bradford Law offices" in Edwardsville, Illinois since he was his attorney at the time for his business.Never personally meeting the attorney since I live in North Dakota, spoke once on the phone, the rest was through email which was once and U.S. mail.The bill was to be paid through my fathers attorney fees through his business, why I didn't think I owed anything to the attorney, just my father.Today as of 02/27/2017 I received a Bill of $3,724.00 for the attorneys services.I received no prior bill these past years, why this is such a surprise to me!My question is 5 years later a bill? With no prior bills before today? No phone call or emails from his office?Why I assumed any fees would of already been paid.I tried going to their website www.Thebradfordlawoffices.com. The site is no where to be found.I live in North Dakota for the past 5 years, I cannot go directly to the business to ask questions.I tried calling the number on the invoice(###) ###-#### It rings and rings, no receptionist.I find it strange after all these years a bill, no website to be found as its stamped on the invoice.What should I do? My husband of 4 years told me it's a scam, North Dakota is misspelled on my address on the invoice and envelope. ( North Dekota ).I asked my Father who is 86 years old, but he cannot remember unfortunately. Sometimes forgets who I am.I'm afraid to ignore it in case it is a true bill.It has all my true information of the dates and divorce.I'm afraid to just send out a check for $3,724.00, Being 5 years later.I'm disabled and my husband works very hard for our money, why this money means a lot to us.Thank you for your time,Cheryl McDonaldJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Because the Lawyer will solve your problem quickly right now and for a fraction of the cost of seeing an in-person Lawyer. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I live in North DakotaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, has not been reported

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My father recieved lovenox and had a retroperitoneal bleed

My father recieved lovenox and had a retroperitoneal bleed after spinal anes. he has stge 4 kidney failure, one kidney, was 72 at the time and has had serious complications from lovenox in 02, which the facility was made aware of. He developed compartment syndrom and had to have faciotomies.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: my parents live in north carolina. it happended in march of 14 so statue of limitations is approaching. there are literally notes in the chart that state he had lovenox and then a RPB., as well as documention of the family stating the concerns over lovenox he went in with a broken left knee and left on a slide board with his right leg paralyzed 3 months laterJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no. a lawyer held up the case for a year and a half and then said he did not want the case he lost another lovenox caseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The lovenox did just what the monograph box warning stated it would. kindney failure, lovenox and spinal anes lead to a high risk for a RPB that can lead to perm paralysis. we have contacted so many lawyers it is not funny

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I am a Family Practice physician and signed a contract to

I am a Family Practice physician and signed a contract to practice outpatient only family medicine at a clinic that has an Internal Medicine physician. and two nurse practicioners. The attached hospital admits patients, but the emergency department physicians are the admitting physicians. There are limited services that can be accomplished here, and more complicated patients that need admission must be transferred to the nearest larger city. The hospital also supports a wing that functions as a nursing home. The hospital is part of a different system from the clinic in name, but the clinic, hospital and emergency department last year were rebuilt into one large, modern unit. I was just hired and told I could practice however I wanted. I indicated I just wanted to do family practice outpatient, office only. I was told this was fine, and signed on.I was told yesterday that the Internal Medicine doctor who is part of the clinic system and the larger hospital system is leaving. They knew he was leaving before I signed on but did not tell me. He was Chief of Staff for the hospital, Chief of Staff for the nursing home area of the hospital, supervisor for the two nurse practitioners and (as noted) an Internal Medicine physician. His patients are very complicated, and very, very ill. I was told I would have to assume all of his patients. And I am wondering what else they are not telling me, but what they will expect me to do because I will be the only physician left.This is not what I was told would be my practice environment. I was told I could be outpatient only Family Medicine and not supervise anyone, not be responsible for the nursing home, and had no expectancy of caring for the other doctors patients. They knew he was leaving and did not tell me. I just started. I will have to pay tail malpractice insurance if I leave before 5 years.I chose this practice because of the option of less stress, and now it is a mess. I don't know what to do! I move from one state to another for this job. I maxed out my money and have no reserve just to pull out and walk away. I feel like they cheated me. Advise?

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I'm wondering if I can sue my lawyer as a legal malpractice

Hello, I'm wondering if I can sue my lawyer as a legal malpractice and get a full refund. The case is about parole. He did miss two times court date for no show up and he didn't follow or inform with me at all...JA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York StateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet...I don't know what I have to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No just these two questions because of the lawyer. We missed two time court date and my fiancé has been in jail long time

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They have no legal way of suing me or my malpractice will

they have no legal way of suing me or my malpractice will not be affected? Thank you for answering my questions. This is scary for me

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I was going to pull up my most recent financial plan to cut

I was going to pull up my most recent financial plan to cut and past the exact text but the basic issue I have is that the financial advisor I have been paying for an annual financial plan for many years told me in the last years plan that both my wife and I could afford to retire this year. However after I quit my job, she told me I need to get another job that pays the same for some number of additional years. So now instead of being retired I am unemployed and scheduled to see a psychiatrist for anxiety and depression in a couple days. There was not any significant change in our spending or investments value over the year and a second advisor has since identified errors and unrealistic assumptions on the last two years plans from the original advisor. My question is if I may have any grounds to sue her.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't know what you mean. If you mean legal filings agains her then no.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that the advisor is licensed and works for Ameriprise.

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Question is whether or not to declare an expunged DUI,

Question is whether or not to declare an expunged DUIJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: freakin botsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I am a dentist and have a story with one particular patient.

I am a dentist and have a long story with one particular patient. He has extensive dental work (something on every single tooth whether filling or crown and root canal treatment) and carries around his dental records from all office he's been at. This should have been a red flag from the start!Anyway, I took him in and did treatment. Before all treatment as I always do, I went over the procedures, risks, alternatives, and answered all questions. After he continued to ask me how to treat a particular problem he had I referred him to a prosthodontist to help in correcting a much more complicated case. This was 2 months ago. From then on, he's not called our office once, but has sent extremely angry e-mails stating his treatment was not done correctly, referencing the radiograph images what I should have done and writing like he is the dentist. He stated how unethical I was in my treatment. He wanted his account credited.He e-mailed and still e-mails 2-3 times a day. Many times writing was garbled in spelling and train of thought. He wanted to his account credited and so he can seek treatment elsewhere. Mind you he wanted his HIPAA voided and me not to speak to anyone about this whatsoever. (Another red flag!!) I offered to retreat but he declined and said he wants to end our relationship and have his bill credited. A month out now, he was threatening papers to be served.We finally credited and zero-ed out his bill. I sent him a dismissal letter (offering emergency services for 30 days of the letter, but he needs to seek treatment elsewhere). A week later, he e-mails 3 different emails all within 30 hours that 1. he's seeking treatment elsewhere, what should he do. 2. Repeat of e-mail #1 basically. 3. Offering me to retreat his tooth (which I will not do due to his initial desire to stop our doctor-patient relationship and due to his mistrust and manipulative speech/thoughts).Do I need to respond to this at all? Personally, I think he needs to move on but something tells me he won't do that and leave me alone. I've given him several referrals which I can't force him to do but if he does not act on them... I'm stuck!I've called malpractice insurance and am waiting on reply but I don't think I will receive any legal advice immediately since a formal claim has not been made.

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