Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent Negligence questions

My fiance' goes to a beauty salon school called PJ's School

My fiance' goes to a beauty salon school called PJ's School of Cosmetology. This school is located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. At the school, there are several student hair dressers, my fiance' included. For educational purposes, the school allows customers off of the street to come in and obtain a haircut for $5, understanding that the haircut will be performed by a student who is learning.Yesterday, Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, a man, whose name is ***** ***** this time, groped my fiances vagina while she was cutting his hair. My fiance' smacked his hand and the instructor came over to see what had happened. The man was told to leave.Here is the issue. The man had previously been caught masturbating underneath the barber cape approximately 2 months prior. Another female hairdresser alerted the exact same instructor, and during that incident, the man was told to leave and not to come back.My fiance was aware of the previous incident, as the information spread around the school; however, my fiance' had no idea as to what the man looked like, because she had not attended class on the day that the first incident occurred. As it turns out, when the man came in yesterday, the instructor, the exact same instructor who kicked the man out the first time when he was caught masturbating, recognized the individual and allowed him to enter the school and purposely (the instructor admitted this) placed the individual with my fiance'. My fiance', who had no idea as to who the man was, was wondering why the instructor and other students were watching her closely and staring. Shortly thereafter, the man reached out and groped my fiance's vagina (sexual battery).After the man had left, my fiance' was alerted to the fact that the man was the exact same man that was told to leave a few months prior for the masturbating incident. My fiance' was astonished that the instructor knew who the man was and allowed him to come into the school, even after knowing his history, and purposely placing him with her to cut his hair. My fiance' stated that the instructor said, "I placed him with you because I know that you know how to handle yourself". My fiance called me crying her eyes out, as she felt extremely violated.My question is this: Does my fiance' have any recourse in this situation?

Read more

TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

11,854 satisfied customers
Is it possible to sue a dental clinic in Cancun for work

Is it possible to sue a dental clinic in Cancun for work that was badly done. (Mini implants) that I have been having problems with for the pas year. I consulted 3 specialists here and they all told me that the work was not done properly.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Cancun, mexicoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No I'm trying to make a friendly arrangement with the clinic but they are ignoring meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: just want to know if I can get re-imbursed for the work I paid

Read more

Infolawyer

Attorney

Juris Doctor.

42,442 satisfied customers
I gave an assignment to my 8th grade students. An optional

I gave an assignment to my 8th grade students. An optional aspect was to put a video or picture of themselves completing the community service based assignment on a hashtag on Instagram. -Presumably, a student or students then made a photoshopped picture of myself and another teacher engaging in homosexual intercourse. Neither of us are homosexual, and there is no legitimacy to either of us potentially being gay. This picture was attached/posted to the hashtag for the assignment and was repeatedly posted dozens, if not hundreds of times. The picture was reported to Instagram and taken down after a few days. Other pictures or inappropriate content were then added; like planes flying into the twin towers, racist comments, etc. -These were all reported to Instagram and soon taken down by Instagram. In response, the offenders created impersonation accounts of me, accounts naming the hashtag, and I believe there were accounts involving the school's name, all with the picture being used again many times on each account. The intent of the impersonation account was to show that I had posted the pictures myself. -My school's resource officer (a deputy assigned to solely police the school), said she would take care of finding out the perpetrators through warrants, subpoenas, IP addresses, etc. After months of the officer telling me, the school's principals, etc that she was completing work on the case it recently came out that she lied to us the whole time, and didn't proceed to follow through on the case at all. She did nothing but lie about it since early November, when this first started. -The case has been handed to a deputy from another school, and the sheriff's dept. is "investigating" the original deputy's involvement in the case. There is also a request for info from Instagram as the sheriff's dept is looking into it after all this time. -All of this comes on the heels of the county pushing a BYOT (bring your own technology) initiative for students. This was to allow and encourage students to use phones and/or iPads, etc to complete assignments in class. The county did not set up policies necessary for inappropriate usage of these devices so there was, and is, no plan for consequences to be given to students who do things like this. The county went against the advice of its lawyers to NOT roll out the initiative because these plans and consequences were not in place. Essentially, the initiative was irresponsibly instituted against the advice of county lawyers. If you have read this far, and choose to offer some help, these are my main concerns (among many concerns). -Is a criminal case likely to proceed? -Is a civil suit a plausible/winnable option? -Do I have any reasonable action I can take against the negligent deputy or he sheriffs dept? -Do I have any reasonable action against the school system for their negligence? -Is this the type of thing a congressman would help with, since I don't have a lot of money as a teacher? -Are newspaper or news outlets in the area options for traction for any of the issues, so things will actually progress? I have never been the type of person to pursue action like this in the past. However, this has all created an extremely stressful time period for me. At the very minimum, hundreds, of not easily over a thousand (and potentially untold amounts of people) have seen the pictures, my teaching has suffered as a result this year, I hear people referencing the hashtag when I am around town, and teachers across the country have now dropped interest in a positive assignment due to the defamatory offenses.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: Sorry if some of that doesn't make sense. It was copied and pasted from another explanation to someone. This is in Virginia. The actual warrant was issued a few weeks ago. The lying deputy was supposed to have issues it about 5.5 months ago.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The sheriff's dept has transferred the case to a new deputy. So I'm not sure what that counts as. There is also the investigation into the deputy at fault.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of right now.

Read more

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

116,710 satisfied customers
I TIP WELL -- ONLY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS PLEASE > Your

I TIP WELL -- ONLY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS PLEASE>Your comments on this important issue that I must confront head on>A surgeon states in is consultation notes that he's explained all of the risk involved and the possible future progression of spinal problems. That he (the patient) understands and wishes to proceed.>the patient understood all the risks involved including the possible future progression of spinal problems. That he (the patient) understands and wishes to proceed and enter into a contract (tacitly understood)>The expectation is that the patient believes he is "contracting" with a doctor who follows professional protocol which include following any and all applicable standard of practice or care AT ALL TIMES regarding any aspect of the patient's case which our designed to prevent any foreseeable avoidable and harmful injury to his patient.>That the patient does NOT expect and will not tolerate his doctor breaching any applicable standard of practice and care regarding any aspect of his case.>A Doctor breached many applicable standards of practice or care regarding his negligence to cause a 30 day delay in surgery>Should his his actions be found to have breached many applicable standards of practice or care, and in doing so, BREACHED his "Contract" with the patience, DOES THE DISCLAIMER, which is part of the "contract" ALSO become, NULLED and VOIDED?>because his disclaimer is based on the doctor proceeding and following any and all applicable standards of practice or care regarding the patients case.AND ALSO the surgeon NOW BECOMES 100% responsible for the any foreseeable avoidable (or un-avoidable, since he nulled and voided his disclaimer) harmful injury to his patient.

Read more

Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

33,582 satisfied customers
FOR LUCY + + PLAY HARDBALL WITH ME > I't a already

FOR LUCY + + PLAY HARDBALL WITH ME>I't a already established that I had a Pre-existing condition>I shou;d be able to get in under this>Aggravation of Preexisting Conditions - Generally, Where a person has a pre-existing condition aggravated by allegedlynegligent conduct, the trier of fact must separate the pre-existing condition from any aggravation caused by the Defendant . If this cannot be done, the trier of fact is to award full damages for the condition.>QUESTION -Do You Think I Can Get In Under thsi?>Lost Opportunity to Achieve a Better Result. Michigan recognizes a right to recover damages providing that a plaintiff CANNOT recover for loss of an opportunity to achieve a better result unless the opportunity was greater than 50% . Underthe statute, a plaintiff must show that the difference in the loss of an opportunity to achieve a better result caused by the alleged negligence exceeded 50 percent?

Read more

Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

33,582 satisfied customers
I TIP VERY WELL ++ AND OFTEN +++ NEED PERSONAL INJURY OR MED

I TIP VERY WELL ++ AND OFTEN +++ NEED PERSONAL INJURY OR MED MALPRACTICE LAWYER ONLY!!>My Cause Is Just and I Will Prevail!! ++ I am pursuing my own Medical Malpractice case ++ It is "insignificant" to these med malpractice lawyers, ALL said no.>This Neurosurgeon Did Me Wrong & I'm Not Going To Let Him Get Away With It!>I am an intelligent man, WWW I have download numerous already filed legal docs t"hat I use as templates.+++ Without being a smart-a**, it's not that tough. ++ Been doing a ;ot the research and collecting all sorts of suppurating documents>I've discovered my Doctor did many negligent acts or omissions & completely ignored my “right to know” as a patient all about my case- it was his negligence that canceled the surgery.>the pain is so horrifically intense that without meds I cry continuously>I need someone who will play the devil's advocate -I need to know the arguments that will be used. I want to acknowledge & squash their argument>Surgeon breached many applicable standards of practice and care that were the direct and proximate cause of my injury.>his negligence to the patient's injury (causation) raises it to the level of med malpractice>Anyone out there who can work with me>

Read more

Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

33,582 satisfied customers
MEMBER BUT I TIP WELL - IT LOOKS BUT IT'S A FAST READ I

I AM A MEMBER BUT I TIP WELL - IT LOOKS LONG BUT IT'S A FAST READI WOULD PREFER A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYEREVERYTHING WRITTEN IS LEGALLY VERIFIABLE>1- I was CORRECTLY diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy-Primary.>2- Dr. states in his notes- nerve pain mostly in Right Pinkly and numbness in both outer palms. Dr recommends surgery ASAP to prevent any further spreading of the pain location. I schedule a surgery date>3- Dr explained AS A DISCLAIMER Possible Future Progression of Spinal Problems. I agree>4- As a direct and proximate result that Dr. failed to fax in surgery authorization request to insurance by their compliance deadline date, Dr. failed to receive back authorization by scheduled surgery date>5-Dr 100% responsible for FAILURE in NOT performing my scheduled surgery>6- Dr. breached contract, and became 100% directly responsible for the Foreseeable Avoidable And Harmful injury to me>Medical Malpractice - Delay in Surgery>7-Dr. received back surgery authorization next day - in effect for 6 weeks>8-Dr. assistant rescheduled surgery for next available date, one month later on June 7.>9-I called into Dr. 3 days later saying, “very confused and upset. He states his pain is every day getting worse and he would like a call back to discuss and get help.>10-RN calls back in her notes state, “I want an earlier surgery date I will be advise if earlier date is available”>11-Dr made NO attempt to call me, ZERO effect to contact me, I was Never told Dr received surgery authorization>11-As a direct and proximate result of ONE MONTH DELAY in surgery , the permanent nerve pain location also spread to now include top of both hands and horrific jump in pain level in all the locations>one month later, Doctor performs successful surgery to prevent any further nerve damage. I am on very strong painkillers and pretty much sleep for the next 2 to 3 weeks>12- I have primary doctor medical records and my stated affidavits of my office visits with my neurosurgeon stating the increase in pain location and horrific jump in the pain intensity during the one month delay in surgery>13-As a direct and proximate result of the permanent nerve pain location's spreading and horrific jump in pain level, I was referred to a chronic pain clinic and prescribed a very strong drug regiment>14-As a direct and proximate result from the strong drug regiment, I experiences MANY combined and compounded medication side effects. Which have IMPACTED MY LIFE IN A NEGATIVE WAY>15- Therefore, My Dr Knowingly, Voluntarily, Consciously, Deceitfully and with or without intent to harm me, WITHHELD Important Knowledge from me and that if the important knowledge had been shared with me, I Might Have Had A Much Greater Chance to have had prevented the Cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy-Primary to cause further permanent nerve damage resulting to me.>15-Dr's medical negligence Breached Many Applicable Standards Of Practice Or Care, resulting in the direct and proximate cause for my increase in permanent physical pain and suffering and mental anguish.>16- DR'S MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE BECAME MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.>QUESTION-1 IS THIS A TRUE STATEMENT? When Doctor breached his contract, did his disclaimer become Nulled and Void and that Dr was now responsible for the foreseeable, UN-AVOIDABLE harmful injury done to me during those 30 days in delay of surgery?>QUESTION 2 - IS THIS MY SITUATION BECAUSE OF MY PRE-EXISTING CONDITION? Michigan law allows for Aggravation of Preexisting Conditions Where a person has a pre-existing condition aggravated by allegedly negligent conduct, the trier of fact must separate the pre-existing condition from any aggravation caused by the Defendant . If this cannot be done, the trier of fact is to award full damages for the condition.>18- in the state of Michigan they have what's called, Lost Opportunity to Achieve a Better Result. Michigan recognizes a right to recover damages providing that a plaintiff show that the difference in the loss of an opportunity to achieve a better result caused by the alleged negligence exceeded 50 percent.>19- A case is not a “loss of an opportunity” If it's a traditional medical malpractice claim case where direct harm has been caused by the breach of the standard of care, I will be left with the Traditional Burden Of Proof>QUESTION 3 -I understand that there will be a need for an expert witness but do you believe this is the proper strategy to follow? If no please explain why with alternative ideas

Read more

JD 1992

Juris Doctor

37,874 satisfied customers
My wife was hit in the head by an outside vendor at her job.

My wife was hit in the head by an outside vendor at her job. He was trying to hang a heavy object of some kind and it slipped and fell on her head. She was knocked down for a bit buy insisted she was alright trying to make it on time to an important meeting with her boss. She signed a form at the job that she was physically OK. It has been 6 months or more now and their is now dark scarring on her forehead with an indentation in her forehead. She does not earn income with her face however she is an attractive woman who was voted best looking in high school and homecoming queen in both high school and college. Is there a statute of limitation in Maryland on pursuing damages for cosmetic restoration in this case?

Read more

msesquire

Attorney

Juris Doctor

4,844 satisfied customers
My husband was just contacted by our doctor's office

My husband was just contacted by our doctor's office informing him that the courier lost a vial of his blood which hasn't been recovered. He had to go back to have the blood re-drawn. Do we have any re-course for this?JA: In what state did the injury take place? And do you have medical records or other documentation?Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed? If so, what?Customer: The doctor's office gave us the information. We haven't filed anything yet. Not sure what to do?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We contacted the lab and were not willing to work with us at all.

Read more

Loren

Juris Doctor

43,682 satisfied customers
View more personal injury law questions
In The News