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My dog bit my neighbor. They are asking for medical expenses

My dog bit my neighbor. They are asking for medical expenses and pain and suffering. They have supplied us with medical bills that medical insurance covered. She didn't fill her antibiotic that were prescribed on the day of the bite until 2 weeks later. She did get infected and returned to the doctor 5 days after the prescription was filled. She is asking for us to cover the complete bill although the insurance paid the bill. I believe I am only responsible for money out of pocket. Am I correct? My other question would be, am I responsible for visits after the initial visit considering she did not follow doctors orders resulting in infection?

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My brother's and I retained a law firm to help us in a

My brother's and I retained a law firm to help us in a dispute against our half-sibling after she took items from our father's estate after he died, and before anyone else was informed of his death.Upon our initial meeting the attorney stated he was confident that he could recover the property and obtain damage and attorney's fees. Since that day it has been a nightmare. We have had to beg for communication, he did not include one of my brothers in any petitions to the court even after we stressed how important it was to project we were all together on this case. And still to this day has not added him after being asked several times. He twice included false information in petitions to the court, the worst of which he actually asked the court to remove his own client as executor of the estate! We have 3 court dates that we know of that we have not been informed of so were not able to attend. The last hearing our attorney's did not even attend. They had some excuse that they were not informed of the court date. At that point we lost executorship to a third party which is liquidating my dad's estate at pennies on the dollar and we still have not recovered the property that was taken. Also, he stated he was going to help us identify assets with some fancy computer program he pays all this money for, but that has never happened.We know we are in a worse position and have lost a lot of money due to this firms mistakes. Do we have a malpractice case? The probate case is on going and I do not want to start over with a new attorney, but I do not want this guy to make our position even worse. What course of action would you suggest at this point?

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Is California's state medical board immune from lawsuits? I

Is California's state medical board immune from lawsuits? I ask because two atrocious doctors whom most anyone would see were hopeless (one roophied a drug sales rep/patient for whom he also prescribed opioids) sequentially harmed my health and cost me a great deal. One scary criminal doctor might be bad luck. Two, it starts to seem like incompetent oversight.

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I have an employee that slipped and fell a couple of weeks

I have an employee that slipped and fell a couple of weeks ago. Everything was documented and she signed an incident report that claims negligence on her part. Recently, she's complained about pain because of her recent fall. The business offered to give her time off and reimburse her for any brace or shoes with more support. Is there anything else that we can do, or have her sign, to lessen the liability and avoid a workmans comp lawsuit. Thank you - Aj

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20 year old son rear ended a car in FL where we live. Car is

20 year old son rear ended a car in FL where we live. Car is in our name and son is on insur, but we have minimal FL state requirement coverage. Can parents be financially liable or sued for property or medical related to accident that may go above insurance coverage?

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Loren

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Who is responsible for my hospital bill from a reported

Who is responsible for my hospital bill from a reported robbery/simple assault while I was in a Dillard's department store during business hour. I was completely knocked down and my head hit the floor first along with my right side of my body from the suspect who robbed the store. The suspect used me as a block for security to stop and help me so that she could get away.

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I had a D&C on Wed due to a blighted Ovum (miscarriage).

I had a D&C on Wed due to a blighted Ovum (miscarriage). This morning I woke up in horrible pain on my left side. The Dr office told me to go to ER. We found out I had an infection & tissue still left from the procedure. & Now have to take a pill, to force myself to pass the remaining tissue from the miscarriage. Essentially have to experience the miscarriage all over again. The morning of the surgery, the dr told us he had just found out a friend of his has breast cancer. Is this negligence on the Dr's end?

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A person just posted on facebook a comment that he stated

A person just posted on facebook a comment that he stated that I mentally abused my daughter. What recourse do I have about this false statement?

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Request Law Educator Esq I have a quandary. I was on 4500mg

Request Law Educator EsqI have a quandary. I was on 4500mg of a particular drug for head pain. It was effective and was developed during a two week stay in a hospital and later visits to their clinic. The intent was to raise it to 5400mg. I explained this to my PCP and he said he would raise it to 5400Mg. I had some pills and I raised my dose to 5400mg and my head pain almost went away. I did experience some dizziness, but it was the same as a temporary condition I experienced when the dose was increased to 4500mg. The body develops a tolerance. It was no different than being placed on a blood pressure medicine. I was told nothing by my doctor or my pharmacist. The dose was 3200mg which is the FDA RECOMMENDED dosage. I called the FDA. This is what the representative in charge of pharmaceuticals told me. The recommended dosage is just that. It is a recommendation. There are no limits set on this drug. Irrespectively of the recommended dosage it is the physician's responsibility to treat the malady. I am being treated "off label" which means it is not being used for specified use by the FDA which physicians have full freedom to do as needed to treat the condition the FDA. Even then I am told if they exceed 3200mg per day they are exposed to liability. Any off label use exposes physicians to liability. 25% of drugs prescribed in the US are off label. I can buy the drug from Canada and get around this legally. It is not illegal to possess any quantity of it. I drove 150,000 miles on the car I have with essentially no incident. I probably drove over 50,000 miles on my prior care with absolutely no incident. Last week I torn off my mirror getting my mail. I have been pulling into that mailbox since 1979 with no incident. I was distracted by the pain. I am told that though the doctor pulled me back on my medication and created a terrible decline in my condition causing distractions from time to time that I think might increase the danger of me on the road he is protected by this "recommended dosage". He created a situation of endangerment. Does the "recommended dosage" protect him even though there is a nine year record of remarkable success at 4500mg and though I can't prove it I took 5400mg with the expectation that he was going to raise it to 5400mg I had no head pain with a probable temporary period of dizziness which in the past when dosages were increased passed in about three weeks. It was no different than being put on. Based on this information can the doctor hide behind "recommended dosage" if I had a wreck and someone died or were seriously hurt and they sued him?

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