On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica)
On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica) which came into my apartment while they wereSanding it down to smooth it out. I had no idea they wereGoing to do this. No warnings, No signs, and they said I didNot answer the door. I was very ill with pneumonia and soI was home and no one knocked on my door. They had a frameBuilt out of plywood with plastic on one side i9n my entrance way.There was at least a foot at the top of the frame with nothing .The dust came in from around my door, and through the cornersOf the window. My apartment filled with a bluish colored smoke.I was ill with pneumonia for 4 months and my pulmonary specialistCould not find why. They did Cat Scans which showed something lookingLike Ground Glass floating in my lungs. On Feb. 9th*****did a biopsyWhich showed it was the Cement Dust which cause me to have “organizingPneumonia” He recommended I move from this apartment, Replace all cushionFurniture and my mattress.Notes:Patient with hypoxemia (Spo2 84%) on room air ambulation noted at previous visit. Corrected with addition of supplemental O2. Patient was started on chronic Oxygen therapy at last visit. Since that time patient was diagnosed organizing pneumonia, and has been started on treatment. RA spo2 is 96%, will refer for repeat titration on 6 MWT.Patient with interstitial infiltrates of initially unknown etiology, but biopsy has showed organizing pneumonia. Infiltrates occurred after concrete dust exposure in her home. Patient underwent bronchoscopy with biopsy, which was consistent with organizing pneumonia. Patient started on steroids once biopsy results received. The patient has persistent dyspnea symptoms despite steroid dose. Will give Kenalog injection today, and begin prednisone therapy at 60 mg per day. Will repeat CT chest and Spiro/DLCO in 4 weeks. Patient counseled regarding diagnosis, and treatment, including potential for progression despite treatment. I am concerned that lack of symptom response to steroid dose started may be due to ongoing exposure in her home. Patient counseled regarding strict avoidance of further exposure. All bedding/clothes need to be properly laundered, and large pieces of furniture/bedding may need to be removed from home environment/replaced, but this should not be done until residence has been completely decontaminated due to risk of cross-contamination. Patient instructed to notify office with any new respiratory symptoms.Will continue current regimen, with exception of advair - which will be de-fuescalated due to systemic steroid dosing. Will consider treatment adjustment once organizing pneumonia addressedCLINICAL INDICATOR: Pneumonia. Respiratory abnormality.Scans were obtained from the thoracic inlet to the upper abdomen withoutcontrast. Comparison conventional chest x-ray 11/29/2015.There is an approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe (sliceposition 99).There is consolidation/atelectasis at the left upper lobe anteriorly andmedially. There are scattered nonspecific ground glass infiltrates at the leftupper lobe and at the superior segment of the left lower lobe. Several tiny,approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densities are scattered throughout the leftlower lobe.There are are multiple tiny, approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densitiesscattered throughout the right lung.There is mild mediastinal lymph node prominence with the largest lymph node atthe precarinal region measuring approximately 1.1 cm maximal diameter.There is aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta with the maximal APdiameter approximately 4.4 cm. There are atherosclerotic calcifications.There are are degenerative/discogenic changes at the dorsal lumbar region .IMPRESSION: Approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe.This is what I requested from the management at this time.Moving expenses, which includepaying my deposit on new apartment,paying first month rent,Paying for the replacement of my couchChair and Mattress.Any out of pocket expenses after medicare and my health insuranceDoes not pay including my prescriptions for this illness andMedical tests and Dr visits.Am I ok asking for this since it was not my doing that this happened?I have one month left on my lease. Should they let me out of the lease?
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind from the Hanford facility.In the last ten years I have undergone surgery and chemotherpy five times for cancer,one for thyroid two years ago and still being watched closely ,one colon surgery,three bladdersurgeries and currently scheduled for five chemo treatments.Question: Do I have a claim as one of the downwinders?
Counselor at Law
My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of
My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of 31. We lived in Creswood,IL from 1992-1998. We currently live in WI, but we are learning of contaminated water in Crestwood for 20 years that the village was aware of and now also of current law suits being filed. I was wondering of the statute of limitations and of the possibility of a case. (My husband was cured, but we had a 1 and a 5 year old at the time and it definitely was a hardship.)
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Mediator
Re: my contemplated Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's
Re: my contemplated Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Answer to Complaint (i.e. their affirmative defenses):1. There are two defenses which I feel I can ask to have stricken; if I do that, do I need to state a denial of the other 9 defenses (which are mostly, if not all, "we reserve the right to...")?2. One of the 9 defenses that I would deny has the following statement as a second clause: "...and demand strict proof thereof." My understanding is that there is no need to respond to that clause. Is that a correct understanding?If I need to state facts in a Plaintiff's response to Defendant's affirmative defenses, do I (or should I) attach any documentation of those facts?I understand there is a prohibition against introducing material that was not in the original Complaint for risk of that becoming a "request for summary judgement." If I introduce new material in the Response to Defendant's affirmative defenses, does that constitute that kind of introduction of material?
I'm low-income and have just been diagnosed with a medical
I'm low-income and have just been diagnosed with a medical condition that is a disability under the ADA. In addition, I have been in two accidents over the last two months, both of which entailed distracted drivers hitting my car (they were at fault, not me; thankfully, both admitted it on the spot, and the second time, a police officer witnessed the entire thing and wrote the other driver a ticket for failing to yield the right of way.)Finally, I have been having (easily-rectifiable) issues with my short-disability claim adjuster; she says there isn't ample evidence to support my disability claim (there is, and witnesses). Thing is I found out I have the right to request my file from her; and when she sent it over, I discovered that it contained communications between her and my company's HR department wherein she made a request for information to which she was not entitled; then, when she was turned down, effectively asked (in a roundabout way) whether they would provide her the information in the event that she denied my claim. Then several weeks later, after holding off for a while, she denied it.Question: I've heard that there are organizations that provide legal aid and representation to low-income individuals; does this include individuals injured in car accidents an/or who need assistance putting together an appeal for a disability claim?Thank you!
I was deposed on December 16 and I believe today is my last
I was deposed on December 16 and I believe today is my last day to review my testimony. In my testimony, I was shown an undated letter that I did not recognize, but I did recognize the second page as a form that I was given to fill out. I said incorrectly that I must have gotten it sometime but I was not sure.When I corrected my deposition, I changed that answer to "I don't know if I have ever seen that document before or not." I was still confused, because I recognized part of the document but not any other part.Last night I ran into the part of the document that I recognized -- it was an attachment to an email. I am pretty sure the letter itself was completely fabricated.Two questions:1. If today is my last day to modify my deposition, what could I do?2. If I am over the time I had to modify my testimony, what could I do?
A family member went in for chest xrays and was told she had
A family member went in for chest xrays and was told she had scar tissue on her lung. Not until the surgery for removal of fluid buildup under the scar tissue was her family told that it was not scar tissue but a tumor that had gone untreated. She died on the table. Malpractice?