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?
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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.)
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I am consulting for a car insurance problem! So my friend
Hi I am consulting for a car insurance problem! So my friend borrowed my car to prepare for a road test, but he crashed my car and now the repairing fee is 4500$. We decided to use my insurance, I am assuming that my insurance rate will grow for sure in the future, but would the record follow me or the car? If I change an insurance company or a new car in the future, would my new insurance rate be affected because of this accident? Thanks!
My son went to Chandler Regional Medical Center Emergency
My son went to Chandler Regional Medical Center Emergency Room on 2 occassions. One was on the recommendation of the physician he sought help from. On both occasions he was released with "nothing wrong" but proper testing was not done for symptoms. Consequently, he suffered an internal bleed from a Giant Duodenal Ulcer that required interventional procedures, blood transfusions, ICU and around the clock IV medication to try to stabilize his condition. He has been and is still hospitalized in Banner University Hospital. There is much more to the story however Chandler hospital doctors nearly killed him with their incompetance.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArizonaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet. He is just now starting to respond but not out of woods yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, he also went to an internal medicine doctor after the hospital sent him away who also told him nothing wrong on the very day he went into a full GI bleed. He had to have an Uber driver take him to this hospital because the ambulance would only take him back to Chandler.
In Ohio, if a bank refuses to act on an agent's directives
In Ohio, if a bank refuses to act on an agent's directives and refuses to accept their properly executed POA, and the principle suffers a financial loss as a result, is this a tort? I've read that a man won his suit against a bank in Florida when the bank's refusal to accept his lawful POA cost his father (the principle) $65,000. But I know the laws vary from state to state.
I live in NJ. Roughly two years ago I was involved in an
I live in NJ. Roughly two years ago I was involved in an auto accident. I was on a road that was merging with another road that ran perpendicular to it. There was one car in front of me that I was waiting to move so I could proceed with the merge. She started to move forward and when I turned to look to see if it was okay for me to proceed, I took my foot off the brake and rolled into the car ion front of me (who had initially started to move forward which was why I took my foot off the brake). We pulled over and examined each other's car.She got out of her car wearing heels and acting and walking normally. She examined her car and there was a small scratch from my license plate frame. No other damage was seen or reported. The police came and filed a report and stated exactly what I'm telling you here.Unfortunately, the report never got submitted to the insurance company (or whatever process is supposed to happen). The woman is claiming bodily injury now and threatening to sue me for her damages. Not knowing what those "damages" are, one could only assume neck and, or back. I did a little research online about this woman and found her social media pages. In those pages were pictures of her holding children in her arms and bending over, etc... all taken after the accident.I have since been contacted by the auto insurance company I had at the time of the accident. They sent me documents asking me to explain what happened. I am now being told I need to provide a deposition.I have no idea what this all means, what's going to happen, and how much I could be personally responsible for from a financial perspective. This woman is obviously lying and I don't know what to do. I have tried to speak to the attorney overseeing my case that works for the insurance company I had at the time of the accident and the paralegal bypasses my request and just tells me he's either busy, not in the office, or working on the case.What should I expect with this case?Thank you.