• Report: #990579

Complaint Review: Welch, Gold and Siegel

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  • Submitted: Thu, January 03, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, January 03, 2013

  • Reported By: brensgrrl — Harrisburg Pennsylvania United States of America
Welch, Gold and Siegel
1240 Lawyers Bldg., 428 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

Welch, Gold and Siegel Pre-paid Legal also known as Legal Shield Wrong Advice given Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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For years (about 10 years) I have been a member of Pre-Paid Legal Services, now known as Legal Shield.  I was assigned to a law firm in Pittsburgh PA, Welch, Gold & Siegel, PC.  I never had occasion to need the services of an attorney, but I recently sought advice on a medical matter that I believe hinges on Product Liability.  When the attorney contacted me, she listened to my story for about 20 minutes. Throughout the conversation, I had the overwhelming impression that I had been assigned to a low level lawyer whose job it was to "get rid of me asap."  She bluntly informed me , without research or anything else that I had no case primarily because liability suits regarding the failure of medical devices and medical malpractice cases in PA only had a two year statute of limitations and that the time on my case would be up by the end of January 2013.  I was bluntly informed that no lawyer would ever take my case, and good luck to me.  Then she hung up.  I was stunned.  After three sleepless nights of anger, I decided to do a little research on my own.  I found out that PA law allows two years FROM THE DATE THE PATIENT FIRST UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM, not from the date of the surgery or treatment.  Another provision of the law allows up to seven years. SHE WAS DEAD WRONG.  That means I probably have another 10-11 months to file suit or possibly longer.  After being given WRONG INFORMATION, I now question to competence of Legal Shield Lawyers. I am on my own and must find a good attorney to speak to.  Please, please do not use or join this service--the lawyers are either incompetent or in such a hurry to get rid of you that YOU WILL BE GIVEN WRONG ADVICE, and that is the last thing a person in trouble needs.

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