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Understanding Negligence

Negligence is an important concept when it comes to personal injury law. Without negligence, you likely don’t have a path forward to receive compensation if you’ve been injured. In our brief post, we’ll explain this term and provide some examples. Duty of Care There are many roles we have in life where we owe others a certain amount of care. For instance:  Coaches and teachers have responsibilities to keep kids safe. Drivers must obey traffic laws to avoid collisions with other vehicles.  Property owners must keep their premises free of hazards for guests.  Not surprisingly, many of these basic duties

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Injuries in a Rear-End Collision

Rear-end collisions are the most common accident type. And, in most cases, they are entirely preventable, most often caused by driver inattention. While some rear-enders are minor events, others can be serious. This is particularly the case when speeding is involved. Let’s look at some of the most common injuries that can happen in a rear-end collision. 1. Whiplash. Whiplash is an injury of the neck. It happens when the head moves forward and then suddenly snaps back. Many times, whiplash has a delayed onset of symptoms. Initially, a crash victim may feel fine only to have the pain, stiffness,

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How Medical Errors Happen

Unfortunately, medical errors can and do happen. Every year, many people are harmed or even killed as a result of a preventable medical mistake. In our post today, we’ll look at some of the more common errors and discuss why they happen.  Common Examples of Medical Errors  Mistakes can happen at any point in a patient’s care – from the check-in process to follow-up.  Here are some of the more common examples of medical errors:  Wrong medication or dosage administered  Misdiagnosis Patient mix-up Over- or under-treatment  Surgical injuries  Obstetrical injuries Pressure ulcers Falls (e.g., improper restraint or support) Wrong site

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Injuries in a Slip and Fall

We’ve all taken a fall at some point. Most of the time, these are minor events that may cause us a bit of embarrassment. Other times, however, a fall is a very serious event. In fact, the CDC reports that falls send millions of Americans to the emergency room every year.  In our post today, we’ll discuss the kind of injuries that can result from a fall, as well as what to do if you’ve fallen on someone else’s property.   Common Injuries in a Slip and Fall  Falls can cause both minor and serious injuries, including:  Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Believe it

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When a Defective Product Injures You

If you’ve been injured by a harmful or defective product, you might wonder if you can take legal action, including suing the manufacturer. As product liability lawyers, we have experience helping clients navigate this issue. This post is intended to provide a general overview of this topic. However, for targeted legal advice, please call our lawyers for a free case review.  Types of Products That Cause Injury  Any product has the potential to cause injury. Some examples include:   Cars and tires  Toys and baby equipment  Household appliances  Prescription medications and medical devices  Household and yard treatment chemicals  A product can

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Medications and Medical Malpractice

Adverse reactions to medications send 1.3 million Americans to emergency rooms every year. If you’ve had a negative response to a drug prescribed by your doctor, you might be wondering if you have a malpractice case. Not always.  In this brief post, we’ll provide some basic information on when a medical malpractice lawyer is more likely to take your case.  Negligence is the Basis for Injury Cases  The most important question to ask yourself is this: was my doctor (or nurse, pharmacist, etc.) negligent? In other words, would another doctor in a similar position have acted in the same way? Remember, doctors and nurses

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