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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 30, 2013 – Patients that experience hospital errors find resolution of their issues difficult. Finally, a doctor has been on the same side of the fence. “It’s not often you hear about a doctor being on the receiving end of a hospital error, but it seems that one doctor did find himself in that revolving door, and didn’t like it,” explained Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. The physician in question had an eye-opening experience when involved, in a peripheral manner, with his mother’s […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 23, 2013 – It is difficult to know what motivates people to drive recklessly, or commit criminal acts. No one will know why in this case, as the driver killed herself in a wreck. “This is one of those accidents that no one ever wants to see again. The aftermath was complete carnage,” outlined Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “The worst part is, this type of accident could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Consider the case of a 30-year old woman driving at […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2013 – Sometimes the news is downright depressing. Hospital errors may not improve, even if they are tracked. “You would think that if a hospital took the time to report medical errors that they would do something about the information they have in their hands at the end of the day. It seems they don’t, which is depressing news to patients that may be victims of hospital errors,” remarked Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This is not just a concern for […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2013 – As bad as this story is, there are worse. That is a frightening thing for nursing home residents. “Since I handle nursing home abuse cases, I keep an eye of the latest developments in the law,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas.. “This case was revolting, but as bad as it is, there are worse cases out there. If this doesn’t shock you, it should, because in the future, it could be us in a nursing home.” Even though […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 12, 2013 – Nursing home abuse is more prevalent at “for profit” facilities. “As more nursing homes convert to for-profit facilities, it appears there is a concomitant rise in patient abuse and neglect, questionable spending and even fraud allegations. In short, when a nursing home becomes solely focused on making money, this tends to affect patient care. It appears non-profit facilities do not have the same level of claims aimed at them,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. A […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2013 – Hospital medication errors are rarely revealed to patients. Those errors affect more than just patients. “A relatively new study is indicating that patients and their families are rarely, if ever, told about medication errors. Although most of the errors seemingly did not harm anyone, it is an ongoing problem in hospitals and even more mistakes are made in Intensive Care Units. What does this mean for patients who are so ill they can’t monitor their own medications? It means there is a greater likelihood of medical negligence resulting in serious […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Falling asleep at the wheel with six kids in the car is guaranteed to be an accident looking for a place to happen. “This accident never should have happened,” commented Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “The man had six kids in the car with him, and one of them was an infant. That should mean driving with due care and attention. Such was not the case here.” The 29-year-old man was apparently tasked with driving several […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2013 – Anything may happen in a nursing home. This case is highly disturbing. “The amount of abuse and neglect some nursing home patients endure is enough to sicken anyone reading about it. This case in particular is very disturbing, not just for what happened to the man involved, but because of what it says about humanity, and those supposedly caring for mentally and physically disabled individuals,” stated Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. The facts reveal that there […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – Given the confusion of shift change at a hospital, it is easy to understand how errors may happen. “Shift change at a hospital is a beehive of activity, and if someone forgets to pass on something important about a patient to the next caregiver, the door is open for mistakes to happen,” said Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “There needs to be a system of checks and balances in place, something like the one used at […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2013 – Nursing home abuse may be more violent than anyone could possibly imagine. This case is horrific. “This case just turns one’s stomach. A caregiver in a nursing home in Oklahoma City, jamming latex gloves into the mouth of a 96-year-old dementia patient and holding her mouth shut, while she struggled. Shocking, isn’t it? It was caught on tape by the woman’s family, who thought someone was stealing from their relative. In reality, she was being abused. Little did they know the extent of the abuse,” remarked Mike Smith, an Arkansas […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2012 – The last thing people think of is their relative choking to death in a nursing home. This is negligence. “Not too many people realize that patients in a nursing home often suffer from a variety of mental and physical issues. One of those issues is difficulty swallowing; something many of us take for granted. In nursing homes, many of the residents are handed trays of food, and that is the end of it. No one checks to see if they eat, or if they ‘can’ eat,” explained Mike Smith, an […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2012 – Hospital errors are more prevalent than most people are aware. A solution may be medication bar coding. “Bar coding is an innovative system,” remarked Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer, “and it has the potential to make an enormous difference. In fact, this system is in place in Michigan, and it’s helped prevent about 23,500 possible drug errors in a six-month period in 2012. That kind of statistic should get your attention.” The fact that close to […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2012 – Some do not think twice about ripping off an insurance company by filing a false claim. But insurance fraud is not a victimless crime. There are some fraud and scam artists whose sole means of support is filing false claims with insurance companies to get money. Consider a relatively recent case where three people were arrested for defrauding insurance finance companies. The defendants, ranging in age from 60 to 64, were arrested as the result of a federal grand jury returning an indictment charging the three with mail and wire […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2012 – When people think of nursing homes, they think of older people, not young adults. This case is shocking. “It takes all kinds to make a world,” remarked Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “And there are times you just struggle with believing what horrific things people do to others. This case is a prime example of a morally bankrupt individual who preyed on a disabled woman in a nursing home.” The case began when a 21-year-old disabled resident in a […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2012 – Many hospital errors are preventable, which is shocking, as more than 90,000 people die every year as a direct result of hospital errors. “In many jurisdictions there is a ‘sort of’ mandate for hospitals to report something referred to as ‘provider preventable conditions.’ The difficulty with that is not everything is reported, as it depends on what the hospitals have chosen to report. Many choose infections, but there are a whole host of other preventable conditions that would just as easily qualify,” says Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) October 19, 2012 – Driving safely includes paying attention to everything one sees on the road, but that did not happen in these two biker deaths. “Drivers have a duty to drive with due care and attention. However, many don’t seem to see motorcycles, and therein lies the problem. If they are not aware enough to see ‘all’ the traffic around them, someone may end up dead due to their inattention. That is what happened in these two cases,” explained Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2012 – The more people know about nursing home abuse, the more that can be done to eliminate it. “I’ve seen a number of nursing home abuse cases during my years of practicing personal injury law, and I can tell you that it is far more prevalent than you might think,” indicated Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “Speaking up and out about it helps others. Nursing home abuse should not be kept hidden, like a dirty secret.” One case that serves […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2012 – When a child dies due to a hospital error, the family’s pain is never ending. Perhaps a lesson lies in the grief. “This case was one of a brutal mistaken diagnosis. The patient, a 12-year-old boy, died as a direct result of that hospital error,” stated Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. The young boy was sent home after a visit to his own pediatrician at the local ER, who diagnosed him with a stomach virus. The symptoms kept getting […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 27, 2012 – Americans are not informed about the silent killer that stalks the health care system; death by hospital errors. “We assume that people can and do die from strokes, cancer and like diseases,” suggested Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas, “but we rarely hear about the silent specter of death that walks down the hallways in hospitals – medical errors or hospital errors. They are more prevalent that anyone wants to admit, because they don’t want to get sued.” The leading […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) August 15, 2012 – Reckless driving and DWI are to blame in an accident that killed one, injured another. “A bizarre set of circumstances has led to the death of a former nurse,” said Mike Smith, an injury and accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This was a chain reaction crash, caused by two drunk drivers, both senior citizens. “According to the police report, the 68-year-old former nurse stopped to help a pedestrian she had grazed with her car. She got out of her vehicle to help him off the street. As […]


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