Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 80

Med mal is still very prevalent in the US. Lately, another issue has surfaced, illegal kickbacks to doctors. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2010When a patient goes to hospital to get well and winds up having to speak to a med mal lawyer because the doctor was negligent and caused serious harm, that is a grave issue. Lately, another critical issue has been rearing its ugly head – illegal kickbacks to doctors. This is something that people may have heard about, but have not personally seen or witnessed. “This isn’t really too much of a surprise,” commented […]


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Gene L. Osofsky of the law firm Osofsky & Osofsky weighs in about some helpful sensors. For a lot of our elders, living alone isn’t what it used to be, especially in the sense of devices and technologically-advanced sensors placed in the home for safety reasons. Hayward, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 21, 2010 – When Malcolm McGill, 94, slipped on a wet floor in his Bayonne, New Jersey home without wearing his emergency alert pendant, and could not phone for help, he felt desperation. Fortunately, a tiny wireless sensor beneath Mr. McGill’s bed detected that the nonagenarian had gotten […]


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Law enforcement is a tough job. It’s even tougher when suspects die a wrongful death by Taser. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2010 – More and more these days it’s pretty common to see news stories about someone dying as a result of being shocked with a Taser for too long. Their heart rhythm is interrupted and quite often, without prompt medical help, they will die. “There have even been stories of suspects and citizens ‘asking’ to be shocked, because they wanted to see what it felt like. Unfortunately, police in some instances have obliged them and they […]


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Often a series of smaller workplace mishaps are a bellwether for more serious accidents in the future. While many people don’t realize this, a worksite that has a number of smaller workplace casualties that happen over a period of time is a warning sign of several things: workplace morale isn’t good and the big accident is still to come. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2010 – Haphazard job site management generally results in lack of planning and lack of organization. “With that going on, you may be reasonably certain that the work crew has issues with the management. […]


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A biker lost control of his ride and veered into oncoming traffic. He was hit by an SUV. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2010 – John Longman didn’t think his day was going to be any different than the other days of his motorcycle trip with friends. He was riding in a cluster of ten cycles on Highway 80 just outside of Des Moines, Iowa, when for some reason he lost control of his ride and wound up in a lane of oncoming traffic. As the bike was spinning out of control, he fell off it and was […]


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Protection from dangerous protects on the market these days is just about non-existent. Hardly encouraging for the consumer. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2010 -“Pick up just about any newspaper these days and there is yet another story about a defective product that was recalled because it poses a danger to consumers. It’s not just one type of product either; it runs the gamut from cars to kid’s jewelry, from food to tires, and from baby accessories to furniture. No wonder consumers are starting to ask some very pointed questions about government involvement in protecting them from harm,” […]


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Pursuing a wrongful death claim in a drowning case can prove to be difficult, as it requires proof that another’s negligence is to blame. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help families successfully pursue these types of claims. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2010 – All too often during the summer months, children become the victims of drowning. Parents of a child who has drowned may have a claim to recover wrongful death damages for the child’s death. In order for this to be feasible, the circumstances surrounding the death need to clearly show that someone other than […]


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Not many people realize that there are several thousand elevator deaths every year. Most happen on job sites. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2010 – “Just about anyone that has ever worked on a construction site realizes that accidents can and do happen, despite safety measures and other precautions. While most people figure the main reason for accidents is working with scaffolding or heavy, moving equipment, many of them don’t realize that construction site elevators are often the source of an injury,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury attorney with Perlmutter & Schuelke LLP. Elevators on a […]


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Calculating the economic loss resulting from a wrongful death is tough. Many times the loss has to be reduced to today’s dollar values. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2010 – Most wrongful death claims are as a result of accidents; accidents that include car crashes, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, exposure to toxic chemicals, as the result of a defective product or due to medical malpractice. In cases like this, the key here is that the death was caused by someone else and that negligence is usually a factor. “The person who brings a wrongful death lawsuit is […]


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Generally speaking, products are safety tested before they hit the marketplace. Now and then, something goes wrong. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2010 – “While it’s true that most products are safety tested before they are put on the market, there are cases where something goes wrong – either intentionally or unintentionally. When that happens, consumers may be at risk for serious injuries or death. Nowhere is this more critical than when it comes to products for babies and children,” remarked Stephen M. Ozcomert who handles Atlanta personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia. “In […]


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Diagnosing a disease is tough, but getting it right is essential. Getting it wrong may mean injury or death. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2010 – In order to effectively treat a disease, the doctor has to accurately diagnose it in the first place. If that doesn’t happen the consequences may be disastrous. “Consider the fact that if a disease is not properly diagnosed it would mean a person being sick even longer, perhaps getting worse and developing unnecessary complications. In the worst case scenario, the person may die. For instance if cancer is misdiagnosed,” observed Christopher Mellino, […]


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Product recalls are at an all time high. Beware of what you are buying and check product recall sites for up-to-date information. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2010 – For a person to have a product liability case, the product that hurt or harmed them needs to be defective in some way. “The best way to explain what a defective product may be is to give you some examples of product recalls. Memorable recalls have involved toxic cadmium filled children’s jewelry (Made in China), woven storage trunks with unstable hinges that dropped suddenly and caught children at the […]


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A convict was badly beaten in jail, sustaining traumatic brain injury. A lawsuit was filed against the prison and guards. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2010 – “The gist of this case is that prison guards allowed a vicious beating to happen, without interfering or offering assistance, resulting in an inmate sustaining traumatic brain injury. The injury left the former inmate with a traumatic subarachnoid brain hemorrhage. The man is now easily confused, violently startles at loud noises and is unable to stay focused. The suit asks for punitive damages and compensation to be determined by the court,” […]


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Amputations may result from defective products. If the amputation happens because of a personal injury, it is called a trauma-related amputation. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2010 – Shockingly, nearly 1.7 million people a year are living with the loss of a limb; probably far more than we would ever have thought about. “Generally speaking, when it comes to trauma related amputations, it’s an upper limb lost. An amputation may be the result of injuries at work, car crashes, due to dangerous conditions on a property, or as the result of someone else’s negligence. When negligence is involved, […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2010 – This medical malpractice lawsuit involves an accusation of inadequate treatment for a mental patient. In this case, the mother of the deceased filed a notice of action against the Oregon State Hospital. The notice suggests that the hospital did not provide proper or adequate treatment according to his physical and mental health conditions. “There was a full scale investigation into this case and the investigators found that the hospital did fail to provide the deceased with adequate medical care. It appears that the young man’s caregivers on his ward didn’t properly […]


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All parents do their best to protect their children from harm, but sometimes another person’s negligence can lead to traumatic injuries that can significantly alter a child’s life. Head injuries pose a significant threat to children. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2010 – When it comes to head injuries, children present a special concern, because they are more prone to falling due to a lack of developed motor skills, are unaware of many of the everyday dangers around them and are dependent on others to care for them responsibly. Because children are more fragile than adults, a head […]


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Stratton Faxon helps win $2.9 million settlement on May 7, 2010, compensating a 43-year-old woman for a permanent neck injury sustained in a bicycle accident. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2010 – Attorney Michael Stratton of Stratton Faxon Law Firm obtained a $2.9 million verdict on May 7, 2010, in Hartford Superior Court for a 43-year-old woman with a permanent neck injury after sustaining a fractured spine. Rocky Hill resident Maribeth Blonski was injured after crashing into a closed gate on a rural bike path not far from her home. The defendant, Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), had […]


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School bus drivers really need to pay attention to their driving. This driver left his bus in neutral and injured another motorist. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2010 It goes without saying that if someone is driving a school bus, they have a duty of care to pay attention to what they are doing at all times. They are hauling a lot of potential victims should they become involved in a crash like the one in this case. No one is quite sure why the bus driver in this instance left his school bus in neutral, other […]


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Crane accidents are on the rise at construction sites in the US. Many of these accidents involve fatalities. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2010 – “A Port Arthur, Texas, refinery had some bad news recently when a contract construction worker was killed after a crane accident at a work site. The mishap happened in an area slated for further expansion, which was underway the day of the accident itself. Unfortunately, when rescue crews arrived in response to the call, the worker had died of his injuries,” recounted Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer. While the police, the […]


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Georgia has new penalties for dangerous drivers that support trauma care in the state. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2010 – This is quite possibly a groundbreaking development in terms of trying to handle the number of dangerous drivers in the State of Georgia. The “Super Speeder Law,” also formally recognized by the designation HB160, went into effect January 1, 2010. Its main thrust is to try and cut down on the number of speed-related accidents. The new law dings all drivers convicted of doing speeds of over 75 mph on two lane roads and all drivers convicted […]


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