Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 81

Burns may range from minor to life threatening. They all have one thing in common; the seriousness of a burn can’t always be determined by looking at it. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 23, 2010 – “While some burns look minor, that may not be the case, as most of the damage is done under the skin. It’s often best not to fool around with burn injuries, as one misdiagnosis can mean long-term damage,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney with The Lee Law Firm. There are various kinds of burns victims may sustain that vary […]


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Strict liability is a tort law and means a party is liable for all damages as a result of their dangerous actions or products. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2010 – “The most common strict liability claims arise from injuries caused by dangerous products. Basically, when a product causes a foreseeable harm to a consumer, the maker of the product and the distributor may be liable to pay damages. There is an exception, and that is if the product did have a warning about the possibility of an injury, the maker of that product/item isn’t always held liable,” […]


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A startling number of wrongful death lawsuits are the result of equipment gone haywire. This may be due to manufacturing or design defects. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s surprising the number of wrongful death lawsuits that are brought as a result of run amok heavy equipment that killed someone. Often, the reason for the accident was due to a manufacturing or design defect, but it may also be the result of negligent maintenance or negligent equipment operation,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, LTD. One example of […]


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A busy hospital operating room presents the potential for surgical errors. Patients trust they will leave the hospital completely intact and unharmed. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s a fact of life that most hospitals perform many thousands of various surgeries to correct a variety of different problems for their patients. Those who go under the knife have a great deal of trust in the team that will be working on them and their hope, in their heart of hearts, is that things will go well; that they are not furthered harmed by the surgery. Sometimes, […]


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A mentally ill mom drowned her 5-month-old baby. This happened despite numerous warnings to authorities by the father. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 2, 2010 – The wrongful death lawsuit filed in this case also stated there was a violation of the 14th Amendment; where government can’t deprive citizens of life, liberty or property without due process. “The facts in this case are quite disturbing,” said Daren Monroe, of Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “They involve a 5-month-old boy who was drowned by his mentally ill mother; the same mother who lost the same baby to child welfare when […]


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Statistics show that family practitioners and general internists get the diagnosis wrong a relatively high number of times when a person is having a heart attack. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2010 – A very recent study on heart attack diagnosis released by the Physician Insurers Association revealed that malpractice in this area is quite high among family practitioners and general internists. They have the highest number of med mal claims and the highest average indemnity payments of any group of doctors. “What this suggests is that heart attacks are difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can mimic […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2010 – “If you were around in the ’70s, you may recall a study done on medical malpractice insurance. It was actually commissioned by the California Hospital and Medical Associations. It revealed that one out of every 20 patients suffered injuries as a result of med mal and furthermore, that one in 10 died. It was hoped at that time that the numbers would go down over the next 10 years or so,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Unfortunately, the […]


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Nursing homes are meant to be places of safety. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2010 – “If you’re in the situation where you need to place a loved one in a nursing home, you want to know they will be safe, treated with respect and dignity and will be well cared for. The last thing you want to find out is that they are being abused. While you might not want to think about that, this does happen in a great number of nursing homes. Your loved one may be facing […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon on July 9 declares that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The sexual abuse victim is now entitled to $10M attachment against the priest’s assets. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2010 – William Dotson of Hartford, a 34-year-old Connecticut man, filed suit on July 9, against Reverend Stephen Bzydra for sexually molesting him while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Conn. and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Conn. between 1985 and 1990. Dotson was […]


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Commercial trucks are a commanding presence on the highways. With over 80,000 Injuries reported each year, law enforcement must work diligently to determine who Is at fault as this plays an important role when filing a compensation claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2010 – Truck accidents happen every day; a statistic many Americans would rather not entertain as a part of their daily news. Unfortunately, many families have either experienced a collision with a tractor trailer first hand or know of someone who was badly injured in one or who died. The statistics for 18-wheeler crashes are […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2010 – “It’s always nice to be able to beat a big insurance company in court,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This is a stellar case, where two personal injury lawyers took an aggressive approach to a tough case and won the day.” The verdict in this particular trial was close to a million dollars and was the result of a horrendous truck accident case. The insurance company went to court because they felt their position was defensible and they were planning to be tough about it. […]


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One of the main problems with traumatic brain injury is that no one is able to see it. It may manifest itself in many ways, including slurred speech. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2010 – “Over the years that I’ve been practicing law, I’ve seen a fair number of traumatic brain injury victims. Each one has their particular story and each one manifests their injury in a different way. Typically speaking, some of the similarities amongst victims are loss of short-term memory, cognitive impairment, slowed reaction time, inability to make quick decisions, inability to express themselves and for […]


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About 1.3 million people across the U.S. will die each year as a result pharmacy errors or wrongfully prescribed drugs. Pharmaceutical mistakes are on the rise. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2010 – It’s not a secret that medical malpractice lawsuits are growing every year, despite some states capping a victim’s award. Companion cases to medical errors made by surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists are pharmaceutical mistakes that are growing by leaps and bounds every year. In fact, close to 1.3 million people will die in the U.S. this year as a result of incorrectly prescribed or wrongly […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2010 – “Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have increased over the last five years, largely due to the fact that many people have given up their expensive cars to save money,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “Whether or not the riders are wearing helmets doesn’t seem to matter. What matters is that the increase in wrecks appears to be a result of inattentiveness and carelessness, usually on the part of other vehicles that don’t see the biker until it’s too late.” […]


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Something as simple as an apology may reduce the number of medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s an innovative approach to a touchy problem. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2010 – “If your doctor said that he or she was really sorry about what happened to you, would you perhaps make the decision to not sue them for medical malpractice?” asked Michael Smith, an Arkansas personal Injury attorney. It seems that might just happen in some instances. This is a new approach to doing medicine being implemented in the University of Michigan health system and is a deceptively simple […]


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Misdiagnosis and carelessness handling of diagnostic testing can lead to delayed treatment resulting in death. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2010 – Misdiagnosis of breast cancer sometimes happens. And when it happens, the patient and the patient’s family are left with the devastation of the news of finding out that the disease is at its later stages and treatment will not help. Such things as misdiagnosis and the careless handling of diagnostic testing can lead to this kind of negligence. “Mammograms are important in detecting the malignant tumor in the breast, and is why misreading a mammogram […]


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A trucker fled the scene of a fatal accident In New Jersey, attempting to avoid being caught. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) October 26, 2010 – This fatal accident took place on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge when a metal bar came off a dump truck loaded with stone and heading for New Jersey. According to police reports, the dump truck suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle. The bar pierced the windshield of the vehicle hit by the truck, causing the driver’s death. Rather than wait at the scene of the accident, the trucker took off. “It so happens […]


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A product recall can actually be a good thing for consumers. However, something bad usually happens first before the recall is initiated. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2010 – “While it’s great living in the U.S., it is amazing how many defective products on the market these days – products that are causing Americans minor to serious injuries or even death,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “There are rules and regulations in place to protect us, but who is enforcing them and who is […]


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Professional malpractice refers to more than lawyers or doctors. Accountants may also be held liable for their actions, according to Atlanta personal Injury attorney, Stephen M. Ozcomert. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 21, 2010 – “When most people hear about ‘professional malpractice,’ they think about lawyers or doctors. While it usually refers to them, it is also a term used when talking about accounting malpractice. Simply put, accounting malpractice happens if any accounting professional is negligent in the performance of their duties,” said Stephen M. Ozcomert, who handles personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia. To […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) October 14, 2010 – Anyone who has ever been through some kind of medical treatment is likely aware that just one slip up, one small mistake, one misunderstanding can result in medical malpractice. Unfortunately, even though the medical profession does a fine job under difficult circumstances, bad things do happen and patients get improper treatment or the wrong treatment altogether. The wrong treatment puts a patient’s health and welfare on the thin edge of the razor; a fine line to walk when dealing with another person’s life. The wrong treatment means the real cause of […]


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