Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 81

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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Danger is ever-present at construction sites, no matter how safe they are. Always be alert for danger. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2010 – It goes without saying that construction worksites are considered to be accidents looking to happen at any time. No matter how safe people are, how cautious they may be or how well the site is maintained, the sheer nature of the work means personal injuries may be just around the corner. Heavy machinery, industrial tools, raw materials, questionable scaffolding, open holes in buildings, the presence of electrical outlets and power lines – all these […]


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A family of five was seriously hurt in this car-train wreck. They hit a CN train. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2010 – “Although you’d think it would be hard not to see a train, or to even get on the tracks at the same time the train is barreling toward you, it does happen. And it did in this case when 16-year-old Austin Broehm hit the westbound engine,” recounted Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. No one is sure why Broehm was on the tracks at the same time as the train, but the crash caused […]


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It used to be that we could trust the products we bought in the marketplace. That is not the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2010 – “Every time we open a newspaper, watch TV or listen to the radio, we’re often bombarded with yet another product recall. For example, the Freshway romaine lettuce recall (potentially contaminated with Escherichia coli O145 bacteria); 2006 to 2010 Hummer H3 vehicles for fractured hood clip tabs (may cause hood to fly off) or the Best Friend’s charm bracelet for children recalled for high levels of toxic cadmium,” recounted Scott Atkinson, […]


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Motorcycle riding is fun, but watch out for the head injuries. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2010 – Those who love motorcycles do so for various reasons, and most of them know that while they are out biking they are running the risk of being injured in a collision or other mishap of some kind. This doesn’t stop a whole lot of dedicated bikers from being out on the road as often as possible. “Many people have even sold their cars and are riding their motorcycles to work. Nothing wrong with any of that, but honestly, it would […]


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