Personal Injury Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 82

Burn injuries are not always the result of a fire. Workplaces are fraught with various ways to get badly burned. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2010 – Surprisingly enough, burn injuries are not always the result of being burned by open flames or electricity. Many other burns happen as a result of things going wrong in the workplace. In fact, burns affect at least 1 million people very year; most of which are sustained on the job, according to Austin personal Injury lawyer, Robert W. Lee. Workplace burn injuries tend to happen in a variety of ways. For […]


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It’s unbelievable the types of things employees in nursing homes do for fun. Often that fun comes in the form of abuse. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 28, 2010 – “This case that I heard about is really disturbing, as it involves a so-called prank that really amounted to elder abuse in a nursing home. It happened in a California nursing home and the result of the incident was several staff members were fired and ultimately faced criminal charges. It boils down to ‘What on earth were they thinking?’ when they were dealing with their elderly patients,” said […]


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Workers injured on the job should keep detailed records of the injury. It will help when filing a claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 23, 2010 – “When someone is hired for a job in construction, management doesn’t typically spend a lot of time talking about workplace injury claims or even workers’ compensation, other than to make sure the new hire gets signed up for it. Even if it’s not mentioned, keep one thing in mind for the future: if something happens to you on the job, keep very detailed records of everything that happens, including filing your accident […]


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An overzealous football coach pushed 31 football players into physical collapse in Portland, Ore., this summer. Four ultimately needed surgery. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2010 – – This is a bizarre case where a high school football coach got carried away during what he referred to as a football “total immersion” camp. “This particular football camp took place at the local high school and required the players to camp overnight on the school campus for this event. There were three practices slated every day that included weight training,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, […]


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Multiple bones fractures are often a consequence of a motorcycle crash. The biker may not be able resume the same life he or she had before being injured. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2010 – “It’s one of those givens, that when a biker is involved in a motorcycle crash, that they tend to get ejected and thrown great distances. The result of the force of the impact and the impact of a hard landing usually results in multiple bone fractures, or worse. It’s not just being thrown that may break bones either. If the biker has to […]


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Stratton Faxon is representing more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut last February. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2010 – A lawsuit was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 in Hartford Superior Court on behalf of more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown last February. Homeowners have found themselves embroiled in a hurtful and troublesome situation due to the severe negligence demonstrated by the defendants the day of that deadly gas explosion. Many homes suffered […]


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When a patient takes a medication the doctor prescribed and something bad happens, the question of fault often arises. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2010 – “I’ve had a number of clients that were taking a medication that caused them some serious side effects and/or drug interactions. Initially, it looked like the fault was with the doctor or the pharmacist. Further probing indicated it was the drug manufacturer at fault,” Christopher Mellino explained. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Being human, we tend to blame drug reactions on the […]


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Most jobsites are accidents waiting to happen. This case is no exception. Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 6, 2010 – – “This is was actually a very unusual case of an amputation and a fatality that resulted from a faulty cabbage processing machine. Manfredo Ocampo went to work as usual one day and didn’t come home until many days later as a result of losing his arm at work and needing medical care in the hospital,” outlined Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Evidently what happened is that Ocampo’s arm was torn off when the […]


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Once upon a time, they made reliable products that lasted. That’s not always the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2010 – “You’d think that when the 21st century arrived, it would usher in a new era of reliable and in demand products that people use daily. That those products would be well made thanks to the advent of the latest in technology and that when you bought the product or service in question, you would have no trouble with it,” said Scott Atkinson, admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989 and who is a New […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon filed on July 9, 2010, asserts that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The accused priest has been placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Hartford. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) July 28, 2010 – – A suit filed by 34-year-old William Dotson of Hartford, Connecticut, alleges that Dotson was sexually molested by the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Connecticut, between 1985 and […]


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A person filing an Austin personal injury claim really needs the expertise of an attorney. This will ensure a fair settlement. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 23, 2010 – – Those who have been hurt in an accident have a variety of options to seek recompense for their injuries. The most frequently pursued avenue is filing a personal injury lawsuit asking for damages for their pain and suffering and even loss of wages from being off work. Filing claims needs to be done just the right way, or there is a real risk that the settlement offer will not […]


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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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