arkansas personal injury | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2011 – Truth is stranger than fiction. That was certainly the case when a woman found a 2-inch long needle in her food while eating at a restaurant. “When you hear about this kind of story, it makes you think twice about eating out. Sure, these days you potentially deal with contaminated, poorly cooked or spoiled foods, along with other cooking disasters, but no one would have ever dreamed they would find a 2-inch sewing needle in a plate of mashed potatoes and ribs,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2011 – It is a no-brainer that accidents involving big rigs are catastrophically horrendous. Those who survive will face a monumental struggle with their injuries. “It is a harsh reality that 18-wheeler accidents are just plain horrific. Nothing prepares you to see this type of accident and nothing prepares you for what you may have to deal with if you have been in one. The monumental destruction is overwhelming,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. Why do these types of […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2011 – Personal injury accidents resulting in wrongful death may be horrific. This case is a prime example. “This was a horrible case and the man killed suffered terribly before he died. His family faced a very difficult time trying to cope with his loss and move forward with their lives,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury attorney and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. “While I was not involved in this case, when I read it, it brought to mind that personal injury accidents may happen anytime, […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2011 – When a wrongful death involves a young child, it is heartbreaking. In this case, the parents and the child’s psychiatrist were guilty of causing the child’s death. “This was a really tough case and it resulted in the wrongful death of a 4-year-old little girl who is dead as a result of an overdose of psychiatric drugs prescribed by the doctor named in the suit. Shockingly, the parents were convicted of killing their daughter by negligently giving her drugs for ADHD and bipolar disease,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2011 – Just because someone pays for insurance and gets a receipt, it does not mean they actually have insurance. A person should always confirm that they have it. “This case stunned a whole lot of people who trusted and relied on an insurance agent to do what she said she would do, but ultimately, never did. It seems this case involved an insurance agent/broker who was consistently stealing the insurance premium money from her clients,” said Michael G. Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2011 – On the surface, some car wrecks look like only one person caused the crash. In reality, the liability may be apportioned. “In Arkansas, there is comparative negligence. While it may seem like this is a distinction without a difference, there is indeed a distinct difference. Comparative negligence lets victims demand compensation for injuries that were not their fault. A good example would be if you were in a wreck and were deemed partially at fault. That means you many still ask for damages from the other party, also at fault, […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2011 – Necrotizing fasciitis has been confused with cellulitis; with deadly consequences. Under circumstances like that, there may be a case for medical negligence. Even though medical science has made enormous technological advances in the last decade or two, there are some things that still remain the same. One of those is that if a patient has necrotizing fasciitis, it needs surgery, no question about it. It is a fast moving, potentially deadly disease that can accomplish its grim work in a very short period of time. “There are classic symptoms that […]


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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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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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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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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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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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