November 25, 2013
We are fairly certain that if you’ve flipped on the radio or the television in the past few weeks, you have heard about the recent issues plaguing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) rollout. From website inefficiency to people unexpectedly being dropped from their healthcare plans, it’s safe to say that things have not been going as planned. This is one thing that citizens on both sides of the aisle can agree on.
In considering the unplanned effects of Obamacare, from a personal injury attorney perspective, let’s take a look at the effects of the new law on …
September 16, 2013
The tort reform movement, an effort to limit plaintiff’s rights to collect compensation for injuries or losses they’ve experienced due to the negligence of others, has put out into the general public many fallacies about personal injury law, and medical malpractice law in particular. This blog aims to dispel just some of the myths that tort reform supporters (let’s call them tort reformers) commonly tout as facts in efforts to trample the rights of wronged individuals.
First things first: tort reform supporters consistently point to medical malpractice cases as frivolous lawsuits, and the lawyers who handle the cases as “ambulance …
August 26, 2013
When you’ve been injured, clearly the first concern you have – as you should – is ensuring that you treat the injuries. If you sustained a back injury, get yourself to a back specialist. If you received a foot injury, get yourself to a podiatrist. If you experienced psychological trauma, make sure to see a psychiatrist and/or a psychologist. Unfortunately, though, the injuries sustained during the actual personal injury incident may not be the only ones you endure. In this blog, we are going to outline a few rules to follow when dealing with your personal injury case; these rules …
August 12, 2013
Horace Mann, in the 1800′s, noted that education is the great equalizer, referring to it as the “balance wheel of the social machinery.” His comments were in the context of his support for public education during an era in which there was much debate over the subject. Today, in our modernized world, there are those that affix the term “great equalizer” to guns, implying their necessity in that they arm the weak against the power of the strong, creating a balanced playing field.
We propose another idea, one more in line with Horace Mann’s thinking about the good that …
July 9, 2013
In this blog, we’re going to identify and explain some vital components of a successful personal injury case.
Let’s start with the obvious: a law firm that has experience handling personal injury cases. In order to orchestrate a successful personal injury legal cause, an attorney must be well versed in the world of personal injury law. Legal competence, then, is essential but not satisfactory on its own. Handling a personal injury case effectively (whether its one stemming from an auto accident, a slip & fall, medical malpractice, etc.) requires deep knowledge of how the various components of the case operate …
June 26, 2013
Medical malpractice is fairly self-explanatory; it refers to the failure of a medical professional to render proper medical service and/or care, due to ignorance, negligence, etc., especially when the wrongdoing results in damages/injury to the patient. Doctors receive years of schooling and training because they are charged with keeping us healthy – we trust them with our life. They are medical professionals, but they are not miracle workers; sometimes things go wrong. If what went wrong could have been avoided were it not for clear negligence or misconduct on the part of the doctor, and a patient suffered as a …
May 17, 2013
So, you’re on your way home from work when somebody behind you, distracted by their cell phone, slams into the back of your car. You step out, back aching, and look over the damage. This seems pretty straight-forward. The guy who hit you is clearly at fault. So all you have to do is get his insurance information, contact your insurance agent, and his insurance company will pay for everything, right? Wrong. This is a perfect example of how something might look simple when in reality it is full of complexities. Your auto accident case might seem pretty cut-and-dry …
May 13, 2013
With the “P.I. Pulse” component of this blog, we try to keep you informed about goings-on in the world of personal injury law – specifically developments concerning the conclusions of issues: how they ended, why they ended in the way that they did, etc. Being aware of the different routes that a personal injury case can take can make you more aware of your options and prospects should you ever be in an instance similar to one described herein (or in any of our other blogs).
In this blog, we’re going to talk about a jury award benefiting the …
May 9, 2013
“Wrongful death” sounds like an odd – redundant – phrase to most people (and with good reason). Why qualify the word “death” with a variant of the word “wrong?” Isn’t death always “wrong” in one way or another? Well, in the realm of the legal system, a “wrongful death” case is an instance in which damages are sought against an individual or other type of party for causing a death. Essentially, in a wrongful death case, the death was not caused by natural causes or a pure accident—nor was the result of homicide. Wrongful death cases stem from someone, …
April 22, 2013
Let’s start with the largest award we will be discussing in this blog. A certain HMO (which is an acronym for “health maintenance organization”) had been sued by patients that had been infected by hepatitis C as part of an outbreak at a string of colonoscopy clinics, which were operated by a doctor who failed to meet procedural standards (i.e., the doctor reused syringes and cut other regulatory corners). Hepatitis C—currently incurable—is a disease that attacks the liver, an organ in the body that serves primarily to detoxify and engage in protein synthesis. Two women contracted the awful disease after …