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Ohio Damage Caps Reducing the Number of Medical Malpractice Claims at the Expense of Injured Victims

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Monetary limits, called damage caps, have been placed on medical malpractivce claims preventing injured victims from receiving the compensation they need and deserve. Medical malpractice laws have been in place for hundreds of years to protect injured victims from negligent healthcare professionals. Those injured as the result of medical malpractice suffer life-long consequences, so why shouldn’t […]

Delay, Deny & Diminish: 3 Ways Insurance Companies Stop You From Getting the Compensation You Deserve

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The insurance industry wants you to believe they have your best interests at heart. With advertisements making promises such as: “in good hands” and “like a good neighbor” or “on your side,” why wouldn’t you have faith in them?  However, the reality is that insurance companies are businesses, and as we all know, businesses are […]

What is Attorney-Client Privilege and how does it help your personal injury lawsuit?

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Attorney-client privilege – we’ve all heard this term before. It has been the premise of movies; Jokes are developed around it and some would say criminals rely on, and lawyers hide behind it. But, do you know what attorney-client privilege really is and/or what it means? Attorney-client privilege is a legal concept that protects certain […]

Work Accidents: Falling is the Leading Cause of Death

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According to the United States Department of Labor Occupation Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities.” In fact, 100,000 or more workers are hurt and approximately 200 are killed each year from falls. Because of this shocking statistic, OSHA has developed specific safety standards for the construction industry in an attempt […]

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

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As a personal injury lawyer, I receive calls from potential clients every day.  I have found that one of the biggest concerns for filing a lawsuit is the possibility of having to go to trial. While it is true that trial is always a possibility, the reality is that 95% of all personal injury cases […]

What is a Never Event?

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The term “never event,” was coined in 2001 and is used to describe particularly shocking medical mistakes These mistakes, just as they are described, should NEVER happen. They are mistakes that are so reckless and dangerous that even the smallest likelihood of their possibility is unacceptable. It is estimated that “never events” occur as many as […]

Medical Mistakes to Blame for Infant Brain Injury

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Brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in infants, and unfortunately, medical errors are often be to blame. The two most common causes of infant brain injury occur during pregnancy and birth: Oxygen Deprivation – Caused by long labor, failure to order necessary c-section, umbilical cord problems, mother’s blood pressure, […]

Low APGAR Score Caused by Medical Malpractice

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Since 1952, delivery room doctors have been performing the APGAR test on newborn babies. The APGAR test, which is an acronym for appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, and respiration, is used to evaluate the health of infants. The doctor evaluates infants with each of the five criteria on a scale of 0-2, and then adds the […]

Contingency Fee Structure in Personal Injury Lawsuits

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As a personal injury lawyer, I receive calls every day from people who have suffered terrible tragedies. They need my help right away, and very often, they can’t afford to pay me anything. Attempting to ease their financial concerns, I tell them I take every case on a contingency basis, and immediately, they ask, “What […]

Texting Accidents: New Jersey Court Extends Liability to the Sender of the Text

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Ever since text messaging became a mainstay in today’s society, texting and driving has been a hot topic of conversation. We’ve all heard stories about people sued for causing accidents while texting and driving, but who else should be held accountable for the accident? A question most haven’t considered is whether the sender of a […]