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5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and one that can result in significant harm to patients. Every year, medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. A study done in 2016 showed that there are over 250,000 deaths due to medical malpractice every year.  If you or a loved one is…Read the article
What You Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

What You Need to Prove in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
You have the right to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child as a result of an avoidable accident or as a result of violent action. However, simply going to court and claiming that a death was wrongful and that you are entitled to compensation is insufficient. Family…Read the article
Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

Alcohol, Holiday Gatherings, and Personal Injuries

| Personal Injury
The effects of alcohol make it a pleasant addition, to holiday parties. These same effects also make alcohol very dangerous. Alcohol dulls the senses, relaxes muscles, and gives people an artificial sense of euphoria. So, when these individuals drive, they are less able to control their vehicles and more likely to take reckless risks. If…Read the article
How an Expert Witness Can Help Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

How an Expert Witness Can Help Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
The Role of an Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case The job of an expert witness in a medical malpractice lawsuit is to give their professional opinion about whether or not the defendant, or doctor, violated the standard of care, which caused the plaintiff’s injury. An expert witness is often consulted by lawyers on…Read the article
Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Millions of people in America take medication every day to treat different types of illnesses. While most pharmaceutical drugs are safe, there is always the chance of defective medication making its way to the market. If you have suffered an injury or illness after taking defective medication, you can claim compensation for an injury through…Read the article
8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

| Medical Malpractice
Like all people, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers occasionally make mistakes. Sadly, these malpractices often lead to their patients experiencing pain, injury or even death. According to studies, injuries caused by medical malpractices are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. For a medical mistake to be considered malpractice, the…Read the article
How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury law was created to protect you from injury due to another person’s actions or inactions, and there’s a specific method detailing how damages are assessed in personal injury cases. The first step you should take after an…Read the article
What is a Letter of Protection?

What is a Letter of Protection?

| Personal Injury
Primarily, a letter of protection “protects” injury victims from high car crash-related medical bills. The average injury-related hospital bill exceeds $60,000. Most health insurance companies refuse to pay these expenses, for liability reasons. And, most New Yorkers do not have that kind of money in their savings accounts. They are in no position to pay…Read the article
The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is more than a poor result or an unintentional mistake. Instead, medical negligence is a lack of care. Doctors have one of the highest duties of care in New York law. In the words of one legal scholar, their fiduciary duty requires them “to always put the well-being of their patients first and…Read the article
Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

Does A Language Barrier Affect Your Access to Justice?

| Personal Injury
Access to women’s health services and polling places have been in the news recently. Access to the court system, although it rarely makes the headlines, might be an even bigger issue. Roughly a fifth of people speak a language other than English when they are at home. This proportion has tripled since the 1980s. Most…Read the article