Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) recently filed a bill named after Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal to give future soldiers on active duty the right to sue for medical malpractice. Sergeant Stayskal was misdiagnosed with pneumonia, when it was really stage four cancer, causing quite a bit of controversy. The reasons behind this controversy and other cases like it can be found … [Read more...] about For American Soldiers, Filing for Medical Malpractice Isn’t Always an Option
When you hear the phrase “injured on the job”, you probably think of workers on a construction site or some other job where there is a higher risk of injury. But workplace injuries happen everywhere, from a slip and fall at an office to straining your back at a loading dock. No matter where or how you were injured at work, getting the ball rolling on a workers’ compensation … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Guide You Through the Workers’ Compensation Process
Amazon created nearly 130,000 jobs this past year and employs 560,000 workers worldwide. This unique online company is one of the fastest growing corporations in the world and is described as the most valuable retailer. Bloomberg Billionaires Index labels Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, as the world’s richest man, valued at over $150 billion dollars. Although this company is a … [Read more...] about Amazon Scrutinized for Treating Injured Workers Poorly
Heartburn is a problem faced by countless Americans, and pharmaceutical companies have taken note. There is a glut of heartburn drugs in the market for both prescription and over-the-counter use. One such drug, Nexium, may be on the proverbial chopping block when it comes to class-action lawsuits. It is part of a class of medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) … [Read more...] about Is Nexium The Next Drug Heading For Class Action?
Imagining life without one body part is hard. Unfortunately, due to medical negligence, Wisconsinite Ascaris Mayo now lives without all four of her limbs. On top of that, the state of Wisconsin only wants to pay her $750,000 for pain and suffering. Medical Negligence Case Dismissed and Discharged Ascaris was incorrectly diagnosed and discharged from Columbia St. Mary’s … [Read more...] about Putting a Price On Your Limbs: Should There Be a Cap on Medical Negligence Settlements?