Hospital errors are more common than you think—in fact, with 440,000 deaths attributed to mistakes by the medical facility, it’s the third-leading cause of death in the United States, as estimated by The Journal of Patient Safety. That figure doesn’t include the cases of errors that don’t result in death but drastically impact the life of the affected patient. Let’s take a … [Read more...] about Common Types of Medical Malpractice & How They Happen
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The coronavirus impact has effectively shuttered a lot of the U.S. legal system and the processing of new cases has ground to a halt. Those who have filed a personal injury lawsuit may be wondering what the future holds and how they should manage the present. Here are some tips for handling COVID-19 personal injury issues that come up. Keep your medical appointments. Of … [Read more...] about How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit During COVID-19
We’ve previously covered how to win a slip and fall case from the perspective of the plaintiff. But what if you’re the defendant? Maybe your tenant or customer suffered a fall and is suing you. There are several slip and fall defenses and they can be grouped into three general categories. The affirmative defense This defense says the victim knew in advance there was risk … [Read more...] about The Most Common Strategies For Slip and Fall Defenses
Will a personal injury lawyer take your case? Personal injury lawyers work on contingency fees, meaning they’re only paid if they win. So while they may have different standards, everything comes back to the same two questions: Is this case winnable and for how much? Can you win? Does your state use the standard of comparative negligence or contributory negligence? If it’s the … [Read more...] about Factors Deciding If A Personal Injury Lawyer Takes Your Case
Medical malpractice is a serious issue. Period. In fact, medical accidents are believed to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of this staggering number, which has generated thousands of lawsuits per year, many physicians are practicing defensive medicine. Very Well Health describes defensive medicine as a “situation in which a doctor … [Read more...] about What is Defensive Medicine and Why Do Doctors Practice it?