Common Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
Is Emotional Distress an Injury in Court?
There are many types of injuries that occur during accidents, although most people are more familiar with physical trauma and pain, there's also emotional distress to consider.
5 Steps to Filing Charges After an Accident
It can seem overwhelming if you've been involved in an accident and aren't sure what to do next. It all happens so fast! You may be tempted to speak to the other driver or even to a news crew if they show up. There are some steps to take as well as things to avoid so as not to misconstrue the details and to properly file charges after an accident.
The Biggest Mass Tort Cases in History
Mass tort is a powerful form of litigation that takes place in state or federal court. Mass torts generally arise when multiple plaintiffs have a similar complaint against a corporation or another defendant. The issues covered by these cases range from asbestos in large buildings to health issues caused by tobacco and pharmaceutical products.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Accident Cases in VA?
The statute of limitations on most personal injury accident cases in VA is two years. A statute of limitations is known as the time you have to file a lawsuit and varies for different laws. Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, or a work-related incident, you have the legal standing to file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury. However, different legal limits can apply depending on your case, which is why it is best not to wait a long time after your injury to contact a lawyer. In certain cases, you may only have a few months to begin legal proceedings. If you’ve been injured in an accident, here’s what you should know.
What Compensation Exists For Families of Accident Victims
Compensation is awarded to accident victims based on many factors, up to and including how the accident affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Though it may be more difficult to prove the negative impact an accident had on an individual not directly involved in the accident, it's still a factor in some cases.
Assigning Power of Attorney After a Traumatic Brain Injury
When an individual sustains a traumatic brain injury in a fall or an accident, they must turn to their medical team to help them determine how severe the injury is. Some brain injuries are worse than others, and in unfortunate circumstances, may leave the injured individual with diminished brain capacity. There are degrees of this injury that are best diagnosed by a medical team. Doctors will work with the individual and their family to help determine what they are capable of, and the family can seek advice from the hospital’s social worker to understand the next steps. Each case is personal and the level of injury varies in each individual, which is why it is important to understand how to properly assign a power of attorney after a traumatic brain injury.
Who is Responsible in a Commercial Trucking Accident?
Holding the correct party responsible for the damage in an accident is of the utmost importance in order to recover from the incident and acquire all necessary compensation. When an accident has occurred involving a commercial truck, determining who the responsible party is depends on what factors led to the accident.
Calculating the Payout of a Medical Malpractice Suit
One of the most common questions that victims of medical malpractice have for their legal team involves the ultimate payout of the lawsuit. Many individuals begin to add the numbers up themselves, which isn’t always accurate. Unfortunately, there’s no firm answer to this question as each case is unique. You must take the case to a lawyer who can take a look at all the evidence and legal bills and give you an accurate number. Only a lawyer can best estimate what the court will do. That being said, the total payout of your medical malpractice suit is calculated based on a few different factors.
Sports and TBIs - Can I Sue?
Sports injuries are commonplace. Whether you experienced a sports injury yourself or your child has been injured while playing organized sports in school you may be wondering if you have any legal recourse. When it comes to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) the scenario is complicated. A TBI is a common injury for many who participate in football, boxing, basketball and a number of other sports. TBIs happen when someone injures their brain, like a concussion, and can have lasting lifelong effects. Here’s what we know about sport-related claims and TBIs.
Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Millions of people and their loved ones have been affected by medical mistakes by a doctor, nurse, or hospital. The consequences of these mistakes are often devastating and contribute substantially to healthcare costs. Though there are certain mistakes that are made more often than others, every malpractice suit is unique. Your case might not be that common, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t receive justice. If you’ve suffered from any of the most common types of medical malpractice cases, you should know you’re not alone. The most common claims are: