There are a wide range of cases when it comes to personal injury. However, the only type of case that could potentially result in an increase of the price of your insurance due to the filing of a personal injury claim is if you are involved in an auto accident. This potential increase is determined […]
What Can I Do to Protect Myself & My Family from Medical Malpractice?
A 2016 study by Johns Hopkins Hospital revealed that approximately 25,000 deaths result from medical error each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent malpractice once your procedure or surgery has begun. However, there are several precautionary steps you can […]
Top Construction Related Work Injuries
The latest statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show that construction accounts for only 4% of workers in the United States, but for 21% of work-related deaths. More than half of these deaths in the construction industry were caused by the “Fatal Four,” which include falls, being stuck by an object, electrocution, and […]
Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Both federal and state laws are in place that require all employers to have either workers’ compensation insurance or be self-insured. If you are hurt or become ill as a result of your work, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including payment for medical bills and lost wages. However, under workers’ compensation protection, […]
Auto Accidents – How Much Should I Settle For?
When you are involved in an auto accident, there are many factors taken into account when determining a settlement offer, with the three most prominent being: Repair/damage costs: The first factor taken into account after an auto accident is the cost to repair the vehicle. Generally, a car is considered totaled when the cost to […]
Is Cell Phone Use Illegal in My State?
Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including both talking or texting on your phone. In 2016 3,450 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. Many states now have laws against texting, talking on a cell phone, and other distractions while driving. Hand-held […]
Does FDA Approval Mean That a Drug is Safe?
FDA approval of a drug means that the data on the drug’s effects have been reviewed by the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), and the drug is determined to provide benefits that outweigh its known and potential risks for the intended population. Unfortunately, FDA approval does not guarantee 100% safety. CNN reported […]
Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis
An estimated 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year or 1 out of 20 adult patients. According to an article released by CBS News, previous studies examining the rates of medical misdiagnosis have focused on patients in hospitals but a vast number of patients being misdiagnosed are being treated in outpatient clinics and doctors’ offices. […]
Tips For The First Meeting With Your Lawyer
Building Rapport And Trust Meeting your attorney for the first time sets the foundation for both your case and your relationship with your attorney. In addition to presenting your case with strong evidence, the relationship you build with your attorney is crucial to pursuing a successful outcome. Treat your first meeting like an interview. Yes, […]
Adenovirus Outbreak Claims 10 Lives
As of November 1st, New Jersey health officials have confirmed 10 youth deaths as part of a viral outbreak, known as the adenovirus, at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. The outbreak has been traced back to early October, although publicly the outbreak was revealed later. Spread through touching a […]