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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

There’s nothing quite as overwhelming as being the victim of medical malpractice. While it’s common to believe that an error always constitutes medical malpractice, it’s important to remember that a bad outcome doesn’t always warrant a claim. Doctors and other medical professionals are not perfect and because so many common illnesses have symptoms that mimic…

  • Homeowner’s Insurance: Your Best Defense

    If you’re purchasing or refinancing, your mortgage lender will require at least a minimal homeowner’s insurance policy to protect them in cases of unintentional damage or destruction by fire, smoke, wind, hail, theft, vandalism or another similar event. Your home is a valuable investment, so it’s best that you cover protect your own interests as…

  • 4 Legal Things to Know About Buying a Home

    Summer is a busy time in real estate, as families try to move into their new homes before the start of school in September. If you’re buying a home, whether it’s your first or last, you’ll find that it’s a time filled with excitement and anxiety. It’s also an important time to know your rights…

  • Red Cross Summer Safety Tips

    Protect your family from illness and accidents this summer. According to the Red Cross, “Whatever kind of vacation people are planning, sprains and falls are some of the most common misfortunes they may face. Sprains are the most common injury for someone on a cruise, along with contusions and other superficial wounds. Going to the…

  • Report: Medical Error Third-Leading Cause of Death

    A new report released by John Hopkins University estimates the annual number of deaths in the US due to medical error was a staggering 251,454 in 2013 — making it the third-leading cause of death. When injury or death occurs due to medical error, a patient or his/her family members will be able to make…

  • Excessive Police Force: Where Do We Draw the Line?

    Force: (noun) the exertion of power to compel or restrain the behavior of others. Imagine you’re enjoying a night out with friends and someone in your group has had too much to drink. You’re walking home from a bar and see a police officer on foot. Your overly intoxicated friend is in a confused state…

  • Spring Home Safety Checklist

    The National Safety Council recommends that you take the time each spring to review a safety checklist for your home: Smoke alarms: Smoke alarms save lives — keep your batteries fresh so your alarms work properly. You should test them every month to make sure they work and replace the battery at least once a…

  • Do I Need an Attorney?

    The more complicated the issue you’re facing, the more likely it is that you will need to hire an attorney to help you understand the law and represent your rights. Most important, hiring an attorney will give you peace of mind knowing that you have an experienced professional on your side. Are you comfortable representing…

  • Anoxic Brain Injury: A Case for Malpractice

    Having a medical procedure presents a variety of risks, including those associated with intubation (having a breathing tube inserted and removed) and anesthesia. Among the risks is anoxic brain injury (learn more) — a condition that results from total lack of oxygen to the brain. When the brain is deprived of oxygen, even for a…

  • Wrongful Birth: Protecting the Rights of Parents and Their Children

    Wrongful birth is a medical malpractice claim brought by the parents of a child born with birth defects, alleging that negligent treatment or advice deprived them of the opportunity to avoid conception or terminate the pregnancy. In a wrongful birth action, parents seek damages for a child born with birth defects. The claim for damages…

  • Is Ride-Sharing Cruising into Trouble?

    Ride-sharing sounds like a great idea – mobile phone users click an app to have a driver pick them up in their personal car and take them to their destination. It’s faster and easier than a taxi and given some of the taxi rides we’ve taken, it would likely be cleaner and better smelling, too.…