Monthly Archives: July 2011

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries require special attention. Catastrophic injuries might be defined as ones involving total and permanent disability, the total loss of earning capacity,enormous past and future medical expenses, custodial expenses, and pain and suffering. Theses types of cases take a staggering toll … Continue reading

Standard Of Care For Legal Specialists

The standard of care for a legal specialist may be different than that for a general practitioner. The Second Restatement of Torts provides that a professional is held to a general standard of care unless that person represents that he … Continue reading

Sports Injuries

It is well accepted in most jurisdictions that sports injuries are part of the risk of participation. That assumption of risk however, may not bar an injury claim where there is some reckless disregard by the person that causes the injury. … Continue reading

Malpractice Reform

Medical malpractice reform as seen in H.R. 5 passed by the House of Representatives would limit non-economic damages to $250,000.00 in medical malpractice cases. President Obama in his recent State of the Union speech  endorsed medical malpractice reform. Shortly after … Continue reading

Biomechanical Engineers

Biomechanical engineers can be of great assistance in certain types of injury claims. Such an engineer is able to analyze the nature and extent of physical forces that are imposed on the body and explain how that can result in … Continue reading

Power Line Injuries

Power line injuries continue to be a devastating source of injury in many locales. The victim not having seen the overhead uninsulated line is generally a product of that persons own visual acuity, problems with depth perception, fatigue or forgetfulness. Other … Continue reading

Diving Accidents

Diving accidents in swimming pools and other facilities have decreased dramatically over the years principally due to the enhanced awareness of the dangers associated with diving and the fact that many pools have removed their diving boards. The general theories … Continue reading

Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses

Commonly misdiagnosed illnesses include such conditions as lupus, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and lyme disease. Many of these conditions carry somewhat similar symptoms. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that carries with it symptoms of fatigue, rash, joint pain … Continue reading

Unnecessary Surgeries

The surgeries to avoid, or so-called unnecessary surgeries, may be numerous but there are four in particular that are reported to be subject to over-utilization.  Stents are tiny, mesh tubes that surgeons use to keep open the blood vessels. Sometimes … Continue reading

Wrong Site Surgery

Wrong site surgeries continue to be a perplexing problem in many hospitals. There is some data to suggest that the problem is actually on the increase. Medicare and some insurers now refuse to pay for wrong-site surgery. As of July 2011, … Continue reading

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