Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Medical Malpractice-Cancer Treatment

Medical Malpractice-Cancer Treatment Where cancer is involved most patients are inclined to opt for any and all available treatment that even has a remote chance of helping their condition.  Dr. Lowell Schnipper, the chief of hematology-oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical … Continue reading

Liability Is Primary Issue

For a personal injury attorney the two primary issues in looking at a case are that of liability and damages. Liability means can you prove that the party that is believed to be at fault is, in fact, at fault … Continue reading

Personal Injury Lawyer – Damages

Personal Injury Lawyer-Damages Within the world of the personal injury lawyer damages can come in a number of different forms.  The most common form of damages is some physical injury to the body.  It may be a cervical injury, a lower … Continue reading

Personal Injury Lawyer-Causation

Personal Injury Lawyer-Causation One might think that proving damages for a personal injury lawyer is fairly simple.  It frequently is not.  There can be complex questions of causation.  Causation simply means did they accident in question cause damages.  In order to be … Continue reading

Product Liability-Foreign Made

Product Liability-Foreign Made Pursuing a product liability claim involving a product that was made by a foreign manufacturer can be somewhat difficult.  The Consumer Product Safety Act was passed in 1972 and was designed to protect consumers from unreasonable risk of … Continue reading

Pre-Injury Releases

Aside from pre-injury releases, injury lawyer Brien Roche reports Courts have begun to deal with indemnity provisions in landlord/tenant situations.  In a recent Virginia Trial Court decision the Court dealt with a residential lease where the landlord was seeking to … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice-West Nile Virus

Medical Malpractice-West Nile Virus West Nile virus first arrived in the U. S. in 1999 when it was determined that it had, in fact, killed eight people in the city of New York.  The virus itself was first described in … Continue reading

Diabetes Medical Malpractice

On a previous posting on this site I had commented on diabetes medical malpractice from the medical point of view, i.e. things that the doctor may have done wrong.  Any medical malpractice analysis is a two-way street, i.e. you not only … Continue reading

Wrongful Death Distribution

In a wrongful death action the distribution of damages is governed by the State Code.  The class of beneficiaries is fixed as of the date of verdict, not as of the date of death.  That is potentially significant if the … Continue reading

Wrongful Death-Limitations

Wrongful death attorney addresses statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in a wrongful death action is typically two years from the date of death in Virginia.  If however the death occurred in another state, then it may be that the statute … Continue reading

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