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Federal Tort Claims Cases

Federal tort claims cases are based on a limited waiver of immunity by the federal government. The waiver applies to negligence actions brought against a US employee acting in the scope of employment. The individual employees are not liable. The … Continue reading

Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic pain treatment can be complicated. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke combined. There are more than 100 million sufferers in the United States. It cost the nation as much as $635 billion per … Continue reading

Medical Records Technology

Medical records technology is changing the practice of medicine. It is also changing the physician patient relationship. In the past when patients asked for a copy of their medical records they were looked at askance. Today many in the healthcare … Continue reading

Lost Profit Claims

>Lost profit claims can be challenging in terms of proof. These types of claims arise most often when the plaintiff is either a small business person or is self-employed. A good example would be a real estate agent. These agents … Continue reading

Pedestrian Injury Cases

In Virginia in 2012 100 pedestrians were killed and another 1862 pedestrians were injured. Pedestrian injury cases require a thorough inspection of the scene. Google Maps may give you an overview of the scene. There is no substitute for visiting … Continue reading

Corporate Officer Liability

Corporate officer liability may be a way of casting a bigger net.  By casting a bigger net I mean attempting to better protect an injured plaintiff from the misdeeds of a corporation.  A corporation can only act through its officers and agents. … Continue reading

Injury Claim Mistakes

Injury claim mistakes by the claimant can undermine any claim.  There are many elements to a personal injury case.  There likewise are countless ways that a truly injured person can harm his or her own case.  This harm may come … Continue reading

Medicare Liens

A common hold-up for many personal injury settlements are Medicare liens placed on the injured party by Medicare. Medicare has a right to be reimbursed for their payment of any medical bills related to your personal injury case. Medicare liens … Continue reading

Tort Duty

The issue of tort duty or duty in tort was recently taken up by the Virginia Supreme Court.  The case is RGR v. Settle decided on October 31, 2014.  Mr. Settle was the operator of a truck that was driving on … Continue reading

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy is on the rise. So says recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The average life expectancy for people born in 2012 in the United States is a record high of 78.8 years. Girls born in … Continue reading

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