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Personal Injury Charitable Immunity

Charitable immunity is alive and well in Virginia.  The lead case on that issue is UVA v. Morris, 275 Va. 319 (2008).  A charity is immune from liability to beneficiaries for acts of ordinary negligence.  However the charity may be liable … Continue reading

Personal Injury Causation

Explaining causation to a jury is not easy.  In some cases causation may be very simple.  In an auto collision case if a person hits his head on a steering wheel and passes out, the brain damage is easy to … Continue reading

Car Accident Drunk Drivers

A man in Florida who suffers from brain damage due to a crash caused by a drunk driver was awarded $5 million in his personal injury claim.  In 2007 Dwight Grant, a passenger in a stopped vehicle, was hit by … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice Heart Disease

Heart disease is an ailment that afflicts millions. Doctors have the tools to deal with patients who are at high risk for heart disease.  There are a lot of people who are in that broad middle group of either being neither … Continue reading

Car Accident Black Box

The black box is sometimes called the Electronic Control Module or the Electronic Control Unit.  In addition it may be called the Crash Data Recorder or the Event Data Recorder.  Not all cars and trucks have a black box.  The … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice Breast Cancer

Breast cancer cases involve a radiologist and also an oncologist.  The radiological expert is needed to state whether or not the films were misread.  The cancer doctor then reviews all of the material to decide whether or not the delay … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries

Medical malpractice birth injuries are seen in a number of forms and in some cases may be the result of medical malpractice by the doctor. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy has been thought to be a product of oxygen loss during … Continue reading

Personal Injury-TBI

The Brain Is Headquarters 1.  HQ The brain controls everything.  Everything.  Everything.  The brain is a bundle of neurons.  Neurons are small cells that may be very short in size or may be very long.  For instance some are fractions of … Continue reading

Amusement Park Personal Injury

Common Causes of Amusement Park Personal Injury An amusement park accident or theme park accident is scary. The rides at these parks are exciting and sometimes dangerous. However it is the danger element that causes concern. That danger element must be addressed.Leading causes … Continue reading

Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia injury can come in a number of forms. Anesthesia Malpractice From Aspiration When stomach contents enter the airway, there is trouble. The use of anesthesia on a full stomach can cause this. The contents may enter the airway and … Continue reading

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