Expert Witnesses – What They Add to a Personal Injury Case

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by Nathanial Fick When you bring a personal injury lawsuit, you must be prepared to prove your damages within a reasonable degree of certainty. This doesn’t mean picking a number that seems fair, or simply guessing what happened when facts are in dispute. In many cases, expert witnesses are required to establish this type of proof. What Are Expert Witnesses? …

Congress Seeks to Ban Right to Sue for Corporate Wrongdoing

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by Thomas Greer Responsibility and accountability—even for the powerful—are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country’s founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. That’s why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. The founders feared unaccountable power in …

10 Questions to Determine Hospitalist and Specialist Responsibility in Med-Mal Cases

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By Douglas W. Bowerman Physicians known as “hospitalists” have emerged in recent years due to various economic, political, medical, and social forces on inpatient care, and now are the fastest growing medical specialty. Over the last 20 years, while the number of hospitalized patients and number of specialists available to care for them has remained stable, the number of hospitalists …

Calculating Pain And Suffering

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By Kathy Catanzarite “Pain and Suffering” is often an element of personal injury claims and must somehow be reduced to a dollar figure for settlement negotiations. However, calculating the dollar value of pain and suffering can be difficult. Personal Injury lawyers use several formulas for that purpose. One approach is the “multiplier method,” involving two steps. First, total your “special …

Medicare Set-Aside Accounts for Future Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Claims

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by Richard M. Williams and Kathryn Camerlengo When a settlement is reached in a personal injury lawsuit, a written settlement agreement is prepared, and, if medical expenses for the injured party have been paid by Medicare, a Medicare Set-Aside Account (MSA) may be created to reimburse Medicare for past, and potentially future, medical payments. The purpose of a MSA is to ensure …

Personal Injury Lawyers Turn to Neuroscience to Back Claims of Chronic Pain

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by Kevin Davis On a blistering summer afternoon in Tucson, Arizona, nearly 11 years ago, a truck driver named Carl Koch stood near the back of his tanker as it was being filled with molten tar at an asphalt plant. Suddenly a hose connection broke loose, spraying him with hot, gooey liquid. Blobs of 300-degree tar hit Koch, 36, on …

Highway Deaths Caused By the Use of Cell Phone Apps

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by Joseph Lariscy New applications “apps” are being created daily in an attempt to make American lives more productive and entertaining. The problem is such apps are being used by motorists while driving their vehicles on highways, roads and throughout the nation. Some of the apps in question which have contributed to car and truck collisions include the following: A messaging app called …

Chiropractor or Physical Therapist?

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by SpineSport If asked, would you know the difference between a physician, chiropractor, or a physical therapist? When you can go to any of the three for a symptom, such as back pain, it can be difficult to see why you might choose one over the other. To really understand the difference, we will break down each professions theoretical philosophy. Physician A …

Senior Safety Driving Suggestions

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By Lariscy Just because you’ve aged doesn’t mean your driving safety should be compromised. With a few adjustments and an awareness of your abilities, you can continue to drive without feeling like you’re in danger of a collision. Take Stock of Your Health As you age, physical and mental changes can affect your ability to operate a vehicle safely. Schedule …

What Does the Average Personal Injury Case Look Like?

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by HG.org The average personal injury case does not exist when it comes to compensation or negotiation. However, most of the proceedings are similar if not the same from each claim filed. These events process with stages from beginning to end that usually have the same steps. When the personal injury case is a specific subject, these stages usually start …