How Attorneys Can Help People with Brain Injury Dispute “Pre-Existing Conditions”

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Shana De Caro, Esq. and Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.   Question? I was in an auto accident more than two years ago and before the accident I had been diagnosed with mild neuropathy in my feet. As a result of the crash, I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and since then my neuropathy …

Spectator Sports: Personal Injury Risks and Rights

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen If you are injured while attending a sporting event, can you bring a claim against the team and/or the owner of the facility? A lot hinges on whether the injury was foreseeable.        Ask any fan and they’ll tell you that injuries are an inevitable part of …

Rear-End Collision: When the Lead Driver May Be at Fault

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Michelle Santos          If you’ve been in a car accident where you ended up rear-ending another motorist, it can be difficult to show that you weren’t at fault for the crash, but it’s not necessarily impossible. This article explores a few scenarios in which the leading (as opposed to …

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen, J.D. Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death either negligently or through intentional harm. Wrongful death claims allow the estate of the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. The suit is usually filed …

Expert Witnesses – What They Add to a Personal Injury Case

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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 …

Congress Seeks to Ban Right to Sue for Corporate Wrongdoing

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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 …

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

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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 …

Calculating Pain And Suffering

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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 …

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

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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. …

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

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We think you may find this article helpful… 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. …