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How can you know if you have a valid medical malpractice claim?

When you are experiencing medical issues, you probably call a doctor and make an appointment. If it is an unexpected and serious issue, you may need to go to the emergency room for care and treatment. Regardless, you trust that the New Jersey medical professionals you are working with are knowledgeable and have your best interests in mind.

Medical professionals are not perfect, and sometimes they may make mistakes. Unfortunately, these mistakes often come at the expense of the health and well-being of the patient. Errors and missteps that cause patients harm are likely medical malpractice, and this could be grounds for a legal claim. If you believe you are a victim, you may find it beneficial to learn more about what constitutes a valid claim.

Brain injuries from a fall are preventable

A ground-level fall in the movies or on TV can be hilarious. Comedians have made millions of dollars playing clumsy characters who take pratfalls and tumbles. Unfortunately, there is nothing funny about taking a fall. In fact, in certain circumstances, a fall can lead to devastating injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injuries are life-changing events. Since the brain controls the rest of the body, a blow to the head can mean disabilities, changes in personality and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury from a fall that resulted from someone else's negligence, you may be searching for ways to overcome the unfairness of the situation.

How dangerous is construction compared to other industries?

Construction workers know the job is dangerous. It requires working with heavy-duty equipment, being high above the ground and moving heavy objects. Laws and standard practices are there to protect those workers from harm.

But sometimes things go wrong, whether it be a true accident or the result of someone else’s negligence. These incidents can lead to serious injuries or even death. So just how dangerous is the construction industry compared to other lines of work?

Hospital misses signs of man's spinal injury, causes paralysis

People are rushed to the local hospital’s emergency room to get immediate medical attention after a sudden illness or accident. We count on EMTs and ER doctors to work quickly to save our lives, but also not to make misdiagnoses or other mistakes that actually make things worse.

Medical malpractice is never acceptable, but some doctors’ errors are simply baffling. For instance, say you tripped and fell, slammed your face against a piece of furniture and were taken to the ER. Wouldn’t you expect medical staff to at least check for brain and spinal injuries?

Does your car have the right tires for the season?

Driving in the early spring can mean dealing with snow one day, rain the next and fog on the weekend. The variable weather makes for anxious commutes and close calls on the freeways are common.

One thing all drivers can do to make these conditions a little more bearable is approaching them with the right tires. Do you know which ones should be on your car?

When to file a medical malpractice claim

When we leave our health to the care of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or care provider, we expect to receive the treatment we need. Unfortunately, that's not always the reality for some patients.

If you think a medical professional may have been negligent in caring or treating you, read on to determine whether you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim.

Insurance Company Investigated Over Lack of Review of Patient Records

California's insurance commissioner has just launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. Insurance companies have an obligation to perform due dilligence. When they fail to do so, they may save money but damage untold numbers of people who thought they were insured and were not able to fight back.

Affidavit of Merit-Required in a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical Malpractice is one of the main areas of the law that I specialize in covering. This article will give you some basic guidance on when you should consider filing a suit. 


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