Medical Products Liability Posts in September, 2018

How to Recognize a Neck Injury After a Car Accident

There many causes of car accidents, but many independent experts believe that inattention behind the wheel is number one. Drivers are often reluctant to admit they were not paying attention. Since there is no roadside exam or blood test for not paying attention, drivers will need take more accountability and be sure to avoid driving while distracted or fatigued in order to prevent accidents....
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Do You Have a Winning Slip and Fall Case?

Carrie Lewis, an Illinois woman, sued a Forever 21 retail store after she accidentally slipped on a “Wet Floor” sign that had fallen over and was lying flat in the middle of the entrance to the store. Lewis says, as she was leaving the store, she stepped on the sign and flew into the entrance door headfirst. Later, she had to undergo major surgery for serious injuries to her neck and back. How Often do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen? ...
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Why a Living Will is More Important Than a Regular Will

Having a “living will” and preparing your will for after you have passed are two very different types of legally binding documents that offer protection to you and your family. Traditionally, you would draw up a will when deciding how your cherished personal effects, including money, will be divided amongst your family. However, a living will dictates how you will be treated in the event you become terminally ill and are unable to communicate or will require constant medical care in order to sustain your life. What can I Include in My Living Will? ...
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Three Signs of a Herniated Disk From a Car Accident

Were you or a loved one recently involved in an auto accident? If your answer is “yes” and you are not seriously injured, you may not realize that you have been until hours or even days after being hit. Injuries sustained in a car accident typically occur in the form of head and back, and neck and chest injuries. Although any injury that you might have sustained should be examined by your doctor, the most important injuries to be aware of are head and back injuries....
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Can I Sue if I was Hit by a Car While Jaywalking?

One Sunday evening, 39-year-old Jerry Stern was riding his bike on a popular woody path. When he neared the end of the path, instead of turning around, he walked with his bicycle across Interstate 10 when a Toyota minivan drove up behind him struck him as he was crossing. The driver was traveling eastbound on I-10 when he hit the victim, who died at the scene. The cab driver is not injured but is under investigation pending the results of blood and alcohol tests. What if I am Hurt by a Motor Vehicle? ...
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