Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

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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Could Back Pain After an Accident Mean a Serious Injury?

In 2016, a 43-year-old man Gilbert Wood III filed a lawsuit for more than $25,000 against the estate of former Tommy Reuter, the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into Wood’s tractor-trailer. Woods suffered serious injuries to his neck, vertebrae, tailbone, both wrists, and the connective tissue surrounding his spine, including the tendons, muscles and nerves....
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Protecting Young Children From Slip and Fall Injuries

If you are the parent of a young child, you know how frequently they fall. In fact, falls are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries for children between the ages of birth and 19. You can reduce your child’s chance of being injured in a slip and fall by taking safety precautions in your home, such as: Keep Stairways Clear and Secure...
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What Kind of Car Accident is the Most Deadly?

Any car accident can be deadly. Whether a car accident results in fatalities depends on a variety of factors, including the speed at which it happened, the angle at which it happened, whether the drivers and passengers in the vehicles were wearing seat belts, the age and overall fitness levels of the drivers and passengers, and whether there were additional issues that made the collision worse, like a slick roadway....
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Why Summer is the Most Dangerous Time of Year for New Drivers

The 100-day span from Memorial Day to Labor Day is often known as the “100 Most Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers.” This is because statistically, this is the time of year when teenage drivers are most likely to be involved in car accidents and suffer injuries. In the summer, teen driver deaths are about 15% higher than they are during other times of the year....
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Newlyweds Sue Hospital for Medical Malpractice Over Sick Daughter

A newlywed couple is suing two Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) doctors over an alleged improperly performed birth that left their newborn daughter permanently injured with cerebral palsy. The couple filed the lawsuit in early 2016 in the Hampshire Superior Court. According to the lawsuit, the doctors, Jay Sprong and Lisa Stephens, neglected to explain the risks of a vaginal birth after a previous Cesarean delivery (c-section). ...
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