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Negligence

Automobile Accidents: Backup Camera Blind Spots & More

automobile accidents

Many vehicles are now produced with rear-view video cameras, often referred to as "backup" cameras. And while the goal of having such technology—and using it—is to avoid collisions and resultant injuries and deaths, it does not provide a 100% guarantee of effectiveness against automobile accidents. A host of factors are responsible for this, including: -- operator age -- weather -- visibility -- maneuvering speed -- camera range Operator Age According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 65-and-older population grew by over one third (34.2% or 13,787,044) in the past decade, and by 3.2% (1,688,924) from 2018 to 2019 alone.1 There are more elderly  drivers than ever before....

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Medical Negligence Malpractice: Items Left Inside Surgical Patients

Medical Negligence Malpractice

Of the many forms of medical negligence malpractice are those that involve leaving procedure-related items inside of patients' bodies during surgeries. The numbers are shocking: according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, every year between 4,500 and 6,000 U.S. patients have surgically retained foreign objects (called SRFOs) in their bodies after surgery.1 In instances in which this occurs, the result can be serious injury or death due to medical negligence malpractice. In some cases, SRFOs aren't detected for months or years. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, gauze sponges were cited as the most common surgical...

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Negligent Security: Ten Potential Visibility Deterrents at Convenience Stores

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Convenience stores are among the commercial properties with the potential to have unsafe conditions leading to accidents or criminal activities and possible subsequent negligent security lawsuits. They include those that are part of gas stations or offer drive-through service. Regardless of the type, there are a number of scenarios involving a lack of visibility that can lead to negligent security lawsuits. They include the following ten situations: 1. Blind spots 2. Dark areas 3. Turning off exterior/canopy lights 4. Window signs 5. Posters/paper/stickers in windows 6. Blinds 7. Construction equipment during remodels 8. Video surveillance off/not operating 9. Store stock/racks/columns blocking windows 10. Ice/propane dispensers blocking views Proper lighting and surveillance...

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Erring On The Side Of Malpractice: When Cautious Treatment Causes Harm

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For medical professionals, perhaps nothing is more ironic than when actions taken to avoid medical malpractice negligence actually cause it. Yet unnecessary testing and treatment occur constantly in the U.S. medical industry. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the National Academy of Medicine reports that unnecessary testing alone is performed to the tune of over $200 billion a year.1 Beyond the monetary implications of such actions is the potential for harm to patients.  Unnecessary testing can cause delays in medical care that in turn can result in improper treatment, advancement of illness, or even death. Further, unneeded treatment in itself can cause...

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Infant Birth Injuries Due To Vacuum-Assisted Delivery

infant birth injuries

In a shift away from the use of forceps during vaginal births, vacuum-assisted delivery of babies has become more prevalent over the past 20 years.1 Unfortunately, this type of infant delivery carries a number of risks, including the potential development of neonatal intracranial hemorrhages, convulsions, or encephalopathy.2 Strict protocol must be adhered to in instances where vacuum-assisted delivery is the procedure of choice. When protocol is not followed, or is improperly implemented, short-term or permanent birth injury may result for the baby, the mother, or both. In situations involving provable medical malpractice negligence with regard to infant birth injuries caused...

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When Nursing Home Negligence Results in Wrongful Death

nursing home negligence

Learning that a loved one has experienced nursing home negligence in a care facility is one of the most disturbing events in life. When such a situation results in a loved one's death, it is nothing short of devastating, and the pain, hurt, and anger is unimaginable. Feelings including shock and misplaced guilt can make it difficult to function, let alone focus. Yet gathering the proof needed to build an effective case and finding expert legal guidance are essential. Finding answers and seeking justice become priorities for most individuals and families. When a loved one is injured or dies due to...

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Florida Medical Malpractice Negligence: 7 Potential Case Arenas

Florida Medical Malpractice Negligence

From the point of professional assessment to the point of cure, improvement, or repair in situations involving illness or injury, Florida medical malpractice negligence can occur. Individuals and entities alike may be involved in such occurrences. There are many potential scenarios in which malpractice or negligence can arise, the majority of which involve one or more of the 7 sections listed below. In Florida, the law defines medical malpractice negligence with relation to a breach of the prevailing medical standard of care.1 Breaches can occur in multiples and involve several parties at once. Here are 7 potential case arenas involving medical malpractice...

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Miya Marcano Family Looking for Justice, Takes Aim at Apartment Complex Negligent Security Where She Lived

Apartment Complex Negligent Security

Published October 3, 2021 • Updated on October 4, 2021 at 10:12 am Family blames apartment complex negligent security in her killing. The family of slain college student Miya Marcano is calling for justice in the wake of her death and taking aim at the apartment complex where she lived. "We believe that this apartment complex was negligent in a number of things that they did," Marcano family attorney Daryl K. Washington said at a news conference with the family Sunday. Washington said the family plans to "hold those responsible accountable" in her death. Orange County investigators said they believed the prime suspect Armando...

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Trucking Accidents: 20 Accidental & Negligent Causes

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According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are thousands of fatalities, serious injuries, and property damage cases annually due to trucking accidents.1 Victims and their loved ones face devastating physical, emotional, and financial challenges as a result of such accidents. From treatment to rehabilitation, and from claims to compensation, there are many aspects that require attention post-accident. This can be particularly strenuous when one or more parties are at fault. Hiring legal counsel after a trucking accident is common and can be highly beneficial in a number of ways. These include the fact that many legal considerations associated with...

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Medication And Malpractice-Related Birth Injuries

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Among the various types of medical malpractice-related birth injuries are those involving medications. Such birth injuries can result from overmedication, improper medication, or even a lack of medicating, and can occur at any stage from the onset of pregnancy to the postpartum "after-the-birth" phase. Mother, child, or both may be affected. For example, if a drug is prescribed for a pregnant woman and she has a known but overlooked contraindication to its use that results in harm to her and/or her unborn child or children, the result may be one or more medical malpractice-related birth injuries. In cases involving multiple births, the...

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