Did You Suffer Medical Malpractice Because Of Coronavirus?

Medical malpractice law firms — ours included — are expecting thousands of new lawsuits stemming from cases of coronavirus-related malpractice in the coming months and years. Chinese authorities have already been sued by dozens of countries. These cases are built because China covered up the threat to public health, which likely caused infections and deaths to skyrocket all over the world. …
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Is Car Insurance Mandatory In The State Of Virginia?

Many people believe that car insurance is mandated by federal law, but that is not the case. In fact, insurance law is primarily state-based, which means the laws in your state might vary greatly from the one directly next-door. Now, that does not mean you should drive without insurance. We always recommend our clients obtain as much protection as they can afford — because drivers can and will…
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How Can I Prove Negligent Standard Of Care In My Medical Malpractice Case?

Were you injured during a hospital stay? Many of us are terrified of doctors — and more so of surgeries — without the threat of injury. But medical malpractice is common, and cases that stem from medical malpractice are becoming more common all over the country. Medical malpractice cases are tricky because they rely on proving the defendant was negligent in the care provided to the…
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Big Personal Injury Cases To Make Strides In 2020

Personal injury occurs when you are injured due to the negligence of another individual or organization. It can happen to anyone. That means cases range from small to big. Sometimes lawyers will band together small personal injury claims to make an enormous class action lawsuit against a giant corporation. Lawsuits like these help keep big organizations in line when they try to skirt or break…
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What Happens When Your Doctor Performed A Major Procedure Without Consent?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be bitter affairs because they so often take place subsequent to a major surgery that had big — and unfortunate — impacts on a person’s day to day life thereafter. Sometimes these lawsuits arise after a doctor performs a major medical procedure without informed consent. The argument is that a person was able to provide that consent, and therefore should…
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Pennsylvania Medical Negligence Repose Law Dropped Because Of Constitutional Violations

A medical negligence repose law recently came under fire in court for potentially violating the state constitution of Pennsylvania. A judge recently ruled that the seven-year-old law should be nixed after determining that the laws don’t serve government interests. The law was part of the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, and set a (relatively lenient) statute of limitations…
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Qualified Immunity Might Soon End Because Of A Dog Bite Case

Right now might be the time to acquaint yourself with a legal doctrine called “qualified immunity.” This doctrine provides many government officials (and legal authorities like police officers) with conditional immunity while they are on the job. When acting in an official capacity, these government officials must still act in line with federal laws and without infringing on a person’s…
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What To Do When You Find A Rodent Corpse In Your JIF Peanut Butter Jar

Naturally the company that manufactures the peanut butter will dispute whether or not you really did find a decaying creature when you went to make your last peanut butter and jelly sandwich — but does that mean you don’t have a personal injury case? That’s the question one Yorktown, Virginia resident is asking after he made two more sandwiches for himself and his daughter. They’ll…
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What Virginia Medical Malpractice And Negligence Laws Might Affect My Case?

When drafted a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are a number of boxes that need to be checked off first. You already know the basics of what constitutes medical malpractice or negligence: check. You already have a lawyer in mind: check. You’ve determined you have a good case: check. You know what you want: check. But is the law on your side? These are the relevant medical malpractice and…
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The Statute Of Limitations For Virginia Medical Malpractice Or Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Before trying to file a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit in the state of Virginia, it’s important to know how long you have to do it — unfortunately the statute of limitations can work against the victim in some cases. There are a number of steps that go into proving your case in the short amount of time you have. First, the burden of proof rests on the victim or plaintiff.…
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