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What Happens When Malpractice Liability Is Suspended?

Laws and social paradigms changed sporadically throughout the COVID pandemic. Some of these changes were minor. Others were major — but went largely unnoticed by those who were unaffected. For example, malpractice liability was suspended in many states. Advocates say this suspension allows doctors more freedom and patients a better standard of care. Opponents say a suspension is unwarranted…
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What Are The Legal Consequences Of Frivolous Litigation?

We’ve all heard the term “frivolous lawsuit” bandied about by those who believe no one should have the right to sue for any reason whatsoever. Whether they like it or not, victims of personal injury, medical malpractice, identity theft, and fraud have the right to sue for damages — especially when the people responsible knew what they were doing was wrong. That doesn’t mean every…
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Can A Patient Overdose On Anesthesia?

One of the most common surgical errors targeted in medical malpractice lawsuits results from mistakes involving anesthesia. Most people recognize that an anesthesiologist might miscalculate the dosage required to keep a patient unconscious for a predetermined length of time during a predetermined surgical procedure — and these miscalculations commonly result in a patient waking up during those…
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Defendants: Should I Retain Counsel During A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal injury lawsuits are usually complicated endeavors even for the lawyers who choose to fight them — and because personal injury lawyers almost always work on contingency, they won’t take a case unless they believe they can win. What does that mean for you, as the defendant being sued? Easy. It means the opposing side believes it has a slam dunk victory. And that means you absolutely…
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When You Should Turn Yourself In To The Police

Did you do something wrong? Whether you committed a criminal act or simply think the police are after you, it might make more sense to turn yourself in rather than wait for the police to act on their own accord. You won’t always need to hand yourself over to the police, though, and it’s probably a better use of your time to speak with a lawyer to discuss the details of your case. Here are…
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My Spouse Asked For A Divorce After Winning A Huge Settlement!

People get married — and stay married — for financial reasons. Love? Sure. But many people are in love with mountains of cash. But let’s say your soon-to-be ex-spouse was hiding one gigantic facet of the divorce they requested only weeks ago: the huge settlement they expect to win from a personal injury lawsuit. Your divorce decree will be made one week before the settlement. Are you…
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When Is A Person Criminally Liable For A Car Accident?

The vast majority of all car accidents do not result in immediate prosecution or criminal charges. This can change over the course of an investigation. Were you responsible for causing a major car accident? There are a number of reasons you should worry about criminal liability — and remember, either way you could be sued for personal injury in civil court. Here’s what you need to know.…
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When Does Medical Malpractice Turn Into A Criminal Case?

Medical malpractice results in thousands of lawsuits in the United State every year. Believe it or not, many of the doctors who are the subjects of these lawsuits also face criminal charges ranging from simple assault to murder. Why? Simply put, there is a point at which simple mistakes turn into criminal actions. And it’s important to remember that most district attorneys still charge a…
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What To Do When A Dog Owner Is Responsible For An Attack

Outlandish cases aren’t always as unusual as we make them out to be. For example, we know that dog bites are common in the United States. But did you know that some of those bites occurred after a pet owner commands their animal to attack the victim? It happens. Here’s what to do when you’re the victim of such an insane attack. First, retreat to safety. Fight for your life if necessary.…
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Did The Coronavirus Pandemic Result In Nursing Home Abuse?

Everyone knows that former New York Governor Cuomo squashed the realities of COVID in nursing homes early in the pandemic to prove he had a handle on the virus. Nursing home deaths were far greater than anyone knew at the time. Many friends and family members of nursing home residents were left wondering who was liable for keeping them there under false pretenses. Shouldn’t the state be liable…
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