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When you place your elderly loved one in a nursing home facility, it typically follows much consideration as to the needs of the elderly. You want to make sure that your loved one will be well-cared for and safe. Unfortunately, negligence is all too common.

General nursing home neglect can be a simple lack of staff interest in not providing for residents’ basic needs including water, food, and a clean and healthy environment. This form of negligence can lead to more serious illnesses and medical conditions. Bed sores and falls are a typical example of conditions that are relatively easy to prevent but far too common in many nursing centers.

A lawsuit may be the only way to seek justice and compensation for negligence. It may also be a means to improve safety and quality of care.

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After a car accident, victims have a lot to worry about – from physical injuries and medical bills to unpaid time off from work, car repairs, and insurance negotiations. You may believe that working with the insurance company will be easy because, well you have paid your bills on time, never filed a claim before, and they told you that you were “in good hands” because they are “like a good neighbor.” News flash: It is never that easy!

Once you file your claim, an insurance agent may contact you offering a settlement. At first blush, the offer may seem generous, but you need to consider the total cost of your injuries – present and future. You should not agree to a settlement before the full extent of your injuries are determined and how long will you be out of work. If you accept an offer, in some cases, you wave your right to file a lawsuit.

Lawsuit Financial advises victims to consult an experienced auto accident attorney who can assist in you in determining how much your case is worth and help you deal with the insurance company. If you need help locating an attorney in your area, we are happy to assist you from our nationwide database. This is a free service!

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Patients depend on doctors and other medical professionals for their health and well-being. Yet, carelessness and negligence still occurs when doctors, hospitals, or medical professionals deviate from the recognized “standard of care” in treating a patient. When a medical error or negligence that could have been avoided causes a patient injury or death, it is medical malpractice.

When doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals are negligent, they should be held accountable for harm done. The first step in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is to speak with an experienced attorney about your case. An attorney can help guide you in order to determine whether you have a viable case.

If an attorney takes your case and files a lawsuit, it doesn’t mean road to justice will be easy. Unfortunately, in most cases hospitals, doctors, and other health care professionals are not willing to accept blame for negligence. They will hire a high-powered legal team that will deny, delay, and defend the claim as long as possible. As the litigation process drags on, you may face the risk of financial ruin; you may even be unable to afford basic living expenses.

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Two people are suing several medical care providers, alleging medical negligence resulted in the patient suffering a stroke, ultimately resulting in a permanent brain injury.

The complaint filed on December 29, alleges a medical center, physician group, and several related corporate entities failed to provide proper care to the mother-to-be while she was hospitalized to give birth. The suit alleges that the woman suffered a stroke and serious physical injuries, including permanent brain injury. The defendants are accused of negligence for failing to rule out preeclampsia, failing to obtain an ultrasound, failing to adequately treat hypertension and failing to deliver the baby in a timely manner. The complaint also alleges failure to diagnose and treat a hypertensive crisis.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount greater than $50,000.

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Although slip and fall accidents are more prevalent during the winter – when roads and walkways are often covered in snow and/or ice – many other conditions can increase the risk of a slip and fall accident, such as defective stairs or walkways, improper lighting, fallen debris, wet floors without “wet floor” caution signs, and falling merchandise.

While many slip and fall accidents are preventable, some are not. Injuries can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, most people walk away with only a few cuts, scrapes and bruises. Other times, these accidents result in broken bones, concussions, short-term or long-term disabilities, and more. They may require surgery and physical therapy.

Just because you were injured does not automatically result in liability on the property owner. As with any type of slip and fall accident, the proper owner is generally only liable if he or she knew about the problem – or should have known about the problem – and failed to fix it.

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Generally, the government’s job to maintain the roadways, bike lanes, and sidewalks. The government can be held liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions that could or should have been corrected.

State laws typically allow the government a reasonable amount of time to discover poor road conditions and a reasonable amount of time to repair them. Governments generally discovery dangerous road conditions in one of two ways:

  • through individuals reporting a dangerous condition, and
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The first pair of wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, California during a dance party on December 2. Officials say 36 people died in the blaze.

According to reports, the Ghost Ship was much more than just a simple warehouse. It was a well-known “live-work” warehouse. Artists used a portion of the main floor as studio space and dozens reportedly lived there. Dance parties typically occurred on the second floor.

The lawsuits claim the building was a death trap. It was in violation of city codes and under dangerous conditions that included exposed dangling wires, makeshift heating from propane tanks, no running water, no sprinkler system, non-working smoke alarms, no fire extinguishers, and a labyrinth of flammable materials. The second floor was only reachable by a rickety staircase made of pallets. Once the fire broke out, it was impossible for most of the people inside to escape.

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A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that two physicians were negligent for failing to recognize fetal distress while their son was in his mother’s womb.

According to the suit, the woman was 37 weeks pregnant when she sought care in September 2012, complaining of decreased fetal movement, dizziness, nausea and back pain. During a phone conversation, an obstetrician advised office staff, but did not evaluate the mother-to-be in person. The next morning, the woman returned to the office with the same symptoms. This time she was seen by a different obstetrician. An ultrasound and other tests showed a decreased heart rate — a clear sign that the fetus was in distress. Yet, doctors failed to immediately take action and order a caesarean section. By the time the baby was delivered, he had suffered oxygen deprivation, leading to brain damage that left him permanently disabled. He, then, suffered further injury after hospital staff improperly adjusted his ventilator, causing low carbon dioxide in his blood for several days. As a result, the child suffered a catastrophic brain injury that left him unable to talk, walk or feed himself.

In addition to the physicians, the lawsuit names two hospitals and several of the health system’s related entities as defendants.

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During the holidays, traffic on our roadways not only increases due to local shoppers and holiday parties, but also out-of-towners preparing to spend time with distant family and friends. Unfortunately, with increased traffic comes more serious and fatal auto accidents.

I-295 in Jacksonsville, Florida was the scene of a fatal auto accident which claimed the life of two out-of-towners.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the driver of a Ford 500 sedan left the roadway and struck a concrete median. He, then, re-entered the highway and struck a U-Haul attached to a Toyota Sequoia. The force of impact caused the SUV to flip over ejecting a man and a woman passenger, killing them both. According to the FHP report, neither was wearing a seat belt. The other three passengers were taken to hospitals with serious or minor injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured. All occupants of the SUV were from out of town. The driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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Motorists have a duty to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner. This duty can be breached if a driver is exceeding the speed limit, following at an unsafe distance, driving while distracted, or otherwise driving in an unreasonable or unsafe manner.

On December 1, a high school senior tweeted “Seatbelt warnings are smart for cars. You could just be driving and someone else could be the dumbass. Be safe.” Less than two hours later he was killed in an auto accident, but not because he was speeding or driving while distracted, and not because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the teen was stopped at an intersection when the driver of a Nissan minivan ran a red light at a “high rate of speed”, jumped the center concrete median, and slammed into his Honda Accord. Those two vehicles veered into the path of a commercial gasoline tanker truck, pushing it into a Lexus.