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There are many contributing factors in many auto-pedestrian accidents, with driver inattention being the most common cause.

A woman is recovering after being hit by a car in Kenosha, Wisconsin. According to police, the woman was walking in the roadway outside of the crosswalk when a driver spilled coffee on himself and collided with her. The woman was taken to a local hospital with a head injury but is expected to be fine. The driver was issued a citation for inattentive driving. The crash is still under investigation.

Insurance companies will sometimes try to reach a quick settlement and limit recovery to the lowest possible amount. As the investigation continues, the injured victim should consult an experienced personal injury attorney to understand her legal rights before considering any settlement offer.

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A woman recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in which she alleged negligence resulted in permanent urinary incontinence.

In 2012, a woman with multiple sclerosis underwent a hysterectomy. She claimed that during surgery the ureter was injured and as a result, a second surgery was required to re-implant the ureter. That surgery, she alleged, caused permanent urinary incontinence. The patient also stated that she would require surgery every four years in order to change batteries in the implant.

The defense disputed any violations in the standard of care and maintained that the patient’s incontinence was due to her pre-existing multiple sclerosis. The patient asserted that her multiple sclerosis was in remission at the time of the hysterectomy and she had not experienced incontinence for years prior to the surgery.

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Prescription drug use (and abuse) is a rising factor in auto accidents across the United States. Drowsiness, slowed reaction time, and disorientation are just a few side effects of prescription medications that can affect a person’s driving abilities.

A man driving the wrong way crashed head-on with a vehicle that carried a mother and two children. Police said the car’s computer showed the man was driving at up to 70 mph at the time. The woman sustained foot, leg and neck fractures, according to reports. Her three-year-old daughter suffered a broken collar bone, while her two-year-old son suffered cardiac arrest and permanent brain damage. The negligent driver was also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Tests revealed that the man benzodiazepine, a prescription drug that can induce sleep and hypnotic states, in his system at the time of the crash. He did not have a prescription for the drug. He was charged with aggravated DUI causing great bodily harm.

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A 64-year-old New York man was killed after he was hit by a motorists at an Interstate 84 off-ramp.

According to state police, the man was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion when he pulled over to the right shoulder on a sweeping curve and got out of the vehicle. An approaching 2007 Subaru Impreza struck the Ford and then the man. The pedestrian sustained serious injuries; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-year-old driver that hit the pedestrian was not injured, and no charges have been filed. Both cars were towed from the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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Whether a healthcare facility is federally or privately funded, there must be a certain standard of care. When a hospital falls below this level of care, it can be held responsible. For patients who have suffered from hospital negligence in a federally funded facility, there are many more requirements to file a valid claim, and obtaining compensation can be nearly impossible without the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

A medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that a woman died because a federally funded clinic ignored signs of breast cancer.

In September 2013, the woman went to the emergency room because of breast pain. At that time, she advised the ER doctor of a lump in her breast. The hospital, which is not a party to the lawsuit, released the patient with instructions to follow up her primary care physician should her symptoms continue.

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Auto-truck accidents can be serious or deadly for the occupants of the vehicle because of the large weight differential between the auto and the truck.

The driver of a 2000 Ford Taurus slowed down and stopped at a traffic light when the vehicle was rear-ended by a Freightliner tractor-trailer, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The child was airlifted to the hospital, where he died a short time later. Both drivers had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the child was securely fastened in a booster seat.

Any charges would be pending the results of the investigation. Police have stated that they do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors.

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A medical malpractice or medical negligence claim is one filed by someone who feels they have been a victim of a medical error or mistake. A claim can also be filed by the family of a victim who was injured or died as a result of what is considered a medical error. The best course of action is to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can determine if there is a viable legal claim.

Two Washington families filed lawsuits against a midwife after one baby died and another was left paralyzed.

One couple alleges that the midwife used excessive traction and pulled and twisted their son’s head and neck during delivery. The mother said when the baby emerged, his face was purple and his right arm was like a “limp noodle.” She claims that a friend who witnessed the birth called 911, but when the EMT’s arrived, the midwife turned them away. The infant received a brachial plexus injury and permanent nerve damage and paralysis in one arm, according to the lawsuit. The child will require care the rest of his life.

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After an auto 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. We all want to believe that working with the insurance company will be easy, but that is typically far from the truth despite, hearing “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”

A Florida woman has filed an auto accident lawsuit against a vehicle owner and State Farm alleging negligence.

On October 18, 2016, the woman’s vehicle was struck by another driver, leaving her with serious injuries. The woman said that as a result of the collision, she has endured great physical pain and mental anguish, and incurred medical bills and expenses. She filed a lawsuit holding the vehicle owner and State Farm responsible. The complaint alleges that the driver (who is not the vehicle owner) negligently operated the vehicle and State Farm allegedly failed to pay all covered losses resulting from the accident.

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A New Orleans woman is seeking damages, claiming that a dentist caused her physical pain.

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last month states that the plaintiff was scheduled to have an apicoectomy (root end surgery). During surgery, the plaintiff alleges that the doctor injured her nasal cavity which resulted in both physical pain and financial stress. She seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

When a victim of medical negligence, many people find that they simply do not have the financial assets needed to weather the storm without help. This is when litigation funding may be helpful. It is clearly something to consider if you find yourself asking your attorney to accept an inadequate settlement offer just because of serious financial need.

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A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging negligence in the treatment of her son. She contends that a negligent medical procedure resulted in permanent injuries to her son.

According to the complaint, in January 2015, the child was taken to the medical facility and diagnosed with having a large cystic neoplasm. After a required CT scan, the suit says, an attempt to remove a tooth was not successful due to an extensive rush of blood. The child was transferred to a local children’s hospital to undergo another surgery. There he sustained respiratory failure following trauma and surgery, an acute ischemic left a middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and bleeding, according to the claim. The child was left with aphasia and right hemiparesis, the suit says.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to properly and adequately evaluate the cyst or tumor, leading to permanent and severe neurological disability. As a result, she suffered loss of earning capacity, medical expenses and mental anguish.