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Dog Bite Overview: Prevention, Treatment, and Legal Action

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You should always take dog bites seriously. Any person who is bitten by a dog or other animal bite may need medical attention and could potentially have expensive medical bills or miss time from work as a result of the attack. Cases involving a dog that bit a person or pet may be grounds for a dog bite legal case. Learn more from this overview of dog bites, including how to prevent them, how to treat them, and how to proceed with possible legal action against the dog owner. Prevent Dog Bites Naturally, the best way to deal with dog bites or dog...

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3 Common Questions About Medical Device Personal Injury Suits

From defibrillators to hip replacement implants, advanced medical devices save and improve hundreds of thousands of lives a year. Unfortunately, devices meant to up your quality of life sometimes do the opposite. An injury from advanced medical devices can cause devastating changes to your quality of life.  If a manufacturer creates a defective product, places their product on the market without proper testing, or fails to warn users about potential problems, your life-saving device can quickly become destructive. If you were the victim of a malfunctioning or defective medical device, read on. We'll answer some common questions victims have about pursuing medical...

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Understanding Overuse Injuries at Work

One of the most common types of personal injury cases revolves around overuse. Continuously moving parts of your body in the same way can actually become dangerous for your body, leading to injuries that can have lasting implications. If you suspect that you have an overuse injury, you have legal options. Read on to learn more about the choices ahead of you and identifying these issues in the meantime. How Do Overuse Injuries Happen? Overuse injuries are typically related to repeated movements. While many people consider overuse injuries to be linked to sports and athletics, you can actually endure one of these injuries...

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Reduce the Risk of Swimming Pool Accidents This Year

With the weather beginning to heat up, many people will be opening up their swimming pools once again. If you plan on making waves this year and inviting others to join you, you could find that somebody at your home experiences an injury in your pool. These injuries can be stressful, long-lasting, and financially devastating for many people involved. Are you curious about swimming pool accidents? Understanding these accidents helps you make an informed decision about caring for and opening up your pool. Types of Swimming Pool Injuries Drowning is one of the most feared types of pool injuries. Drowning is one of...

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Differences Between Wrongful Death and Murder Cases

Wrongful death and murder cases are both responses to when someone dies due to another person's action or inaction. However, the two cases are markedly different. Below are some of the areas in which wrongful death and murder differ. Court A criminal court hears a murder trial, while a civil court hears a wrongful death trial. A criminal court hears cases about defendants who the government has accused of breaking the law. For example, when a police officer arrests you for driving under the influence (DUI), a criminal court hears and decides your case. A civil court, on the other hand, handles cases...

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4 Facts When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Your Child

The injury of a child is a nightmare that most parents hope they will never have to experience. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries to children happen every day. These include dog bites; bicycle, car; and school bus accidents; or sports- and activity-related accidents. If your child's injuries are due to the negligence of another person, then you may deserve to receive for any out-of-pocket expenses you have paid, and your child may be entitled to a financial settlement. Here are a few facts you may need to know when filing a personal injury lawsuit for your child. 1. Your Minor Child Cannot File...

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What to Do Before You Sue a School for Your Child’s Injury

When your child gets injured at school, you might wonder if you can sue the school district for liability in the injury. A reasonable expectation of safety exists for a child going to school, and when they get injured, you might be able to receive financial damages to help cover the cost of any medical or dental injuries that the child has sustained. However, suing your child's school or the school district is not as easy as it sounds due to strict regulations and restrictions in Iowa. Here's what you need to do before attempting to sue your child's school in the event...

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Avoiding a Bad Nursing Home

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With all the worries about elder abuse and negligence in nursing homes, it’s natural to worry about which homes might be best for your loved one. It’s important to know that not all nursing homes are horror stories waiting to happen. There are many fine facilities providing excellent care. But you need to know what to look for. Here are a few tips that can steer you away from a bad nursing home. Medicare Star Ratings Any nursing home that accepts Medicare or Medicaid has to submit to inspections by the government. From these inspections, each nursing home is given a star...

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What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are devastating, often severely impacting a person for the rest of their life and requiring massive amounts of medical care and support to maintain a reasonable quality of life. Cases involving spinal cord injuries are complex and require a skilled and experienced attorney who understands how to build your case and prove the full impact of your injury so that full justice through compensation is realized. Types of spinal cord injuries Spinal cord injuries are classified by two components. The first is where the injury occurred in the spinal cord.  As a general guideline, nerve function below where the...

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Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

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Many families worry about the care that their loved ones receive in nursing homes. However, they are not familiar enough with the signs that something could be wrong. Reassurances from the nurses are not always enough, even in cases where your loved one cannot communicate. It’s important to know that nursing home negligence is different from nursing home abuse. Abuse is active harm against an individual, while neglect is causing harm by ignoring a problem that should’ve been addressed. There are six major signs to look for if you believe your loved one has experienced mental or physical abuse:   Unsanitary or unsafe living...

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