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5 Things That Can Cause You to Lose Compensation in a Personal Injury Case

The success of a personal injury law case depends on several factors. No matter how you look at a personal injury case, the proceedings can be a long and drawn-out affair. It is possible to win these cases and get compensation, however, there are some key mistakes that can reduce the total amount of damages you are awarded. In order to help you prepare a successful personal injury lawsuit, we have gathered a list of five things that you should avoid. This list includes: waiting, organizing your case alone, accepting the first insurance offer, testifying alone, and ignoring documentation. 1. Avoid Waiting One...

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10 Facts About Prescription Drug Lawsuits

One difficult part of personal injury law is finding compensation from a bad prescription drug. Typically, these lawsuits fall under product liability laws. These cases are challenging due to the sheer amount of resources that pharmaceutical companies have to defend themselves with. Bad drug lawsuits are also very complicated due to distribution chains, drug regulations, and previous case rulings. This can make it hard for the plaintiff to sue the right party.  Working with a trained and experienced product liability attorney will help you build an effective case against big pharmacy companies. If you are considering taking action against a pharmaceutical...

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Elderly Recovery After Surgery – How Long Does it Take?

When something’s seriously wrong with your body, you may need surgery. Depending on how severe the condition is, you could get either major or minor surgery. There are many kinds of minor surgeries. Some are performed as outpatient procedures, and some can be performed in surgical offices. Usually, patients recover quickly from minor surgeries. However, if you have frailty, overlapping medical conditions, or are elderly recovery after surgery can be difficult. Seniors are the most susceptible to frailty. The condition, as defined by surgeon Dr. Ronnie Rosenthal of the Yale School of Medicine, is “an accumulation of problems that leave the...

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Avoiding Winter Accidents and Winter Travel Tips

Avoiding winter accidents is harder in the snow. Follow these tips to help you avoid accidents in the snow.

  Winter brings snow, making avoiding winter accidents harder. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, more than 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,000 suffer injuries in automotive accidents because of snowy, icy or slushy roadways every year. Severe winter weather can be extremely dangerous to drive in. The first thing you should always do is determine whether it is necessary to drive in harsh weather conditions.  If you absolutely have to, these driving tips will help you avoid winter accidents.  Check the weather on your route ahead of time. By planning ahead, you will know what to...

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Malpractice Liability for Anesthesia Errors

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Many surgeries require patients to be placed under anesthesia.  Anesthetics are used to reduce or prevent pain. Because anesthesia is a risky part of any surgery, an anesthesiologist is required to administer the medication and monitor the effect on the patient.  Before any medical procedure requiring anesthesia begins, a specialist will review the patient’s medical record. They are also required to review the patient history, prior medications, allergies and time requirements of the operation to determine the best form of anesthesia.  Three Main Types of Anesthesia General anesthesia is a combination of medications that put you in a sleep-like state before...

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Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals | Galligan Law

Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals

Medical Mistakes and Low-Rated Hospitals Patients' risk of serious injury from medical mistakes, deadly infections and safety omissions have gradually increased at lower ranked hospitals throughout the U.S. A new study based on data collected from about 2,600 U.S. hospitals since 2016, has shown an estimated 160,000 lives are lost annually from avoidable medical errors. This study is based on information shared from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a non-profit that issues grades to hospitals based on safety and quality ranging from A to F. The CEO of the group, Leah Binder, says that nearly all of the...

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Doctor Fatigue | Galligan Law

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Doctor Fatigue Patients aren’t the only ones suffering from decision fatigue. Believe it or not, physicians suffer from fatigue just like anyone else. According to a study, as the day passed on, doctors became more fatigued, which defaulted to them taking “shortcuts” or taking the “easy route” when assisting patients. For example, during the study, doctors who had experienced decision fatigue were more likely to write a prescription for an antibiotic rather than taking the time to explain to patients why it is not necessary. This resulted in patients leaving the doctor's office with unnecessary prescriptions. In the same study, doctors...

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How to Avoid Making Mistakes on Social Media During Your Lawsuit

Most people use their social media accounts without thinking. Whether you post a progress photo at the gym or just tag a friend that you haven't seen in a while, social media is a natural extension of your life. But during a lawsuit, you need to be very careful about your public image. You could make some notable mistakes on social media that could potentially harm your case, even if they seem to be harmless at the time. Here's how to avoid the most common issues. Don't: Discuss Your Case With the Other Party Many people are inclined to work things out through social media...

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Why an Injured Party’s Family Should Consider Loss of Consortium

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Has your family member or spouse been seriously injured or killed in an accident? This is a difficult time for anyone whose loved one was hurt. But what about the damage you may have suffered? You may be able to recover damages for what is known as loss of consortium. What is loss of consortium? How can it help you? And how can you demonstrate your case? Here is a brief guide. What is Loss of Consortium? This legal term refers to the loss of a personal relationship as a result of someone's negligent actions or a breach of duty. Your relationship with your...

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The Difference Between Liability for Semi-Truck and Car Accidents

Automobile accidents are never ideal, but an accident with a semi-truck can be disastrous and life-changing. Aside from the sheer size differences between a truck and a car, additional issues can come into play. These issues can make the healing process much more difficult in all aspects of an accident, including insurance and liability....

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