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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. 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 device claims and explain how a lawyer can help you recover just compensation. 1. Who Is...

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What You Should Know About Pressure Cooker Injuries

If you have bought into the pressure cooking craze in recent years, you may have been excited to pressure cook foods. Unfortunately, many people who use these pressure cookers experience injuries from their use. This guide will provide some information to individuals who want to learn what to do when they face injuries caused by these pressure cookers. How Do Pressure Cookers Lead to Injuries? Pressure cooker injuries can occur for a number of reasons. One common reason for injuries occurs when the lid is not sealed properly. The pot should not begin building pressure until the lid is locked on, but...

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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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If a Mechanical Failure Caused My Injury, Can I Still Sue Successfully?

Almost all accidents are caused due to driver failure, but there are still many which are caused by mechanical defects in the car. The at-fault driver may have done everything they could to avoid the accident, but the car wouldn’t let them. This raises an important question. If you are injured and it was due to a mechanical failure on the car, can you still sue successfully? The answer is yes, but just who you can sue will depend on why the mechanical failure occurred.   Owner failed to maintain their vehicle   Many mechanical failures are due to worn tires. A sudden flat can...

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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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Doctor Discipline Actions from the Iowa Medical Board

Iowa Board of Medicine

The Iowa Board of Medicine is authorized by state law to investigate complaints made by patients, other physicians, and personnel concerning physicians (M.D.s and D.O.s), as well as licensed acupuncturists. In such cases where the board finds that the physician has committed a punishable offense, it may take action. While the entirety of the board’s disciplinary procedures and possible disciplinary actions are available, this is an overview. When a complaint is received, it is assigned a case number and a file is opened. Every week, the executive director, the legal director, medical advisor, and chief investigator meet to determine the appropriate...

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