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Sometimes Employers Stonewall About Workplace Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 23rd, 2013

Sometimes Employers Stonewall About Workplace Injuries

If you were hurt in the workplace and you’re facing a situation where your employer refuses to knowledge that you are hurt or refuses to knowledge that they are responsible for your injuries, you are in a situation that is all too common. Some employers will try to shirk their responsibilities to their employees by not adhering to proper reporting requirements for workplace injuries, by not paying compensation when it is due and by trying to harass, cajole or even bully an employee into not saying anything about an injury that they suffered.

3M Air Purifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 23rd, 2013

3M Air Purifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

If you have a Filtrete air purifier, manufactured by 3M, your device may have been recalled. The air purifiers are white, plastic devices that are powered by wall current. These devices have a two speed fan and there are two models affected. The Ultra Quiet air filter carries the model number FAPOO-RS. The second device recalled, the Maximum Allergan, carries the model number FAPOO-L. Check on the bottom of the product and look for a serial number beginning with E, F, G, H, I or J.

These devices were recalled because there have been two incidents reported to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. One incident involved one of these devices overheating. The other incident actually involved one of the devices catching fire.

Were You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

If you plan on speaking to an attorney about filing a medical malpractice claim, you should understand some of the basic concepts that define what malpractice is from a legal standpoint. Medical malpractice refers to a situation where a professional – malpractice law also applies to professionals other than doctors – is found to have performed their duties in a way that was negligent, immoral or incompetent. Taking a look at some common situations, you may be able to determine whether or not malpractice played a part in how you came to be injured by a physician.

Cause

In order to have a valid malpractice claim, the doctor’s malpractice actually has to have been the cause of any injuries that you sustained. This can be difficult to establish, which is why medical malpractice attorneys have access to experts who can help sort through a situation and find out whether or not malpractice was, in fact, the reason a given client suffered some sort of injury. There are conditions and diseases that, no matter how skillful a doctor is, will injure and maim. In situations where the doctor did their very best and where they delivered the most professional care possible, they are likely not liable to be sued for malpractice.

Important Statistics on Slip and Fall Injuries

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are likely more dangerous and more common than you think. In the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that 15% of all injuries are related to a slip and fall. This isn’t too surprising. More than 17,000 people will lose their lives every year because of a slip and fall injury. This shocking number could be avoided if some premise owners were more careful about the situations that they set up simply because of the way that they maintain the premises for which they are responsible.

Where Do They Occur

As is already stated by the statistics, slip and fall injuries are particularly prevalent in people’s workplaces. This can happen for a multitude of different reasons.

Seeing the Signs of Medical Negligence at Birth

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

It can take a long time for a medical negligence case involving an injured baby to work its way through the courts. Unfortunately, there isn’t much time after one of these incidents occurs to actually file the lawsuit. That means that parents have to be working quickly when they feel that negligence caused their child’s birth injuries. Attorneys will generally meet with such parents for free, so there is no reason to delay. These are things to look at when you’re wondering whether or not filing a medical negligence claim is merited.

Delayed Care

Many of the claims filed over birth injuries involve mothers who did not receive care when it was needed. Many of those claims also involved delayed C-sections that may have saved the child from injury if they’d been given in time.

Passenger Injuries and Lawsuits

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 10th, 2013

Not every car accident lawsuit involves someone who was hit by another motorist. Some of them involve people who were passengers in a car that was being driven negligently and who suffered injuries as a result of that negligence. Here are some things to consider if you’re wondering if one of these lawsuits is an option for you.

Were They Drunk?

If someone caused you injury due to an accident that occurred because the driver was drunk, you may want to consider exploring a lawsuit. These cases are increasingly common as people develop a lower and lower tolerance for drunk drivers. Whether you’re in the car with a drunk driver or outside of it, you may stand to win compensation by filing a lawsuit against that drunk driver if they injured you. Your being in the car does not constitute consenting to being injured due to their negligence.

Are Product Liability Claims Worth It

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

Product liability claims are likely more common than you think. For instance, according to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission, some types of product liability claims have increased in number over the years.

Toys

Toys are very common causes behind product liability claims. In 1997, according to the US CPSC, there were approximately 141,000 injuries that resulted from toys. By 2006, that number had increased to over 255,000 with increases every year during the time span measured.

Whistleblowers Turn Case in Nursing Home Lawsuit

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

According to the Daily Journal, two people who formerly worked at a nursing home were instrumental in turning a jury against a facility accused of rampant abuse and fraud. The women were employees up until 2004, when they decided to speak out about what was going on at the nursing home. Unfortunately, their story is common among nursing home abuse cases.

Phony Claims

One element of the case involved filing phony claims to Medicare and Medicaid, according to the report. This is not uncommon and is something that these agencies have to deal with all the time. Some nursing home facilities claim that care was given that was never rendered or bill for other expenses that are unjustified, taking in the profits off of the claims once they are paid.

Fast Food Restaurant Sued Over Slip and Fall

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 26th, 2013

Slip and fall injuries are very common reasons behind premise liability lawsuits. A recent case filed in West Virginia alleges that a woman took a spill in a restroom at a fast food restaurant and suffered medical costs and other hardships as a result.

Because people tend not to understand the severity of the injures that people oftentimes sustain as results of slip and fall injuries, it’s sometimes easy to dismiss these claims as frivolous. This is not at all the case, as this lawsuit illustrates.

C-Section Delay Leads to Lawsuit

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 12th, 2013

A Texas family is suing over a delayed C-section that they hold led to their child suffering injuries. According to Injury Lawyer News, the family is suing because the mother was not informed that delaying the C-section would possibly lead to a greater chance of injuries being visited on the infant. The case names several different defendants.

The delayed C-section, according to the lawsuit, resulted in the child suffering brain injuries. These types of injuries never heal, of course, and that has big implications for the person who suffers them. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of the child.

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