Birth injuries – injuries to the newborn that occur as part of the labor and delivery process – can happen for a variety of reasons. Due to the excellent work of obstetrical providers in this country, most American children are born safe and healthy. Even among those children who are born with disabilities, most
We all know that an injury to a child can happen in mere seconds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injuries, such as those caused by burns, drowning, falls, poisoning and road traffic, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in the United States. However, there are
The unexpected death of a loved one is always a traumatic event. When that death may be due to the carelessness of another person, however, the trauma is even more severe. This area of civil litigation is known generally as “wrongful death.” The effects on the surviving family can cause unparalleled turmoil. The central
As evidenced by the recent snowfall of this season, those of us who enjoy the cooler weather and wintertime sports and outdoor activities are thrilled that winter has finally arrived. Whether you are snowboarding, ice skating, tubing, skiing or just having a good old snowball fight, be aware of the potential dangers and hazards
The dangers of texting while driving are readily apparent. Texting distracts the driver from focusing on the road. When a driver’s focus drifts from the road to a phone or mobile device’s screen, accidents are more likely to occur. Drivers should avoid texting while operating a motor vehicle for numerous reasons, primarily for your
News stories about lawsuits or jury awards for “pain and suffering” are often misunderstood. Make no mistake – they are “real” results of physical injuries and worthy of compensation.
Nonetheless, a little explanation might help you gain a better understanding.
The concept of “pain and suffering” is meant to capture the numerous results of a
Malfunctioning airbags. Exploding cell phones. Toxic ingredients in our food. News stories are replete with examples of consumer products not fit for their stated purpose. Americans are needlessly exposed to dangers from such items on a regular basis. Did you know that companies that make or sell defective products and goods may be liable