1 10, 2015

What You Should Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer

Oct 1st, 2015|

There are many lawyers who practice “personal injury” law.  You see their television commercials, billboards and yellow page ads.  But, when a serious accident or medical malpractice causes catastrophic, life altering injuries, the question becomes — not who can handle my case — but who can handle it properly?  In these situations, finding the

23 09, 2015

IOM Report Says Patient Misdiagnosis Is a Leading Type of Medical Malpractice Claims

Sep 23rd, 2015|

The failure to diagnose or to timely diagnose a medical condition constitutes a significant portion of medical malpractice claims.  Historically, there has not been a comprehensive study of the frequency of diagnostic errors and the consequences of these failures to diagnose.  But, a recent report titled Improving Diagnosis in Health Care by the Institute

9 09, 2015

What You Need to Know about Construction Accidents & Worker’s Compensation

Sep 9th, 2015|

Sadly, year after year, we hear about accidents at a construction site — some causing serious injuries and some causing death. For instance, news stories revealed several tragic incidents in the U.S. over the last year.

A year ago, in Georgetown, Idaho, a construction crew was working on a new sewage system for the city

25 08, 2015

How Choosing the Wrong Auto Mechanic Led to a Fatal Injury

Aug 25th, 2015|

A Vermont auto mechanic was recently arrested on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection with passing the state inspection on a defective car that later crashed and killed a woman, as reported by the Burlington Free Press.  The mechanic reportedly inspected the victim’s 1992 Chevrolet Corsica vehicle, eight weeks prior to the

19 08, 2015

Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury:  How to Help a Loved One

Aug 19th, 2015|

I often represent individuals who sustain serious injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness.  Usually, I can easily discern my clients’ injuries by simply looking at them.  Occasionally, however, my clients’ injuries include a closed head traumatic brain injury.  This type of injury can seriously disrupt one’s life even though it is not

3 08, 2015

Defective Products Can Sometimes Cause Personal Injury:  Tips on How to Identify the Manufacturer & Recover Damages

Aug 3rd, 2015|

Imagine you purchase a power saw from your local hardware supplier, and the product turns out to be defective and causes you injury.  In the normal course of events, you can bring a lawsuit against the seller of the product and the manufacturer of the product for the harm you suffered.  One modern wrinkle

30 06, 2015

Drug Addict Put Innocent Hospital Patients in Danger

Jun 30th, 2015|

It is a common and mostly accurate perception of the American public that hospitals are in the business of protecting their patients’ health and saving lives. Newsweek’s recent cover story, “Hospital Horror Story,” turns that perception upside down.

The article tells the story of David Kwiatkowski, a radiology technician at the center of one of

22 06, 2015

New Supreme Court Decision Extends Parents’ Claims until Injured Child Turns 18

Jun 22nd, 2015|

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently issued a landmark decision that gives the parents of an injured child a second chance to file their medical malpractice claims if they failed to do so within the child’s first three years.  The decision changes how the statute of limitations works, and opens the door to reviving

26 05, 2015

Keeping Your Child Safe during Prom Season & Laws on Underage Drinking

May 26th, 2015|

High school prom and graduation season is here. While it’s supposed to be an exciting time of year, time and time again, we see families faced with terrible tragedies, mainly because many parents allow their children (and their underage friends) to drink in their home. While it may seem harmless to allow underage children