Everyone who has any type of medical procedure has the right to expect that their physicians, nurses, hospitals, and other health providers are competent. Doctors should be trained to anticipate the known risks to procedures and treatments. They should take steps to ensure a diagnosis is correct. When patients are harmed due to medical error,…

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, lawyers, judges, and clients are all trying to find the correct balance between having clients’ cases heard and staying safe. Courts have reduced the number of jury trials and non-jury trial cases they’re trying. Many courts have reduced trials altogether. Even though trials for the most part have not been taking…

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Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.” We’re not suggesting you change your name, but a recent study shows that your likelihood of having an accident may depend on your name. Uplift Legal Funding issued a study revealing…

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It’s wonderful news that there appear to be two vaccines for the COVID-19 disease. Hopefully, the world will return to normal soon. For some people who contract the disease, however, their world may never return to fully normal. Studies are showing that about one in seven COVID-19 patients have neurological disorders. These disorders range from…

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In product liability cases, manufacturers of products have a duty to make their products safe for the reasonably intended use. For example, cars need to be built so that the airbags deploy properly when there is a collision. If the product is defective and the defect causes an accident, then the makers of the product…

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Ring. The word has a nice sound to it. Melodies and chimes come to mind. Unfortunately, Ring – the ubiquitous brand of video doorbells – just announced a recall of its smart video doorbells. (Apparently, everything isn’t music to their ears.) According to USA Today, Ring issued the recall because its doorbells are a potential…

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Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) is a common breathing disorder birth injury. Prenatal doctors and birth doctors need to monitor parents and newborns for this condition. Failure to properly diagnose and treat RDS may constitute medical malpractice. Prenatal doctors should work to try to prevent premature births through prenatal care and monitoring. RDS often occurs in…

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Trucks have terrible sight lines. The length, breadth, and width of most trucks make it impossible for the driver to see some of the surrounding traffic. The dangers of blind spots are especially increased for semi-trucks which can run more than 70 feet long. Trucks are often loaded with heavy and shifting cargo and are…

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Children and adults who love witches, dragons, vampires, and all types of scary monsters will have to be more cautious this year – and maybe a little less frightening. While close encounters by aliens, ghosts, and goblins might normally be endearing, the coronavirus is changing up some of the trick or treat rules. A recent…

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