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Surgical errors and neligence are not acceptable in hospitals

When you're expecting a child, you want the delivery to go as smoothly as possible. The last thing you expect is for a surgical error to put the mother's life at risk or to reduce your child's chance of survival. Fortunately, if you find yourself in a difficult situation where you think negligence played a role, you have options you can pursue.

Seeking compensation for your loved one's wrongful death

When you are informed that a loved one has died, one of the first questions you might ask is how. You want to know what took the life of your loved one. Imagine that you learned your loved one died because of another person's negligence. It might be because of a brain injury caused by an accident with a drunk driver. It might be because of an accident caused by a faulty product. Both of those scenarios have one thing in common -- you might opt to seek compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.

GM ignition switch linked to deaths of 87 car accident victims

If you've followed the news about the company General Motors and the ignition switch recall that resulted in 2.6 million vehicles, including 2.2 million in the United States being recalled by the company, then you may already be familiar with the fact that the cases of injuries were taken to court. Several people lost their lives in accidents involving the faulty ignition switches, and at the last reported count, 87 approved wrongful death compensation claims have been made.

What should I do if I'm a victim of medical malpractice?

We have covered a lot of medical malpractice issues on this blog. Those posts might have some of our readers wondering what they should do if they feel they have been the victims of medical malpractice. There are several steps you should take if you feel that your medical professional didn't treat you in accordance with the accepted standard of care.

What should I know about medical device recalls?

When a medical device doesn't work as intended or ends up causing negative side effects, the device might be recalled. In some cases, the device that is recalled might not comply with the FDA's laws governing the device. There are some very important points that anyone with a medical device should know about recalls.

Get the settlement you deserve after your car accident

When you're involved in a car accident and have injuries, the last thing you probably want to do is to discuss and negotiate your case with insurance carriers. It can feel like the settlements you're being offered are only a fraction of what you deserve, and in some cases, you could be right about that.

Is hyperemesis gravidarum a concern for Washington, D.C., women?

For a woman who has recently discovered she is pregnant, the joy of that discovery is sometimes overshadowed by morning sickness. While most pregnant women experience morning sickness, some women experience a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition can make a woman miserable, so many women will seek out suitable treatments for the condition. As it turns out, some of those treatments aren't always safe for pregnant women. Pregnant women in Washington, D.C., might be interested in learning about this.

Who is liable for sidewalk injuries in Washington, D.C.?

To determine who may be liable for your injuries that you suffered due to a broken down or ill-repaired sidewalk, you need to know about premises liability laws in Washington, D.C. There are several factors that can affect your case. For instance, were you trespassing when you were hurt? If so, it may be damaging to your case, but it's also possible that it won't matter. That's because if a business owner knows a person could easily trespass in an area, he or she should try to give a reasonable warning about the risk of injury.

Pure contributory negligence can affect Washington, D.C., cases

Those who are involved in an accident that they feel was caused by another person's negligence might wonder if they have a case to seek compensation from the liable party. Part of that answer depends on the principles of contributory and comparative negligence, depending on where the accident occurred. In Washington, District of Columbia, the principle used to determine if someone seeking compensation is eligible for a monetary award is called pure contributory negligence.

Uncleared sidewalks are hazardous conditions after snow storms

A quick look out the window will let our neighbors in Washington, District of Columbia, know that winter is upon us. The frosty sideways and snowbanks are something that makes some people smile and others groan. Those sidewalks are also a source of work for anyone who owns a property and some who rent a property in our city. Because of codes in the DC Municipal Code, these people are responsible for making sure that the sidewalks and walkways on their property are clear.

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