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Sep 28
2009

Pretty much every personal injury case has a statue of limitations. These vary state to state, and sometimes are different depending on what kind of case you have. Often of trouble is when the clock starts ticking. That is to say, if I have two year, two years from when? Most of the time it is from the date of the negligence. So in the case of a car wreck, the date of the crash. In most medical malpractice cases, the date of the doctor's error. But what if you didn't, couldn't find out for years? The article below notes that the Supreme Court is about to deal with cases where sponges were...

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Personal Injury
Sep 24
2009

The article below discusses a the tragic death of a boy who died from alcohol poisoning during fraternity hazing. Our firm has handled this type of case in the past. Hazing has been banned by most schools, but it still goes on. Parents need to warn their children of these dangers, and make sure they know it's ok to walk away. As always we stand ready to help in the event this type of tragedy touches you or your family.

Lawsuit Filed Over Hazing-Related Death The family of a fraternity pledge who died during an alcohol-related hazing incident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against...
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Wrongful Death
Sep 18
2009

The two articles below were in my daily digest I receive. I thought how ironic that the first is about a man being paralyzed by a doctor's mistake, and the second about how Mr. Obama is spending your 25 million in tax dollars to look at ways to reduce medical malpractice claims. Meaning cut down on the lawsuits. There is a very simple way to do this, I wish the President would have asked me, I would have given him the answer for much less than the 25 million allocated. Simply tell the doctors to quit making mistakes that paralyze and kill patients. The President is spending millions to...

Sep 11
2009

When I hear of tort reform I often think to myself that the public really isn't seeing the big picture. Often lawyers, lawsuits and verdicts are the only way wrongdoers are held accountable. Think back cases where car manufacturers put defective products on the road because it was cheaper to pay the injured and dead as opposed to building the car correctly. Substance abusing doctors injuring patients. Currently our firm has a suit going against a pediatrician accused of exposing and touching himself in front of his staff. Would you want this person examining your child. The article below...

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Abuse
Sep 03
2009
The article below points out the dangers in some procedures that people often take for granted as being safe. An amazing number of procedures are done by non-doctors that one might think would require a doctor to preform. Laser hair removal, tattoo removals are just a couple of examples. If you believe you have been harmed as a result of one of these procedures, you should call an attorney immediately. Medi-Spa Lawsuits on the Rise Patients are filing an increasing number of malpractice lawsuits against so-called medical spas over beauty treatments gone wrong. Attorneys familiar with such...
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Medical News
Sep 02
2009
I saw the article below on Yahoo. Often attorneys suggest structuring a large settlement for a client's protection. That is putting the moneys in an investment vehicle or trust that pays yearly, thus the client doesn't spend all the money at once. Often courts will require that a minor's proceeds are put into trust for the minor. The usually will be available for medical, school etc. immediately, and then the bulk of the money may not be paid until the child reaches the age of majority. This also protects children from parents that might not exercise good judgement when dealing with the child...
Sep 01
2009

Workers hurt in gas explosion file suit: Drilling rig in Klickitat County

McClatchy-Tribune Information Services -- Unrestricted - September 1, 2009

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Four workers injured in an explosion at a natural gas well last summer in Klickitat County are suing Delta Petroleum and its subcontractors, alleging they failed to properly hire, train and supervise employees responsible for the operation.

The workers suffered "serious, severe and permanent injuries" after a key supervisor ignored a series of warnings that gas was escaping from the well head,...