Almost everyone has slipped or tripped and fallen down at some point in their lives. Many people who slip and fall suffer minor cuts or bruises only and do not require any type of professional medical care for their injuries to heal. Other slip and fall victims, however, suffer injuries that are surprisingly serious and can require a substantial amount of expensive medical treatment. If you suffer serious injuries in a slip and fall accident because of a dangerous hazard on another person’s property, you should always speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to see if you can recover … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
Anyone who has a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home should be aware of the common signs1 of the different types of nursing home abuse or neglect. Such abuse or neglect by nursing home staff can cause significant physical, mental, and emotional injuries to elderly residents, many of whom may not be able to adequately express that the abuse is occurring or who may be afraid to tell anyone. For this reason, relatives should be particularly vigilant regarding the health of nursing home residents.
Once you have determined that abuse did cause injury to your … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury
Pharmaceuticals are intended to treat illnesses and medical conditions and improve a patient’s quality of life. Unfortunately, some medications create additional medical issues in patients, some even more serious than the underlying illness. Though almost every drug has some side effects, products with unreasonably high risks of dangerous effects should be pulled from the shelves or, at least, should adequately warn potential consumers of the risks so that they may make an educated decision about taking the drug.
Many pharmaceuticals companies in recent years seem to be more concerned with their profits than with the health and safety of the … Read MorePosted In: Drug Injury
In Michigan, the law1 gives dog bite victims the legal right to hold dog owners strictly liable for any injuries they suffered. Injuries from dog bites can include severe puncture wounds, lacerations, nerve damage, and more. Many victims require reconstructive surgery to repair the damage from a dog bite and some are left with permanent, highly visible scars.
Though the physical injuries from dog bites can be serious, attention should also be paid to the emotional effects of a dog attack. These emotional effects can cause long-lasting challenges and can require significant treatment for victims to return back to … Read MorePosted In: Dog Bites
Doctors, like anyone else, are only human and can make mistakes. Sometimes, however, doctors fail to live up to the legal medical standard of care1 required and patients suffer unnecessary injury or complications. In such cases, the negligent doctor has committed medical malpractice and should be held liable for any losses suffered by injured patients.
One type of medical malpractice that is particularly troubling is making a mistake that results in a birth injury. Such malpractice can cause an otherwise healthy infant to suffer long-term conditions that may cause their lives to be substantially more difficult than they … Read MorePosted In: Personal Injury