Category Archives: Injury & Accident Law

Police Investigating Fatal Fairfield Hit-and-Run

Police Investigating Fatal Fairfield Hit-and-Run One man received fatal injuries when he was hit by a vehicle in Fairfield during the morning of Thursday, January 10, 2019. Officers of Fairfield Police Department (FPD) have said that the driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal incident drove away from the accident scene and are reportedly asking for public assistance with finding the missing driver. The fatally injured man was identified shortly after the collision as Ricky Acosta, a 39-year-old man from the state of Arizona. I would like to express my sympathy and offer my support to Acosta’s family and friends as they mourn their loss after this terrible incident. Crash Details Continue reading ›.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Florida Supreme Court: Anesthesiologist May Be Partially Liable, Even if Errors Not Prime Cause of Patient Death

A divided Florida Supreme Court ruled that even if a doctor’s mistake isn’t the primary cause of death, Florida medical malpractice laws nonetheless allow that doctor to be liable for his or her part in it if the failure/ misconduct substantially contributed to it – thus reversing an appellate court decision in a doctor’s favor. Dissenting justices didn’t argue with the conclusion by the majority, but instead insisted the court shouldn’t have taken up the case in the first place because it didn’t assert a conflict between two lower courts. The family has already been awarded $7.5 million from the two surgeons in the case, and this ruling may entitle them to additional damages from another defendant. Naples medical malpractice lawyers know this decision clarifying that a physician’s malpractice need not be the main reason a patient died in order for him/ her to be liable will be welcome news for current and future claimants in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Counts as Provocation in Dog Bite Cases?

Being bitten by a dog can be a painful experience, even if the dog is a smaller-sized breed. In fact, in many cases, smaller breeds can be more aggressive, due to a heightened fight-or-flight response. If a dog does, in fact, bite another individual, the dog’s owner will usually be held liable for any damages caused by his/her animal. Further, in some cases, the animal may be ordered to be put down. Retaining the services of an attorney having experience in dealing with injuries allegedly caused by dog bites can be critical to recovering compensation. Instances of dog bites happen all the time, although more often the victim is a child. Given that children are drawn to animals, and in light of the fact that, sometimes, children may tease the animal to the point of annoyance, triggering a response, one issue that sometimes comes up is that the dog was provoked into biting the injured individual. A discussion of the law in Illinois on dog bites, as well as how provocation….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cracking down on medical hype could cut $30 billion in wasted costs

When reformers look for ways to slash the ever-higher costs of American medical care, one line item should leap from television screens, print pages, and radio broadcasts: How does the nation benefit from medical enterprises spending $30 billion annually in a growing avalanche of marketing and advertising — and why can’t this be stopped or subjected to tougher regulation? Two physician-scientists at The Center for Medicine in the Media at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice have published on the JAMA Network their new research, showing that: [M]edical marketing expanded substantially [between 1997 and 2016], and spending increased from $17.7 to $29.9 billion, with direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and health services accounting for the most rapid growth, and pharmaceutical marketing to health professionals accounting for most promotional spending. Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Car Accident Involving Suspended Police Officer Raises Multiple Questions

The Atlanta Police Department has just suspended one of its officers as a result of being indicted in connection with a car accident that occurred back in February of 2018. The officer, Dejoira Phillips, was responding to a 911 call when she collided with another driver, Lisa Williams of Atlanta. Ms. Williams lost her left arm when it was severed in the accident. The car accident is not only a startling reminder of the severe injuries that can occur, but it also raises a number of questions that should be asked in any car accident case. Who is at Fault? Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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