Category Archives: Medical malpractice law

Georgia Court of Appeals Dismisses Personal Injury Claim Against Polk County Sheriff

In a typical personal injury claim arising from a car accident, the plaintiff is free to sue the defendant for damages at any time prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations, which is normally two years for personal injury claims. However, when the defendant is a government employee, and the accident occurred while that person was acting in an official role, the plaintiff needs to jump through some additional hoops before a court will even hear the lawsuit. For example, if you are injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of a Georgia county employee, state law requires that you present a claim to the county within 12 months. Basically, you need to give the county written notice before you can sue it. If you fail to comply with this notice requirement, a judge will dismiss any subsequent personal injury lawsuit based on that claim. Moats v. Mendez Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Erin L – Dallas TX Personal Injury Attorney Review

Erin L. shares her Reyes Browne Reilley experience with our Dallas, TX staff of professional personal injury attorneys while helping her recover damages after being severely injured by a livestock transport car crash. “I was on my way to spring break, with my family, my husband, and I, and two kids, and one friend of a child. When there was a really bad accident with a semi truck hauling cattle that dispersed 50 cows onto the freeway that we could not see. So, we kind of hit them going about 70 and it was a pretty bad accident. But now that we’re at the end of it, and everything’s taken care of, I’m very happy with the law firm. They did extremely well and far exceeded my expectations.” Continue reading → The post Erin L – Dallas TX Personal Injury Attorney Review appeared first on Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Congress pushes formal VA study on medical marijuana

Members of Congress have introduced legislation that could push Veteran’s Affairs-conducted research on medical marijuana to treat ailments that commonly affect veterans, like post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. The VA has been hesitant to formally study how cannabis could treat these conditions. Officials from the organization claim that the federal classification of marijuana as a controlled substance prevents this. Critics say otherwise and claim the VA has other reasons for actively avoiding the research. The proposed legislation would remove limits, both real and perceived, on research and allow a full formal study. It is a bipartisan effort with Representatives Lou Correa, D-CA and Clay Higgins, R-LA introducing it together. There is companion legislation currently proposed in the Senate, also with bipartisan support. Members of the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee will debate the proposed measures this year. Medical marijuana has long….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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$800K Punitive Verdict Handed Down Against Philip Morris for Smoker's Lung Cancer

Stock image.  Fort Lauderdale, FL— Philip Morris was hit with an $800,000 punitive verdict Tuesday for its role in the cancer an alcohol abuse counselor developed after years of smoking the company’s cigarettes. McCall v. Philip Morris, 2007-CV-036888... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Ben Rubinowitz to lecture at the American Urologic Association’s Annual Meeting 2019

Our managing partner, NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz is honored to be invited to the American Urologic Association’s Annual Meeting 2019 held in Chicago, May 3-6 2019. There he will have the opportunity to speak with Practicing Physicians and Hospital Department Chairs about Medical Malpractice in general and about the pitfalls of Electronic Medical Records, In addition, his lecture will focus on doctors’ failure to properly inform their patients of the risks, benefits and alternatives of the proposed treatment, communication errors and recurrent departures from accepted standards of medical care. The goal of the talk is to allow for better patient care. Click here for more info or to register.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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