Author: Stephen Osborne

March 31, 2023
Medical care does not always lead to a positive health outcome. Sometimes a patient’s condition worsens, leading to the harm described, even when the healthcare provider does everything expected of him or her, acting perfectly in accordance with the standard of care required. Dissatisfaction with the outcome does not suggest malpractice. Medical errors are only malpractice when there is negligence that causes harm, injury, or wrongful death, leading to legal damages.
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November 20, 2022
A hospital-acquired infection, also known as a healthcare-associated or nosocomial infection, is an infection you develop in a hospital environment and is not related to your original diagnosis or illness. You can acquire the infection in many different ways. You could get it during a quick hospital visit, outpatient procedure, or after days of exposure during a prolonged hospital stay.
Can you sue for hospital acquired infections
October 28, 2022
In a civil wrongful death case, to be awarded damages, the plaintiff must provide evidence that proves that the action or inaction of the defendant is more than likely the cause of the death. This is different from a criminal court, where defendants have to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the plaintiff can provide enough proof to show that the defendant is liable, then he or she will have a high chance of winning his or her case.
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September 30, 2022
Bad faith insurance is when an insurer fails to comply with its implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing to customers by refusing to pay a policyholder's valid claim. When an insurance company is determined to have acted in bad faith, they are typically obliged to pay you both what they should have provided you with in the first place and potentially thousands of dollars in fines to make up for the legal fees and difficulty they caused you. 
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August 31, 2022
Knowing the questions to ask a car accident lawyer can help you choose the right one for your unique situation. Your questions should focus on the lawyer’s area of practice, length of time handling cases like yours, success rate, and whether the lawyer actually will take your case through a trial. A lawyer that actually litigates cases and has a long history of successfully handling cases like yours will increase your chances of getting a favorable outcome. After asking your would-be car accident lawyer all the relevant questions, find out what he or she expects from your end. Doing this ensures that there are no gray areas that might jeopardize your claim down the road.
questions to ask a car accident lawyer
July 29, 2022
Considering the economic distress that accidents cause, a common concern among accident victims is “how long does car accident settlement negotiation take?” Settlement negotiation typically takes several weeks or months. In some accident cases, reaching a settlement agreement can take a year or more. Negotiation is an essential part of seeking compensation for damages related to your accident and injuries. Multiple factors determine how long the settlement negotiation lasts. While some factors are in your hands, others depend on the other parties involved.
how long does car accident settlement negotiation take
June 25, 2022
Can you sue a company for a bad product? Manufacturers, designers, or sellers of products are required to ensure that products are safe for consumers. When a product is put on the market with a flaw or insufficient warnings and injures you, you have the right to file a claim for damages suffered. You could bring a product liability claim against all the companies in the chain of distribution, even if you were not the purchaser or user of the injury-causing product. Here’s more on when you can sue a company for a bad product.
can you sue a company for a bad product
May 16, 2022
When someone dies because of the negligence of someone else, the decedent's estate representative, or his or her surviving spouse or dependents, can file a wrongful death claim. When a loved one dies in an accident, his or her family faces financial hardship from funeral costs, lost income, and sometimes pre-death medical expenses. A wrongful death settlement can help to ease the family's financial burden. But who gets the money in a wrongful death lawsuit? Working with a wrongful death attorney can help a decedent's loved ones obtain fair compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for the fatal accident.
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