Why is Medical Malpractice with Personal Injury?

By on 2-13-2016 in Medical Malpractice, Uncategorized

If personal injury cases deal with accidents, how can medical malpractice constitute as a subclass of that particular branch of the law? Let’s break it down.

Personal injury, as according to the website of the lawyers with Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is a situation wherein an innocent plaintiff has suffered an injury (which can be physical, mental, emotional, or any combination of the three) and it is due to the negligent actions of a guilty party. There are many different ways as to how a person can be injured due to negligence, hence the need for subclasses of personal injury, and that begs the question as to how medical malpractice fits under that umbrella term.

If a medical professional were to, say, accidentally damage the brain during surgery or have given too much of a certain drug and inadvertently caused overdose, then that is negligence that can be filed under medical malpractice. Those are the most obvious cases however as according to the website of the attorneys with the Woodson Law Firm, there are some medical malpractice cases that are a result of pure carelessness, which constitutes as negligence.

A wrong diagnosis, for example, can be constituted as a case of medical malpractice. According to an article by CBS News, 12 million people are misdiagnosed every year. Say if a patient were to have been diagnosed with something simple when, in reality, they had a subtle but fatal disease that could have been treated if it had been acted upon quickly. It is the responsibility of medical practitioners to deliver their utmost best and practice with the utmost care and precision, given the fragility of what they have to work with: the health and wellbeing of their patients.

It can be a difficult case to pursue, medical malpractice, as the attorney that represents the plaintiff would have to be not only knowledgeable with this complicated branch of the law but must also be comfortable and familiar with the medical landscape that concerns a specific case.

Personality Disorders and Defective Pharmaceuticals

By on 2-12-2016 in Defective Pharmaceuticals

While there are significantly more resources available for people who suffer with mental illnesses such as personality disorders, there is still a certain socially constructed stigma against them. A lot of people still use “depressed” or “bipolar” as if they were adjectives and not serious, psychological issues. Due to the stigma, some sufferers are still reluctant to seek help and take medication. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 Million people suffer from depression.

There is, unfortunately, more reason to fear medication aimed to help people who suffer from psychological issues such as personality disorders and that is the fact that there are some drugs or pharmaceuticals in the market that are defective and can cause more harm as side effects.

Take, for example, the examples highlighted through this website: http://www.williamskherkher.com/practice-areas/defective-pharmaceuticals/depakote-lawsuit/ that has documented claims against the harmful effects of a drug called Depakote that is meant to treat seizures and manic episodes for people with bipolar personality disorder (BPD). Those who suffer from BPD are prone to suffer manic episodes that range from two or more emotional extremes, which can be dangerous for them as well as the people around them. People who suffer from BPD are also prone to panic attacks as well as depressive relapses so severe that it could lead to suicidal thoughts and actions.

According to the website of the lawyers with Williams Kherkher, there have been claims that have said that their taking Depakote is what caused for them to suddenly have malformations on their face or skull or cardiovascular system or have developed brain defects due to the drug. Suffering from disorders such as this can be a difficult, personal battle and it is so much harder to deal with when the tools that are available can cause pain like this.

That is why it is always important to do sufficient research before consuming medication. However, if you had been prescribed this drug and then suffered harmful side effects, it is recommended that you seek the counsel of reputable, experienced lawyers who are familiar with the medical landscape as well as the legal situation in order to be properly guided on what to do next.

How Can I Recover from Construction Site Accidents?

By on 2-11-2016 in Construction Accidents

Construction sites are near synonymous with busy metropolitan areas. New buildings are getting built and old ones are getting renovated all the time.  Not only that but there are also new overpasses and roads and streets that are being constantly restructured, usually as a preventative measure in order to restore safety precautions. However, as good as the intentions are of most of these construction sites, the odd accident does happen every so often—and you don’t have to work at one in order to be injured by one. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the four most deadly injuries are falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object, and being trapped/caught in between two objects.

In the website of the lawyers with Hach Rose, there are numerous construction site accidents that happen every year and a significant number of them happen to passersby who are unsuspecting civilians. Falling debris, for instance, is not an altogether rare occurrence for civilians.

However, as according to the website of the lawyers with Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, injuries suffered by people who work at construction sites can fare far worse for they are in closer proximity to the more dangerous tools used for construction and they are also the ones whose incomes are dependent on them being able to do their jobs. If a construction worker had their, say, limb amputated then they would no longer be able to do their job with the same level of proficiency that is necessary for them to retain their position. Or, at the very least, they wouldn’t be able to go back to work immediately, which would mean a significant loss of wages.

Situations like these are difficult and complicated for they deal with both medical expenses – for physical injuries and the repercussions that come with the trauma that comes afterwards – as well as the other expenses that are warranted compensation. If the injured party, for example, was the main earner of a family then several people are affected by the accident.

Construction site accidents that are a result of negligence – for there need to be precautionary measures in place in order to prevent any and all accidents that are a result of human error – warrant for the victim to receive recompense after experiencing such trauma and that is why situations like this can usually warrant a case of personal injury.

Consult with a reputable personal injury lawyer with experience with construction site accidents if you want to be properly advised with legal matters.

Is Immigration Possible for Entrepreneurs?

By on 2-10-2016 in Visas

There are more and more people who wish to immigrate to the United States and this is why it is one of the hottest topics in the recent presidential debates. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 1,062,040 legal immigrants were accepted in the U.S. in 2011. However, politics aside, immigration to the United States is not a new concept. The United States of America were founded by immigrants who were fleeing from religious persecution and the reasons of why people wish to immigrate to this country can all be boiled to one thing: they want a better life and perceive that one on free American soil is the best possible way to achieve that.

There are, of course, several ways in which one could immigrate to the US. One way is through the sponsorship of an immediate family member who is already an American citizen. Some people take the route of marriage – as spouses are then considered as immediate families – and with same sex marriage as legal throughout the entire country, there are more possibilities for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation. However, the legal procedures can be long and tedious, due to the amount of people who immigrate this way every single year, and there can be many delays in the process.

According to the website of the immigration lawyers with AmLaw Group, another way that people can immigrate to the United States is through the EB-5 Visa. This particular option can be beneficial as it requires no particulars regarding professional experience or educational attainment, nor does it require for a sponsoring family member or residency requirements.

The EB-5 Visa option is also known as the Immigrant Investor Program and it invites potential investors, as well as their spouses and children under 21, to immigrate to the United States by investing in American enterprises. This is ideal for entrepreneurs and US workers alike as it could open the doors for more jobs in the market.

If you have the substantial amount of money that is necessary in order to qualify for the Immigrant Investor Program, it might be worth looking into this option if you would like to immigrate to the US.