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Should You Report a Truck Driver Exhibiting Erratic Behavior?

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If you find yourself sharing the road with an 18-wheeler or other big truck exhibiting erratic and potentially dangerous behavior, what should you do? Should you report the driver? If so, to who? Should you wait until you arrive at your destination or pull off the road to call the police? These are common and […]

What Happens When an Object is Left in the Body After Surgery (RSB)?

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Retained surgical bodies (RSB) refer to any foreign object left inside a patient’s body after surgery that should not be there. RSB or items left inside the body after surgery is a common form of medical malpractice and can include items such as sponges, towels, wires, and operating tools. According to Medical News Today, studies […]

What is a Breach of Duty in a Car Accident Case?

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Car accidents are stressful, dangerous, and often expensive. It can be difficult to know where to start in building a case against the driver who caused the accident in order to seek compensation for damages, but a good place to start is by proving that a breach of duty of care occurred. A breach of […]

Common Industrial Accidents

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Industrial accidents include any kind of accident that occurs to a person in the course of their work. Industrial accidents are particularly common in high-risk work environments, such as oil fields, construction sites, and factories. These accidents often occur when safety regulations or protocol are ignored, and/or when protective equipment and work machinery are not […]

Signs of Brain Injury in Children

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Brain injuries are serious and can result in devastating changes to a person’s life. However, it is not uncommon for a person to suffer a brain injury and remain unaware of the injury until their condition worsens or they are seen by a doctor. It can be particularly difficult to identify brain injuries in children, […]

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries (SCI) include any kind of damage to the spinal cord or nerves in the spinal canal. SCIs can be extremely dangerous with severe injuries resulting in paralysis and even death. The spine is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body, and very fragile. This is why it is important […]

Why Stage 3 and Stage 4 Bedsores/Pressure Ulcers are Nursing Home “Never Events”

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Attorney Tad Thomas | 888-981-0031 | Free Consult “If you find a pressure ulcer that they have not notified you about, that is a big red flag.” Bedsores, aka pressure ulcers, can occur in four different stages. A stage three or stage four bedsore/pressure ulcer is considered a “never event” in the medical community. In […]

Insurance Red Flags to Watch Out For

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Dealing with insurance companies can be tricky. When considering that denying and reducing as many claims as possible is how insurance companies make money, this is no surprise. Insurance bad faith is a legal term used to refer to the unjust actions of an insurance company in which a fair claim is denied or reduced, […]

What is Tire Tread Separation?

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Tire tread separation occurs when the belts underneath a tire’s tread separate from the casing or body of the tire. Tread separation can result in severely dangerous accidents and tire blow-outs which can cause a driver to lose control. Old or overused tires, reckless driving, potholes, and poor tire repairs can all cause tire tread […]

How to Document the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident

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After a serious injury occurs, it’s important to take the time to document the scene where it happened. Whether the injury occurred after a car accident, work accident, or another situation, pictures, videos, and records supporting the facts of the situation are invaluable to building an effective personal injury claim. If the victim of a […]

Defective Blood Clot Filters Causing Injuries

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Blood clot filters have been problematic since their inception. Defective or broken blood clot filters can result in serious health complications and expensive additional treatment to repair the damage caused by the filters, not to mention the risk posed by the filters themselves. The issue with blood clot filters is their tendency to break apart […]

Common Injuries in Oilfield Accidents

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Oil fields present an unfortunate potential for accidents resulting in serious injuries. Although there are a variety of rules and regulations oil field workers and management are supposed to require and enforce, safety tends to be an overlooked element of operations on site. The effect of these injuries can be severe and lasting depending on […]

Common Types of Civil Disputes

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Civil disputes are some of the most common cases to appear in court. Civil cases differ from criminal in that generally the prosecution in criminal cases represents the state, while in civil cases the parties represent themselves or hire a private lawyer. In civil cases, one or both parties are seeking compensation from the other. […]

How Can I Tell If My Doctor Performed Unnecessary Surgery?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or facility does not exercise a proper standard of care, resulting in the serious injury to or death of a patient. Medical malpractice can occur in many forms, including unnecessary surgery. According to Denver Health Medical Center, the phrase “unnecessary surgery” refers to any kind of surgical intervention […]

Pothole Accidents and Injuries

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Potholes are common hazards for anyone on the road, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicle drivers and passengers. Potholes can range in size from quite small, just a few inches across, to quite large, closer to the size of manhole covers. Potholes can cause bicyclists and drivers to lose control, not to mention the damage […]

What Riders Should Know About Defective Motorcycle Helmets

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 in 6 motorcycle deaths in states with mandatory helmet laws is attributed to riders wearing inadequate head protection, rather than helmets approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Experts agree that the helmet is the single most vital piece of protective gear for a motorcyclist to […]

What is Client Advocacy?

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Client advocacy is essentially what it sounds like; the priority a lawyer places on their client’s interests above all else. Client advocacy is an element of the litigation process that many attorneys seek additional training in to strengthen their ability to advocate for their client’s wishes. Many attorneys that undergo additional client advocacy training are […]

Liable Parties in a Forklift Accident

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If a forklift is not properly designed, manufactured, maintained, or operated by someone who has received quality training with forklifts, serious injuries can occur. Forklifts are used in a variety of settings, including construction sites, warehouses, docks, and more. Each of these settings presents their own inherent complications that forklift operators and the workers in […]