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    • Understanding the Federal Employers Liability Act

      Understanding the Federal Employers Liability Act

      The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted in 1908 by Congress and still continues to provide a federal system of legal remedy for the protection of thousands of railroad workers and their families, nationwide. FELA also serves as a […]

    • Preventable Medical Mistakes Drop Under Obamacare

      Preventable Medical Mistakes Drop Under Obamacare

      Deadly medical errors at hospitals are down, according to a recent report from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ). Pinpointing the exact reasons for the change or to predict whether the decline will continue, is difficult if not impossible. Over […]

    • What Happens When a City Employee Causes a Crash With Injuries?

      What Happens When a City Employee Causes a Crash With Injuries?

      Two recent crashes in Tidewater Virginia could not help but raise questions about how insurance claims get settled when the at-fault driver is a government employee. During the morning commute of December 7, 2015, a Norfolk City school bus sideswiped […]

    • How Facebook Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

      How Facebook Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Case

      If you were seriously hurt in an auto accident and you are trying to recover financial restitution through a personal injury claim, stay off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Posting on these platforms will only do your case harm. Why? Because […]

    • What Needs to Be Established for a Defective Product Case in Virginia

      What Needs to Be Established for a Defective Product Case in Virginia

      If you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a defective product, you may be able to pursue financial restitution through a defective product liability claim. In determining whether you have a valid claim, it is […]

    • Fatal Auto Wrecks On the Rise in Virginia

      Fatal Auto Wrecks On the Rise in Virginia

      Wearing a seat belt, obeying the speed limit, paying attention to the road and not driving while distracted – these all sound like common sense examples of what is expected while operating a motor vehicle, but recent statistics tell another […]

    • Growth in Health Coverage Under Obamacare Yields Benefits for Accident Victims

      Growth in Health Coverage Under Obamacare Yields Benefits for Accident Victims

      Many accident victims must pay out of pocket for medical care while waiting for compensation from the person or company that harmed them. This fact is rarely discussed, but it can represent a real hardship for individuals and families. The […]

    • Watch Out for the Deadly Duodenoscope Superbug

      Watch Out for the Deadly Duodenoscope Superbug

      Olympus, the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA, never had FDA approval to sell the device. The device is used in patients with gastrointestinal complaints. The FDA was unaware, until 2013, that Olympus started selling […]

    • Misdiagnoses Take an Unsupportable Toll on Patients and Their Families

      Misdiagnoses Take an Unsupportable Toll on Patients and Their Families

      Working from the understanding that a diagnostic error is “the failure to (a) establish an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problem(s) or (b) communicate that explanation to the patient,” a committee established by the Institute of Medicine […]

    • Railroad Track Accidents – Understanding Your Legal Rights

      Railroad Track Accidents – Understanding Your Legal Rights

      Time and again, we read about someone on, or near, railroad tracks getting hit and killed by a train. The moment an awful incident occurs on a railroad track, understand that the railroad company owning those tracks goes into liability-protection […]