Nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half take two, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center. Similarly, tens of millions of Americans live with medical devices implanted in their bodies—artificial joints, heart defibrillators, surgical mesh (Consumer Reports magazine: May 2012).
If you are like most people, losing a loved one in some type of accident can feel like too much to bear. The sudden loss of a family member is something that you cannot possibly prepare for, and when it happens, you will often have no idea where to turn. Unfortunately, in addition to your loss, the financial burdens of your loved one’s death will quickly begin to pile up. To protect yourself and your family, you need an experienced legal representation.
A motor vehicle accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. All of a sudden, you are left to struggle through life with debilitating injuries and bills that you are not prepared to manage. You may not be able to work. It may impact your relationships with your spouse or children. If you lost a family member in an accident, the shock and sense of loss can be devastating.
A product liability claim is a one that seeks to recover monetary damages from a manufacturer or supplier of a product for death, physical injury, emotional distress or property damage. The claim most often arises from the design, manufacture or testing of the product, or the lack of adequate warnings associated with that product.
If a dispute or breach of an agreement is taking time and resources away from you or the running your business, or if an impending dispute has the potential to put you or your company at risk, you need an attorney who will take a results-oriented approach to resolving the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Nursing home abuse is a much larger problem than most people realize. While we trust nursing homes to provide safe, compassionate, and professional care for our aging loved ones, studies have shown that residents in as many as one in three nursing homes face neglect or abuse, and an astounding 95 percent of nursing home residents report either experiencing or witnessing neglect or abuse.
Generally there are two types of cases in the law: civil and criminal. Civil disputes are non-criminal conflicts between two or more people, businesses or other entities. In civil litigation, the parties do not and cannot obtain criminal sanctions, but instead may be awarded money damages, specific performance (where a Judge orders a party to perform a specific act), or other relief.