Auto Accidents – Importance of Medical Records

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The claimant’s medical records are the single most important evidence of damages in a personal injury claim.  They contain diagnoses of the patient, the treatment rendered, and what the prognosis (future) will be.  These records will form the basis for a claims adjuster or the jury placing a value on your injury.  For this reason… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Seeking Medical Attention

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Where it is obvious that the vehicle collision is severe, witnesses may have called 911 and an ambulance is sent.  When  the police officer arrives on the scene, he will usually ask if you are hurt and need medical attention.  If there is even the slightest doubt in your mind about whether you have been… Read more »

Bus Accidents Are Increasing

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Increasingly, bus accidents are making headlines in the news.  Bus collisions are dangerous because of the size/weight of the bus and the number of passengers riding in the bus.  For the last year in which there is data, 294 buses were involved in fatal accidents, 12,000 were involved in injury-causing collisions, and there were a total… Read more »

Increase in Tractor-Trailer Collisions

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There are more than two million tractor-trailers on the road in the United States.  These are trucks that weigh up to 80,000 pounds and present serious dangers to the motorists on the highway.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently reported that there were 3,964 fatalities in tractor-trailer collisions in 2013.  More information about the… Read more »

Transvaginal Mesh Verdict

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A jury in Delaware has returned a verdict for $100 million against transvaginal mesh manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corporation.  The verdict includes $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages.  The jury specifically found that the devices were defectively designed and that company executives committed fraud by hiding the true risks of the… Read more »