Automobile Manufacturers Issue Huge Recall over Dangerous Airbags

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Auto, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Six of the most popular automobile manufacturers have issued a huge recall over dangerous airbags whose inflator mechanisms do not work properly. Rather than filling the bags with air, these defective components launch plastic and metal bits through the airbag compartment.

The recall affects more than 3 million vehicles that were manufactured between the years 2001 and 2003. These include cars made by Honda, Nissan, Toyota, BMW, GM, and Mazda. You may notice that most of these vehicles are from the more popular Japanese manufacturers because they all received the airbag components from the same supplier, Takata Corporation. Many manufacturers use the same parts because it simplifies the manufacturing process and additionally cuts the cost per unit.

Luckily, no one has been hurt as a result of this defect so far. Automakers are replacing the defective airbags free of charge.

According to the Department of Transportation, airbags have saved more than 25,000 lives between 1987 and 2008. However, if you’ve been hurt as a result of a defective airbag, you may be able to hold the automobile’s manufacturer accountable for your injuries.

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Why do Dogs Bite?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Family, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

According to DogsBite.org, every year, 1,000 people in the U.S. suffer dog bite injuries that are severe enough to require emergency medical treatment, costing an average of $18,000 per hospital stay. This is a significant amount of money and dog owners should be aware of the risk associated with keeping an animal in the house, especially if they have small children as well.

One way to help reduce this staggering amount of injuries is to understand common reasons dogs may feel the need to bite. Because it’s impossible for dogs to communicate with words, their owners have to be aware of their pets’ body language and social behaviors.

Sometimes, dogs bite because they’re protecting a possession, such as a toy. This can extend into its owner’s property too, which is a result of their loyalty. Other times, they bite because they feel their personal space has been invaded. Other reasons dogs may bite people include:

  • Being too excited while playing
  • A person has hurt it
  • Its chase instinct was activated by someone running past
  • It hasn’t figured out how and when to bite softly
  • It was startled

Often, you can tell when a dog will bite beforehand by the way its behaving. Dogs who are about to bite may lick or bite themselves before biting someone else and sometimes unhappiness may even show in their expressions. Knowing the warning signs of when a dog is about to bite can help reduce the chances that you or someone in your family will be a victim of a bite. Remember, if a dog attacks you without your provocation, you can hold its owner liable for the medical costs you accrue as a result.

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5 Common And Dangerous Surgical Errors

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Going into surgery can be frightening and can leave many wondering if they are safe. While most surgeries are performed by surgeons who are safe and careful, sometimes surgical errors do occur. Many surgical errors are due to accident, and are not maliciousness, but patients can still suffer terrible consequences as a result. Victims of surgical errors might be contending with huge medical costs because of the error, including emergency medical treatment, future surgeries, dependence on prescription medication, subsequent medical visits, and physical therapy costs. All of these costs can make daily living and paying bills difficult.

There are many ways that a surgery can go wrong, especially if a surgeon is not extremely careful in performing his or her duties. Some surgical errors, however, are seen more often than most. Five of the most common surgical errors are those that involve:

  1. Surgery on the incorrect site
  2. Surgery on the incorrect patient
  3. Anesthesia errors
  4. Leaving surgical tools in the body
  5. Failure to sterilize surgical equipment

All of these situations could have traumatic effects on an innocent patient, and should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately, sometimes surgeons forget particular protocols, or neglect to give them the attention they deserve. Frequently, this inattention or negligence leads to serious surgical errors.

Facing the effects of surgical error can be scary and difficult, especially if youre dealing with costs of medical treatment after the error occurred. However, legal recourse is often available to those who suffer from medical malpractice, like surgical errors. If you or someone you care about has been victimized by a careless or negligent surgeon, you could qualify for legal compensation. Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer today to discuss the specific situation in which you find yourself and options for pursuing legal action against the person who put you there.


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Facts Everyone Should Know About Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Mistakes are a part of human nature and happen in every profession imaginable. Unfortunately, when a doctor or medical professional makes a mistake, it could end in a devastating injury or even death. The Institute of Medicine reports that nearly 98,000 people die every year from a medical error. Medical professionals spend years going to school and in training before they can be a licensed doctor or nurse. Unfortunately, this does not eliminate the risk of a medical mistake.

According to Spiros Law, P.C., even the smallest error can have a devastating impact on ones life. If you have been the victim of a medical error, you may want to consider taking legal action against the medical professional by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit to hold the negligent physician responsible.

Basic Points to Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case

By knowing a few basic facts about medical malpractice cases, you can increase your chance of recovering financial compensation. Some important points you should know about medical malpractice cases includes:

  • * The statute of limitations applies to medical malpractice cases. In the state of New Jersey, injured victims have two years from the date of the injury to take action before he or she becomes ineligible.
  • * You must have experts to testify in your favor. If you want to have success in a medical malpractice case, you must have a medical expert to testify on your behalf and provide relevant and important information about your case.
  • * Medical malpractice claims can be very difficult so make sure you are prepared and have a legal professional on your side.
  • * There are no limits or caps on the amount of damages you can recover in your medical malpractice case to cover medical bills and other costs associated with your injury.

To learn more about your legal options and how you can fight to recover compensation, contact a medical malpractice lawyer today.

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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law, Tort Litigation | 0 comments

For a country with as advanced a health care system as the United States, the number of birth injuries every year is actually quite alarming. An estimate six out of every 1,000 births will result in a birth trauma injury every year with an estimated 10,000 new cases of cerebral palsy every year. Learning that your child suffers from cerebral palsy can be extremely difficult for you and your family to accept. It can be even more difficult to accept after learning it was caused by a doctors negligent actions.

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy are affected a number of different ways and could suffer from a number of different side effects that may require many forms of therapy and various surgeries. When doctors are negligent in the delivery room, they can cause damage to the brain. This damage can cause a number of injuries, including cerebral palsy. If your child has developed cerebral palsy from a careless doctors actions, you may be able to take legal action by filing a birth injury lawsuit.

Common Mistakes that Could Cause Cerebral Palsy

Expecting mothers trust doctors and nurses to act responsibly in the delivery room at all times. Unfortunately, delivery room workers make mistakes, putting innocent children at risk of life-altering injuries. You may be able to take legal action against these doctors if your child has suffered due to any of the following:

* Not using delivery tools like forceps or vacuums correctly
* Mishandling the child during delivery
* Not properly monitoring vital signs during labor
* Not using sterilized equipment

If your child has suffered because of a doctors reckless actions, dont sit back and let them get away with it. Fight for financial compensation to pay for the financial cost of cerebral palsy. To learn more about how your legal options, get in touch with a medical malpractice lawyer today.

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Factors That Contribute To Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury Law | 0 comments

Every year across the United States, thousands of individuals are killed in fatal motorcycle accidents. Due to the lack of safety features found on other vehicles, such as airbags, seatbelts, and a protective frame, motorcycles are especially dangerous and pose greater risks to riders than the average vehicle. Those who drive motorcycles should be aware of the exceptional dangers that come with driving a motorcycle and work to avoid them. The top three causes of fatal motorcycle accidents in the United States include

Driving after drinking alcohol or consuming drugs riding a motorcycle following a night of drinking, whether it was just a few or several, can be extremely dangerous. Driving a motorcycle requires careful attention to surroundings and coordination. Alcohol and drugs can impair these abilities, making it easy for riders to make mistakes or fail to notice another vehicle’s reckless driving.

Lack of Motorcycle Riding Experience Another of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents is inexperienced riders. Inexperienced riders are often confronted with dangerous traffic situations and are unable to maneuver out of the way before a serious accident occurs.

Speeding Speeding is perhaps the most common mistake that drivers on motorcycles make, and one of the main reasons for accidents. It is estimated that around a third of all driving accidents involve speeding.

Motorcycle accidents are much too common, and often the cause of the accident does not lie with the motorcycle rider at all. Anyone who rides motorcycles knows what its like to almost be collided into by the negligent driver of another vehicle. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident because of a negligent driver or other party, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the many damages you have suffered. For more information on your rights, contact an attorney today.

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