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How to Win Slip and Fall Accident Case

Proving that a slip & fall accident was due to someone else’s negligence is not always easy, which is why you will need to find a highly experienced personal injury attorney if you are a victim of a slip & fall accident.   The first need to address is who is responsible for your injuries as a result of carelessness or inappropriate behavior; then the responsible party has to be identified, whether it is a property owner, manager in charge or another negligent party.

The slip & fall has to happen on someone else’s property, which puts these accidents in the category of premises liability.  Broadly speaking, If someone slips and falls on a property that is owned or maintained by another party, they may be entitled to just compensation for the injuries sustained as a result of this slip & fall accident.   There are many areas of liability for a property owner or manager, such as not providing adequate maintenance of the property, leaving potholes in a driveway, or not removing snow or ice in a timely fashion when adverse weather conditions occur.  In the instance of adverse weather conditions, if safety cannot be maintained on a property, any visitors must be warned of any dangerous condition that exists on the property.

Many risk factors can lead to a dangerous slip & fall, such as wet flooring, torn carpeting, cracks in the sidewalk, etc.  Most busy properties, such as airports or busy stores will post signage when floors are wet or surfaces are uneven and can lead to falls.  If you are a victim of such an accident, a picture of an uneven surface or torn carpeting, for example, is […]

By |September 25th, 2013|Articles|Comments Off on How to Win Slip and Fall Accident Case

Medical Malpractice Cases: Misdiagnosis Or a Missed Diagnosis?

Misdiagnosis happens all too often…and you could be a victim of misdiagnosis whether treated at a well-known major medical center or a medical facility in your home town.  Misdiagnosis, and also missed diagnoses, can occur irrespective of age group, socioeconomic level, medical condition or disease.   Even seemingly minor errors in diagnosis can have serious repercussions; all cases require aggressive investigation from an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Many cases are overlooked – even those that end in poor outcomes, or death.  It can also be difficult to obtain the data to prove a misdiagnosis occurred.   If the missed diagnosis victim receives the wrong treatment, this could delay the therapeutic treatment, or also create other problems for the victim.  A therapeutic outcome may be delayed or lost.  With the advances we have made in medicine and the many tools, such as endoscopies, MRIs, CT scans, etc., one would think that the rate of misdiagnosis would decline, but that is not what statistics show.

Missed or incorrect cancer diagnoses have received a lot of attention, and for good reason.  Delayed treatment could have grave consequences.  The Emergency Room is also an area known for being at high risk for misdiagnosis, often due to delayed treatment.  Emergency Rooms now have a well-established triage system for patients, so the most critical patients receive the necessary prompt treatment.  Whether a patient goes back home, is admitted to the hospital for further treatment or immediate surgery, accurate diagnoses need to be fully documented and followed for optimal results.

If you are a victim of misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis, seek the help of an experienced, successful medical malpractice attorney to assist you with the complexities of […]

By |September 18th, 2013|Articles|Comments Off on Medical Malpractice Cases: Misdiagnosis Or a Missed Diagnosis?