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What Are Damages?

An Overview of Damages Most of us have a general concept of “damages” as they relate to a lawsuit, but what does the term really mean? Damages are the monetary remedy awarded by a court in a civil action to one party (a plaintiff) who has been injured by another party (a defendant) through wrongful […]

What Is Radiology Malpractice?

What Is the Role of a Radiologist? A radiologist is a medical specialist who has been trained to read and interpret the results of medical images, such as MRIs, CTs, and x-rays. A radiologist works in conjunction with other physicians who request imaging tests. For instance, if a primary care physician orders a chest x-ray, […]

What Is Elder Care Neglect?

As our country’s population ages, it is inevitable that many will need additional care. While some people may be able to care for elderly family members themselves, others may need to hire home health aides or move loved ones into nursing homes or other assisted living facilities. While many of these facilities offer quality care […]

What Is an ERISA Dispute?

After the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) was enacted, federal law began regulating retirement plans and insurance for private employers in the United States. The Act established legal guidelines for all private pension plans, investment practices, and the administration of these programs. Minimum standards regarding life insurance, disability, welfare, and health plans […]

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

For the most part, physicians work hard to care for their patients, and they always have their patients’ best interests at heart. However, sometimes doctors make mistakes. When those mistakes lead to serious consequences, injury, or death, a patient may choose to file a lawsuit against the physician for the harm he or she suffered. […]

Elder Abuse: Misusing Power of Attorney Documents

Unfortunately, financial fraud targeting the aging population are extremely common within the United States. Some these scams even involve relatives, friends, and family members who steal funds from their elder family member when they receive power of attorney. In a power of attorney scam, the family members who have been granted power will claim they […]

Things to Consider Before Signing a Pipeline Agreement

The construction of pipelines in the country has been increasing, especially with the continuation of Marcellus and Utica shale developments in the oil and gas sector. More landowners in the Utica area have or will be approached by a company requesting to receive an easement so that they may construct a pipeline on their property. An […]

5 Common Myths Regarding Car Accidents and Whiplash

Whiplash is a very common injury associated with rear-end collisions and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, the sheer force that causes whiplash can lead to other serious conditions, including debilitating chronic pain. The validity of a whiplash claim often comes under question, but it is a real condition that many accident victims suffer. […]

Top Cellphone Apps That Combat Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a well-known danger on the roads, but hundreds of drivers still continue to drive while using their mobile phone or engaging in other forms of distracted driving. In response to the threat of these devices, several app developers have worked on creating new applications that combat distracted driving. Today, there are numerous […]

Is My Loved One Safe in a Nursing Home Facility?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home facility is never an easy decision. Family members can have peace of mind and ensure that their loved one is protected by performing their due diligence. Even when adult children can no longer care for a family member, they should not feel guilty. There are usually numerous […]