September 2015 Archives

Are medical misdiagnoses hindering personal injury lawsuits?

In a recent post, we discussed the problem of delayed symptoms that might not surface until weeks or even months after a brain injury. The absence of symptoms might result in a delayed diagnosis. Yet even more troubling is the prospect of a misdiagnosis. 

Is there a systemic flaw in nursing home diagnostic care?

According to a recent report, a medical misdiagnosis may affect most Americans at some point in their lives. In fact, an estimated 12 million patients might suffer from this type of medical harm each year. The findings were authored by an independent team of medical experts and released in conjunction with the National Academy of Sciences. 

Can product liability and personal injury claims converge?

As we’ve discussed, a personal injury lawsuit generally includes an allegation that the plaintiff’s injuries resulted from another individual’s negligent actions. A products liability lawsuit, in contrast, usually includes a claim against a manufacturer alleging an unsafe or dangerous defect in a product’s design or function.

What happens when medical errors are discovered after two years?

If a patient is injured by a doctor’s negligence, he or she may have a legal right to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, patients may not always realize that their condition resulted from a medical mistake or error.

Is robotics increasing the number of work injury lawsuits?

Technology sometimes results in increased automated processes in warehouses and factories. Yet is a robotic coworker as safe as its human counterpart? A recent article explores the potential impact to workers’ compensation policies and safety issues posed by large robotic machinery in close proximity to human workers.

Is inadequate brake maintenance contributing to car accidents?

Next week, September 6-12, has been designated Brake Safety Week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is an agency in the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is also partnering in the national campaign. As part of the outreach, inspectors across the country will inspect brake systems on trucks and buses. 

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