Alabama’s “guest Statute” – How Does It Work?
The state of Alabama observes a “fault” or “tort” system when resolving motor vehicle accidents. If you want compensation for your injuries and damages from a car accident, you must prove that the other driver is at fault. Fault in an accident is decided by how negligent the drivers involved were. But what happens if
Is A Mass Tort Claim More Suitable For Product Liability Cases?
Medical product liability cases can be complex and challenging because not everyone has extensive knowledge of medical terms. Most of these cases also often involve multiple defendants with different levels of responsibility for the harm caused. What’s more, defendants for these claims are mostly large corporations with significant financial and legal resources to face the
The Power Of Medical Evidence: Strengthening Your Car Accident Case
A car accident can result in significant economic and non-economic losses. If you’ve recently been injured in a crash, you may be entitled to damages for your harm and losses. But you must prove them both to recover compensation. To achieve that aim, you’ll need evidence. Medical records are among the most crucial pieces of
Handling Hernia Mesh Implant Failures
Hernias occur when an organ or tissue squeezes through a hole or an exposed spot in the cavity where it is usually located, displacing the organ/tissue. While some hernias may not be problematic (apart from causing the occasional feeling of discomfort), others can be life-threatening if the affected organ is cut off from blood flow.
Camp Lejeune Justice Act Ushers New Hope For Victims
Justice seems finally within reach seven decades after the tragic water contamination at the US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. President Joe Biden honored the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 by signing the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) into law in August last year. CLJA aims to aid veterans and
Can A Mild Concussion Become Dangerous?
Concussions are common injuries often experienced in accidents where you hit your head. The force could leave apparent bumps, but lingering symptoms could differ from person to person. Even a mild concussion often leaves patients with symptoms that affect them physically, emotionally and mentally. The usual symptoms of a concussion include the following: Light sensitivity Nausea or
What To Do If The Driver Responsible For The Crash Is Uninsured
Under Alabama laws, vehicle drivers must carry automobile insurance to cover liabilities for bodily injuries, property damage and death in the event of vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, even if this is mandatory, some drivers fail to carry insurance, or they do but the coverage does not meet the limit required by the law. So, what can
Is Mass Tort The Same As A Class Action Lawsuit?
Mass torts and class action lawsuits involve hundreds or thousands of people with the same or similar grievances, pulled together in one consolidated action or lawsuit. It is easy to confuse the two because both lawsuits involve multiple plaintiffs against one or a group of defendants, but they are not the same. How Does Mass
When A Doctor Fails To Secure Informed Consent From A Patient
Almost all medical treatment comes with some degree of risk. Even the safest drugs, like antibiotics, provoke severe allergic reactions in a minority of patients. Therefore, it is crucial that patients understand the risks inherent in any treatment for which they give consent. Medical professionals have a duty to their patients to do no harm.
Why Do Doctors Misdiagnose Heart Disease In Women?
Heart disease is a massive problem in the United States. It is a deadly health condition, with 700,000 fatalities in America every year, regardless of gender. However, recent studies show an alarming issue. The risk of misdiagnosing heart disease is high among women. Sometimes, women dismiss their symptoms and fail to call the hospital during the height