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January 2017 Archives

Hospitals need to be defended too

Imagine a patient that perceives that he or she is harmed during the course of his or her medical treatment at a hospital. Say the individual in question claims that a doctor or nurse performed a procedure incorrectly. Now -- you may assume that such a case would be specifically targeted at the medical professional. And indeed, that medical professional would be involved. But the medical facility would also be named in the lawsuit, and the hospital itself may have had no liability in such a case.

When a dangerous product is unavoidably dangerous

When people buy products, they assume the products will be safe and free from defects. If they get sick or hurt by a product, they may then assume that they can file a product liability claim. However, just because a product is unsafe doesn't mean the manufacturer, distributor or seller is responsible for damages.

Injuries at holiday work parties may not compensable

While the holidays are behind us, there may still be plenty of workplace holiday parties and celebrations on people's calendars. And even if you have already had your own holiday parties, you will still want to be sure you understand your company's responsibilities in regard to workers' compensation, as injured employees may still be thinking of filing a claim.

Injured parties: Are they to blame for their own injuries?

Reports of product recalls and defects are shared all the time in news stories and social media. All it takes is for one person to get hurt and file a lawsuit -- or even lodge a complaint on a company's Facebook page -- and suddenly it seems like the only thing to do is to immediately pull the unsafe product from the market.

Nursing home neglect is a very serious issue

The population of the United States is aging as the Baby Boomer generation rises into their 60s and 70s. As a result, the medical care industry and the nursing home industry are seeing tremendous growth. People need these services so that they are taken care of and can live out their lives in a safe environment.