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Jun 2017 admin 0 comments

Personal Injury and Parental Responsibility

While parental responsibility laws vary from state to state, they have been around for more than 100 years, when Hawaii became the first state to enact laws that assigned responsibility for injuries caused by a child to their parent. Essentially, parental responsibility laws stem from the fact that state law makers are nearly universal in […]

Jun 2017 admin 0 comments

Illinois Child Custody Laws

When parents of a child live in different states or one of the parents moves in or out of state, it’s important to know which state has jurisdiction to decide a child’s custody. In an effort to avoid conflicting custody opinions from courts in the two states, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement ACT […]

Jun 2017 admin 0 comments

Divorce and Alimony

For 100 years, alimony has been a valid legal recourse in America for spouses grappling with divorce. While each state has its own laws governing alimony (i.e. spousal support or maintenance), generally speaking, it is employed when one spouse earns considerably more income than the other and the spouse earning the lesser of the two […]

Mar 2017 admin 0 comments

Medical Malpractice: Diagnosis Errors

Download to PDF When a doctor makes a diagnosis error that leads to a delay in treatment, inappropriate or incorrect treatment or no treatment the result can be a worsening of the patient’s condition, or worse, death. Even though these conditions are damning in and of themselves, they don’t necessarily mean that a patient is […]

Mar 2017 admin 0 comments

Medical Malpractice: Common Medical Errors

Download to PDF Thankfully, in the US today, medical errors are infrequent in hospitals, medical facilities and doctors’ offices. Even still, mistakes by doctors, nurses and other medical personnel do happen and when they happen it’s important to understand that they don’t always rise to the level of medical malpractice. For medical malpractice claims, merit […]

Jan 2017 admin 0 comments

Kinds of Damages in Car Accident Cases

When an individual has been harmed or injured as a result of using a consumer product, they may be able to file a defective products claim to recover damages (a monetary sum meant to compensate for medical treatment, pain and suffering and. But what are the kinds of damages one might be eligible to receive […]

Dec 2016 admin 0 comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Personal Injury

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, more than 15 million people suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) today. That is a huge number. The pain from this condition can be debilitating and can inhibit one’s ability to maintain a living or enjoy life as it may worsen considerably over time. The National Institutes […]

Nov 2016 admin 0 comments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Personal Injury

Food poisoning is a common occurrence in today’s fast food environment. Whether a large national chain or a local mom-and-pop restaurant, providers have the responsibility of providing patrons safe food, and when that happens patrons may find that personal injury claims can recover damages for their illness. The legal theory on which personal injury claims […]

Oct 2016 admin 0 comments

Food Poising and Personal Injury

Download to PDF Food poisoning is a common occurrence in today’s fast food environment. Whether a large national chain or a local mom-and-pop restaurant, providers have the responsibility of providing patrons safe food, and when that happens patrons may find that personal injury claims can recover damages for their illness. The legal theory on which […]

Sep 2016 admin 0 comments

Recognizing Brain Injuries

Download to PDF With 1.4 million Americans suffering brain injuries each year (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and with symptoms of such injuries being as understated as they are, it’s important to recognize the signs of brain injury right away and get treatment. Often difficult to detect, brain injuries can result from a […]