Suffering a serious personal injury because of another personâs negligence is a life-changing event. In addition to taking care of your health and well-being after a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, a lost limb, or a complex fracture, it is essential to make sure that your interests and rights are protected and preserved.
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In the wake of serious injury caused by another personâs negligence, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and confused. Many people experience the same kinds of emotions and questions when trying to decide how to proceed.
The first thing for us is to determine, of course, is whether or not you have a valid claim. A bad result alone is not enough to establish negligence. This can take days, weeks, or even a period of months for more complex cases.
In Maine and around the nation, rollover accidents are a persistent hazard on the roadways, killing and injuring thousands of people each year. The physical forces in these crashes are violent and extreme, and survivors often suffer serious injuries. This article gives statistical data and information about several common rollover accident injuries, including injuries to the spine, head and neck, and other sites. In addition, it lists support and resources for survivors to explore.
Berman & Simmons, Maineâs top personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers, bust seven of the most common myths about personal injury lawyers.
âTo win FDA approval, medications must be shown to be safe and effective. But many pivotal clinical trials used for approval involve fewer than 1,000 patients with follow-up of six months or less, according to the study. Safety problems often crop up years later after therapies have been used by much larger numbers of patients.â
There are serious concerns about H.R. 1215, introduced by House Republicans in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. If this bill passes, it would be more difficult for people to win lawsuits for injuries resulting from medical malpractice, faulty medical devices, or defective drugs.
Mainers have access to excellent hospitals and doctors. But just like in the rest of America, Maineâs healthcare system is far from perfect. Doctors may not spend enough time with patients, there may be communication breakdowns, and there is increasing pressure to cut costs. When providers fail to meet the legally required standards of care, patients can be seriously injured or killed.
According to the Mayo Clinic, more than one out of five patients with serious health conditions in the U.S. are misdiagnosed. Researchers looked at nearly 300 patients who came to the Mayo Clinic after being diagnosed elsewhere by primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
A Pennsylvania medical device manufacturer recently faced a federal lawsuit alleging it knew the dangers posed by its implantable blood clot filters, but sold the devices anyway. The family of a North Carolina man claims he died because one such device broke apart and lodged in his heart and lungs. The FDA has received reports of IVC filters causing complications including punctured organs and veins and even death.