Do HEPA Air Filters Remove Asbestos from the Air?

Because asbestos has useful heat-resistant qualities, it has been used for many decades in wide-ranging industries and products. As most people now know, a wave of litigation exposed the harmful effects of asbestos. Litigation also confirmed something that had long been feared: that many employers and industries continued to expose people to the dangers of asbestos, even after learning about its dangers. Fortunately, society and the law have responded to hold wrongdoers accountable and to protect our citizens. However, some people are surprised to learn that asbestos has not been completely banned. While its uses have been limited, asbestos still exists in many buildings and products. Therefore, if you have exposure to asbestos, it’s crucial that you protect yourself.

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When Are Schools Liable for The Injury or Wrongful Death of a Student?

Parents cherish nothing more than the health and well-being of their children. From the moment a child is born (and even before) parents seek to promote the success of the child by providing every available advantage. In that regard, most would agree that education has become one of the single most important factors in guaranteeing long-term success. Thus, with the passage of each year, it seems that our children spend more and more time at school and school-related functions, whether attending class or participating in extra-curricular activities. With the assistance of committed and professional teachers, principals, coaches, and other school personnel, we hope to give our young people an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge allowing them to thrive in society. And, as many parents know, when we entrust our children to the care of another, we expect them to recognize that they are protecting our greatest treasures. While Oregon has excellent schools, which usually perform admirably, we’ve all listened with horror to news stories about student injuries and deaths occurring at school. That leads many people to ask if a school can be held liable for wrongful death and other injuries.

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Many people mistakenly believe that medical malpractice occurs whenever a doctor makes a mistake. Medical malpractice refers to the failure of any medical care professional to provide the proper degree of care, skill, and diligence that would be used by others under similar circumstances. Harmful, injurious, and fatal actions by medical care providers as well as the failure to act constitute medical malpractice. Despite this simple definition, medical malpractice, like medicine itself, is very complicated. Medical malpractice can be very difficult to prove, which means it’s always best to contact an experienced attorney to handle a medical malpractice case. 

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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Semi-Truck Accident Case?

One question we often get is “Will it take longer to settle my car accident case because it involved a semi-truck?” Understandably, those who have been involved in an accident with a large truck are eager to recoup their losses and move on from the unfortunate event. While the answer will always depend on the circumstances of your particular accident, it is often the case that semi-truck accident cases take longer than other auto accident cases to resolve. 

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What to Look for When Choosing a Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Society is full of professionals that we hardly even think about – that is, until we need their services. And this makes total sense. After all, why would someone research, for example, neurologists, if that person has no neurological issues. For many people, attorneys fall into a similar category. When everything in life is rolling along without issues, there may be no need to seek the services of a lawyer. However, when life gets bumpy, for example because of a divorce, a death in the family, a bankruptcy, or a personal injury arising from the negligence or intentional acts of another, seeking the assistance of an attorney may be essential. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the things to look for if you’ve been involved in a semi-truck accident and need the assistance of a lawyer.

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What Happens When Asbestos Is Found During a Home Inspection?

Because asbestos has useful insulating and fire retardant properties, many industries through the years have included it in their products – and the homebuilding industry is no exception. In fact, asbestos was commonly used in many home-building products throughout the 1900s. While asbestos usage declined greatly in the 1980s, it was not completely banned. Thus, the older a house, the more likely that it contains asbestos. Moreover, we now know that asbestos, when the fibers are inhaled, can cause horrible health consequences, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Thus, many who own homes, or who are interested in purchasing a home, want to determine whether asbestos is present.

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Pharmacist and Pharmacy Liability: An Overview

The United States health care system relies upon the efforts of numerous hard-working professionals. We immediately think about providers who treat us directly, such as doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and chiropractors. But there are other highly trained professionals who, although they may not provide direct care, are crucial to the functioning of the system. Examples include lab workers, technicians, and pharmacists. In fact, drugs are often so crucial to successful medical treatment that pharmacists are involved in almost all stages of medical care.

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I Was in A Semi-Truck Accident, But Have Pre-Existing Injuries – Can I Still Recover?

There are few things more important than health to our happiness and well-being. Thanks to medical and pharmaceutical advances, along with an increased understanding of nutrition, exercise, and healthy living, our citizens are now better equipped than ever with the knowledge necessary to choose a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, we have control over many things that affect our health, such as diet and exercise. Unfortunately, other factors, which can negatively impact our health, such as genetics, disease, and the negligent and intentional wrongdoing of others, are all outside our control. And sometimes it’s complicated to determine exactly what has caused a particular injury. For example, what happens when a person with a pre-existing medical condition or injury is injured in a semi-truck accident. Can an injured person still hold a negligent trucking company or truck driver accountable, or is the victim limited by the pre-existing condition? We’ll address these common questions in this article.

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Why Is It Hard to Prove Medical Malpractice?

In the United States, we are blessed to have a health care system which provides an almost unprecedented level of care. Our country boasts an abundance of professional, capable, hard-working doctors and other medical care providers, along with state-of-the-art hospitals and medical care facilities. In fact, almost everyone can thank a doctor for successfully treating an injury or illness. Unfortunately, some doctors and hospitals negligently cause harm to patients. On such occasions, one might think that it is easy to hold these negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for their actions – but often it is not. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the difficulties.

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Four Ways Truck Accident Lawsuits are Different From Car Accident Lawsuits

If you’ve ever been in an accident, you know that the experience is universally unpleasant. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid serious injury, you have to deal with damage to your vehicle, insurance companies, and the shock that comes with the experience. If you’re injured, you have to deal with all of the aforementioned challenges on top of pain, discomfort, and the dreaded hospital bills. If, after all of that, it becomes necessary for you to file a lawsuit to deal with all of the problems related to the accident you’ve been involved in, you’ll have to find a qualified auto accident attorney to handle your case. 

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