How Likely Am I to Experience Medical Malpractice?

Having to go to a doctor or hospital can be very scary. For better or worse, many of us put off going to see a medical professional for as long as possible. One common concern that people have is that they’re not going to be able to get the quality of treatment that they require. In this blog, we’ll discuss how likely it is that a person will experience medical malpractice as well as some ways to avoid it.

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What You Can and Can't Do While Driving

In the last couple of decades, cell phones and smart phones have made the number of distractions for drivers practically unlimited. As we’ve discussed on this blog before, distracted driving is an incredibly dangerous practice that is responsible for many traffic accidents and deaths every year. It is for this reason that, around the country, laws are being introduced to curtail the amount of distracted driving that occurs, especially when a cell phone or smart phone is involved.

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How is Fault Determined After an Automobile Accident?

Anyone who has been involved in an automobile accident appreciates that many complicated consequences can follow. In the most devastating cases, death or serious injury occurs. Hospital, doctor, ambulance and other associated medical costs can mount rapidly. Sometimes, rehabilitative, nursing, home care, and other services will be required. Those who are injured in automobile accidents often must miss work while recuperating and receiving medical treatment. Damaged vehicles must be repaired, and vehicles that suffered a total loss must be replaced. All of this leads to the inevitable question: “who is responsible for all of these costs?” The answer can largely depend on who is determined to be at fault for causing the accident.

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Products You Might Not Suspect Contained Asbestos

Through the years, most adults have seen or heard multiple news stories discussing the dangers associated with exposure to asbestos, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. Older Americans often remember ground-breaking litigation which finally started holding large companies accountable for recklessly harming unsuspecting victims. When thinking about the historical uses for asbestos, insulation used in homes and buildings is the product that probably most often comes to mind first. However, in the past asbestos was used in ways you may never have thought about. We’ll discuss a few below.

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Semi-Truck Accidents Caused by Driver Fatigue

There are many causes of these deadly crashes, such as driver error, equipment failure, poor weather conditions, improper loading of cargo, and unsafe driving by the passenger vehicles involved. One of the most dangerous causes of semi-truck accidents, however, is driver fatigue.

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Mesothelioma and Veterans

Although the risks were known to manufacturers for some time, it was only within the last few decades that meaningful changes were implemented to reduce people’s exposure to the deadly carcinogen. For this reason, there are many groups of people that have been exposed to asbestos who may develop mesothelioma. People who worked in mining, shipyard work, construction, demolition, carpentry, manufacturing and installation of flooring, roofing, and insulation products, and many others were routinely exposed to asbestos. Another group that was often exposed is veterans.

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How Can You Prove Another Driver Was Distracted During an Accident?

Unfortunately, automobile accidents are extremely common. They are caused by a variety of factors, such as speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, weather, inexperienced drivers, fatigued drivers, and many more. However, none of these are the most common cause of car accidents. The most common reason for car accidents is distracted driving. Defined broadly as engaging in any behavior that diverts a driver from the task of driving, distracted driving is the most serious and common hazards on the road today. Despite the fact that it’s so common, it can be difficult to prove that the at-fault driver was distracted when an accident occurred.

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What Damages Can Be Awarded in a Medical Malpractice Case?

In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the types of damages an injured patient can pursue, including medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, to future earnings losses.

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How Dangerous Are Our Roads, Really?

It’s probably fair to say that most of us will drive an automobile the majority of the days of our adult lives. But with all this driving comes the darker side of things. Each year the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles files approximately 100,000 accident reports and suspends driver’s licenses almost 450,000 times. Oregon drivers are convicted of more than 400,000 driver offenses each year. And beyond these statistics, we see with our own eyes the motor vehicle crashes occurring on our roads on a daily basis. In this article, we will discuss whether our roads are becoming more dangerous. We will also provide a few recommendations to help keep yourself safe.

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What Happens to a Building with Asbestos During a Fire?

For centuries, various societies have relied upon asbestos for a variety of purposes. After all, when mined, it simply looks and behaves like a normal mineral. Moreover, given its relatively low cost, along with some very useful properties, such as resistance to heat and fire, asbestos traditionally seemed the perfect solution for many construction industry products.

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