Can an Asbestos Lawsuit Continue if the Plaintiff Dies?

The United States has developed one of the greatest judicial systems the world has ever known. Americans, protected by both federal and state constitutions, enjoy numerous important protections, including due process and the right to trial by jury. However, the system sometimes moves slowly as it attempts to ensure that the chance for a mistake is minimized. Unfortunately for those suffering from severe asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, time can be in short supply. This prompts a number of victims to ask what will happen if they are unable to complete their trial.

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Asbestos Law and Regulation in Oregon

Although most people have heard news stories about the dangers associated with asbestos, many of us have limited knowledge about exactly what asbestos is and why it has become so controversial. The word “asbestos” is a general term which applies to multiple minerals sharing similar properties. These minerals are heat resistant, resist chemical degradation, and do not dissolve in water. Thus, asbestos historically has had many popular commercial applications, including being used in building materials and automobile parts.

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How Can I Prove Abuse or Neglect by a Nursing Home?

We place immense trust in the long-term care facilities where our elders live. We expect them to treat our loved ones with the dignity, kindness, and respect they deserve. We also expect them to provide services with the appropriate level of care and skill. When nursing homes and their employees violate this trust by acting negligently - or even worse - abusively, they must be held accountable. This article will discuss some tips for proving nursing home negligence.

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Can Bartenders and Bars Be Held Liable for DUI Accidents?

Everyone agrees that one who becomes voluntarily intoxicated and causes injury to another person should be held responsible for his or her negligence. But what about the bar or bartender that served that person alcohol? Society has faced the issue of whether to impose liability for serving alcohol for far longer than we have been driving automobiles. Early English laws, brought to the American colonies, originally provided that only the person consuming alcohol should be held liable for injuries caused by intoxication.

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Whose Insurance Covers Doctors’ Mistakes or Accidents?

Oregonians, like most Americans, are blessed to live in communities offering excellent medical care. Doctors, nurses, and other medical care providers are highly educated and well-trained. Most providers perform their services skillfully and to the best of their abilities. 

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What Effect Does an Accident Have on My Insurance and License?

Traffic accidents are traumatic and complicated experiences. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, there’s a lot to remember, and most people find themselves asking a lot of questions. Should I go to the doctor? When should I contact my insurance company? When you’ve just been in an accident, even if it was a minor fender-bender, it can be difficult to know what you should do. It can also be very stressful to consider the potential impacts to your health, the cost of repairs, and any other inconveniences associated with an accident. At some point, anyone who’s been in an accident will find themselves wondering what effects the accident will have on their insurance rates and their driver’s license. 

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When is Medical Malpractice a Crime?

Historically, relatively few criminal prosecutions have been pursued against physicians and other medical care providers who commit malpractice. However, many believe that the number of criminal malpractice cases has trended upwards.

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What are the Leading Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-trucks and tractor-trailers pose a significant danger to other cars on the road due not only to their great size but also to the conditions in which they operate. It’s for these reasons that the U.S. Department of Transportation as well as state agencies have created numerous safety rules and regulations designed to keep our roads safe. Despite these rules, semi-truck accidents still present a real threat and are responsible for thousands of deaths every year.

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What Are the Stages of a Personal Injury Case?

If you think you have a personal injury claim, you may be wondering what goes on in a typical case, and how long the whole process can take. Although accident and personal injury lawsuits can take many forms, at their core the different stages usually remain consistent. This article will walk you through the different stages of a personal injury lawsuit, from finding a personal injury lawyer to mediation and everything in between.

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Should I See a Doctor After My Car Accident?

If you’ve recently been involved in a minor car accident, you may be asking yourself if you need to go see a doctor. Of course, it’s important to say that if you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or any other effects in the aftermath of a car accident, you should absolutely go to see a doctor right away. If, on the other hand, you were only involved in a minor fender-bender and you aren’t feeling any physical effects, you might be considering whether or not going to the doctor is really necessary.  Below are some important things to consider when making this decision.   

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