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May 2016 Archives

Why is a drug company's duty to physicians and not patients?

We live in a world where there is a pill for everything. That being said, it should come as no surprise that many pharmaceuticals come with extensive lists of side effects. Occasionally, these potential side effects produce very real health concerns. When a prescribed pharmaceutical causes significant injury or loss to a patient, they may be surprised to find out that it's not the pharmaceutical company that may be held responsible.

Alcohol isn't the only impairing substance

When discussing DUI charges, we all tend to relate it to the act of driving under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, alcohol is only one of the many substances that can affect an individual's ability to drive. Impairment due to drugs is a serious threat to drivers and pedestrians, and it's one that can cause just as much damage and destruction as alcohol-related impairment.

How can FELA help me after a train accident?

If you have worked on a railroad in your life, you are probably more aware of the hazards of the job, and of trains in general, than the average person. Likewise, if you have a loved one who works on the railways, you have probably heard accounts of near-accidents and enough stories to cause you at least a modicum of concern as your loved one goes off to work each day. It was because of these hazards that Congress green-lit the Federal Employers Liability Act more than a century ago in an attempt to protect the railroad workers.

If I was hurt at the house I rent, can I sue my landlord?

Rental agreements can vary significantly, and you would be wise to familiarize yourself with yours. However, if your landlord has been negligent of a situation you know they are aware of, and you are hurt due to this negligence, you may have grounds for recourse.

What if I think my doctor hurt me?

When people get sick or suffer an injury, they understand that their symptoms or pains may actually increase or cause other correlated issues. What they do not expect and should never accept is for their doctors or medical teams to actually make matters worse. Especially if this was caused by negligence.