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  3. The healthcare system in the UK is one of the best in the world. However, news unfortunately suggests that the number of medical negligence claims in the country has generally increased. As a result of this, the funds set aside by the NHS for medical negligence cases has more than doubled in the last five years. The largest payouts have been associated with medical negligence that resulted in horrific injuries and permanent damage. HERE ARE FIVE OF THE BIGGEST MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE PAYOUTS IN UK HISTORY: 1. Six-year-old boy with “Catastrophic” Brain Damage In 2018, a six-year-old boy was awarded the sum of £37 million from the NHS after he suffered a “catastrophic” brain damage. The boy, who cannot be identified, contracted the Herpes Simplex virus after his birth at Watford General Hospital. Following a two-day delay in the detection and treatment of the infection, the boy suffered severe brain fever. Today, he suffers permanent damage to his eyesight, communication abilities, movement and cognitive function, and requires round-the-clock care for the rest of his life. The hospital admitted medical negligence, stating that they were ‘acutely sorry’ for the below-par standard of care the boy received. The value of the compensation award over the boy’s lifetime amounts to over £37 million — a figure medical negligence UK experts believe is the largest payout in UK history. 2. Seven-year-old-boy left Brain Damaged Due to Negligence In October 2018, a substantial medical negligence payout was secured after it was determined that a seven-year-old boy suffered brain damage following delayed birth at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The child suffers acute mental and physical disabilities, and will receive professional care for the rest of his life. The hospital admitted medical negligence and the trust apologized to the child’s family. The compensation amount, which includes a lump sum of £5.7 million and significant annual payments of £88,0000 to £200,000, will come up to around £27 million. This medical negligence claims settlement will increase as the child ages and his needs increase; it will cover the cost of his significant needs for the rest of his life. 3. Maisha Najeeb Maisha Najeeb became a victim of medical negligence when she was only 10 years old. While receiving treatment for arterio-venous malformation at Great Ormond Street Hospital, glue was injected into her brain artery in place of dye. This mix-up in the operating room left her brain damaged. Consequently, she became blind in one eye, suffered spasmic pain, her body movement became severely limited, and ultimately, the error impacted her life expectancy. There was no system in place to distinguish the syringes containing the dye from the syringes containing the glue, and this left her needing assistance for the rest of her life. Upon learning about the impact of that mix-up on their daughter’s life, Maisha’s parents decided to seek the help of medical negligence solicitors and pursue a claim for compensation against Great Ormond Street Hospital. The hospital admitted liability and the family received an initial compensation award of £2.8 million, plus £383,000 per year until Maisha turns 19, and £423,000 per year for the rest of her life. Based on the assumption that she receives this amount until she turns 64, the total settlement figure stands at £24 million. 4. £23 million Lifetime Settlement Award for Cerebral Palsy A baby girl, referenced as IBC, suffered Cerebral palsy due to errors during her birth at Royal Berkshire hospital in 2005. At the time of the settlement, it was confirmed that, IBC aged 12, would continue to suffer epilepsy, learning difficulties and life-threatening seizures. Steve McManus, the chief executive of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, admitted medical negligence in this case, stating that the standard of care provided was below the hospital’s expected standard. As a result of this life-altering circumstance, the family was awarded an initial lump sum, as well as a staggering amount to take care of her continual care. This figure is valued at around £23 million — one of the largest medical negligence claims payouts in the UK. 5. 20-year-old Woman Awarded 19.8 million at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Following an operation to correct a malformed oesophagus, a child aged just five months old was starved oxygen and developed complications as a result. The girl, now 20, is seriously disabled as she wasn’t given oxygen for 30 minutes when she was hospitalized. She suffered respiratory arrest and “turned blue” due to the inadequate ventilation. Sadly, the 5-month old was severely brain damaged and will require round-the-clock care for the rest of her life. An upfront medical negligence payment of £2.1 million was awarded for her care, with yearly payments of £203,000 throughout her life. Considering her life expectancy, this settlement is valued at £19.8 million. Could You Be Entitled to a Compensation? If you or your loved one have been a victim of medical negligence, you may be able to pursue a medical negligence claim. Medical negligence cases include everything from minor errors in the emergency room to life-changing birth injuries and, depending on the severity of the injury, the claimant will be awarded a settlement that caters their significant needs. While medical negligence can result in life-changing injuries which no amount of money can fully compensate, a financial compensation will help the victim receive the treatment they need for the rest of their life. Do not hesitate to reach out to us at Medical Negligence Direct if you believe you or your loved one have been mistreated during medical care. Our panel of medical negligence solicitors will assess your case and let you know whether you can make a claim on a No win no fee.
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  6. Sometimes it can be difficult to know whether the illness or injury you suffered was as a result of medical negligence, or it was a consequence of something else. Medical Negligence is a complex part of law, but with the right knowledge, you can make the best decisions for your health and future. Here are 12 things you need to know about medical negligence claims: 1. Legal Terms A medical or clinical negligence claim is when a patient sues a medical practitioner or hospital to obtain compensation due to the unacceptable standard of care they received from such individual or institution. 2. Finding a Medical Negligence Solicitor It is important that you seek the support of a specialist medical negligence solicitor, as their experience and knowledge can help you secure the compensation you deserve. 3. No Win No Fee Agreements You can make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there will be no upfront cost to you, until your claim is successful. 4. How Long it Might Take The medical negligence claims process leading up to trial can take anywhere between eighteen months to three years, and longer sometimes. The amount of time will depend on the complexity of your case. 5. How Much You Might be Awarded Each medical negligence case is unique, and the compensation award you may receive will generally depend on the severity of injury, time of recovery, impact on health, loss of earnings and any care equipment you may need. 6. You Will Likely Not Go to Court Most medical negligence cases are settled before they reach a court trial. The defense will likely offer a commensurate financial settlement. 7. Who You Can Claim Against You can sue any medical professional or hospital if they have caused you avoidable harm. 8. You Will Need Proof It is important that you keep records of every record related to your case, no matter how irrelevant it may seem. Your medical negligence solicitor will review these records and advice you on the best step to take. 9. Medical Expert Requirements Your solicitor will likely seek the opinion of an independent medical expert to determine if there was a breach of duty in your case. 10. Types of Medical Negligence Claims There are different types of medical negligence claims, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, pregnancy and birth injuries, and cancer misdiagnosis. To know more about negligence claims visit here. 11. Time Limits It is usually expected that a medical negligence claim is made within three years of the incidence. But exceptions may apply: under-18 patient, date of knowledge of the negligence and death of patient. 12. Filing a Medical Negligence Claim Seek the advice and support of a medical negligence solicitor. They can guide you through the process and help secure the compensation you deserve.
  7. Immigrant Workers on the Frontlines Immigrants disproportionately make up frontline workers in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, not just as healthcare professionals, but also as grocers, clerks, cleaners, and janitors. These immigrants are serving in frontline jobs during the pandemic while the healthcare system is overwhelmed and many of them already lack healthcare, job security, and other protections afforded to other individuals. To read the full article, please go to this page.
  8. Companies the produce or make products available to the public that have design flaws or defective parts are responsible for any injuries that may results. This includes E-bikes that are growing in popularity around big cities in the United States, including Las Vegas that have caused numerous accidents and crashes. What is an E-Bike and Why Have They Become Dangerous? An E-bike is a bicycle that is equipped with a battery and motor. Typically, these bikes can travel between 16 to 28 miles per hour. They are popular in big cities because they are an easy way to get around traffic congestion that would limit motor vehicle travel. Riders can purchase E-bikes in bicycle stores or rent them by the hour or day at kiosks that are located throughout busy parts of a city. Several E-bikes manufactured outside the United States and sold online and in independent bike stores under the name of Trek and Electric Bike Company between 2017 to 2019 have been recalled. These bikes have an issue with the front fender bolt unthreading that causes the front wheel to detach. So far, this problem has caused at least one known spinal cord injury. Recently, a fleet of over 1,000 Citi Bikes were pulled from service in New York City because of a problem with their electric pedal-assist and brakes. When riders have stopped short, including cases were they needed to stop short because of a pedestrian stepping in their path, they have flown head-over-heels before slamming into the ground. Riders injured by Citi Bikes have experienced broken bones and joint injuries. What Can People Do to Protect Themselves? Individuals who own or rent E-bikes should do show cautiously and check to see if their bikes are on a recall list. Before riding any bike, riders should: Check to make sure both wheels are tight and not wobbly Test out the brakes so that they are familiar with how sensitive they are Wear a bicycle helmet to reduce their risk of head injury Compensation through Las Vegas Personal Injury Laws Las Vegas residents who are injured by defective products are entitled to compensation for their injuries. However, in most cases, they must file their personal injury claim before the four-year statute of limitations for product liability runs out. One exception to this rule may be if an individual was previously injured while riding an E-bike but did not originally attribute their injury to the bike being defective and instead, blaming themselves for injuries. THE PATRIOT LAW FIRM
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  10. Choosing the right attorney to represent them following an accident in an Uber or Lyft rideshare may help injured passengers obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Rideshare applications have gained increasing popularity as a method for getting from point A to point B. Uber, the leader in the ride-hailing app market, reports that as of December of 2018, its drivers complete 14 million trips every day. As the number of rideshare drivers and trips increase on the roads, however, so too do the number of collisions involving Uber and Lyft drivers and their passengers. Read more : HERE.
  11. After a divorce, changes in the lifestyle of either party can require changes in the divorce agreements, and this is often done through post-decree adjustments. If the particular condition of the divorce is considered immune to modifications, a post-decree adjustment is the only way to effectively make a change. Often these changes are related to child custody and support. Here is a closer look at when a post-decree adjustment may be appropriate and how to go about requesting one. When Is a Post-Decree Adjustment Necessary? A post-decree adjustment may be necessary in the event of job status changes that bring significant changes in income, which in turn affect the child’s support levels. It may also be needed if a child’s needs change significantly enough to require a change in child custody or support arrangements. These changes must be substantial, however, as the Illinois courts are hesitant to change the divorce decree. One common situation that may elicit a post-decree adjustment is if the custodial parent decides to move away from the child’s primary residence. If the move is 25 miles or more away, it may be considered a change substantial enough to require modification of the custody arrangement through a post-decree adjustment. Another common example includes serious disability or illness of the custodial parent. If the custodial parent can no longer effectively care for the child’s physical and emotional needs, protecting the child may require a change in the custody arrangements. Similarly, if the child becomes disabled or requires serious medical care, the courts may change the custody arrangement through the post-decree adjustment to ensure the child’s needs are met. Finally, changes in income can warrant this adjustment, but only if they are significant. Complete job loss or a huge promotion can mean changes in support and custody arrangements are needed. Illinois Laws About Post-Decree Paperwork Are Strict In the state of Illinois, those interested in a post-decree is hard to come by, because the laws are quite strict. Most will work with a child custody attorney to ensure the necessary paperwork is properly filed. It also requires a high level of proof that the change is warranted. In these instances, the courts do not look as closely at what is in the child’s best interests and look more closely at the changes that warrant a post-decree adjustment. - The Law Offices of Scott D. Rogoff, P.C.
  12. Thanks to the quality of our medical professionals, the UK healthcare system is one of the best in the world. As a result, medical negligence is an uncommon occurrence. However, things do go wrong at times, possibly due to poor medical experience or under funding leading to below-par staffing. Medical negligence can have life-altering effects on patients who are left to suffer the result of an error, mistake or breach of duty on the part of a medical professional. Though many victims of medical negligence just wish to hold the negligent professional(s) to account, compensation for damages is also key as it will help the patient get back to the position they were before the negligent act. In order to make a successful medical negligence claim, it is important that you understand how the process works so you can make the best decisions. This article is a brief guide to claiming compensation for medical negligence. However, you must take note that each claim is unique, so if you are unsure about the next step to take, it is best to consult medical negligence solicitors. How can I make a complaint? If holding the negligent healthcare professional to account means more to you, the first step to filing a complaint is to write a letter to the doctor who treated you or the hospital trust. This could give you closure you need, and assurance that such incident will never happen again. However, if the negligent care has affected your financial capacity and caused you injury, you may need to make a medical negligence claim for compensation. This is when you need to consult a medical negligence solicitor for help. Who can I claim against? You can file a medical negligence claim against anyone who owes you a duty of care. This could include doctors, dentists, hospital trusts, cosmetic surgeons. Whether they are privately funded or a part of the NHS, you can make a claim against any medical professional who has breach a duty of care. How much can I claim? Each medical negligence claim is unique. This means that the compensation you receive will depend on the specifics of your situation. However, certain general guidelines apply for negligence cases and, with the aid of a medical negligence claim calculator, you can have an idea what to expect as settlement. For instance, childbirth negligence could be awarded compensation of up to £121,000. What evidence do I need to claim compensation? To increase your chances of success, you need to prove that the healthcare practitioner was negligent, and the negligence caused you an injury or loss. This is why the importance of keeping all your medical records cannot be overemphasized. Your solicitor will also ask if you have suffered a loss of earnings, or if you have had to take care of travel and medical visits as a result of your case. How do I find a medical negligence solicitor You need to find a medical negligence lawyer experienced in handling cases similar to yours so you can get your desired results. You can reach out to others who have experienced medical negligence in the past; they may recommend a specialist solicitor. A reputable solicitor should also make it possible for you to contact their previous clients so you can ask about the solicitor’s handling of their case. How do I fund my claim? Funding is a primary concern for many potential medical negligence claimants. However, there’s no need for panic as most cases are funded through a medical negligence no win no fee UK (Conditional Fee Agreement). This agreement is designed to ensure there is no financial risk to you. After your first meeting with your no win no fee medical negligence solicitor, the strength of your case will be evaluated, and you will be advised if you can pursue a claim or not. Final Thoughts: Medical negligence claims are usually complex and even distressing at times, especially without the right kind of support. This is why you need a proven medical negligence solicitor – one who will walk you through the process and help you make the right decisions. With this support system in place, your chances of a successful claim will be high.
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  18. Given the complex nature of medical practice, it is little wonder even seemingly small errors can have life-changing or even life-ending impact on the victims of negligence. In many cases, medical negligence victims are forced to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of a doctor’s mistake. Despite the life-altering effects of negligence, some victims do not pursue medical negligence claims. Many patients are simply unsure if the injury or illness they suffered occurred as a result of medical negligence. Some mistakenly assume that errors are sometimes inevitable in the hospital, so no one is responsible for any resulting injuries or illnesses. This is why knowledge of the most common types of negligence can help you determine if you have a case. DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS Misdiagnosis– Diagnosis is the first step after a patient is admitted to a medical establishment, and correctly diagnosing what is wrong is crucial to treating a medical condition. Sadly, some doctors make hurried conclusions because of a patient’s age or weight, even when these factors do not directly impact the patient’s current condition. If a doctor fails to recognize symptoms, makes assumptions or diagnoses incorrectly, misdiagnosis claims solicitors can help you file claim for compensation. Note: A doctor’s evaluation and recommendation may only qualify as misdiagnosis if he/she fails to do what other doctors would have done in a similar medical situation, causing the patient harm as a result. Delayed Diagnosis- Delayed diagnosis is similar to misdiagnosis. In this situation, the doctor may have made an inaccurate diagnosis at the onset before the patient eventually receives the correct diagnosis. Medical Claims Solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation in this case if it is determined that other doctors would have accurately diagnosed the same ailment in a timely manner. For instance, the doctor may have failed to recommend a test that would have led to the right diagnosis. The delay in providing correct diagnosis can worsen a patient’s condition, and have life-changing consequences. Birth Obstetric Claims– Birth injuries are one of the most painful types of medical negligence. Expecting parents wear joy on their faces; they invest lots of time and effort making plans for the baby’s nursery and what it will grow up to be. Every possible detail is planned. However, it is impossible for them to plan for the consequences of a birth injury caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Many factors can cause birth injury. The obstetrician may have provided inadequate prenatal care, even if the mother received treatment afterwards for her health and that of her unborn baby. There could also be negligence during childbirth, leading to injuries to the baby or its mother. If those injuries could have been prevented, it is likely that medical negligence has occurred. In this case, you can pursue birth obstetric claims to seek compensation. Appendix Negligence Claim– Statistics confirm that appendicitis is a relatively common condition that will affect six in hundred persons in the UK. Reports in the UK also show that appendicitis is the most frequent cause of emergency admissions in medical establishments for abdominal surgery. If left untreated, the inflamed appendix will rupture and spread infection into the abdominal cavity. Unfortunately, this condition is not always correctly diagnosed. While diagnosing the condition may be difficult in some cases since it is at a very early stage, there are often cases where healthcare professionals fail to identify the condition despite clinical examinations and the patient’s history strongly indicating the presence of appendicitis. In this case, delayed diagnosis may cause the appendix to perforate, leading to more extensive surgical process that would have otherwise been carried out. If you have suffered an injury as a result of failure on the part of a doctor to provide adequate advice and correct treatment options, you may be able to pursue a medical negligence appendix claim. FINAL THOUGHTS – Keep in mind that the list above is not comprehensive. However, medical negligence maintains a consistent theme: a healthcare provider fails to provide the expected level of care to his or her patients. Medical negligence takes place if the care provided falls short of accepted medical standards of care, and the healthcare provider may be held liable if this negligence causes injury or illness to a patient.
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  20. Experiencing medical negligence can be a devastating and distressing ordeal for anyone, and can have serious life-changing effects well into the future of such one. A person who has suffered an illness or injury as a result of substandard medical care may struggle with the physical, emotional and financial setbacks that come with the events leading up to their new lifestyle. If your health has suffered harm due to substandard healthcare, it is important for you to know that you can make a claim for compensation. This compensation can help you live a comfortable and independent life. But you may be wondering how you can pursue your claim for compensation and gain access to the financial support you deserve. This guide is designed to show you how simple the medical negligence claims process can be for those suffering an illness or injury from below-par care. Know What Counts as Medical Negligence This is medical care which falls short of acceptable standards of a healthcare professional, and has directly caused an injury, worsened an existing condition or in severe cases, has directly caused the death of a patient. A medical negligence claim can be made if a medical professional was responsible for your care, and failed to conform to acceptable standards of medical care. You can also file a claim for compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of the substandard care, or the injury you suffered has caused you physical or psychological harm. Whether you have suffered an injury or illness due to careless medical procedure, misdiagnosis, or wrong medication, a medical negligence solicitor can pursue a claim on your behalf. 2. Consult the Right Medical Negligence Solicitor for your Claim Medical negligence claims can be a complex and drawn out process. Finding the right legal support is key to making a successful claim, with compensation worth thousands or even millions of dollars as reward. Most medical negligence solicitors claim to be experts, so it is important that you find one that is especially suited to your case. Your solicitor will need to enlist the services of medical and financial experts to help win your case. Medical experts will review your medical records, identify how your healthcare provider breached his/her duty of care, ascertain the extent of damage you suffered from the negligence, and establish the acceptable standard of care you need. Financial experts will help calculate the future loss of income, determine the value of your medical care both in the present and future, and establish the impact of the negligence on your family. 3. Keep Track of Your Medical Records Medical records provide vital details about the patient’s history that help independent medical experts establish the likely cause of the individual’s condition and potential implications of injuries sustained. They also help medical experts determine whether the patient had any pre-existing medical conditions that could have an effect on the incident that occurred. As a result, it is important to keep track of all documents related to your case, such as test results, prescriptions, written instructions before tests were conducted, discharge papers from the emergency room or hospital, and any correspondence connecting you and your healthcare provider. 4. Going to Court If your solicitor has successfully put your records together and the defendant denies responsibility and is unwilling to negotiate a settlement, the court may be your next port of call. Your solicitor will guide you through the entire process and represent your interests in court. 5. Beware of Time Limits and Exceptions Typically, there is a three-year time limit for a claimant to file for compensation. This time period begins from the moment you learn that your injury or illness is a direct result of medical negligence. It is at this time you realize that you are injured, that you think your injury was caused by medical negligence, and you know the person or institution responsible. It is possible to learn about your injury later than the date of the incident. For instance, if you are a victim of wrongful prescription or have been misdiagnosed, it is very likely that the date of knowledge will be much later than the date when the negligent act occurred. However, there are exceptions to the three-year time limit. If the claimant had a mental disability or was under the age of 18 at the time of the medical negligence, the time limit will only start from the moment they recover from the disability and turn 18 respectively. If the patient has suffered a permanent disability due to medical negligence, the time limit does not apply. Instead, family members can put forward a claim on behalf of such one. Know more click here.
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  22. Choosing legal representatives is a very important part of any legal process. Your choice of solicitor can spell the difference between a thoroughly handled case and a ‘disaster-class’, success and failure, the right award for compensation and a missed shot at getting justice. A medical negligence claim is no different. The result of poor medical care can be devastating, potentially causing prolonged recovery period or long-term pain and suffering. This is why you must seek help and support from a specialist medical negligence solicitors. However, not everyone who claims to be a top medical negligence lawyer is an expert. Some lawyers may have been specialists in personal injury law for years and are now making a foray into medical negligence — a field where they are very inexperienced. Here are some of the things you need to consider when choosing a medical negligence solicitor: DO YOUR RESEARCH You may ask for recommendations from family and friends who have successfully managed medical negligence situations in the past. These recommendations are a good way to start. However, you must ensure the recommended solicitors suit your personal situation. Personal recommendations are very valuable when it comes to medical negligence, but you should still carry out your own research. The internet is one of the best research sources. Make a note of reputable medical negligence solicitors that appeal to you and look them up on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme. Under the solicitor’s entry, you will find a sub-heading titled ‘Areas of Practice’. If you do not find medical negligence in this list, then this is not a solicitor for your case. SPECIALTY AND EXPERIENCE Medical negligence is a highly specialized legal field. As a result, you should only consider working with a firm of medical negligence solicitors dedicated to cases like yours. When looking up a firm’s website, check if the solicitors there are accredited members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). The AvMA is the UK charity set up for the safety and justice of patients. A solicitor who is part of the Law Society and AvMA is a strong fit for medical negligence cases. INTERVIEW Once you are done with your research, it is now time to get personal with your chosen solicitors. This is a crucial part of your decision making as medical negligence cases are usually long and complex. You must feel confident and comfortable with your medical negligence lawyer throughout this process. During the interview, try to discern how approachable they are, and if they are readily available to respond to your queries. FINAL THOUGHTS Choosing a medical negligence solicitor is a very crucial part of any medical negligence claims. Ensure you choose the right one so you do not miss out on an opportunity to seek justice and receive the compensation you deserve. Read More....
  23. Given the complex nature of medical practice, it is little wonder even seemingly small errors can have life-changing or even life-ending impact on the victims of negligence. In many cases, medical negligence victims are forced to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of a doctor’s mistake. Despite the life-altering effects of negligence, some victims do not pursue medical negligence claims. Many patients are simply unsure if the injury or illness they suffered occurred as a result of medical negligence. Some mistakenly assume that errors are sometimes inevitable in the hospital, so no one is responsible for any resulting injuries or illnesses. This is why knowledge of the most common types of negligence can help you determine if you have a case. Different Types of Medical Negligence Claims Misdiagnosis– Diagnosis is the first step after a patient is admitted to a medical establishment, and correctly diagnosing what is wrong is crucial to treating a medical condition. Sadly, some doctors make hurried conclusions because of a patient’s age or weight, even when these factors do not directly impact the patient’s current condition. If a doctor fails to recognize symptoms, makes assumptions or diagnoses incorrectly, misdiagnosis claims solicitors can help you file claim for compensation. Note: A doctor’s evaluation and recommendation may only qualify as misdiagnosis if he/she fails to do what other doctors would have done in a similar medical situation, causing the patient harm as a result. Delayed Diagnosis- Delayed diagnosis is similar to misdiagnosis. In this situation, the doctor may have made an inaccurate diagnosis at the onset before the patient eventually receives the correct diagnosis. Medical claims solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation in this case if it is determined that other doctors would have accurately diagnosed the same ailment in a timely manner. For instance, the doctor may have failed to recommend a test that would have led to the right diagnosis. The delay in providing correct diagnosis can worsen a patient’s condition, and have life-changing consequences. Birth Obstetric Claims– Birth injuries are one of the most painful types of medical negligence. Expecting parents wear joy on their faces; they invest lots of time and effort making plans for the baby’s nursery and what it will grow up to be. Every possible detail is planned. However, it is impossible for them to plan for the consequences of a birth injury caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Many factors can cause birth injury. The obstetrician may have provided inadequate prenatal care, even if the mother received treatment afterwards for her health and that of her unborn baby. There could also be negligence during childbirth, leading to injuries to the baby or its mother. If those injuries could have been prevented, it is likely that medical negligence has occurred. In this case, you can pursue birth obstetric claims to seek compensation. Appendix Negligence Claims– Statistics confirm that appendicitis is a relatively common condition that will affect six in hundred persons in the UK. Reports in the UK also show that appendicitis is the most frequent cause of emergency admissions in medical establishments for abdominal surgery. If left untreated, the inflamed appendix will rupture and spread infection into the abdominal cavity. Unfortunately, this condition is not always correctly diagnosed. While diagnosing the condition may be difficult in some cases since it is at a very early stage, there are often cases where healthcare professionals fail to identify the condition despite clinical examinations and the patient’s history strongly indicating the presence of appendicitis. In this case, delayed diagnosis may cause the appendix to perforate, leading to more extensive surgical process that would have otherwise been carried out. If you have suffered an injury as a result of failure on the part of a doctor to provide adequate advice and correct treatment options, you may be able to pursue a medical negligence appendix claim. Final Thoughts – Keep in mind that the list above is not comprehensive. However, medical negligence maintains a consistent theme: a healthcare provider fails to provide the expected level of care to his or her patients. Medical negligence takes place if the care provided falls short of accepted medical standards of care, and the healthcare provider may be held liable if this negligence causes injury or illness to a patient. For more read here...
  24. The Law Offices of Roger W. StelkKnowing what other couples say they wish they knew before getting divorced can help spouses prepare for financial setbacks and minimize damage to their long-term goals. The following are some changes divorced couples have experienced and things they say they wish they had known in advance. Federal Income Tax May Increase Federal income tax liability often increases significantly after a divorce. In many cases, it may have been years since the divorcee filed individual taxes, resulting in an unpleasant surprise when it comes time to pay federal income tax. Online tax calculators or financial advisors can help divorcing spouses compare married filing jointly to filing as individuals so they can make appropriate changes that minimize the shock of filing as a single taxpayer. Overall Costs May Increase Many couples work as a team when it comes to making payments and covering costs, whether for bills or leisurely activities such as dinner parties and vacation expenses. Individuals may find that many of these costs go up after a divorce. In many cases, divorcing couples may still opt to share a family phone plan, for instance, but if one party switches carriers, this could also increase costs for each party. Other expenses such as car insurance will also likely increase as plans change, discounts expire, and the general cost of living rises. Spousal Support Considerations Maintenance payments in Illinois are determined by evaluating each spouse’s income and the length of the marriage. In some cases, spousal support payments can account for 20% or more of a divorcing spouse’s income. Sometimes, however, the courts may determine that spousal maintenance is not appropriate. Since spousal support can significantly impact the financial future of both spouses, divorce lawyers often help their clients evaluate the probability of court-ordered maintenance in advance. Retirement Plans Could Change Significantly Individuals may find that, after a divorce, retirement goals may become more difficult, or easier to achieve. If costs increase, it may become harder to invest as much into a 401(k) account, making it necessary in many cases to change plans. On the other hand, divorce can improve financial situations for some people, putting retirement plans within reach. https://stelklaw.com/blog/
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  26. Each year, tens of thousands of people throughout the U.S. suffer injuries on carnival and amusement park rides; many as a result of falling. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that amusement attractions, including fixed and mobile rides, inflatables, waterslides, and shopping mall and restaurant rides caused 42,329 injuries in 2018. Carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks are a popular entertainment source for people in Nevada. However, the fun may come to a frightening and often life-changing end when victims fall from rides. Causes of Amusement Ride Falls Falls and other amusement park ride accidents are caused by a number of factors. In some cases, these deadly accidents are caused by park owner or operator negligence. Poor maintenance could lead to mechanical failures that allow riders to fall. The employee running the ride may not have received adequate training on its safe operation and the potential hazards to watch out for. Defective safety features and ride design flaws, as well as actions on the part of ride passengers, may also result in falls from carnival and amusement park rides. When another party’s negligence contributed to their falls, those injured in amusement park accidents may have cause to seek compensation. Victims may recover damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic losses. Common Carnival and Amusement Ride Injuries Adults and children may experience a range of injuries after falling from an amusement attraction. Some falls result in less serious injuries, including bruises, cuts, and broken bones. Others, however, may leave people with severe brain, head, neck, or back injuries. Many rides are fast-moving and take passengers to significant heights. Consequently, the injuries suffered due to falls from such attractions may be fatal. Just last year, for instance, a 10-year old girl suffered fatal injuries when she was ejected from a New Jersey amusement park ride called the “Xtreme.” As cars spin and the ride rotates in the opposite direction, a lap bar is all that protects passengers. Although the accident is under investigation, the lap bars have a history of failing. Staying Safe Many amusement ride falls could have been prevented. Following posted safety instructions as well as those verbally provided by ride operators, reading warnings, and reconsidering taking the ride when medical conditions exist can help riders stay safe. By Bradshaw Law LLC
  27. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offers a website, Nursing Home Compare, that enables consumers to view inspection reports on safety violations for abuse and neglect in certified nursing homes. Abuse and Neglect Violations Nursing Home Compare allows people to search by location and/or nursing home name for facilities with Five-Star Ratings on quality care. Facilities with less than 5-Star Ratings or citations for abuse and/or neglect are marked with specific red icons that alert consumers to safety violations. Nursing Home Compare provides consumers with valuable information on the quality of care in Medicare and Medicaid funded facilities across the country. It allows consumers to select multiple nursing homes and compare their reports and ratings on health inspections, staffing levels, and resident care which are the basis for quality ratings that range from 1 to 5 stars. Ratings and reports are updated monthly, so consumers have the latest information available. By comparing information, families can choose a nursing home with better care and fewer injuries caused by abuse and neglect cases seen by nursing home abuse lawyers each year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented Nursing Home Compare in 1998, but new information is added continually. Recently, five new quality care measures were added to the Nursing Home Compare website to clarify how quality care ratings are calculated. The Five-Star Quality Rating is based on Medicare and Medicaid claims for the percentage of: short-term residents discharged successfully back into the community short-term residents admitted to outpatient hospital emergency departments short-term residents re-admitted to hospitals after nursing home admission short-term residents with improvements in normal function long-term residents with worsened abilities to move freely or function independently A sixth quality care measure is based on the use of anti-anxiety or hypnotic medications given to nursing home residents. It is not presently included in the Five-Star Quality Rating calculations because of difficulty establishing benchmarks for acceptable use of these medications. Nursing Home Compare information only applies to Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities. These facilities are regulated at the federal level by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Illinois, state nursing homes are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Strom & Associates
  28. Cook County first installment property tax bills which are due on March 3, 2020, are now available online. This year’s first installment bill was calculated at 55% of last year’s total bill. To find the property’s tax bill on the Treasurer’s website, a property owner will need to know the 14-digit Property Identification Number. Property owners can pay the property tax bill in installments as long as the full amount is paid by the March 3 deadline. Northern Suburbs Properties Re-Assessed Cook County is divided into three regions for assessment purposes, and re-assessments take place every three years. This year, the northern suburbs will receive tax bills that reflect their region’s re-assessment. This the first time property owners will see the outcome of the new assessment methodology. Property owners can appeal their tax bills regardless if it’s their region’s turn for re-assessment, but there is only a month-long window for each town. Owners can check the deadlines on the Cook County Assessor’s Website. Appealing in the year the property was re-assessed maximizes the potential savings. The current tax bill is for the previous year. While the appeals process is taking place, property taxes will still need to be paid. If the appeal is successful, the adjustment will impact the second property tax bill that will arrive later this year. Property owners can also file a Certificate of Error if there is a factual inaccuracy, like the wrong property classification or incorrect square footage. Appealing Property Tax Assessments Before a Cook County property tax lawyer appeals the assessment, he or she will typically review various types of property data, including the current market value, use of the property, recent improvements made, and other characteristics. Commercial properties are handled differently because more documents are necessary, including a Real Estate Valuation Appeal form. This form contains the owner’s estimate of the current fair market value of the property, as well as a description of the basis of alleged overassessment. Commercial property owners might also need to include a property summary sheet, owner/lessee verification affidavit, detailed income and expense data, vacancy affidavit, and more. Documents can be submitted through the Cook County Assessor’s website. Law Offices of Gary H Smith, P.C.
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