Child sexual abuse has become a silent epidemic in the U.S. It occurs in homes, churches, hospitals and more. Sexual abuse of children is tragically common; one out of every three girls and one out of every eight boys will be sexually abused by age 18. Of these abuses, 80 to 90 percent are committed…

Following an auto accident, you may visualize resolving the conflict through a full-blown trial with witnesses, lawyers and a judge. However, there are many reasons why proceeding to trial may not be the ideal choice. Trials can be long, expensive, risky, and unpredictable. Courts are overloaded with cases; many newly filed cases do not get…

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by another driver, there are several legal options available. Most cases are settled before reaching trial through negotiations and compromise. In fact, only about 2 percent of injured people end up filing a lawsuit, according to the Rand Institute for Civil Justice. Usually, with a…

When you are injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident you will most likely require immediate medical care at the emergency room. While this is critical, it is also very important to maintain ongoing care – if necessary – to restore you to your health prior to the injury, as much as possible. We…

If you have been harmed in an auto accident due to another driver’s mistake, it is understandable to think you have a “slam dunk” case. However, insurance companies often will see your claim much differently. Even if the other driver was clearly at fault and caused you substantial injury, dealing with insurance companies can be…

The FDA has called into question the viability and reliability of metal-on-metal hip implants. For the thousands of patients who are currently experiencing or have formerly dealt with complications due to these devices, the road to healing and renewed health can be arduous. The recent influx in litigation surrounding metal-on-metal hip implants shines a light…

An increasing number of safety advocates are pushing for a change in the language we use to describe traffic crashes. They argue that calling crashes “accidents” removes blame from at-fault drivers, and makes crashes seem like an act of fate. After all, human error is the number one cause of traffic incidents. Safety advocates –…

January 2016 saw pathological gambling added to the possible side effects for the drug Abilify (aripiprazole), which is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat patients with a variety of mental health disorders. May 2016 has seen an additional warning from the FDA centered around Abilify and other drugs containing aripiprazole. In addition to the compulsivity…

Medical error and patient death have become a far too common pairing. A new study released by the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, has placed medical error as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming over 251,000 victims per year. Published on May 3,…

Cell phones have never been more integrated into our everyday life than they are now. We can use them to navigate, keep in touch with friends, and check our email at a moment’s notice. But you should always exercise extreme caution when using your cell phone while driving. Many people think they can text and…

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