Amidst growing concern over safety issues with IVC filters, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning recommending caution medical devices. IVC filters are surgically implanted into a patient’s inferior vena cava vein, which brings blood from the lower part of the body back to the heart. The small, cage-like filters are designed…

As long as we have had dogs as pets, there have been dog bite accidents. In 2015, there were 34 deaths related to dog bites in the U.S. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers combined accounted for 91% of these fatal attacks. Last year, 14 of the 34 fatality victims were children aged 9 and under, and…

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more elderly drivers are out on America’s roadways. Senior citizens (people over age 65) can be very good drivers, but as their vision, hearing and motor skills worsen, the incidence of motor vehicle accidents increases. In 2012, there were 5,560 people 65 and older killed and 214,000 injured in…

Medical Malpractice Basics Medical malpractice is a serious problem in the U.S. In fact, it is now the third leading cause of death following heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Experts estimate that medical errors kill approximately 200,000 Americans annually. In 2012, over $3 billion was expended in…

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…

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