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By MedicalNegligence [November 12th, 2019]
Some injuries to the mother are relatively normal, with some pain, discomfort and incontinence likely to last for a few weeks. However, many women suffer tears, pelvic fractures and muscle damage that are not diagnosed, or are misdiagnosed at the time. Undetected injuries can also go unreported after the event, even if symptoms continue for a long time. This can be because the mother may consider they are the normal after-effects of childbirth. Some conditions, such as incontinence, are also embarrassing for some new mothers to discuss. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [August 18th, 2018]
One of the often asked questions about a personal injury claim is, "what is my injury worth?" Unfortunately, the answer is not very satisfying. For most people, no amount of money is enough to pay for their injury. Money cannot heal broken bodies; money cannot restore a person's dignity and a feeling of self worth; money cannot bring back a lost loved one. That being said, money is about the only way we have of trying to make up for an injury or a loss of life. This means that someone must place a value on each injury, each life, and there are some very harsh realities when that happens. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [August 18th, 2018]
LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by ophthalmologists using a laser. LASIK is similar to other surgical corrective procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) though it provides benefits such as faster patient recovery. Both LASIK and PRK represent advances over radial keratotomy in the surgical treatment of vision problems, and are thus viable alternatives to wearing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses for many patients. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [April 10th, 2018]
Medical malpractice is a doctor's failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. A lawyer that knows about medical problems and medical laws is needed to help a claim reach the courts in the fastest, accurate, and most complete way possible. A medical malpractice lawyer will work with the hospital system and legal system to find out what your rights and legal options are. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Medical malpractice is a doctor's failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. A lawyer that knows about medical problems & medical laws is needed to help a claim reach the courts in the fastest, accurate, and most complete way possible. A medical malpractice lawyer will work with the hospital system & legal system to find out what your rights and legal options are. While you or someone you know gets better or recovers from a medical mistake or injury, the medical malpractice attorney fights for your legal rights. .... >> MORE


By Bill Lloyd, MD [October 11th, 2016]
You can hardly turn on the TV or the radio without hearing ads about a new, low-cost eye surgery to rid you of those bothersome glasses or contacts. In fact, LASIK is one of the most frequently performed operations in America. But how can you be sure you're not playing Russian roulette with your eyes? Look for an experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist. Ask direct questions regarding your surgeon's experience and complication rate. .... >> MORE


By State Bar of Wisconsin [October 11th, 2016]
Your HIV status is an issue which may come up in civil lawsuits. Unlike criminal cases, in civil cases, you are not being charged with a crime and cannot go to jail. Instead, you are being sued, or are suing someone, for some sort of harm. Guilty parties in civil lawsuits usually have to pay money damages, but they may also be required to undergo training and stop the behavior that led to the lawsuit. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Taking employee money for benefits and failing to pay or provide those benefits is a serious crime punishable in many cases by prison. Make sure however that there is no explanation and diligently try to resolve the issue first-it could be simple clerical error at either company. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Medical malpractice is a broad term generally used to describe any treatment, lack of treatment, or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, health care, or safety on the part of a health care provider that causes harm to a patient. Examples of medical malpractice can take many forms, too numerous to list. Medical malpractice can include, however, misdiagnosis, improper treatment, failure to treat, delay in treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow-up, prescription errors, etc. In many instances, medical malpractice is not obvious to a lay-person and requires the review and analysis by medical experts. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
If someone else is more at fault for your injury than you are, you may be able to make a claim against that person or business and their insurance company, if any. The type of accident and the cause of the accident may affect whether you are entitled to compensation. .... >> MORE


By John Pinoth [October 11th, 2016]
The law often says that employers must pay for all medical care related to the accident, so they control which doctors you may see. If you decide to go to your own doctor you'll be responsible for the bills. In limited circumstances, an employer's workers' compensation insurance company will authorize a doctor of your choice. The earlier you make the request the more likely the Workers' Compensation insurance carrier will authorize a doctor of your choice. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Select the best type of plan for you... This will depend on the length of time you need the coverage; how much money you have in savings or are willing to risk; your plans for having children; the doctors your prefer; cost; and most importantly your health. .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra Blindness Class Action Lawsuit Viagra warning Viagra was introduced in 1998 and had .... >> MORE


By World Law Direct [October 11th, 2016]
Many doctors, sensing that they have made a medical error, resist turning over copies of medical records to their patients. Your first step should .... >> MORE


By WORLDLawDirect [October 11th, 2016]
Be safe and know your rights! .... >> MORE