If you’re planning on filing a lawsuit, you probably have what you believe to be evidence that you were wronged in some regard. Understanding evidence, however, does take some real legal knowledge. In fact, you may find that, upon meeting with your attorney, they don’t really believe that the things you consider to be evidence […]
CNN reported that a police department in Washington is facing a lawsuit over violating the rights of inmates. The reporting details that 11 women and 1 man are suing a police department over alleged instances where the inmates—who were all arrested on suspicion of drunk driving—were recorded while they were undressing and using the toilet. […]
The idea behind a lawsuit is to give a person who was wronged because of another person’s negligence away to get compensated. This can include suing manufacturers for putting dangerous products out on the market when they should’ve known better, suing motorists who are prone to driving dangerously and end up hurting or killing someone […]
Unfortunately, many dog owners are not responsible with their animals. In fact, it’s quite reasonable to argue that the biggest cause of dog bites has nothing to do with dogs, but with the people who are in charge of taking care of those dogs. There are differences on a state-by-state basis as to how much […]
For parents with children in daycare, a nightmare scenario seems to be unfolding in Ohio. According to NewsOK, a daycare worker has been arrested on two counts of rape. The woman, according to the article, had engaged in sexual conduct with an infant and made a video of herself doing it. Police claim that they […]
If you’ve gotten emails that appear to be from a friend of yours but that were actually from LinkedIn giving a pitch for the website, you’re not alone. In fact, a lawsuit has been filed against the business social networking website alleging that the company breaks into email accounts, uses the contact list to send […]
Today, it’s not uncommon for companies with whom people do very casual business – cellular phone companies, Internet service providers, etc. – to have some very sensitive information about their clients. For example, Social Security numbers are routinely used as forms of identification and many companies require that information in order to open an account. […]
There are instances when a personal injury attorney may turn down your claim. This may leave you wondering if there is any hope for justice but, keep in mind the fact that civil lawsuits are not really about justice; they’re about compensation. If you’ve been turned down as a client by an attorney, some or […]
Some of the largest jury awards are actually handed out to children. These occur in cases involving medical malpractice during birth, car accidents that permanently damage a child and in other cases. Obviously, a child cannot enter into a contract or take any other legal action of their own accord. Parents are the ones who […]
A class-action lawsuit is a lawsuit seeking monetary award for damages done to a large number of people. Frequent class-action lawsuits occur against corporations for some product defectiveness or defective drug problem. A class action lawsuit typically does not get the individual plaintiffs much money in awards, but class action suits are effective in changing […]
Medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence committed by health care providers, resulting in injury or death to the affected patient. When a medical professional fails to perform up to industry-set standards, or when he or she behaves carelessly, a patient may suffer needless harm. Common examples of medical malpractice include hospital negligence, nursing […]
Due to complex issues involved in drug and medical device claims, discussing your case with an attorney who is experienced in the area is a good way to ensure a thorough evaluation of your case.
Your legal rights in connection with drugs purchased from foreign countries may differ from the rights you have when you purchase drugs from the US market. If you would like to learn more about prescription drug liability and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer […]
My doctor prescribed a drug for treatment but failed to tell me it was part of an experimental program. What can I do?
Your physician had a duty to tell you that the drug was part of an experimental program and you had the right to refuse to participate in it. You may have grounds for an action against your doctor.
Does my doctor need to inform me of all options when it comes to prescription drugs and medical devices?
You have the right to be told about alternative courses of treatment and to make an informed decision regarding your health care options.
It depends on the facts in your case and when the error occurred. Your doctor has a responsibility to write your prescription correctly, and the pharmacy that dispensed your medication has a responsibility to know the properties of the drugs they sell and to ensure the label reflects their knowledge.
Always ask your physician questions you have about medications he or she prescribes you. Also ask your pharmacist about possible risks and instructions on how to take your medications. If you are already taking a medication and would like to make sure it is still safe, check with the FDA web site or the MedWatch […]
Depending on the facts of your case, liable parties can range from drug and medical device manufacturers, to your treating physician, to the pharmacy that dispensed the medication. If you would like to learn more about prescription drug liability and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal […]
Often times, personal injuries are severe enough to prevent an individual from returning to work immediately after they have been sustained. If you work in the United States and have been injured on the job, you may be qualified to receive workers compensation. Depending on the jurisdiction, injured workers are eligible to receive monetary compensation […]