Nursing Homes and Medication Errors

According to the National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, a medication error is “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.” These events occur far too often at nursing homes, […]

Preventing and Dealing With Drowning Accidents

It’s a tragic affair to lose a loved one to accidental drowning. The sad fact is it’s a relatively common cause of death, not just in the US but around the world. Given the widespread nature of this issue, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect you and your loved ones. And if […]

Right to Try

What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal illness and told that your only hope for survival is a treatment that you cannot get because it has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and you do not qualify for any clinical trials? What if it was your […]

Can I Sue for Wrongful Death if My Partner and I Were Not Married?

Wrongful death laws are different in each state, but no state allows for wrongful death claims brought by a girlfriend or boyfriend. You must be a family member in the eyes of the law. That doesn’t necessarily mean that you had to be formally married to have spousal rights. And, even if you do not […]

Government Pressure Up on Takata Corp for Recalls

Takata Corp is under increased pressure from the US Department of Transportation to recall over 42 million vehicles that were fitted with potentially deadly air bags. The Japanese auto air bag supplier has been ordered to recall vehicles fitted with the faulty airbags according the deadline schedule released by the government agency on Friday, December […]

More American Babies Dying

September is Baby Safety Month. Nothing highlights the need for more awareness and action, when it comes to baby safety, than the statistics on infant mortality in the U.S. compared to other countries. There are many factors that contribute to infant mortality rates, including premature birth. What is most shocking is that we rank so […]

Negligent Security Claims

Every property owner, manager, or occupier has an obligation (or a “duty of care”) to provide adequate security to prevent criminal actions against guests, customers, and other people visiting the property. When poor security conditions lead to an assault, robbery, rape, or murder of a person on someone else’s property, the owner or manager of […]

Car Accidents Involving Pregnant Women

If you have been in a car accident while pregnant, you should seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe that you were not hurt, because your unborn child may have been injured. In the event of injury or death to your child, you might be able to recover damages for injuries to both you […]

A Wee Dram to Ward Off the Winter Chill

The term dram is a Scottish euphemism for a shot of whisky. Ergo, dram shop laws apply to businesses which serve alcohol. You have probably heard at least one story about a bar getting sued after a patron injured or killed someone in a drunk driving accident, and you may be wondering how that works and what […]