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Digest for Week of May 5th, 2016

Consumer Injury and Safety Blog Posts

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Are You Liable for an Elderly Parent's Car Accident?

Christopher Coble, Esq.
May 04, 2016

You should always respect your elders. But you might also want to fear them on the highway. While our elderly relatives may have a wealth of knowledge and compassion, they don’t always make the quickest or best decisions behind the wheel. And as Salon points out, getting older drivers to......
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When Can I Sue an EMT or Paramedic?

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 04, 2016

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics save a lot of lives working on the front lines of healthcare. Their roles are critical and the decisions they make at the scene of an emergency and transporting someone to a hospital can seriously influence long-term outcomes. You might think then that these emergency......
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Fake Injuries and Clinics Used in Elaborate Insurance Fraud Scheme

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 03, 2016

Federal authorities in Grand Rapids, Michigan last month named four people in an indictment alleging an elaborate insurance and healthcare fraud ring. The quartet reportedly set up medical clinics and staged car crashes to defraud insurers, as well as paying people to participate in staged crashes or to make......
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5 Reasons to Sue a Used Car Dealer

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 03, 2016

If you buy a used car and are unhappy with it, you do have some legal recourse. But there are a few factors that will impact what exactly you can do, who to sue, and whether you would want to pursue legal action. State laws vary, which means that......
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Suing Big Pharma

Christopher Coble, Esq.
May 03, 2016

Let’s be honest, many consumers don’t have a lot of faith in giant pharmaceutical companies right now. Between the constant barrage of television ads with never-ending lists of side effects to new stories every day about supposedly life-saving drugs that turn out deadly. And that’s without even mentioning the rampant......
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Suing for Slip and Falls: What's Your Suffering Worth?

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 02, 2016

If you have fallen and been injured, you probably want to sue someone, and that is a typical reaction. For example, the former superintendent of the Monterey, California school district is suing the city of Monterey for an injury that she says will bar her from wearing stylish heels......
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Can I Sue for Injury Due to an Allergic Reaction?

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
May 02, 2016

This is not a safe world, especially if you are allergic to things in it. You can't always find someone to blame for your pain. But sometimes you can do exactly that -- if another person or entity acted negligently then you can certainly sue from an injury associated......
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5 Questions to Ask Your Car Accident Lawyer

Christopher Coble, Esq.
April 29, 2016

If you’re involved in a serious car accident, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is hiring the right lawyer. But how do you find out which lawyer is right for your case? Online reviews and personal referrals are a great start, but you’ll have to meet with a car......
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Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
April 29, 2016

The youngest and oldest among us are vulnerable and exposed to abuse more than most other populations. But elderly people are exposed to some added abuse dangers that children do not face. Elder abuse is unfortunately common and it happens for many reasons. Being in nursing homes and in......
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FDA Warns Pregnant Women of Miscarriage Risk Linked to Diflucan Yeast Infection Med

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
April 29, 2016

Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are warned by The Food and Drug Administration that the oral prescription drug Diflucan (also known as fluconazole), which is used to treat yeast infections, has been linked to increased risk of miscarriages. The warning is based on findings from......
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Can You Sue If You Find out Your Pilot Was Drunk?

Ephrat Livni, Esq.
April 28, 2016

This week a Jet Blue pilot was federally charged for violating airline safety regulations after random testing revealed high levels of alcohol in his blood following a flight from Florida to New York. The complaint against Dennis Murphy Jr. states that his co-pilot saw him drinking before the flight and......
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Top 7 Tips to Prepare for Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Christopher Coble, Esq.
April 28, 2016

Even if you know who’s at fault for your accident, you might not sue right away. While there are time limits to bringing a lawsuit, it can also take time to put a case together. And there are some things you can do in between your accident and filing your......
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