Nowadays, nearly everyone knows of the harmful effects of exposure to asbestos. Since construction companies began to use it as an insulator, thousands of people have died of asbestosis, the most common disease resulting from breathing in asbestos fibers. Asbestos is also a known carcinogenic, and often causes a type of cancer known as mesothelioma. It’s no wonder many countries around the world have banned its use.
A recent study shows one-third to nearly half of all medical malpractice cases for children are related to diagnosis-related errors. The survey by The Doctors Company shows while the types of claims tend to change over time, infants under age 1 experience the most severe injuries.
Vinh Tran suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was two-months old because of the medical negligence of nuclear medicine technicians. We took the case knowing it would be difficult, but that the family desperately needed help and deserved justice. The Tran family provided all the care Vinh needed without assistance. Vinh's father worked to support the family, and Vinh's mother stayed home to care for him.
As a parent, one of your primary drives in life is to keep your child safe from harm. But every year, sexual abuse happens, in some form, to 120 million children around the world. It happens to one in 10 girls before they reach adulthood. They may be victims of rape, incest, inappropriate touching or child pornography.
Back-to-school season is a busy time for parents. You may be out buying new notebooks and pencils. You might be signing permissions slips or attending PTA meetings.
Michigan’s Beaumont hospital system has come under scrutiny recently for rampant misdiagnosis of epilepsy. One of its doctors has been sued by 251 plaintiffs who were wrongly diagnosed—and treated—for the disease.
If your child has ever joined a sports team at school, you've probably had to sign a liability waiver in order for them to participate. This waiver protects the school from litigation if your child is injured while playing.
Staring at a smartphone or tablet is quickly becoming the default pastime for many of us. Social media has become an ever-present temptation that’s difficult to resist. We enjoy the constant stream of entertainment, and the ability to connect with friends and strangers around the world.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) recently published their annual Worst Corporate Conduct list for 2018. Multi-billion-dollar financial, oil and car manufacturing companies came under attack for putting profit ahead of economic welfare, environmental protection and public safety. Nestlé was singled out for using international child and slave labor in its cocoa production in Africa.
When your child is involved in an accident, you likely have a thousand thoughts running through your head. As a concerned parent, you may be anxious to understand the severity of your child’s physical injuries—and the recovery process. You may also be worried about your child’s emotional distress from the accident—and any implications this may have on their future. Your most dominant instinct is to protect. Your child’s wellbeing is paramount above all else.