Avoiding Medical Malpractice through Choosing the Right Physicians

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Choosing the right doctor for any type of surgery or treatment may be a life or death decision: a lot of people have already fallen victim to many medical malpractices. According to the law firm Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, medical malpractice can take on many forms, from improper treatment, delayed diagnosis, hospital negligence, surgical errors, and other malpractices. Although compensation can be given to the victim, it may not be enough to pay for the trauma and damages that the victim may suffer throughout his or her life.

As the public’s awareness and acceptance of plastic surgery has evolved over the years, millions of people around the world are prepared to undergo cosmetic procedures to alter or enhance any aspect of their appearance. Because of the huge number of demand for these procedures, there has also been an increase for cosmetic surgery lawsuits. In order to avoid being a victim, you need to know how to protect yourself and choose the right doctors.

In order to avoid such health and legal complications, the first thing to do before going under the knife is to research about potential surgeons that are listed in your area. Make sure they are board-certified; this means they have completed a three-year or five-year training in general surgery and at least two years specializing in cosmetic surgery. Another thing is that you need to check their background in order to know if they have been charged with malpractice in the past. It also helps to ask the surgeon if they have hospital privileges, since hospitals do background checks (even if you are having the procedure at an outpatient clinic).

Botox is one of the most common and often requested procedures, and if you want to have this done to you it would be proper to learn more about it in order to be armed with necessary questions you might need to ask the surgeon. Knowing what to ask and staying informed can help in understanding the risks that come with any procedure. Lastly, be cautious once the surgeon suggests multiple procedures as it can increase the risks. Multiple surgeries done all at one time can be strenuous for the body, and can put your health at risk. Being too careful is really necessary when you are putting your health in the hands of another person to alter.

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What to Do if You’re Injured on a Cruise Ship

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Cruise Ship Law, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Going away for a vacation can have a lot of benefits: it can take away your tiredness, breaking away from all the stress that life can give. There are a number of options on where to go or what to choose for a vacation; however cruise ships often provide the option of going to many different places and meeting different people in one package. According to the website of the Louis A. Vucci, PA, millions of Americans take cruise ships to different destinations around the world every year. What they don’t know is that they are at risk of many dangers and personal violations while they are on these trips.

There are a lot of injuries that can happen during a trip on a cruise ship, such as food poisoning, slip and fall, and many others. Anyone has the right to file a personal injury claim if they have been injured because of the negligence or obvious disregard for safety of another person. Because cruise ships have the responsibility of ensuring the safety of their passengers, they can be held accountable for any injuries that may occur while they are on board.

As anything can happen to just about anyone at any given time, people who have chosen to go on a cruise ship can do something that can help prevent accidents. Always be aware that the conditions on a cruise ships are dynamic environments that can allow for possible dangerous situations such s slippery decks, contaminated food, fires, violent ship movements, and other health hazards. A person can also become a victim of assault while on-board, as well as sexual assault. Victims of the misbehavior of other passengers or of negligence on the part of the cruise liner may be able to seek recompense with the help of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®.

Although statistics for injuries during a cruise ship are low and they are generally safe, it still helps to know what possible risks are and how to protect yourself. It is not enjoyable when you are in a cruise ship while you are suffering from an injury. Educate yourself before leaving for a cruise ship. Better understanding of the realities that can possibly happen while on a vacation means you’ll be getting the best of your time away.

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Wrongful Termination after a Workplace Injury

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation | 0 comments

Work can be stressful, even when you are doing your dream job. There are things that may sometimes get the best of you, causing you to lower your guard and get injured in the process. Workplace injury is a very common thing that can happen to just about anyone. Even the most careful worker can be injured because of negligence of another worker, which can account for worker’s compensation benefits. However, be informed that being injured in the workplace is not grounds for termination.

A lot of workers who have been away from work for a long time due to injury or sickness and are on worker’s compensation have expressed their worries about being fired by their companies. This is why it is important to know that each and every worker is protected by various laws against unlawful termination, such as the from the Department of Labor, civil rights act, Equal Employment Opportunity laws, according to Cary Kane LLP. Loss of employment because of long absences due to workplace injury constitute for wrongful termination that can be a basis for a job loss lawsuit.

Because workplace injury covers a worker’s right for compensation, it is against the law for an employer to discriminate or fire a worker because of absences caused by the injury and the rehabilitation that comes with it. If you have a contract with an employer that guarantees a certain time frame and then these terms are violated, then you can contact an employment attorney to help you in your legal action.

When filing for wrongful termination because of workplace injury, it is important to remain calm and be honest about all the details to your employment lawyer. Being loud, angry or fighting with your employer can be too risky as it can be used against you, making you lose integrity in your case. When you have already filed your lawsuit, inform your lawyer beforehand about contacting your employer, co-worker or anyone that is associated with the case. Most wrongful termination cases are aimed for monetary compensation, although a worker can ask for reinstatement of employment and/or penalties that can be placed on the company that is at fault.

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