Month: March 2016

Arbitration Agreement Overturned – Son Allowed to Seek Justice For Deceased Mother [infographic]

Published on March 30, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

The seventh amendment grants citizens access to a trial by jury in civil cases, and prevents a judge from overturning the jury’s decisions, but many patients admitted to nursing homes unknowingly forfeit this right. (Article continues below Infographic) It is very important for victims to have a nursing home abuse attorney if they are to have any chance at a fair settlement or verdict. The family of a Kentucky man who died as a result of nursing home neglect received a 42 million dollar jury verdict. In many [...]
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Mesothelioma Statistics Show Clear Impact on Health [infographic]

Published on March 25, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

Exposure to asbestos causes severe health consequences that can take decades before they manifest. It is estimated that it can take between 20 to 50 years following exposure for the full health consequences to manifest and become apparent. (Article continues below infographic.) The National Institute of Health estimates that roughly 11 million people were exposed to significant quantities of asbestos between 1940 and 1978. Each year, 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed within the United States. Individuals who served in the military, or worked in [...]
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Obstacle Races Lead to Life Threatening Injuries for Weekend Warriors [infographic]

Published on March 21, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

New Dangers Extreme and obstacle races are now common events around the country. The extreme racing industry is now bringing in tens of millions of dollars, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Certain races draw in crowds in the tens of thousands, with racers ranging from first-time racers to hard-core athletes. Of course, runners, or anyone that participates in a certain level of physical activity is exposed to some injury risks. In the struggle to compete with each other, however, some of these extreme races [...]
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When Defective Products Cause Injuries at Work [infographic]

Published on March 10, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Product Liability

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 3 million American workers suffer non-fatal injuries or illnesses each year that are work related. A common misconception among injured workers is that regardless of the cause, a worker compensation claim is their only option for reimbursement to help pay for things like partial lost wages and medical bills. Many Americans are not aware that when a defective product is to blame for an at work injury or illness, a third party product liability suit can often be [...]
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Drivers Partially at Fault in an Accident Can Still Receive Compensation

Published on March 7, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident, Press Release

When a car accident occurs, it is a confusing and stressful time. Sometimes one party is clearly at fault, but many times both drivers share part of the blame for the accident. Nevada is a comparative fault state. This means that even if a driver is partly at fault, they may be entitled to compensation. If a driver is found to have been less than 50% at fault for an accident, they are entitled to compensation from the other party or their insurance company. However, the other party [...]
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Toys Containing Magnets Could Prove Deadly

Published on March 4, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Press Release, Product Liability

Magnets have played a large role in child development over the past century. For decades, kids have arranged some of their first words on refrigerators across the nation with colorful alphabet letters that are equipped with tiny magnets. They have explored their environments by searching for items to stick magnetic toys to. Kids have even performed “magic” tricks for friends and family with magnetic pieces. With everything from simple, basic magnets to magnets hidden in stuffed toys, building blocks, and science kits, magnets and magnetic products have become [...]
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What is an FDA black box warning? [infographic]

Published on March 2, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

Misuse of prescription drugs is a serious and growing problem in Nevada, as evidenced by a recent report on HealthyAmericans.org, a Washington, D.C.-based health advocacy organization. The number of overall overdose deaths in the state jumped 80 percent since 1999, the majority of which were the result of prescription drugs. A Nevada personal injury attorney knows that the Food and Drug Administration increasingly relies on black box warnings to ensure proper use of prescriptions and to warn patients of side effects. Just how effective they are, however, is [...]
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