October 14, 2011

Even if you follow boating safety protocols, exercise good judgment on the water, and are considerate of other boaters, boating accidents can still happen.

While not all boating accidents involve personal injury or extensive property damage, it’s important to remember that there are certain conditions under which boaters are obligated to report accidents. When you’re unsure, it’s best to err on the side of caution.

Circumstances in which boating accidents should be reported to local authorities include:

  • Instances involving serious personal injury or death
  • When...
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September 26, 2011

Establishing medical malpractice is a challenging process that involves proving a doctor, nurse, hospital or caretaker owed you a standard of care and breached that standard of care, causing you harm via negligence or a malicious act.

A successful medical malpractice case must prove:

  • The medical professional had a duty to the plaintiff
  • The medical professional violated that duty
  • The plaintiff suffered harm as a result of this breach of duty
  • The breach of duty was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm

In order for a medical...

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July 21, 2011

Medical malpractice is a broad term that can include a variety of incidents in which a patient is harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional.

Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Medication errors: The most common medical error, medication mistakes often include prescribing the wrong medication or administering the incorrect dosage of medication
  • Surgical errors: If a doctor operates without appropriate caution and injures a patient, the results can be severe or even life-threatening; surgical errors can include anything from the use of unsanitary...
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June 27, 2011

There are two different types of brain injuries – traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. While both disrupt the brain’s normal functioning, each has a different set of causes.

Traumatic brain injuries are generally caused by a blow to the head. Often, this jarring blow will cause your brain to crash into your skull. However, certain injuries may cause an object to puncture the skull, damaging the brain. These blows to the head are commonly the result of:

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February 28, 2011

 

What is the difference between premises liability and “slip & fall” accidents?

Slip and fall accidents are actually one type of premises liability claim. In fact, slip and falls are the most common type of premises liability claim filed in the state of Arkansas. A slip and fall is exactly that: a person slips, trips, or falls and sustains a serious injury or dies as a result of an unsafe situation while on someone else’s property. Generally, the slip and fall was caused by the property owner or manager not taking suitable care to keep the property safe for...

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