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Who is accountable for medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice can not only result in injuries and harm to the victim but may also result in death which is why victims of medical malpractice and their families should be familiar with how a medical malpractice claim for damages works and also who may be liable to compensate victims for their damages. Medical malpractice damages may help victims and their families with the variety of concerns they face.

Medical malpractice refers to medical negligence such as when a medical care provider has provided medical care that falls below the standard of care as determined by what is ordinary in the circumstances. Parties that may be liable for medical malpractice damages include medical professionals such as doctors and nurses, as well as hospitals and other medical staff.

Dividing property? There are various methods to use

You have numerous properties thanks to a life of investing, but now that you and your spouse want to split up, you're not sure what's going to happen. You know that your assets won't necessarily be divided equally, but you're not sure what's really fair.

You owned one property prior to your marriage, and it's rented out now. This home may be excluded as separate property, in some cases, so long as no marital money contributed to that property during the marriage. If it did have marital money going to it, then the likelihood is that your once-separate property is now marital property.

Legal protections for families of victims of fatal accidents

Wrongful death legal protections are a category of protections that victims of fatal accidents should be familiar with. Wrongful death legal claims can help families of victims of fatal accidents with some of the financial and emotional concerns they have following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

When a loved one has been killed by the negligence of another party, they may be able to bring a claim for damages to help hold the negligent party, such as a negligent driver or negligent medical care provider, accountable for the harm they have caused the family. Wrongful death legal protections can help families with a host of damages they have suffered.

Was the other driver distracted when you were in an accident?

In 20 years, cellphones have gone from oddity to necessity, from a device to make a phone call to a portable personal computer containing a wide variety of communications options.

Since Americans spend an average of one hour per day in the car, it’s no wonder that more and more accidents continue to be caused by distracted driving. It’s also why the Florida Department of Transportation initiated a program to get distracted drivers off the road.

Parents should know how child custody decisions are made

When couples are approaching a divorce, child custody may be at the top of their list of concerns. Child custody concerns can be emotional. Parents understandably concerned with their child's welfare will want to understand the child custody process during divorce.

Child custody concerns are always based on what is in the best interests of the child. Using the child's best interest as the guiding principle, the family law court will determine time sharing and child custody. Child custody arrangements can be different depending on the situation and circumstances, including joint custody and sole custody arrangements. Joint custody arrangements are favored in Florida whenever possible.

Do I still have to pay alimony if my ex is financially stable?

Paying spousal support can be just one more thing that keeps you tied to someone you’ve chosen to separate from. While you may have appreciated the career sacrifices your ex made during your marriage, at some point you’ve got to start collecting the wages you work hard to earn for yourself — right?

Florida man receives $3.6 million medical malpractice award

Victims of medical malpractice are protected by the law. A man in Florida recently won a $3.6 million settlement after his wife died. The man's wife received four spinal injections for lower back pain. However, the victim was later admitted to the hospital in excruciating pain. The victim was at that point diagnosed with an epidural abscess. She underwent multiple surgeries and treatments over the period of a year and died at the age of 60. The victim endured at least 8 surgeries.

According to a representative for the man, the doctor negligently introduced bacteria into the victim's spine and then negligently cared for her after the victim acquired the infection. The negligent care resulted in multiple large abscesses at the injection sites. The victim suffered from meningitis and had to be placed in a drug-induced coma. The woman's husband owes $1 million in medical care expenses according to his representative. The doctor intends to appeal the award.

What types of injuries are common in car accidents?

Car accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries that can damage victims. Out of greater than 5.6 million car accidents reported in 2012, more than 30,000 of them were fatal and 1.6 million car accidents resulted in other types of injuries. The costs of car accidents can be immense. The total economic impact of car accidents is estimated to be $277 billion every year.

Some types of injuries are unfortunately common in motor vehicle accidents. Head, back and spinal cord injuries are serious injuries victims can suffer in car accidents. In addition, car accidents can result in brain injuries ranging from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Victims may also suffer neck and chest injuries including whiplash injuries. Victims may suffer other types of soft tissue injuries in a car accident as well.

6 tips to increase your kid's visibility while riding bike

Whether your kids ride bike to see friends or simply stroll around the neighborhood, you're probably just happy they're not staring at the television screen.

Yet, allowing this independence can be a little nerve-wracking from a safety standpoint. About 254,000 children are injured in bicycle-related accidents each year. These tips can help your child remain seen and safe.

How child custody determinations are made

Child custody is a an understandably significant concern for divorcing parents. Because of this, it is helpful for divorcing parents to understand how child custody determinations are made and how the family law system handles child custody, visitation and co-parenting concerns.

All child custody decisions are based on what is in the best interests of the child. What is in the best interests of the child is determined on a case-by-case basis by evaluating certain factors. Parents are able to agree on a child custody agreement that is in the best interests of the child but if they are unable to do so, the family law court will help develop a child custody plan that is in the best interests of the child.

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