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Guest Post: What to do if YOU are involved in a potential personal injury claim

Most people do not prepare for the day when professional or medical negligence leaves them catastrophically injured.  More often than not, something unfortunate happens when it’s least expected and victims are left to learn for the first time how to pursue justice in a world that feels like it’s crumbling to pieces.  This article seeks to help injured victims avoid feeling confused …

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Investigating unexpected death following a medical procedure.

One day before the 2017 Academy Awards, it was reported that actor Bill Paxton, only 61 years old, died of complications following heart surgery. His death was referenced throughout the awards ceremony and Hollywood paid an emotional tribute to Bill Paxton’s memory during an In Memoriam segment shown at the awards. There was little additional information provided regarding the actor’s …

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The Past and Future of Patient Access to Medical Records

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Today, we give little thought to a person’s right to his or her medical records since the right of a patient to access such information is firmly established under a law that has existed for almost two decades. This absolute right of access did not always exist, however. Forty years ago, patients in most states could only obtain their records …

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Personal Injury Attorneys: Bullying in the Workplace

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Research into the consequences of bullying in the workplace has shown that exposure to this type of negative behavior may have devastating effects on the health and well-being of workers. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), workplace bullying is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating. While bullying most commonly takes the form of verbal abuse, it is …

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10 Questions You MUST Ask Before Your Joint Replacement Surgery

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Every day, the lawyers at Messa & Associates evaluate potential cases involving knee and hip replacement surgery. According to research published in The Journal Bone & Joint Surgery, the number of total knee replacements performed annually has doubled over the last decade, with the largest increase among young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 719,000 total …

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