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May 15, 2019

New Bill Would Allow Service Members to Sue for Military Medical Malpractice

By |May 15th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30, lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow service members to sue the government when they’re a victim of military medical malpractice. Introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, the bill included sponsors and support on both sides of the aisle. The bill, called the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, arrived in front of legislators on [...]

May 7, 2019

Top Five Reasons Mississippi Workers Get Hurt on the Job

By |May 7th, 2019|Worker's Compensation|0 Comments

While workplace accidents can happen anywhere, some industry sectors are more prone to accidents than others. Construction workers are in constant danger of being struck by objects, falling on uneven ground or being hurt by machines and equipment. Police and firefighters constantly place their lives and their bodies at risk. Hospital workers can easily become infected or suffer back injuries from moving patients around. Workplace injuries in manufacturing jobs are especially dangerous. Truck drivers face [...]

Apr 29, 2019

Spinal Surgery Malpractice by Veterans Administration Surgeons Continues

By |April 29th, 2019|Firm News|0 Comments

A recent study by The Clinical Spine Surgery looked at why VA doctors continue to operate on the wrong part of the spines of veterans. The Veterans Administration says that 32 of these spinal surgery medical mistakes occurred between 2000 and 2017. Operating on the wrong part of the spine can cause extensive long-term damage to patients. For starters, the patients normally will need two follow-up operations. The first is to correct, if possible, any [...]

Apr 23, 2019

Britax Jogging Stroller Poses a Safety Risk to Children and Adults

By |April 23rd, 2019|Products Liability|0 Comments

Britax, manufacturer of popular – and pricey – children’s products, is facing a problem. The three-wheeled BOB jogging stroller poses a danger to the children who are in the strollers and the parents who push them. The danger is the that front wheel of the stroller tends to fall off. Already, there have been reports of hundreds of crashes that have caused broken bones, torn ligaments, and smashed teeth. Britax has acknowledged problems with the [...]

Apr 16, 2019

Another Bus Crash on Its Way to Mississippi Casinos Leads to Injuries

By |April 16th, 2019|Bus Accident|0 Comments

About 6 months ago, we talked about a bus headed towards the Tunica casinos which killed two passengers and injured 44. On March 15, 2019, WAFB 9 reported that another bus, one headed on Interstate 10, crashed near the John C. Stennis Space Center. According to the local sheriff, the bus ran off the highway, struck a sign and then crashed into some trees. Though no one died in this crash, 26 passengers were injured, [...]

Apr 9, 2019

Key Factors in the Pain and Suffering Part of an Accident Case

By |April 9th, 2019|Personal Injury|0 Comments

There are two parts to every personal injury damage claim. The first claim for damages is for all the economic losses – the things that can be readily calculated. These include the doctor bills, costs for hospital surgeries, lost wages, property damage, and other items. The second part is for none-economic damages – the pain and suffering claim. There is a formula (of sorts) for calculating the amount of physical pain and emotional suffering a [...]

Apr 2, 2019

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

By |April 2nd, 2019|Workers’ Compensation|0 Comments

For the most part, injured workers do not have to pay federal income taxes on their injury awards, whether they’re from a comp claim or a lawsuit. Work injury benefits essentially include payment for medical bills and 2/3 of their lost wages. The medical portion is payable to the physicians and not the worker. The health care provider (hospital, doctor, or therapist) pays taxes on the sums they receive for providing a service. The wage [...]

Mar 25, 2019

Why You Need a Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer

By |March 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

To win a medical malpractice case, a patient must be able to prove that the health provider failed to provide a duty of care that a “reasonable and prudent” health provider would have provided. When doctors, hospitals, and other health providers fail to make a correct diagnosis, botch a surgery, fail to obtain an informed consent, fail to provide the right treatments, or make mistakes that cause harm – they should be held accountable for [...]

Mar 19, 2019

Mississippi Considering Legislation to Limit Property Liability

By |March 19th, 2019|Premises Liability|0 Comments

The Mississippi House of Representative voted in February 2019 in favor of a bill called the “Landowners Protection Act,” according to a report in the Sun Herald. The state senate previously passed its own version of the bill. Since the versions are different, an agreement will have to be reached on a single version before the bill can be sent to the Governor for signature. The bills limit the right of visitors to file claims [...]

Mar 12, 2019

How Do Truck Accident and Car Accidents Differ, Really?

By |March 12th, 2019|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Commercial trucks require that drivers a commercial driver’s license to drive them. They include rigs, 18-wheelers, and hazardous-waste trucks. Commercial trucks are generally bigger than pickup trucks and box trucks. Accidents involving rigs, 18-wheelers and other large trucks are substantially different the car accidents in many ways. It is important to understand these differences when driving and when working to prove the truck driver and truck owners were liable for your injuries. More serious and [...]

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