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Medical Malpractice and Negligence: Surgical Error and Recovery

Medical negligence is a vast topic, ranging from the wrong medications being administered to major complications during and/or after surgery.  Thousands of people in the U.S. annually are affected by it. However, surgical negligence is of an even greater complication. Surgery carries recognizable risk no matter which way one looks at it. Surgical risk begins with pre-surgical preparations and continues through post-surgical recovery. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics nearly half of all medical negligence claims are brought against surgeons. The mistakes made by these professionals are often preventable, and often times the cases that follow these mistakes include: •          Surgeons...

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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks in Colorado: Who is Responsible?

Thousands of people each year are bitten and attacked by animals—usually by dogs. In many of these cases, due to the lack of responsibility of the animal’s owner, the victim of such a heinous attack may be able to collect damages and ultimately be compensated afterward. Dog bites and animal attacks usually fall within the realm of premises liability law, which means that the owner and/or occupier of said premises must ensure the common areas, sidewalks and buildings are safe from danger to the general public. It is the duty of the owner and/or occupier to provide a reasonably safe environment...

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What to Know About Accidents Over the Holidays

Holidays should be a time for rest and recovery but not if that means recovery from an accident sustained while on holiday. Accidents happen every day, and holidays are the worst time for motor vehicle accidents. Holiday parties, and the vibrant celebrating that often ensues, entice greater numbers of people to take the wheel after drinking, placing other people like you and your family in danger during one of the most joyous times of the year. But not all holiday accidents involve alcohol and vehicles. Many people travel during the holidays, and yes, accidents happen wherever people go, causing various levels...

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How to Handle Different Motor Vehicle Accident Situations

Traffic accidents happen every day. Actually, according to a report in 2008 by the National Highway Traffic Administration, in America they happen every 10 seconds, and they range in seriousness from bumping a nearby car while parking to a fatal crash. One percent of those traffic accidents result in death, a reported 37,261 deaths in 2008. Roughly 33 percent result in a personal injury, beginning with minor whiplash and escalating to grave injuries whose treatment requires a long hospital stay, multiple surgeries and at a substantial financial cost. No matter the seriousness of your motor vehicle accident, it is important...

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Slip and Fall Accidents on the Job: Who is at Fault?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere both public and private — on the job and off. It is important to know how to protect your rights regarding fault under slip and fall circumstances. Injuries from slip and fall accidents can range anywhere from short term to long, chronic periods of time including sprains, broken bones, head injuries and even death. These types of accidents are caused by a variety of different conditions. • Poor lighting • Damaged carpet • Uneven floors • Improperly maintained walkways • Obstructed walkways • Unsafe sidewalks • Spills Protecting your rights should be the number one priority. When injured in a slip and fall accident on the job, implications are...

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Wrongful Death: Steps to Take Towards Compensation

Wrongful death is a generally accepted description for the consequence of taking the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. If a person is killed due to neglect or wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the decedent’s beneficiaries and/or survivors may file a wrongful death action against the tortfeasor or those responsible for the death. Unlike criminal prosecutions, which are brought by the government, private citizens bring about tort actions. Statutes govern this area of tort law, and wrongful death statutes vary from state to state. However today, every state has...

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Product Liability in Colorado: Immediate First Steps

Under Colorado product liability law, you have the right to have your case heard by a jury as well as recover damages for pain, suffering, disability, lost wages and also for future damages. The law of products liability is complex and varies between states in the degree of accountability in which they hold a defendant for injury caused by its product. It is important to be informed by a Colorado attorney that is seasoned in personal injury cases and product liability throughout the state of Colorado. What if a defective product injures me? If a defective product has injured you or someone you...

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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: What Should I Do?

If you were injured at work in Colorado, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Here are a couple of immediate steps to take in order to protect your rights and receive the proper treatment and compensation needed to fully recover. What Should I Do First? • Seek medical attention if needed. • Submit a written notice of your injury to your employer. This should be done within 4 days of the initial injury. • Seek legal advice in the proper jurisdiction for information and to protect your rights. What if My Injuries Were Not a Result of My Employer? In Colorado, if you were injured while on the...

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Pedestrian and Cyclists’ Accidents in Colorado: What You Should Know

With the number of cyclists increasing through programs like Bike to Work, Ride to Work Day and May 2011 becoming National Bike Month, drivers will see an increase of the number of cyclists on the road, not to mention the number of people now walking as an alternative means of transportation. Boulder, CO has one of the largest tri-athlete communities in America. Hundreds of cyclists and runners frequent the roadways daily there and throughout the Front Range of the Rockies. Trendier ways such as skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are also becoming more prominent means of transportation for today’s youth, not to...

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