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What Happens When a Nurse Commits Medical Malpractice?

Published on May 19, 2021 at 4:32 pm in Uncategorized.

What Happens When a Nurse Commits Medical Malpractice

Going to the hospital or being treated by medical professionals is a vulnerable experience to begin with—you’re sick and want to get better. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens even though that’s what you expect. You might think that a nurse will always do the right thing and give you the proper treatment, but they can make mistakes too.

When that happens, you might be wondering what will happen next. Can you file a medical malpractice claim against them? Are they liable, or is it the overseeing doctor or the hospital? Let’s take a look at what you can do when a nurse commits medical malpractice.

Hospitals Using Old Lien Laws to Profit from Car Crash Victims

Published on Feb 11, 2021 at 3:59 pm in News.

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When car accident victims come into the hospital to treat their injuries, they’re in a vulnerable state. Many suffer from head injuries that cloud their judgement, or they’re suffering from immense pain from broken bones or other damages. Even when they try to use their insurance to ensure their bills are covered, the hospital might choose to try to make the patient fully responsible for paying for the treatment they’re receiving.

The Requirements of Establishing a Doctor-Patient Relationship

Published on Jan 21, 2021 at 3:42 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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One of the biggest aspects of a successful medical malpractice claim is establishing a doctor-patient relationship existed between the doctor and the patient that they injured. While it might seem obvious that if the injury occurred, then a doctor-patient relationship existed, that’s not always the case. A medical malpractice lawyer will need to establish that this relationship existed within the parameters of the requirements of the law.

The Most Important Auto Insurance Coverage to Have After a Crash

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm in car accident.

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Car accidents can cause devastating injuries and damages to you, anyone else involved, and your car. That’s why having auto insurance is important after a collision—it helps you recover financially from the damages that you sustained. In Arkansas, you are required to have liability insurance, and all other coverage can be elected but isn’t required. That’s why you should know which auto insurance coverage is the most important to have after a crash so you can be sure you have it.

What Is the Most Potentially Catastrophic Type of Medical Mistake?

Published on Dec 22, 2020 at 3:12 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Going to the doctor is already a nerve-wracking experience. You’re feeling sick, in pain, and at your most vulnerable. You seek medical help to make you feel better, and you expect only the best care so that doctors can get to the bottom of what’s ailing you and start treatment. However, when a medical mistake occurs, the opposite could happen. The effects could even be fatal.

Medical mistakes can be grounds for filing a med mal claim. In Arkansas, when you’ve experienced medical malpractice from your doctor or another medical professional, you could use the help of McMath Woods P.A. Our med mal lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights against a negligent doctor.

Can Later School Times Reduce Teen Car Accidents?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 2:13 pm in car accident.

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When it comes to teens behind the wheel, there are many factors that contribute to them getting into accidents. Driving with friends in the car, focusing on the radio, and cell phone use all immediately come to mind. But there’s another factor that might be less thought about—fatigue. When any driver is tired behind the wheel, they could be putting themselves and others on the road at risk.

Teens, one of the populations who needs the most sleep because they are still growing and developing, can also fall victim to fatigue that affects their driving abilities. This can lead to them getting into collisions with fixed objects or other drivers. Let’s take a deeper look into how later school start times could reduce teen car accidents and the dangers of fatigued driving.

What Law Changes Are Coming to Arkansas in 2021?

Published on Dec 4, 2020 at 8:47 am in Legal Information.

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As a resident of Arkansas, any new laws or upcoming law changes may interest you. It’s important to stay updated on state law so you can be sure to follow them and also know your rights. While the state government is pushing for new laws and changes year round so they can help their constituents, many of the new laws and changes go into effect in the new year.

2021 has some changes that residents should be aware of. There are also upcoming dates and deadlines for the state government to take certain actions. You can take a look at the propositions that take place during this time as they may apply to you or interest you. Let’s go over law changes that are coming to Arkansas in 2021.

How Can After-Acquired Evidence Affect a Discrimination Claim?

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 12:23 pm in Employment Law.

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If an employee files a discrimination claim, there will be an investigation into what happened that caused them to make their claim. That employee shouldn’t have been discriminated against, but what happens to their case if the investigation finds that particular employee had instances of misconduct before their claim? This is known as after-acquired evidence, and courts have a difficult time deciding how much the previous misconduct plays into their case.

When you hire an employment lawyer from McMath Woods, P.A. you can feel confident in your workplace discrimination claim. We’ll make sure that your rights are protected, and that you get justice for the mistreatment that you endured in your workplace.

The Benefits of Equipping Commercial Trucks with Front-Crash Prevention Systems

Published on Nov 20, 2020 at 9:21 am in Tractor Trailer.

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Accidents with commercial trucks are especially dangerous and deadly because the trucks are so much larger and heavier than regular sized vehicles. There are some solutions that could prevent these accidents from happening, like trucking regulations, attentive drivers, and thorough inspections from trucking companies. However, these have proven to only reduce so many crashes.

No matter how much we try to prevent accidents with large trucks, they still happen. When you’ve been in a wreck with a commercial truck, you could be facing debilitating injuries and damages. That’s where a lawyer from McMath Woods, P.A. comes in. One of our lawyers will help you through the legal process so we can recover the financial compensation you deserve.

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