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Common Medical Malpractice Questions and Answers

In the event that you or a loved one needs medical attention, it is always comforting to know that there are numerous talented and experienced professionals to help. And even though the field of medicine is one area that we all hope would be free of mistakes, accidents still happen. Medical professionals are only human after all. Nevertheless, making mistakes or being negligent in any way is much different in the medical profession than most other jobs. Our doctors, dentists, chiropractors, etc. must always be held to higher standard for obvious reasons. In the state of Delaware, like any other state,...

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What to do in the Event of Nursing Home Abuse

In the later stages of life, it’s no wonder we all want to give our parents the best care possible. Most children would love to take care of their parents when they need the help, simply because they gave us so much. Nevertheless, life is extremely busy for young adults who generally need to work just to keep their heads above water. Careers, children, and a host of other duties often keep us far too busy, and everyone needs someplace to turn when our elderly loved ones have no place else to go. It is not surprising that our elderly parents...

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Taking the Proper Springtime Precautions

With the warmer weather approaching faster every day, more and more people are guaranteed to be outside enjoying it. This means more pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists in Delaware, which subsequently means more motor vehicle accidents in Delaware. It is always a dreadful occurrence when mistakes lead to accidents on the roads. Because of lack of protection, the aforementioned groups are at especially high risk of suffering some form of serious injury after being involved in an accident. While there is never any guarantee you will keep yourself entirely accident proof, there are several steps you can take to ensure your...

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Is it Possible to Bring a Car Accident Injury Claim Against Multiple Parties?

There are many circumstances where multiple people could be held liable for a car accident. Picture this: It’s a cold winter day and snow just started falling. By the time you make it into the city, ice is all over the street and you know that the conditions are not the best for driving. You continue on and, all of a sudden, somebody runs into the other lane from slipping on ice, causing a chain reaction. You are involved in this chain reaction and sustain serious injuries. However, with over 5 or 6 people in your case, you may not...

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Three frequently asked questions regarding personal injury cases

After sustaining a personal injury and filing a claim, it’s normal to have questions regarding your case.  Here we will examine a few of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury cases. What does it mean to go to a jury trial? According to the Constitution of Delaware, a person who has been injured has a right to seek damages for their injuries in front of a panel jury of twelve of their peers.  During the trial, your lawyer presents an opening statement along with evidence to support your claim. Such evidence can include documents, testimony, videos, and photographs, for example....

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How to Prove That a Nursing Home Acted Negligently

How can you prove that a nursing home acted negligently? Perhaps you entrusted a nursing home with your elderly loved one. Maybe it got to that point in their life where they needed constant, around-the-clock care that you just couldn’t give to them. So, you sat down and researched every single nursing home in the area until you found the right one – or so you thought. It turns out that nursing home abuse is more common than we once thought. We don’t want to think that our loved ones could suffer from abuse by their caretakers, but this doesn’t...

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Facts about receiving medical treatment following a personal injury

Doctors who treat personal injuries Finding medical treatment for a personal injury isn’t always as simple as one might assume.  To begin, the primary care physician you’ve been seeing for years may, at times, refuse to treat you. This is not a personal grievance.  It has to do with the fact that in circumstances involving an injury caused by an accident, a number of complications arise.  Accidents create complications stemming from the bills involved, additional paperwork and forms, and deadlines that the average general practitioner is both ill-equipped and undetermined to deal with.  Unfortunately, the only malefactor of such a scenario will...

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Misdiagnosis and How it Leads to a Personal Injury Case

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we concentrate in medical malpractice claims and want to help you compensate after you have been injured at the hands of a doctor, nurse, or any other healthcare professional due to a medical mistake. There are many medical mistakes that you could fall victim to, such as misdiagnosis. Today we will talk a bit more about misdiagnosis and how it occurs, as well as how you can receive the compensation that you are entitled to. Types of Misdiagnosis Sometimes, doctors and other professionals fail to detect the presence of serious diseases in our bodies, which...

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Talking to Your Attorney and the Insurance Company After Your Accident

After your accident takes place, you’ll be talking to more people than just your physician at the hospital where you seek medical treatment. You’ll have to schedule an appointment with your attorney to talk about how to move forward with your case, as well as fight the big-name insurance company to get the compensation you deserve. Today we will discuss the do’s and don’ts of talking to the insurance company, as well as what documents you want to show your attorney at your initial consultation. Talking to the Insurance Company When you make your insurance claim, you are telling the insurance company...

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Pharmaceutical Drugs Causing Injuries to Users: What Can Be Done

Product liability suits come about every year due to the negligence of manufacturers. Manufacturers owe a duty of care to those who use certain drugs on the market. It is up to them to test the drugs and medicine before they actually release them to the markets, according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. Of course, when it comes to pharmaceutical drugs, the manufacturers aren’t the only parties who could be found liable. Sometimes, it all boils down to the doctor who prescribed your drug, the nurse who instructed you to use it, and more. However, today we will...

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