My dream career

I have an unexpected dream, it’s an idea, but you won’t believe me when I tell you. You’ll say I’m interested in it because of the money, because I’m cynical, but it’s that very image I want to fight back against. That image is the reason I’m writing this post.

My dream is to become a medical malpractice lawyer. I think through becoming a medical malpractice attorney, I could help people in their time of need. People who are victims of wrongdoing at the hand of a medical professional. A medical professional that they trusted with their lives in a time of great need that has failed them.

Think about it like this: if some doctor screwed up and performed your operation incorrectly, wouldn’t you like to get some compensation for that? I mean, the doctor made a mistake that you’re stuck with dealing with potentially forever. But what if you don’t have the money to sue a doctor? Hospitals have lots of money, and they all have insurance companies backing them. And at every level, they have powerful assets that want to keep you from getting a cent despite your unfortunate circumstance.

To me, the lawyer who takes your case and gets you the money you deserve is a hero. And I’m not against the medical community. I think malpractice lawyers help doctors, even if doctors probably don’t like sharing a taxi home with one. Malpractice lawyers help keep doctors honest and focused. The fact that a doctor can be sued for bad mistakes means they’re more likely to remain aware of their actions.

Yes, it also means they have too much paperwork, and I’m not against laws changing to make some of that easier on them and patients, but fundamentally, you want to have someone there to defend you in the event that you have to deal with a health issue for the rest of your life.

So, that’s my dream, to be that guy. No one would question my desire to be a doctor, for instance. But I think, in my own way, I’ll be doing my part to help people, and I’m willing to let them assume the worst if I feel I’m doing my best regardless.

The truth is plenty of people end up with some serious injuries due to medical malpractice. And some of those cases really do deserve to be tried.

I want to be that guy. I want to help people out in their time of need. Especially in an unfortunate circumstance that will cost them a ton of money in medical bills over a long period of time. I hope you all can see why now.

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Can a business be sued for wrongful death for over-serving a customer? Indeed, it is possible.

Many people are unaware of how the law works when it comes to social responsibility, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. While most of us understand that an individual who chooses to consume alcohol and then operate a car, truck, or motorcycle may be held accountable for their actions if they are involved in a wreck, many people are unaware that other parties may also be considered responsible for injuries or deaths that result from a collision.

Even if you were not behind the wheel (or even in the vehicle, for that matter), an individual or party may possibly be held liable for another person’s reckless or negligent actions. What is even more interesting is that a party may be held liable for an intoxicated person’s own death.

Take, for example, a recent case in Houston, Texas, in which a civil claim was filed against a northwest Houston bowling alley, AMF Willow Lanes, for the wrongful death of a patron, Anthony Barden. The claim was filed by Mr. Barden’s estate, and is seeking more than $1 million dollars in damages. The crux of the estate’s claim? That Mr. Barden had been served alcoholic beverages the night of April 22nd (and the early morning of April 23rd) and he was struck by a vehicle while walking on the northbound service road of the Tomball Parkway. Because he was allowed to leave the business in a “highly intoxicated state”, the suit alleges that AMF Willow Lanes should be held liable for letting Mr. Barden continue to consume beverages even though he was clearly intoxicated.

When it comes to legal responsibility, some states do have “dram-shop liability” laws in place that make it possible for people to hold establishments accountable for over-serving individuals, making them at least partially liable for any injuries or deaths that occur. In the case of Mr. Barden, the claim is that he would likely have not been mortally injured if the establishment had recognized the level of intoxication he was under, therefore, it could have prevented the death, even though no one at the establishment was behind the wheel of a vehicle and Mr. Barden himself was not behind the wheel of a vehicle.

The sudden and tragic loss of a loved one is a devastating blow that most families are understandably unprepared to handle. They often don’t know where to turn, and will rely on the advice of friends and family members to find out what action they are eligible for. There are other resources as well, like law firm websites like this one in Houston that handles wrongful death cases, or helpful sites like Quora can often point people in the right direction. Overall, it is important for everyone to be aware of the social contract that we all have as individuals in society and recognize our rights, no matter which side of the accident we are on. It is up to each one of us to protect each other and be responsible for our own actions, whether behind the wheel, behind the bar, or out in society amongst the rest of our friends and neighbors.

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Porcelain Laminate Veneers

White teeth can make you look smarter and more gorgeous and, therefore, more confident. Nothing beats a healthy smile too! This is why many dentists have made significant improvements both in the way they serve their clients and in the kinds of services they offer. They make sure that they are able to provide their clients with the most modern dental services, in a clean and totally comfortable environment. They also make sure that their clinics are not just conveniently located, but also provide a homey and pleasant atmosphere and manned with professional, yet, friendly personnel.

A couple of services that dentist now provide are veneers and teeth whitening. These two services are sure to leave you with a shining smile. Veneers are your best solution to chipped or cracked teeth and teeth discolored by food and drinks. These are really thin coats or laminates shaped after your teeth. These are bonded to the front of your damaged or discolored teeth, from which a very thin layer has been chipped off, giving your teeth a shine for a beautiful smile.

As explained by the Passes Dental Care clinic, porcelain laminate veneers are thin, natural looking “shells” that are attached to your front teeth. These veneers are customized from porcelain laminate material and then bonded to your teeth. Cosmetic dentists use porcelain laminate veneers to treat the following common problems:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Porcelain laminate veneers:

  • Improve the appearance of your smile.
  • An alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures.
  • A great aesthetic solution for your smile.
  • May help you avoid orthodontic treatment.

Veneer application is usually completed after only two visits to the dentist. However, to make sure that this dental treatment will be successful, the U.S. National Library of Medicine: National Institutes of Health says that letting only a skilled and experienced dentist perform it is important.

 

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What is High Conflict Custody?

What is High Conflict Custody?

Divorce is often a legal nightmare, especially if the couple involved do not agree with certain terms, such as division of assets and liabilities and spousal support. But one of the most emotional disagreements involve child custody.

According to the website of these Austin child custody lawyers, some of the leading factors that cause high conflict custody are abuse, neglect, financial problems, ethical disagreements, and parental alienation. Whatever the cause of your case is, it doesn’t change the fact that it has a negative effect not just on you and your spouse, but also on your children. This is particularly problematic if the children are young, because it can affect their development.

Here are some of the possible effects of high conflict custody to children:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Feelings of worthlessness, including low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Going back to behaviors he or she has already outgrown, such as bed wetting
  • Poor performance in school
  • Rebellious tendency, including aggressive behaviors like shouting and disobeying and passive-aggressive
  • behaviors like not talking to you and staying away from you

To minimize the effects of high conflict custody on the parties involved, especially the children, you should try to make the legal issue as peaceful as possible, and you can do this by considering the following actions:

  • Tell the child that the decision is not his or her fault, and it is solely an adult issue
  • Because it is an adult issue, it is better to put the child away from the conflict as far as possible
  • To put the child away from the issue, don’t even think of using him or her to testify against the other parent, because it will only make the child more involved
  • Convince your child to focus on other things, such as school and recreation
  • Understand your ex-partner’s perspective and compromise accordingly
  • Don’t get overly emotional, because emotions such as anger and guilt can be destructive in the legal process

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General Partnership, Limited Partnership, and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

A business entity, wherein two or more people share ownership is called a partnership. This type of business may be formed by individuals, schools, interest-based organizations, businesses, governments or a combination of any of these. All the partners contribute in all aspects of the business, including capital, property, skill and labor. In return, all share in the company’s profits and losses.

Though it is not legally required, a partnership agreement will definitely prove an essential element in this type of business format as this will allow business partners to handle the following important matters with clarity:

  • How business decisions will be made;
  • How profits will be divide;
  • How disputes will be resolved;
  • How ownership may be changed (when bringing in new partners or buying out current partners); and,
  • How the partnership may be dissolved.

There are three types of Partnership:

Limited partnership. Under this partnership arrangement the liability and share in profit of a member is proportionate to the amount of his/her investment. Though one or more individuals can be a limited partner, there is, at least, one who shall remain as a general partner, exercise control of the business and have full personal liability for the debts and obligations of the business. A general partner, as different from a limited partner, earns higher profits, but also has more liability, in case the business suffers financial loss. Limited partners do not participate in management decisions.

General partnership. Under this arrangement, profits, losses, management responsibility and liability are divided equally among the members. If there will be unequal distribution, it is recommended that this, as well as specific percentages assigned to each partner be stated in the Partnership agreement. General partnership comes with a tax advantage: profits are not taxed to the business; partners include these on their individual tax returns, thus a lower tax rate.

Limited liability partnership (LLP). Under this arrangement, some or all business partners have limited liability. One partner, however, will not be held liable for another partner’s acts of negligence or misconduct.

When starting a business, the advice and assistance of a qualified legal professional is always vital as this can affect a firm’s future growth and changes; these will also have a substantial impact on how a business functions and operates.

As pointed out by Tucson corporate attorneys, “Corporate formation doesn’t have to be a daunting challenge. With the guidance of an experienced attorney, new businesses, such as those in Tucson can be given the establishment they need to grow and flourish. Furthermore, with such help, a business owner can rest assured that critical legal errors that could affect the company’s success will be avoided.”

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Car Accidents And Brain Injuries

Car accidents play a major role in the incidence of traumatic brain injuries According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2 million Americans experience traumatic brain injuries with 14.3% coming from traffic accidents. This translates to 286,000 injuries from car accidents yearly. The number can be higher because brain injuries are not always immediately obvious after an accident. Studies reveal that even low-speed car accidents can cause mild brain trauma.

Charleston car accident attorneys of Clawson & Staubes, LLC reveal that serious car accidents can cause a blow or jolt in the head which could lead to brain injuries. Trauma to the head is likely in a car accident when the skull strikes an object such as a steering wheel or windshield. When the continuous movement of the head suddenly stops, the brain continues moving striking the interior of the skull. This will result to brain bruises and hemorrhage which is not immediately visible.

Traumatic brain injuries after a car accident can result to sustained serious, debilitating injuries that can severely affect an individual’s way of life. In some cases, the extent of injury can be severe due to outside forces that contributed to the accident. When car accidents cause serious injuries, their crash worthiness is put into question. This is a term that refers to the ability of the car to protect its occupants during an impact.

In relation to car accidents, traumatic brain injuries may be the result of an automotive defect. Malfunctioning parts may include defective seatbelts, airbags, defective tires, and others. Automobile defects often lead to more serious injuries. If an individual suffers from brain injuries as a result of car accidents, they may be entitled to receive compensation which may include medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Traumatic brain injuries can have serious and life-threatening consequences on the victim. So to avoid accidents and protect the life of others, drive responsibly and safely.

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Due to Taxotere, Some Women will Look Like Cancer Patients for the Rest of Their Lives

Taxotere (Generic name: Docetaxel) is an intravenous chemotherapy drug that is manufactured and marketed by Sanofi-Aventi. Its use, for the treatment of breast cancer, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996. It was also eventually approved by the FDA to treat other types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, and head and neck cancer.

For women who have, or formerly had, breast cancer and had chemotherapy treatments, the most common symptom is hair loss. This, however, is just a temporary effect of chemotherapy as patients are assured that their hair will grow back from three to six months after treatment (chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells – both healthy cells and cancer cells. Hair follicles, which are filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are among the fastest-growing cells inside the human body). However, for breast cancer patients, who have been treated with the drug Taxotere, loss of hair seems to be a permanent effect, as some have complained of no hair growth for as long as 10 years and some even longer. Worse than permanent hair loss or permanent alopecia, though is “alopecia universalis,” which is total hair loss on the scalp and on different parts of the body, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, under arms and around the genital area.

Different studies that revolved around the circumstances which affect women with breast cancer have consistently revealed that the most stressful side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss, more specifically, permanent hair loss, which results from the use of Taxotere. Breast cancer patients claim that permanent hair loss has profoundly impacted their well-being and quality of life.

Unlike women outside of the U.S. who were warned as early as 2005 of the permanent hair loss that results from the use of Taxotere, women in the U.S. were never made aware until December of 2015, after the FDA mandated Sanofi-Aventis to issue a warning about Taxotere use. Due to this concealment of information, patients were never allowed to make an an informed choice, of choosing the equally effective Paclitaxel, which did not have the same side effect.

A breast cancer drug alopecia lawsuit, which accuses Sanofi-Aventis of selling Taxotere without disclosing its dangers or risks and concealment of information from the public, is just one of the legal actions filed against the drug’s manufacturers. For women, who now suffer the damaging condition that has resulted from Taxotere use, permanent alopecia will make them look like cancer patients for the rest of their lives.

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Due to Taxotere, Some Women will Look Like Cancer Patients for the Rest of Their Lives

Due to Taxotere, Some Women will Look Like Cancer Patients for the Rest of Their Lives

Taxotere (Generic name: Docetaxel) is an intravenous chemotherapy drug that is manufactured and marketed by Sanofi-Aventi. Its use, for the treatment of breast cancer, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1996. It was also eventually approved by the FDA to treat other types of cancer, including non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, and head and neck cancer.

For women who have, or formerly had, breast cancer and had chemotherapy treatments, the most common symptom is hair loss. This, however, is just a temporary effect of chemotherapy as patients are assured that their hair will grow back from three to six months after treatment (chemotherapy targets all rapidly dividing cells – both healthy cells and cancer cells. Hair follicles, which are filled with tiny blood vessels that make hair, are among the fastest-growing cells inside the human body). However, for breast cancer patients, who have been treated with the drug Taxotere, loss of hair seems to be a permanent effect, as some have complained of no hair growth for as long as 10 years and some even longer. Worse than permanent hair loss or permanent alopecia, though is “alopecia universalis,” which is total hair loss on the scalp and on different parts of the body, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, under arms and around the genital area.

Different studies that revolved around the circumstances which affect women with breast cancer have consistently revealed that the most stressful side effect of cancer treatment is hair loss, more specifically, permanent hair loss, which results from the use of Taxotere. Breast cancer patients claim that permanent hair loss has profoundly impacted their well-being and quality of life.

Unlike women outside of the U.S. who were warned as early as 2005 of the permanent hair loss that results from the use of Taxotere, women in the U.S. were never made aware until December of 2015, after the FDA mandated Sanofi-Aventis to issue a warning about Taxotere use. Due to this concealment of information, patients were never allowed to make an an informed choice, of choosing the equally effective Paclitaxel, which did not have the same side effect.

A breast cancer drug alopecia lawsuit, which accuses Sanofi-Aventis of selling Taxotere without disclosing its dangers or risks and concealment of information from the public, is just one of the legal actions filed against the drug’s manufacturers. For women, who now suffer the damaging condition that has resulted from Taxotere use, permanent alopecia will make them look like cancer patients for the rest of their lives.

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Oxygen Deprivation And Its Effects On A Newborn Baby

Oxygen supply can play a huge role in the delivery of a baby. Lack of oxygen can have a significant effect on the newborn. While there are several reasons for it, oxygen deprivation can result to the baby experiencing long-term and permanent neurological as well as physical problems. When this happens, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg LLC reveals that this could mean a lifetime care for the child.

Oxygen deprivation or birth asphyxia can lead to lack of oxygen supply to the baby’s brain. This could lead to injury in the brain cells and cause various conditions such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, seizures, permanent brain damage, and cerebral palsy. Oxygen deprivation happens in four of every 1,000 full-term births. Premature babies are more susceptible to injuries due to lack of oxygen. Every minute counts for the baby and time lost could mean lifelong problems for the baby.

There are several factors that contribute to oxygen deprivation such as umbilical cord problems, issues with the mother’s blood pressure, constricted airways, anemia at birth, early separation of the placenta from the uterus, and the baby getting stuck in the birth canal during delivery. Prompt and diligent monitoring of the health care provider can help prevent lack of oxygen. While oxygen deprivation is something beyond the control of healthcare providers, they have the knowledge and training to manage labor and delivery.

Oxygen deprivation can also have a huge impact on the family of the baby. On the financial aspect, it could mean expenses amounting to almost $1 million, as bared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If lack of oxygen was the result of medical negligence, the parents of the child has all the right to sue the responsible parties for the injury they caused to their baby. With the help of a skilled attorney, they may be able to recover damages.

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Government Responsibility for Highway Defects

Programs and educational campaigns that are designed to keep on reminding drivers about the importance of observing road safety rules, as well as laws that will help reduce the number of car accidents and keep injuries minor, are constantly created and implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Though drivers are the primary targets of these programs (because records show that about 90% of car crashes are due to driver error), the NHTSA makes sure that all others who can affect road safety comply with safety standards, like car manufacturers, or are provided their needed guidance and assistance, like state and local government agencies, specifically those that are responsible in the construction and maintenance of roads. This is due to the fact that drivers are not the only ones at fault in car crashes; car manufacturers and agencies involved in the construction and maintenance of roads, highways, bridges, interchanges and other related structures, can also, at times, be held accountable in road accidents.

Specifically providing support to “State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system” is the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), an agency within the US Department of Transportation. Through the FHWA’s Federal Aid Highway Program, financial and technical assistance are extended to State and local governments, to help ensure that “America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.”

This is because construction and maintenance of roads and highways are the responsibilities of States, municipalities and cities. These branches of the government are expected to construct safe and technologically sound roadways, as well as repair highway defects, like missing or poorly constructed guardrails, poorly lighted streets, traffic signs blocked by trees or other fixtures, wrong or missing road signs, lack of railroad crossing lights, roadway debris, uneven pavement, and potholes.

Drivers, who fail to notice potholes or roadway debris and drive over these, can lose control of their vehicle and possibly end up in an accident. States, however, are said to be immune from any form of liability, despite injuries during an accident. This immunity is based on the doctrine called “government immunity” or “sovereign immunity.”

Despite the great difficulty in suing the government and holding it liable for all the damages and losses suffered by a victim due to the need to prove that it is guilty of gross negligence, there is nothing that says it cannot be done.

On its website, the Sampson Law Firm strongly emphasizes that victims of car accidents, whether due to careless drivers, vehicle defects, or dangerous roadways, should not have to pay for the costs of a car accident that occurred through no fault of their own.

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