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In addition to obtaining accident victims the compensation they deserve, our goal is to provide them with the information they need to help them understand the process and make informed decisions.  As part of that effort, Stuart DiMartini is the founder and main contributor of the Personal Injury Law Blog.  Please feel free to explore our blog!

Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2008

Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2008

Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2008: Early Release FMCSA-RRA-09-052 October 2009 Analysis Division Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Washington, DC 20590 Introduction The complete Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts annual reports contain vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and vehicle registration data that […]

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The Case of the Agoraphobic Son

The Case of the Agoraphobic Son

The Case of the Agoraphobic Son here was once a boy.  We’ll call this boy “Johnny” for our purposes.  As a boy, he was diagnosed as both agoraphobic and schizophrenic. Agoraphobic fears typically involve characteristic clusters of situations that include being outside the home alone…”  Schizophrenia is […]

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Don’t Hang Out in the No-Zone

Don’t Hang Out in the No-Zone

Don’t Hang Out in the No-Zone ur roadways and highways are inherently dangerous places.  According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2008 alone there were over 4,000 fatal crashes involving large trucks nationwide.  This comes to about 11 deaths per day in accidents involving a large truck, or tractor-trailer.  There were also more […]

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Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Benefits When a worker becomes seriously disabled, either permanently or for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, as a result of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment or injury, that worker may be entitled to the payment of monthly Social Security benefits. Social […]

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Review of Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Cardiovascular Safety

Review of Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Cardiovascular Safety

Avandia Safety Announcement The Federal Drug Administration has issued Safety Communication concerning the ongoing review of the drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) as it relates to cardiovascular safety. Avandia is the brand name of an oral drug called rosiglitazone. Avandia is anti-diabetic drug in the thiazolidinedione class of drugs.  The drug is […]

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Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder Surgery What is the surgeons duty of care during a gallbladder surgery? Understanding Gallstones he gallbladder (or cholecyst or gall bladder) is a pear-shaped organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder until needed by the […]

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Cholecystectomy – Risk of Injury to the Common Bile Duct

Cholecystectomy – Risk of Injury to the Common Bile Duct

Cholecystectomy and the Risk of Injury to the Common Bile Duct uring laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery, or cholecytectomy, there can be times when the surgeon mistakes the common bile duct for the cystic duct.  If the surgeon does not recognize this error before clipping or dissecting, this may produce […]

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Legal Requirements of Medical Malpractice

Legal Requirements of Medical Malpractice

Legal Requirements of Medical Malpractice What are the legal requirements of medical malpractice? New York Medical Malpractice edical malpractice is the negligence of a doctor or surgeon.  Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances, doing something that a reasonably prudent doctor or surgeon would not do […]

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Third-Party Claim

Third-Party Claim

Third-Party Claim What are third-party claims? New York City Work Site Accidents here are many types of accidents that can occur at a New York work site: a slip and fall, a car crash while making a delivery, or a fall from a scaffold at a construction […]

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New Jersey Dog Bite

New Jersey Dog Bite

Bitten by a Dog in New Jersey ew Jersey provides for strict liability against the owner of a dog when someone in bitten by a dog regardless of the prior propensities of the dog to bite, as long as the statutory requirements are met.  NJSA 4:19-16 (Liability […]

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