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personal injury Archives

Why do psychiatrists fail to properly diagnose patients?

When patients aren't feeling well, one of the first steps to them to them getting better is to receive the appropriate diagnosis for their condition. If they receive the wrong one, then it opens them up to suffering for an extended period of time without relief.

A jury awards $68 million to a dead Fresno heart patient's family

A Fresno County jury returned a verdict on March 20 in a medical malpractice case against an area heart surgeon. The jury had awarded the man's family $55.6 million in punitive damages the previous day. They awarded an additional $12.39 million in damages. The total in damages awarded has now reached $68 million.

Torrance woman's family claims 'death by bureaucracy' in lawsuit

A Torrance woman's family has filed a lawsuit against two hospitals for her wrongful death. They accuse both LA HealthCare and California Health Net of having engaged in unnecessary bureaucratic wrangling over who was going to foot the bill for her out-of-network liver transplant. Her family alleges that four months worth of stalling ultimately resulted in the 53-year-old woman dying of liver cirrhosis in November of 2015.

How is a personal injury lawsuit resolved?

If you've decided to file a personal injury lawsuit after suffering an injury as a result of another person's negligent or intentional misconduct, you should understand the ways that you can obtain the compensation you need. There are two main ways to get compensation. The first is through a formal lawsuit. The second is through an informal settlement.