Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice

Churches Continue to Trickle Out Names of Sex Abusers

I was raised in the Catholic Church and it pains me to write this article.  What hurts me, even more, is that countless children endured sexual abuse while the Church did nothing. Recently, there has been an outpouring of admissions that the Catholic Church received “credible claims” of sexual abuse against thousands of priests. The…

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Virginia Catholic Dioceses Admit Sexual Abuse Victims Have Credible Evidence: What You Need to Know

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Recently, two Catholic dioceses in Virginia publicly named 58 priests as having been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children. The abuse went on for decades and involves an unknown number of innocent victims. This startling and seemingly transparent disclosure of the identity of pedophiles in the clergy has been viewed by many as an attempt…

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Everything You Need to Know About Paragard IUD Injuries

What is Paragard? Paragard is a small, hormone-free IUD made of plastic wrapped in a layer of copper.  Remarkably, copper is its only active ingredient in the device. Copper wires coiled around the device produce an inflammatory reaction, which is toxic to sperm and eggs (ova), preventing pregnancy.  The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved this…

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Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries

A recent article published in the Daily Beast focused on the uptick in e-cigarette explosion cases seen at Vanderbilt University’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care. The surgeon interviewed for the article has treated 30 people for exploding e-cigarette injuries.  The injuries treated include third degree flame burns, chemical burns and damage to teeth and…

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How Do I Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

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How Do I Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice in Virginia? Claims against negligent doctors, providers, and medical facilities are some of the most complicated injury claims. Virginia law establishes strict rules about the timing and procedures associated with medical malpractice claims, and a single mistake can result in delays and lost compensation. In this…

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When Gas Lines Explode, Who Pays for Victims’ Injuries?

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In September 2018, a series of violent natural gas explosions in Boston shocked the country. While the devastation caused by the Boston gas explosions stood out, gas leaks and resultant injuries happen throughout the country every year. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of gas utility lines and find out how you can…

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How to Protect Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Accident

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While the rates of drunk driving-related car wrecks have declined in Virginia over the past two decades, annual spikes in accidents still occur around the holidays, and even the most careful motorists can fall victim to a drunk driver. As the holiday season approaches, it’s especially important to understand the steps you can take to…

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Holiday Fatalities on the Rise on Virginia Highways

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Virginia Holiday Traffic Death Toll on the Rise During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 14 people were killed in Virginia automobile accidents.  This was the highest number killed over the Thanksgiving weekend since 2013.  This past Thanksgiving weekend, 12 people were killed in Virginia traffic crashes. Why do the number of Virginia highway fatalities during…

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5 Simple Ways You Can Protect Your Children From Lithium-Ion Battery Injuries

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As the holiday season approaches, don’t forget about the potential hazard lithium-ion batteries pose to children. In the United States, emergency rooms treat more than 2,800 children each year who have swallowed the small button batteries found in devices like electronic toys, remote controls, key fobs, and musical greeting cards. Even more alarming, lithium-ion batteries…

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