U-Haul Accidents Abound: Why Rental Trucks Are So Dangerous

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U-Hauls are ubiquitous. These white and orange trailers and trucks are found in every state of the US. People use them to do everything from moving across town to across the country. However, U-Hauls have a little-known dark side: they are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. This is a problem because […]

Can COVID-19 Cause Brain Injuries?

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On a scientific scale, the pandemic is still incredibly new. While acute symptoms are well-documented, scientists are just beginning to discover the long-term consequences of a COVID-19 infection. As more people recover from their acute infections, doctors are collecting data and studying the common problems faced by “recovered” patients. One recent and alarming conclusion is […]

Medical Bills & Injury Lawsuits: What To Know About Letters Of Protection

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If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you’ve probably considered a personal injury lawsuit. A successful case can help you recover the cost of your medical bills, especially if you’re uninsured or underinsured. In circumstances like those, it’s not unusual to sign a letter of protection (LOP) promising to […]

HMO Malpractice: What It Is and When to File a Claim

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Health insurance is a complicated business in the US. It’s both a vital tool for keeping people healthy and a profoundly confusing maze of bureaucracy. With all the different plans, coverage levels, and conditions, it’s easy to get lost in the process and miss important details. That’s how many HMOs get away with malpractice. HMO […]

Bank of America Accused of Elder Abuse

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According to a recent lawsuit, Bank of America has been accused of committing elder abuse by violating its own anti-abuse policies. The case was filed by an 81-year-old woman who was exploited by an abuser. The abuser drained her bank account and was not blocked by Bank of America (BoA) officials, who ignored standard abuse […]

Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

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Every preventable death is a tragedy. If someone whom you love had their life cut short by someone else’s actions, you likely want to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. In the US, the easiest way to do that is by pursuing a civil liability lawsuit. There are two main types of civil […]

What Counts as Medical Malpractice?

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There’s a reason that medical settings are so commonly used in horror movies. The idea that a physician could harm you is a very real fear for many people. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem in real life. While real healthcare professionals aren’t likely to act like protagonists of a horror franchise, they can and […]

New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guidelines May Impact Long-COVID Sufferers

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The pandemic has led to health information taking up a major portion of the news cycle. However, it’s almost entirely focused on COVID-19, leading other healthcare news to slip under the radar. For example, the CDC’s release of new guidelines on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS, has passed largely unremarked upon. That shouldn’t be […]

California-Based Hospital Agrees to $90 Million Settlement After Whistleblower Lawsuit

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Sutter Health, a California-based hospital operator, has just agreed to a $90 million settlement regarding claims that it overcharged the federal government by misrepresenting the needs of patients using private Medicare Advantage plans. This settlement is the result of a 2015 whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee of a Sutter Health affiliate. It’s the […]

Experts Predict Pandemic-Driven Rise In Medical Malpractice Claims In 2022

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According to medical and legal experts, it’s time to expect a surge of medical malpractice lawsuits. Now that the pandemic is starting to come under control, many professionals predict rising medical accidents and lawsuits about those accidents. But why? Many factors are in play: patients returning to medical facilities, doctors being overworked, and medical facilities […]