Personal Injury Law Blog

Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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The Jackson reforms in a nutshell

by John Hirst May 2, 2013 Accident Claims

April 2013 was a month to forget for many lawyers due to arguably the most radical changes to the Civil Procedure Rules since 1998. In January 2010 Lord Justice Jackson published his “Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report” which contained a number of recommendations to reform civil litigation both generally and in relation to […]

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In a Recession: Are you more inclined to make a claim?

by Legal Author January 4, 2013 Personal Injury

Guest blog post considering if you are more likely to make a personal injury claim during a recession. Whilst many industries falter during a recession, it appears that there are a number of reasons why the personal-injury industry may thrive. Some believe this is due to a compensation culture. However, there are a number of […]

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How Medical Malpractice Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

by CarlosSantiago September 5, 2012 Law

Cerebral palsy is a general term referring to many different motor function abnormalities caused by brain damage.  This non-progressive, non-contagious condition can range from mild to severe, and it affects roughly 1 out of every 303 children in America.  Although there are some situations in which cerebral palsy develops due to natural causes, many are […]

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How to Pursue a Clinical Negligence Claim

by Legal Author September 4, 2012 Clinical medical negligence

(US clinical medical negligence law and general information applicable in the UK) You went to the doctor seeking competent, compassionate medical treatment. What you received, however, may have been the opposite. From misdiagnosing illnesses and prescribing the wrong medications to horrendous mistakes that never should have occurred, medical negligence can and does occur. If you […]

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Personal Injury Claims Scotland: Top 10 Tips

by Lawford Kidd September 3, 2012 Accident Claims

Useful Scottish personal injury claims law blog post from injury lawyers Lawford Kidd outlining the top 10 tips for making an accident claim in Scotland to allow you to claim maximum compensation and avoid a stressful experience. If you need confidential/impartial legal advice contact this site’s editor Gavin here. 1. DO Provide your doctor with […]

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How To Ensure You’re Compensated After An Accident

by charles.worthering June 15, 2012 Accident Claims Law

Guest post contributed by Charles Worthering, on behalf of Accident-compensation.co.uk. Charles is a solicitor and works with clients on cases pertaining to accident compensation claims and industrial accidents. In his spare time he enjoys  writing about various insurance topics.   Being involved in an accident can leave you physically injured, emotionally traumatized, or suffering significant financial […]

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UK Law: Making A Successful Claim Following A Sporting Injury

by andyj April 26, 2012 Accident Claims

Recent research reveals that the number of people regularly taking exercise in England continues to grow in the long term.  The latest results from Sport England’s ongoing Active People Survey shows, that whilst there has been a marginal drop in the last quarter figures, 6.927m people now exercise at least 3 times a week for […]

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How Much Compensation for Personal Injury Claims?

by Legal Author April 10, 2012 Personal Injury

Below is a law blog post on personal injury law from My Compensation. Working in the personal claims industry, one of the most common questions that we get asked is: How much compensation will I receive? And rightly so. If you’re going to take time out of our day to start a compensation claim, even […]

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U.K. Health Agency Warns Doctors Against Using Metal Hip Implant Combination

by NadrichCohenLLP April 3, 2012 Personal Injury

The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a new warning advising doctors against using a specific combination of metal hip implant components. The MHRA issued the warning after it was determined that the patients who received the metal hips in question had an “unacceptably high” rate of revision surgery after undergoing […]

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Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuits Consolidated in Multidistrict Litigation

by NadrichCohenLLP March 27, 2012 Personal Injury

A third multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established to handle federal lawsuits involving defective metal hip implants. The newest MDL involves lawsuits filed in connection with the Conserve metal hip, manufactured by Wright Medical Technologies. According to court documents, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation voted to consolidate federal Wright Conserve hip lawsuits on […]

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Permanent Partial Disability Claims

by IrwinMitchell March 16, 2012 Personal Injury

Each day workers are involved in serious on the job accidents than can result in life-changing injuries. Injured workers who sustain serious injuries that impair their ability to perform their job duties may be entitled to permanent partial disability claims. Those who receive permanent partial disability benefits from state agencies or a private workers compensation […]

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