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Archive for April 2010

Two small, unrelated infants lost their lives when under the care of a babysitter. The family of one of the victims sued the babysitter and the people who recommended her. In this sad case, a babysitter was linked to two infant deaths a mere 11 weeks apart. The 43-year-old woman is facing a wrongful death…

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One of the most frustrating parts of our work is dealing with Medicare.  When Medicare pays for accident victims’ medical care,  the victims have to pay Medicare back for that care out of any settlement or verdict.  But it can be an almost impossible tak finding out (1) how much Medicare claims it paid and is owed, and (2)…

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I was irate when talking to my wife yesterday.  I had just dropped my kids off at school and I was heading back to my car when a driver came through the school driveway — not even a road, but a driveway where a majority of the kids going to school cross — while talking…

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It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of those improperly soliciting personal injury victims as clients.  In fact, you can see some of my prior posts on the subject as follows: Case Running Barratry, Solicitation, And More: The Harassment of Accident Victims Personal Injury Lawyers: A Few Bad Apples There are really two types of…

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After yesterday’s post, my friend Steve Lombardi, a Des Moines personal injury lawyer, sent me links to a number of posts on his blog dealing with wrong way drivers.  If you’re interested in the problem, check out some of Steve’s links: Wrong Way Collisions in Iowa Wrong Way Driving On The Interstate Highway Systems Wrong…

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Highway construction zones pose unique dangers to construction workers. One recent wreck shows the potential tragedy posed by construction zones. “This is a case we heard about from Indiana that involved the death of a construction worker who was filling potholes in a closed off area of the local expressway. It was officially listed as…

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There are some things that just seem like they shouldn’t happen:  doctors performing surgery on the wrong body parts, tires coming off of 18 wheelers or other cars and causing wrecks, and wrecks caused by people driving the wrong way on highways.  And yet all of them occur over and over. Sadly, this weekend was…

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