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Statute of limitations in medical malpractice claims


More and more people have begun to depend on advanced medical technologies. However, cases of medical malpractice and negligence have also been on the rise in Virginia and elsewhere in recent times. When a patient is injured because of the negligence of a doctor or medical service provider, oftentimes the approach is to wait before bringing a suit for injuries. This time is often taken by the injured party in order to decide if legal remedies are really what the patient seeks.

NCAA settles head injury lawsuit; to fund research program


Many Virginia residents are big fans of college football. Often, college players are as popular as professional football players. However, football is also inherently dangerous for the players. Head injuries sustained during a football game are common. Sadly, many of those injuries result in brain injury, which can lead to long-term problems.

Collision with tractor-trailer hospitalizes two in Virginia


With its myriad of superhighways and access to many other municipalities, the commonwealth of Virginia has seen its fair share of truck accidents. Such heavy vehicle accidents can sometimes result from fatigue, inattentiveness or the negligence of the truck driver. Other reasons for these collisions can include inadequate truck maintenance, defective auto parts, excessive speeding or an unqualified or inexperienced truck driver.

Virginia doctor, accused of failure to diagnose, loses license


Residents of Roanoke, Virginia, are aware of the privileged status of medical practitioners. The abuse of such privilege can be quite a shock, especially considering the level of trust given to a doctor. This may also lead to questions of the patients' physical well-being, with doubt created as to whether they received the best possible care by an incompetent doctor. Not surprisingly, doctors who are negligent are liable to be prosecuted under medical malpractice laws.

West Virginia woman sues hospital for doctor error


There is an implicit trust that every person seeking medical care places in the physician. There is respect for the doctor's advanced learning, apart from a belief that the medical caregiver is truly capable of discharging the required duties. There is also the awareness that a slip on the doctor's part can have significantly harmful consequences. There are, therefore, in Roanoke, Virginia, as well as elsewhere in the United States, legal ramifications if a proven doctor's mistake causes unreasonable pain and suffering to the patient. In many cases, the hospital or care center may also be a responsible party for the incident.

Tractor-trailer collides with Volvo truck, Roanoke driver charged


The simple vision of two huge vehicles coming together in a head-on collision and causing serious injuries to the drivers and passengers inside those vehicles can scarcely be described with words sufficient to portray the trauma that the accident victim suffers. Even a single truck accident can cause extreme harm to pedestrians or drivers and passengers of a smaller vehicle that has been hit by a truck.

Virginia hospital settles suit alleging wrongful death of patient


A medical patient must necessarily put a lot of faith and confidence in the person who provides his or her medical care. Often, one literally entrusts one's life to a doctor or medical institution. Unfortunately, the results of such confidence in the ability or care exercised by the doctor do not always turn out well. When there is evidence of a failure by medical professionals to meet the appropriate standard of care, and injury or death results, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.

Local hospital faces medical malpractice suit for child's death


Patients place a lot of faith in doctors and surgeons. But medical care does sometimes go wrong, harming the patient in the process. Whether it was a doctor or surgeon error or whether it was caused by negligence on the part of another medical professional can be difficult to determine. Concerns such as this can complicate cases alleging medical malpractice.

Virginia family wins $9 million in medical malpractice settlement


The emotional shock of medical negligence occurring in the delivery room can sometimes deter new parents from taking legal action over their child's injuries. Nevertheless, parents should understand that they and their children are entitled to seek compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice on the part of a hospital, attending physicians and staff.

Three teens die in a crash with a fire truck in West Virginia


Whether a driver is commuting to or from work, a child is traveling on a bus, a tourist is getting acquainted with the area, a truck making a long-distance shipment or a resident is out running errands, numerous vehicles frequent the roadways, ranging from small motorcycles to massive tractor-trailers. The various types of vehicles could play a role in an accident. Not all vehicles operate and maneuver the same and some have large blind spots. Being aware of these potential hazards could help prevent a truck accident.

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