There are times when "man's best friend" turns out to be a nuisance. If a dog attacked you or a loved one, the physical and emotional trauma can be devastating. Thankfully, there are personal injury laws in place to help you get the just compensation you deserve.
Here in Virginia, drivers may come upon a coal train slowly making its way along, pulling dozens upon dozens of cars. You often see Amtrak trains as well, which flash by in seconds. Trains are fun to watch, but they command respect. According to experts at the Federal Railroad Administration, trains strike a person or vehicle nearly every three hours across the country.
Wrong-site surgery may be one of gravest forms of medical malpractice that adversely affects the lives of many Virginia residents. Wrong-site surgery means that a medical procedure was performed on the wrong organ, location on the body, or limb of the patient, or in some cases even on the wrong patient altogether.
Medical malpractice or medical negligence may be defined as any act or omission of any necessary act by the medical practitioner, which not only injures the patient but also digresses from the usual customs and practice of the medical professional in related cases. The patient as well as relatives and dependents have the right under Virginia law to initiate a medical negligence lawsuit.
Virginia parents may be interested to learn about how a mother who lost her 11-year-old daughter due to hospital negligence has advocated for a new law to prevent the same thing from happening to other surgical patients. Following an elective surgery at a prestigious hospital, the young girl was given continuous opiod medication but was not continuously monitored.