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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Amusement Parks Accidents

When someone has been injured due an amusement park accident they first must understand whom is liable for all damages and injuries caused by the accident. There are approximately 5 deaths and additional 3,000 serious injuries each year due to amusement park accidents.

If you have been injured due to an amusement park accident you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. There are 4 different types of liability cases involving amusement park accidents.

Product Liability & Defective Products

Premises Liability


Wrongful Death

If an amusement park accident occurs he or she may be entitled to compensation under personal injury law. The liable party is typically the owner or management of the amusement park. If you or a love one has been injured due to an amusement park accident immediately seek medical attention.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Drug Recall - Avandia

Avandia, the type-2 diabetes medication, has had its use severely restricted in the United States, and the drug has been withdrawn from the market in Europe due to concerns over severe side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded there is significant evidence that Avandia, also known as rosiglitazone, increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and congestive heart failure in those taking it.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Preventable Medical Errors - sixth biggest killer in America

Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Errors include physician diagnostic mistakes, incomplete or deficient patient records, medication-prescription slip-ups, staff fatigue and overwork, procedural safety-check lapses and others.

Experts believe that if doctors, nurses, dentists, technicians, and other staff were simply more careful, they would make fewer errors.

The institute for Heathcare Improvement approximates that 15 million incidents of medical harm occur each year. HeathGrades, a leading health-care-rating organization, found that Medicare patients who experienced patient-safety incidents had a one-in-five chance of dying as a result.

Even though one-third of Americans say that they or one of their family members has experienced a medical error, and one in five say that a medical error has caused either themselves or a family member serious health problems or death, surveys show that Americans vastly underestimate the extent of medical errors.

Buttafuoco & Associates
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys