Entries by Bill Hayes

Adidas SpringBlade: Class Action Lawsuit

Adidas America, Inc. is currently facing a class action lawsuit because of an allegedly defective running shoe. The lawsuit has been filed in New York federal court and claims that the first edition of the Adidas SpringBlade running shoes have soles that are prone to falling apart and may injury consumers. Adidas is being accused […]

How to Find a Good Doctor Using Online Tools

Choosing a good doctor can be tough. When you are injured or become ill, you need quick access to quality medical care and a physician that is certified in the right specialty area. On top of that, they need to accept your health insurance, partners with your preferred hospital, and has a clean medical malpractice […]

Study Finds Medical Omissions Lead to Malpractice Cases

It has been discovered that healthcare providers face significant medical malpractice lawsuits for treatment options that they overlook or fail to provide. A new study by The Sullivan Group reveals the many way doctors may be liable for the medical care they don’t provide, referred to as medical omissions. The study looked at treatment provided by […]

Common Medical Malpractice: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Misdiagnosis

Misdiagnosis is the number one medical malpractice and multiple sclerosis (MS) is one disease that is commonly misdiagnosed. A recent UK study suggests that as many as four in five MS patients are wrongly diagnosed prior to discovering the correct issue. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, diagnosis of MS is complicated and involves a […]

Recalls and Product Liability News

Safety should always be a top concern for manufacturers and distributors. These companies are legally obliged make sure the items they produce are safe for consumer usage. Any defective or unsafe products can cause serious damage if not identified and recalled in a timely manner. Failure to do so can result in personal injury lawsuits […]

Construction Site Fall Prevention Tips

Contractors are at high risk of falling from an elevated location while at work. In fact, falling is a leading cause of injury and the number one cause of death for construction workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 291 out of 828 total fatalities in the construction industry were caused by falling. […]

Doctor Intentionally Misdiagnoses Patients with Cancer, Receives 45 Years

One of the most infamous medical malpractice cases in history was sentenced in court earlier this month. A Michigan doctor was taken into custody in 2013 for purposely misdiagnosing several patients with cancer for his personal financial benefit. These patients have suffered unnecessary chemotherapy and radiation as well as emotional, financial, and physical pain as […]

Electrical Injury Risk on Construction Sites

Construction sites are often very active environments. Many different contractors can be present and working on multiple projects at one time. Not to mention the pedestrians or civilians that may be nearby if the site is remains open to the public. With all the activity (plus the presence of heavy machinery and power tools), it’s […]

Study Finds Misdiagnosis the Top Medical Malpractice

A recent study published in BMJ Quality & Safety found diagnostic errors (wrong diagnosis, no diagnosis, and delayed diagnosis) to be the number one cause of medical malpractice. Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine studied over 350,000 successful claims from 1987 to 2010 before coming to this conclusion.   Medical malpractice occurs […]

Construction Site Risk: Repetitive Stress Disorders

The constant, repetitive movements common in the construction industry can easily cause wear and tear on the body. Completing the same action repeatedly over time can cause gradual or developed sprains, strains, and other injuries. The risk of injury is only increased when repetitive tasks are performed with the addition of heavy objects or machinery, […]