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What Are The Treatments Of Cerebral Palsy In Tampa

A Bird’s Eye View Of The Cerebral Palsy In Tampa: Cerebral palsy is a severe and serious ailment in Tampa, usually caused during birth injury to the children. The fundamental concept of cerebral palsy is that it is a disorder which affects human nervous and coordination system. This disease usually occurs in children. As the symptoms of cerebral palsy have effects on children’s coordination and the movements of the skeleton, therefore, the damage is difficult to predict at the initial stage, moreover, the symptoms of this illness vary from person to person. It comes under the observation of parents on… Read More

What Is “Informed Consent” In A Medical Malpractice Case?

Informed consent is a very important process within medical settings. It is a process in which the patient and doctor interact and communicate about the procedure or treatment that is going to take place. The physician is required to provide the patient with the necessary information in order to understand the scope of the proposed treatment or procedure. When informed consent has not been granted, it can amount to a medical malpractice. This is some essential information that must be explained to the patient: The treatments or procedures description The purpose that the treatment or procedure is taking place The… Read More

How To Protect Yourself And Your Rights After An Automobile Accident

Unfortunately, automobile accidents are rampant and you can be involved in one. This SPECIAL REPORT has been prepared to answer some questions that our clients have been asking and to enable you avoid some pitfalls that have been found to cause unfavorable resolutions of some automobile claims. It is a summary of some actions to take and/or avoid if you find yourself involved in an automobile accident. Stop Your Automobile Immediately After an automobile accident, stop your vehicle immediately, do not block traffic and take all reasonable steps to avoid another collision. Generally, a Police Officer will arrive not long… Read More

How To Get The Compensation You Deserve After An Auto Accident

After an auto accident in the state of Maryland (and many other states), you may have one or more claims depending on whether the accident was your fault or not. Generally, if the accident was not your fault, you may have three claims. The first would be your property damage claim if your vehicle was damaged. The second would be your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim if you did not waive this when you bought your policy. The third claim you can make would be a claim for personal damages against the liable party, or an Uninsured Motorist Claim against… Read More

Divorce In Maryland: Know What To Do And How To Do It

Introduction Divorce is a legal way of terminating a marriage. Although due to its sacred nature marriage is not always viewed as a contract, in a legal sense, it is actually a civil contract. Unfortunately, not all marriages are meant to last, and divorce may be sought for a variety of reasons. Some may be due to extraordinary situations, while others may result from the parties’ “growing apart”, or with mutual consent. Whatever the case, for a legal marriage to come to an end, one or both parties must engage the legal system (not necessarily the same one that established… Read More

Alimony And Family Use Property Before A Final Divorce Hearing

Alimony Pendente Lite Alimony pendent lite is a monetary award made by the Court pending the outcome of a divorce action. It may also include a reasonable allowance for attorneys’ fees for prosecution of the divorce action. The purpose of pendent lite alimony is “to maintain the status quo of the parties” so the spouse seeking alimony will not suffer financial hardship pending the final resolution of the divorce proceedings. The sole object of a pendent lite alimony award is to provide for food, clothes, habitation and other necessaries where the requesting party does not have the ability to provide… Read More

The Basics Of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage In Maryland And Why You Should Never Waive It

The goal of this Special Report is to provide you with a basic overview of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage in Maryland, and explain why it is not advisable to waive this coverage as part of your automobile insurance coverage. Therefore, after reading this report, you should know what PIP is, who and what is covered by PIP, how PIP can be waived(knowingly or unknowingly), and why it is not advisable to waive this part of your automobile insurance policy. PIP Coverage PIP is a part of most automobile insurance policies in Maryland. Under Maryland law, PIP is required unless… Read More

Bicycle Vs. Car: Accident Liability

The reason behind many accidents of the bicycle with the car is that all states have rules often known as ‘‘side-of-the–road’’ rules, which entail the bicyclists to use the bike lane or ride on the extreme right side of a road. The bicyclist who intent on obeys the law follows the rules. But this bicyclists’ adherence accounts for following types of accidents which are common: When bicycle hit the opening door of the parked car. When the passing truck or car brushed the bicycle. Bicycle struck by any vehicle turning towards the right. Fortunately, some other laws along with ‘side-of-the-road’… Read More

How Do I Distinguish Whether My Infant Suffered A Birth Injury Or Birth Defect?

The anticipation of a baby can be very nerve-racking, just like it can be an exciting moment. Every parent wants their child to be born healthy, with no defects or injuries. Unfortunately, there are many instances where a birth can go terribly wrong and an infant might endure a birth defect or birth injury. What is the difference between the two? Many people might not be able to determine what makes the two different because it may seem like that are alike, but they are not. Learning the different between the two is very important, especially when a parent decides… Read More

What To Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Delayed

Employee protection is one thing that is taken seriously in most states. Almost all states have enacted laws meant to give their employees maximum protection in case of any accident or injury in the workplace. Once a misfortune has occurred, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that you are compensated as soon as possible. Although most companies strive to compensate their workers faster, there are incidences where the compensation is delayed or even denied. So, what should you do in case your settlement is delayed? Even a slight delay can cause additional stress. The situation can get… Read More

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