Author Archives: Jeffrey M. Rich
What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an… Read More »
How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?
Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether… Read More »
Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus
Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that… Read More »
Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »
Can You Sue a Dentist for a Bad Root Canal?
Root canals are common procedures performed in dentists’ offices or at practices specializing in endodontics. Every case presents its own set of challenges, however, and errors do occur. If one of those errors causes a serious dental nerve injury during a root canal, you may be able to sue the dentist or specialist. What is… Read More »
Can You Sue a Nursing Home for a Fall?
In the 1990s, a popular advertising campaign aired on televisions throughout the United States. It depicted an elderly woman shouting, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This campaign was memorable for all the wrong reasons, and worse, the response it received seemed to make light of the very serious issue of elderly falls…. Read More »
Can You Sue a Doctor or Hospital for Diagnosis Errors?
Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose and treat are all aspects of diagnosis error, which constitutes medical malpractice. If a serious injury or death resulted from a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, the surviving family members may be able to sue the medical professionals responsible, including — Physicians Specialists Hospitals Private practices Is… Read More »
Can You Sue a Dentist for TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint between the lower jaw and skull with a small disc between the bones. It facilitates opening and closing the mouth and moving the jaw from side to side. The TMJ is a very important joint, as it allows a person to eat, drink and talk. An injury… Read More »
Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Failing to Prevent Bedsores?
Nursing homes have a duty to ensure that elderly residents receive the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. When nursing homes violate that duty by failing to provide the quality of care that is required, the facility may be held liable for the negligent acts… Read More »
Can You Sue a Doctor or Pharmacy for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?
We’ve all heard the phrase, “the cure is worse than the disease.” The speaker is usually speaking figuratively about the difficult road to recovery after an illness or trauma, but in cases of medication error, this expression could be entirely accurate. Medication error occurs when a medical professional or pharmacy: Administers the wrong medication Administers… Read More »