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Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Reading diverse articles about personal injury laws may help you better assess if you should file a claim or not. Personal injury is a broad term that depends on the context of the people and surroundings at a certain time and day, but it can get more complex as the recovery and pain continues.

In an article on Guns.com, the article navigates the incident and story of Vicent Sheperis, who is a 34-year-old police officer in Stamford, Connecticut. Sig Sauer was named in a $7 million personal injury lawsuit, who was injured when his holstered P320 pistol discharged when it hit the ground. His case claims that his injuries were the result of a defective safety mechanism in the P320 design, which other firearm enthusiasts have been raving about.

Sheperis was injured when his P320 pistol fell as he loaded equipment into a vehicle. His pistol discharged when it made contact with the ground, and the bullet made contact with his leg and knee. The lawsuit explains that the weapon’s internal and external safeties failed to prevent it from discharging and the trigger was incapable of being touched because it was inside a holster. The statement continues to defend by stating that at any point before, during, or after did Sheperis place his finger on the trigger or touch the holstered firearm in any manner. Because of this incident, the Stamford police made the decision to shelve all P320 pistols issued to SRT operators. Controversially, this New Hampshire gun maker has been in the hot seat with the Dallas Police Department. A gun blogger from Dallas published test results showing the gun discharging at a certain angle. The gun manufacturer then issued a statement saying they would offer an upgrade to their consumers. Jeffrey Bagnell, Sheperis’s attorney, claims the gun manufacturer’s rhetoric is a fancy way of “recalling” the product.

After reviewing this article on NBC, it is only fair to assess the reparations that Sheperis deserves. Sig is clearly protecting their brand name by attempting to recall their products and avoid the lawsuit. However, the company sincerely can forfeit $7 million after being awarded with a $580 million contract with the U.S. army. It is heinous and awful that the brand will not own up to their defective products. It clearly shows how little Sig cares about its consumers, and I would rather select a more reputable brand. I understand that mistakes happen and $7 million justifies the injury, but I would look up the word “integrity” if I represented Sig.

While we cannot anticipate personal injuries, it is important to use products that uphold integrity and sell products that are advertised with the best safety and usage to protect our citizens and communities and contact a personal injury lawyer like Munley Law when injured by another party. This incident could have easily hurt another person and these P320 pistols should be recalled.

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

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Xarelto Alternatives and Competitors

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Blood thinners are a common form of treatment for patients after surgery or those at risk of stroke. While blood thinners are considered to be a dangerous subgroup of drugs, there were never severe or frequent cases of adverse side effects from one specific drug. The market leaders, Warfarin and Coumadin, reported few patients with serious side effects due to the drug.

Warfarin and Coumadin required two pills daily, substantial dietary restrictions, and frequent doctor visits to monitor the amount of drug in the blood. The dose of two pills per day maintained a consistent level of the drug within the body over the course of the day to prevent bleeding episodes.

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer released Xarelto as an alternative to the hassle of taking Warfarin and Coumadin. It was marketed to individuals that did not want the doctor visits and blood testing associated with the previous medical options. The drug manufacturers claimed the blood testing was not a necessary step to preventing bleeding episodes.

Reportedly, a number of Xarelto patients suffered from preventable bleeding episodes due to the oversight of the drug manufacturer. There were problems associated with dosage that frequent doctor visits and blood tests would have caught. Some of the more serious preventable bleeding incidents resulted in severe injury or death of the patient. According to the website of the lawyers at the Williams Kherkher law firm, one of the fatal types of bleeding that Xarelto can cause is severe gastrointestinal bleeding.

Also unlike its competitors, Xarelto does not have a reversal agent. An antidote would normally be used to stop the bleeding episode before it became deadly. Without one, Xarelto patients must endure the bleeding incident until the drug is out of the blood system. This could take several hours or days to completely occur, leaving the patient helpless during this time. Xarelto is currently under scrutiny by the FDA.

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Consequences of Being Hurt in a Car Crash

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 1 comment

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Being in an auto accident can be hard not only on the physical aspect but also on the finances as well. Injuries sustained in the accident need immediate medical attention and further rehabilitation and treatment should these injuries prove to be serious.

In most auto accident situations, it is probable that you pay for your medical bills from your own pocket while the personal injury proceedings are still on-going. It may take a while for personal injury claims to be given compensation, as compared to accident claims that pay for the damages to the vehicle. What makes these injury claims longer to settle is because they require further information and evidences of the possible short-term and long-term medical costs that needs to be determined first in order to properly give a reasonable compensation.

If given the situation where you are required to pay for your own medical bills for the time being, you may need to rely on your own insurance health care provider to help cover for the expenses. It is generally easy to receive coverage through this process, yet you may have to give compensation after the personal injury claim has been settled. In order to get the best from your injury claims, Chris Mayo Law Firm suggests that you document all the expenses that you made while the injury claims is still in the process. Such expenses may include:

  • Ambulance expenses
  • Prescription medications and over-the-counter medicines
  • Physical therapy sessions
  • X-rays and other emergency room exams and visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Costs of transportation to and from the medical care

For people who find it difficult to pay or cover for the costs of injury, many medical providers actually offer the option to have a “hold agreement”. This means that if you promise to pay for you medical bills immediately after the injury claims has been settled, then your medical provider would inform the collections agencies so that it won’t be deducted. Extreme cases such as settlement lawsuits, car accident loans are also available to help cover for medical bills before the settlement is reached.

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Causes of Lethal Truck Accidents

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents | 3 comments

Recent studies have shown that between car and truck drivers, car drivers are most like the ones who have caused the accident and are most likely to die after the collision. According to recent studies from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, within the analyzed 10,000 fatal car-truck accidents that occurred, ninety-eight percent of the accidents resulted to fatalities that happened inside the car. Seventy-five percent of these accidents were caused by car drivers, while the remaining twenty-five percent were caused by truck drivers.

Based on the findings from the AAA report, these lethal truck accidents are due to five major driving and road violations: speeding, not yielding to the right of way, driver inattention, disregarding signs and signals, and failing to stay in your lane. These leading actions have accounted to sixty-five percent of dangerous driving actions that driver commit.

Many car drivers seem to be driving around these trucks the same way they do around smaller vehicles and these wrong estimation and confidence is what results to car-truck collisions. However, lack of proper driving education of commercial “big-rig” truck drivers are what the AAA studies believe to a big factor in these accidents. Truck drivers seem to drive dangerously – believing they are in the right way even if they are not. Because of their bigger size, many motorists believe truck drivers need to be more cautious, watching out for other, smaller vehicles while driving on the roads. Based on an article from the Abel Law Firm, vehicular accidents occur in American roads every eight seconds – this means everyone will be involved in a car accident at least once in their lifetime.

As time passes, road and safe driving education may become more and more important as the number of motorists have increased, making the highways all the more crowded. Just as with smaller vehicles, AAA informs drivers of the trucks blind spots, braking, and many other factors that can limit big-rig trucks ability to maneuver.

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