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standard of care

Negligence must be established for damages to be considered in a Medical Malpractice. Negligence is “the standard of conduct to which one must conform… is that of a reasonable person under like circumstances.” To establish a breach of care, your lawyer must state how the professional’s actions violated an accepted medical standard of care. Did the person or institution act similarly to how other trained professionals would have in the circumstances surrounding your situation?

comparative negligence system

A comparative negligence system in tort law that applies to determining awards of damage. This is a system used in relation to personal injury in New York, Alaska, and California. Comparative negligence states that when an accident occurs, the fault and/or negligence of each party involved is based upon their respective contributions to the accident. An example would be an injured pedestrian hit by a car for instance could receive damages minus the percentage of damages resulting from his or her fault.

Statute of Limitations New York Personal Injury Law

A claim for medical, dental, or podiatric malpractice is measured from the end of continuous treatment by the party you plan to sue for alleged negligence. The attorney on behalf o the attorney must have their claim filed for eligibility for an award for damage with the 24-month Statute of Limitations NY

Statute of Limitations NY for motor vehicle accidents claims is 36 months. New York is a no-fault car insurance state, so you will first have to file for medical and vehicle compensation with your insurance. Then consult with an attorney if your injury claim meets specific prerequisites which an attorney can access; you still must file a claim for damages within these three years in the State of NY.

However, there are four exceptions to this:

  • if you were hit and injured by a municipal vehicle (a bus, for instance)the statute of limitations is 90 days after the accident during which time you need to file a Notice of Claim.
  • If you were under the age of 18 the deadline for filing the claim will only start when you turn 18
  • If you were unsound mind at the time of the accident, or when you are declared sane by a qualified medical professional.
  • If the driver in question leaves New York before you can file a claim, the period of time during which they were away from New York will not be counted as part of the deadline. Similarly, if the driver in question relocates to a different place in New York and lives under a false name, the deadline will only start when they are found, and the claim is filed.

Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In powder form removes moisture well and cuts down on friction. Its use in cosmetics is to keeping skin dry and not shiny and to prevent rashes. It sometimes called baby powder or facial powders and used as an ingredient in consumer products.In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos. Asbestos it is a carcinogen and can lead to cancer in the lungs when inhaled. Asbestos should be removed from talc if used in products by the manufacturer.

Most concerns about a possible link between talcum powder and cancer have been focused on:

  • People should not have long-term exposure to talc particles at work. Talc miners have a higher risk of lung cancer from breathing particles in.
  • Women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

To qualify for a lawsuit and be awarded compensation, the following criteria is typically required:

1. Johnson & Johnson brand of talcum powder product “baby powder”.

2. Diagnosis of ovarian cancer must be from 2000 to present. Biopsies are helpful in determining if the type of cancer is linked to baby powder.

3. The diagnosis of cancer must happen between ages 22 and 64 years of age.

Belviq, Belviq XR Lawsuit (Lorcaserin generic)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requests that manufacturers voluntarily withdraw on February, 13th 2020. They are prescription weight-loss drugs. A release of a study on the drugs found a correlation between taking Belviq increased rates of cancer.

A user if you have cancer a Belviq, Belviq XR lawsuit can be undertaken to award damages for you, whether by jury verdict or settlement :

  1. Past and future medical expenses may be awarded related to cancer from taking Belviq, Belviq XR.
  2. If you have cancer believe it was caused by taking Belviq, Belviq XR, you may be able to recover the costs of treatment and recovery process Past and future pain and suffering (physical and mental).
  3. Have lost wages in the past or future due to cancer from taking Belviq, Belviq XR.
  4. Loss of earning capacity due to cancer past and future wages.
  5. Past and future loss of enjoyment of life.
  6. Punitive damages, if appropriate.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical Malpractice occurs a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, or medical clinic or hospital injures a patient by a negligent act or omission. Negligence is defined as a result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or care management.

The criteria of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit must have the attributes:

  • A violation of the standard of care – caregiver not meeting professionally acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances.
  • An injury was caused by negligence – prove the patient has sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. 
  • The injury resulted in significant damages -shown that the patient has suffered significant damages resulted from an injury received due to medical negligence. The types of damages are disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering, hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

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