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October 14, 2010

Hospitals, doctors and insurance companies are taking a cue from generations of parents who have advised their children to "learn from their mistakes." By studying past medical malpractice lawsuits, insurers and health care providers are learning common patterns in medical cases and creating programs to help reduce future medical mistakes.

Medical malpractice claims represent only a fraction of all medical situations and cases, but "they are reflective of deeply rooted problems that... Read More

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September 03, 2010

Anyone who discovers that the United States government is being defrauded can file a whistleblower lawsuit on government's behalf, under the "qui tam" provision of the False Claims Act of 1863. If private citizens have insiders' knowledge of fraud, they can sue companies (or individuals) suspected of such fraud in order to help recover the government's stolen dollars.

Several whistleblowers did just that when they filed suits alleging that Allergan Inc., the pharmaceutical... Read More

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August 30, 2010

As bicycling continues to grow in popularity across the country, biking advocates have increased their efforts to get bike-friendly street designs incorporated into urban planning. They have also intensified their efforts to educate cyclists about biking safety as a proactive way of reducing accidents and collisions resulting in injuries and fatalities.

Everyone agrees that the best thing bicyclists can do to protect themselves is to wear a helmet. According to the National Highway... Read More

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August 30, 2010

As bicycling continues to grow in popularity across the country, biking advocates have increased their efforts to get bike-friendly street designs incorporated into urban planning. They have also intensified their efforts to educate cyclists about biking safety as a proactive way of reducing accidents and collisions resulting in injuries and fatalities.

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August 09, 2010

In summer, swimming is one of the best ways to get exercise and have good, clean fun at the same time. However, it's important to be aware of potential injury hazards -- and how to prevent injuries -- when swimming in a public or private pool.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests that swimmers look for certain features before entering a swimming pool.

Fences: swimming pools should be completely enclosed by a fence that includes a self-closing, self-latching gate.... Read More
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July 29, 2010

It's summertime. The kids are out of school and the heat swelters - the lake is the perfect way to cool down and get some R&R. Whether you're enjoying a week-long family vacation out of town or just a quick afternoon on the boat, it's important to practice basic boating safety.

In 2008, over 3,330 people reported injuries due to boating accidents. And more than 700 died from drowning and other boating-related injuries like trauma, hypothermia and carbon monoxide poisoning. Of... Read More

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July 16, 2010

Though another Fourth of July celebration has come and gone, chances are that you have a few leftover bottle rockets or sparklers in a box in the garage just waiting for your next BBQ. And why not? Fireworks are fun to watch and fun to set off. But to make sure using fireworks stays fun and doesn't result in serious injuries, following proper firework safety is important.

Approximately 7,000 injuries occur each year due to fireworks. Of those firework-related injuries, children 15... Read More

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May 04, 2010

Our attorneys established Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, out of a desire to truly serve our clients. As a smaller law firm, we have the opportunity to give our clients the same level of individualized legal services that we would want for ourselves. We zealously represent injured people and family members of wrongful death victims.

Our experience in personal injury law is rich and varied. We have obtained numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of... Read More

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