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A spinal cord abscess—also called an epidural abscess—is a rare yet potentially deadly infection in the skull or spinal cord. This infection can be easily missed or misdiagnosed by some doctors, which can lead to long-lasting or catastrophic effects on the patient. If this has happened to you or a loved one, read on to find out more about this condition and learn about your legal options.
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It’s typical for many people to think that the bulk of work injury claims are filed by construction workers, drivers and other people who perform some kind of manual labor. The reality is, healthcare workers are among those workers who are routinely hurt the most.
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A spinal cord injury can happen in an instant. They’re often due to car accidents, slips and falls, violent acts, and workplace injuries. Medical malpractice by doctors, hospitals, and chiropractors can also cause a spinal cord injury.
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According to a 2016 New York Daily News story, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has tripled the number of legal settlements it’s made since 2011 due to medical error and faulty construction projects. Yearly payments of $338 million were made by the VA in 2015 alone.
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Hardworking people affected by life-changing injuries and illnesses, which can lead to partial, total, temporary, or permanent disabilities, can receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, they should not handle their cases alone. Instead, they should have workers’ compensation attorneys assist them.
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Burn injuries can lead to life-altering complications. Call the Mississippi burn injury lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, PA if you were hurt by someone else's negligence.
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Sepsis is s life-threatening condition, often related to medical negligence. If you developed sepsis in a Mississippi hospital, call Merkel & Cocke, PA to speak with a lawyer.
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The Mississippi State Department of Health tells us that the mortality rate in MS was 82 out of 10,000 – higher than the national average of 62 out of 10,000 – based on data accessed in 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, however, doesn’t paint a much rosier picture.
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Eligible workers who are injured on the job may receive workers’ compensation benefits during the time they cannot work. The employer’s insurance company also pays their medical bills – hospitals, doctors, therapists, medications, and other medical costs.
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Our military personnel have the right to expect that the medical treatment they receive will be just as competent as the care civilians receive in private hospitals. When the VA hospitals, doctors, and medical staff make mistakes that cost veterans their lives or cause physical harm, the victims have the right to file medical malpractice claims against the wrongdoers.
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