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Personal Injury Blog

What Is the Average Settlement for Medical Malpractice?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | July 30, 2021

According to the Medical Malpractice Report by the National Practitioner Data Bank, $348,065 was the average payout for medical malpractice claims in 2018, and plaintiffs received more than $4 billion in malpractice lawsuits collectively. 96.5 percent of the payouts resulted from settlements, while 3.5 percent resulted from court judgments. The Most Common Complaints in Medical […]

Are Any Concussions Mild?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | July 21, 2021

When you visit the emergency room following an accident, and the doctor informs you that you have a “mild concussion,” what exactly does that mean? Since it is mild, you don’t have that much to be concerned about, right? Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions regarding the diagnosis of a “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI), which […]

What Happens After Lifting Injuries at Work?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | July 14, 2021

According to the National Safety Council, the top cause of work-related injuries includes bodily reactions and overexertion. It accounts for approximately 31 percent of all worker injuries and includes: Non-Impact Injuries – These occur due to excessive physical effort a person directs to something, such as lifting, turning, pushing, throwing, carrying, and holding. Repetitive Motion […]

How to Sue a Doctor for Malpractice

Posted By Boohoff Law | | July 7, 2021

Thousands of patients suffer and die each year due to doctor malpractice. A study by John Hopkins Medicine found that the third most common cause of death in the U.S. is medical errors. Doctors rarely admit to committing a medical error. And some doctors, who may be leaning towards admitting an error, might be scared […]

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | June 14, 2021

Launching a startup? Injured in an auto accident? Considering a divorce? Need help fighting a lawsuit? Writing a will? In situations like these, you probably should hire a lawyer who can represent your best interests and give you sound legal advice. When researching lawyers in your area, you’re probably wondering about their fees. But what […]

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | June 12, 2021

About 38,800 people in the U.S. died due to car accidents in one recent year, according to the National Safety Council. Also, roughly 4.4 million people sustained injuries in car crashes that required medical treatment. Car accidents can be minor or very complex, depending on the specific circumstances. Regardless, car accidents are usually stressful incidents […]

Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted By Boohoff Law | | June 9, 2021

The federal government requires most employers to provide sufficient workers’ compensation insurance in all U.S. states and territories. Workers’ compensation aims to protect employees from going bankrupt after sustaining work-related injuries. However, the reality is that the workers’ comp insurance system is very complicated to navigate. Most employers purchase insurance from private insurers. This means […]

Acceleration and Deceleration Brain Injury

Posted By Boohoff Law | | June 7, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury or TBI is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the U.S. In 2019, there were approximately 61,000 deaths from TBI. TBIs result from sudden trauma damaging the brain and disrupting its normal functions. Depending on the TBI’s […]

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claims?

Posted By Boohoff Law | | May 15, 2021

When someone goes to the hospital or a doctor’s office, they have the right to expect adequate care. Unfortunately, not everyone receives the proper care. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Roughly 195,000 patients die due to medical errors every year. Around 2 percent of medical malpractice victims […]