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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Gentamicin Toxicity Malpractice Attorney

    Gentamicin Toxicity is the single most common known cause of Bilateral Vestibulopathy. Gentamicin is a very powerful antibiotic that has very serious and dangerous side effects. It typically is only used to treat very serious infections caused by Gram-negative organisms and should not be used when treating common but less serious infections. Symptoms of Gentamicin Toxicity The most common symptoms ...
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  • Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer or Delay Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

    When a suspicious lesion appears on an imaging study of the lung (X-Ray or CT Scan typically), the obvious concern is for lung cancer and the only way to exclude or confirm a cancer diagnosis is through a biopsy. A biopsy is indeed the “gold standard” when it comes to determining the true character of a lung mass. If the lesion is clearly a “new finding” and is suspicious for cancer based upon the ...
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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of a Heart Attack

    Oftentimes, people go to the emergency room, URGI Care centers (Med Express), or their family doctor complaining of symptoms that may be caused by an impending heart attack . Typical symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the arm or below the breast bone. Sometimes the pain can radiate to the back, jaw, throat, as well. Other symptoms can ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Failure to Maintain

    In addition to taking mandatory rest breaks to protect against truck driver fatigue, truck drivers and trucking companies must also follow a strict maintenance and inspection schedule to legally operate on the nation’s roadways. From replacing worn windshield wipers and brakes to inspecting tires, trucking companies are required under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) §396.3: ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

    Operating an 80,000 pound commercial truck can be a challenging task even under perfect conditions. Given the immense size and weight of these vehicles, drivers must exercise attentive control and precise adjustments in order to safely maneuver through traffic. Unfortunately, tight deadlines and immense pressure from trucking companies may sometimes prompt drivers to skip mandatory breaks and ...
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  • Delayed Diagnosis: How to Prove a Doctor Is at Fault

    When a patient comes to a physician for a medical diagnosis, they have the right to assume that their doctor will do everything they can, within reason, to identify their injury or illness. When a medical condition is not diagnosed right away, it can lead to serious health problems. Missed diagnosed injuries or delays in diagnosing an injury can cause the patient’s condition to worsen rapidly over ...
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  • Common Accidents on Construction Sites

    There exists a common misperception that construction sites are always going to be dangerous no matter what and construction in juries are unavoidable. According to OSHA and other industry group research, the exact opposite is true—most construction and industrial accidents are avoidable if proper safety rules are followed. While it is true that heavy equipment, electrical systems, and working at ...
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  • Federal Trucking Regulations: Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

    A commercial truck driver must not only adhere to the average rules of the road but also a particular set of strict regulations. The Department of Transportation and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) branch have created numerous trucking regulations that stand from coast-to-coast. All of these regulations have one purpose at their core: protecting motorists from dangerous ...
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  • The Basics of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

    Although medical malpractice is technically a form of personal injury case, they are often considered in a category all their own. This is due to numerous unique requirements for even the most basic of medical malpractice claims that are not seen in any other type of injury lawsuit. Being able to understand these primary dissimilarities is the first step in improving a case’s potential and your ...
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  • Why Choose Matzus Law LLC for Your Personal Injury Case?

    After you are hurt by the negligence of another party, your first decision should be to seek medical attention as soon as you can. The next step? Seeking a professional personal injury lawyer to help you make a claim against the liable party. But who can you turn to for trusted representation? If you work with a lawyer you cannot depend on, you might be setting your case up for failure and ...
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