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  • Emergency Room Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Stroke

    January 19, 2017

    Oftentimes, patients present to the Emergency Room with multiple complaints that can give rise to different potential diagnoses. For example, the patient may present to the Emergency Room with primary cardiac symptoms, but also complain of arm and hand numbness. In addition to including a cardiac problem (myocardial infarction or heart attack) as part of […]

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  • Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess

    January 03, 2017

    Overview A spinal epidural abscess can threaten the spinal cord or cauda equina by compressing the spinal cord or surrounding nerves and also by vascular compromise. If untreated, an evolving infection in the spinal epidural space can compress or impinge on the spinal cord, producing sensory dysfunction, motor dysfunction and ultimately progress to paralysis or […]

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  • Gentamicin Toxicity Malpractice Attorney

    December 13, 2016

    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 […]

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  • Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer or Delay Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

    December 01, 2016

    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 […]

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  • Common Causes Of Truck Accidents Driver Fatigue

    November 10, 2016

    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 […]

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  • Delayed Diagnosis: How to Prove a Doctor Is at Fault

    October 26, 2016

    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 […]

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  • Common Accidents On Construction Sites

    October 12, 2016

    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, […]

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  • Federal Trucking Regulations: Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

    September 27, 2016

    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: […]

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  • The Basics Of Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim

    September 23, 2016

    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 […]

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  • Why Choose Matzus Law, LLC LLC for Your Personal Injury Case?

    August 29, 2016

    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 […]

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