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How Can a Qualified Medical Expert Witness Maximize the Value of Your Case?

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How Can a Qualified Medical Expert Witness Maximize the Value of Your Case? Sometimes an attorney may be required to provide a medical or nursing expert witness to testify in personal injury or medical malpractice litigation. An expert witness is a person with extensive experience or knowledge in a specific field or discipline beyond… Read More »

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Opioid Crisis

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So how do opioids work? Opioid drugs rapidly bind to opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, gut, and other areas of the body. When opioids attach to these receptors, they reduce or block the pain signals sent from the brain and release large amounts of dopamine (known as the feel-good… Read More »

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Camp Lejeune

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Camp Lejeune Poisoned Water and its Consequences We take for granted that the water we drink is clean. Yet, that was not the case for those on the property of Camp Lejeune and MCAS (Marine Corp Air Station) New River in North Carolina. Water contamination at Camp Lejeune caused multiple and serious health problems… Read More »

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TBI Levels of Consciousness

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Is the Patient Conscious? Different levels of Consciousness in Brain Injury Cases Evaluation of conscious pain and suffering depends on a careful analysis of medical records and first answering the question of whether the patient was conscious. Consider this case: Terry Palache was a policeman who responded to a burglary scene. One of the… Read More »

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Medical Cost Projection as Lower Cost Option

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Medical Cost Projections vs. Life Care Plans As the courts open back up and cases are moving forward, effective strategies for settlement are even more important to consider. Life Care Plans (LCP) and Medical Cost Projections (MCP) are often used to ensure that all potential monetary recovery for future care is investigated and protected…. Read More »

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Maternal Deaths

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Maternal Death – A National Tragedy Maternal deaths in the United States in 1960 were 37 per 100,000 births with a decline during the 1980s into the late 1990s where it leveled off at nine per 100,000 births. After 1997, the rate of maternal deaths began rising again until 2008 when it plateaued at… Read More »

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Danger in the Workplace

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The Dangers of the Workplace   When three Amazon workers died in one month in one state (New Jersey), that got our attention. Is that a high rate or a low rate for this type of work? In 2019, 5,333 workers died in the U.S, and about 20% of the worker fatalities occurred in… Read More »

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Analyzing Medical Records/Pain and Suffering Reports

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Analyzing Records for Damages “The proof is in the pudding.” “The devil is in the details.” You know those expressions – they remind us that cases are won and lost on the details. The detail-oriented inspection of medical records is time-consuming yet rewarding in revealing what happened to a patient as a result of… Read More »

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Devastating Dog Bites

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Devastating Dog Bites “OH, what a cute little doggy!” the child coos. That cute little doggy latches onto the child’s face, sometimes with catastrophic results. The anatomy of the dog’s mouth is responsible for the damage created. The dog’s front teeth grab and compress tissue, and the smaller teeth can also tear the skin…. Read More »

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Road Rage

By OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting |

Road Rage: The Deadly Cause of Crashes Many of us are angrier than we were several years ago. Stress, weariness with restrictions, loneliness, irritability, frustration, increased alcohol consumption, poor anger management skills – we can blame the pandemic for changing our coping behavior. We have read about air rage in airplanes (refusing to wear… Read More »

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