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Burn Injury Lawsuits

Burn injuries can be extremely serious, requiring major medial treatment and rehabilitative services. It's for that reason that people who have suffered burn injuries need to seek justice. Our New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey personal injury attorneys have the integrity and the tenacity to ensure that you receive just compensation following your injuries.

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NFL Head Trauma Litigation - Types of Injuries

One might think that the National Football League (NFL) would do everything within its power to protect the players who have made football Americas most popular sport. After all, these players are among the hardest-working, highest-profile athletes in the nation, watched by millions of fans over the course of the football season. Football is a contact sport and is therefore inherently dangerous; however, measures can and should be taken to help protect players from severe head injuries - measures that, many believe, the NFL has failed to take.

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Generators and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Through years of handling cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning we have learned of the extreme importance of exercising care in the use of gas or diesel fired generators. The use of generators peaks after large storms such as the one that we have just experienced. Unfortunately the number of carbon monoxide poisoning deaths also peaks with the increase in generator use.

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Proving Fault in Mesothelioma Cases

There is a reason that most personal injury law firms do not seek out or accept mesothelioma cases, and that reason has nothing to do with the relative rarity or obscurity of the disease. The fact is that mesothelioma cases are among the most difficult and complex to try, and they require resources and knowledge that are beyond the reach of most law firms.

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Common Causes of Brain Injury

In general, there are few injuries more devastating than an injury to the brain. The brain controls virtually every function of the human body, and even a moderate injury to this all-important organ can have life-altering consequences. Tragically, many serious brain injuries could have been prevented if not for the negligent or deliberately wrongful actions of others.

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Brain Injury Litigation On Behalf Of Players

Of all personal injuries that serve as basis for litigation, perhaps the most devastating are brain injuries. Brain injuries can severely impair victims in terms of both cognitive and physical abilities, dramatically compromising their quality of life. The New Jersey and Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of the Locks Law Firm have extensive experience in representing brain injury victims, helping them and their families to obtain the compensation to which they are legally entitled from the parties responsible for their suffering.

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Hydrocodone/Acetaminopen Recall

There has been issued a nationwide recall of certain lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate/Acetaminophen tablets made by a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions. The company admitted that the tablets released to the public may exceed the regulated weight specification. The result of that is that the tablets may be 'super-potent' for those ingredients.

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A Systemic Approach to Containing Health Care Spending

The proponents of limits (caps) on lawyers fees in medical malpractice lawsuits usually arguethat this will reduce doctors premiums and reduce health care costs. The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, just published an article disputing this claim. Here is one quote, and a link to the article:

More than 75% of physicians -- and virtually all physicians in high-risk specialties -- face a malpractice claim over the course of their careerStrategies to control costs associated with medical malpractice and defensive medicine must be responsible and targeted. These strategies must not impose arbitrary caps on damages for patients who are injured as a result of malpractice. According to the congressional Budget Office, arbitrary caps on damages would reduce national health spending by only 0.5%. But although such caps would have a barely measurable effect on costs, they might adversely affect health outcomes.

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Karl Friedrichs on Product Liability Law

Locks Law Firm Partner Attorney Karl Friedrichs wrote an aritcle of interest titled, "Same Product, Different Liability Law in Pennsylvania and New
Jersey," about how different states have different laws in place regarding the litigation of product liability cases.

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Animal Attack and Dog Bite Lawsuits

Dogs and other domesticated animals can be wonderful pets, irreplaceable companions, and beloved members of families. Many pet owners have so much love for their pets that they are no longer able to think of them as animals capable of harming people. As a result, these owners sometimes fail to take proper precautions to protect those who enter onto their property against attack. Unfortunately, such failures too often result in serious injury and, in the most tragic cases, wrongful death.

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