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Press Releases from Crowson Law Group (12 total)

Medical Malpractice Victim’s Guide

Every patient consciously or unconsciously puts their trust in the hands of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for their care. As a result of this trust, it is easy for the patient to forget that doctors are human and can make mistakes. And depending on the nature of the mistake this can prove to be fatal on the part of the patient. One study conducted by

Alaska’s Survival Action Laws

Because personal injury, in most cases, has to do with an individual suffering physical injuries to the body it is possible for a personal injury claim to be filed only for the plaintiff to die halfway through the claim process. In such cases, there are laws that govern the issue while a case is pending and it is possible to continue with the lawsuit even after the death of the

Worker’s Compensation for Allergies

A man was employed at a chocolate factory for 2 years. At the end of his 2 year period he was transferred to a new factory site. It was after this transfer that he suffered excessive itching and swelling due to an allergic reaction to nuts which he unknowingly consumed in the office cafeteria. The basic question then is: should this employee be covered by worker’s compensation for the allergic

Medication Package Inserts – Medical Malpractice?

All prescription medications come with a package inserts in them that provides detailed information about the medication, the conditions that it treats, the potential side effects as well as possible drug interactions, dosing and other important information. Unfortunately, most people, including doctors, assume that this information is more of a legal document that is written in order to protect the drug manufacturers. As a result, they fail to take the

Pedestrian Accident: Wrongful Death Claims

According to the Washington Post on the subject of transportation, an article posted on January 23, 2019 stated that, “Between 2008 and 2017 nationally, 49 340 pedestrians were killed”. The article recorded statements from Emiko Atherton, the author of a study on pedestrian deaths by the group Smart Growth America, regarding a pedestrian danger index created using national pedestrian fatality count data from the period 2008 to 2017.  She stated

Pain and Suffering and Mental Illness

Personal injury cases often involve multiple types of damages that a victim may receive as a part of their compensation when a claim is made. One of the most common forms of damages individuals suffer from and claim for is pain and suffering which includes various forms of emotional distress or even mental illness that require treatment. One article stated that “While a car accident is able to leave physical

How Toxic is Your Case?

One of the leading headlines of The Washington Post with regards to Energy and Environment read, “EPA moves to ban toxic paint stripper chemical for some but not all users”. The article stated that, “In the past year, major retailers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot have pulled all toxic chemicals used in paint strippers, methylene chloride, from the shelves. The families of those who have died after exposure to

Open Wide: Dental Malpractice

In most cases when something thinks about dental care, the last thing they think about is the need for surgery. However, when surgery is necessary in order to adjust or resolve a dental issue, there is a possibility that the dentist may leave some part of his or her equipment in the jaw or mouth, if the dentist is not as attentive as he or she ought to be. This

Crowson Law gives insights on Medical Malpractice – Medication Prescription Er …

If a doctor prescribes the wrong medication to a patient and the patient ends up being harmed as a result, the patient may be eligible to bring a medical malpractice claim. However, medical malpractice claims are very complex from both a legal and medical standpoint. This article will discuss proving medical negligence in cases where a doctor prescribes the wrong medication to a patient.  It is important to realize that a doctor is only liable if he or she is the one

Personal Injury: Legally Justified Killing of a Dog

In Alaska, dog laws give permission to kill a dangerous dog that is running at large or that is chasing livestock. The law also defines a dangerous dog as, ‘any dog which unprovoked has ever bitten or attacked a human being’. It must be noted that any person may lawfully kill any vicious or mad dog running at large. This article will discuss the circumstances under which the killing of a dog is legally

Crowson Law Group

It is commonly said that there is no such thing as minor surgery. Whether it’s getting an appendix removed or having a hip replacement, all surgical procedures are serious; more so if an error occurs during such a surgery. However, is any surgical error considered to be medical malpractice? This article will determine when a surgical error can be said to have reached the level of medical malpractice. It must

Basics of Personal Injury Explained by the Crowson Law Group

A recent train accident in Alaska resulted in twenty-three persons suffering minor injuries as a result of the accident. The train crash resulted from a derailment of the train; the derailment occurred at the top of a mountain near the Canada-Alaska border. While the accident resulted in minor injuries only, a common question that emerges is what happens to the injured? What available options do they have at their disposal