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The Leading Reasons for Medical Malpractice Claims Against Primary Care Physicians

According to a recent study, between 26 and 63 percent of medical malpractice claim made against primary care physicians were related to misdiagnoses.

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Defining a Survival Action

The anguish and stress that comes with seeing a loved one debilitated or severely injured are often compounded by the responsibility placed on you to care for him or her going forward.

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Recovering Compensation in Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles

It’s not uncommon in Montana to encounter semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles on the roadways. While they’re essential for transporting goods, these vehicles can be incredibly hard to maneuver around and pose many risks to ordinary drivers.

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Uninsured Drivers and Hit-And-Run Automobile Accidents (Part 1)

Around 1 in 10 drivers in Montana do not possess automobile insurance. This is important to note because if there were to be an accident between you and an uninsured driver, regrettably you are the one financially responsible for the property damage and medical bills, not to mention lost wages and pain & suffering.

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The Montana Medical Legal Panel: One of The Many Obstacles Aimed to Discourage Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Patients’ rights to recover damages have been compromised by effective and organized interest groups. These lobbyists represent physicians associations and insurance companies, and their efforts to minimize the number of medical malpractice claims has been successful.

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A Recent Decline in Traffic Fatalities on Montana Roads

In 2014, for every 100 million miles driven in Montana, 1.58 traffic fatalities occurred. This was the third-highest rate in the country for that year, and far above the national mean of 1.08.

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Surgical “Never Events” Occurring Far More Frequently than Expected

Recent research out of Johns Hopkins University suggests that American surgeons may not be as diligent as we think. The study found heightened occurrences of surgical tools being left in the body, wrong procedures completed, and operations on incorrect body parts or regions.

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Seatbelts Are Not “One Size Fits All”

We all know the importance of wearing your seatbelt in the car. While a seatbelt’s ability to protect you during a crash is irrefutable, they may not be designed to fit your specific body type, according to a team of journalists at CBS News.

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The Real Cause of Truck Driver Fatigue

In 2015, an astounding 3.6 million heavy-duty class 8 trucks transported goods across the continent. The American economy and the American people depend on these commercial vehicles.

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Wrongful Death vs. Homicide Charges

From a legal standpoint, wrongful death and homicide charges are similar accusations. In Montana—and in most other jurisdictions throughout the country —a party may face homicide or murder charges if he/she is responsible for causing the death of another.

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