We have previously written that the medical products used in hospitals sometimes create the perfect conditions for serious injury to occur. For instance, hospital patients in Cleveland and around the country have gone in for routine surgery only to wake up with serious burns all over their bodies. Spontaneous surgical fires occur more frequently than most people realize.
According to reports, more than 500 people across the country have now been affected by fungal meningitis that is caused by a tainted steroid injection produced by the New England Compounding Center. And while it appears that the outbreak may be under control by pulling all the drugs off the market, the lawsuits against the pharmacy and affiliated parties are just starting to ramp up.
Out of all types of auto accidents, a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian is often one that results in injury. A pedestrian is left seriously unprotected even in what would normally be considered a fender-bender.
When someone is involved in a personal injury claim, the court proceedings or settlement process can take a long time. Even if the case looks like a sure win for the claimant, waiting for the results can be very costly.