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Navy Held Liable by California Court in Mesothelioma
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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 10:43

Case   by Jason Wentworth

in Law / Personal Injury (submitted 2010-06-22)

A California appeals court recently held the U.S. Navy responsible for the development of malignant mesothelioma in a veteran. Reportedly, this is the first time that a division of the U.S. Armed Forces has been held liable in asbestos litigation. The veteran had spent 31 years working in naval shipyards. He was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2005.

Mesothelioma is almost always caused by asbestos exposure and is therefore known as an asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma symptoms typically appear decades after exposure to asbestos has occurred. The symptoms that a mesothelioma patient exhibits depends in large part, on the type of mesothelioma the patient has. A person with peritoneal mesothelioma (mesothelioma that affects the lining of the abdomen) may experience abdominal swelling and digestive problems. A person with pleural mesothelioma or lung mesothelioma (mesothelioma that affects the lining of the lungs and chest cavity) generally experiences difficulty breathing, coughing of blood and chest pain.

How To Claim Your Compensation From Work Injuries
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Wednesday, 09 June 2010 23:57

by Lam Seina

in Law (submitted 2010-06-09)

There have been many cases where an employee meets an accident in the working area. Now, this issue is already very common for some of us who know people who experienced this unfortunate event. The person can be relative or just a friend. They usually ask advice because they do not know what to do and how o get their compensation claims from the company they work for.

When we get employed for a company, we must remember that that company has a liability to us. The company must do everything in their power to prevent accidents in the work place. They must train us on how to properly use the machineries and tools safely, keep the work place in an organized way so that nothing falls out of nowhere and provide safety gear for employees. Other necessary step to ensure the employees safety should also be done prior to letting them work in the work place. If you believe that the company failed to do one or all of these things, then they have been negligent and must provide compensation for the victim. If the reason for the accident has been a co-employer's negligence, then you can still avail of your compensation claim.

Liabilities in Defective Medical Devices
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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 05:22
Patients need to be assured that the devices they use in the hospital would not worsen their condition. Defects of these equipments can result to undue harm and stress to people who are required to use it.

The hospital administrators must see to it that the medical devices and equipments they purchase are made by reputable companies and has been tested to work properly in order to evade defective product lawsuits because of their negligence in ensuring the good working condition of the product.

The manufacturer or the distributor, on the other hand, is sure to be named as the defendant in cases of product liability as they should have made sure that the devices they release out in the market is of good quality and in working condition.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:43
The Consequences of Medical Malpractice
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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 03:26

There are few people who would disagree with the assertion that the degree of professional responsibility held by physicians, surgeons, and others in the healthcare field is virtually unparalleled by that found in any others. When people are sick or injured, they depend wholly upon the counsel, professional opinion, and treatment that their doctors have to offer. In the event that these parties fail to attain the reasonably expected standard of care, a patient may suffer severe adverse health effects which require additional treatment and may in some instances prove fatal. These instances may constitute medical malpractice, and depending upon the circumstances, you may wish to consider filing a civil lawsuit to secure financial compensation for your injuries.

The current structure of the American healthcare system lends itself to these preventable tragedies because there are so many different procedures and workers involved in the administration of care for a single patient. With each link in the chain of communication, there is the possibility that a mistake can be made. Determining that you have been the victim of medical malpractice as opposed to merely suffering the side effects of a particular treatment option can require a careful investigation as hospital officials are unlikely to offer much transparency with regard to their own records unless forced to do so.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:44
US Visa Interview - K3 Visa Applications No Longer Ensure Interview Forum
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Tuesday, 16 March 2010 03:06

The K3 visa process is somewhat cumbersome and new administrative initiatives have been announced which will likely result in bi-national couples having less control over the venue in which the foreign spouse will be interviewed.

In previous articles this author has written about the current status of the K3 visa process. At this time, K3 visa processing has become more unpredictable because the National Visa Center (NVC) will no longer process I-129f petitions for K3 visas if the underlying I-130 petition arrives before, or with, the I-129f. It is a credit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service's (USCIS) efficiency that they are processing I-129f applications as well as I-130 applications in a quick and efficient manner. This being said, for those couples seeking fast marriage visa benefits this efficiency could end up creating unforeseen problems.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 23:46