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Has The Pandemic Impacted The Quality Of Health Care?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

There were numerous concerns in the early days of the pandemic. The foremost concern involved hospitals running out of beds for sick COVID patients. But even in a pandemic, folks need medical services for other matters. One of the major concerns of the new normal is how remote appointments or telemedicine can impact the… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Versus Medical Mistakes: When Can You Sue?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Some folks think that you can file a lawsuit against any doctor who makes a mistake. But mistakes happen, even to the best doctors. The law recognizes this and sets the standard for medical malpractice higher than a simple mistake. In this article, we’ll discuss medical negligence and how it differs from mistakes. Understanding… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Receives Five Of The Top Million-Dollar Settlements Of 2020

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Each year, Virginia Lawyers Weekly releases Virginia’s top settlements and verdicts. This year, MichieHamlett was featured five times in that list for settlements in excess of $1 million. Below, we’ll discuss our largest verdicts of 2020. MichieHamlett Wins $3.5 Million After Student Death  Attorneys Ben and Brian Glass along with Lee Livingston, Brian Slaughter,… Read More »

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Bad Gas Diagnosis Leads To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

You’d be surprised how many patients are discharged from a hospital with a diagnosis of bad gas only to find out later that they have a heart condition. MichieHamlett successfully resolved a similar case in 2020 in which a doctor discharged a patient from the hospital with discomfort from bloating, offered him medication that… Read More »

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Lawsuit Claims Woman Was Still Alive After Being Pronounced Dead

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Misdiagnosis is among the most frequent allegations found in medical malpractice lawsuits. However, misdiagnosing a patient with death is not something you hear about very often. Recently, a judge dismissed some (but not all) of the claims related to a 99-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the hospital. The woman later died, ostensibly,… Read More »

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University of Iowa Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

The State of Iowa recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of the University of Iowa and the physicians who work there for a reported $350,000. Iowa has paid a reported $2.2 million in taxpayer funds to settle complaints this year. Since the lawsuit was filed against a University hospital, the damages were capped by… Read More »

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Family of Slain Trucker Files Lawsuit Against Bridge-Tunnel

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

It’s true that we mostly file lawsuits against negligent trucking companies who employ underskilled drivers that cause serious injuries on the roadways. But we also file lawsuits on behalf of truckers who are injured because of some other danger on the road. In this case, a trucker lost his life after his empty tractor-trailer… Read More »

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Enerco Group Recalls DeWALT® Cordless Kerosene Heaters Due to Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

RECALL ALERT:  DeWALT® cordless kerosene forced-air heater (models DXH90CFAK and DXH90CFAKM) Name of Product: DeWALT® cordless kerosene forced-air heaters Hazard: The heaters can re-start unexpectedly while in standby mode if the room temperature falls below the thermostat set point, posing fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazards. Recall Date: February 3, 2021 Units: About 4,500… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death Against VA After Man Dies of Ant Bites

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

You can’t ever really say that a case is open and shut just based on the allegations alone, but this one is going to come close. A veteran died in a VA long-term care facility after being bitten repeatedly by fire ants. The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital as… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Allege Bike Helmets Didn’t Work as Advertised

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

In 2019, Trek Bikes introduced a new line of helmets that were advertised as the type of advancement that we see once every 30 years. The new helmets were supposed to prevent some of the worst injuries to the neck during serious bike accidents. The scientific theory behind the advancement was that many folks… Read More »

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