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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me

How can a personal injury attorney help me? This is a question that you may be asking if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party.

You want to be fairly compensated for your injury, and you do not see why you cannot handle this yourself. You think you should be able to negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company and be fairly compensated for your injury.

You may think, “How can a personal injury attorney help me?” What will they do for me?

Serious

If your injury is minor and the compensation you expect to get is small, you probably can handle it yourself. However, if your injury is serious and treatment for that injury is going to be costly, involve possible surgery or surgeries and/or be needed for months or even years, a personal injury attorney can help you in several ways.

To begin with, a personal injury attorney can help you by keeping you from making damaging statements. A statement that may seem to be unimportant or insignificant concerning the accident or your injury may actually prove to be greatly damaging to your personal injury claim.

Truthful account

This is what can happen if the responsible party’s insurance company asks you to give a recorded statement. A personal injury attorney will probably advise you not to give a recorded statement unless they are present with you and have carefully prepared you to give a truthful account of the accident and your injury that is helpful to your claim.

A personal injury attorney can help you by getting you the best possible compensation you are entitled to. An insurance company is in business to make money. They will try to get you to accept the lowest possible settlement offer. In nearly all instances, that settlement offer will be significantly higher when they know that you have a personal injury attorney on your side.

Percentage

You may say, “But doesn’t a personal injury attorney get part of my settlement?” A personal injury attorney does get a percentage of whatever compensation you are awarded. However, most of the time, you will still come out with more compensation than you would have received if you dealt with the insurance company yourself.

A personal injury attorney can help you in the matter of litigation. The law is complex and complicated. This is especially true when it comes to personal injury law. A personal injury attorney knows all of the legal provisions and requirements that pertain to personal injury law and will make sure that they are met in a timely manner.

The future

A personal injury attorney can also help you by protecting your rights in the future. When you accept a settlement from an insurance company, you have to sign a release. This means you are not allowed to make any additional claim against the responsible party in the future. A personal injury attorney will make sure that language is included in the release that protects your future right to recover additional compensation.

The best thing to do is to talk to a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim for a Herniated Disc

Do I have a personal injury claim for a herniated disc? You are probably asking this question because you have a herniated disc as a result of some kind of accident that was not your fault. The accident resulted from the negligence of another party, and you want to know if you have a personal injury claim.

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Can a Family Member File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Can a family member file a personal injury lawsuit? You may be asking this question if you are a family member of a person who died from injuries they sustained as the innocent victim of an accident that was caused by another party’s negligent behavior. In fact, it may have been a willful or deliberate act on the part of the responsible party that caused your family member’s injuries.

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What if I was Injured by the Mirena IUD

What if I was injured by the Mirena IUD? You are probably asking this question because you are a woman who was injured by the Mirena IUD, and you are wondering if you should pursue a lawsuit to be compensated for your injury.

The letters IUD stand for “intrauterine device.” An IUD is a small, flexible T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into a woman’s uterus by a health care provider to prevent pregnancy. A plastic string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down through the cervix into the vagina.

The maker of the Mirena IUD is Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. The Mirena IUD is inserted directly into the uterus and can stay in place for as long as five years.

Approved

The Mirena IUD was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 as a contraceptive device. Later, in 2009, the FDA approved the Mirena IUD for treating heavy menstrual bleeding in women who were using an IUD for birth control.

However, also in 2009, the FDA issued a warning to Bayer for overstating the effectiveness of the Mirena IUD. Up until this time, along with other claims, Bayer was saying that the Mirena IUD would help increase libido (sexual desire). On the contrary, the warning letter from the FDA said, “at least 5 percent of Mirena IUD users reported decreased libido in clinical trials.”

Safe

An IUD has been considered to be a safe, long lasting and effective way of preventing pregnancy. However, the Mirena IUD has been associated with uterine perforation and other serious side effects. As of June 30, 2012, the FDA had received 45,697 reports of a serious Mirena IUD side effect.

Bayer Healthcare has suggested that the risk for perforation of the uterus is mainly an issue when the Mirena IUD is inserted into the uterus. However, a number of women have experienced problems where the Mirena IUD perforated their uterus months or even years after it was inserted into their uterus.

Uterine perforation is potentially life-threatening. For this reason, it is extremely important to watch for warning signs and symptoms of uterine perforation. Some of these are:

Chills
Fever
Nausea
Vomiting
Lower abdominal pain
Rapid heartbeat
Rigidity
Bloating
Heavy vaginal bleeding
Inability to find the Mirena IUD string.

There are three other primary complications of the Mirena IUD. They are expulsion of the device, dislocation of the device and vaginal hemorrhage. More than 6% of women who have had bad side effects with the Mirena IUD have had to have hospitalization or surgery.

There are also other side effects of the device. These include:

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
The device becoming embedded in the uterine wall
Infertility, abscesses, erosion of adjacent areas, such as the vagina
A pregnancy with the device in place (an intrauterine pregnancy)
Group A streptococcal sepsis
Perforation of the cervix or the wall of the uterus.

Again, if you are a woman who has been injured by the Mirena IUD, you should be entitled to compensation for your injury. The wise thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Regarding Informed Consent

Do I have a medical malpractice lawsuit regarding informed consent? The reason you are asking this question is probably because you were injured by some kind of medical treatment, test or procedure, and you do not believe you were clearly informed concerning possible risks, failure or complications that could result from that treatment, test or procedure.

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