Month: May 2012


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Category: Personal Injury

Parkland Hospital in Dallas was reportedly full yesterday and diverting incoming ambulances to other area hospitals. This is the same emergency room that treated President John F. Kennedy when he was shot in Dallas in 1963, and it’s also one of the leading trauma centers in the nation. However, loss of insurance and income, in addition to other economic factors, have overburdened America’s ERs, and Parkland Hospital is not the only institution to weather the backlash of the uninsured and underemployed in need of medical attention.
 
Most any emergency room in the nation, including those in the vicinity of Cooper City, can attest to the challenges in treating not only true emergency patients, but also those who lack insurance or money and turn to the ER when medical attention is necessary but otherwise unreachable.…

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Category: Personal Injury

You’ve won your personal injury case and will finally receive your just compensation. Your Davie personal injury lawyer brings up the matter of how your money will be awarded: structured settlement or lump sum settlement? That’s a good question, as there are pluses and minuses on both sides, and the best choice depends on you and your unique situation and needs.
 
A lump sum settlement is exactly what it sounds like: You receive the entire settlement up front in one payment. Unfortunately, taxes may be the most compelling reason not to choose this option, although in some cases, taxes may not apply at all. It depends on the terms of your award.…

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Let’s say you adopt a dog. She’s a big dog, and you have a young child, but the rescue group assured you that the dog is fabulous with children, just not so much with cats.
 
Things are going great, and the dog is growing more confident in her new home. One day, you’ve got your toddler on your hip playing the tickle game, when the toddler gleefully kicks his feet and the sweet dog suddenly becomes the dry land incarnation of Jaws and emerges from nowhere to take a bite out of your child’s foot. We’re talking a major bite that’s going to require at least one surgery, possibly more.…

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