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Can I Sue My Employer After an Accident at Work?

After an accident at work, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Due to workers’ comp, you typically cannot file a lawsuit against your employer after being injured at work. However, there are cases where you could file a lawsuit against a “third party”. These are parties that are not employed by your employer. Third parties may include subcontractors, other drivers or equipment manufacturers. They could also include homeowners and other types of property owners. Examples of third-party lawsuits may involve claims against parties that include: Equipment manufacturers: Defective equipment may be responsible for workplace accidents. Workers injured by defective equipment could file lawsuits against the manufacturers. Motorists: Some third-party lawsuits involve claims against other motorists, such as distracted or drunk drivers. Property owners: Some workplace-related asbestos lawsuits are filed against third parties, such as the owner of specific building. Third-party lawsuits could also be…
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Can I File a Lawsuit if I Am Injured Using Airbnb?

Airbnb has exploded in popularity over the last few years. This service allows users to find rooms for lodging in a way that is similar to booking a hotel room. Airbnb has been compared to Uber or Lyft, except instead finding rides, the service finds hosts who are offering lodging. Hosts who are using the service can offer guests a room in their own homes or other properties. As Airbnb has grown in popularity, so have the number of lawsuits filed against the company. One woman filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by her host. At another Airbnb rental in Texas, a tree fell on and killed a guest. These are both cases where guests might be able to file a premises liability lawsuit if the injuries or deaths occurred on hotel properties. If the hotel was aware of but did not fix a hazard that harmed…
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Did My Doctor Misdiagnose My Illness?

Misdiagnosis is one of the most common medical mistakes made by doctors. However, there are different types of diagnostic errors with varying consequences for patients. The most common types of diagnostic errors include: Wrong diagnosis: This is where a doctor mistakes one diagnosis for another. For example, this type of error could include diagnosing a patient with a migraine when they have bacterial meningitis. Delayed diagnosis: A delayed diagnosis is where the doctor eventually diagnoses the patient with the correct health condition, but only after a significant amount of time has passed. Missed diagnosis: This type of misdiagnosis occurs when doctors mistakenly tell patients that they are healthy. Failing to diagnose related and unrelated diseases: Some patients may have two or more health conditions that are related or unrelated. A doctor may only diagnose one of these conditions, which leaves the other untreated. Failing to recognize complications: Patients may have…
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