How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out

How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Paid Out?   Dealing with the death of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence can be devastating. You may receive some benefits through your loved one’s life insurance, but that might not alleviate the financial and emotional burden that you feel.   You may be able to pursue […]

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exclusive remedy provision of Indiana’s Workers Compensation Act

Indiana Workplace Injuries and the “Exclusive Remedy” Provision of Indiana’s Workers’ Compensation Act   Being involved in an Indiana workplace accident is a stressful experience. Not only must the injured employee worry about physical recovery after the accident, but injured employees must also take time away from work.   On top of this, there are […]

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Handling Minor’s Claims For Personal Injury

HANDLING MINOR’S CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURIES   As personal injury counsel, we are often faced with the difficult task of working on behalf of injured children and their families. As parents, we understand that injuries to children can involve devastating and heartbreaking situations and present unique legal issues which practitioners need to consider.   When […]

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Availability of Pain and Suffering Damages In Indiana

Availability of Pain and Suffering Damages Under Indiana Law Whether you’re a Hoosiers fan, one of the Fighting Irish, or you prefer the thrill of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, you know accidents don’t just happen to athletes and racecar drivers. If you’ve been injured and you’re pursuing a claim against someone in Indiana, you may […]

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Child Injury Lawyer in Indiana

Child Injury Lawyer in Indiana   Just the thought of a child being injured is enough to frighten any parent. When an injury does occur, especially due to the carelessness or neglectful act of another person, the emotional effect is multiplied as it touches every member of the family. Holding the responsible party accountable and […]

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Defamation Claims in Indiana

Under Indiana law, the elements of a defamation claim are: a communication with defamatory imputation; malice; publication; and Damages. Bochenek v. Walgreen Co., 18 F.Supp.2d 965 (N.D.Ind. 1998). A plaintiff must also prove that the defendant’s fault in publishing the statement amounted to at least negligence. Defamation Per Se In Indiana, a communication constitutes defamation […]

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Availability of exemplary damages in Michigan

What are Exemplary Damages? Exemplary damages are awarded in order to “compensates plaintiffs for humiliation, sense of outrage, and indignity resulting from injustices maliciously, willfully, and wantonly inflicted by the defendant.” McPeak v McPeak (On Remand), 233 Mich App 483, 490, 593 NW2d 180 (1999) A plaintiff who seeks exemplary damages for the defendant’s willful, […]

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Is there a limit on medical malpractice damages in Michigan?

Does Michigan have a cap on medical malpractice damages? The short answer is, thanks to tort reform, yes. Like many states, Michigan “caps” or limits the amount of damages that are available to a plaintiff who has been successful in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Michigan’s cap is a little more complex than most states’. According to […]

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Allowable Damages In Michigan medical Malpractice Cases

At the time of this writing, medical malpractice cases in Michigan have a cap on the amount of allowable damages. Unfortunately, Michigan legislators believe they alone, instead of the jury, should determine the amount of damages plaintiffs are allowed to obtain as compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals. As in all […]

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