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February 2017 Archives

One state seeks to aid insurance industry by reforming lawsuits

In certain circumstances, the media seems to hold a jaundiced view of insurance companies. However, without the protection provided by many different branches of the insurance industry, many consumers and businesses would be left vulnerable and unable to rebuild after a devastating event. New York residents have likely experienced situations where an insurance policy enabled them to recover from an unforeseen setback.

Bill to ensure privacy of doctors in medical malpractice defense

The majority of medical care providers endure years of institutional learning and residency programs before they practice medicine. Even then, they may still turn to their colleagues for input when they encounter an issue. Now, one state is attempting to protect one aspect of that input in the case of medical malpractice defense situations. While this bill does not impact residents in New York, it may provide insight into how lawmakers may be able to assist medical professionals

Prevention of accidents key to reducing personal injury claims

It was reported that the trucking industry has avoided legislation that would require a safety feature on trailers. However, a trucking industry spokesman stated that accident prevention should be the area on which to focus. Fewer accidents, in turn, could lead to a reduction in personal injury claims in New York and throughout the nation.

Over your head in credit debt? Try these 3 solutions

Credit debt affects many people in the United States! A 2016 report from the American Household Credit Card Debt Study showed that the average American home has $16,061 in credit card debt alone. Add to this student loans, auto loans, and mortgages, and it is easy to see why people sometimes struggle to get by.

Medical malpractice claims: protecting the interests of doctors

People often forget that medical care is a practice, not an exact science, and treatment plans and surgeries are never guaranteed to provide a specific outcome. Despite a full explanation of risks and possible side effects, New York doctors may be wrongfully accused when a patient suffers from complications or does get the desired outcome. At this point, the medical professional needs an experienced ally to come alongside and seek a beneficial resolution to the issue at hand.

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