Personal Injury Blog

Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Renews Its “Bowties and Books” Scholarship

By Jason Bottlinger on February 5, 2019

Last year, our Omaha law firm launched a $1,000 nationwide scholarship for exemplary young scholars. We whittled over nine hundred applications down to five finalists, but couldn’t pick a winner—so we chose two! Please have a look at their winning essays here, and be inspired. Because it’s happening again.
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Posted in: Firm News

Nebraska Has New Child Passenger Laws

By Jason Bottlinger on January 30, 2019

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of child injury in the United States. Over 100,000 children were hurt and over 1,000 killed in car accidents in 2015. That’s an average of three children killed and nearly 500 injured every day.

We’re sad to say that in 2017, five children under the age of 15 were killed and 1,284 more were injured in Nebraska alone. Though more than 97% of Nebraskan children are buckled into safety seats as of the latest survey taken by the Department of Transportation, they are more vulnerable in car crashes, especially when it comes to spinal cord or head injuries. To combat this, the State took action.
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Posted in: Car Accidents

Why You Need an Attorney for Estate Planning

By Jason Bottlinger on January 22, 2019

Protecting your family after your death is not an easy subject to think about, but as the new year rolls in and you think about your resolutions, it is a very important one – especially if you want to ensure your assets go to the right people.
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Posted in: Estate Planning

Children’s Hospital in Omaha Under Fire for “Atrocious” Conduct

By Jason Bottlinger on January 11, 2019

“To improve the life of every child: At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, this is our mission – and it’s the heart of everything we do.”

An unflattering spotlight has been cast on Children’s Hospital in Omaha after a lawsuit with serious allegations was filed on Friday, January 4th.
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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Hernia Mesh Failure Causes Dangerous Side Effects

By Jason Bottlinger on December 26, 2018

Hernia mesh implants have been a popular way for surgeons to fix hernias for many years now. But hernia mesh repairs have been known to bring about a lot of unwanted side effects, some of them life-threatening. These complications are especially common with certain types of mesh. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a class I recall (the most serious type) on counterfeit surgical mesh.
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Posted in: Product Liability

The Ever-Present Danger of Tractor-Trailers

By Jason Bottlinger on December 19, 2018

There are a few reasons why tractor-trailer wrecks can be much more dangerous than car wrecks. The obvious one is the size and weight of these vehicles. A tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. That’s 16 times the weight of your average passenger car! With that much mass, any wrong move by the trucker can be deadly.
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Posted in: Truck Accidents

Who Should File a DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit?

By Jason Bottlinger on December 10, 2018

Hip replacement surgery is painful and requires a lengthy recovery period. Anyone who’s been through such an operation is in no hurry to go through it again. Unfortunately, many patients who had DePuy Pinnacle hip joints used in their hip replacement procedure are facing revision surgery.
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Posted in: Product Liability

Has Xarelto Caused You Harm?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 26, 2018

Blood flow is essential for all organs in the human body. When blood flow is blocked or slowed, a person’s organs are, essentially, being starved.
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Posted in: Product Liability

How the United States Farms

By Jason Bottlinger on November 6, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what impact agriculture has on the state of Nebraska (and the United States as a whole), look no farther than this infographic. Believe it or not, cattle outnumber Nebraskans by a ratio of nearly four to one. Imagine if cows could vote!
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Posted in: Agriculture Law

Need to File an Invokana Lawsuit? We Can Help

By Jason Bottlinger on October 30, 2018

Canagliflozin, which goes by the brand names Invokana and Sulisent, is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Canagliflozin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, and has since been prescribed to thousands of Americans.
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Posted in: Product Liability

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