Personal Injury Blog
For over 50 years, members of the military have suffered several medical ailments as a result of medical malpractice and have been unable to seek legal recourse against military doctors, hospitals, and clinics. This was based on the Feres Doctrine, which denied armed forces from pursuing tort claims for injuries under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). However, with the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 2020, victims of military medical malpractice and their families can pursue lawsuits for damages suffered because of negligent military doctors.
Farmers are the backbone of America. Without the millions of farmers working grueling hours at challenging tasks, we wouldn’t have food on our tables, or much of a national economy. Unfortunately, working on a farm comes with a host of risks and is rated as the most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus, is a highly infectious virus that can be fatal for individuals 65 years or older. Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are particularly at risk for outbreaks due to the compromised immune symptoms of residents and the constant coming and goings of staff and visitors.
It was just a few days ago that the legal team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. received the last of the applications for our 3rd annual “Bowties and Books” Scholarship and we are already hard at work reviewing your applications. We are so proud of you all for stepping up to the plate and sharing your hopes and dreams with us. Your essays have been a huge source of inspiration during these troubling times and we are incredibly grateful.
Accidents that involve large trucks often lead to disaster. If you or a loved one has suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in a truck accident, the stress and trauma have likely left you uncertain about your next steps and your options.
Agriculture is an important industry in Nebraska, having contributed more than $21 billion to the state’s economy in a single recent year, as reported by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA). Harvest seasons vary, depending on the crop, but when the season is in progress, you can expect to see more tractors, agricultural vehicles, and farm equipment on public roadways. While these vehicles are invaluable to Nebraska’s economic growth, sharing the roads with farming equipment poses multiple risks to other drivers.
All industries are built on mutual trust and respect between individuals and corporations. To legally enforce this trust, we often sign into a contract to ensure we are all following through on our obligations. If other members of the contract fail to fulfill their obligations under the contract, a breach of contract has occurred. This resulting breach of contract may result in you suffering economic losses. If these losses occurred because of the actions of another member in the contract, then you may be entitled to sue for damages, demand specific actions be taken, or terminate the contract.
A living will is a legal document stating your personal choices about end-of-life medical treatment. In case you are unable to speak with doctors yourself, it lays out the procedures and medications you do or do not want to receive to prolong your life. A living will is particularly important if you are at risk for Alzheimer’s or dementia. There may come a time when you are unable to make decisions for yourself, including choices about your care and treatment.
Nursing homes in Nebraska are closing down at a record pace, as reported in an article on KETV 7. As of November 2019, 14 nursing homes went out of business that year, bringing the total to 31 in the previous three years. This trend has created a crisis for many nursing home residents and their families. It has also created an economic ripple effect in the areas where the facilities have closed.
Despite it being illegal, some drivers flee the scene of an accident. They choose to take this action for many reasons – avoiding insurance claims, evading arrest if they know they’re driving while drunk, or other reasons. Unfortunately, victims of a hit-and-run are left injured and unable to file a claim against an unknown negligent driver.
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