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CPAP Recall Symptoms

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Millions of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, ventilators, and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines have been recalled due to dangerous product defects. Medical device manufacturer Philips Respironics has been accused of selling dangerously defective devices to hospitals, patients, and other medical care providers around the country. If you have been using a… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Misconceptions

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

The death of a loved one is always difficult. When that death was caused by another person and could have been avoided, it can be even tougher to process. In such an event, surviving family members may be able to secure a semblance of justice, as well as compensation, through a wrongful death action…. Read More »

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How to Proceed Following a Truck Accident

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Truck accidents can be jarring and traumatic incidents. When an eighteen-wheeler tractor-trailer or other large truck collides with a smaller vehicle, a catastrophic injury is likely to occur. Below, we discuss a few important steps you should take as soon as the accident occurs and in the following days and weeks. If you’ve been… Read More »

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What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Case?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

When someone is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the injured party has a personal injury claim. If the injured party is killed in the accident, however, does their claim die with them? Does their claim pass to surviving family members? Do those family members have any legal claims of… Read More »

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The Four Elements of Negligence Claims

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Some negligence claims can appear obvious at first blush. For instance, say a drunk driver hits a pedestrian. The pedestrian obviously has a claim against the driver for any injury they sustain. But the simple cases obscure the underlying legal elements involved. More complex cases may involve factors that undermine one or more of… Read More »

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What Are the Trucking Laws in Indiana?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

The State of Indiana imposes certain safety regulations on commercial truck drivers. Drivers who operate eighteen-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-tractors, big rigs, and other large trucks are subject to additional rules and regulations because of the added risks associated with those vehicles. Drivers who violate those rules may be subject to state-imposed penalties. If those violations… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Wrongful Death Suits in Indiana

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Wrongful death claims vary significantly by state. In some states, wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the surviving family members, while in others the claims are brought on behalf of the deceased party’s estate. Who can bring a wrongful death claim and what damages are available depend on the law of the… Read More »

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Can Patient Falls Be Considered Malpractice in Indiana?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

Elderly, ill, and injured people are at especially high risk of injury due to falls. In fact, more than 800,000 people a year are hospitalized due to a fall injury, most commonly a head injury or hip fracture. Nationwide, more than 300,000 elderly people a year are hospitalized for hip fractures. According to the… Read More »

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Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in U.S. Hospitals

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

According to a recent study done by Johns Hopkins, every year over a quarter of a million people in the U.S. die due to medical errors, many of which occur in hospitals. Some analysts detail that these numbers might be as high as half a million. Medical errors are so rampant that they have… Read More »

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Roundup Cancer Lawsuits: Who Is at Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

By Lee Cossell & Crowley, LLP |

The weed killer Roundup is a popular product formerly sold by Monsanto before being acquired by Bayer and is used by homeowners and large-scale farmers alike. Despite its popularity in the lawn industry, this weed killer has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits due to the potential link between the product’s key ingredient… Read More »

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