Birth Injuries – Facial Injuries

Obstetricians and other doctors in the birth delivery and aftercare process should anticipate the many things that can go wrong – both in the delivery room and afterward in the hospital. There are many birth injuries that are preventable if they are treated competently and quickly. Some birth injuries affect a newborn’s life permanently. Others…

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Types of Healthcare Fraud That Can Lead to a Qui Tam Claim

Employees, contractors, and anyone who is aware of healthcare fraud may be eligible to receive a percentage of any recovery the government obtains if their disclosure is useful to the government. The False Claims Act authorizes awards, generally between 10 and 30 percent, for disclosing fraud by doctors, medical practices, laboratories, pharmacies, hospitals, and any…

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Important Information about COVID-19 for Arizona Residents

Everyone is deeply concerned about the novel coronavirus which has created a worldwide pandemic. The disease is shutting down most of the world. Our clients should know that our firm is keeping current with the latest health information and governmental requirements. We are working to advise our clients about the efforts of Plattner Verderame, P.C.…

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Railroad Company Responsibility at Railroad Crossings

As a general rule, when cars or pedestrians cross a railroad track, they are crossing as the railroad company’s guest. As with property liability claims, the railroad company owes you a duty of care to ensure the crossing area is safe – in the same way businesses need to make sure their property doesn’t have…

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What Are the Benefits of Hiring Board Certified Attorneys?

Victims of car accidents, slips and falls, product defects, burn injuries, and wrongful death injuries want the best lawyers for themselves and their family member. Some of the ways to determine how skilled a lawyer is include reviewing how many cases the firm has handled, what results they’ve achieved, how long they’ve been practicing, what…

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What, Exactly, Is a Whistleblower?

A whistleblower is a legal term. It refers to someone who discloses fraud, illegal conduct, or severe wrongs in accordance with a whistleblower statute. Many whistleblower claims are brought through the False Claims Act, in qui tam actions. This law, which was enacted during the administration of Abraham Lincoln, rewards people who disclose fraud involving…

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Automated School Bus Safety Cameras

Automated school bus stop-arm cameras are being used in some locations across Arizona and in many other places across the nation. The goal of the cameras is to help monitor drivers who fail to obey the legal requirement to stop when a child enters or exits their school bus. The cameras are operable when the…

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Premises Liability for Snow, Ice and Water in Arizona

Property owners and homeowners in Arizona both owe a duty to people who are legally on their property to protect the them from preventable hazards. More precisely, a property owner can be held liable for injuries due to a slip and fall – if the owner knew or should have known of a dangerous condition…

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Can a Car Accident Cause Chiari Malformation?

Motor vehicle accidents and car crashes can cause various types of injuries. Some of these are easy to identify, like a broken leg or fractured hand. However, other injuries or physical trauma might not be so readily apparent. Head and brain injuries fall into this category. One subset of brain injuries and conditions is known…

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