Neglect



Posted by Norman
It is very easy to be careless in your everyday life. Unfortunately, sometimes that carelessness can cause someone else to get hurt or injured. In a personal injury court case, that carelessness is called negligence.

Negligence comes in two different forms: an action or an in-action. An action is when someone physically does something that causes injury to another. For example, if a construction worker throws a brick off a building and it hits someone below, this is a negligent action.

Posted by Norman

The first step in any personal injury case is deciding if another individual or business is responsible for your injury. Liability is the technical terms for legal responsibility. In determining liability, your personal injury attorney will determine whether you injury was cause by the negligence of that individual or business.

Negligence

Posted by Norman

A Polk County court has ruled that Integrated Health Services at Auburndale are to pay $114 million in damages to the family of 76 year old Juanita Jackson.

Ms. Jackson died on the 6th of July, 2003 and the court ruled that it was Ms. Jackson's treatment at the center that led to her death. Ms. Jackson was said to have suffered injuries as a result of a fall and also suffered from pressure sores, overmedication, malnourishment, and dehydration.

The jury awarded $14 million in damages and an additional $100 million in punitive damages to the Ms. Jacksons family.