The assessment of pain and suffering damages is different for each claim because the circumstances of each injury victim from before the accident will vary, and injuries impact everyone differently.
Physical injuries often take away from a person’s ability to do or enjoy what they did before the accident. People may not be able to continue to work in their career or they may have trouble engaging in activities with their children or have difficulty participating in hobbies and doing things they are passionate about, etc. Some injury victims lose their abilities completely, but most people end up pushing through pain to do the things they need to do and used to love to do, usually with much less frequency than before. These impacts fall under the umbrella of “pain and suffering.”
Administrators at nursing homes and assisted living facilities owe a duty of care to their residents. This duty of care includes acting quickly and taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as:
It is common knowledge that expert witness fees can be one of the highest costs in litigation, if not the highest. Especially if a referral service invoices for the expert assisting on the case. Therefore, an attorney will try to mitigate these costs by:
Finding an expert on their own, and using that expert on multiple cases
Asking around, via email blast or word of mouth, to see if anyone has an expert in the required specialty
Using a local doctor to screen their case, and trying to find an expert that agrees with this opinion
In addition to the risks and costs of the above there are many expert horror stories, that involve:
Not disclosing a disciplinary action
Not actively performing the procedure or care in question
Corporate law classes, MBA classes, and even undergraduate classes teach us that businesses should incorporate in order to protect individual owners from corporate debt. Incorporating the business allows the individual to escape corporate liabilities should the corporation fall on hard times. This frees entrepreneurs to open new businesses, hire employees and benefit society with their free enterprise spirit. (more…)
Ohio recently became the 25th state to legalize Medical Marijuana. This brings to the forefront many issues in the workplace. Employers are obligated to provide a safe environment. If an employee is using medical marijuana for a medical condition are they violating workplace safety laws and no tolerance policies? (more…)
Employment litigation has tripled in the past decade to more than one-third of all lawsuits filed in the federal courts of the United States. Regulations, compliance, and assessments are increasing in complexity, and the number of employee suits filed each year continues to rise.
Saponaro, Inc. understands how to effectively and efficiently evaluate and refer an expert to address your employer-employee relations issues. If you are involved in employment litigation, and need a knowledgeable expert, please contact us.