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Research Shows Some Doctors Are More Prone to Medical Malpractice Claims

If you knew a particular physician had a history of injuring patients, wouldn’t you want to avoid that doctor? According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, certain doctors are prone to medical malpractice claims. In fact, an astonishing one percent of doctors were linked to almost one-third of all paid malpractice claims studied by a team of Stanford researchers. What is telling, however, is that this one percent of doctors share a unique set of characteristics....

Most Construction Deaths Caused by Falls

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are a top cause of death in the construction industry. In 2013, falls were responsible for 291 construction worker deaths. Sadly, many of these fatalities were avoidable. Unsafe equipment and lack of training often contribute to serious injuries and deaths. (more…)

Tractor-Trailer Crashes on the Rise

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tractor-trailer crashes are increasing. In 2012 alone, more than 100,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks. The same year, nearly 4,000 people were killed in semi-truck accidents. There was a four percent increase in truck accidents between 2011 and 2012. Fatal truck accidents kill 11 people every day. A recent investigation cites hours of service violations as a contributor to these devastating accidents. Read More

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Rick Hovde and Nick Deets Named to Best Lawyers in America© 2016 List

Hovde Dassow + Deets is pleased to announce that Attorneys Frederick R. (“Rick”) Hovde and Nicholas C. ("Nick") Deets have been named to the 2016 list of The Best Lawyers in America©. Rick Hovde was named to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation for plaintiffs, and Nick Deets was named Best Lawyers in America in the areas of mass tort litigation/class actions for plaintiffs and personal injury litigation for plaintiffs. Read More

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“Loss of Consortium”: Damages Recoverable For Personal Injury to Your Spouse

Serious injuries don’t only have an impact on the person who is injured. Their loved ones’ lives can be turned upside down by the financial, practical, and emotional burdens of caring for the injured person. For spouses of the injured, these challenges can be compounded by the loss of the relationship they once knew with the person they love. Many injuries can cause long-term physical and psychological damage that can deprive a spouse of the love, affection, companionship, and assistance that was a core...

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