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Does Disfigurement Contribute to Pain and Suffering?

Does Disfigurement Contribute to Pain and Suffering?

After a traumatic accident in which a person falls victim to disfigurement, many fall prey to the mental anguish that follows. When an injured victim undergoes physical changes due to an accident for which they were not at-fault, the mental pain they must endure throughout their recovery, and often for the rest of their lives, cannot have a dollar amount placed upon it. However, they are entitled to compensation regardless, and should receive the maximum amount allowed by law....

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What is Post Accident Physical Pain?

Shaked Law Firm explains why after sustaining injuries, victims in severe post accident physical pain must never attempt to fight insurance companies alone.

What is post accident physical pain? After sustaining injuries in any type of accident, pain and suffering ensues. However, too often victims of car and motorcycle accidents attempt to hide pain. Their hope is that if they ignore it, it goes away. Most times, however, the pain remains but the Statute of Limitations passes. This is another reason why accident victims must act quickly to retain a lawyer with Board Certification. These are the lawyers who can recover maximum compensation for unresolved pain and suffering. Attempting to fight the insurance company alone, while in pain, should never be an option. When...

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What Is Physician-Patient Privilege?

This Shaked Law Firm article explains why Physician-patient privilege is a serious matter. HIPAA specifies guidelines for maintaining patient privacy.

Physician-patient privilege is a serious matter. HIPAA specifies guidelines for maintaining patient privacy even posthumously. While a patient is living and receiving healthcare, statutes surrounding physician-patient privilege protect a patient’s medical records. This is per official HIPAA guidelines and any laws applicable in the state the patient resides. In the case of this article, we'll explore the state of Florida's specific guidelines relating to physician-patient privilege when the patient dies....

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