What is Medical Malpractice?

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Author: Malcolm P. "Mic" McConnell, III, Richmond, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

I am often invited to speak to physicians and other professionals and laymen about medical malpractice issues. On such occasions, I share the same information I provide to every client who seeks my advice and assistance with a potential medical malpractice claim: I define "medical malpractice" for them. However, I have found that the best way to tell people what medical malpractice IS, is to tell them what medical malpractice is NOT.

Medical malpractice is NOT that a doctor made a mistake. Doctors are human. They are not all-knowing, they are not all-powerful, and they are not perfect. They are "allowed"…

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Important Documents to Protect You and Your Loved Ones

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Author: Tara L. Umbrino, Stafford, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Although having important documents, like wills, is not something we typically think about, everyone should have documents like these in place to protect you and the people you love in case something happens to you.  You should consider having some of the following documents.

What is a Will?

A Will is probably the document that we are most familiar with.  It states what you want to happen to your money and belongings when you pass away.  Is there someone in particular who should have your great-grandfather’s pocket watch?  Who will take care of your dog?  Is there a charity or organization you would like to donate…

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Jury Links Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder To Ovarian Cancer

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Author: Jason W. Konvicka, Richmond, VA Product Liability Attorney

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder has been linked to ovarian cancer. Furthermore, the company’s internal memos suggest they were aware of these risks, but gave no notice or warnings to consumers.[1]

A second civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson resulted in a $55 million award to a 62-year-old woman who said her ovarian cancer was the result of talcum in the baby powder. Talc was discovered in her ovarian tissues, and her cancer is in remission. [1] Previously, Johnson & Johnson faced a $72 million award after a woman lost her life.[2] Sixty-two year old Jacqueline Fox passed away last Fall after losing her two-year battle with…

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#IAmAnAllen: Rob Reed

Robert C. T. Reed, Richmond, Va Personal Injury Attorney

Meet Robert C. T. “Rob” Reed, an attorney who joined Allen, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen in August 2012. Rob is a member of the Allen & Allen family who focuses on helping victims rebuild their lives after an accident. Read more about why Rob chose personal injury law and Allen & Allen.

  

Why did you decide to go to law school?Because I was an analytical thinker growing up and I was told from a young age that I might make a good lawyer someday. I particularly wanted to understand the law in a way that I could use to eventually help people. Did you always know that you wanted to pursue personal injury law?Not originally, but it occurred to me later that all of the elective…

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People not Paperwork: Taking a Personal Injury Case to Trial

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Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

My goal in every personal injury case is to obtain full and fair compensation for my client(s). This includes their accident-related medical expenses, bodily injuries, pain, suffering, inconvenience, lost wages, and everything in between. I begin working toward this objective from the very first day I meet with someone who has been injured through no fault of their own, and I continue to work towards this goal until the case is ultimately resolved.

I believe that the details of my client’s life, both before and after their injury, are essential in determining what full and fair compensation means to their particular case.…

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Look Out For The Other Guy - Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

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With the economy constantly in flux, it’s easy to find ourselves looking over our shoulder for what comes next. What comes next could be an out of control car coming into your lane.

There's not much you can do to prevent a car crash caused by someone else, but there is a lot you can do to protect yourself from the consequences of being hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

 

The health of the economy has a direct connection to the number of uninsured cars on the road. According to The Insurance Research Council, for each 1% increase in the unemployment rate, there is a resulting ¾% increase in the uninsured motorist rate. In 2014, the average number of uninsured cars on the road in the United States…

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Get to Know Ryan Wind

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Ryan E. Wind is a trial attorney at Allen & Allen. He attended Essex County High School and graduated from the University of Mary Washington, magna cum laude. Ryan attended T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, receiving his J. D. magna cum laude. Ryan joined the Allen Law Firm in September, 2014 and primarily works in the firm’s Mechanicsville office.

Why did you decide to go to law school?

I grew up in eastern rural Virginia on a farm.  Where I come from there are not a lot of career options.  My two older brothers both went to medical school and I was driven to be successful like they were, but also wanted to make my own path.  As a kid I always liked watching “Matlock” and thought it would be…

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I Don’t Know Who Hit Me: “John Doe” Claims in Virginia

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Author: Christopher J. Toepp, Fredericksburg, VA, Personal Injury Attorney

When you or someone you know is involved in a motor vehicle accident, claims for bodily injury make sense. The at-fault driver has an obligation to pay full and fair compensation to return the injured person to their pre-accident condition. Simply put, if your negligence causes an accident you have a legal obligation to make things right with the person you harm. In most cases, identifying information is exchanged at the accident scene and a claim is made with the at-fault individual’s insurance company. Cases are settled or lawsuits proceed to trial. In rare instances such as hit-and-run, however, the at-fault party cannot be…

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Meet the Attorneys of Allen & Allen: Ryan E. Wind - VIDEO

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Ryan Wind is a personal injury attorney who has committed his career to fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt due to no fault of their own. His desire to defend others is a direct result of his passion for helping people. Ryan’s competitive nature is an advantage for his clients both in the courtroom and in negotiations with insurance companies.

 

Ryan is originally from Tappahannock, Virginia where he attended Essex High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mary Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History. Ryan continued to the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond to receive his J.D. magna cum laude.

Ryan practices out…

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Why Should Someone Choose Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen?

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Coleman Allen, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The aftermath of an accident is accompanied by a tremendous amount of stress. Not only are you trying to get back to your daily routine, you are probably also juggling doctors appointments, calls from the insurance company, and missed time from work. Maybe you think you need to hire an attorney but you're too overwhelmed to know where to start. This is where our experienced law firm comes into the equation.

 

Firm partner Coleman Allen discusses just a few of the many reasons someone should choose Allen & Allen to handle their personal injury claim in the short video below.

1. We are experienced

There is no substitute…

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