When a healthcare provider and/or healthcare facility’s negligence or malice causes a patient to be injured or to become ill, the party or parties who caused this may be liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury or illness. Common medical malpractice personal injury claims are: Prescription errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, nursing home abuse and/or neglect, etc.
When a property owner’s, or in some cases a lessee manager’s, negligence in the maintenance and upkeep of their property results in the injury or illness of a tenant or guest of the property, they may be liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury or illness. Common premise liability personal injury claims are the result of: Slip and fall accidents; trip and fall accidents; swimming pool accidents; injuries that are the result of poor or inadequate security, lighting, safety features, safety signage and warnings, etc.; snow and ice related accidents; elevator accidents; illness from asbestos and other hazardous materials; etc.
If a product or service injures a consumer in the U.S., the injured consumer may be entitled to compensation from the party or parties that made the product or service available to the public to purchase. Consumer liability cases, many of which are considered to be faulty or dangerous product cases, often involve more than one defendant because more than one party may have played a part in making the product available to the public. An example of this is that very often designers, engineers, manufacturers, assemblers, wholesalers and/or distributors are partially (or fully) responsible for contributing to a dangerous product’s availability to consumers. Common consumer liability claims include products such as: automobiles and automobile parts; recreational vehicles, including boats; baby products; infant and children’s clothing; toys; electronic devices; pool and spa equipment; foods bought in supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bars, and on cruise ships etc.; household appliances; tools and other equipment used for repairs and improvements; etc.