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Medical Malpractice: Definitions and Prevalence

August 4, 2015

Medical malpractice, according to a September, 2014, article for Medical News Today online, is  “professional negligence by a health care professional or provider in which treatment was substandard, and caused […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Permanent Total Disability

July 27, 2015

Permanent total disability, or PTD, is a benefit paid to an employee if he or she is permanently and totally disabled. Under Indiana law, the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance pays […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Pain and Suffering

July 24, 2015

“Pain and suffering” is a phrase often associated with tort law. Under Indiana law, pain and suffering is “physical or mental distress” for which one can seek damages in a […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Negligence

July 22, 2015

The word “negligence” is one of many terms that people use broadly in everyday conversation but which carries a more specific meaning when used in reference to the law. Proving […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Accident Insurance

July 16, 2015

An accident insurance policy pays a benefit in the event of accidental injury or death. These policies can vary in benefit amount, and in most cases will exclude certain types […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Average Weekly Wage, Average Daily Wage

July 15, 2015

After an injury, you’ll probably start doing some research on personal injury law. You may come up against some unfamiliar terms while you read. There may also be familiar words […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Endangerment

July 14, 2015

Endangerment is a tort, or action causing harm to another, in which a person exposes others to possible danger or harm. Endangerment can be intentional or accidental. Intentional endangerment is […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Disability

July 6, 2015

Anyone with a grasp of the English language knows what disability refers to. But do you know the legal definition, as it pertains to personal injury law? If you’re considering […]

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[Legal Dictionary] Definition of Causation

July 2, 2015

If you’ve been searching the Internet after an injury, you’ve probably seen the term “causation” used in reference to personal injury law. You can get an idea of the meaning […]

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