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 harm, injury or death to a patient.” Most of this negligence is “medical error” having to do with a diagnosis, prescription, dosage of a drug, overall…

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 this benefit if the employee is unable to work due to his or her injuries. Collecting a PTD settlement or payments does not preclude the…

“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 personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff must show that the pain and suffering resulted from the defendant’s negligence. Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case…

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 negligence is key to winning a personal injury lawsuit. The law defines “negligence” as “A failure to behave with the level of care that a reasonable…

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 of accidents. Common exclusions include injuries sustained while: Fighting in a war Playing (or training for) professional sports Under the influence of alcohol or illicit…

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 and phrases that have a much more specific definition in legal circles than they do in day-to-day conversation. Average weekly wage is often referred to…

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 usually a crime. A person who intentionally endangers another may face criminal charges, and may be sued for damages by his or her victim. Examples…

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 legal action after an injury, it’s important to know precisely what is meant by “disability.” Disability as a Legal Term The legal definition of a…

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 from the root “cause”, and from context, but legal terms have very specific definitions. Causation: The Legal Definition Causation, in legal terms, refers to the…

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