Legalese: What Lawyers Say, and What it Actually Means

Here on the Blog, we’ve put together a go-to list of the most frequently used “legalese”–or the acronyms–that clients hear around the office, but may be too afraid to inquire about. We’ve also included links to other Shaked Law Blog resources with extensive information for each legal term. We hope this helps accident victims and their families better understand what’s going on “behind the scenes” of their claims.

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For Women, the Risks of an IUD May Outweigh the Benefits

So why, then, are physicians still prescribing certain manufacturer’s IUDs (intrauterine devices)? This article will look at how the risks of a woman’s very personal choice to use an IUD as a form of birth control may outweigh the benefits. The Shaked Law Blog always presents the facts and allows readers to get the whole picture, without the added song and dance. The insurance companies will try to convince those injured by defective medical devices that it “may not” have been the device that caused them harm; this is simply a scare tactic. The Shaked Law Blog will delve into the truth about the Mirena IUD and the dangers it has–to the manufacturer’s knowledge–caused hundreds if not thousands of women.

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The Board Certified Difference (Why What’s Hanging on Your Attorney’s Wall Matters!)

After an accident in which a person sustains serious bodily injury or after the loss of a loved one due to the negligence that falls upon someone else, the first thing most victims do is seek out legal counsel. In the heat of the moment, injured or grieving, victims can’t be expected to be armed  with the knowledge of what to do beyond “find a lawyer”. It’s easy to hire the first attorney who agrees to take a claim on contingency because no money is expected up front, and the ball can get rolling.

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Patients Who Sought Hernia Treatment Only Found Devastating Complications

You may have seen the ominous television commercials warning patients about the risks of “Hernia Mesh” and the life-threatening side effects they pose to patients who have had them surgically implanted. Patients have sustained so many injuries over the course of the last decade that the safety of the device has been called into question. While a number of television commercials are dramatic, meant for shock value, and to draw a profit from viewers, the commercials about Hernia Mesh Implants provide accurate information meant to inform.

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IVC Filters: Hidden Dangers Patients Weren’t Aware Of

As of December 2015, the manufacturer of the IVC Filter–Inferior Vena Cava Filter–was responsible for 30 deaths as a result of a product defect, that even when replaced with a “modified” device, still behaved in the same way, and caused the same life-threatening issues. An IVC Filter, when working correctly, according to Johns Hopkins was created to “[…]stop blood clots from going up into the lungs. The inferior vena cava is a large vein in the middle of your body. The device is put in during a short surgery.”

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