The law firm, Moss & Colella, specialize in practicing law in the fields of civil rights, personal injury as well as wrongful death. Their clients have been injured in some way in these three areas.
Recent stats from a study that was commissioned by the “Journal of the American Medical Association” or JAMA reveal some startling statistics. This study unveiled that approximately 46% of all medical malpractice cases – almost half – happen in an outpatient setting where errors have been made in the diagnosis of patients. Only a third or 34% were a result of errors in surgical incidents involving inpatients. Before these results were released, these stats were thought to be the other way around.
If this happened to you
If you feel that a medical professional has made the wrong diagnosis or wrong treatment of you when seen as an outpatient, discuss your concerns with one of the attorneys at Moss & Colella.
Another way this law firm may be able to help you is if you have worked for the railroad. This is a hard job and with it does often come serious injury and in some cases even death because of the nature of the work and the special risks and dangers linked with being employed by the railroad. If you work for the railroad and have been hurt while on the job, then this firm can help you in filing a FELA Claim. FELA or “Federal Employers’ Liability Act” was first used in 1908 to make certain that railroad employees have a workplace that is safe as well as take responsibility for accidents on the job. But it is important to have an attorney help you with filing their types of claims.
Injury from dogs
This firm can also help you if you have been bitten by a dog. Many believe that this is too minor to bother an attorney with but the statistics in the United States show that nearly 4.7 million people, mostly children, are bitten by dogs every year and 50% of these dog bites can be fatal especially with children who are under the age of 10. These fatal dog attacks usually occur quite close to the family home, or often in the families own yards. Over half of these fatalities from bites by dog or dog attacks were inflicted by:
- Rottweiler dogs
- Pit bulls
- German shepherds
- Wolf hybrids
- Chow Chows
If anyone in your family has been bitten or attacked by a dog, after getting medical attention then immediately contact an attorney. The owners of these dogs can be held responsible.
These are just a few of the cases that this law firm handles – these are in the area of civil rights, personal injury as well as wrongful death. If you have had a situation develop where you believe your civil rights or personal injury is the fault of others being careless this is the time to contact this law firm.