Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez

Joseph Hernandez is an Attorney accpeting catastrophic injury cases

back to homepage

Joseph Hernandez Free Articles

Why A Doctor Who Delays A Diagnosis Of Breast Cancer Might Be Sued For Malpractice

Even the very best doctors sometimes make mistakes. But there are particular mistakes which seem to be made more regularly and to be made by more doctors. Two such mistakes deal with breast cancer and if they take place the outcome might be deadly - a hold up in the diagnosis of the cancer. A physician who makes such a mistake and thus holds up the detection of the patient's breast cancer until it is advanced may be liable for medical malpractice.

Read More

A Number Of Incidents Of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Teenage Drivers

Teenagers have a crash rate on a per mile driven that is 4 times that of older drivers. It only takes a quick look at recent accounts of car accidents involving teenage drivers shows that they may result in severe injuries and possibly fatalities. This article considers several reported major motor vehicle accidents. An attorney who is skilled and experienced in handling motor vehicle accident claims that resulted in severe injuries and deaths might be able to help victims and their families.

Read More

Severely Injured Bicyclist Compensated For Injuries Suffered In Motor Vehicle Accident

Female bicyclist involved in motor vehicle accident endured serious injuries including loss of leg. In some States a bicyclist will only be able to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit if she is less than 50% at fault . Other states allow an at-fault plaintiff to recover, however the amount may be reduced by the percentage of the bicyclist's own negligence.

Read More

Motor Vehicle Accidents Affecting Pedestrians In Crosswalks

The majority of people consider crosswalks as a safe place to cross the street. The law generally provides pedestrians in crosswalks the right of way. Drivers are put on notice by the markings and, in certain spots, the crosswalks are also controlled by lights or signs. Nevertheless far too many accidents involve pedestrians hit as they are in a crosswalk. Accidents involving pedestrians may lead to fractures, limb amputations and even death. Below we examine a number of lawsuits resulting from such accidents.

Read More

Lawsuits Alleging Child's Erb's Palsy Was Attributable To Doctor's Mistake

An Erb’s palsy injury can leave an infant with a serious permanent disabilityt hat includes the loss of motor control, sensation and possibly even the use of an arm. Although it is possible that the injury was unavoidable, it may be due to the use of too much force by the doctor who delivered the newborn. When this occurs, the physician might be liable for malpractice. This article discusses how.

Read More

Newborn Suffered Brain Damage After Nurse Missed Signs Of Mother's Placental Abruption

A grave complication that can happen in a pregnancy takes place when the placenta holding the unborn baby separates prematurely from the mother's uterus. This article considers a birth injury case involving such a placental abruption. The case involved a baby who sustained brain damage because of hypoxia caused by the abruption.

Read More

$4.5 Million Settlement In Case Involving Baby's Brain Injury After Placenta Abruption

Because of the time it can take from when a woman is admitted to a hospital for labor and delivery before the baby is born nurses are often in charge of checking the woman's labor and delivery. Nurses are supposed to identify indications of problems and maintain physicians informed of problems. Not doing so might cause an injury to the child and might make the nurse liable in a malpractice case.

Read More