Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers Blog

Not All Doctors Are Created Equal

by Cary Graham | December 12th, 2016

There’s no such thing as a minor surgical procedure. No matter what is being done or corrected, there are thousands of things that could go wrong, many of which involve negligence on the part of medical professionals. It used to be that we picked our doctors based on their qualifications and experience, but with the state of healthcare today, we’re now more often assigned a doctor, giving us little to no control over who’s looking down upon us in the operating room.

Here’s a reality to consider: All doctors are not created equal. Thousands of medical malpractice cases filed each year more than qualify that statement. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen medical malpractice cases that would make your skin crawl. We’re not talking about mishaps that simply couldn’t be avoided. They are cases of blatant negligence that put another person’s life in danger. The good news is the victim called us, and we fought to get them maximum compensation for their injuries.

If you feel you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you have a legal advocate in Norfolk ready to take your case and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact our experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation. We know what you’re going through and we know how to help. Call us today.

Car Accidents Can Lead to Bankruptcy

by Cary Graham | December 5th, 2016

Tis’ the season to be shopping. Whether you go the traditional route and frequent one of Norfolk’s many stores or complete all your shopping online, one thing is certain: you’re going to spend some money this December. Most folks enjoy giving, so the strain on their pocketbook isn’t an issue. However, there are plenty in our community that won’t be buying presents this year, as they’re just struggling to get by after a car accident. Thankfully, there are firms like Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers that are doing their part to make sure Norfolk car accident victims’ situations improve in the New Year.

Did you know the number one cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical bills? As personal injury lawyers, that statistic hits close to home. For Norfolk car accident victims, medical bills will probably be the largest financial obstacle to overcome during their recovery. However, getting the money they need to pay those bills isn’t as easy as calling the insurance company. The insurance company is going to pay as little as possible for your injuries, not what you deserve. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer on your side, fighting to get you every dollar you need to make a full recovery.

If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, give our firm a call immediately. An experienced Norfolk car accident attorney can stand up for your rights to compensation and make the insurance company play fair. After your accident, don’t go into financial debt you may not recover from. Call us instead.

Common Birth Injuries We Handle

by Cary Graham | November 28th, 2016

Any injury sustained in the care of a medical professional can be both physically and mentally traumatic. When the people we trust with our health let us down, it’s hard to know where to turn. That feeling is compounded when one of your children sustains a birth injury as a result of medical negligence or incompetence.

Birth injuries come in several forms, but some common injuries that we see often at Lowell Stanley are:

  • Cerebral Palsy, a physical and developmental disorder that can result from oxygen deprivation during delivery, exposure to in-utero infections, head injuries during childbirth, and more.
  • Erb’s Palsy, a nerve disorder caused when infant’s heads are stretched to the side during childbirth.
  • Uterine rupture, a potential fatal event that is caused by a full-thickness tear of the uterine walls in which doctors may be able to diagnose early.

If your child sustained a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, you’re going to need significant financial resources to get him/her the medical care they need. Call our experienced Norfolk birth injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the cause of your child’s injury and fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We know this is the toughest time of your life, and we’re ready to help you and child get through it. Contact us today.

The Truth About Jackpot Justice

by Cary Graham | November 21st, 2016

Over the years, personal injury law has gotten a bad reputation as a way to turn an injury into millions of dollars. They call it “jackpot justice.” Although a catchy phrase, it’s a complete fallacy created by industries and insurance companies that don’t want to pay injury victims the money they deserve. The truth is our justice system protects both parties from extreme verdicts, and although it’s not perfect, it’s pretty effective.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve secured very large settlements for our clients, and they deserved every penny. However, we don’t approach a case asking how much money we can squeeze out of the opposition. We approach our cases by asking how much our client needs to fully recover from their injuries, and that’s the amount of money we go after. If we feel you deserve a million dollars, that’s what we’ll aim for.

If you’ve been injured, call an experienced Roanoke car accident attorney. We know how to determine what your case is worth, and we’ll fight hard to get you every dollar you deserve. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Getting the Workers’ Comp Benefits You Deserve

by Cary Graham | November 14th, 2016

Norfolk is an incredible place to live and work. That’s why Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers has called it home for so many years. We’re invested in our community, and that community has invested in us. That’s what it should be like at companies throughout our great state—employers invest in their employees and vice versa. Unfortunately for many Norfolk workers, that’s often a one-way arrangement.

Norfolk workers get their all to their companies until a workplace injury places them on the sidelines. They assume their employer will take care of them now that they’re injured, but that’s not always the case. Even if their employer puts in a workers’ comp claim on their behalf, the insurance company may try to minimize that claim, leaving the employee holding some of the medical bills. Your first priority after a workplace injury should be figuring out how you’re going to provide for your family while you can’t work. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Lowell Stanley know how to maximize your injury claim, and will fight to get you and your family every penny you deserve.

If you’ve been injured on the job, contact our experienced Norfolk workers’ compensation lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll review your workers’ comp claim for free to determine if you deserve more money. Then we’ll fight to get it for you. Contact us today.

Eleventh Confirmed Death Involving Defective Airbags

by Cary Graham | November 7th, 2016

For most of us, driving is a necessity of life. Whether we take public transit or own our own cars, getting from A to B every day requires that we get out on the open road. We all know the inherent dangers of driving in Norfolk, but what about the dangers you can’t see? How do you avoid those?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), another death has been linked to defective Takata airbags. These airbags are known to rupture upon inflation, causing severe and even fatal injuries to passengers. It is estimated that more than 70 million vehicles contain defective Takata airbags, 300,000 of which have yet to be repaired or accounted for.

If you own a vehicle on the following list, contact your dealership for a free replacement and repair.

  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2003 Honda Pilot

Don’t take chances with your life and the lives of your passengers. Check to make sure your vehicle doesn’t have a defective Takata airbag.

Unfortunately, the list of defective products on the market today goes far beyond airbags. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, call our Norfolk product liability attorneys today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation, so contact us today.

The Truth About Medical Malpractice Suits

by Cary Graham | October 31st, 2016

Every year, there are thousands of medical malpractice claims brought against negligent medical professionals. But for the patients who seek justice, just as many decide to not come forward, which we believe is a shame. One of the main reasons for keeping silent is the victim’s reluctance to sue their doctor for fear that it will ruin his or her career. However, in our experience, that’s just not the case.

Most folks in Norfolk wouldn’t think of driving without car insurance. Why? Because they know the inherent risks of getting out on the road every day. Chances are you may eventually be involved in an accident and therefore need an insurance company to take the brunt of the financial impact. The same is true for doctors. Most physicians carry medical malpractice insurance for the same reason. They know that there’s a good chance that they’ll make a mistake at some point in their career that may result in a lawsuit, and with medical malpractice insurance, they’re fully prepared when it does.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. Call an experienced Norfolk medical malpractice attorney today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to get what’s fair.

2 Reasons We’re So Successful

by Cary Graham | October 24th, 2016

We talk a lot about getting our clients maximum results in the least amount of time. But what does that mean for the average client of Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers? Well, most of our injury claim cases are settled outside of court, saving our clients a lengthy and sometimes grueling trial. We’re able to negotiate these fair settlements so quickly for two reasons.

First, our law firm takes tremendous care in calculating exactly what your accident is going to truly cost you and your family. Your injury claim is about more than your current medical expenses. You deserve compensation for any future medical costs, lost wages, and less tangible costs, such as pain and suffering. We work as quickly as possible to come to that compensation number, and we’ll do everything within our power to get you every penny.

Second, Lowell Stanley’s reputation for not backing down lets the insurance companies know that if they refuse to play fair, we’re not afraid to take them to court. Although we’d prefer to settle outside of the courtroom for the client’s sake, we’ve won large verdicts in the past from insurance companies who thought we were bluffing—a mistake they don’t make twice.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, get the expertise and experience you need to get maximum compensation for your claim. Call our Norfolk car accident attorneys today for a free consultation. Let us fight to get you maximum compensation in the least amount of time.

How Life Insurance Company Fraud Works

by Cary Graham | October 17th, 2016

There is nothing we hate more at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers than an insurance company that refuses to do the right thing, except maybe an insurance company that knowingly perpetrates fraud against our Norfolk friends and neighbors. Over the past year, we’ve spoken with a number of folks in our community who’ve been the victim of life insurance company fraud, and we’re in the process of helping many of them get justice right now.

Here’s how life insurance company fraud works. You buy a life insurance policy and pay the premiums every month on time and in full. Then one day you receive a notice that your premiums are skyrocketing, leaving you with one of three options: cancel the policy, pay 2-3 times more for the exact same policy, or wipe out the savings you’ve accumulated. It that seems unfair and downright wrong it’s because it is.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve been monitoring this new and ongoing threat to Norfolk life insurance policyholders for a while now. We know what these insurance companies are trying to get away with and how they’re doing it, which makes us better equipped to stop them. If you’ve been the victim of life insurance company fraud, give us a call today for a free consultation. What they’re doing to you and your family is wrong, and we won’t let them get away with it. Contact us today.

We Fight Greedy Pharmaceutical Companies

by Cary Graham | October 10th, 2016

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, there’s no love lost between us and the pharmaceutical companies. It seems like for every medical breakthrough that helps patients combat a medical condition there’s an equally dangerous medication that puts millions of people at risk. What makes matters worse, some pharmaceutical companies know their drug is dangerous but release it anyway, all in the name of profits.

Why would they release something that they know will harm users and therefore lead to lawsuits? Simple. They know they’ll make more money selling the drug than they’ll pay out in drug injury lawsuits. In other words, they know their drug may harm or even kill patients, but in the long run will be profitable, so they put it out anyway. It’s just plain wrong, but it happens more often than you might think. Thankfully, if it has happened to you, there’s something you can do about it. Call a lawyer.

Our team of Norfolk drug injury lawyers have years of experience holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for the damage their medications cause, and we’re ready to help you too.

If you suffered health complications after taking a prescription drug, give us a call immediately for a free evaluation of your claim. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but your time to bring a claim may be limited, so contact us today.