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Eye Injury Attorney

Eye Injury Claims – Part 5

We have been discussing using goggles to simulate vision loss. But this is not enough. It is also essential to have a detailed written report prepared regarding the client’s functional losses. That functional vision assessment helps to focus the insurance company on the psychosocial aspects of vision impairment, including mobility…

Vision Loss Claims and Expert Fees

Did you know it is common for ophthalmologists to charge literally thousands of dollars for their testimony? Many demand large non-refundable retainers. I handled a case in which the ophthalmologist’s written policy calls for a charge of $3,000 for a one-hour deposition. For each additional hour or part thereof, the fee is $2,000. If the deposition takes one hour and one minute, the doctor…

A Delaware County Vision Loss Lawyer Discusses Expert Testimony

At the trial of a case involving vision loss, you must present medical evidence of that loss. Your doctors will testify about the vision injuries, treatment, and diagnosis, the causal relationship between the accident and the eye injuries, the amount of pain the injuries caused, and the prognosis for the future. If surgery was performed, it will be addressed in great detail. Perhaps plastic…

A Delaware County Blindness Injury Lawyer Discusses Negligence

I was contacted recently by the daughter of a 94 year old blind woman who had fallen at a nursing home and suffered a fractured hip. My first reaction was where is the lawsuit? Elderly people sometimes fall and it really isn’t anyone’s fault. Upon further investigation, I found a fascinating story involving extreme negligence and the intentional alteration of medical records.

The client…

A Main Line Vision Loss Attorney Discusses Loss of Earnings

Have you ever wondered, after hearing about a multi-million dollar jury verdict, about the fairness of the jury? Have you questioned whether any injury could be so severe as to justify such a verdict? The reasoning behind large jury verdicts often can be found in loss of future earning capacity.

Compensation for pain and suffering represents only one of several elements a jury must consider…

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