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Faulty Hip Replacements

The invention of total hip replacement surgery has drastically improved the lives of many people who might otherwise be living in extremely severe pain, forced to take strong medication on a daily basis. Hip replacement was invented in the early 1960s in the UK by an orthopedic surgeon called Sir John Charnley. His was one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century and has prevented unimaginable pain for scores of people.

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Bipolar Medication Side-Effects

One in five Americans now takes at least one psychotropic drug. Psychotropic drugs like anti-depressants, anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medications are used to modify human behavior in psychiatric illnesses or to ease nerve pain arising from conditions like neuralgia or migraines.

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Considering a Car Accident Compensation Claim

If you've been in a car accident, there are a number of things to consider when perusing legal action. We've put together a short list of points to help with a successful lawsuit against the offending driver. These pointers will be helpful for a car accident which has happened in the past or if one happens in the future.

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Understanding a Failure to Diagnose

When a healthcare practitioner fails to properly diagnose a medical condition, it is often considered to be medical malpractice. In many cases, the failure to diagnose is blatant negligence on the medical professional’s part. In other circumstances, a doctor may not properly monitor or evaluate a patient. When left undiagnosed, certain diseases can rapidly progress into irreparable phases.

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What is a Surgical Error

Surgical errors are events that should never happen to any patient. Unfortunately, thousands of people each year who undergo surgery will be a victim of a surgical error. Over 80 million people all over the world have died due to surgical errors. Of course, with surgery come risks, but every person hopes that their surgery will begin and end safely and smoothly.

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Who Are The Key Players in the Probate Process

When an individual dies, depending on their circumstances, their estate often enters a period known as "probate." This is the time during which their assets -- cars, homes, investments, and so on -- are transferred from the deceased person to their estate. These things can then be sold, or distributed to the heirs set forth in the person's will.

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International Family Law and the New Family Procedure Rules

A new set of family procedure rules will apply in England and Wales from the 6 April 2011.In particular, the new set of family procedure rules effective from the 6 April 2011 will affect divorce and financial cases and extra care must always be taken where a family case has an international dimension to it

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Quick Reference Guide If You Are Stoped For A DUI in Illinois

The simplest way to avoid a DUI conviction in Illinois is to refrain from driving if you have been drinking.However, this in not always the case. Every year thousands of people find themselves facing a DUI conviction in Illinois.

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Depakote Lawsuits Due To Birth Defects

Depakote, or known by a generic name of Valproate Semisodium, and Divalproex sodium is a drug that was marketed by Abbott, it is prescribed to treat manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Many doctors are prescribing it to prevent from someone having a manic and depressive episode. This is for people battling bipolar disorder, as it can also help treat epilepsy in some cases.

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Accutane Lawsuits

Accutane is a prescription drug that is intended to treat severe nodular acne, however it was commonly used to treat all forms of acne, including moderate to mild cases. Unfortunately many people have suffered horrible side effects from this powerful acne medication. These side effects include Crohn's disease, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), ulcerative colitis, birth defects, and even psychiatric complications.

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Depuy ASR Recall is Resulting in a Number of Lawsuits

Depuy Orthopaedics has announced a hip replacement recall. The recall involves two types of hip implants. The division of Johnson & Johnson has stated that there is a higher than expected early failure rate. The Depuy recall has resulted in a number of lawsuits.

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Is Article Spinning Copyright Infringment?

"Article spinning" is becoming a popular method of producing web content by webmasters, Internet marketers, and others who want to own online content without having to pay much to get it.

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Internet Sweepstakes

Internet sweepstakes companies may be in real trouble. A recent law has been passed in North Carolina that bans video sweepstakes machines. The ban came into effect the first week of December. A great number of outlets around the state are already closed as a result.

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Operation In Our Sites - Legalities

Some people shop with websites dealing in intellectual property like films and TV shows for months only to find one day a message at the domain name in lieu of the normal website:"This domain name has been seized by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court under the authority of 18 U.S.C. ss. 981 and 2323."

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Consequences of Filing a False DMCA Takedown Request

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was enacted in order to create safe harbor provisions for Internet content providers who register their contact information, against copyright infringement claims.

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How to protect your business against internet defamation

The Internet is, as the cliché goes, "a marketplace of ideas." Whether a person has an opinion on politics, commerce, or even the show they saw on TV last night, there is always a forum to spread their opinion on, and that opinion will be available worldwide.

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Crucial Elements of a Terms of Service Agreement

Hosting a business website without preparing a well-written Terms of Service (ToS) statement is equivalent to keeping an inner-city apartment door unlocked. It's an unwise decision that can cost business owners a tremendous deal of money, time, and even the hair on their scalps. Anytime an individual offers advice, copyrighted content, a product, or a service online, a well-written Terms of Service statement is absolutely mandatory.

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ISP Liability for Internet Defamation

Defamation is a serious problem on the Internet. For the same reason that the Web has become a great tool for research and mass dissemination of information, it has also become a tool for those who would seek to defame others.

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Terms of Service: Why your website needs them

Terms of service, also called acceptable use policies, are the Internet equivalent of the fine print, the document that dictates the conditions that apply in order for an individual to use a website or a network.

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Domain Name Squatting and Deceptive Practices

A common practice among less scrupulous domain registrars is something called domain parking. You registered "widgetworld.com" to reserve it for future development. But since you haven't yet linked the name to a server-hosted website, the computer server that implements the name-server protocol called the name-server is still under the control of the registrar which therefore, potentially at least, has the use of your domain name.

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