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Ward & Ward Law Firm

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving Valparaiso, IN

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317-225-5084

Injury Attorneys with a Personal Commitment to the Protection of the Rights of Injured Clients with Over 85 Years of Experience

When you’ve been injured in an accident, an experienced injury attorney will immediately take the necessary steps to protect you, your case and your credit rating from the long arm of creditors. Excellent legal representation requires a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of legal precedent, case law and legislation that may influence your financial recovery. An …

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Sarkisian Sarkisian & Associates P.C.

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving Valparaiso, IN

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219-202-2360

Trust Our Personal Injury Attorneys – We Take an Interest in You

You may have recently suffered a car accident. Or perhaps a piece of machinery malfunctioned at your job and injured you. You might have even had a loose dog bite you. Whatever the case, Sarkisian, Sarkisian & Associates has the experience and goodwill to effectively take care of your case. We give personal attention to every client and treat you like a longstanding …

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Law Offices of David W. Holub

Meningitis Outbreak Lawyer | Serving Valparaiso, IN

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219-736-9700

Striving to Represent Each Client Aggressively, and to Obtain Prompt and Favorable Results.

The Law Offices of David W. Holub, P.C., strive to represent each client aggressively and to obtain prompt and favorable results. We not only aggressively pursue our client’s best interests, but we remain accessible and attentive to our client’s needs. The Law Offices of David W. Holub is a personal injury law firm located in Merrillville, Indiana, focused on …

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2012 Meningitis Outbreak Legal Recourse

In 2102 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. Several hundred cases have been reported and many people have died. If you have contracted fungal meningitis, contact a Valparaiso attorney today. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Steroid Used to Treat Back Pain

The 2012 meningitis outbreak is linked to injections of methylprednisolone acetate, used to treat back and joint pain. The disease is diagnosed through a spinal tap. The fluid drawn from the spine is examined for signs of the disease, which can be treated with intravenous antifungal medications. The tainted steroids were recalled, but new cases of the disease may still be reported.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Meningitis Outbreak Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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