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Chris and James Welsh of Welsh & Welsh
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FDA Warns that Robotic Cancer Surgeries Aren’t an Improvement

Published on Mar 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm in Medical Malpractice.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a warning for cancer patients who are planning on undergoing robotic procedures. There is no evidence that cancer patients who receive robotic surgeries live longer than those who undergo traditional procedures.

Robotic surgeries have not been approved for cancer-related treatments, but doctors widely use the equipment to operate on patients with various forms of cancer. The systems have been on the market for more than 15 years. The robot’s arms are controlled by a computer that’s manipulated by the surgeon. The movements of the robot are supposed to replicate the operating surgeon.

Looking at the Largest Mass Tort Settlements in the U.S.

Published on Mar 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm in Product Liability.

When we use a product, we rarely think about what could do wrong. We read the directions and see the side effects, and then proceed to use the product. However, when there’s a mistake with the product or with its directions and general information, people can get seriously hurt. This can be any kind of product that you could find in your household or it can also apply to medicine or medical devices. When these  If you’ve been harmed by a defective product, you can seek help from Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO.

Let’s take a look at some of the largest mass torts happening in the United States right now, but first, let’s define the term and what these types of cases often entail:

Nebraska Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Assault Claims

Published on Mar 5, 2019 at 11:06 am in Sexual Abuse.

Speaking up and taking legal action against an abuser is one of the most challenging things a victim of sexual assault can do. It takes an exorbitant amount of courage and trust to come forward with allegations and call on legal representation to seek justice.

While there are statutes of limitations that limit how long a person has to file a case and seek compensation for wrongdoings for many claims, the statutes of limitations for sexual assault are different. Fortunately for victims in Nebraska, no time restrictions generally exist; however, it is still important to understand how the process works, how the law defines different types of sexual assault, and where time limitations do exist.

How to Build a Home Care Plan After a Car Accident

Published on Feb 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm in Car Accidents.

After a serious car accident injury, you’re going to start thinking about recovery. At some point, you will leave the hospital and return home. However, this can be an uncertain time because you may be on your own and will need to develop a home care plan to make sure you’re treating your injuries and staying on the path to recovery.

Before leaving the hospital, you should speak with your doctor about home care. They’ve assessed your injuries and will be able to give you advice about what you’ll need to do at home. There are several areas you may need to consider, and some of these could mean you’ll have to have outside help.

How Long Does Back Pain Last After a Car Accident?

Published on Feb 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm in Car Accidents.

Depending on the severity of the accident and how it occured, a car accident victim can end up with a multitude of injuries. Even a minor collision can cause serious back pain because of what the body goes through during impact. This pain, depending on the severity of the injury, may last for a significant period of time.

If you’ve sustained a back injury, you may be wondering how long you’ll experience pain and what your recovery will look like. While every case is different, and your doctor will be able to give you the most accurate information for your specific injury, we can look at common back injuries and what the typical recovery period looks like.

Omaha Principal Accused of Failing to Report Sexual Abuse

Published on Feb 13, 2019 at 1:25 pm in Sexual Abuse.

On February 8, 2019, Eric Nelson, the principal of an Omaha Public School (OPS) elementary school, Fontenelle Elementary, was arrested after being accused of failing to report a teacher’s suspicious behavior.

In December 2018, Gregory Sedlacek, a first-grade teacher, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, a seven-year-old first-grader. The arrest took place after teachers contacted the Nebraska child abuse hotline and reported inappropriate contact between Sedlacek and the student on the school’s playground. Since then, Sedlacek has been charged with six counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and one count of third-degree sexual assault of a child.

Avoiding Black Ice: Tips for Nebraska Drivers

Published on Feb 6, 2019 at 10:00 am in Car Accidents.

The winter season often brings many driving concerns that anyone who uses a vehicle should know about. One of the biggest dangers is black ice. It’s incredibly difficult to spot because it’s clear ice that forms on the road. When vehicles hit black ice, the driver can lose control of the vehicle. If they’re traveling at high speeds or don’t know how to handle black ice, there’s a good chance their vehicle could spin out or swerve out of their lane and collide with another vehicle or fixed object.

What Nebraska Law Changes Should We See in 2019?

Published on Jan 31, 2019 at 8:42 am in Legal Information.

With every new year comes new laws. If you reside in Nebraska, these changes may impact your life in some way. It’s important to remain aware of changes and how they affect you, so you can not only make sure you are abiding by the law, but also make sure you are receiving any benefits or services you are entitled to.

Worker’s compensation benefits will increase.

Annual benefits are set to rise in Nebraska. The maximum rate for disability benefits will increase from $831 to $855. Mileage reimbursements for medical visits and vocational rehabilitation are also set to increase from $0.545 per mile to $0.58. These annual increases ensure that compensation to those eligible remains adequate from practical and constitutional perspectives.

There are a number of other changes happening regarding workers’ compensation. Those changes include the following:

  • Individuals can formally file pleadings by 11:59:59 pm, instead of waiting for formal business hours to get a document stamped. Appeals can also be filed electronically now.
  • More detailed information about third-party cases must be provided to the court in settlements that require court approval.
  • Doctors are now allowed to refer patients to physician-owned specialty hospitals. These hospitals are often able to perform procedures at a lower cost; however, the law prohibits these facilities from taking Medicare and Medicaid.

What Are the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

Published on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:59 am in Nursing Home Abuse.

If your loved one is in a nursing home or long-term care facility, you may be concerned that they’re not getting the care they deserve. When your loved one is being wrongfully abused or neglected, their health can severely decline and their quality of life is not what it should be. If you fear for your family member’s safety, you should be aware that there are certain signs of elder abuse that you can look for. You should also know that neglect– in all forms– is a type of abuse and is legally considered abuse.

How Does Bad Weather Impact Omaha Roads?

Published on Jan 16, 2019 at 11:10 am in Car Accidents.

When the weather is bad, it’s usually more likely that the roads will be dangerous and accidents have a higher chance of happening. It’s important to take stock of the weather and make sure you’re driving safely. But while you may do everything you can to avoid an accident, a another negligent driver may not do this and cause a collision.

To make sure you’re ready for poor driving conditions, let’s take a look at what the weather does to the road and what will probably happen as a result.