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Jeffrey Mark Adams

Jeffrey Adams’s Legal Guides

15 total


  • FAQ's

    Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury What should I do if I am injured? Call 911 for medical assistance, then if able, immediately report the incident to the police, on site security, or other individual that can take a report. Obtain the names of witness(es), take pho...

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  • Health Care Costs and Myths

    "First thing we do, let's kill all the (personal injury) lawyers", or something like that, William Shakespeare's oft quoted and frequently misinterpreted line from Henry VI, was meant as a complement to judges and lawyers who champion justice, not as an attack on them. Last mont...

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  • Misconceptions About Lawsuits

    Public misconceptions in the field of personal injury law equal or exceed any other area of legal practice. Rarely does a day, and certainly not more than a week, pass without some invective comment. "Coffee is supposed to be hot", "Don't shirk your responsibility", and "You wan...

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  • Tort Reformers Who Sue

    Love them or hate them, personal injury lawsuits seem to evoke a response from just about everyone. I have always found it disconcerting when an ardent critic of tort law, either for themselves or a close relation, pursues a claim. No opinion is offered on the following matters;...

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  • Prior Written Notice

    Familiarity is not always pleasant. This probably applies to every practitioner who has encountered a "prior written notice" statute. A municipality must receive writing of a specific condition and then have a "reasonable time" to cure for a personal injury claim to proceed. ...

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  • No-Fault Eye Openers

    1977 - "The King", Elvis Presley, dies; World Trade Center is completed; yearly inflation rate is 6.5%, Dow Jones closes at 831; average price for a gallon of gas is .65 cents; first MRI scanner is tested; New York State enacts its "no-fault" law.[1]. 2008 - estimated cost of ...

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  • Elder Abuse Occurs Too Frequently

    Preliminary results indicate that abuse of the elderly occurs 25 times more often than officially reported, according to the New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study of November 16, 2010. Abuse occurs at a rate of 76 per 1,000 State residents - physical, psychological, financ...

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  • Gov. Cuomo and Caps - Facts and Fallacies

    Dear Client, Friend, Colleague, Consumer, Concerned Citizen: Alarming legislation has been proposed that targets victims of medical negligence. Groups that support this legislation have begun a media and public relations blitz in an effort to distort the debate and unfairly infl...

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  • More on Caps

    Did you know: hospitals such as NY Presbyerian/Weill Cornell cut medical payouts in a only a few years by 99% simply by policing themselves; 7% of doctors account for 70% of all malpractice, almost none of these doctors are disciplined; malpractice spending is less than 2% of h...

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  • Nursing Home Abuse

    This article speaks to abuses in nursing homes by certain drug companies who put "profits ahead of people". May 9, 2011 Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly By GARDINER HARRIS Nearly one in seven elderly nursing home residents, nearly all of them with dementia, a...

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