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  • 29 Jun. 2014

    The Debate over Lowering DUI from .08 to .05 Blood Alcohol Content

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    The majority of personal injury cases today arise out of auto accident injuries. While many different factors contribute to unsafe driving in Maine, for decades authorities have targeted driving under the influence (DUI) because of the large numbers of fatalities and serious injuries that drunk driving accidents cause. In the spring of 2013, US News reported that the National Transportation Safety ...
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  • 29 May. 2014

    New Technology in Use to Reduce Misdiagnosis

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Misdiagnosis is a common type of medical malpractice that occurs when diagnosis is incorrect. Typically, misdiagnosis leads to a failure to provide the patient with the proper treatment. Certain types of medical conditions are subject to misdiagnosis more frequently than others, such as cancer and heart attacks. According to Healthcare IT News, estimates show that misdiagnosis ranges between 10 to ...
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  • 29 Apr. 2014

    Pharmacy Compounding Comes Under Scrutiny Again

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Pharmacy compounding, which involves mixing several medicines together is a lax area that is not subject to extensive regulations. Consequently, several instances have arisen where patients became sick or even died as a result of medicines used in the compounding process that became contaminated. Recently, The New York Times reported that a compounding pharmacy called Specialty Compounding of ...
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  • 16 Mar. 2014

    What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Besides being costly and time-consuming, litigation is also stressful. Trials are an adversarial process where two sides oppose each other and seek to win a verdict. As courts became increasingly bogged down with greater caseloads than they could handle, other ways to resolve disputes emerged. Medication and arbitration are two of the most frequently used alternatives to litigation. A Maine ...
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  • 16 Feb. 2014

    How Do Maine Courts Determine Fault for Personal Injury?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Every state has its own personal injury laws, and courts determine fault and the right to recover damages based on state laws. A Maine personal injury lawyer can evaluate your accident or injury to see whether you have a legal right to pursue compensation in Maine. Maine statute §156. Comparative negligence defines the injured party’s right to compensation when bringing a claim against ...
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