What Is an Independent Medical Exam?
If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim due to a work-related injury in Nevada, you may have heard about an independent medical exam (IME). If you are wondering what is the purpose of this exam, you have come to the right place. Claggett & Sykes’ team of workers’ compensation attorneys in Las Vegas or…Read More
How Do Reno Personal Injury Lawyers Choose a Jury for My Case?
Most personal injury cases settle and never go to trial. Trials are risky for both sides and can be very expensive. And it takes a long time to get to trial. So why would we want to be a trial law firm? Insurance companies pay attention to which law firms take cases to trial and…Read More
Who Is Liable in a Multi-Vehicle Pileup?
Multi-vehicle pileup accidents happen across cities like Las Vegas all the time. Still, determining liability can be a challenge when so many vehicles are involved. If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle pileup and are wondering who may be liable, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm can assist…Read More
Patient Dumping Can Be Deadly, So Why Are So Many Las Vegas Hospitals Doing It?
Let’s start with some numbers. In 2009, the median length of a hospital stay for a hip replacement was 8 days. In 2017-2018, it was an average of 4.23 days. As of January 2023, it typically lasts one day. Average length of a hospital stay for a C-section in 2023? Two to four days. Open…Read More
How Las Vegas Truck Accidents Can Cause Organ Damage
Truck accidents arenot only frightening but many times result in severe injuries. Even if your injuries don’t seem too serious at the scene, it is extremely important that you seek medical attention following a truck accident as quickly as possible. A physician should do a full medical examination to ensure that there are no signs…Read More
Adult Bed Rails Recalled Because of Entrapment and Asphyxiation Hazards
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of Nova Medical Products adult bed rails because of their serious potential to cause entrapment or asphyxiation. While this recall is mainly for bed rails used in the home, it does shed light on entrapment and asphyxiation injuries that often occur in nursing homes. As…Read More
Amy Geiler Won Her Medical Malpractice Case. She Still Won’t See True Justice.
This is Amy Geiler and her son Gabriele. Amy suffers from a neurological condition called Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS). ODS causes the brain to be unable to communicate with the body due to damage to the brain stem. It has left Amy in a locked-in state. Amy has no voluntary muscle movement below her neck,…Read More
What You Should Know About Social Security Disability
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a federal program that helps workers who cannot work due to a physical or mental disability obtain financial benefits and health insurance coverage. Family members may also be eligible for benefits. The initial application process is difficult, and many people are not approved for SSDI on their…Read More
Claggett & Sykes Earns Spot on CVN’s “Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts”
Congratulations to our own Geordan Logan and Sean Claggett, whose 2022 case Roybal v. Louis Bellomo & SHAC LLC made Courtroom View Network’s (CVN) list of their Top 10 Most Impressive Plaintiff Verdicts. We’d like to take a moment to thank CVN and talk a bit about this case. CVN is a news organization “dedicated…Read More
What to Do After a Small Plane Accident in Las Vegas
In addition to having one of the busiest airports in the world, Las Vegas is home to smaller airports in Henderson and North Las Vegas. The skies are filled with commercial airliners, helicopters touring the area, and smaller private planes. It’s not uncommon for people to charter these smaller planes for flights to Reno or…Read More