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Medical Malpractice and Catastrophic Injury Litigation | Eye Opener: The Nash & Associates Blog

January 5, 2010
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Welcome to “Eye Opener”

This is a new addition to our website.  Yes, we are late to the world of blogging, but there’s a message that we have chosen to not ignore

“It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.”

~W. Edwards Deming

or perhaps a more basic concept from today’s world –

“Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.”

~Robert C. Gallagher

We hope over the days, months and years ahead to add new, interesting and important content that relates to our field of law. You can also visit us on Facebook (Oh yeah! – if only my parents could see me now!).

This is not a diary of our daily work – this is intended to help the public and the occasional visiting lawyer with some insights into the issues that frame our days and lives.

Thanks for stopping by – come back and see us often….

Brian Nash

Choosing a Lawyer – A How-To Guide

December 24, 2009

One of the most important things you can do if you are considering a lawsuit is to spend time doing a proper search for the lawyer, who will be handling your case.

Just because a law firm or a lawyer has a fancy webpage or an eye-catching ad in your local phone directory or even a professional looking TV commercial does not mean that this lawyer has a clue what he/she is doing in the specialized areas of medical malpractice or catastrophic personal injury.

We invite you to read and consider the issues and questions raised in our White Paper – “How to Choose a Lawyer.”

If you have other ideas or questions that you believe would be helpful to our readers in their search for a lawyer, post your reply on this topic so others may benefit by your insights.

Nash And Associates Announces a Free New White Paper – “Statute of Limitations”

December 10, 2009

In the broadest sense, the statute of limitations is a period of time within which you are allowed to file a lawsuit against someone else. Another way to think about it is a deadline by which you must file your lawsuit. Why is there any time limitation at all on filing a lawsuit? The courts and legislature have reasoned that it is beneficial to society to have disputes resolved in a timely fashion. Also, as more and more time elapses after an incident, memories fade, important records get lost or destroyed, and it becomes more difficult to prove what actually happened. Therefore, the law imposes a time limit on when an injured party may file a lawsuit.

When you contact Nash and Associates to discuss your case, one of the first questions we will ask you is when did the incident take place and where it took place. The reason is simple—we need to know when the statute of limitations, or deadline, will expire in your specific case. The statute of limitations can vary widely depending on what state you live in and what specific legal claim you are asserting. Many states have a unique statute of limitations for medical negligence cases, including birth injuries, surgical errors, or other doctor mistakes. In some states (Ohio, for example) the statute of limitations can be as little as one year from the date of negligence. In Virginia, it is usually two years. In Maryland, it is generally three years, but even this seemingly simple rule can have a number of variables that can affect the deadline in your case