What happens if you have a personal injury lawsuit when you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case?

chapter 7 bankruptcy

If you’re in a personal injury lawsuit but also facing mounting debt, you might be considering bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is often considered to be the last resort but is sometimes essential for a debtor. However, it’s important to know that already being in the process of a personal injury lawsuit can affect the filing process.        Continue Reading

Malpractice Claims for Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Malpractice

While chiropractic errors are less discussed in the medical malpractice arena, they do still happen. Chiropractic care is an alternative medical treatment that uses non-invasive, hands-on spinal manipulations to enhance joint mobility. The treatment goal is to restore range of motion and reduce muscle spasms by providing controlled, manual force to the joints. It is utilized for ailments such as acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and whiplash related injuries. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest medical treatment alternatives for various musculoskeletal issues. Side effects from spinal manipulation are generally considered benign and typically resolve in a short time. There can be some discomfort, including stiffness or soreness. It is touted as an effective and drug-free alternative to traditional medicine to prevent, treat, and maintain health. But what happens when things go wrong? At this point, the patient should seek an experienced medical malpractice attorney, such as Orlando lawyer Jeff Badgley at Badgley Law Group.        Continue Reading

Medical Errors in Ophthalmology

Optical Malpractice

The branch of medicine specializing in the function, anatomy, and diseases of the eyes is Ophthalmology, as defined by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Due to the delicate nature of the eye’s anatomy, treatment and surgeries carry a high risk for complications including hemorrhaging, macular edema, ptosis, ocular hypertension, reduced vision or blindness, double vision, infection, intraocular lens dislocation, retinal detachments, and myopia. Sometimes, these complications are unavoidable risks that accompany optical surgery. In other cases, they may be a result of physician error or medical malpractice of an ophthalmologist. If this is the case, it is beneficial to have the legal counsel of an Orlando medical malpractice attorney such as Jeff Badgley from Badgley Law Group.         Continue Reading

How to Discharge Taxes In Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy: Taxes

For those who find themselves in insurmountable debt, bankruptcy is often the last resort option in order to restart. But with bankruptcy comes many rules, nuances, and confusing elements that can leave the debtor feeling stressed. This stress can intensify if the debtor has incurred tax debt. While in many situations tax debt isn’t dischargeable, if it meets certain criteria, it can be. So what does discharging taxes in bankruptcy debt mean?        Continue Reading