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If a patient dies because of misconduct by doctors or medical personnel, surviving family members may be able to recover damages by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. And if medical malpractice causes a mother to die during her pregnancy or childbirth, her survivors, including the baby could file a wrongful death of the mother claim.

While these claims may look like standard wrongful death or medical malpractice lawsuits, there are some considerations to keep in mind in the situation that occurs when a mother has died before or during childbirth.

Not everybody gets to work in a nice quiet office. Many people work in loud factories or on construction sites with constant booming and heavy machinery noise.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 30 million people are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work every year. Long term exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent tinnitus or hearing loss. OSHA sets employee noise exposure limits at 90dBA for 8 hours a day, and only 2 hours of exposure to 100 dBA sound levels.

So if you experience hearing loss while working in a noisy environment, you may be eligible for workers' compensation.

Many of us don't think twice when friends ask to borrow our car. We trust them.

But, what happens when they get into an accident? Are you liable for the damage, even if you weren't driving?

If you've read the news lately, it seems there are class action suits everywhere, from GM to Comcast to Vitaminwater. Usually, they have nothing to do with you or me.

But, if you think you may have an injury or claim similar to the class action, how do you join? How can you find out if there is a class action lawsuit for your injury?

A broken down car can be heartbreaking. You just want your car back and running like new again. And most of the time, car repair shops take good care of us and our automobiles.

But about the times they don't? What happens if you get your car back from the shop with the same problems it had when you sent it in? While you may not know a radiator from a rocking arm, you do have rights when it comes to getting your car repaired the right way.

We suffered all winter, made it through spring, and now we can finally get back out to the ballpark. Attending baseball games is one of the purest joys of the summer, and there's nothing quite like America's pastime.

Unfortunately, going to a game isn't without its dangers, so here are three (plus one) common injuries to be on the lookout for while at the old ball game.

5 Insurance Terms to Know

Insurance is more complicated than it should be. Yet, it pervades all areas of our lives, from health insurance, to car insurance, to home insurance.

To deal with this major part of your life, here are five insurance terms you should know:

Generally, when we think of medical malpractice with think of doctors making diagnostic, medication, or surgical errors. But we don't tend to think of mistakes happening in a dentist's office.

Truth is, we trust dentists with our health just as much as cardiologists, orthopedists, or surgeons. And, sadly, mistakes in dental care can be just as costly. Here is a look at some of the common dental malpractice issues and how victims can use medical malpractice claims to recover for their injuries.

According to the Insurance Research Council, one in seven drivers in the United States is uninsured.

Usually, in a car accident, the party at fault's insurance covers the damages. But, with nearly 14 percent of drivers uninsured, what do you do when you're unlucky enough to run into one of them? What do you do if you've been hit by an uninsured driver?

Injury lawsuits can be complicated, especially those involving a large number of people. Class action lawsuits can allow a group of people to collectively file a single injury claim, and they can have different rules for how and when they can be filed.

One of these differences has to do with the statute of limitations, which limits the time you have to bring a case. So how do these rules differ? And if the statute of limitations has run out on your case, can you still join a class action lawsuit?