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Understanding What Punitive Damages Are in Personal Injury Claims

Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages or vindictive damages, are a specific category of damages awarded in personal injury cases to punish the defendant (at-fault party) for egregious misconduct and deter similar future conduct. Unlike compensatory damages, which aim to compensate the plaintiff (victim) for losses suffered, punitive damages are intended to punish the…

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Signs Your Loved One May Be a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a serious and distressing issue involving the mistreatment or neglect of elderly residents in long-term care facilities. It can take various forms, including physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and even sexual abuse. According to statistics from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every 10…

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