Eight Hundred-Fifty Thousand settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit for an eight-year old girl who sustained a brain injury due to the negligent medical treatment View More
easement: the right held by one person to use the real property of another.
elder abuse: any physical, sexual, verbal, psychological, or financial abuse perpetrated against an older adult.
eighteen wheeler (18-wheeler): a colloquial term for semi-trailer truck, truck and trailer, transfer truck, semi-trailer, Mack truck or big rig.
eminent domain: the power to take private property for public use by condemnation, i.e., the legal process by which real estate of a private owner is taken for public use without the owner’s consent, but upon the award and payment of just compensation.
endoscope: a medical instrument used for the examination of the inside of a bodily canal.
enjoin: to require a person to perform or to abstain from some act – typically by a writ of injunction from a court of equity.
ENT: medical abbreviation for Ears, Nose and Throat.
equitable action: an action brought for the purpose of restraining the threatened infliction of wrongs or injuries, and the prevention of threatened illegal action, often where payment of money damages will not be adequate compensation. Equity in a broad sense means in the spirit of fairness and justice.
erb’s palsy: also known as Brachial Plexus birth injury. A birth injury concerning damage to the brachial plexus, a series of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand.
estoppel: a rule of law which prevents a person from alleging or denying a fact, because of previous inconsistent conduct.
evidence: proof or probative matter legally presented at trial often through witnesses, records, documents, objects, etcetera.
examination: in law, the questioning of a witness, or in medicine the gathering of information by a doctor regarding the health and well being of a patient or plaintiff. Often an examination by a doctor is required as evidence in a personal injury case.
excited delirium: a state of physiological agitation leading to death that often occurs during arrest or in police custody and typically involving the use of illegal substances.
exhibit: a paper, document or other article produced to a court during a trial or hearing and, upon it’s acceptance by the court, marked for identification or admitted in evidence.
ex parte: made by or granted for the benefit of one party only.
expunge: the legally authorized act of destroying information, in files, computers or other depositories.