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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 30, 2010 – “If you were around in the ’70s, you may recall a study done on medical malpractice insurance. It was actually commissioned by the California Hospital and Medical Associations. It revealed that one out of every 20 patients suffered injuries as a result of med mal and furthermore, that one in 10 died. It was hoped at that time that the numbers would go down over the next 10 years or so,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Unfortunately, the […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2010 – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a widely known psychological disorder thanks largely in part to the aftermath of the Vietnam War, where thousands of soldiers returned to the United States unable to cope with everyday life. Despite increased understanding, however, there have been recent cases where the military has not been sensitive to solders’ mental trauma. After fighting in the bloody Battle of Fallujah in Iraq and serving a second tour of duty in Afghanistan, James Karp, a U.S. Marine, found that he was drinking often in an attempt to forget about […]


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Nursing homes are meant to be places of safety. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2010 – “If you’re in the situation where you need to place a loved one in a nursing home, you want to know they will be safe, treated with respect and dignity and will be well cared for. The last thing you want to find out is that they are being abused. While you might not want to think about that, this does happen in a great number of nursing homes. Your loved one may be facing […]


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Trademark infringement goes international these days when companies based in the U.S. sue companies based in Europe. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 24, 2010 – U.S.-based Smart Blocks Inc., a maker of construction toys, sued the Danish company Lego A/S, noted as one of Europe’s largest toymakers. Smart Blocks petitioned the federal court for a determination that they were not infringing on Lego trademarks. Smart Blocks, whose headquarters are in San Marcos, Calif., are noted for their talking building blocks that feature six built-in depressible pins. The toys are marketed in seven different colors and have a variety […]


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A suit filed on behalf of William Dotson by Stratton Faxon on July 9 declares that the Reverend Stephen Bzdyra sexually molested an altar boy in the 1980s. The sexual abuse victim is now entitled to $10M attachment against the priest’s assets. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 23, 2010 – William Dotson of Hartford, a 34-year-old Connecticut man, filed suit on July 9, against Reverend Stephen Bzydra for sexually molesting him while he was an altar boy at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Conn. and Saint Hedwig Church in Naugatuck, Conn. between 1985 and 1990. Dotson was […]


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Commercial trucks are a commanding presence on the highways. With over 80,000 Injuries reported each year, law enforcement must work diligently to determine who Is at fault as this plays an important role when filing a compensation claim. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 22, 2010 – Truck accidents happen every day; a statistic many Americans would rather not entertain as a part of their daily news. Unfortunately, many families have either experienced a collision with a tractor trailer first hand or know of someone who was badly injured in one or who died. The statistics for 18-wheeler crashes are […]


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Whiplash can not be seen which gives insurance companies an excuse to deny claims. Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) November 19, 2010 – “Usually car accidents take the lead for the highest number of cases. However, they are certainly not the only way to wind up with whiplash. That can happen to anyone riding a bicycle, skiing, taking a spin on a motorcycle, riding a horse or even on skateboards. It gives one pause for thought, doesn’t it?” asked Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the […]


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Enacted in 1999, California’s Domestic Partners Registry was the first of its kind in the United States because it was created in legislature without court intervention. Beforehand, domestic partnerships had very few privileges, primarily hospital-visitation rights and next-of-kin rights to the estate of a deceased partner. Orange County, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 18, 2010 Although California’s domestic partnership does not provide the same rights as marriage, the legislature has since expanded its range. Registering a domestic partnership acquires a broad range of statutory rights and privileges by The California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act, which took in effect […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2010 – Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq., of Littman Krooks LLP, will discuss advocating for the educational rights of children with special needs on the TV show “As You Are” at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, on LMC-TV (Cablevision Channel 75 – Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck, New York; Verizon FiOs Channel 36 – Port Chester to New Rochelle, New York). The show will be repeated for 30 days on Thursdays at 3:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 3 p.m. “As You Are” is a weekly program, hosted by Sharon Latimer-Mosley, that seeks […]


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Released data shows the SnICE program to be ineffective in removing dangerous criminal aliens; program remains open to abuse, according to Dallas immigration lawyer, Rabinowitz. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2010 – A 2-year-old Department of Homeland Security program deported 392,000 foreign nationals in the past 12 months. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz weighs in on the pitfalls of the program. The program, Secure Communities, allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to examine detainee fingerprints sent from local law enforcement agencies. ICE searches for a fingerprint match in the Department of […]


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Featured guests include representatives of the National Aircraft Finance Association and a Washington, DC based FAA regulatory lawyer Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2010 – Stewart H. Lapayowker, an attorney whose practice focuses on private and corporate aviation transactions, announced the third installment of his new Internet radio show, “Plane Talk Radio”, which can be viewed at www.PlaneTalkRadio.com. The show is dedicated to promoting an appreciation and understanding of business aviation. The broadcast will be on November 16, 2010 at 12:30pm Eastern, and will feature Barbara Spoor, a member of the board of directors of the National […]


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Attorney David W. Magann has expanded his practice near Tampa Florida and launched a new website dedicated to helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) November 12, 2010 – Nearly twenty years ago, David W. Magann was serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Now, he is a veteran making sure veterans in the Tampa Bay area are taken care of when they return home. The Tampa veterans attorney has been practicing law for over a decade from his Brandon and Tampa offices, building a successful social security, disability, and personal injury practice that […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 11, 2010 – “It’s always nice to be able to beat a big insurance company in court,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “This is a stellar case, where two personal injury lawyers took an aggressive approach to a tough case and won the day.” The verdict in this particular trial was close to a million dollars and was the result of a horrendous truck accident case. The insurance company went to court because they felt their position was defensible and they were planning to be tough about it. […]


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One of the main problems with traumatic brain injury is that no one is able to see it. It may manifest itself in many ways, including slurred speech. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2010 – “Over the years that I’ve been practicing law, I’ve seen a fair number of traumatic brain injury victims. Each one has their particular story and each one manifests their injury in a different way. Typically speaking, some of the similarities amongst victims are loss of short-term memory, cognitive impairment, slowed reaction time, inability to make quick decisions, inability to express themselves and for […]


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About 1.3 million people across the U.S. will die each year as a result pharmacy errors or wrongfully prescribed drugs. Pharmaceutical mistakes are on the rise. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2010 – It’s not a secret that medical malpractice lawsuits are growing every year, despite some states capping a victim’s award. Companion cases to medical errors made by surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists are pharmaceutical mistakes that are growing by leaps and bounds every year. In fact, close to 1.3 million people will die in the U.S. this year as a result of incorrectly prescribed or wrongly […]


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Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2010 – “Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have increased over the last five years, largely due to the fact that many people have given up their expensive cars to save money,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “Whether or not the riders are wearing helmets doesn’t seem to matter. What matters is that the increase in wrecks appears to be a result of inattentiveness and carelessness, usually on the part of other vehicles that don’t see the biker until it’s too late.” […]


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As the U.S. government turns to social networking sites to track users, immigration attorney Rabinowitz advises discretion. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2010 – Social networking websites are currently seeing extensive popularity, some of them connecting more than 500 million people across the world. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz advises social network users to only connect to people they already know. People use social networking websites for numerous reasons – to keep in touch with family across long distances, to search for romantic partners and sometimes even to find completely new friends […]


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Something as simple as an apology may reduce the number of medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s an innovative approach to a touchy problem. Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) November 4, 2010 – “If your doctor said that he or she was really sorry about what happened to you, would you perhaps make the decision to not sue them for medical malpractice?” asked Michael Smith, an Arkansas personal Injury attorney. It seems that might just happen in some instances. This is a new approach to doing medicine being implemented in the University of Michigan health system and is a deceptively simple […]


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Trade dress law might apply to bottles. This will have a significant impact on marketplace competition. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2010 – A food packaging company may have crossed the line with its fruit-juice packaging and infringed on Coca-Cola’s trademarks. Where that line actually is often causes lawsuits like this one, but behind these types of lawsuits is the desire to protect a well-known brand and not confuse consumers. Johanna Foods of New Jersey filed a suit in federal court asking for a ruling that says it is not infringing on the trade dress and design […]


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Misdiagnosis and carelessness handling of diagnostic testing can lead to delayed treatment resulting in death. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2010 – Misdiagnosis of breast cancer sometimes happens. And when it happens, the patient and the patient’s family are left with the devastation of the news of finding out that the disease is at its later stages and treatment will not help. Such things as misdiagnosis and the careless handling of diagnostic testing can lead to this kind of negligence. “Mammograms are important in detecting the malignant tumor in the breast, and is why misreading a mammogram […]


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