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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2017 – In Texas, if a dog or a cat bites a human, regardless of its vaccination record, it must be either quarantined or euthanized. Should the animal involved in a biting incident have rabies or be suspected of having rabies, the animal must be euthanized and the brain sent to a lab for testing. If the animal is quarantined, it must remain under observation for 10-days from the time the bite was inflicted. The 10-day period begins at the time of the bite, even if the animal is not actually confined until […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2017 – Advocates for nursing home residents have raised concerns about the amount of information that the state of Florida is withholding from nursing home inspection reports, including dates, places and pivotal words. Watchdog groups say that while it is legitimate to censor personal information such as the names of residents from such reports, the state is withholding critical data, preventing the public from accessing the information the reports are supposed to contain. “Nursing home residents have the right to a safe and hygienic environment, and the public has the right to know […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2017 – It is difficult to imagine that a bird and a football player have much in common, but they do, and the lowly woodpecker just may hold the key to making safer football helmets. The history of football is rife with attempts to make a better helmet for players to prevent skull fractures. While the technology does exist to prevent or diminish skull fractures, there is little to no protection from brain injuries. “This is where the woodpeckers come into play,” said traumatic brain injury attorney, Brooks Schuelke of Perlmutter & Schuelke, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2017 – Alan Snel, a prominent Florida advocate for bicycling and safety, sustained serious injuries when he was hit from behind by an allegedly distracted driver while riding his bike March 7. Bicycling safety advocates expressed outrage that law enforcement did not issue a citation to the driver. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 65-year-old driver was blinded by sunlight and was inhaling “a breathing treatment” when he struck Snel’s bicycle near Fort Pierce. Deputy Bryan Beaty, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said that Florida is a no-fault state, […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2017 – A golf cart incident claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy in Thomasville, Georgia, which is located 34 miles northeast of Tallahassee, Florida. When the child ran into the path of the golf cart, he was hit by the vehicle, which caused him to fall to the ground. He was run over by the golf cart and, as a result, he suffered a serious head injury. There were four children in the golf cart, and the operator was only 11 years old. The boy was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where […]


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In the latest issue, Bigger Law Firm Magazine explores tech updates for the home, office, and courtroom, plus sharp legislative analysis from legal experts. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm Magazine readers: Get ready for more insightful analysis on tech, policy, law, and marketing. In the feature article, Jason Bland offers a look into day-to-day use of two popular smart device systems: Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, also known as Echo. Readers are treated to a point-by-point comparison of the two offerings, covering features from home automation to entertainment to calendar integration. But […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2017 – May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, which is promoted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). The foundation raises funds for future research and provides people with information about any advancements that are being made toward a cure. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that impacts the digestive and respiratory systems. Cystic fibrosis occurs in approximately one in 3,500 live births. About 30,000 people in the United States are afflicted with the illness. Although they exhibit no symptoms, more than 10 million people carry the defective gene. Prominent South […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2017 – Bitten by a dog? In Texas, many people think that there is a one free bite rule – meaning you cannot sue a dog owner unless the dog has previously bitten someone else. They are wrong. If a person is bitten by a dog in Texas, there is a two year window of time to file a claim in the state’s civil court system. In Texas, there is no precise statute covering civil liability for dog bites.The time limit usually begins running the day the dog bite occurred. If the case […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 21, 2017 – Statistics recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show Florida has the most fatalities from motorcycle accidents in the nation. According to the NHTSA, in 2015 there were 9,045 injury related motorcycle crashes and 606 fatalities in Florida. The statistics show that motorcycle deaths increased 30 percent from 2014 to 2015. “Far too many people lose their lives in vehicle crashes, and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. “Drivers have a responsibility […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2017 – DeMaurice Smith, director of the NFL Players Association, called the Chicago Bears “cheap,” claiming that Bears chairman George McCaskey supports legislation that would change state workers’ compensation laws. Senate Bill 12 would change the way the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act applies to professional athletes. The bill would prevent players from being entitled to a wage differential award beyond age 35. “The rights of injured workers have been under attack in Illinois for a long time,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago workers’ compensation attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “Professional athletes are […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2017 – Researchers from the University College London and Britain’s National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery found that soccer may be another sport where players sustain traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its link to football began making headlines when former football players committed suicide. Autopsy results revealed that the players who committed suicide had TBI. Football is not the only sport where participants are at high risk for a TBI. Other sports include: hockey, lacrosse, boxing, baseball, skateboarding, skiing, horseback riding/racing, high impact sports, extreme sports and soccer. In all […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2017 – George E. Chandler of Lufkin has been selected as one of five 2017 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public. George Chandler received his B.A. and L.L.B. from Baylor University, is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado. Memberships include: Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2017 – Due to a 2004 amendment to the Constitution, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that a hospital system in Jacksonville had to furnish medical records to a patient’s family. The ruling could have ramifications for medical malpractice cases throughout the state. In a prior decision, the 1st District Court of Appeal said that a federal patient-safety law prevented the hospital system from having to release some documents in a malpractice lawsuit. The ruling arose from a ballot initiative called Amendment 7, which was approved by voters, and was intended to increase […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2017 – John V. Bell, senior trial attorney at the personal injury law firm of J&Y, has recently been accepted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This honor is further confirmation of John’s fierce advocacy for negligence victims. He continues to be an invaluable member of the team at J&Y, the well-known practice headquartered in Los Angeles and serving all of California. The American Board of Trial Advocates was founded 60 years ago when the jury system was under attack from all sides. As legislators, judges, scholars, and the […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2017 – Most injured workers who attempt to sue their employer in civil court for bodily injury are unsuccessful because they are unable to prove intentional harm on the part of their employer. Most of these kinds of cases are dismissed on summary judgment. Such was the result in the case of Madkiff v. Frazier-Simplex, Inc. A-132-15T1 (App. Div. February 23, 2017). Madkiff was employed by Frazier-Simplex, and suffered an injury on January 15, 2010, while he and his co-workers were attempting to destroy a glass furnace at the Alcan Glass Plant. Jackhammers […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2017 – On the night of Wednesday, March 8, a woman from New York was killed in a hit-and-run collision near Orlando, Florida. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Karissa Hilts was struck by a vehicle on Florida Turnpike near Mile Marker 258 in Orange County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, as she was headed south on the turnpike, a cellphone fell out of her car. She pulled over on the highway, and exited her vehicle to search for the phone. Right after she stepped onto the turnpike, a motorist drove by […]


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Century City, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 31, 2017 – The J&Y Law Firm is devoted to supporting women’s rights while protecting victims of domestic violence from those who would use or flaunt personal power to hurt them and the ones they love. The red carpet event “Night on the Roxsan” is an opportunity for partners Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai to showcase their solidarity with the victims of domestic violence while benefitting the greater good of the community as a whole. The partners will not only be in attendance, but call on colleagues, clients, and anyone else affected by […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2017 – A tentative settlement agreement was reached between Ikea and the families of three children who were killed when the furniture company’s furniture fell on them. Dressers or chests in Ikea’s Malm line tipped over onto the children, who were all around age two. “These deaths were preventable,” said Paul Greenberg, a personal injury attorney with the Chicago firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, who is not involved in the case. “Manufacturers have a responsibility to follow national safety standards and otherwise exercise due care in the design and manufacture of furniture.” […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2017 – Bigger Law Firm magazine is now available for download on Amazon Kindle as a user-friendly ebook. For just $0.99, readers can download BLF issues directly to their e-reader, iPad, phone or other mobile reading device using the Kindle app, and enjoy reading BLF on the go. The magazine, formatted specifically for Amazon Kindle, offers a user-friendly experience that allows readers to interact with each issue with ease. How Lawyers Can Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Bigger Law Firm Magazine Volume 44 is the first BLF issue to be published […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 28, 2017 – FaceTime was cited in a lawsuit as a factor in the death of a 5-year-old girl in a car accident on I-35 in Texas. A California couple has filed a wrongful lawsuit against Apple alleging that the company’s failure to lockout its application FaceTime, from users operating vehicles, led to the death of their daughter. The crash that resulted in the death of the 5-year-old girl happened on Christmas Eve, 2014. Her family’s vehicle was rear-ended by a 22-year-old man who was using FaceTime while driving. The crash injured the plaintiff, […]


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