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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2017 – Javaheri & Yahoudai is pleased to announce that we have obtained a $1.5 million settlement for a client who was struck by a Municipal bus while riding a bicycle. Because of their size, buses have blind spots which can make it difficult for bus drivers to see bicyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles. At the same time, buses are equipped with special mirrors to improve visibility. Moreover, bus drivers in California have a duty of care not to injure others while operating a bus. Although buses may not see damage, a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2017 – The family of a 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage resulting from complications during delivery was awarded $23.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed in May 2014. The girl’s mother sued Renaissance Medical Group, Palos Community Hospital and a doctor. She alleged that the on-call neonatologist was intentionally unavailable to care for her daughter after her birth. The neonatologist had helped with the infant’s June 2011 delivery at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Illinois. “Brain damage is an injury that does not heal over time like other injuries might. […]


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Bigger Law Firm Magazine guides its readers through adapting to the latest in legal marketing and technology in the newest print issue. San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2017 – Dexter Tam takes on link building in the feature article, describing the necessity of link connections through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that leads to higher rates on Google search engine results pages. SEO includes website content, promotion and links, noting that some links are more valuable than others due to their origin and domain authority. Staying proactive with link building can lead to further success for a firm; […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2017 – Leading national pharmacy chains have updated their safety measures to prevent dangerous drug interactions that could harm patients. The sweeping changes are the result of a Chicago Tribune investigation that found 52 percent of pharmacies in the Chicago area dispensed risky drug combinations without warning patients about potentially harmful interactions. CVS failed to caution consumers 63 percent of the time, the highest rate among the 255 independent and chain pharmacies tested. After the report was published in December 2016, CVS upgraded the computer system at its 9,700 stores nationwide to improve […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 2, 2017 – A jury returned a $4.5 million medical negligence verdict in the wrongful death of a patient after spinal fusion surgery. The hospital and surgeon who performed the spinal fusion surgery were found at fault for the death of a 54-year-old man who had gone in for elective surgery to remove a disc in his neck. According to the documents presented in court, there was extensive post-surgical bleeding that was not taken care of, resulting in the man’s death. Further testimony also revealed that medical staff ignored the man’s complaints the day […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2017 – A recently released study found that Florida is the second worst state in the nation for distracted driving. The study was performed by EverQuote Inc., an online insurance company, using data from its EverDrive app. The app measured sudden acceleration, speeding, hard braking, aggressive turning and similar driving behaviors that occurred while the driver’s phone was in use. Only Louisiana drivers were worse distracted drivers than Floridians. “Distracted driving is a huge problem in Florida,” said Robert Joyce, a Tampa car accident attorney with the law firm of Joyce & Reyes. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by a Florida hospital system about whether certain records must be disclosed to patients in medical malpractice lawsuits. The Florida Supreme Court had ruled earlier that the records must be disclosed. “The U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to take on this case,” said Robert Joyce, a medical malpractice attorney with the Tampa firm of Joyce & Reyes. “The earlier ruling by the Florida Supreme Court was correct in deciding that injured people have the right to reports […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2017 – Texas trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and former Travis County top prosecutor have formed Hernandez and English LLP. The firm, based in Austin, will handle civil and criminal legal matters in Central Texas including Travis, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Guadalupe and other central Texas counties. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is the founder of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Originally from the Gulf Coast, Mr. Hernandez has been trying civil and criminal cases on both sides of the docket helping plaintiffs with injuries and protecting […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2017 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Harris County District Court against Caterpillar Inc., Mustang Machinery Ltd, et al., alleging negligence. A Houston woman and her three sons filed a wrongful death lawsuit after her husband was killed on-the-job by an allegedly defective bulldozer. According to documents filed in the lawsuit, Mustang Machinery Ltd., and Caterpillar Inc., were to be held responsible for the death of the plaintiff’s husband because they failed in their duty to ensure the proper Operator Presence Sensing System was in operation and they collectively failed to […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2017 – Founding partner, Dale Swope of Swope, Rodante P.A., has been recognized with the Champion of Justice Award by the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (TBTLA). In the near 20 year history of the organization this award has only been given out eight times, it is an honor awarded only to those who demonstrate an exceptional lifetime commitment to the service of justice. To date, the recipients of this prestigious award include: Hon. James D. Whittemore, Tiny Geiger, Esq., Edwin T. Mulock, Esq., Hon. E.J. Salcines, Bill Wagner, Esq., C. Steven Yerrid, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2017 – Dash cam footage shows a police officer driving at 104 mph while weaving from lane to lane, striking another vehicle. He is charged with reckless driving and causing serious bodily harm to another. A Florida sheriff’s deputy crashed into a Smart Car going 104 mph. The 61-year-old Smart Car driver sustained traumatic brain injury as a result of a skull fracture, a broken left arm, several broken ribs, a broken back, and a broken pelvis. His spleen was removed surgically. The collision was the sixth time the Deputy had been involved […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2017 – Once again, the personal injury law practice of Javaheri & Yahoudai Law Firm has been recognized for its outstanding performance. This time, the firm is being honored by Law Firm 500 for being high on the list of the fastest growing Law Firms in the U.S. in 2017. Out of the 10,000 legal practices nominated for this award, Javaheri & Yahoudai is number 32. Amazingly, their practice has grown 373.15 percent. The award will be presented to during the Law Firm 500 Gala and Conference in Boca Raton, Florida which […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 20, 2017 – Brothers Alex, age 12, and Isaiah, age 11, loved exploring Oakland Lake Park near Fort Worth, Texas. One day after a severe storm ravaged the area, cutting power to over 200,000, the two were exploring in the overgrown bush. They discovered a downed high power voltage line. Young children certainly do not realize the dangers of a downed high power voltage line nor understand that they should not step in water near the line. One day in March they went exploring in the nearby park with friends, something they did every […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2017 – Senior trial attorney Scott M. Goldberg, Esquire and firm Associate Jeffrey M. Thiel, Esquire recently announced a successful Appellate Division victory significantly changing New Jersey law benefitting motor vehicle accident victims. “Imagine that you’re sitting at a red light at 3:00 A.M. in the morning and some drunk driver smashes into the rear of your vehicle sending you to the hospital. You walk out with a $10,000.00 hospital bill and $5,000.00 of property damage to your vehicle. Your minimum medical expense deductible is $1,200.00. Your property damage deductible is usually around […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2017 – The prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in players in contact sports is now well known. In fact, the initial discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was in the brains of deceased football players. A new study published by Boston University (BU) scientists revealed that 110 out of 111 post-mortem brains showed signs of CTE. Brain damage allegations have been trailing the National Football League (NFL) for over a decade. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players has seen congressional hearings, been the cited reason for a class action lawsuit launched by players […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2017 – Law firms want to know how and why a client makes first contact, and Bigger Law Firm magazine has the answers. In the feature article, Brendan Conley explains the science behind how people, including clients, make decisions. He draws a series of distinctions between the perfectly rational, but fictional, beings that economists and others imagine people to be, and reactive, often illogical, real-world human beings. Understanding how decisions are made can help a firm make sound marketing decisions. As Dipal Parmar explains in the Virtual Impression update, a good website […]


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Marietta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) September 7, 2017 – Randall F. Rogers, PC is pleased to announce that one of our clients was recently awarded a significant financial settlement related to a tractor-trailer accident claim, stemming from a serious accident in July, 2015 on Interstate 85 in Macon County, Alabama. Our client was traveling in a Ford F-150 on I-85 near the intersection of Country Road 65 and Country Road 36 when traffic was stopped due to a vehicular accident. Suddenly, our client’s truck was slammed from behind by a trucker operating a big-rig. The accident scene was described as […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 4, 2016 – Home-based medication errors are on the rise, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. The data highlights the need for improved labeling and drug dosage management. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of individuals who fell ill due to drug errors outside of medical facilities doubled from 1.09 to 2.28 per 100,000 Americans. The majority of mistakes arose from people being prescribed the wrong pills, taking the incorrect dose or ingesting someone else’s medication. Over 30 percent of fatal errors were linked to prescription and over-the-counter […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 24, 2017 – Dog bite injuries in Texas are common. According to statistics from State Farm, the number of dog bite claims in 2016 rose slightly from 165 claims in 2015 to 168. Overall, the numbers revealed that Texas dropped from third place to fifth place in the nation for dog-related injury claims. On a national scale, State Farm revealed that their customers filed claims for 3,660 dog-related injuries, a 15 percent hike over 2015. The total compensation paid out for dog bite claims in 2016 was $121,705,968. In Texas, the 168 dog bite […]


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San Mateo, CA (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2017 – On August 9, 2017, Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation, as lead counsel and The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom, as co-lead counsel, filed a personal injury lawsuit in Superior Court in Santa Clara County seeking damages for the wrongful death of Jose Luis Delgado Lopez. Mr. Lopez was a construction worker assigned to 222 N. Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale California, the site of construction of one of Apple’s several new monolithic technology campuses. The lawsuit seeks recovery from several defendants, including the general contractor Level 10 Construction […]


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