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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2018 – A nursing home in Champaign, Illinois was fined over the death of an elderly resident who was exposed to sub-zero temperatures after wandering outside the facility at night. State officials fined Helia Healthcare $32,500 for safety violations and failure to effectively monitor the patient, 89-year-old Annette White. The nursing home originally received a $50,000 fine. However the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the amount was lowered as Helia Healthcare did not contest the fine and waived its right to a hearing. “Nursing homes have a duty to take proper […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2018 – All over the country, several major medical malpractice rulings took place last year. Included in this is the Florida Supreme Court decision to increase patient privacy as well as another ruling that bars noneconomic damage caps for medical malpractice claims. The U.S. Supreme Court also settled a dispute surrounding nursing homes and arbitration agreements. In 2017, at least ten medical malpractice cases resulted in settlements over $20 million. The top verdict of 2017 was an award of $61.6 million in Rhode Island to a patient who had to have his right […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2018 – Repeatedly heading soccer balls may have a much greater effect on cognitive abilities than previously thought. Soccer players are at greater risk of poor cognitive functioning due to routinely heading the ball during play. A recent study, published in Frontiers in Neurology, conducted on 308 adult soccer players between the ages 18 to 55, demonstrated that players heading the ball frequently did not do well when tested for attention, psychomotor speed and memory. According to the lead author of this study, Dr. Michael Lipton, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine […]


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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2018 – Former Texas defensive tackle Greg Ploetz sustained numerous head injuries during the course of his football career causing serious health issues. Ploetz played for the Longhorns in the late 60s, early 70s. After Ploetz’s death his brain was donated to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. It turned out that he suffered from Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE); the most severe level, considered to cause dementia. His widow opted to file a personal injury lawsuit in Dallas against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), alleging they failed to protect and educate Ploetz […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 05, 2018 – A Florida jury returned a $6.7 million verdict for Angel and Maria Martinez after Mr. Martinez suffered severe nerve damage from eating contaminated seafood at Lobster Haven Seafood Market and Shanty, a restaurant located in Tampa, Florida. In December of 2013, Mr. Martinez and his wife of more than thirty years visited Lobster Haven where they ordered their usual: a dozen raw Blue Point oysters and a couple of 3-lb. lobsters. By the time they arrived home that night, both began suffering from gastroenteritis. Mrs. Martinez was sick for a few […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2018 – In 2016, fifty-seven year old, Prince died suddenly while at his home. The cause of his death was not clear, until the recent release of his toxicology report. The report indicated that Prince died due to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl. According to the Carver County attorney Mark Metz, Prince thought he was taking Vicodin and may not have realized it was laced with Fentanyl – a synthetic drug 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl overdose deaths can happen with blood levels ranging between 3 to 58 micrograms per […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2018 – Generally work on construction sites is considered to be dangerous. However, construction site workers in Texas are at even more risk of accidents. In 2016 Texas has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of fatal work accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there were 545 deaths on construction worksites in the state. In 2017, there were 769 fatalities. For further information on the most current statistics, visit: https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html The most common accidents associated with construction worksites are: · Falls from structures […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2018 – Fighting a legal battle since November 2008, a young woman who needed a partial amputation of her fingers and toes due to a medication delay won a $15.9 million verdict. Dr. Yvonne Sherrer was determined completely responsibile for the medical malpractice verdict. The co-defendant, Holy Cross Hospital, was not at fault as Sherrer was not a hospital agent. Stephanie Hollingsworth was 26 when she was admitted to Holy Cross on November 21, 2008 for a lupus flare up that caused pain in her feet and hands. With no room in the […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2018 – J&Y Law is committed to providing first-rate legal services to underserved communities throughout California. As anyone who has been injured in an accident knows, navigating the legal system is complicated, and even more of a burden if English is your second language. Now, J&Y Law is pleased to announce the launch of our new Spanish language website, vozdelagente.com, aimed at bringing quality legal guidance to the Latino community in Los Angeles (here). In addition to providing important information about personal injury claims, the site urges people of all backgrounds to […]


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Albany, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2018 – Doctors and insurance companies provide valuable services – that is why we pay them. But if there has been a car accident, there is no guarantee they will not cut corners. An experienced personal injury lawyer – someone who knows the ins and outs of how accident victims can get taken advantage of – is the most important ally. Here’s why. Doctors If someone has been hurt in a car accident, a complete and accurate diagnosis from a doctor is needed to get the full settlement deserved. An incomplete diagnosis will just hurt […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – BRILL & RINALDI, The Law Firm, representing Andrew Pollack, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida against Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy and School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, 54, as well as the gunman and a multitude of others, on April 30, 2018. Peterson has been sued for gross negligence in the death of shooting victim Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14, 2018 that resulted in the death of 14 students and three teachers and injuries to more than […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2018 – As technology progresses, it is difficult to predict what safety standards will be enacted for driverless vehicles. Many fear to lay down their trust for a computerized chauffeur. In fact, 85 percent of baby boomers mistrust the safety of self-driving cars — followed by 73 percent of millennials. In order to realistically approach the present safety concerns, self-driving cars will have a much higher standard to uphold. People are more likely to trust a human driver over a machine-operated vehicle, though this new technology is rapidly advancing to a higher safety […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2018 – Florida’s Proposal 88 aims to protect the rights of nursing home residents. Recent events show that such protection is needed. Last October, Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on Florida. In Hollywood Hills, Florida, the electric power lines that were connected to the air conditioning at a local rehabilitation center were damaged causing wide power outages. The center’s management is alleged to have postponed too long to take the seniors to the hospital next door. Twelve nursing home patients died that day. This tragic incident has been officially determined as homicide. Now, Florida […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2018 – Traumatic brain injuries are a hot topic in sports and have been for a number of years since research showed that NFL players’ frequent concussions led to dementia and sometimes suicide. While the big leagues received attention, it is the middle and high school football players and their injuries that need attention. Football and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease, have been linked together for many years. Researchers at Boston University found presence of CTE in 88 percent of over 200 former […]


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Albany, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2018 – California Trial Law Group, PC is pleased to announce that founder Ike M. Klaudi will be a featured speaker at the upcoming seminar — “Maximizing PI Settlements” — hosted by Jim Mathis and the PI Expert Institute on June 22-23, at the Hilton Double Tree in San Jose, California. The seminar is designed to provide attorneys with strategies and techniques for entering into successful settlement negotiations with insurance companies. Ike’s practice focuses on personal injury, employment law, and contract disputes. He is a trial attorney with a well-earned reputation for being […]


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San Jose, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2018 – On Monday, a motorcyclist who was run down by a drunk driver in Los Gatos last August filed suit against the woman for seriously injuring him. On August 14, 2017, at about 3:00 in the afternoon, James Burke was riding his motorcycle from work to his home in Aptos. As he took the southbound highway 85 on-ramp to southbound highway 17, he was hit from behind by a Ford hybrid driven by Laura Starr of Los Gatos. The impact caused Burke to lose control of his motorcycle and collide into […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2018 – South Carolina’s Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Malcolm M. Crosland Jr. has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG). The WILG is a national organization of attorneys exclusively representing injured workers with compensation claims. The organization also helps non-profit groups and lawyers advocate for injured workers via research, information, education and communication. Mr. Crosland has been involved in WILG for a number of years and recently served in the capacity of Chair for the WILG’s Opt Out Taskforce, fighting […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2018 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects thousands of Americans every year. In 2013 alone, roughly 2.8 million people went to emergency rooms across the nation for treatment for TBI. Between 2000 and 2017, 308,853 American service members sustained mild traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most of the cases seen in E.R.’s are categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). Mild traumatic brain injuries do not result in a coma and people tend to start feeling better within a few weeks. However, at least 20 […]


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