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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2018 – As part of its continuing efforts to assist students with special needs and their families, Barger & Gaines is pleased to announce the opening of its Michigan office. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein administered the Oath to Paul Barger on March 14, 2018 in Lansing, allowing Paul to practice in Michigan, and Barger & Gaines intends to immediately provide the same level of service to families in Michigan as it does to families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Barger & Gaines’s Michigan office is located at 39572 […]


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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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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2018 – A new report revealed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to implement a number of federal security requirements at medical centers nationwide. The findings concluded the shortcomings are potentially exposing patients to the risk of harm. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluated the agency’s security measures and risk management protocols. The watchdog found the VA did not fully follow the standards for federal buildings established by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC). “It is vital for security at VA medical centers to be comprehensive and up to date to ensure patients […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 13, 2018 – Jurors awarded $40.3 million to a 6-year-old girl for a spinal cord injury that occurred during her birth in March 2011. The young girl and her twin were delivered at a Delaware hospital in March 2011. During deliveryhe doctors discovered that, one of the babies was in breech “footling” position, with her feet pointed down. According to the lawsuit statement, the physician did not adequately protect the baby’s neck and head during the high-risk delivery. As a result, the baby was paralyzed from the chest down. The child is six-years old […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history and to shine a light on women’s rights issues. For Custom Legal Marketing and 13 year old parent company, Adviatech, the value of women in the workplace is no secret nor is it a controversial topic for the San Francisco based company. While many tech companies struggle to answer uncomfortable questions about the gender makeup of their employees, Custom Legal Marketing boasts a 60 percent female workforce. What policies were implemented by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2018 – A deadly accident in the parking lot of a Ford dealership, in Texas, has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit is seeking more than $1 million in compensation. The victim was in the parking lot of a Ford dealership in Waco, Texas. He was struck and dragged by a 2017 Expedition, being driven by a salesperson, backing up “at a high rate of speed.” The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the dealership citing negligence as the cause of the fatal accident. The victim […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2018 – Thousands of disabled student veterans suffered a delay in receiving their monthly benefits due to a technical glitch at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Around 11,000 former service members enrolled in the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program received their monthly stipends late. Payments that should have gone out on January 31 were not disbursed until February 6. The VA blamed the delay on a computer problem. The delay is likely to have caused the concerned veterans difficulty in making payments on time for rent and other urgent bills. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2018 – A former nursing home administrator was sentenced to three years in prison for reckless homicide and patient abuse. The former administrator allegedly force-fed an 85-year-old woman egg with medication causing her to choke. According to reports, staff later heard banging from a resident’s room. When they entered, the resident “was found to have her head wedged in a nightstand,” and she was already unresponsive. She was transported to the emergency room, where it was discovered that the woman also had suffered a broken arm and was severely dehydrated. The woman died […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) March 5, 2018 – A military man from out of town received a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for going to meet and engage in sexual relations with a child in San Angelo, Texas. According to the San Angelo Standard Times, 36-year-old Geovanni Dillan Severin, who was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base at the time of the offense, made an appearance at a punishment hearing. Judge Jay Weatherby found him guilty of second-degree online solicitation of a minor, a felony that can result in a sentence between two and 20 years […]


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Goshen, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2018 – Last week, a jury awarded a postal worker who was injured on the job ten times the maximum settlement offered by the defendant’s insurance company. In a case that was challenging, The Law Firm of Sobo & Sobo fought for their client and was able to secure a landmark settlement. The victim was making deliveries on her rural postal route when she was rear ended. The accident resulted in injuries to her shoulder that required surgery and a recommendation of neck surgery as well as injuries to her lower back. At […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2018 – Michael J. Jordan, one of Steinberg Law Firm’s dedicated attorneys, was unanimously voted to the board of directors for Trident Literacy Association (TLA). Mr. Jordan partnered with Steinberg Law Firm in 2006 directly after graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law. He was inspired by Steinberg Law Firm’s historic vocation to support discriminated people through workers’ compensation and joined the firm to continue to advocate for justice. Steinberg Law Firm was founded in 1927 by Irving Steinberg. Steinberg experienced severe discrimination as one of the few Jewish Charleston attorneys at the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2018 – A wrongful death lawsuit was filed, in Houston, Texas, against a long-term care facility after a resident died from injuries resulting from falls. According to the documents filed with the lawsuit, the plaintiffs’ father was admitted to a long-term care home in Houston as a result of several medical issues, including dementia. The man was admitted in April of 2016. The suit states that the patient was found on the floor of his room in October 2016 with no witnesses to the fall. Then on December 8, 2016, the man fell […]


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Indianapolis, IN (Law Firm Newswire) February 26, 2018 – After deliberating for less than 20 minutes, an Indianapolis jury found Michael Trosclair and Shari Tremba not guilty of all crimes charged. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed felony charges on June 19, 2017 alleging Michael & Shari were neglectful of their 7-month-old child and were intoxicated in public. “After 263 days of silence and public shame, we are grateful for the verdict of ‘not guilty.’ This verdict contributes to our continued healing from the loss and emotional pain caused by this incident. We now look forward to expressing the true story of […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 21, 2018 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has enabled hospitals nationwide to hire medical professionals with revoked licenses for more than a decade, a USA Today report revealed. The VA issued national regulations governing hiring practices in 2002. The guidelines gave medical facilities permission to employ health care workers with revoked licenses, provided they considered the facts related to any disciplinary action and the person still possessed a medical license in another state. However, Congress passed legislation in 1999 that blocked the VA from hiring health care providers with revoked licenses, regardless […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2018 – An airline and its contractor are being sued after a disabled senior fell down an airport escalator. A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that they had requested and confirmed a gate-to-gate escort for the woman when she disembarked at the local airport. According to court documents, the airline called a contractor to provide the requested gate-to-gate service. The contractor indicated they were not notified of the request. However, two contract workers did meet the senior at the gate and put her into an electric wheelchair but then left […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 19, 2018 – A recent study shows that Austin, Texas has a rising number of pedestrians deaths on local roadways. The study involved data review by a digital agency, 1Point21 Interactive. 1Point21 Interactive reviewed the most recent data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to track pedestrian accident trends statewide. The group, hired by a San Antonio law firm, mapped out each location where a pedestrian collision occurred. For further information on the study and the data used in it visit: https://www.jahlawfirm.com/blog/texas-pedestrian-collision-study/ According to the 1Point21 Interactive study, Austin’s roads are not only […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2018 – On January 25, 2018, the White House issued its framework on immigration reform with provisions to build a massive border wall, provide legal status for DACA beneficiaries, and also make major changes to U.S. family based immigration eligibility and eliminate the diversity lottery program. The outline focuses on deterring illegal immigration through the creation of a $25 billion trust fund for a southern border wall and other border improvements, and increased spending on the enforcement side, including funding additional DHS personnel, ICE attorneys and immigration judges. Sandwiched between the border wall […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – In order to be eligible for Medicaid, monthly gross income, from all sources, is required to be $2,205 or less. However, some individuals may be concerned that they will not qualify for Medicaid if they receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits in the maximum monthly amount of $2,687. Consider the case of Amanda, who worked for 35 years prior to retiring at age 56. Because of early onset Alzheimer’s, she became incompetent at age 61, and was placed in a nursing home. After she retired, she was without any income, and […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2018 – Scientists have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can be trained to identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease nearly 10 years before symptoms begin to emerge. A research team from the University of Bari in Italy developed an algorithm that can detect structural changes linked to the disease in different areas of the brain. They trained an AI using 67 MRI scans from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative database at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Of those, 38 were from Alzheimer’s patients while 29 belonged to healthy […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2018 – A new executive order seeks to reduce veteran suicides by expanding mental health care for service members transitioning out of the military. President Trump signed the order focusing on a group that is considered to be particularly at high risk of suicide. It comprises 60 percent of recent veterans who do not quality for care until the government ascertains they are suffering from a medical issue that is related to their military service. The order will provide them with mental health care for at least a year upon leaving the military. […]


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