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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Trucking is a dangerous occupation. This trucker was pinned by his truck in a loading area. “Even though trucking is a dangerous industry, there are strict rules, regulations and safety concerns that must be followed. Part of being safe is working safe. The other part of being safe is working for a company that adheres to all the rules and regulations when it comes to loading, unloading, checking, hauling and logging hours,” commented Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This case involved a lone trucker […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2013 – Audi Monterey Peninsula a dba of Cardinale GMC has been sued in Monterey Superior Court for allegedly selling a car without disclosing that it had been in a wreck. A local man bought a car from the Seaside, CA dealership and unknown to him the car had been involved in a prior collision suffering frame damage. The lawsuit alleges that the car was repaired, including repainting the front passenger side to make it appear like new and, allegedly, to conceal the collision damage. Frame damage still exists and the car […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – Begley Law Group is hosting free seminars throughout the Moorestown area in April to help individuals and their loved ones properly plan for long-term care. The team of New Jersey elder law attorneys is skilled in protecting assets and helping clients utilize government benefits, such as Medicaid and Veteran’s Aid and Attendance. “It is never too early to start strategizing about how to protect your savings and the legacy you want to leave to your family and relatives,” said New Jersey elder law attorney Dana E. Bookbinder. “Long-term care adds up […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – A prison inmate has been awarded $12 million for a brain injury. A jury in federal court has issued a verdict awarding $12 million to a prison inmate who experienced brain damage after an epileptic seizure that occurred while he was incarcerated. Ray Fox was serving time for a drug-related offense at the Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois. Jurors found that the prison staff failed to give Fox his epilepsy medication, although they were aware that he needed it in order to prevent seizures. “The jury has decided that this […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – Elder abuse is being aggressively addressed by one Bronx community center. Elder abuse – physical, financial, or emotional – is widely believed to be an underreported problem, and one that lacks the funds and resources badly needed to combat the issue. Now, one nursing home in New York City is trying to address elder abuse head on. The Hebrew Home at Riverdale and the Pace Women’s Justice Center in the Bronx created the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention in 2004. The center trains law enforcement personnel […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – High profile battles facing Obama’s administration may quash immigration reform. “If you follow the news, it’s no surprise to see that money, health reform, and other issues have been dogging the footsteps of the White House since before the election. Somewhere in that morass of political confusion lies the promise of immigration reform. Will there be an agreement this year, or term? Or not? Many are betting not, while at the same time hoping against hope that it won’t turn out that way,” opined Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – A nurse has sued her former employer, saying she was fired for reporting patient neglect. Susan J. Rapp, a licensed vocational nurse who worked for Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., has filed a lawsuit against the company. Rapp claims that she was terminated after she reported another nurse’s neglect of a patient to her supervisors. Maxim Healthcare is an in-home health care provider. “The State of Texas has stringent laws to protect healthcare workers from certain forms of retaliation,” said Austin employment attorney Gregory D. Jordan. “One goal is to protect patients […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – Recalls of products for children fell in 2012, but injuries and deaths were up dramatically. According to a recent report by product safety advocacy organization Kids In Danger (KID), just 97 children’s products were recalled in 2012, the lowest in any year since 2004. However, as compared with 2011 numbers, injuries were up 42 percent, deaths increased 200 percent, and overall incidents were up 49 percent. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “It is troubling to learn of the sharp increase in injuries and especially deaths associated with children’s […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – In Sacramento, the operator of an elder-care facility is currently facing felony charges after the death of a resident. The owner of Super Home Care, Silvia Cata, was arrested and charged with felony charges of elder abuse and involuntary manslaughter regarding the death of a woman in her care. The resident, Georgia Holzmeister, was 88. She had dementia and received care at Super Home Care since 2007. She died from severe bedsores which resulted in sepsis, a toxic response to bacteria or germs. While bedsores can be difficult to avoid […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – There is now an unofficial Bill of Rights for elderly residents of Texas. The Texas Attorney General’s Office has released information outlining the special rights that are in place for citizens age 60 and over. According to the Office, an elderly individual has all of the rights guaranteed to all citizens of Texas. In addition, the elderly have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, the right to make choices regarding care, benefits and services, and the right to be “free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.” If the elderly […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – There is a long standing debate over whether cerebral palsy is caused by oxygen deprivation. It is important to know the cause to pursue medical malpractice litigation. “There is a long standing debate among doctors and medical malpractice lawyers, over whether cerebral palsy is caused by asphyxia during birth, which leads to a question of how many cases could have been prevented. It’s one of those things that no one can really quantify, but it is vitally important for a family to know if their child developed cerebral palsy as a […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21 , 2013 – Many American families are all too familiar with what happens when someone drives drunk. Many have lost loved ones to a drunken driver. “Drinking and driving still seems to be a national pastime,” stated Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “No matter how much coverage a death by drunken driver gets, how many educational campaigns are launched, people still drive while under the influence. And, not only that, but they also still choose to ride with a drunk driver; often a serious […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2013 – Nursing assistants at The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans have been given their pink slips. In Michigan, almost 150 nursing assistants working in a state-run home for veterans have been told they are being laid off. The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, a state-run hospital for veterans, currently cares for more than 700 veteran residents. Governor Rick Snyder has approved the privatization of the nursing assistant jobs as a way to save an estimated $4 million each year for the state of Michigan. Other services provided to the home such as […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 20, 2013 – An estate in bankruptcy means any tax refund will likely become the property of the bankruptcy trustee. Many Floridians are looking forward to receiving an income tax refund from the federal government in the coming weeks and months. Some will use it to catch up on their bills, and others will perhaps treat themselves to something special. But anyone considering filing for bankruptcy in Florida should carefully consider what to do with their tax refund. Brandon bankruptcy attorney O. Reginald Osenton warned, “A pending tax refund for a person in bankruptcy […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2013 – The Treasury Department is asking that all federal benefit recipients opt-in to receive their benefits electronically. Two years ago, the Treasury Department initiated a “green” campaign, urging people who receive federal benefits such as Social Security, Veterans Affairs, and Social Supplemental income in check form, to accept direct deposit instead. Officials estimated that they were sending out close to 11 million checks per month. The campaign included sending notices along with monthly checks inviting people to use direct deposit and releasing public service announcements and reminders via the AARP, banks, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2013 – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has designated March 2013 as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The organization is working for equal access to proper care for the 1.7 million Americans who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. “Millions of people have been affected by different types of brain injuries, from traumatic brain injury caused by physical impact to lack of oxygen to the brain as a result of medical malpractice,” said Chicago brain injury attorney Robert Briskman. “Fortunately these injuries are being studied more intensively which will hopefully […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2012 – New Jersey estate attorney Ethan Ordog has been elected to work on the Board with the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCP). As part of his ongoing dedication to public service, Ethan J, Ordog, Esquire, is honored to be appointed to serve on the UCP Association Board of Directors. Mr. Ordog, a New Jersey elder law attorney with Begley Law Group, concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and trust administration and guardianship, and estate and trust litigation. Mr. Ordog is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and the U.S. […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2013 – A Florida man falsely accused of owing child support has won a decisive legal victory. Tony Schehtman, a businessman living in Miami, became involved in a lengthy dispute when his ex-wife accused him of failing to pay $3,632.25 in child support. A Miami-Dade judge recently brought a dramatic end to the case, calling prosecutors’ actions “reprehensible” and “irresponsible” and ordering them to pay Schehtman’s legal fees. Zephyrhills divorce lawyer Marcie Baker, who is not involved in the case, commented, “When a marriage ends badly, it is not uncommon to see jaded […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – In a Colorado child support case, a request for support modification was denied. In the case of Beatty and Turner, 279 P.3d 1225 (Colorado App, April 26, 2012), a couple’s marriage was dissolved in 2001. The father was subsequently ordered to pay monthly child support for one or more dependant children in the amount of $1,155. In 2009, the father objected to a garnishment of his wages to pay for back support payments he had not made, and he also requested a modification of the support amount. The case reached the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2013 – Truckers are in high demand. Trucking companies are not doing enough checking on hiring to ensure drivers are safe. “This accident happened when a 32-year-old State Trooper was hit by a semi as he was standing on the shoulder of a highway. As it turned out, the truck driver had a medical condition that made him unfit to drive,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. The trooper was in the middle of a traffic stop on the Interstate. The trucker, hauling a tractor trailer, […]


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