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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – Given the confusion of shift change at a hospital, it is easy to understand how errors may happen. “Shift change at a hospital is a beehive of activity, and if someone forgets to pass on something important about a patient to the next caregiver, the door is open for mistakes to happen,” said Mike Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas personal injury lawyer. “There needs to be a system of checks and balances in place, something like the one used at […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – Current statistics show that for every first marriage in the U.S., 41 percent of them end in divorce. Meanwhile, the divorce rate in the U.S. for second marriages is currently at 60 percent, and the divorce rate is 73 percent for third marriages. While not all of the unions that end in divorce do so due to disagreements about how to combine marriage and money issues, anecdotal evidence indicates that subsequent marriages tend to have trouble with the same issues as the previous ones. “While it is unclear how many marriages […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – Leaving a secure future in place for a special needs child can be a daunting task. One of the hardest things for the parents of a special needs child to face, experts say, is the thought that they will someday not be able to care for that child. For many parents, having a simple will which leaves assets to surviving children is enough. But, when a parent has a special needs child, a straightforward will simply is not enough. A minor child or adult child with special needs who requires […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2013 – This gruesome case points out the duty of care a utility company has to maintain its power lines. “This case is brutally gruesome, and it devastated the children of the deceased, who watched their 39-year-old mother burn to death underneath a 7,200 volt power line. It was a scene that caused nightmares for the rescuers, neighbours and the woman’s mother-in-law, who tried to rescue her,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. This fatal accident happened in 2009, outside the home of the deceased’s mother-in-law. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Texas is looking at renewed legislative support to combat texting and driving. There are now six separate bills that call for a Texas-wide ban on texting-while-driving pre-filed for the upcoming 2013 legislative session. While Texas lawmakers successfully ushered a no-texting bill through the House and Senate in 2011, it was vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Gov. Perry has stated that that he believes public education is the best way to deal with texting while driving a motor vehicle. “Distracted driving is a serious danger for other drivers and pedestrians all across […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – There are some medical malpractice cases that have an unusual outcome. This is one of them. “It’s not often a patient is awarded damages for maybe being a victim of medical malpractice. This case was quite unusual, and the chances of it happening again are likely questionable, but cannot be completely ruled out,” indicated Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The story begins with a 70-year-old U.S. Air Force vet and his wife, who sued the U.S. government for medical malpractice. It seems that the veteran and his wife, sought […]


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Fairfax, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – One-third of adult homeowners now are living with their aging parent or adult child. Many of those adult children moved back “home” post-divorce. According to author Marsha Temlock’s new book, “Your Child’s Divorce: What to Expect – What You Can Do,” this is an all-too-common scenario. Adults who are put in the position of comforting and supporting their newly-split adult child may have some difficulty adjusting, says Temlock. “Divorce can be a transition for everyone in the family, not just the split couple,” agrees Fairfax divorce lawyer Lisa McDevitt. “Family members […]


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Winston-Salem, NC (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – The law firm of Spilman Thomas & Battle (Spilman) announced today that Rayford K. (Trip) Adams III, Counsel in its Winston-Salem office, was recently named to Business North Carolina magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite list for bankruptcy law. This year’s Legal Elite selection process included making ballots available to more than 20,000 North Carolina attorneys. Of the thousands of attorneys practicing in the state, only 3.5% percent were chosen as Legal Elite. At Spilman, Adams’ primary practice areas are bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial disputes and workouts. He has more than 30 […]


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Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Legalpeople, LLC and The Partners Group, LLC, two of the nation’s leading legal placement, staffing, and document review companies, announced today the completion of their merger. The combined company will possess expertise across the entire spectrum of contract and permanent attorney and paralegal placement and be able to service law firms and corporate legal departments nationwide. Legalpeople and The Partners Group will maintain offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charlotte and Nashville and Document Review Centers in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. The management team […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 22 , 2013 – If it is not one thing, it is another. The next distracted driving reason is ‘webbing.’ “I am not too surprised to learn there is yet another way to drive while distracted,” acknowledged Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. “It had to happen with all the technology being thrown at us today, and most of it being used while driving. The latest is dubbed ‘webbing’ and it means surfing the Internet while driving.” While many people might shake their heads to think […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2013 – The debate over eligibility ages for Social Security and Medicare continues. While proposals to raise the eligibility ages for Social Security and Medicare stay in the news, social scientists and other longevity researchers have found that not everyone is living longer. While higher-income, well-educated individuals are showing extended life expectancies, many other demographic groups are not. Caucasian men and women in the U.S. who have 16 or more years of education have life expectancies far beyond African-American men and women with less than 12 years of education. Caucasian men are living […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2013 – Divorce affects everyone differently. In this case, the woman spray painted a courthouse. “Divorce is a highly stressful event for everyone, particularly if there are kids involved,” pointed out Joshua Law, a Brandon divorce lawyer. “But even with the stress and tension being at an all time high, it is better to aim for an amicable divorce than a contentious one.” Consider the recent act of spray painting by an angry Florida woman in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. She took out her fury with a can of […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2013 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled infant recliners due to infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a voluntary recall of 150,000 infant recliners under the brand name Nap Nanny. According to the CPSC, five infants have died while in the products, and dozens more have nearly fallen out. Reached for comment, Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz said, “Given the number of incidents reported with this product, it is good to see them being recalled. Consumer safety should be paramount for manufacturers, and that goes […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2013 – With a large majority of Latino voters backing him, President Obama was re-elected. What is next for immigration reform? “It’s hard to say what will happen now with immigration reform. Many Americans know what needs to be done, but the question is whether or not it will actually get done, and not dissolve into a war of words and inaction once again,” suggested Larry S. Rifkin, a Miami immigration lawyer and managing partner at Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida. One thing is certain. The […]


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Nashua, NH (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2013 – Although we would like to think the doctor will get it right before surgery, statistics show that wrong body part surgery still happens at an alarming rate. “With all the modern technology we have today, you’d think wrong body part surgery would be a thing of the past. How hard is it to check a chart before cutting? Apparently though, more than half of 100 errors cited in a recent report released by the Indiana State Department of Health, indicate the error was wrong body part surgery. If you think this […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2013 – The family of an autistic teenager, shot by police, plan to sue the sheriff’s department. Family members of an autistic teen shot and killed by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy are planning to file a wrongful death suit naming the Sheriff’s Office as a defendant, according to their lawyers. The victim, Michael Camberdella, was shot dead by Sheriff’s deputy William L. Goldstein when the officer responded to a domestic disturbance call. Tampa wrongful death attorney Robert Joyce, who is not involved in the case, commented, “This shooting deserves to be […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2013 – Many older individuals would prefer to stay in their own home, even when they need additional support and care. Staying at home can be a viable option for many people, if there is adequate, affordable care and support that can be brought into the home setting. It is important to research the options available, preferably long before the need for care arises. “There are several levels of care that can be offered,” says Christopher J. Berry, Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney. “Look at the options available and then […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2013 – Nursing home abuse may be more violent than anyone could possibly imagine. This case is horrific. “This case just turns one’s stomach. A caregiver in a nursing home in Oklahoma City, jamming latex gloves into the mouth of a 96-year-old dementia patient and holding her mouth shut, while she struggled. Shocking, isn’t it? It was caught on tape by the woman’s family, who thought someone was stealing from their relative. In reality, she was being abused. Little did they know the extent of the abuse,” remarked Mike Smith, an Arkansas […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) January 18, 2013 – As the U.S population continues to age, the demand for elder care services will only increase. A recent report released by a Cleveland-based marketing firm, The Freedonia Group, cautions that federal and state spending for elder care should continue to increase in order to care for the growing elderly population, regardless of other spending restrictions. “Skilled nursing home services, in-home health care services, and stays in assisted living facilities are all expected to increase at least 5 percent each year for several years,” stated Virginia elder law attorney Andrew Hook. […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 17, 2013 – Littman Krooks, LLP is hosting a webinar on special education January 24, 2013, where parents and professionals may learn how to be effective advocates for children with special needs. The event is a free, informative and interactive webinar designed for parents, advocates, educators and other professionals who work with special needs children. The webinar aims to help parents and professionals understand the parent’s rights and responsibilities, the child’s rights and the school’s responsibilities to meet the special needs of the child. It is crucial that parents understand their rights – […]


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