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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2013 – Atlanta personal injury attorney James Rice has been defending victims of car and truck accidents and a recent report from Erie Insurance notes distraction is the cause of 1 in 10 auto accidents. Driving when you’re “lost in thought” can be deadly or cause major harm, says Atlanta personal injury attorney Jim Rice. The study done by Erie Insurance reports that teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash where distraction is the cause. Texting while driving (TWD) is a big crash […]


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Tulsa, OK (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – Christopher S. Heroux, founder of Heroux Partners PLLC, has been named to the 2013 Tulsa Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals. Mr. Heroux will be honored at the awards dinner to be held May 16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa Hotel. The event is sponsored by the Tulsa Business & Legal News. Mr. Heroux earned his J.D. in 1986, with honors, at the University of Tulsa College of Law. A native of Chicago, he received his undergraduate degree in 1981 from Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Heroux practices in the areas […]


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White Plains, NY (Law Firm Newswire)May 10, 2013 – In New York, the sequester has affected a number of social services, including hot meal delivery for the elderly and at senior centers. The cuts have come as part of a package of across-the-board federal budget reductions that were supposed to be so onerous that no one would want to let them happen. However, without a budget deal having been reached, the cuts are happening, and they are having the strongest effect on those who can afford it least. Multi-agent funds from the government that help produce and even deliver meals […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – A Texas resident who received two different defective hip implants filed a suit against the manufacturer. A lawsuit was filed against Stryker Orthopaedics in New Jersey Superior Court in February 2013. The suit alleges that the two Stryker hip implants the man received caused him serious injury and were defective. “This is not the first case facing Stryker Orthopaedics,” noted Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. Numerous patients have alleged that there were complications experienced after receiving the Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II due to defective issues; the lawsuits have been […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – The law allows a worker to sue an employer for improperly using funds earmarked for ERISA benefits. “George v. Junior Achievement, No. 11-3291, 7th Cir., 2012 raises an issue that is quite important to note,” stated Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, P. C., an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. “It deals with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and the fact that it is illegal for companies to not properly process funds withheld from a worker’s […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – Virginia has not agreed to expand Medicaid, the governor told the Obama administration. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Bob McDonnell clarified language contained in the state’s recently-passed budget. The provisions outline “a series of reforms that must be completed to the satisfaction of a new legislative commission prior to consideration of Medicaid expansion,” the letter said. The governor wrote that some in the media and the state capitol had interpreted this as an approval of Medicaid expansion, a characterization McDonnell called “absolutely incorrect.” […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – This case shocked the local community where an 87-year-old woman lived. A nurse would not give her CPR while she lay dying. “This case was a real eye-opener for everyone involved,” explained Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation, Michigan. “While a police dispatcher argued with a nurse about starting CPR right away, the woman died without the nurse lifting a finger to help her, other than call 911.” The 911 call somehow made its way to the national media and the whole country heard a registered nurse refuse to help the […]


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Palo Alto, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – Nursing home abuse is a growing concern for elder care advocates. A California-based elder care center company, which had previously been sued for abuse by a collection of plaintiffs, is again under scrutiny. The elder care centers under the umbrella of Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. Skilled Healthcare has agreed to spend new funds to hire more staff and will be closely watched for the next 24-months by the attorney general’s office. “The California facility charged with neglect and abuse was supposed to care for their vulnerable elderly patients,” said Palo […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) May 9, 2013 – The biggest concern for those who go bankrupt is how it will affect their credit rating. This can be resolved over time. It is common for debtors to wonder how they will ever get credit again after going bankrupt. While the situation may have been really bad, with some forethought and good planning, they can certainly re-establish credit. There are a number of things that one can do to positively affect credit scores after going bankrupt Iowa bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Ahrenholz indicated. Many people do not realize that the Bankruptcy […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed claiming that the drug Pradaxa caused a fatal brain hemorrhage. The plaintiff, Martha Lesnick, claims that her husband started taking Pradaxa in January of 2011 as part of a blood-thinning treatment and suffered massive bleeding in his brain two months later, which led to his death. The lawsuit joins ongoing multi-district litigation (MDL) in Illinois federal court. “In this case, the plaintiff alleges that the drug manufacturer failed to adequately warn her husband and his doctor of the risk of bleeding,” said Paul Greenberg, […]


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Bloomfield Hills, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – A Maine-based group is helping local seniors pay off debt. A nonprofit group based in Maine, Legal Services for the Elderly (LSE), has announced that it has formed a Consumer Debt Unit within its organization to help clients pay off outstanding debt. As of 2009, LSE noted an increase of more than 25 percent of elderly clients who were struggling to manage their debt burden, a majority of whom used to be able to meet their bills every month and now cannot. “The truth is, older Americans who depend on […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of physician malpractice. This case is such an example. “This case resulted in a win for the defense, and two doctors sued for medical malpractice were absolved in misdiagnosing and improperly treating preeclampsia. The jury handed down the verdict after several days of deliberation on the facts of the case,” explained Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The plaintiff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2009, stating the two doctors involved in the birth of her child caused her to lose her […]


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COSTA MESA, Calif. (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – James Publishing introduces a free Education Center for lawyers with a focus on practical guidance and forms that can be put to immediate use. This content is provided through eBooks and eGuides, and is available at www.JamesPublishing.com The eBooks are several hundred pages long and include detailed book and chapter contents plus an index. The eGuides are shorter and less formally produced. All files are delivered instantly in Microsoft Word. Lawyers only need to enter their email address to receive an emailed link to the files. The Education Center by […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2013 – The foreign worker H-1B visa applications are now being accepted, and the cap is expected to be quickly met. On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting H-1B applications for the fiscal year 2014, which would allow employment in the U.S. as of October 1, 2013. Employers recruiting foreign workers for fiscal year 2013 hit the cap on June 11, 2012. This year, the demand is expected to be even higher. Employers interested in H-1B employees are advised to petition early. “The H-1B quota is expected to […]


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Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2013 – Disabled vets are still waiting too long for medical benefits. In Seattle, Washington, 25,000 disabled vets are still waiting to receive medical benefits. According to a new report, it could take a year or more for those benefits to be processed. “There are at least 2.1 million claims for U.S. vets currently pending before the Veterans Benefits Administration,” commented veterans disability attorney James Fausone. “These men and women deserve to be better supported by their government, and not have to wait an egregiously long time for basic benefits to which they […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2012 – On May 11, Begley Law Group attorney Kristen Behrens is speaking at a public seminar about estate planning, guardianship and special needs trusts. Ms. Behrens has extensive expertise in the areas of special needs trusts, estates and trust planning. The event is hosted by Special Parents of Exceptional Children (SPEC), a group founded and run by parents of children with special needs. SPEC meets monthly throughout the school year to provide support and information, and welcomes parents and caregivers of children of all ages and types of needs. Newcomers are always […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – The FDA has issued a recall for anemia drug Omontys. Omontys has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doctors and their patients have indicated that some individuals have experienced a life-threatening and serious allergic reaction to Omontys after receiving an injection. Anaphylaxis causes breathing passages to swell shut, among other things. It requires immediate medical intervention to prevent death. An artificial protein, Omontys is used to treat anemic adults undergoing dialysis. Omontys, made and distributed by two Big Pharma companies, Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was designed […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – Can a driver arrested for DUI who refuses to blow be proven guilty? “I get this question a lot when people contact me for my help with DUI charges,” indicated Thomas Grajek, a Lakeland criminal defense attorney. “They want to know if they refused to submit to a breath test, how can anyone prove they are guilty. There is a common fallacy that if you don’t blow, the charge has to be dismissed, because a prosecutor can’t prove the driver was over 0.08. This is wrong.” Under the Florida DUI statue, […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – Atlanta immigration law firm Siskind Susser Immigration Lawyers is pleased to announce that immigration attorney Zulma P. López has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Zulma joins to assist our Atlanta immigration law firm’s clients in family and employment based immigration, as well as assisting clients in removal or deportation proceedings. Atlanta immigration lawyer Zulma López has most recently represented clients in Immigration Courts in Georgia to obtain relief from removal. Prior to that, she represented clients in complex business litigation matters and personal injury. “We are very much excited […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that Charles L. Woody, member in its Charleston, W.Va. office, will be serving as adjunct professor at Charleston School of Law in Charleston, S.C. He will teach employment law during the 2013 “maymester,” a month-long semester in May during which intense, unique courses are offered. Woody will continue his law practice with Spilman while teaching. His primary areas of practice are labor law, employment law, defense litigation and appellate litigation. He is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and […]


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