Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 7, 2021 – Electronic Medical record forensics applies in HIPAA Privacy Breaches, Medical Malpractice, and Medical Billing Fraud Litigation. No World Borders, Inc. announced that it is expanding its healthcare expert consulting and technology with its Electronic Health Record Forensic litigation consulting practice. Medicare and Medicaid paid over $35 billion in stimulus funds to incentivize hospitals and physicians to become Meaningful Users of Electronic Health Records. As a result, new forensic data is now available to experts who know how to find it. Michael F. Arrigo, C.E.O. of No World Borders, said, “attorneys […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) July 2, 2021 – A motorcyclist who underwent a leg amputation after being hit by a car dealership employee received a $16 million settlement. The motorcycle accident occurred in Lake County, Illinois, on June 14, 2018.   Tim Walsh, 56, was heading home on his motorcycle when he was struck by a car close to the Hutchins Road and Woodland Terrace intersection in Gurnee. The car driver was identified as Raul Bahena, 18, a porter working at Muller Honda of Gurnee. Bahena was driving a new 2018 Honda Civic to a Mobil gas station in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2021 – Family members of a father and son who died in a 2018 collision with a truck in Boone County, Illinois, won a $9 million jury verdict. Pedro Pasillas-Sanchez, 52, and his son, Pedro Pasillas-Delgado, 22, were traveling south on South Quarry Road close to the Bloods Point Road intersection when their vehicle was hit by a truck. The car accident occurred after the truck ignored a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Both men died at the scene of the March 26, 2018, crash. The impact caused the car and […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2021 – Recently, the federal government began sending out the third wave of stimulus checks to eligible citizens. These checks, which range in amount up to $1,400, are intended to help those who suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which now has been going on for more than a year. While the federal government does its best to ensure that all qualifying individuals receive their stimulus checks promptly, mistakes do occur. For example, over 30 million people who receive Social Security benefits and other government benefits had their stimulus checks delayed. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 14, 2021 – A recent accident on US 82 killed two and injured the truck driver. The accident happened at the beginning of April at the intersection of US 82 and FM 1816. According to initial reports, the Texas Department of Public Safety indicated that two males were riding in a vehicle that was struck when it entered the intersection in front of the semi-trailer. The trucker was not able to avoid the collision. The force of the impact rolled both vehicles into the north ditch of US 82. The trucker survived the crash. The […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 10, 2021 – In a recent car accident, a 23-year-old university student was killed in a head-on crash on US-80, a short distance from Hallsville in Harrison County. The accident involved three vehicles and happened at 5:15 p.m. Initial reports indicate that Jared Davis, of Marshall, was driving a 2008 Mercedes CLK 350 that rear-ended the student’s 2016 Kia Optima. The impact caused the Kia, turning into a private drive, to end up in the westbound lane where a 2002 Ford Escape hit it head-on. The Kia’s young driver was pronounced dead at the scene […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 9, 2021 – Understanding the effect of an employment agreement is crucial for both sides to the agreement. Earlier this month, a Texas appellate court released an opinion in a case illustrating the importance of understanding the terms of an employment agreement. The case centered around a physician-employment contract that contained both an agreement not to compete and a buy-out option, through which the departing party could essentially buy their way out of the non-compete clause.  The Allegations This case involves two parties, both physicians: Johnson and Sherman. In 2015, Johnson entered into an […]


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New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2021 – The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Peter Brill of the law firm, Brill Legal Group, P.C. has successfully achieved recertification as a criminal trial advocate.   The NBTA was formed out of a firm conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.   Peter Brill is part of a growing number of trial attorneys who have illustrated their […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2021 – Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often affect a person’s balance, among other issues. Although deep brain stimulation and implantable devices are available to help, the process is invasive. However, the latest device, the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS), from Helius Medical Technologies may offer a solution.   Helius Medical Technologies has a new portable product that stimulates the brain via the tongue. It was granted marketing clearance in the United States to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with trouble walking. The company says there are other uses for this technology, and one of them […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 2, 2021 – The court found that the employer wrongfully terminated the employee but modified the jury’s award of compensatory damages.  Earlier this month, a state appellate court issued an opinion in a Texas employment discrimination case. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that her employer wrongfully terminated her based on her qualifying disability. At trial, the plaintiff prevailed, resulting in the defendant’s appeal. The Facts of the Case According to the court’s opinion, the plaintiff was a property manager at an apartment complex. In May 2015, the plaintiff was injured, resulting in multiple compound fractures in her […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire)May 28, 2021 – Meatpacker Pilgrim’s Pride, located in Texas, is being served notice of a wrongful death action on behalf of deceased David Elijah and Elnora Brown. Court documents indicate the suit alleges the company placed profits over the safety of workers. The allegations further assert that the company misrepresented the risks of COVID-19 infections to ensure workers would remain at the plant and failed to implement other preventive measures. The suit alleges that these failures led to the death of two workers. Elijah’s spouse, Sybil, alleges Elijah was not told to wear any personal […]


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. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2021 – The Law Office of Jason Wright is proud to announce that Jason has been honored as a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award for his service to the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver is a national award presented annually to those of exceptional character and noteworthy service to youth at the local council level. While a recipient’s service on the council level is considered, so too is their overall level of service to the Boy Scout Community. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 27, 2021 – The news is often filled with stories about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from playing contact sports, military service, car accidents, or even slip and falls. Surprisingly, one of the major causes of traumatic brain injuries are bicycle accidents. Riding a bicycle can lead to more traumatic brain injuries than any sport, including soccer, basketball, hockey or football. In a recent case, a 61-year-old male was riding his bike in a golf cart lane when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that fled the scene. The cyclist was wearing […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 20, 2021 – A recently released whitepaper, authored by GoSafe Labs, covering 2015 to 2018, revealed children are more likely to be injured in accidents on rural versus urban roads.   The study indicated the top ten least safe states for collisions involving children, with Texas leading the pack, followed by California, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Arizona and Ohio. The company used public data from government sources that involved over 300,000 people involved in fatal accidents.   The whitepaper featured data indicating that 57 percent more children were killed or injured […]


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Former contractor defense attorney joins Summerville office construction defect legal team. Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2021 – Steinberg Law Firm, LLP announced the addition of attorney Rachel Igdal to their Summerville, SC office. Rachel will join the construction defect practice area team, representing homeowners, condominium associations, homeowner associations (HOA) and others against builders, general contractors, and sub-contractors. Rachel has been in practice for over five years in South Carolina. Previously she worked for a construction defense firm, representing builders, contractors, and sub-contractors in cases involving water intrusion, structural deficiencies, framing defects and asphalt/pavement issues. She also has a […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2021 – “Justice delivered for our client who was injured in a motorcycle accident,” explained Gordon R. Levinson, Esq. Founder of the Levinson Law Group. “While the $250,000 settlement cannot undo this client’s injuries, it acknowledges the pain involved, represents accountability for the driver who caused the accident due to negligence, and sends a very clear message to the community that there are consequences for unsafe driving on our roads,” added Levinson. “Justice served.” If you have been in a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical care and retain experienced legal counsel. You […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 13, 2021 – The owner of a home remodeling company slipped and fell off a ramp at a restaurant, resulting in traumatic brain injury. The 40-year-old plaintiff alleged the restaurant was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist on their premises. According to court documents, the plaintiff was walking with a cane due to a back injury. On the way to the washrooms, which had an inclined ramp to access them, he slipped and fell on the wet, greasy surface at the top of the ramp. The plaintiff was taken to a medical […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2021 – A staircase collapsed inside the future 15-story tower of the Houston head office of Marathon Oil Corporation, killing three construction workers and injuring one. The work, the men, were doing was exceedingly dangerous.   The workers’ families are filing lawsuits alleging Marathon Oil and several subcontractors were negligent in failing to follow workplace safety protocols and regulations, failing to train or supervise workers properly, and failing to provide proper safety equipment.   One afternoon in October, a precast concrete staircase collapsed from the 13th and 14th floors downward. The domino effect […]


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Law Firm Newswire) April 2, 2021 – Attorney Holmes served as a South Carolina personal injury lawyer for an impressive 42 years, helping thousands of clients get on the road to recovery   South Carolina personal injury lawyer J. Kevin Holmes recently announced his retirement. Attorney Holmes joined the Steinberg Law Firm shortly after graduating from law school at the Rutgers University School of Law. As Holmes explains, he had immense respect for the founder of Steinberg Law Firm, Irving Steinberg, who helped draft and pass the state’s first workers’ compensation law.   In his capacity as a Steinberg Law […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2021 – A Texas inmate died of a broken neck after an arrest. The 23-year-old man’s family alleged unreasonable, excessive force as the cause of his death.   The 23-year-old Texas man was celebrating with his friends and fell asleep outside in their yard. Patrol officers saw the man, woke him and told him to go home. The man indicated he would comply; however, he was arrested for public intoxication and violation of emergency management orders relating to COVID-19.   It is alleged that the man was tripped numerous times, pepper-sprayed and shoved […]


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