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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing has once again won a Gold MarCom award in recognition of a law firm website. The honor was awarded to San Francisco-based Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, in the Digital Media category for the website it designed and created for the Athens Georgia based law firm of Morgan & Morgan Attorneys at Law. The MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, […]


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Newport Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2018 – Medical coding and billing transparency is essential for $3.5 trillion in spending. On Monday, October 29th, 2018, the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR)and Kaiser Health News (KHN) reported on their investigation of an unusually high-cost medical charge for an allergy test used to determine what elements cause dermatitis in its Bill of the Month segment. Michael Arrigo was quoted as an expert in medical billing in the story. Arrigo commented on the usual, customary and reasonable cost of an allergy test described as “Patch or application test(s) that […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2018 – The Appellate Division recently held that travel to the usual workplace can be compensable on the basis of the facts in Minter v. Mattson, A-1916-15T4 (App.Div. May 10, 2018). According to WorkersCompensation.com, a kitchen worker named Antoine Minter informed his supervisor, Dean Beggs, the executive chef, that he would not be going to his morning shift because the bus was not operating due to a heavy snow storm. Joh Lear, the dining director, devised a plan whereby Minter would be able to go to work that morning. Beggs, at Lear’s orders, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2018 – A jury found that the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES 300 were “unreasonably dangerous,” and resulted in serious and permanent injuries to two children involved in a rear-end car crash in 2016. According to evidence presented at trial, Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota Motor Corporation did not warn car owners about the front seats engineering, structural and design defects. The company’s failure to do so was considered gross negligence. The award included $143.6 million in punitive damages. The family of four was driving south on North Central Expressway with […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2018 – A Guatemalan mother is suing the U.S. government for the wrongful death of her child who died after being in detention in a Texas ICE facility. The 19-month old child and her mom initially crossed the Rio Grande seeking asylum. They were apprehended and temporarily detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. The lawsuit alleges the child was happy and healthy when she arrived in the United States and when medical personnel at the residential center processed her, they noted that there were no health issues. The […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2018 – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a construction company based in Palatine, Illinois, for putting employees at risk of fall hazards. Gallardo’s Construction Services and its owner Manuel Gallardo could potentially face up to $281,286 in penalties for multiple safety violations. According to OSHA inspectors, the roofing contractor exposed workers to fall hazards while they were working on six residential projects from August to November last year. The worksites were located in the Chicago area. “Employers are responsible for providing workers with a safe workplace,” said Robert Briskman, a […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2018 – Just recently on Court Radio, Dean Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, took a deep dive into car insurance, explaining the difference between full coverage and full tort. The lively on-air discussion caught some callers off guard when they got an answer they did not expect. As it turns out, many people are not aware of the differences between full coverage and full tort when it comes to buying auto insurance. Full coverage is “only” for the car, or as Weitzman says, “It’s only for the metal.” Limited Tort means that you […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 4, 2018 – A worker at the Amazon warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas is speaking out about the working conditions at the facility. The 49 year-old woman was injured while at work, obtained workers compensation and is now homeless. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health’s Dirty Dozen employers who risk worker’s health list, Amazon’s warehouses are listed as having unsafe working conditions and focus more on efficiency and worker productivity than on employee safety. The woman began working at the Fort Worth Amazon warehouse in May 2017. She says, she […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 2, 2018 – The family of a 70-year-old woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon in New Lenox, Illinois. They were accused of being negligent in the patient’s care. Carol Stavola had sought treatment for a hernia at Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers in June 2016. She died on July 9, 2016, just under two weeks after undergoing surgery. Stavola’s daughter, Karen Faciana, brought the wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and Dr. Laura Ragauskaite on behalf of her mother’s estate. She alleged that they failed to diagnose sepsis […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 25, 2018 – Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) repeatedly sustained in contact sports has long been associated with a higher risk of dementia. Now, a new study suggests that contact sports may also lead to other neuro-degenerative diseases such as Lewy body disease. The study, run by Boston University School of Medicine researchers, shows that those playing contact sports are more likely to develop Lewy body disease. Lewy body disease results from abnormal structures, Lewy bodies, building up in the brain. The structures are abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein. They affect brain chemicals and […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 21, 2018 – A longtime employee at a New Jersey apartment complex was terminated from his employment while he was recuperating from an injury he suffered at work. According to Asbury Park Press, Joseph Lach, 60, was injured when after lifting a heavy sofa bed while cleaning out an apartment. When he informed his supervisor, Philip Celler, of the injury, he asked him if he needed to complete any forms in order to file for workers’ compensation. Celler replied in the negative, and instructed him to return to work. Lach never filed for workers’ […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) September 18, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm announces its expansion into the area of construction law, representing homeowners and property owners’ associations seeking compensation for defective construction. Construction defects are any problems in a building that should not be there. A construction defect is any part of a building that does not meet building standards that it is required to comply with. Under South Carolina law, everyone who worked on or developed a home was required to construct a domicile that is habitable and required to perform their work following the building code and industry […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2018 – A motorcycle rider died from her injuries after being hit by a car in Naperville, Illinois. In connection with the fatal crash, a teenage driver is facing two counts of aggravated DUI. Prosecutors alleged the teen driver had methamphetamine in his system while he was behind the wheel of his car. According to police, Calabria Taber, 21, was riding a 2006 Honda motorcycle through a busy intersection when a 2011 Acura MDX sedan collided with her motorcycle after attempting to turn left. A 17-year-old boy driving the sedan was traveling north […]


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Corpus Christi, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 12, 2018 – Attorney Alex R. Hernandez Jr. made a substantial donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi for its annual drive becoming the Silver Sponsor for their annual Casa de Amor event. The annual Casa de Amor dinner was held with special guest David Robinson “The Admiral” of the San Antonio Spurs. Since February 1990, Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi has been serving families who must travel far from home for their children’s healthcare needs. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. continues to give back to the communities through scholarships, school […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2018 – Employers are supposed to provide a safe environment for their employees. However, workplace accidents that could have been prevented, frequently take place. In New Jersey, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide the needed care and funding in the event of an injury that occurs at work. A worker who became paraplegic after falling off a scaffold at a construction site arrived at a settlement of his lawsuit for $8.225 million on January 22. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, Jose Criollo, who was 46 years old […]


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Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 29, 2018 – Our client was driving south on Route 287 in Hanover, New Jersey in 2014 when he was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by another motorist. He sustained significant spinal injuries, requiring extensive treatment. He initially received epidural injections, and ultimately underwent a single level fusion procedure. Fusion of only one motion segment of the spine is referred to as a single level fusion. “My client also sustained a traumatic brain injury resulting in memory and vision issues,” said Todd Leonard, of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm in Denville, New […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) August 21, 2018 – An issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court is whether a volunteer firefighter who suffered an injury during her response to a fire should receive an award of workers’ compensation benefits. According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the firefighter, Jennifer Kocanowski, is attempting to reverse an appeals court decision that determined that because she was unemployed at the time of the incident, and she had no other job that compensated her, she did not have a right to benefits. Appellate Division Judge Karen Suter wrote that Ms. Kocanowski’s claim is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 10, 2018 – A mother stabbed to death in a motel bathroom by her estranged husband, with her three daughters in the bedroom, is the impetus behind Kari’s Law Act (2017). The oldest daughter, now 11, frantically tried to call 911 four times from a motel room in Marshall, Texas not understanding that she had to dial an additional “nine” to be connected to an outside phone line. Kari’s Law Act was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2016. On February 16, 2018, on the 50th anniversary […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – Steinberg Law Firm continues its efforts to prevent cycling and rollerblading accidents with its annual campaign that provides safety equipment and tips to Charleston-area kids. The 2018 Safe on Wheels campaign will distribute about 3,000 helmets along with reflective wear and bike lights, which is triple the amount donated in 2017, its inaugural year. In addition, the law firm has grown its bike safety program, which involves attorneys, school staff and police officers instructing students on how to ride safely. Steinberg Law Firm attorney Thomas M. White, a bicyclist himself, began […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 8, 2018 – An Illinois State Police trooper said distracted driving could be responsible for a multi-vehicle semi truck crash that seriously injured 10 people. A 53-year-old man from Lewistown, Illinois was traveling northbound on Interstate 55 near Edwardsville. His semi truck hit another car, which led to a chain-reaction crash that involved a total of 10 vehicles. “Distracted driving is fast becoming one of the leading causes of car crashes,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago car accident attorney with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. “The common perception is that cellphone use is mainly to […]


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