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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 31, 2018 – After a 17 year recovery from 2001 when Florida’s Pasco county vehicle accident fatality count reached 107 deaths, the county’s roads remain among the most dangerous in the nation. West Pasco’s U.S. 19 is ranked as the most dangerous road in the county, just as it did previously in 2000. That year 81 deaths from fatal crashes occurred on U.S. 19, a record number. The community reacted strongly toward these statistics. Several years ago police created a road safety campaign on U.S. 19. Volunteers gave pedestrians blinking lights to hold while […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 24, 2018 – A movement to add a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights to the Florida constitution is currently underway. While some organizations see the bill as a ploy for lawyers to gain further income from a spike in claims against nursing homes, Brecht Heuchan believes that the proposal is more geared towards establishing “a situation where the rights of residents of long-term care facilities are at least on par with the rights of everyone else.” Heuchan, Florida Constitution Revision Commission member, filed Proposal 88 last November. The commission’s […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2018 – A county worker in South Jersey alleges he was compelled to perform work that exacerbated an injury, despite warning his employer that he was unable to carry out such responsibilities. According to NJ.com, Grady Butts, who had been an employee of Salem County since 1997, also alleges in his lawsuit that his supervisors failed to take any action when he filed a complaint of racial harassment after his co-workers repeatedly referred to him using racial slurs and compared him to primates. South Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys Petrillo & Goldberg say, “ […]


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Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech Company, has opened a new location in Kansas City, Missouri to help lawyers develop effective SEO and marketing plans for their law firms. Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) July 17, 2018 – Kansas City lawyers can meet with Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) team members to discuss search engine optimization (SEO) strategies, pay-per-click marketing, website design, branding and more. The new Kansas City location is part of Custom Legal Marketing’s effort to give law firms a local exclusive marketing partner. As Missouri’s biggest city, Kansas City is an increasingly competitive legal market with a large […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 16, 2018 – Parents of a child who sustained permanent brain damage at his daycare won $30 million in damages after filing a personal injury lawsuit. The parents of a 3-year-old child who suffered permanent brain damage after an incident at his daycare have won over $30 million in damages. The family filed a lawsuit in December 2015 after their then 2-year-old son was severely injured at his daycare on September 25, 2015. The daycare, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is operated by a local religious group, and was running an unlicensed facility, acceptable under […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2018 – J&Y Law rewards UC Berkeley student with $1000 scholarship for her pledge to help stop distracted driving. J&Y Law, which is co-owned by partners Jason Javaheri and Yosi Yahoudai, created their Distracted Driving Scholarship to help raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. The scholarship required the students to have a 3.0 GPA, and write an essay with a minimum of 500 words, and essay topics included how students can actively abstain from distracted driving and how they can prevent their friends from distracted driving. “We were shocked by […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 9, 2018 – A 15-year-old high school teen landed in a hospital with a traumatic brain injury after a school security guard broke up an altercation between students. According to eyewitness testimony the initial fight, which started the cascade of events leading to a traumatic brain injury, was between the 15-year-old and two other students. A school security guard broke the fight up and body-slammed the 15-year-old into a wall causing him to fall to the ground and crack his skull. The boy had a 30-second seizure after the fall. The teen was taken […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 6, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing topped a field of over 6,000 entrants to receive a Platinum Hermes Award for design excellence for the new website of McCormack & Erlich, San Francisco employment lawyers. This is the second award Custom Legal Marketing has won for its work on the McCormack & Erlich website, Mcelawfirm.com. Earlier this year, CLM won a Muse Award for inspiring achievement in design and advertising. One highlight of the McCormack & Erlich website is a compelling, interactive presentation of workplace sexual harassment issues. The site walks the fist-time visitor […]


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Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 28, 2018 – New Jersey has seen an increase in the amount of cases in which injured workers have been advanced money by private pre-settlement companies prior to their workers’ compensation settlements. These are companies that make private loans to workers who have been injured, then try to make an appearance at settlement and judicially enforce the amount that is owed their company. Child support liens and temporary disability benefit (TDB) liens are considered legal obligations in New Jersey. In addition, medical providers have a statutory right to file a claim for payment in […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2018 – A waterpark co-owner and the designer of the world’s tallest waterslide were charged with reckless second-degree murder after a 10-year-old boy died on the ride. A Kansas grand jury indicted the park, the company that constructed the waterslide, the former head of park operations, the ride’s co-designer and the waterpark’s co-owner. Henry & Sons Construction Co. built the giant waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts in Kansas City, Kansas. It opened in July 2014, just 20 months from its conception. “When companies choose to ignore basic safety measures and design standards, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 22, 2018 – A nursing home in Champaign, Illinois was fined over the death of an elderly resident who was exposed to sub-zero temperatures after wandering outside the facility at night. State officials fined Helia Healthcare $32,500 for safety violations and failure to effectively monitor the patient, 89-year-old Annette White. The nursing home originally received a $50,000 fine. However the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the amount was lowered as Helia Healthcare did not contest the fine and waived its right to a hearing. “Nursing homes have a duty to take proper […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2018 – All over the country, several major medical malpractice rulings took place last year. Included in this is the Florida Supreme Court decision to increase patient privacy as well as another ruling that bars noneconomic damage caps for medical malpractice claims. The U.S. Supreme Court also settled a dispute surrounding nursing homes and arbitration agreements. In 2017, at least ten medical malpractice cases resulted in settlements over $20 million. The top verdict of 2017 was an award of $61.6 million in Rhode Island to a patient who had to have his right […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2018 – Repeatedly heading soccer balls may have a much greater effect on cognitive abilities than previously thought. Soccer players are at greater risk of poor cognitive functioning due to routinely heading the ball during play. A recent study, published in Frontiers in Neurology, conducted on 308 adult soccer players between the ages 18 to 55, demonstrated that players heading the ball frequently did not do well when tested for attention, psychomotor speed and memory. According to the lead author of this study, Dr. Michael Lipton, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine […]


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Wilmington, DE (Law Firm Newswire) June 15, 2018 – Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has opened a strategy center in Wilmington, Delaware, to help attorneys competitively market their firms in an effective and efficient manner. Wilmington, one of the most populous cities in the state, has enormous potential for attorney marketing. As the population continues to increase, competition for legal clients is also bound to get tougher. Custom Legal Marketing’s search engine marketing solutions can help lawyers compete in Wilmington and throughout the State of Delaware. Additionally, Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) offers attorneys a No Competition Guarantee which means […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2018 – Data is king in marketing, and Custom Legal Marketing, an Adviatech company, has it in spades with its new report and analytics lounge. Launched in January, the Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) Lounge integrates with multiple services and allows law firms to see their entire marketing campaign in a single dashboard. “Law firms deserve to see a clear picture of where their marketing dollars are going,” said Custom Legal Marketing Co-Founder Jason Bland. “CLM has always championed transparency in all its work for its clients.” Indeed, CLM built their original lounge […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 11, 2018 – Former Texas defensive tackle Greg Ploetz sustained numerous head injuries during the course of his football career causing serious health issues. Ploetz played for the Longhorns in the late 60s, early 70s. After Ploetz’s death his brain was donated to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. It turned out that he suffered from Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE); the most severe level, considered to cause dementia. His widow opted to file a personal injury lawsuit in Dallas against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), alleging they failed to protect and educate Ploetz […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 05, 2018 – A Florida jury returned a $6.7 million verdict for Angel and Maria Martinez after Mr. Martinez suffered severe nerve damage from eating contaminated seafood at Lobster Haven Seafood Market and Shanty, a restaurant located in Tampa, Florida. In December of 2013, Mr. Martinez and his wife of more than thirty years visited Lobster Haven where they ordered their usual: a dozen raw Blue Point oysters and a couple of 3-lb. lobsters. By the time they arrived home that night, both began suffering from gastroenteritis. Mrs. Martinez was sick for a few […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2018 – In 2016, fifty-seven year old, Prince died suddenly while at his home. The cause of his death was not clear, until the recent release of his toxicology report. The report indicated that Prince died due to an accidental overdose of Fentanyl. According to the Carver County attorney Mark Metz, Prince thought he was taking Vicodin and may not have realized it was laced with Fentanyl – a synthetic drug 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl overdose deaths can happen with blood levels ranging between 3 to 58 micrograms per […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2018 – Generally work on construction sites is considered to be dangerous. However, construction site workers in Texas are at even more risk of accidents. In 2016 Texas has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of fatal work accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there were 545 deaths on construction worksites in the state. In 2017, there were 769 fatalities. For further information on the most current statistics, visit: https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat.html The most common accidents associated with construction worksites are: · Falls from structures […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 29, 2018 – Fighting a legal battle since November 2008, a young woman who needed a partial amputation of her fingers and toes due to a medication delay won a $15.9 million verdict. Dr. Yvonne Sherrer was determined completely responsibile for the medical malpractice verdict. The co-defendant, Holy Cross Hospital, was not at fault as Sherrer was not a hospital agent. Stephanie Hollingsworth was 26 when she was admitted to Holy Cross on November 21, 2008 for a lupus flare up that caused pain in her feet and hands. With no room in the […]


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