Legal News | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2019 – Brand new children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline that x-rays and blood tests are not recommended for diagnosing a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Neurology have similar guidelines that deal with sport related concussions in child and adult athletes. The CDC’s new guidelines, however, cover concussions as a result of all possible causes, including car accidents, falls and sport head injuries. It is estimated that at least 1 million children in the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 7, 2019 – The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Michael Ian Bender of Chicago, has been certified as a member. The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history. Please see www.lawyersofdistinction.com for further details concerning membership qualification. “It’s an honor to be nominated and named a Lawyer of Distinction,” said Michael Ian Bender, a retired judge of the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County […]


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Orlanda, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – Orlando Family Team is pleased to announce that Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou have been recognized for their achievements in the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Ophelia has been named a Super Lawyer for the first time, after being listed as a Rising Star for seven consecutive years. Super Lawyers are recognized for their professional achievements based on independent research and peer reviews — selection is limited to only 5 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida. Andrew has been named a Rising Star for the second year in a row. […]


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Philadelphia, PA (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2019 – A Philadelphia jury awarded more than $80 million to a 75-year-old woman in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). The verdict was delivered in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on May 17, 2019 and also included $50 million in punitive damages. MyPhillyLawyer, a Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm, worked on the case in collaboration with attorneys at Kline & Specter. The verdict marked the eighth time a Philadelphia jury has awarded substantial damages to a plaintiff in a defective mesh case. “Knowing […]


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Middletown, NY (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2019 – On May 20, 2019, Sobo & Sobo, the largest personal injury firm in the Hudson Valley with over 45 attorneys, announced that Michael D. Wolff, Esq., has been named a partner. “Michael has decades of experience representing clients in all aspects of the law,” says Greg Sobo, the firm’s owner. “We are pleased to launch this next phase of Sobo & Sobo with him as a partner.” Michael is a graduate of State University of New York at Brockport and received his law degree at Quinnipiac College School of Law. He […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2019 – The Florida Supreme Court declared that a law capping damages in medical malpractice lawsuits to be unconstitutional. The Court issued its decision on the 2003 law in June of 2017 in the case Kalitan v. North Broward Hospital District. The law was signed by then Governor Bush in 2003 purportedly to help lower doctors’ high malpractice insurance premiums. The law only affected non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Non-economic damages are those damages awarded for pain and suffering. This is distinguished against economic damages such as lost wages or medical bills […]


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West Palm Beach, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2019 – After serving as a committee member on the Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee (“A”) of the Florida Bar, attorney Ron D. Herman has recently been named its Chair. The Grievance Committee is tasked with reviewing cases where attorneys have allegedly violated the rules of professional conduct established by the Florida Supreme Court. Grievance committee investigations are similar to grand jury proceeding, and are comprised of lawyers and nonlawyers. Each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits has at least one grievance committee. The committee members investigate possible lawyer misconduct of other Florida […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 28, 2019 – A federal judicial panel has decided that more than 640 pending lawsuits accusing 3M Company of knowingly providing defective combat earplugs to the U.S. military will be consolidated in the Northern District of Florida. The earplugs allegedly caused hundreds of service members to suffer hearing problems. Veterans and other service members alleged that 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs had a defective design that failed to adequately protect their hearing during combat and weapons training. The flaw caused them to experience hearing loss and high-pitched ringing in the ears, a condition called […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2019 – The Florida Highway Patrol has reported that a motorcyclist has died due to injuries he suffered in a crash with another vehicle. The motorcycle accident occurred on Hillsborough Avenue at Countryway Boulevard. The motorcyclist was traveling west on Hillsborough. The crash occurred as the driver of a minivan traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle. The driver of the minivan failed to see the motorcycle before attempting the turn. The motorcycle then struck the van’s right rear side. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 27, 2019 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating and deadly. Over the last two decades, research has progressed rapidly in finding solutions to help those with TBI. The latest discovery involves stem cell therapy using a patient’s own adipose stem cells. The 10-month therapy program started last spring. Although the stem cell therapy program is taking place outside of the United States, in Freeport, Bahamas, 24 highly decorated U.S. military veterans are taking part in the innovative new program with the hope the therapy improves healing of bone injuries, reduces pain and […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2019 – Sexual harassment affects an alarming number of people and often goes unreported. Many victims of sexual harassment try to ignore the offensive behavior, perhaps because they are worried about retaliation by their employer or discomfort in confronting the harasser. No one should have to endure sexual harassment at their job. Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is free from harm. Sexual harassment is unacceptable, but when it happens, there are some steps to take to effectively handle the situation. Recognize Sexual Harassment There are two broad categories of […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – Federal authorities are urging people to be on alert for a new telephone scam in which callers pretend to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Scammers have stolen millions of dollars by exploiting the trust that victims have in government agencies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the number of fraudulent calls from SSA impostors has climbed sharply over the past year. There were more than 76,000 reports filed about SSA scams in the 12 months ending in March. They totaled approximately $19 million in losses. Around 36,000 of the […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2019 – The Massachusetts School of Law (MSLAW) has announced that former Boston Celtic player, author, inspirational speaker and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, will address the graduating class of 2019. The event will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:00 pm in The Collins Center, located at 100 Shawsheen Road in Andover.   Herren, a standout from Durfee High School in Fall River, MA, played for Boston College and Fresno State before missing part of Freno’s 97-98 season to seek treatment for an ongoing struggle with substance use disorder. He was […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 21, 2019 – In the case of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company, L.P. v. Texas Crude Energy, LLC (No. 17-0266), the Texas Supreme Court held that certain post-production costs were rightfully deducted when calculating overriding royalty payments based on the “amount realized” from the sale when the royalty interest is to be delivered “into the pipelines, tanks, or other receptacles with which the wells may be connected.” This opinion reversed the decision by the lower appeals court. Texas Crude Energy, LLC sued Burlington alleging Burlington could not charge post production costs to the […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – After reaching a national low in traffic fatalities in 2010, the rising popularity of ride-hailing services has contributed to an increase in roadway accidents and deaths. Victims of accidents involving ride-hailing services have additional complications due to how personal car insurance handles claims for Uber and Lyft drivers. The recent rise of highly popular ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has spurred a rise in accidents in U.S. cities. In 2010, traffic fatalities in the United States reached a low of 32,885, which was the lowest fatality rate since 1949. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – Personal injury attorney Matthew Curtis of Sommers Schwartz appeared in an NBC News feature about the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning in public housing overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Curtis, along with attorney Michael Cunningham, is representing the family of a couple who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in their Wayne, Michigan, home. Anthony and Gwendolyn Fleming were residents of Hickory Hollow Cooperative, a federally subsidized apartment complex. Their daughter called the police after her parents failed to open the door when she visited them on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2019 – Texas law enforcement continuously see drivers pulling out phones and texting while behind the wheel. This form of distracted driving is a deadly choice. It has become increasingly common for people to be inseparable from their phones. Some say it is an epidemic. According to the National Safety Council, nine Americans die and 100 sustain injures every single day due to texting while driving. Texas Highway Patrol members see drivers using their phones too often and are urging drivers to get to their destinations safely and to not take their attention […]


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Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2019 – In a spirited discussion on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle program on May 15, 2019, Tom Ajamie discussed how President Trump’s tweets drive the financial markets and the potential legal jeopardy for Trump and people in his inner circle. “Look, he can move markets,” said Ajamie. “He is the most powerful man in the world, and everyone listens to how he speaks,” he said. Tom went on to say that the president does have some immunity, but also questioned the extent to which family members and business associates may be implicated for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2019 – In this case, a doctor allegedly approved a prescription without doing lab work first. The deceased’s husband filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife’s doctor alleging that he negligently authorized the use of a prescription without doing any lab work first. According to the lawsuit, “another” physician prescribed the man’s wife a shot of Depo-Provera for conception control. The deceased was, at the time of her death, also under the care of another doctor for anticoagulant therapy. She had reached out to that second doctor asking if getting the Depo-Provera […]


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Seattle, WA (Law Firm Newswire) May 14 25, 2019 – A pedestrian accident lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft Corporation and The City of Redmond on behalf of a 30-year-old woman that was hit by a Microsoft Connector shuttle in Redmond, WA in February 2016. Seattle personal injury attorney Chris Davis represents the victim and filed the complaint for damages in King County Superior Court (19 2 04219 2 SEA) in February of 2019. According to the complaint, at approximately 6:46 p.m. on February 26, 2016, the female pedestrian was lawfully walking in a marked crosswalk at the intersection located […]


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