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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2016 – Nationally celebrated trial lawyer Michael Coffey will speak on “Controlling Labor Law Outcomes, Mitigation of Damages, Experts, and Strategy” at the CLM National Construction Conference. Coffey, Managing Partner of WSHB’s New York and Connecticut offices, is slated to present on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. CLM’s National Construction Claims Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, September 28-30th. Labor law issues are squarely on the radar for those involved in the construction industry in New York. This panel is an advanced discussion of […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) August 31, 2016 – The law firm Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., proudly announces the arrival of a new partner in its office in Fort Lauderdale. Steven M. Fried joined the firm on August 1, 2016 and will expand the firm’s offerings with his legal specializations. “Steven exemplifies the distinct skill and knowledge our firm brings to client service. In addition to being a remarkable attorney, he is greatly admired for his unique achievements,” stated David C. Barnett, Esq., founder of the firm. “He possesses extraordinary relationships with his clients and he is […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2016 – Arlington, Texas was recently witness to a major fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer, dump truck and garbage truck. The crash happened at the intersection on North Collins Street and Moiser Valley Road, shortly after 11 a.m. As a result of the wreck, the southbound lanes of North Collins Street were blocked off to allow access to emergency vehicles and police. According to the police report the garbage truck was heading south on Collins and was in the midst of making a turn to go west onto Moiser Valley Road. The garbage […]


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Tallahassee, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2016 – The Florida Supreme Court ruled that the state’s mandatory attorney fee schedule was unconstitutional in workers’ compensation cases under both Florida and the U.S. Constitution as a violation of due process. The decision is viewed as a victory by the law firm of Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., whose attorneys represent injured workers whose attempts to secure adequate legal representation may have been frustrated by the previous limitations of the law. “Our firm is pleased with the ruling,” stated David C. Barnett, Esq., founder of the firm. “It offers justice […]


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Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2016 – Florida has more motorcycle fatalities than any other state, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported. Among all vehicle operators in Florida, only 7 percent are motorcyclists, but motorcycle accidents account for 19 percent of all fatal accidents. More motorcycles are expected on Florida roads than usual as thousands of riders travel to Daytona for Bike Week. “It is a fact that people on motorcycles are more vulnerable to injury or death in the event of a collision,” said Jason Chalik, a Florida car accident attorney with Chalik & Chalik […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2016 – The trucker involved in this accident was a state prison inmate. The head-on collision killed a woman. An 18-wheeler accident took the life of a 43-year-old Mexia woman on Highway 7 at County Road 181, heading eastbound. The trucker, heading west, pulled out to pass a slower vehicle and ran head-on into the woman’s 2015 Nissan Versa. The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to the police, the trucker was attempting to pass in a “no passing” zone. “The trucker in this accident had earned […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 3, 2016 – Israel Brogdan allegedly died after being admitted at a hospital but was not examined by a doctor. Brogdan’s mother, Sharon Brogdan of New Jersey, filed a wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician’s assistant and two doctors working for Correct Care Solutions LLC of Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. The suit alleged that Israel died December 16, 2014, in the care of Correct Care Solutions without ever being examined. She had been admitted with abdominal pain, congestion and a cough. According to the documents filed in court, an exploratory laparotomy was performed […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 10, 2016 – A 16-year-old student suddenly fainted, collapsed and died during his high school football practice at Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. He was a tall young man and weighed in at 295-pounds. At 16 years of age, he had his whole life ahead of him. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, emergency workers at the scene and education officials for failing to provide their son with adequate medical care. According to the statement of claim filed in this wrongful death lawsuit, there was no defibrillator […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) January 8, 2016 – Negligently delaying a C-section resulted in severe brain damage to a baby born at the Banner-Lassen Hospital. The damage is so severe the now three-year-old is blind, suffers from infrequent seizures, must be fed through a stomach tube, cannot walk, talk or care for herself. This medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in a verdict of $9.6 million. Although the award sounds high, the three-year-old being cared for has a life expectancy into her mid-20s and requires round-the-clock care. “This story began in April 2012, when a mother in labor was admitted to […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) December 29, 2015 – Walter Riggs died at the Alden-Princeton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. His family chose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Walter Riggs suffered from diabetes and dementia and was a resident of Alden-Princeton for about two years. During that period of time, he was sent to hospital frequently for bowel obstructions and constipation. It was discovered after his death in 2013 that he was being given the wrong medication and had been receiving it for several months. The administrator for the estate is seeking a jury trial, damages and litigation […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2015 – The exact number of deaths in the construction industry in Texas is not known. Some are not reported. Some are poorly documented. Texas workers are moving targets, and proper documentation can mean the difference between a worker receiving medical care or having to fend for him- or herself. Every day in Texas is a workday for construction workers. They may be truck drivers, carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters or oil workers. They all face danger daily, such as truck crashes, falling from scaffolding, electrocution or serious hand and arm injuries. The federal government […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 10, 2015 – In the course of a few short months, Ronald Scott went from being relatively active to having headaches so severe he contemplated suicide. Scott was an Air Force veteran and suffered from severe chronic headaches. However, nothing helped diminish them despite being given narcotics. He was initially told he may have a bad vertebra in his back, and later the diagnosis changed to allergies, then to a possible stroke. But no one could really explain what caused these severe headaches. Scott’s daughter received a call that her father had collapsed on […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 3, 2015 – In yet another wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Glenbrook Hospital, Edward Mack is suing the NorthShore University HealthSystem on behalf of his deceased wife, Barbara Mack. The statement of claim filed in Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-009769 alleges that Barbara Mack was admitted to Glenbrook Hospital in September 2013. Her medical care team consisted of Dr. Noah DeGarmo and two certified physician’s assistants, Sandra Leeson and Kelly Izsak. The allegations state that the named defendants failed to diagnose and administer treatment to Barbara Mack for what later […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2015 – This multi-vehicle accident involved an 18-wheeler and four other vehicles. It was a miracle that no lives were lost. On Aug. 26, an 18-wheeler traveling south on 59 Eastex Freeway near Greens Road suddenly veered right, onto the shoulder, then corrected to come back left. During the overcorrection, the big rig took out four other vehicles as it crossed over into the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane and came to rest leaning over the guardrail. Emergency crews arrived quickly and went to work moving vehicles involved in the collision away from […]


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2015 – Brian C. Karsen, Esq., a partner at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., is announcing his participation as one of the board members of the recent start-up, Patriot Placements, a new 501(c) (3) organization focused on helping military veterans and their spouses obtain valuable opportunities for career placement and support. With a clear emphasis on serving the military community, the non-profit seeks to give back to veterans and their families by giving them the critical tools they need to prosper in today’s workforce. “Our initiative with Patriot Placements will play […]


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Virginia Beach, VA (Law Firm Newswire) September 8, 2015 – Annuities are regular payments that insurance companies provide in return for contributions, typically to a life insurance policy. For some, annuities represent a valuable estate planning tool, providing a way for retired people to ensure a regular income even if they live a long life. “Annuities can be helpful in estate planning, but it is important to understand the differences between the types of annuities, as well as their limitations,” said Andrew H. Hook, a Virginia estate planning attorney with Hook Law Center, with offices in Virginia Beach and northern […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2015 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) is seeking information from insurance companies and local and state government to ensure an appropriate offset of disability benefits. In April, the SSA forwarded a proposal that, if enacted, will require states, local governments and private insurers to report workers’ compensation benefits to the agency when those benefits affect the offset of the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) benefits that the SSA pays to disability insurance recipients. The proposal was included as part of the SSA’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Overview. Under current law, the SSA […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 4, 2015 – Going to court does not always mean the named defendant participates in the civil trial. Ciara Byers initially faced charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana, causing death. She chose to plead guilty in the deaths of a husband and wife, Robert and Susan Kammeraad, and faces up to 15 years in jail. The Kammeraads’ son filed a civil wrongful death lawsuit and has been trying to get the case to move forward. However, that has been difficult, as the defendant is not responding to any notices. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 15, 2013 – The open enrollment period for Medicare has begun, when beneficiaries can sign up for private health plans. However, this should not be confused with the new health insurance exchanges that also began operations recently. John D. Hale, a prominent Dallas elder law attorney, explains the difference. “During the open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 to December 7, Medicare beneficiaries may sign up for Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans,” said Hale. “The health insurance exchanges, by contrast, are for people who do not have health […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2013 – A gastric band removal operation ended with the patient unexpectedly losing their spleen. “The patient in this case went to the hospital to have a gastric band removed. A gastric band is a device used to reduce to size of an individual’s stomach to help them eat less to lose weight. The operation appeared to have gone well,” indicated Darren Monroe of Litigation Funding Corporation. “Until it was discovered that an 8-inch surgical clamp had been left in her body.” The woman faced another surgery to remove the clamp, a device […]


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