lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 8

Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) June 10, 2013 – People think that once they declare bankruptcy, they cannot get loans. They can get a loan, but not immediately. It is possible to get a personal loan after declaring bankruptcy. However, it does depend on which type of bankruptcy was declared. Those who declare a Chapter 7 bankruptcy have the highest chance of obtaining a personal loan because their debts are completely wiped out, indicated Iowa bankruptcy lawyer, Kevin Ahrenholz. What this means is that when an individual applies for a loan, at a later date, after a bankruptcy discharge, […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2013 – Traumatic brain injury stalks those who play contact sports, military personnel deployed in a war and those involved in vehicle accidents. “It is not a stretch of the imagination to state that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a living nightmare. Just read the news relating to the high number of big name sports celebrities who took their own lives as a result of TBI,” suggested Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. While brain injuries are considered to be silent, because no one can see them, the effects on those with […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2013 – Everyone knows that interns are run off their feet and exhausted, opening the door to medical malpractice. “Anyone who has been in hospital is likely familiar with the ever present newest batch of interns, run ragged from long hours and little, if no sleep. It’s almost an American tradition; a tradition the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) wants to change. They’ve set a 16-hour limit for shifts for first year residents, to increase patient safety and preserve the well-being of the interns,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2013 – Employers may make reasonable accommodations for workers with religious restrictions, unless it causes workplace issues. Religion is an important issue to many Americans. Important enough to inform their employer if they follow the teachings of a certain faith that may interfere with them performing the job they were hired to do. This case outlines that although employers are bound to make realistic adjustments for religious beliefs, there is a line in the sand when it comes to how a person’s faith interferes with a company’s ability to get a job done. […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2013 – Every 15 minutes in the U.S., someone is killed by a drunk driver. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a recommendation that the legal blood alcohol level be lowered to 0.05. The Texas office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has formally backed the new proposal, stating that the lower limit would save lives. Austin Police Chief, Art Acevedo, released a statement in which, while he did not formally endorse the new level, stated the change was worth “robust exploration and debate.” “Driving under the influence continues to be […]


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Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire)June 3, 2013 – People are uncertain as to whether they may rent a house after declaring bankruptcy. They may rent, but require the bankruptcy trustee’s permission. The situation of a debtor possibly needing to rent a home after filing for bankruptcy is more applicable for Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Chapter 13 is a payment plan that allows the debtor to pay back a portion of their debt over a three to five year time frame. While under bankruptcy protection, debtors are allowed a discretionary budget to pay for living expenses. This budget is monitored by […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 31, 2013 – A notable Colorado custody dispute hinged on permanent residency. A custody dispute in the case of Madrone v. Madrone (Colo. Nov 27. 2012) highlights the need to firmly establish primary residency of both parental parties for the court. Karah Madrone, Lorrena Madrone and their three-year-old daughter moved from Oregon to Boulder, Colorado. But shortly after the couple split up, Lorrena took the daughter, R.M. full-time, and allowed Karah to have visitation rights. At some point, Lorrena cut off contact between Karah and R.M. and moved with R.M to New Mexico and […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire)May 30, 2013 – Patients that experience hospital errors find resolution of their issues difficult. Finally, a doctor has been on the same side of the fence. “It’s not often you hear about a doctor being on the receiving end of a hospital error, but it seems that one doctor did find himself in that revolving door, and didn’t like it,” explained Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. The physician in question had an eye-opening experience when involved, in a peripheral manner, with his mother’s […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – In a recent case, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that an injury sustained during a car accident at the end of a work day was compensable. In the case, Goss v. North Shore Trust & Savings, the petitioner, who was a director of investments, drove to a retail store at the close of business to purchase a rug for her employer’s booth at a local business exposition. On the way to the store, she was involved in a car accident and suffered injuries. The commission affirmed the decision of the […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – The Florida legislature is currently considering a bill to end lifetime spousal support. A bill was recently passed by the Senate and is now before the House which would end the practice of awarding permanent alimony in Florida and would establish a table of alimony formulas for use by the courts going forward. “This is just the latest in a groundswell of alimony changes across the U.S.,” said Denver divorce attorney Bill Thode. “Similar bills are pending in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Oregon.” Permanent alimony is considered a holdover from […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 17, 2013 – A charter bus accident in Texas has left two people dead. A charter bus bound for Oklahoma overturned on a Dallas turnpike on April 12. Witnesses stated that the bus went off the road on the right shoulder, slammed against a barrier, then over corrected to the left across several lanes of traffic and hit a concrete median. The bus then rode over the concrete barrier, flipped on its right side and came to rest. What caused the accident has yet to be determined; investigators are examining physical evidence in the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed a car rating system for older occupants. The NHTSA is asking for comments in the Federal Register for the proposed system, which would provide a “silver car” rating in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The proposal asks if there are aspects of car performance that would address the needs of older drivers and passengers in particular, including features that might make vehicles safer in the event of a car accident. “More older drivers are on the road than ever before, and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed claiming that the drug Pradaxa caused a fatal brain hemorrhage. The plaintiff, Martha Lesnick, claims that her husband started taking Pradaxa in January of 2011 as part of a blood-thinning treatment and suffered massive bleeding in his brain two months later, which led to his death. The lawsuit joins ongoing multi-district litigation (MDL) in Illinois federal court. “In this case, the plaintiff alleges that the drug manufacturer failed to adequately warn her husband and his doctor of the risk of bleeding,” said Paul Greenberg, […]


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COSTA MESA, Calif. (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – James Publishing introduces a free Education Center for lawyers with a focus on practical guidance and forms that can be put to immediate use. This content is provided through eBooks and eGuides, and is available at www.JamesPublishing.com The eBooks are several hundred pages long and include detailed book and chapter contents plus an index. The eGuides are shorter and less formally produced. All files are delivered instantly in Microsoft Word. Lawyers only need to enter their email address to receive an emailed link to the files. The Education Center by […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 6, 2013 – The FDA has issued a recall for anemia drug Omontys. Omontys has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doctors and their patients have indicated that some individuals have experienced a life-threatening and serious allergic reaction to Omontys after receiving an injection. Anaphylaxis causes breathing passages to swell shut, among other things. It requires immediate medical intervention to prevent death. An artificial protein, Omontys is used to treat anemic adults undergoing dialysis. Omontys, made and distributed by two Big Pharma companies, Affymax, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, was designed […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2013 – Sometimes the news is downright depressing. Hospital errors may not improve, even if they are tracked. “You would think that if a hospital took the time to report medical errors that they would do something about the information they have in their hands at the end of the day. It seems they don’t, which is depressing news to patients that may be victims of hospital errors,” remarked Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This is not just a concern for […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 22, 2013 – It is a real concern jailing mentally ill prisoners. Anything can happen, resulting in a wrongful death lawsuit. “This Texas case was a hot button for the local police. An inmate in custody collapsed and died later in hospital. A local civil rights group filed a wrongful death lawsuit, based on the fact that the inmate was obviously mentally ill and being behind bars led to a decline in his physical health and further decline in his mental health. This kind of situation raises concerns about how obviously ill prisoners are […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – A cluster of tragic car accidents involving teenagers belies the national trend of fewer such accidents. Four high school friends died recently when their car skidded off a bridge in rural Illinois and fell into a creek. The tragedy came just one day after five Texas teenagers died in a fiery crash and an accident in Ohio claimed six lives. However, statistics show that fatal crashes involving teenagers are actually decreasing. “Our hearts go out to the victims of these horrible events, and we are reminded that young drivers are especially […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2013 – As bad as this story is, there are worse. That is a frightening thing for nursing home residents. “Since I handle nursing home abuse cases, I keep an eye of the latest developments in the law,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas.. “This case was revolting, but as bad as it is, there are worse cases out there. If this doesn’t shock you, it should, because in the future, it could be us in a nursing home.” Even though […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2013 – Drinking and driving is never a good idea. Driving with a small child in the car can be fatal. “You’d think that with all the drunk driving education around today that people would not drink and drive, and would certainly not, if they chose to ignore the warnings, drive while inebriated with a small child in the vehicle. The 33-year-old father in this case not only chose to drive while three sheets to the wind, but had two passengers in his vehicle as well. One was a 22-year-old woman and the […]


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