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Litigation Funding is a Financial Solution to Fight a Failure to Diagnosis Medical Condition

One of the most common medical mistakes is the misdiagnosis of symptoms or the failure to diagnose a medical condition. Such actions can prevent a patient from receive treatment which could significantly impact their condition. If injuries resulting from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose could have been prevented, the patient and their family should not be responsible for the damages caused. If... 

Help may be needed in deciding on senior housing

Elderly people who value their independence and are accustomed to living alone are increasingly becoming incapable of doing so. The need for medical attention may prompt some older individuals to consider their options, including moving to a nursing home or another kind of assisted living facility. Another possibility is to have in-home care along with various support services. Frequently, elders... 

Potential Disclosure of Records Impacting Students with Special Needs

Potential Disclosure of Records Impacting Students with Special Needs New York City special education students and their parents should be aware of a potential disclosure of student records for the purpose of a class action lawsuit. The potential disclosure may affect students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) prepared between 2003 and 2016 by the New York City Department of Education... 

Potential Disclosure of Records Impacts Students with Special Needs

New York City special education students and their parents should be aware of a potential disclosure of student records for the purpose of a class action lawsuit. The potential disclosure may affect students who had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) prepared between 2003 and 2016 by the New York City Department of Education (DOE), and either attended a state-approved non-public school or were... 

Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg: Florida Supreme Court Rules Limit of Workers’ Comp. Unconstitutional

A big win for injured workers was handed down recently by the Florida Supreme Court in Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, wherein it was decided limitation on temporary total disability benefits violates the state constitution.  So concludes a five-year legal battle in a closely-watched workers’ compensation claim filed when a 53-year-old city firefighter suffered a serious back injury while... 

COMPARISON BETWEEN TRANSFERS TO CHILDREN’S TRUSTS AND TRANSFERS TO INDIVIDUALS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The following chart compares the advantages and disadvantages of an outright transfer of assets and putting assets in a Children’s Trust. Trusts v. Transfers Comparison Issue                    Children’s Trusts      Individuals Look-Back Five Years Five Years Control None None Risk Avoidance Yes No Estate Recovery Maybe No Income... 

How a worker lost six fingers due to his employer’s safety violations

A 21-year-old temporary employee’s six fingers were amputated during a workplace accident on November 4, 2015. He had been working for four weeks at Custom Aluminum Products, a metal manufacturer based in South Elgin, Illinois. The company faces penalties of $70,000 for safety violations that led to the injury. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)... 

Author of Lottery Petition to Meet with Representative of Governor Abbott

Denice Deckard, the author of  a petition to restore honesty and fairness to the Texas Lottery Commission, is scheduled to meet with Jared Staples, Policy Advisor to Texas Governor Greg Abbott tomorrow, June 22nd.  Ms. Deckard started a petition on Change.org in reaction to the Fun 5’s scandal involving misleading lottery scratch-off tickets that were designed by GTECH (International Game... 

Medicaid Asset Transfers: What Are The Rules?

Medicaid Asset Transfers: What Are The Rules? For many families, paying for a loved one’s extended stay in a nursing home would be difficult without the help of Medicaid. However, in order to qualify for the program, a person’s income and assets must fall within certain limits. Federal rules state that to qualify for Medicaid nursing home coverage, a person must have no more than $2,000 in “countable”... 

Medicaid Asset Transfers: What Are The Rules?

For many families, paying for a loved one’s extended stay in a nursing home would be difficult without the help of Medicaid. However, in order to qualify for the program, a person’s income and assets must fall within certain limits. Federal rules state that to qualify for Medicaid nursing home coverage, a person must have […]  Read More →
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