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Lawsuit Alleges Doctors Wrongly Prescribed Medication That Led To Woman’s Death

According to a 2006 study, medication errors harm approximately 1.5 million people in the United States every year. Medication errors can occur in many ways, such as if the doctor prescribes the wrong medication, the patient is harmed by a medication that was prescribed to treat a misdiagnosed condition, or the patient is given too much or too little of the drug. Side effects or damage may go undetected... 

Continuing Resolution Funds the Federal Government and Extends 2 Immigration Programs

On September 29, 2016, the President signed legislation which funds the federal government for a short term until December 9, 2016, preventing a government shutdown and extends two immigration programs which otherwise would have sunset on September 30,2016. H.R. 5325 Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response... 

Sims v. Kia Motors – Expert Witness Testimony Scrutinized in Fatal Crash Case

Last year, there was a record number of automobile recalls – more than 51 million vehicles over 868 separate recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). So it’s no surprise that the number of product liability claims arising from car accidents has risen as well. Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of design defects and manufacturing flaws, as... 

DAPA/EXTENDED DACA DEAD

Since Comprehensive Immigration Reform was not likely to pass, President Obama passed a series of Executive Actions to remedy some of the harm caused by immigration inaction. Originally DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was published in 2010, which basically said that Kids brought over into United States before their 16th Birthday and before 2007, and graduated from High School or are in... 

Lien Resolution In Personal Injury Cases

This is the third in a series of articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. Welfare Liens In New Jersey, there is a lien against real and personal property of a person who has been assisted by or received support from any municipality or county. This is true whether a person has been in a county facility or at home.1 Mental Health Liens In New Jersey. a person with a mental... 

Brain Injuries: New Study Finds Even One Concussion Can Have Lasting Effects

Many of us that deal with these injuries routinely have suspected it, but a new study confirms that even one concussion can have lasting effects. The study was based on extensive data on the health of people in Sweden.  The researchers found 104,000 people who experienced head injuries between 1973 and 1985.  The researches then looked at the these brain injured persons’ records after their... 

Construction Zone Accident Draws Two Lawsuits; Deceased Family Can Seek Litigation Funding

Highway construction workers put their lives at risk on a daily basis for the safety of others. Despite all the equipment and other hazardous conditions in an active work zone, traffic remains the most dangerous. Many drivers tend to ignore warning signs; even when they do pay attention speeding and driver inattention/distractions are the major causes of road construction accidents. A motorists who... 

ALTERNATIVES TO A THIRD PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA There are a number of alternatives to a Third Party Special Needs Trusts. These include the following: Disinherit a Child. The problem with this strategy is that one cannot be certain that public benefits, as we know them today, will continue forever. Many public benefits have been cut back in recent years and there is no guarantee that current benefits will not be... 

Hurricane Matthew

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our clients who are living in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.  Stay safe. By Mary Ellis LaGarde By Richard LaGarde  Read More →

Florida Supreme Court: No Arbitration in Nursing Home Injury Lawsuit

The Florida Supreme Court issued a strong opinion recently in a nursing home injury lawsuit in which the defendant sought to drag the case to arbitration, rather than allow plaintiff the right to have their claim heard in a court-of-law. The court determined the case filed on behalf of a nursing home resident who suffered injuries should not be sent to an arbitrator.  This phenomenon of course has... 
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