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Student creates app to improve sleep for veterans with PTSD

For some veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a basic good night’s sleep can often be elusive. A college student has developed a smartphone and smartwatch application that aims to help veterans by preventing night terrors, which are a major symptom of PTSD. Tyler Skluzacek, a senior at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was inspired to create the app due to his personal... 

14.3 Million dollar judgment against medical malpractice insurer

A judgment in the amount of $14.3 million was rendered in a medical malpractice lawsuit arising out of a case in which a baby suffered severe brain damage at birth. A jury in Cook County, Chicago, determined that ISMIE Mutual Insurance, Illinois’ largest insurance company, acted in “bad faith” when it failed to make a settlement offer of $5 million, knowing that a jury could award damages in... 

How To Effectively Co-Parent After Divorce

During your marriage and once you have gone through a divorce a number of things in and around you can change. However, the more some things change, the more they stay the same that is so as far as your children are concerned. Normally the love, care and attention that the parents grant the children during their marriage will continue even once they have parted ways. Increasingly most people that have... 

Strategies To Reduce Spousal Support After Divorce

When couples go through a divorce, one of the two spouses that are dependent on the other financially is awarded spousal support. The concept behind spousal support is to ensure that the standard of living experienced during the marriage is maintained to a reasonable extent post-divorce. Is the court order at the time of divorce the final order, fixed for life and set in stone or are there some ways... 

Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

Many of our friends and clients who have a family history of cancer are interested in knowing whether there is anything they can do to avoid the disease.  Here is a video we ran across that talks about the medical theory that we all have cancer cells but our diets can prevent most from ever growing into tumors.  We hope you will find it as interesting as we did.   By Richard LaGarde  Read More →

DHS Seeks Additional Time to Issue New F-1 STEM Regulations

On December 22, 2015, Department of Homeland Security filed a motion in federal court in Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. United States Department of Homeland Security  to extend time that its current F-1 STEM regulations remain in effect beyond their current court ordered expiration date of February 12,  2016.   In response to the court order, DHS issued proposed F-1 STEM regulations... 

Avoiding fights over inheritance with revocable living trusts

When parents pass away without clear instructions in place about how to divide their assets upon their death, they may leave family members battling over inheritance for years. Such fights can cause rifts that are sometimes impossible to heal. A will contains detailed instructions on how a person wants their assets, such as family heirlooms and household items, to be distributed after they pass away.... 

Rear-Ended by 18-Wheeler, Two Women and Baby Die in Texas

It is common to see big rigs on Texas highways. It is also common to witness a number of collisions involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles. Telesfora Fuentes, Yesenia Resendiz and her 11-month-old baby died in a crash on I-35 when their vehicle was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Surviving family members filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the rig and the trucking company... 

New Hope for Treating Phantom Limb Pain

I have had the privilege of representing injury victims for the past 30 plus years.  During that time a number of my clients have had limb amputations and have suffered from phantom limb pain.  This video explains the various causes of the syndrome and an amazing new treatment that makes use of a simple mirror.   By Richard LaGarde  Read More →

New Hope for Parkinson’s, Depression, and Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Patients

We have had the honor in the past of representing a number of welders who suffer from Parkinson’s-like symptoms from their exposure to welding rod fumes.  We also have several friends who are suffering from depression and others who are experiencing early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.  We want to share with them and all our friends and clients this video which may give new hope to people... 
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