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Reducing Brain Injuries in Children Goal of Pop Warner Nixing Kickoffs

In U.S. football, kickoff is one of the most dangerous parts of the sport, and the time at which a substantial number of brain injuries, skull fractures, facial injuries and other serious impacts occur. In an effort to combat a wellspring of negative press and declining enrollment, Pop Warner, the nation’s biggest youth football league, is doing away with kickoff – at least for its youngest... 

MEDICAID MANAGED LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

by Melanie S. Kaplan, Esquire As of July 1, 2014, what was formerly known as Global Options for Long Term Care (GO) is now known as Managed Long Term Services and Supports. (MLTSS). Individuals previously receiving benefits under AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCAP), Community Resources for People with Disabilities (CRPD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) were automatically enrolled in... 

COMPARISON BETWEEN TRANSFERS TO INCOME ONLY TRUSTS AND TRANSFERS TO CHILDREN

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The following chart compares the advantages and disadvantages of an outright transfer of assets and putting assets in an Income Only Trust.   Trusts v. Transfers Comparison Issue           Income Only Trusts      Children Look-Back 5 Years 5 Years Control None None Risk Avoidance Yes No Estate Recovery Maybe No Income Tax Parent Children Gift... 

Florida jury awards 10 million dollars in wrongful death lawsuit

A jury in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit found Domino’s Pizza liable for car accident that left a man paralyzed from the waist down and ultimately resulted in his death. After Richard Wiederhold, a Brevard County fire chief, was hit by a pizza delivery driver, he was left paralyzed, and his wife had to take care of all his personal needs. He died of his injuries 15 months later, and his wife filed... 

Heart surgeon sued for testing medical device on patient

A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her cardiac surgeon for implanting an unauthorized experimental device in her body. Maureen Obermeier sued Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is the head of cardiac surgery. Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation was also named a defendant in the suit. McCarthy invented the Myxo Ring, a cardiovascular device used to... 

Florida Supreme Court Ends Attorney Fee Caps on Workers’ Compensation

The business and insurance industries were dealt a blow recently by the Florida Supreme Court, which voted 5-2 in favor of a workers’ compensation plaintiff who alleged the state’s attorney fee caps were unconstitutional.  This is a victory for injured workers in Florida, many of whom found it hard to find an attorney to represent them in their workers’ compensation cases due to... 

Digital medication orders in hospitals reduce drug errors, but can cause fatal mistakes

A recent report has indicated that the use of digital medication orders by hospitals has led to a significant reduction in hazardous drug mistakes, but their computer systems are unable to recognize 13 percent of possibly deadly mistakes. The most common errors made in hospitals are those involving medications, and hospital mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. “Computerized... 

Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit Verdict Reversed

Injury litigation involving numerous defendants can get complicated with respect to fault. Generally, each defendant in an injury lawsuit will be expected to pay damages in accordance with their percentage of fault. Serious truck accident, car accident and personal injury lawsuits with numerous defendants require the assistance of an experienced injury attorney. Consider the recent case of Jim Bishop... 

Former VA employee spends stolen hospital funds on gambling and sex

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been struggling with corruption and mismanagement, whether it is long patient wait times at VA facilities or the suspension of an official in the recent employee relocation scam. On April 6 a former VA supervisor was given a 15-month prison sentence for stealing funds from a VA hospital. Glenn Alan Bates, 58, was the head of the Veterans Canteen Service... 

How and why seniors should stay socially engaged

Experts believe that in addition to engaging in regular exercise and eating well, social networking can contribute to the health of seniors. As you become advanced in age, changes that occur in the brain can make it challenging for you to absorb new information or recall things. In people who are afflicted with dementia, the impairment within the brain can become so serious that it prevents them from... 
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