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Scrap metal recycling facility fined $497,000 after worker’s death

After a worker was killed when his arm became trapped by a conveyor belt, the owner of the Illinois scrap metal recycling facility where he worked has received a fine of nearly half a million dollars for numerous safety violations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said that the conveyor belt should not have been running at the time of the worker’s death. The scrap metal recycling... 

Texas federal court declines to apply Texas choice of law in non-compete lawsuit

A recent lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas illustrated the importance of choice-of-law provisions in employee non-compete agreements. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit were employees of F&M Bank, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As part of a merger between F&M Bank and Texas-based Prosperity Bank, Prosperity offered the employees new employment agreements that included... 

America Has Always Been a Melting Pot, But Immigration Reform Now Frightens the Nation

Americans once backed immigration reform. But lately, the nation seems more frightened than welcoming. The overwhelming flood of incoming immigrants does create concerns about how the expanded population may strain the existing infrastructure. It affects job availability on some levels, health care, social services and the economy. It may affect the nation in both good and bad ways.  However, political... 

Noted Composer’s Death Possibly Resulted From Medical Misdiagnosis

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Marvin Hamlisch’s estate alleges medical negligence in the form of misdiagnosis. According to court documents, Hamlisch’s primary doctor may have misdiagnosed him from the beginning. The statement of claim indicates that the physician, Dr. David Cohen, permitted his patient to travel even though he had low blood pressure, chills, weakness, nausea, exhaustion... 

Woman who lost all four limbs awarded $25.3 million in medical malpractice case

A Milwaukee County jury awarded $25.3 million to a woman and her husband, finding that the loss of all four of her limbs was caused by medical malpractice. In 2011, Ascaris Mayo had a Strep A infection, which causes strep throat. The infection went undetected, resulting in septic shock. Because of the damage caused, the woman’s limbs were amputated. Mayo is a 53-year-old mother of four. Experts... 

Son Has to Pay Mom’s Nursing Home Costs

A common question I hear is “will I have to may for my mom’s nursing home care?” In Michigan elder law practice, I counsel families on the six ways to pay for long-term care. Having the children pay is one of them, but it’s typically by choice. In a recent case, an Ohio appeals court ruled that a nursing home resident’s son was personally liable to pay for the nursing... 

What Happens In My California Divorce Case After The Divorce Is Filed And My Spouse Has Been Served? (PODCAST)

Welcome to The Maggio Law Firm’s PODCAST addressing what happens in a California divorce case after the initial divorce paperwork has been filed and the other spouse has been served with the paperwork. Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce and family law attorney and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists... 

The Lowdown On California Child Custody Laws

Children are the most important cog in the machine called marriage. To parents, their children are their greatest, most prized assets – one who they never want to leave. Yet when the parents do decide to go for an Orange County divorce, it means that the time and custody of the children needs to be divided. Child custody is governed by the California family laws and Family Code and most parents aren’t... 

Reducing caregiver stress helps prevent elder abuse

Elder abuse has long been associated with the stress caregivers experience when providing care for older loved ones. Reducing caregiver stress is a key factor in preventing the abuse and neglect of elders. As much of health care moves out of hospitals and into homes, caregivers are charged with providing care to increasingly ill loved ones in increasingly complex ways. At the same time, caregivers... 

Louisiana bans further installation of deadly guardrails

At the end of October, Louisiana joined the growing number of states that have banned any new installations of the ET-Plus highway guardrail. The guardrail has been linked to numerous deaths since 2005, when a design change produced a deadly malfunction. According to numerous reports, the new design caused a piece of metal that normally crumples upon impact to instead pierce through the vehicle body,... 
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