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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... 

Walter Panas Warr;ors: Fighting Stigma Against Mental Illness

Walter Panas Warr;ors: Fighting Stigma Against Mental Illness Our guest blogger this week is Melissa Smith, MS Ed, Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, High School Counselor, Advisor of the Warr;ors, Founder of ADHD A New Vision Camp and most importantly proud mother of an 11 year old amazing son who happens to have an ADHD diagnosis. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can scar you... 

Walter Panas Warr;ors: Fighting Stigma Against Mental Illness

Our guest blogger this week is Melissa Smith, MS Ed, Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, High School Counselor, Advisor of the Warr;ors, Founder of ADHD A New Vision Camp and most importantly proud mother of an 11 year old amazing son who happens to have an ADHD diagnosis. Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can scar you for life.  A newly formed club high school club at Walter Panas... 

New F-1 Optional Practical Training STEM Rules Go Into Effect on May 10, 2106

Starting May 10, 2016, certain F-1 students who have completed their degrees can obtain extended post graduate work experience in their field using Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) beyond the 1 year period available to all graduates of bachelor degree programs.  Graduates in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) can obtain a 24 month extension of OPT under new rules... 

TAX AND ESTATE RECOVERY ISSUES IN CONNECTION WITH INCOME ONLY TRUSTS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA An Income Only Trust can be designed as a grantor trust. The trust assets are unavailable for Medicaid, but there are some potentially significant tax benefits to the grantor. The Internal Revenue Code contains certain requirements for a grantor trust.[1]  Income Tax. Income is taxed at the grantor’s individual tax rate, which is usually less than the trust’s... 

Navo v. Bingham Memorial Hospital – Apparent Agency

In any Miami medical malpractice lawsuit, plaintiffs need to be mindful of who employs the health care professionals at-fault. That’s because the legal theory of vicarious liability – that one can be held responsible for the wrongful actions of another – will only apply in an employment situation in which there was an employer-employee relationship, as opposed to one in which the... 

What Molly’s Law means for wrongful death lawsuits

The first part of Molly’s Law received unanimous support in the Illinois House committee on April 5. It has been passed to the House floor for consideration. The measure aims to extend the Illinois statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit from the current two years to five years. State Representative Terri Bryant introduced Molly’s Law in February. The legislation was inspired... 

LIEN RESOLUTION IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES PART 1

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This is the first of a series of three articles dealing with lien resolution in personal injury cases. General Types of Liens Prior to making distribution in the settlement of a class action or mass tort lawsuit, a number of lien issues may need to be addressed, depending on the nature of the case, the elements of the recovery, and the population of claimants. These... 

How mindfulness training can help veterans with PTSD

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often face challenges when trying to manage their symptoms. Traumatic memories keep replaying in their minds in a continuous loop, according to researchers. Traditional forms of treatment may not always prove effective for all veterans. A new study shows mindfulness training may serve as a promising way for veterans with PTSD to manage their... 
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