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Litigation Funding Corporation Supports Victims of Medical Negligence

We count on doctors to heal us. While most of them do, thousands of people file lawsuits every year due to injuries and deaths caused by medical malpractice. Malpractice cases are often long and drawn out, leaving plaintiffs with serious financial hardship as the bills keep piling up. Most plaintiffs simply do not have the financial resources to wait for years before being compensated. That is where... 

Mean Old Girls

Dementia training, open dining halls put bullying at bay in senior living By Robin Hocevar Zero tolerance policies for bullying may be starting as early as kindergarten, but the problem appears to be just as rampant at the other side of the life spectrum: senior living facilities. According to a pilot study presented by Robin P. Bonifas, PhD, MSW, at the 6th Annual Spring Geriatric Mental Health... 

Divorced Dad Seeks to Eliminate Spousal Support in California

A divorced dad in Orange County, California is calling for an overhaul of alimony laws, saying they are archaic and used unfairly by divorcing spouses to extract more money from their partners. Businessman Steve Clark has claimed that current alimony laws were drafted when most women did not work. Women now comprise nearly half of the work force in the United States. Alimony, also known as spousal... 

Divorcing Couples Face Rising Use of Smartphones & Social Media as Evidence

The use of evidence from smartphones and other wireless gadgets during divorce proceedings has increased over the past three years, according to 97 percent of the lawyers surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Among the types of evidence gathered, 46 percent consisted of text messages, while 30 percent were emails and 12 percent were call logs and phone numbers. App data, Facebook... 

Gilfix & La Poll presents estate and long term care seminar at Avenidas Center

On September 10, 2015, attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll Associates presented a seminar on living trusts and asset protection in the face of long-term care. The workshop was held in partnership with the Avenidas Senior Center in Palo Alto, California. Titled “Your Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Checkup – Do You Have a Plan?,” it provided up-to-date information... 

Drunk driver with history of offenses kills homecoming king

Occasionally a drunk driver involved in a fatal accident has enough sobriety to realize that they killed someone by driving while inebriated. Just such an event happened in Minnesota when a drunken pickup truck driver collided head-on into a vehicle being driven by a 17-year-old homecoming king. The victim was an athlete, well-liked, involved with the school band and had plans to go to college. Scenes... 

Options for Paying for Assisted Living

Many older Americans who need help with activities of daily living, such as hygiene and medication, have trouble affording the assisted living services they need. Fortunately, there are a variety of alternative funding options available. Many of these options leverage one’s other assets to fund assisted living. A life insurance conversion allows policy holders to use their life insurance as... 

Understanding California Spousal Support Rules

Orange County divorce cases can sometimes be complex affairs. A divorce cases usually involves a host of issues that need to be addressed by the two parties before a judge can decide on the final judgment. One of the most important factors in a divorce case is spousal support. Spousal support has multiple rules that can make it difficult to understand. In this blog, we will take a look at the rules... 

Ending Your Divorce Case The Right Way

Ideally, couples that are going through divorce need to agree on everything, thus avoiding court and ensuring the best interest of the child is maintained. Yet an ideal situation is hard to find. You need to make the most of the current situation and get the best divorce solution despite not being on the best of terms. For this all you need to do is identify the primary reason that the two of you are... 

Illinois lawsuit seeks 4.35 million dollars from pharmaceutical manufacturer

An Illinois pharmaceutical negligence lawsuit seeking $4.35 million has been removed to a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court. The lawsuit, filed against the makers of Xarelto, alleges that the medication, which is designed to prevent strokes, instead prevented the plaintiff’s blood from properly congealing. The plaintiff, Sonja Lemoins, filed the 90-count complaint in Madison County, Illinois,... 
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