Elders are among the most vulnerable populations, and they are at special risk for abuse at the hands of their caregivers. Caregiver stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to elder abuse, and stressed-out caregivers are the most likely to abuse. Depression and anxiety are common among caregivers, who often... 
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A mistrial has been declared in a federal lawsuit which alleges that some highway guardrails across the country pose a deadly risk to drivers. The lawsuit was filed by a whistleblower alleging that guardrails produced by Trinity Industries, a Texas-based guardrail manufacturer, are malfunctioning and killing drivers.... 
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A federal judge denied a former “pill mill” pharmacist his request to reduce his sentence of 30 months of house arrest. In August 2012, Steven Goodman was sentenced for providing more than 1 million prescription pills to the owners of “pain management” clinics in Wellington, Florida.  U.S. District Judge Kenneth... 
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Although numbers eased somewhat in July and August, the children’s immigration crisis remains the most pressing immigration issue of the day.  Since October 2013, more than 52,000 children have been taken into custody. Most are from Central America, and a large proportion are not accompanied by parents or guardians.... 
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Veterans receiving disability payments scored a win last week in the House of Representatives. The house cleared legislation to increase compensation benefits for disabled veterans on Tuesday. The legislation, already passed unanimously by the Senate, now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature. Veterans... 
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A new wave of high-tech gadgets could make keeping seniors safe while living in their own homes more feasible than ever. Among the latest developments are: Motion sensors – Motion sensors on the wall, front door, chair or refrigerator can detect whether there is too little activity over a period of time, then... 
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Think about your children when you are in the midst of divorce proceedings. If you have children, they should be your primary concern. They are young and impressionable and may not handle divorce well. You don’t want to see them in tears, hurt, or act out in school or at home. If you both continue to argue in front... 
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If you are divorced or going through a divorce, the topic near at the top of the agenda is going to be child support, unless of course you don’t have children.  The issue of child support is complicated when some partners are unwilling to pay. In certain circumstances, the partner with primary custody of the children... 
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A young Texan man, 23, was recently caught not only texting while driving, but texting while driving drunk. According to police, his blood alcohol content (BAC) was twice the legal limit. But for a local crackdown on texting while driving, the man may have escaped apprehension. Officers were out on patrol in a designated... 
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a blast injury resulting to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensatory damage for medical bills, physical and emotional injuries, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced attorney... 
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