A 75-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in her leg. She was treated and released days later; a blood thinner was prescribed. Less than a week later, the woman woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in her hip and groin area. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital.... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Availability. Assets in a Self-Settled Special Needs Trust (“SSSNT”) are not considered available for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) or Medicaid eligibility purposes. The reason is that the trustee is given sole discretion with respect to distributions from the trust. The... 
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At times we all fall victim to focusing on the present at the expense of planning for the future. Many business owners continually focus on the daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual goals of the business and often do not consider what would happen if they, or one of their key team members, would suffer and incapacity... 
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Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can be overwhelming, even in a case that appears cut-and-dry. Even after winning your case the decision may be overturned on appeal and you could end up with nothing. One of the most common causes of medical error occurs not when doctors actually do something, but when they don’t.... 
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Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees pitched ideas for improving veterans health care services nationwide during the VA Innovation Demo Day in Washington, D.C., on August 15. They hoped their projects would win support and funding for widespread adoption across the VA system. A panel of department leaders,... 
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Jurors in Texas have awarded $35 million to the three daughters of a single mother killed in a trucking accident last year in Texas.  The jury in Dallas County determined the trucking company was 90 percent liable for the family’s damages, while the truck driver was 10 percent responsible. The head-on collision... 
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A new product liability lawsuit alleges California technology company Apple had the patented technology to prevent a fatal distracted driving accident in Texas several years ago, but failed to implement it. A woman was speeding down a Texas highway three years ago in a Dodge Ram truck, scrolling through her iPhone... 
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GTECH Files Reply Brief

// Sep 30th, 2016
GTECH filed its Reply Brief in the Austin Court of Appeals.  In its brief, GTECH maintains that it did not exercise any discretion in deciding to use misleading language on the Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets.  GTECH urges the Court of Appeals to overrule the trial court and to hold that GTECH is entitled to immunity... 
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H-1B lottery

// Sep 30th, 2016
Every year as winter starts to fade into spring, the Citizenship and Immigration Service receives thousands of petitions for H-1B visas. 236 thousand petitions last year to be precise. H-1B visas are used by US Employers to get highly qualified professionals, mainly in Science and Computer fields, from other countries.... 
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Even though you may be buying quality leads from a lead generation company, leads alone do not sell the product. The agent buying the leads is responsible for working those leads promptly, enthusiastically, and confidently. Quality leads only open the door to a world of potential customers for the agent seeking to... 
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