A jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of a woman who died of severe brain damage after falling repeatedly at her group home. The verdict is the highest in a wrongful death action in Stephenson County, Illinois. In 2012, Rebecca Ruiz, the victim’s sister, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Willowglen Academy-Illinois... 
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In U.S. football, kickoff is one of the most dangerous parts of the sport, and the time at which a substantial number of brain injuries, skull fractures, facial injuries and other serious impacts occur. In an effort to combat a wellspring of negative press and declining enrollment, Pop Warner, the nation’s biggest... 
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by Melanie S. Kaplan, Esquire As of July 1, 2014, what was formerly known as Global Options for Long Term Care (GO) is now known as Managed Long Term Services and Supports. (MLTSS). Individuals previously receiving benefits under AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCAP), Community Resources for People with... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The following chart compares the advantages and disadvantages of an outright transfer of assets and putting assets in an Income Only Trust.   Trusts v. Transfers Comparison Issue           Income Only Trusts      Children Look-Back 5 Years 5 Years Control None None Risk... 
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A jury in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit found Domino’s Pizza liable for car accident that left a man paralyzed from the waist down and ultimately resulted in his death. After Richard Wiederhold, a Brevard County fire chief, was hit by a pizza delivery driver, he was left paralyzed, and his wife had to take care... 
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A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her cardiac surgeon for implanting an unauthorized experimental device in her body. Maureen Obermeier sued Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is the head of cardiac surgery. Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation was also named a defendant... 
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The business and insurance industries were dealt a blow recently by the Florida Supreme Court, which voted 5-2 in favor of a workers’ compensation plaintiff who alleged the state’s attorney fee caps were unconstitutional.  This is a victory for injured workers in Florida, many of whom found it hard to... 
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A recent report has indicated that the use of digital medication orders by hospitals has led to a significant reduction in hazardous drug mistakes, but their computer systems are unable to recognize 13 percent of possibly deadly mistakes. The most common errors made in hospitals are those involving medications, and... 
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Injury litigation involving numerous defendants can get complicated with respect to fault. Generally, each defendant in an injury lawsuit will be expected to pay damages in accordance with their percentage of fault. Serious truck accident, car accident and personal injury lawsuits with numerous defendants require... 
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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... 
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