Older adults who do not have children do not have the built-in support system from which many people with children benefit, which puts them at risk if they become ill or injured. In order to ensure they receive good care that is in alignment with their wishes, these individuals should designate a caregiver while they... 
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Our guest blogger this week is David C. Leven, JD, Executive Director, Compassion & Choices of New York Palliative care can help improve your quality of life. You should know what palliative care is and how two New York State laws effective in 2011can help you learn about your palliative care options and receive... 
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Not long ago, a horrific car crash killed six people at Highland Hills Drive and Bonnie View Road in Dallas. It was not that late at night – just ten minutes after nine. All six killed were traveling in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala that lost control while heading south on Bonnie View Road. Careening out of control, the... 
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The owners of what police say was the largest pill mill in Tampa were sentenced to 30 years in prison on September 19, after what was reported to be the longest trial in Hillsborough County’s history. Michele Gonzalez and Jorge Gonzalez-Betancourt were convicted of racketeering and drug trafficking charges in... 
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A brain injury expert from Boston University is speaking out for players he feels have been unfairly excluded from a settlement deal in the class action lawsuit against the NFL over the health effects of play-related brain injury. Robert Stern filed an affidavit with the court and then took his story to the press,... 
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We frequently get contacted by injured persons wanting to know if they can fire their personal injury lawyer. The short answer is “yes, you can fire your personal injury lawyer even if you’re paying a contingent fee”, but you still may end up paying the first lawyer.  Let me explain. Texas contingent fees are... 
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Families of people killed or injured in crashes involving General Motors cars that had a deadly ignition switch defect will have an extra month to submit claims for payment under G.M.’s victim compensation program.  The administrator of the compensation fund, Kenneth R. Feinberg, decided to extend the deadline... 
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1. Is the Trust Necessary? Are public benefits, such as SSI and Medicaid, important to the client? The attorney must consider the restrictions on distributions. There are three important factors that must e considered before determining to use a self-settled special needs trust: Sole Benefit of Rule. Distributions... 
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Texas state district court judge Stephen Yelenosky rejected a request by lottery watchdog Dawn Nettles to take the pre-suit deposition of representatives of the Texas Lottery Commission and lottery operator GTECH Corporation.  Nettles, holder of what she believes are multiple winning Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets,... 
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A year ago today, a motorcyclist was killed in a rollover accident when an drunk driver lost control of his Ford Ranger pick-up truck, struck the center lane, and rolled into oncoming traffic striking a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. His widow and daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit... 
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