When grandparents, parents and other close family members age, there is a time when it becomes too much for that person to live on their own without some type of assistance. This can be due to a prolonged or difficult to mange illness, or it may be more age-related worries, such as not being able to handle the upkeep... 
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Many of my clients are facing an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis.  The Alzheimer’s Association, which I am involved in, just released updated facts and figures for 2015. Alzheimer’s disrupts the lives of individuals, families and our communities, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer... 
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An Illinois doctor has been disciplined for removing the wrong organ from a patient during surgery, but the disciplinary action comes nearly ten years after the incident. According to news reports, in 2005, a Peoria physician accidentally removed a woman’s healthy kidney when he was supposed to extract part of... 
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As baby boomers move up in years, the need for caregivers grows larger.  Included in this population of caregivers is one demographic unknown to most of us.  These are the youth ages 8-18 who help look after a loved one in poor health or disabled and there are about 1.3-1.4 million of them. 60% of these young caregivers... 
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Case before Supreme Court

// Mar 23rd, 2015
Firm partner, John James, to argue a case before the Missouri Supreme Court in April, 2015 regarding a police officer’s immunity from a law suit under State and Federal law. Plaintiff has alleged that the police officer provided false and misleading information to the prosecutor and the court, which resulted... 
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I recently saw a study that is near and dear to my heart on two subjects — baseball and concussions. One of the biggest frustrations of people with head injuries is that even though they look normal to their friends and family members, something is off.  Now, a new study involving professional baseball players... 
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Changes to VA Benefits in VA Budget for 2016 Last month President Obama announced a proposed $168.8 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2016, representing a 7.5 percent increase in discretionary spending. Among many other veterans benefits, the additional funding will focus on electronic medical... 
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As a Michigan elder law attorney, I continue to see clients come in debating whether to put together a will or a living trust for their heirs. The decision on this is sometimes complicated, though it ultimately comes down to how fast you want your heirs to have access to your finances when you die, become ill, or incapacitated.... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA This article continues the discussion of special problems for the elderly.  (Here is a link to Part 1.) Long-Term Care. About 70% of Americans will require some form of long-term care be it home care at $22 to $25 per hour, assisted living at $4,500 to $8,500 per month, or nursing... 
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A wrongful death lawsuit has taken a decade to wend its way through the legal system, ultimately ending up in the Connecticut Supreme Court. On Feb 8, 2005, William McDermott stopped on the sidewalk to watching the progress of tree trimming performed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. McDermott, 77,... 
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