A Tampa mother wants changes to medical malpractice laws in Florida, after, she says, a hospital refused to release her son’s medical records until after it was too late to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Jane Muino’s son Charlie is 11 years old and cannot walk or talk due to brain damage. Muino said Charlie... 
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Millions of people are involved in auto accidents every year resulting in serious injuries and expensive medical treatments. While life is not easy after an auto accident, it is even harder to fight for a quick and fair settlement. The insurance company will fight to keep the money in their own pockets through deny,... 
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If people do not want to buy insurance, usually no amount of convincing reasons is going to sway them. Why waste time when you can market to a captive audience that does want insurance? The general rule when selling insurance is to market to motivated potential clients. Now that may seem like a difficult task because... 
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Most of us in the U.S. use elevators and escalators every week, if not every day. Whether we’re at work or in a shopping mall or an amusement park or simply in the building we call home. But the risk of escalators in particular seems to be on the rise, and it’s worth exploring why, particularly given that... 
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Fairly typical questions we ask and investigate in car wreck cases are whether the driver was distracted by talking on the phone or texting while driving.  Now, I might have to start another series of questions after the introduction of Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is an app game that was released a few days ago, and it’s... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The key issue concerning trusts “for the sole benefit of” is availability. In a private letter, HCFA, now CMS, has taken the position that a trust established for the sole benefit of a community spouse under HCFA Transmittal 64 is an available resource.[1] HCFA maintained... 
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On July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published notice increasing its civil monetary penalties due to inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act of 1990 and amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015. Under the proposed, interim rule, DOL will... 
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Rental cars are now safer in the U.S., thanks to a new federal law that went into effect June 1 that no prohibits any rental car company or dealer with 35 vehicle or more from renting out recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired.  The legislative action was named for and championed by the family of Raechel... 
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To some insurance agents, leads are leads, but there is a difference in the kinds of leads and that difference can necessitate different approaches to selling your product and services. If you have been selling insurance for any length of time, you have likely heard about warm leads versus cold leads. Cold leads are... 
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Elgin, Illinois, excavation company for allegedly failing to implement safety measures while employees were working in an underground trench. Kellenberger Plumbing & Underground was issued one willful and one serious citation for two safety violations... 
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