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Families Should Be on Guard for Nursing Home Neglect

February 4, 2011. By Brenda Craig Email to a friendEmail New York, NY: Families of nursing home residents need to be on guard says personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Paul Dansker. "There are a few basic problems that occur over and over again," says Dansker. "And those problems can be very, very dangerous." Families Should Be on Guard for Nursing Home NeglectAs Dansker points out, many times, nursing home residents are frequently unable or even afraid to speak out about problems in their facility, so family scrutiny is required at all times. Bedsores are never acceptable and it can indicate that proper...

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Settlement reached in sexual harassment suit involving nightclub operator

By Steve Green (contact) Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 | 9:40 a.m. A settlement has been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the N9NE Group at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas, restaurateur Michael Morton and other officials who used to run the N9NE Group. Leslie Culler filed the suit in December in U.S. District Court for Nevada, charging she was wrongly fired as art director of the N9NE Group after complaining about the advances of male executives. Attorneys for Morton denied the allegations and a settlement was reached last week during a private "early neutral evaluation session" in the chambers of U.S. Magistrate...

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Chicago Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer

Nursing Homes in Illinois are governed by statute to require reasonable care for their residents. However, more and more, we see that residents suffer bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, or have fallen or been dropped while in a nursing home. If this has happened to you or a loved one, this may a violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. It may also be the result of insufficient staffing at the nursing home. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation. Chicago Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer ...

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Teenager Suffers Serious Personal Injury in Work Accident

A sixteen year old trainee suffered serious personal injury, when his arm became trapped inside a mincing machine during a horrific work accident. The trainee, who asked not to be named, was working for Malpass Direct Ltd, a meat processing firm based in Brighton, when his arm became trapped in the machine as he attempted to remove a blockage, during the preparation of sausage mix. The young man suffered serious bone damage and lost a significant amount of muscle from his left forearm, due to his injuries he has been left without movement in two of his fingers. via Teenager Suffers Serious Personal...

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Auto insurance: Address insurance fraud without harming PIP – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

By Rene Garcia As my fellow elected officials and I gear up for the legislative session, one issue that deserves some clarification is no-fault auto insurance coverage, also known as personal injury protection or PIP. We have 15 million-plus licensed drivers in Florida and almost as many registered motor vehicles. Each of those vehicles is required to have PIP coverage. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were more than 235,000 traffic crashes in 2009. It's the big picture and certainly does not account for the percentage of these accidents that involve a PIP claim, nor does...

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Audience Members File Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Broadway’s Billy Elliot

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM Two audience members of the Broadway show "Billy Elliot" have filed a personal injury lawsuit after they were allegedly struck by a prop while sitting in the front row during a 2009 performance. According to The Associated Press, the two women from Kansas City Missouri, had to be hospitalized following the incident. WNYW reports that the lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, claims the women were struck in the face by a plastic crate which may have slipped out of one of the performer's hands while on stage or was accidentally kicked into the seating area...

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3 of the Best Personal Injury Solicitors

If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor, you can find them online. To make it easier for you to choose I will give 3 of the best personal injury solicitor. You just have to pick which you think is the best. Fentons Solicitors LLP- is surely one of the country’s leading claimant personal injury solicitors. They recover tens of millions of pounds worth of compensation for accident victims every year. They have a good reputation by ensuring that personal injury claimants can certainly have justice with peace of mind and will not be out of money whether they win...

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Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks, Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Advises Owners

Ford Recalls F-150 Trucks, Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney Advises Owners HOLLYWOOD, FL (AttorneyNewswire.com) — February 23, 2011 — Ford Motor Company has recalled a series of F-150 trucks due to the trucks’ airbag risk. Ford has recalled approximately 144,000 of the trucks. The trucks are being recalled from both Canada and the United States. Ford is recalling F-150′s from both the 2005 and 2006 model years. Apparently airbag wires in the steering wheels of the trucks have been short circuiting. The short circuiting has been causing the airbags in the trucks to deploy unexpectedly. In most cases, the airbags have been...

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Types of Personal Injury Claims

February 25, 2011 Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. ORLANDO, FL, February 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Personal injury is a large practice area encompassing a wide variety of claims, many of which overlap with other types of claims - such as wrongful death, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation. When the parties responsible include large companies or government entities, obtaining the compensation you deserve can be a daunting process. Understanding the different types of personal injury claims can...

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Woman Dies in Dry Cleaning Accident in New York, Injury Lawyer Investigates

Summary: New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman comments on a work accident at a dry cleaner that left a woman brain dead. Limin Min Huang was loading towels into an industrial steamer at the dry cleaner when her scarf got caught in the machine. She was crushed after the machine pulled her in. As reported by the New York Post, Huang, an employee of the dry cleaner for three years, was looking into the machine when the personal injury accident occurred. Apparently, the woman forgot she was wearing the loose fitting scarf. New York personal injury lawyer Perecman reminds people...

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Emerging legal and ethical issues with Facebook

What are the emerging legal and ethical issues with Facebook? As we all begin to live a parallel life on the web, traditional privacy rights are slipping away. Colleges and companies routinely search Facebook and MySpace to determine whether to admit or to hire people. According to a 2009 Harris poll, 35 percent of employers reject job applicants because of information found on social networks—if the person is dressed provo­catively in photos, writes about getting drunk, or complains about past employers, co-workers, or clients (all perfectly legal behaviors). Almost every personal injury case now has a social network connection. When a hospital...

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Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says

E-mails between a client and attorney are no longer considered privileged and confidential if the client writes the messages from a work e-mail account, a California court of appeals has ruled. The 3-0 decision Thursday by the Sacramento Third Appellate District means that if you intend to sue your employer, don’t discuss the suit with an attorney using company e-mail. The company has a right to access it and use it against you in a court. “… [T]he e-mails sent via company computer under the circumstances of this case were akin to consulting her lawyer in her employer’s conference room, in a...

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Tuesday morning: Weapons, larceny, personal injury and med mal trials – Detroit Courts | Examiner.com

Powers vs. Weatherspoon is a personal injury claim. Lincoln Park attorney Bret A. Schnitzer is counsel of record for the plaintiff. Troy attorney Donald C. Brownell of Vandeveer Garzia is counsel of record for the defendant. Dziadosz vs. Jackson is also a personal injury claim. Southfield attorneys Barry J. Goodman and Kevin Z. Komar of Goodman Acker PC are counsel of record for the plaintiff. Ann Arbor attorney Judith A. Moskus of Garan Lucow Miller PC is counsel of record for the defendant. Judge Melinda Morris also conducts two jury trials starting at 8:30 a.m. Ritter vs. Niethammer is a personal injury, auto...

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Surveillance footage in personal injury claims

By Zarina Ahmed Published: Jan 4, 2011 A leading insurance company has reported that in the last two years GPs have seen a rise in the number of patients exaggerating their injuries. Ninety two per cent of the 250 GPs who took part in a survey conducted by the insurer said whiplash was the most commonly exaggerated injury. Who's at risk? Where there's a potential for fraud in a high value personal injury claim, or cause to suspect the nature and extent of injuries during a claims process, the defendant's representatives may seek targeted covert surveillance videos and employ an enquiry agent to...

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Worker crushed under 3 tons of granite slabs

BY BRIAN STANLEY Dec 31, 2010 02:38AM A 23-year-old employee of a Romeoville stone warehouse was crushed to death by a 6,000-pound slab of granite on Thursday morning.Emilio Gallardo, 23, of Chicago was killed in what the Will County Coroner’s office called a work-related mishap. He was pronounced dead at 10:22 a.m. Fire crews responded to Primus Natural Stone on the 1200 block of Naperville Drive in Romeoville at 9:15 a.m. and found Gallardo already dead, crushed by the slab of rock, Romeoville Fire Dept. spokesman Brandon Street said. via Worker crushed under 3 tons of granite slabs - Herald News....

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Medical Insurance Subrogation Interests in New Mexico Personal Injury Cases

Contributor: Collins & Collins, P.C. Many with personal injury claims are very surprised to learn that their medical insurance carrier has asserted a subrogation interest in their personal injury settlement or judgment. Personal injury victims often are frustrated that they have paid medical insurance premiums for years and now they must reimburse their insurance company for medical benefits related to their injuries. The frustration is understandable but is based on a misunderstanding of the basis for the claimed interest. In essence, the insurer is asserting a claim against the party responsible for the injuries. The medical carrier is entitled to recover from the...

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Personal Injury Accidents

We have all heard of the Miranda warning. It requires police to advise criminal suspects that if they talk, their words can and will be used against them. This rule does not apply in civil cases. If you have been in a car accident, and the insurance company for the other driver calls you, you do not have to talk to them. They won't warn you, but be assured that if you do talk, what you say can and will be used against you. Chicago Personal Injury Attorney...

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Average Injury Verdicts in California

Jury Verdict Research found earlier this year that the average money damage award for personal injury trials in California is $1,814,094. The median verdict, perhaps a better statistic, is $114,305. Other interesting facts from the study: The median verdict in a wrongful death case is $2,212,936, compared to the national average of $1,450,000 Approximately 17% of the verdicts in California were back and neck strains. They pull the median and average verdicts down. The median back and neck strain verdict was $10,885 California plaintiffs in personal injury cases received an award 41% of the time. The median California...

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Crestwood reaches deal in tainted drinking water lawsuit

Residents of south suburb will get $500K, plus free trash pickup, vehicle stickers and business licenses for 2 years December 10, 2010| By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter Crestwood will pay residents $500,000 to settle one of the class action lawsuits filed against the south suburb for secretly pumping contaminated water to households for more than two decades. The deal, approved this week by a Cook County judge, also will provide residents with free garbage pickup for two years, as well as freezing fees for vehicle stickers and business licenses. And village officials will hire an independent environmental consultant to certify that Crestwood's drinking...

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Toyota injury claims survive dismissal attempts

(Reuters) - A federal judge largely rejected Toyota Motor Corp's attempts to dismiss personal injury claims brought over sudden unintended acceleration, according to a tentative order posted on Wednesday. The personal injury cases are proceeding at the same time as a proposed consumer class action over economic loss suffered by people who purchased Toyota vehicles. Last month U.S. District Judge James Selna similarly kept intact the bulk of the economic loss case. Toyota claimed that the personal injury plaintiffs failed to offer specific allegations of an actual defect in their vehicles' electronic throttle control system. via Toyota injury claims survive dismissal attempts | Reuters....

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Supreme Court to hear Walmart case

By Jonathan Birchall in New York Published: December 7 2010 01:34 | Last updated: December 7 2010 01:34 The US Supreme Court is to decide whether the largest class action employment lawsuit in US history can proceed against Walmart, the discount retailer, in a case that is being closely watched by other large corporate employers. Walmart appealed to the highest US court in the summer after a federal appeals court in California gave the go-ahead for a sex discrimination suit filed in 2001 that now covers an estimated 1.5m current and former women employees. The case was brought in the names of seven...

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Drugged Driving Deaths, a Pervasive American Problem

Posted by Pierce Egerton, December 02, 2010 3:38 PM Driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) data and prevention efforts often focus on drunk driving. But drugged driving presents a serious risk for property damage, personal injury and even death. Sadly (and scarily,) the trend is on the rise. The new fatality analysis released by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) also confirms the involvement of drugs in fatal crashes has increased by five percent since 2005. via Drugged Driving Deaths, a Pervasive American Problem | InjuryBoard Greensboro....

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Personal Injury Law Firm Creates Family Safety Library; GJEL Accident Attorneys News Center is Resource for Motorists, Cyclists, More

Orinda, Calif. (Vocus) December 1, 2010 Gillin Jacobson Ellis & Larsen (GJEL Accident Attorneys), a catastrophic injury and wrongful death law firm in the San Francisco Bay area, has published an online news center as a family resource on issues pertaining to motoring on the nation's roadways and bicycle paths. With a focus on driver safety, the news center features a series of auto insurance quizzes, important accident documents, and several interactive infographics that provide state-by-state snapshots of driving laws; the impact of teen brain development on driving; and bicycling safety laws throughout the country. Personal Injury Law Firm Creates Family Safety Library;...

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Woman seeks personal injury compensation after losing a finger

29 Nov 2010 A woman who lost a finger at a public event is seeking personal injury compensation for the pain and suffering she was caused. Clare Wiffin, 37, was attending a race at Kempton Park in Sunbury with her family when the accident occurred last year, Get Surrey reports. She needed to get some money out and asked a member of staff where she could find the nearest cash machine. The assistant directed her down an alley to the right-hand side of the course, but when Ms Wiffin went down there she was confronted by a high fence. She put her hands on top...

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Ex-Kaplan employee alleges company framed him after he became a whistle-blower

Trial begins Monday for Ben Wilcox, a former dean at Kaplan who is accused of sending threatening e-mails to Kaplan students, employees and executives Ameet Sachdev Chicago Law, November 30, 2010 A trial opened Monday in a Chicago federal courtroom against an alleged computer hacker that promises to reveal more than the details of a cybercrime. Jury selection began in a case against Ben Wilcox, a 45-year-old River Forest resident who faces charges of hacking into his former employer’s computer system and sending out harassing e-mails. The former employer is Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit education company based in Chicago that is part...

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New York City Injury Lawyer News: DePuy Hip Implants Have High Failure Rate

11/11/2010 // New York, NY, US // New York City Accident Lawyer // New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter New York, NY (New York City Injury Lawyer News) With approximately 400 complaints regarding the failure of a hip replacement implant reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a span of more than two years, DePuy faces increased scrutiny and a slew of pending personal injury lawsuits. DePuy, a Johnson and Johnson company, recalled about 93,000 hip replacement implants in August, due to a 12 to 13 percent failure rate associated with the devices, according to information provided...

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Glenview: Man arrested for hitting road worker

By Jeff Danna TribLocal reporter Nov. 9 at 12:47 p.m. Leaving the scene of an accident A 49-year-old Northbrook man was arrested at 1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Glenview Police Station and charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and failing to yield to a construction worker in a construction zone after an investigation into an Aug. 13 hit-and-run at Shermer Road and Fir Street. link...

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Madison County jury awards couple whopping $3 million in personal injury suit

11/18/2010 10:55 AM By Amelia Flood Former truck driver Thomas Edwards and his wife, Betty, were awarded more than $3 million in damages by a Madison County jury in their personal injury trial. The Edwardses filed suit two years ago against truck driver Gary Collier and his employer Millstadt Rendering Company over a 2007 tractor trailer crash on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Thomas Edwards was severely injured when the tractor trailer he was driving crashed into part of Collier's rig that had crossed the median of I-55 into his lane of traffic. The jury awarded Thomas Edwards $2.5 million in damages...

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Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart

Illinois attorney crushed to death by own golf cart at Evanston golf course By Doug Mead, Nov 12 2010 When Skokie, Illinois firefighters received a 911 call about a “down golfer” at the Evanston Country Club, they arrived to find a Kenilworth, Illinois attorney trapped under his own golf cart. Larry Schad, a personal injury attorney, was crushed to death by his electric golf cart at the course in Skokie, Illinois. While it is unclear how the event happened, authorities report that a nearby golfer saw Schad trapped underneath the cart and was pleading for help. In comments made to the Chicago Sun-Times, Skokie Sgt....

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