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Lack Of Training in Cosmetic Surgery is Dangerous

2011-09-14T10:28:49.493-07:00

According to USA Today lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery is elective sugery and paid out of pocket. in cash since it is not covered by transaction. Some Doctors see it as a lucrative business. The problem is that they are not board certified in plastic surgery. State laws governing office surgeries are lax. The type of training doctors receive for cosmetic procedures is not always enough.

If the price seems too good for liposection or another cosemetic procedure then do some further research. The most important thing is to ask questions. Is the physician board certified in plastic surgery? Check to see if there is any disciplinary action for the Doctor. Verify if the surgery facility is accredited. Seek references from other patients. Be proactive to make sure you receive the best care.

Botched up plastic surgery can lead to disfiguration or even death. If you were disfigured or a loved one died due to negligence then you should speak to a NYC medical malpractice attorney.



New York Malpractice Caused By Surgical Equipment

2011-09-06T10:38:35.470-07:00

According to wikipedia in the United States medical errors are estimated to result in 44,000 to 200,000 preventable deaths in hospital settings and 100,000 excess injuries each year.

When surgical equipment causes injury or death

Unfortunately, the standards that patients should have the right to reasonably expect are not always met in practice. Doctors do make mistakes by selecting the wrong implants, misusing equipment, puncturing organs with instruments too sharp to be used in a type of surgery, or leaving surgical sponges inside the patient after the operation.

The result can be injury or death during the surgery or from complications caused by the surgical instruments or implanted devices. If the device is defective and fails, the patient suffers or even dies because the surgery fails to solve the medical problem, with an outcome that may even be potentially life threatening.

Obtain proper representation

Obtaining a New York malpractice lawyer who is experienced in personal injuries is critical to a successful case. Most medical malpractice attorneys offer free consultation which allows you to pick the best lawyer to defend you.



Utah Short Sales

2011-08-23T13:27:17.986-07:00

According to RealtyTrac 3 million U.S. homes will be repossessed by lenders this year due to unemployment and depressed home values. In today's economic climate—you cannot keep up with your mortgage payments or need to move for some other reason, and you still owe more on your home than its current valuation, you may want to consider a Utah short sale. A short sale occurs when you sell your home for less than the total amount owed on all mortgages, and the mortgage holders agree to accept the sales proceeds and write off the remaining debt.
A Utah short sale may be right for you when:



  • Your home was overpriced when you originally purchased it

  • You have little or no equity in your house

  • Housing prices have dropped sharply since the home was purchased

  • You have to sell quickly and receive only low offers

  • You are threatened with foreclosure


Advantages of Short Sales in Utah
A portion of your debt is forgiven and you avoid foreclosure with short sale. Compared to a foreclosure, which remains on your record for many years, a short sale does less damage to your credit. But if you were late or missed mortgage payments, those will still appear as negative events on your credit report.



Home buyers who purchase Utah foreclosures listings or short sales have the advantage of getting property at discounted prices. However, when housing prices decline—as has recently been the case here in Utah and around the nation—or home sales are slow in the neighborhood, buyers may have to wait several years before they can realize gains on their investments.
Although lenders lose money when agreeing to a Utah short sale, they are more likely to approve the sale if foreclosure proceedings would be more expensive than the forgiven debt. Foreclosure proceedings give lenders full ownership of a property, and most lenders do not want to own Utah foreclosure homes. They would prefer to forgive debt rather than pay maintenance and real estate agent fees while trying to sell Utah foreclosure homes themselves.



It is important to consult with an attorney or financial advisor to guide you through a Utah short sale in order to make the right decisions.





Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation

2011-08-18T11:36:09.358-07:00

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment & Rehabilitation


Treatment for a catastrophic head injury begins with emergency care at the scene of the accident. Once vital functions such as breathing, pulse, and blood pressure have been stabilized, initial tests will be performed, such as x-rays and CT scans, to determine the full extent of the injury to the brain. The patient will then typically receive intensive care or surgery designed to repair damage and minimize the likelihood of further harm occurring. Neurologic and physical therapy will likely follow, not only to stimulate nerve and brain function, but also to keep the body from deteriorating due to prolonged inactivity during treatment.


The goal of rehabilitation is to restore as much function as possible. For a victim suffering from a traumatic brain injury, this will generally include recovering motor and cognitive function, as well as learning new ways to perform daily tasks. Rehabilitation will likely be overseen by a physiatrist specializing in rehab, diagnosis, and treatment of pain related to TBI. Most often, the TBI victim will then receive extensive physical and occupational therapy, in addition to psychological and speech therapy.


A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 85% of brain injury patients do not receive any treatment or counseling concerning the long term difficulties caused by brain injury. Living with a brain injury can change your life. If you have been injured in an accident due to negligence that resulted in TBI then finding an experienced Seattle brain injury lawyer is important. Rehabilitation is expensive and time consuming and it is important to ensure you have proper care for the rest of your life.






How To Prepare For A Green Card Interview

2011-08-16T11:13:45.874-07:00

If you apply for a green card as the spouse or fiancé of a U.S. citizen or green card holder, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will require you to attend a green card interview to assess the validity of your marriage.

If you and your spouse show up to the interview prepared—and especially if you practiced—you will likely walk out of the USCIS office with a green card stamped in your passport. If not, however, you may face excessive delay, as the USCIS waits for and processes documents you should have brought with you the first time. You may also face the possibility of a second, more rigorous fraud interview.

Get your documentation together
Do not leave any paperwork behind! The USCIS views this interview as a chance to ensure that you did not get married solely for the purpose of obtaining a green card. So, in addition to the usual identification and immigration paperwork, you should bring any documents that provide evidence that your marriage is legitimate. These should include the following:

· The passport, visa, entry record, and birth certificate of the foreign spouse (with certified translation, if not in English)
· The passport and birth certificate (translated, if necessary) of the U.S. citizen or green card holder.
· Your marriage certificate, including records of any prior marriages and divorces
· Birth certificates of any minor children, regardless of whether they are from your current marriage or a previous relationship
· Anything that shows that you married for reasons other than obtaining a U.S. green card, including: photographs of the happy couple, records of joint accounts and joint ownership, joint utility and other bills, wedding photographs/invitations/guestbooks, or any other records that show the legitimacy of your marriage

Prepare for questions about your relationship and each other
As part of its goal of ensuring it only issues marriage-based green cards to spouses in legitimate relationships, USCIS officers conducting green card interviews ask many detailed, personal questions. Even though you married for love, you and your spouse may remember certain important events in your relationship differently. Take some time before the interview to review your story, so you know the following:

· Where and when your spouse or fiancé was born
· Where and when you first met
· Who proposed to whom, and under what circumstances
· How many people attended the wedding
· When and where the wedding was held

Furthermore, many officers ask for small details about day-to-day matters, which both of you should be able to answer accurately, such as the following:

· What brand toothpaste do you use?
· Does your spouse have any birthmarks?
· Who usually does the dishes or takes out the trash?
· Who pays the bills?
· Who shops for groceries?
· What time do you usually go to bed and get up in the morning?

Although not required, you may bring an immigration lawyer in NYC to your interview. And, even if you choose not to ask an attorney to attend the interview with you, a seasoned immigration lawyer can help you prepare for the green card interview—and pass it—the first time around.



2 Types of Salt Lake City Bankruptcy

2011-08-12T09:14:33.377-07:00

The Utah Foundation performed a comparison to the nation in terms of its consumption expenditures and growth in debt levels. The goal of the analysis was to provide insight into the financial stability of Utah households and how financially prepared they are for the economic recession. Based on the results Utah does not appear to be worse than the rest of the nation in terms of household debt loads; however, Utah did follow the same trend of accumulating significant debts during the recent economic expansion and housing bubble, which creates vulnerability during this economic recession.

Filing for bankruptcy is a daunting process. Obtaining the right advice from an experienced Salt Lake City bankruptcy attorney is important to your financial future. Two types of bankruptcy you can file for are:

  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 13

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 both offer benefits to the overburdened consumer; however the proceedings differ in many ways, beginning with eligibility.

Chapter 7 is usually only available to people who have very little or no disposable income, and thus, cannot afford to repay their debts. For people who can afford to pay something to their creditors, as opposed to nothing as in a Chapter 7, Chapter 13 may provide the necessary relief.

Filers under Chapter 13 are entitled to "Individual Debt Adjustment," which is essentially a repayment plan. With the repayment plan, unsecured debt is not discharged as with Chapter 7,
but a Chapter 13 debtor only needs to pay unsecured creditors what he or she can afford to pay.

Always do your research and seek an experienced lawyer if you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy in Salt Lake City





Common Causes of Virginia Auto Accidents

2011-08-10T13:18:35.248-07:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged five to thirty-four in the United States. Car accidents, and the injuries that result, can change your life forever.


Factors in Virginia auto accidents

Aggressive driving: As traffic volumes increase, so does agitation with traffic delays and perceived driving slights. While road rage is considered a criminal offense, the Virginia legislature has defined aggressive driving as operating a motor vehicle with intent to harass, obstruct, or injure another party through failure to comply with safe driving regulations. Loss of temper on the road can easily lead to loss of life. A skilled car accident lawyer can help you gain justice and fair compensation, if you or someone you love suffers injury through the negligent actions of an aggressive driver.


Weather: Inclement weather can quickly turn a routine trip to work, school, or the store dangerous. Road surfaces affected by rain, ice, and snow are responsible for serious accidents throughout areas like Prince William County. In a storm, both road traction and visibility decrease, increasing the likelihood of serious automobile accident for even the safest drivers.


Distracted driving: Driving while distracted by a telephone conversation, texting, or even changing the station on the radio can cause devastating—and sometimes fatal—accidents. The operation of a motor vehicle involves hand, eye, body, and mental coordination. Loss of attention can quickly cause a car accident. According to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 80 percent of collisions involve an episode of distracted driving within three seconds prior to impact. Driver inattention is a leading cause of car accident and injury in our state according to the Virginia non-profit group DRIVE SMART.


Prince County auto accident lawyer Kevin Childers always recommending being aware while driving.





Seattle Spinal Cord Injuries

2011-08-04T13:57:19.211-07:00

The spinal cord is a carrier for nerve signals sent by the brain to all other parts of the body. Although referred to as a "cord," it is actually a thick bundle of nerves protected by the thirty-three bones (called vertebrae) that make up the spine. The vertebrae are divided into three groups. The upper vertebrae are known as cervical; the middle thoracic; and the lower, lumbar.
Accidents such as car crashes or slips and falls can put a tremendous strain on the back and spinal column, causing injuries ranging from basic whiplash or a herniated disc to permanent paralysis. These injuries can have long-lasting effects for the victim, causing even daily tasks to become terribly painful. In addition, whether your injury has sent you to a chiropractor, acupuncturist, physical therapist, or a residential rehabilitation center, back injuries can result in extensive medical and other costs.

In the event the spinal cord has been damaged or severed, communication between the brain and body is cut off. The victim will likely suffer from some degree of paralysis - numbness, loss of feeling, and loss of motor control - below the afflicted area. A victim could potentially suffer from paraplegia, which involves paralysis of the lower limbs, or quadriplegia, paralysis of all four limbs. The physical effects of these conditions can include numbness; intense or radiating pain; loss of grip strength; loss of sensation; difficulty breathing; impaired muscle movement; or total loss of muscle movement. Other associated effects include chronic pain as well as the need for long-term physical therapy, medical treatment, personal care, and at-home assistance.

It is important to get proper representation from a Seattle spinal injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident due to negligence.



Filing for a Raleigh Divorce

2011-08-04T08:01:43.509-07:00

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, couples in North Carolina filed for 36,708 divorces in the year 2009, an increase from the 35,618 divorces that occurred in 2008. There are several ways to categorize divorce in North Carolina, including the following:


Absolute divorce - An absolute divorce is a relatively fast way to dissolve a marriage without making any decisions regarding property division, child custody, or alimony. In order to obtain an absolute divorce, the two spouses must separate for 12 months.


Divorce from bed and board - This term refers to a legally enforced separation which is considered neither no-fault nor a divorce. The petitioner for this type of separation must prove at least one of six grounds for fault, such as adultery or cruelty. In this situation, the courts can force the at-fault spouse to move out of a shared residence.



Uncontested divorce - An uncontested divorce means that both spouses have agreed in advance on all of the issues involved in the divorce, such as child custody and division of property. It is always advisable to consult with qualified Raleigh divorce attorneys before signing divorce papers, even if you remain on friendly terms with your spouse.


Contested divorce - In this situation, a divorcing couple cannot reach an agreement on all issues involved in the divorce. A contested divorce requires presentation of evidence and testimony, as a way to determine a final settlement. A Raleigh divorce lawyer represents you in litigation, collects evidence, and identifies useful witnesses.


Divorce can be an emotional and difficult time. Make sure you get proper representation and look for an experienced Raleigh divorce lawyer.




Causes of New York Motorcycle Accidents

2011-08-03T06:50:13.592-07:00

According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in 2009 there were 5150 accidents involving a motorcycle. As with all roadway accidents, many factors can contribute to collisions involving motorcycles. One common cause is motorists who do not see motorcyclists, and cut them off or run into them.


Speed is also a common factor, with the likelihood of injuries increasing at higher rates of speed. Motorcyclists traveling too fast and losing control can lead to deadly accidents, as can other motorists speeding and being unable to avoid hitting motorcyclists.


Unsafe speed was a factor in 16 percent of 2009 New York motorcycle accidents, while failure to yield right-of-way was a factor in 16.1 percent of accidents. Driver inattention or distraction is another common cause, and was found to be a factor in 14.4 percent of New York motorcycle accidents in 2009. Poor road conditions, adverse weather, and poor visibility are also frequent contributing factors to motorcycle accidents.



Many of the factors that lead to accidents involve negligence on the part of one or more operators. A knowledgeable New York motorcycle accident attorney can help evaluate whether negligence played a role in an accident. Remember safety comes first and always wear a helmet on a motorcycle ride.




New York City Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Taxi Cab Accidents

2011-08-01T10:31:13.696-07:00

Everyone has had one of those completely miserable taxi trips: the driver appears to be in the middle of a very emotional discussion with his ex-wife, yelling into his Bluetooth while taking a left turn from the right line without bothering to signal, flooring it at every green or yellow light, and slamming on the brakes when he clearly won’t make it without running the red. Or he rushes across Sixth Avenue trying to go crosstown but gets stuck blocking the box in the middle of the intersection, leaving you—the innocent passenger—feeling very vulnerable to all the honking, angry drivers who have to merge to get around you once they have the light.


Most New Yorkers who take taxis have accustomed themselves to wild rides and seemingly risky driving techniques. But nobody becomes accustomed to accidents or injuries related to taxi and livery cabs.The statistics—not as bad as you might expectAccording to the most recent statistical survey, taxis in New York City are actually involved in fewer accidents per million miles travelled than other types of vehicles. Taxi passengers were also less likely to be injured in an accident than passengers in other vehicles, but more likely to suffer serious injury or fatality if injured at all, a fact attributed at least in part to their reluctance to wear seatbelts.


What to do if involved in a taxi accident


Taxi customers are not the only ones at risk in a taxi accident. Passengers of other vehicles, pedestrians, and especially bicyclists also risk injury. No matter what your role in a taxi accident—passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist—you should take the following steps, if able, before leaving the scene of the accident:


• Make sure you have the name, license number, and T&LC driver number of the taxi driver


• Record the license plate and medallion number of the taxi


• Get the names and contact information of any witnesses


• Find out the name of the company from which the driver rents his or her cab


• If possible, take pictures of the accident scene


Contact a NYC car accident lawyer Hach & Rose, Attorneys at Law if you have been involved in a taxi accident. The firm has successfully represented hundreds of plaintiffs who suffered injuries in taxi cab accidents. They have a proven track record of obtaining high settlements and judgments for injury and accident victims. If you or a loved one requires the services of a New York City personal injury attorney with experience dealing with cab companies and their insurers, contact Hach & Rose today to set up a free initial consultation.


Hach & Rose Attorneys At Law 185 Madison Avenue14th Floor New York, N.Y. 10016 (212) 779-0057




The Dangers of Aggressive Drivers

2011-07-21T13:20:37.630-07:00

Aggressive drivers are responsible for a large number of New York car accidents every year. They present a clear danger to other drivers and you should avoid them whenever possible. Here are some tips on how to spot an aggressive driver provided by SafeNY.

Avoiding an aggressive driver
Aggressive drivers often display behavior that is erratic, dangerous, and frightening to other motorists. Speeding is a key trait of aggressive driving. In addition, aggressive drivers may tailgate, recklessly pass other motorists (sometimes on the right), weave in and out of lanes, run stop signs, and display a general disregard for traffic laws and general safety.

Aggressive drivers present a threat not just in their driving behavior, but also in their potential to antagonize and harm other drivers. Road rage incidents, where drivers get into verbal or physical altercations, often turn violent and even deadly.

If you find yourself on the road with an aggressive driver, it is critical to handle the situation calmly, in order to keep yourself safe. Do not provoke or engage an aggressive driver by exchanging words, gestures, or even making eye contact. Never attempt to provoke another driver by slamming on your brakes or intentionally slowing down.

Stay out of the path of an aggressive driver, do not engage or spur escalation of his or her behavior. If necessary, pull over and call the police.

Dangers and consequences of aggressive driving
Aggressive drivers display poor judgment and a general disregard for safety, which can have severe consequences for anyone who gets in their way.

New York has many congested roadways, which can cause additional stress—thereby inciting aggressive and reckless behavior. Moreover, when in congested traffic, drivers who tend to weave through traffic, or drive at excessive rates of speed, are more likely to cause accidents.

If you were involved in a car accident with an aggressive driver, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Contact us
The experienced New York auto accident attorneys of Rich & Rich, P.C. know how to effectively take on aggressive drivers in court, and get you the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.



How Can I Avoid Foreclosure?

2011-08-12T08:32:16.177-07:00

Last month msnbc.com posted a story showing that foreclosure sales are slow, but remain high. The article reported that “Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first three months of the year, but they still accounted for 28 percent of all home sales — a share nearly six times higher than what it would be in a healthy housing market.”



At the Law Office of W. Sean Mawhinney, we understand that these are tough economic times and many people are struggling to make payments on their homes. Our goal is to help Utah debtors keep their homes. Other options might be available such as a loan modification or a bankruptcy that will help you stay in your home. Contact us as soon as you begin to experience difficulty in making payments as this can affect what options are available to you. We have the knowledge and expertise to help you understand all your options before your home goes to foreclosure.



Even if you feel like there is no way you will be able to keep your home, call us for a free consultation at 801-254-1883. We can provide you with the advice you need to make the best decision available to you. As a Salt Lake City bankruptcy lawyer I represent chapter 13 , and help clients work their way out of debt.

W. Sean Mawhinney 10813 S. River Front Pkwy
Salt Lake City, UT 84095
801-254-1883



Tori Spelling Car Accident

2011-06-14T13:26:49.180-07:00

According to CBS News Tori Spelling was involved in a car accident on Monday June 13. She claims that paparazzi chased her while she was picking her children up from school. LAPD spokeswoman Officer Rosario told E! News that Tori hit a curb near the school and that no one was hurt. I am glad to hear no one was hurt since Tori is pregnant with her 3rd child and had 2 children in the car at the time of the accident.


Why does paparazzi have to hound people to the point that they panic and feel they to to speed away and risk theirlives in a car accident? It reminds me of Princess Diana and how her car sped away due to the paparazzi. Should there be laws that are changed to keep papparazzin away from stars? Can there be laws against paparazzi or would that be against freedom of speech?


I am glad I am not famous and that someone does not follow me around for a picture. Safety really should come first. If it was New York and Tori was in the accident I would tell her to go to see a New York auto accident lawyer at the law firm of Rich & Rich.




Tips On What To Do If You Are Involved In A Georgia Car Accident

2011-06-13T08:42:10.906-07:00

I found some great tips from the law firm of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP discussing what to do if you are involved in a Georgia car accident

The following steps are recommended:

Taking the right steps immediately following car accidents can save lives. And doing so helps ensure you have the evidence needed to pursue an effective auto accident case. You should understand these steps before you ever get behind the wheel:

* Call for help: Nothing is more important than the health and safety of everyone involved in the accident. A single call to 911 ensures appropriate emergency workers and paramedics arrive at the scene to provide the help needed by each accident victim.

* Collect information: Georgia law mandates that all drivers carry accident liability insurance. Make sure you look at each driver's insurance card, making note of the policy number and expiration dates. Also, take note of the license number, address information, and expiration date from each driver's license. Ask for phone numbers from both drivers and witnesses.

* Collect evidence from the scene: A cell phone camera can be critical for taking photos of damage to all vehicles, injuries, and the accident site. Be sure to capture skid marks and road conditions, such as ice or water on the roadway. Retain damaged clothing and items inside the car as well.

* Seek professional help: As soon as possible, see a doctor if you sustained any injuries, retaining all receipts and medical reports.

I hope this passing this information helps since the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety, states that in 2008, there were more than 306,000 crashes on state roadways. Safe Driving.



How Do I Know If I Can Sue For A Surgery Error?

2011-06-10T12:33:14.547-07:00

It is important to separate acceptable surgical risks from negligent damages when looking into a medical malpractice case.

However, knowing that surgeries are risky and might cause further injury in some percentage of cases does not absolve doctors and hospitals from their professional and legal responsibilities to provide a high standard of care to their surgical patients. They are expected to know what they are doing, to perform the operation competently, and to respond appropriately to complications that arise during and after the procedure.

When doctors and other hospital staff neglect their responsibilities to you in these areas related to your surgery and you suffer as a result, you may have a medical malpractice case. Some of the more common types of these cases involve:

* Incorrect incision
* Use of unsanitary surgical tools
* Delayed surgery
* Prolonged surgery
* Surgery performed on the wrong organ or side
* Organ puncture
* Surgical instruments or sponges left inside the patient
* Anesthesia errors
* Failure to make the appropriate decision during a surgical emergency

Medical malpractice attorneys in New York explain the difference

For your surgical malpractice case to be considered meritorious, which is necessary for you to obtain money damages, you must prove negligence and not just that the outcome of your operation was not what you had hoped for. You must show that those involved failed to live up to the high standards expected of them as medical professionals.

Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. NY malpractice attorneys are located at 26 Court Street, Suite 2100, Brooklyn, NY 11242. They can be reached at (718) 858.3100.



Raleigh Attorney Discusses Bankruptcy

2011-05-25T09:03:09.624-07:00

In today's difficult economy sometimes bankruptcy may be an option to get out of personal financial debt. Reasons for getting into debt include job loss, divorce, uninsured medical expenses, and business disasters. According to bankruptcyaction.com bankruptcy case filings were up 13.8% from 2009 - 2010.

If you have debt that you simply cannot pay, or if the payments you send no longer cause the amount of debt to go down, you should consider obtaining a fresh start with the help of a bankruptcy discharge. Although bankruptcy is a fact in your credit history for 7 to 10 years, most people who file bankruptcy can obtain normal credit in much less time. As few things are extremely important to know:

  • You no longer have the debt that has been discharged
  • Bad payment history is no longer recent
  • If you have been able to live within your income after the bankruptcy filing, you will probably have some savings as well
As a Raleigh Attorney I see many clients in financial hardship. Contact a Raleigh bankruptcy attorney at the law firm of Hatch, Little & Bunn if you have any questions.

Hatch, Little & Bunn
327 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone:919.899.9827



Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys File Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuits

2011-04-19T09:14:13.997-07:00

Tylenol/Acetaminophen was approved as a pain medication in the United States in 1950. A Food and Drug Administration panel tried in June 2009 to eliminate prescription drugs that combine acetaminophen with other painkilling ingredients, recommending they be pulled off the market. These drugs include Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most heavily prescribed painkillers. Both combine acetaminophen with a habit-forming opiate.

Sypmpthomos of acute liver failure due to tylenol/acetaminophen include the following conditions:

  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach
  • Bleeding
  • Hives or rash
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Lack of energy or extreme tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Jaundice (yellow skin) or icterus (yellow eyes)
  • Confusion or irritability
  • Coma
  • Convulsions
The law firm of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP represents Acetaminophen/Tylenol failure lawsuits. If you are a loved one has experienced acute liver failure due to Tylenol/Acetamniophen then contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney at the law firm of Henry Spiegel Milling.



NJ Can Ticket You If You Don't Remove Snow From a Car

2011-03-04T07:41:25.343-08:00

You never know what kind of winter March can bring. We can still have one more snow storm left for the season. I read a post on that's profound where Tom Shebell who is a NJ personal injury attorney reminds people of the NJ snow removal law. I thought it would be a good think to pass along. Police can ticket drivers of vehicles if snow is not removed from a vehicle after a snow storm in New Jersey. As of October 20, 2010 an amended law that went into effect requires motorists to make an effort to remove snow and ice from vehicles on New Jersey roads.

In previous years drivers in New Jersey only received tickets if there was damage or injuries as a result of snow debris from a car. The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety produced a card stating “ice and snow, remove it before you go. Pam Fisher is the State Highway Traffic Safety director says “ The few moments it takes to clear ice and snow from your vehicle could prevent a crash or save a life”. ”.

The fines for drivers can be from $25.00 - $75.00. Commercial motor vehicle drives face fines ranging from $500.00 to $1500.00 for each offense.


Hopefully we won't have any more snow but in case we do remember to clean if off so you don't receive a ticket.



Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Wins $490,000 Settlement

2011-03-03T08:07:42.340-08:00

On May 7, 2008,a Florida college student, was a front-seat passenger in a vehicle that was transporting him back to his college campus. While traveling on I-95, just outside of Yemassee, S.C., the driver, lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll several times. The driver was charged with exceeding the posted speed limit. The accident caused the victim to sustain a fractured right clavicle, right hand, right wrist and a partial amputation of his right second toe. He underwent two operations on his wrist and hand which involved the internal fixation of hardware (screws and plate) to secure the fractures.

A $490,000 personal injury settlement was achieved pre lawsuit by Auger & Auger with three different insurance companies. The matter did not enter into litigation, so the names of the parties and insurers are kept confidential. According to a study published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies in September of 2008, 80 to 92 percent of cases do settle.

“I’m pleased that we were able to secure a fair cash settlement for our client, who suffered a number of painful injuries that will likely remain with him for years to come,” said Herb Auger, a Charlotte personal injury attorney founding partner of Auger & Auger. Auger & Auger is a personal injury law firm based in Charlotte NC.



Illinois Divorce Laws

2011-02-24T07:25:21.951-08:00

The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act states that you have to establish at-fault or no-fault reasons for the divorce and fulfill pre-defined separation periods for a divorce to be finalized.If both parties agree to an uncontested divorce, the divorce can be finalized under Illinois law if the spouses have lived separately for as little as six months.Couples who file for a no-fault divorce do not have to declare any wrongdoing for the marriage to be dissolved. They can cite irreconcilable differences as the grounds for divorce.However, a contested divorce—one in which you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms—cannot be finalized until you have lived apart for at least two years.In most cases, the length of separation is easy to establish. There are times, nevertheless, when divorcing spouses cannot afford to live in two separate households, but they still desire to function as separated individuals. Although same-household separation is more difficult to prove in a contested divorce, there are some indicators accepted by the courts:• You must each live your own lives—doing your own cooking, cleaning, laundry, home maintenance, and so on.• You must each maintain separate banking accounts.• You must not share the same bed.At-fault Chicago divorceIn the case of wrongdoing in your marriage, you may have specific grounds upon which to file for a divorce. If you are unsure of what you should be filing under, consult with a Chicago divorce lawyer. Illinois family law lists eight grounds for divorce:• Adultery• Desertion• Impotency• Conviction of a felony crime• Infection with a sexually transmitted disease• A preexisting marriage• Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse for at least two years• Physical or mental abuse, or attempted murderProceeding with a divorce in ChicagoIn order to begin work, your Chicago divorce attorney will need personal and financial information from you, including:• The addresses and phone numbers of both spouses• Full names, birth dates, and addresses of children of the marriage, the name and address of their school, and their grades in school• Copies of any legal proceedings or domestic contracts related to your case—prenuptial agreement, separation agreement, marriage counseling records, divorce decree from a former marriage, etc.• Income tax returns from the most recent two years• A month’s worth of current pay stubs• List of major assets and liabilities of you and your spouse• Copies of loans, account statements, stock certificates, and insurance policies• Most recent statements of all credit card accountsCommon areas of dispute in a Chicago divorceMediation is a meeting facilitated by an impartial third party mediator. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and resolve the issues on which you and your spouse cannot agree. A Chicago divorce mediator listens to both sides and helps you communicate with each other in an effective way. The objective of mediation is to come up with mutually acceptable terms to complete your divorce.Family and divorce law cases are among the most volatile in Chicago courtrooms. Common areas of disagreement include division of joint property, debt allocation, determination of spousal or child support, child custody, and visitation. If you and your spouse cannot agree, you may need to consider entering divorce mediation.[...]



Rememorable TV Criminal Defense Lawyers

2011-02-17T08:25:57.889-08:00

Truth or Consequences

What do these characters have in common?
  • Perry Mason
  • Lennie Briscoe
  • Della Street
  • Jack McCoy
  • Paul Drake
  • Joe Friday
Depending on your age, you may recognize all, or just two, of these well-known players in long-running, well-loved television crime and courtroom dramas. Jack McCoy and Lennie Briscoe are just two of an outstanding ensemble cast of characters of the New York police drama, Law and Order, created by Dick Wolf.

Joe Friday is the terse, chain-smoking LAPD sergeant played by Jack Webb, who created and produced Dragnet, a well-known police drama televised in the 1950s and 60s.

Perry Mason is the famous criminal defense attorney penned by Erle Stanley Gardner. Della Street is his secretary, and stalwart Paul Drake is the indefatigable private investigator. In the 1960s, when Perry Mason originally aired on CBS, District Attorney Hamilton Burger routinely lost cases, usually due to surprise evidence or last-minute revelation provided by the quicker-witted criminal defense attorney, Perry Mason.

Times have changed. Owing to the popularity of crime dramas and reality television, most people understand Miranda warnings and a host of other police and courtroom procedures. Perry Mason would be hard-pressed to present surprise evidence in the television courtrooms of today.

Real life versus television fantasy

Television crime series dramatize the everyday occurrence of crime through the eyes of law enforcement—New York police, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney. Using Law and Order as an example, what are some of the liberties television dramas take when the pursuit of justice turns into pursuit of television ratings?
  • All gore all the time: The camera pans in on a dead body or other gruesome discovery. Sure-fire attention grabbers, blood and brutal crime feature prominently in television shows, but offenses such as burglary, theft, and traffic violations are a much bigger mainstay of American crime.
  • Fruits of the poisonous tree: Good criminal defense lawyers allow only evidence gathered legally to be admitted in a court of law. Although considered the fruit of the poisonous tree, evidence seized illegally in television dramas is often not excluded from presentation at court or as cause for criminal arrest.
  • 60 Minutes: Police and prosecutors on television persuasively and dramatically solve criminal cases in 60 minutes (even less when taking commercials into account). Detectives rarely work on only one case or solve complicated crimes so quickly.
Television drama set in New York, Long Island, or elsewhere is compelling. Enjoy the show - but do not believe everything you see.

Experienced criminal defense lawyer in Long Island

Serving clients in Long Island and New York City, Kenneth S. Feraru, Esq. is a Long Island criminal defense attorney and traffic lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in criminal law, traffic violations, and accident litigation. Use our online form or call us in Mineola at (516) 535-3333 to set up a free consultation.



How a New York Construction Accident Attorney Can Help

2011-02-16T12:32:57.523-08:00

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 15 percent of incidental workplace deaths are caused by slips, trips and falls, second only to traffic accident fatalities. Construction injuries are often serious and can have repercussions that last the rest of your life. Amidst the pain, stress, and confusion caused by a New York construction accident, knowing what to do or who to turn to can be difficult. Fortunately, the New York construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, L.L.P. are here to help you. Skilled litigators and negotiators, we look forward to aiding you in your search for justice. Second to seeking medical attention, hiring a lawyer is the most important decision you can make if you are injured. Without New York construction accident attorneys, you may have tremendous difficulty in winning a settlement. An experienced construction accident lawyer in New York has handled cases like yours before and can offer you sound legal advice on how you should move forward. Contact a New York Construction accident attorney at the personal injury law firm of Hach & Rose can represent you if you have been injured at work on a construction site. [...]



NC car accident attorney

2011-03-01T07:36:39.165-08:00

In 2006, there were 220,224 reported crashes throughout the state of North Carolina. These collisions resulted in 119,955 automobile accident injuries and 1,555 fatalities. These accidents cost individuals and insurance companies millions of dollars every year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles documents and reports on motor vehicle accidents every year. According to the NCDOT, a motor vehicle crash is any event that results in death, injury, or property damage attributable directly to a motor vehicle or its load in transport but not involving aircraft or watercraft. Herbert W. Auger, Esq., started as an attorney with a large law firm that represented personal injury victims of auto, bus and trucking accidents. He left that practice—an aggressive role in New York City—to focus on his own law firm. Mr. Auger started his private practice in 1990. Attorney Arlene P. Auger joined the firm in 1995. The Law Firm of Auger & Auger has 3 locations throughout Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Auger a Charlotte auto accident lawyer believes in aggressive, high-impact representation for auto accident victims and manages his law firm so that he can get the highest awards for his clients possible. Contact Auger & Auger to obtain proper compensation for all personal injury cases.[...]



New York Auto Accident Attorney Discusses Injuries From Car Crashes

2011-02-11T13:47:00.378-08:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that more than two million people were injured or killed in traffic accidents in 2009 in the United States. The NHTSA reported that in 2009 there were 1,156 auto accidents that resulted in fatalities in New York alone. Some common injuries from auto accidents include:

Whiplash
The most common injury resulting from a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your neck is forced to move rapidly and uncontrollably. Whiplash can injure your spine, discs, ligaments and muscles in the neck. Whiplash can be short term or life long and can leave the neck forever vulnerable to injury. After a whiplash injury, your neck's natural curve may be reversed. This can distribute the weight of your head unevenly and cause vertebrae damage.

Head, Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Auto accidents are a leading cause of head injuries. However, head injuries do not only occur when your head hits the dashboard or the steering wheel; a head injury can occur when the brain experiences a sudden, rapid movement. Concussions are the most common types of head injuries resulting from car accidents. A concussion injury occurs when the brain is bruised by striking the cranium. The injury causes headaches, vomiting, dizziness and problems remembering or concentrating. Other head injuries may affect the brain more severely. Anoxic brain injury occurs when the brain is unable to receive oxygen. Traumatic brain injuries may result from closed or open head injuries and often involves bruising of the brain or swelling of the brain within the skull. Spinal cord injuries can also be life-changing injuries and may result in full or partial paralysis, impaired motor skills, and loss of bowel and bladder functions.

Burn Injuries
Automobiles may ignite in a collision and cause severe burn injuries. Burn injuries may have long recovery periods in specialized burn units. Often, burn victims require multiple skin grafts and/or reconstructive surgery. Burn injuries resulting from car accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident then contact a New York auto accident attorney at the law firm of Rich & Rich to discuss your case.