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Grandparent Custody May Be an Option During a CPS Investigation

  September 25, 2018     By HG.org
There are several cases where a child will suffer at the hands of the parents which then involves the Child Protective Services with an agent...
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Jury Awards Iowa Woman’s Family $29.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

  September 25, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The woman’s death was due the doctor’s failure to administer the correct medication to reverse an allergic reaction to Gadolinium contrast dye.

Emotional Abuse as Neglect and Social Services Investigations

  September 19, 2018     By HG.org
Fighting the judgment of the Family and Child Protective Service agents is often difficult, and the conflict increases if there exists a...

Birth Injuries Versus Birth Defects – An Important Distinction

  September 18, 2018     By Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
Giving birth to a child is the most life-changing experience you can have. After spending months watching your baby develop, your hopes hinge on...

Disabled Parent– Does It Affect Child Support Payments?

  September 13, 2018     By HG.org
Disability usually alters the already established child support payments if the disabled parent suffers an injury or illness after already...

Common Spinal Surgery Complications and Medical Malpractice

  September 12, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Learn about the common surgical complications during and after spinal surgery that may lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Blackmail of a Witness in a Personal Injury Case

  September 10, 2018     By HG.org
If a necessary witness for a civil case (or a material witness in a criminal case) attempts to blackmail the plaintiff or defendant into...

Juvenile Criminal Records and the Effect on Becoming a Registered Nurse

  September 7, 2018     By HG.org
Becoming a registered nurse is important for those seeking the education in the field of expertise, and the involved authority may deem a...

Baltimore Social Security Disability Lawyers

  September 6, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
If you have a severe and permanent medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to government assistance in the form of...

Social Security Letters about Over-Payment of Benefits

  September 6, 2018     By HG.org
When a person on either Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Income receives the letter of overpayment, it is normally due...

Testosterone Replacement Hormone Injury Claims

  September 5, 2018     By HG.org
Replacement for testosterone hormones with a patient could lead to the injury of the person due to the replacement therapy within the body, and...

Cosmetic Surgery Errors

  September 5, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
People decide to undergo cosmetic surgery for several reasons, ranging from fixing a large or crooked nose, a desire to appear younger, thinner,...

Benefits for Lyme Disease

  September 5, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
Tick infestations have become rampant in recent years, and the effects of a tick bite can be debilitating. Ticks bites can cause a nasty...

Medications from a Foreign Country - Can I Bring through U.S. Customs?

  September 4, 2018     By HG.org
It is often possible to travel with medication from one country to another when the person declares the treatment and has documentation either...

Four Warning Signs of an Error-Prone Medical Facility

  August 31, 2018     By Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP
Unfortunately, not all medical facilities are created equal. Just like any other type of organization, hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices...

Jury Awards Boston Man $18.4 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

  August 31, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Having asked for an HIV test, the plaintiff’s doctor later cancelled the test due to believing the patient did not have risk factors for HIV.

Medical Malpractice at a Weight Loss Clinic

  August 30, 2018     By HG.org
Weight loss clinics and practicing health professional work with patients to develop individual weight loss plans. However, if the doctor, nurse...

An Unexpected Twist to Post-Surgical Procedures: Post-Operative Injuries

  August 30, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Medical Malpractice may also happen during recovery time of post-operative care.

Understanding Medical Malpractice Compensation

  August 29, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
Serious medical errors can cause a range of injuries or health complications that have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family....

Why Hire a SSD Lawyer?

  August 29, 2018     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
The Social Security Administration aids those who demonstrate they are disabled by providing medical and other forms of evidence that are...

Filing an Immediate Relative Petition for an Adopted Child

  August 28, 2018     By HG.org
A relative petition for an adoption event usually involves a child from overseas that needs a family in the United States to initiate the...

Contagious Illness and Personal Liability

  August 28, 2018     By HG.org
Infections that occur overseas usually warrant immediate medical assistance if the condition is contagious and could cause others in the mere...

Toxic Mold at Work – Employee's Legal Options

  August 27, 2018     By HG.org
When facing toxic mold at work, the individual or group of affected employees must understand what legal options are open, but this may depend...

Testosterone Drug Injury Lawsuits

  August 23, 2018     By HG.org
Injury due to testosterone is often severe and could end the life of the person taking the supplement which may lead to a litigation case...

CMS to Streamline Medicare and Medicaid Enrollment Process

To create a more efficient and convenient Medicare and Medicaid enrollment process for physicians, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Risperdal Linked to Weight Gain and Insulin Resistance in Children

  August 22, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Parents of children who suffered serious side effects of Risperdal have filed lawsuits alleging that the drug maker failed to properly warn the...

Doctors Suing Patients for Bad Online Reviews

  August 22, 2018     By HG.org
Some doctors will sue a patient if he or she leaves an online review that reflects poorly on his or her services or practice or when a patient...

Injured Overseas, Where Do I Hire a Lawyer?

  August 21, 2018     By HG.org
When a person suffers an injury in another country, it is often complicated and confusing in determining which legal professional to hire for...

“Dancing Doctor” Sued for Medical Malpractice after Patients Suffer Serious Injuries

  August 21, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Claiming to be a plastic surgeon, this dermatologist would also upload videos of herself dancing and singing during the surgeries.

Unclaimed Children and Social Security Benefits

  August 16, 2018     By HG.org
Social Security has survivor benefits available for families when the individual parent or both parents die and are unable to provide the...

Wrongful Birth Claims Against Doctors

  August 14, 2018     By HG.org
Wrongful birth usually occurs when the doctor does not inform the parents that the child has a genetic or physical disorder or defect that could...

Health Grades on Social Media and in Broadcasts - Professional Defamation?

  August 13, 2018     By HG.org
When a patient seeks the services of a medical or dental professional, it is important to refrain from providing information to a public source...

Infectious Diseases - Disclosure Issues for Patient and Doctor

  August 10, 2018     By HG.org
Legality in the disclosure of infectious diseases and the necessity to ensure other parties are aware of the issue is often a gray area with...

Conservatorship of an Adult - Oversight Issues

  August 8, 2018     By HG.org
Through a court order, someone unrelated or unfamiliar with the adult usually become the conservator, and this situation often undergoes...

Adoption at Risk When Child Protective Services Is Involved

  August 7, 2018     By HG.org
Adoption cases normally pass through all possible processes to avoid a child living in potentially abusive households when taken from or left...

Medical Device Defects - The FDA’s Medical Device Standard

  August 7, 2018     By HG.org
Medical device standards run through the Food and Drug Administration to establish if there are possible risks to the health and well-being of...

Common Florida Personal Injury Claims

  August 3, 2018     By HG.org
To proceed through an individual personal injury claim in the state of Florida, the individual may require knowledge and research into common...

Disability Accommodations at Work - Employer's Options

  July 31, 2018     By HG.org
For the employee that has a qualified disability per the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is important to receive accommodations that are...

Farm to Table Enterprises - Managing Legal Risks

  July 27, 2018     By HG.org
There are various legal risks that could damage the income and reputation of a farm, restaurant, or owner of a company that purchases produce...

Can Social Security Be Taken Away for Child Support?

  July 24, 2018     By HG.org
Depending on what kind of Social Security benefits a person receives, it is possible that the courts may order child support payments be taken...

Disability Is an Unfortunate Fact of Life

  July 17, 2018     By John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law
Most Americans treasure their freedom as well as their ability to live life to the fullest. For many people, this means being at their...

Social Security Overpayment Process

  July 17, 2018     By HG.org
The Social Security Administration keeps a close eye on the details of a person receiving monetary benefits to ensure that the right individual...

Medical Negligence in Illinois: Making a Winning Case

  July 16, 2018     By Steven B. Levy Law
Medical negligence is a difficult prospect to prove in the courtroom because the doctor or medical staff may not commit negligence but still...

Defective Medical Devices - How to Join a Mass Tort Case

  By HG.org
When the defective medical device harms enough individuals, these groups may band together and create a mass tort case to pursue financial...

Appeal of a Social Security Over-payment Determination

  July 9, 2018     By HG.org
The overpayment situation with the Social Security Administration has a specific appeals process that usually involves a waiver that may lead to...

Update on Smokable Medical Marijuana in Florida

  July 5, 2018     By Law Office of John Rutkowski
A Last mouth a Circuit Court in Florida ruled that a section of Florida's Medical Marijuana Statute unconstitutional because it allowed the use...

Determining Liability for Prescription Drug Injuries

  June 29, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
It's not at all uncommon these days for an American adult to take at least one (if not several) prescription medications on a daily basis. When...

Social Security Benefits and Living Outside the U.S.

  By HG.org
When a person decides to move outside the country for a short time, he or she may face an effect on his or her Social Security benefits received...

Complications with Popular Birth Control Device

A Baltimore woman was forced to have a full hysterectomy and had her toes amputated after her intrauterine device (IUD) shifted and broke into...

Social Security Overpayments: Reconsideration or Waiver

  By HG.org
In overpayments with the Social Security Administration, there are often only two choices when the person needs to fight action against him or...

American Expat Social Security and Retirement Abroad

  By HG.org
Retirement with Social Security is often the only source of income for a person with little other opportunities once he or she reaches the age...

SSA Overpayment - Can I Change Their Decision to Collect?

  By HG.org
Overpayment with the Social Security Administration occurs occasionally, and the action against the person is often swift unless he or she...

Defective Medical Devices

There are a wide range of innovative medical devices on the market today that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and with an improved...

Why Did I Lose My Social Security Benefits?

  By HG.org
The loss of Social Security benefits is sometimes a surprise to the person affected because he or she is not aware of what he or she did or...

Losing Social Security Benefits - How to Get Them Back

  By HG.org
Losing Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income could affect the individual severely until the situations is no longer a...

What Are the Rewards of Whistleblowing?

American taxpayers want to know that the funds they pay into government coffers are put to good use for the benefit of all citizens. There are...

Texas Supreme Court Rules on Hospital Pricing Transparency

A case recently decided by the Texas Supreme Court will change the way the hospital and other healthcare providers charge uninsured patients for...

Steps to Take After Discovering Nursing Home Abuse

  By HG.org
Sending a loved one to a nursing home is often a difficult decision that often comes after trying other alternatives. When a loved one is sent...

Jury Orders J&J and Bayer to Pay $28 Million in Xarelto Defective Drug Lawsuit

The plaintive claims she needed multiple blood transfusions to stabilize the effects of Xarelto.

Marijuana and the Americans with Disabilities Act

  By HG.org
There is a great need for medical marijuana use for some individuals in the country that face disabilities so that the pain and other symptoms...

Know Your State's Laws about Medical and Hospital Malpractice When Considering Filing a Claim

If you have been a victim of medical malpractice, the compensation you receive may depend on where you live.

Responding to a "Notice of Intent to Exclude" from the Medicare Program

As several courts have noted, Medicare exclusion is often a “professional death sentence” because it prevents you from practicing your...

Medical Device Defects and the Expedited 510(k) Clearance Process

  By HG.org
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health is a section within the Food and Drug Administration that covers the clearance process with...

Medicare Exclusion Appeals and Reinstatement

Medicare exclusion appeals must be filed within 60 days. You must follow complex regulations and present a persuasive case to an Administrative...

Minimum Requirements of Nursing Homes

  By HG.org
Nursing homes must comply with specific standards that are promulgated by law. Typically, nursing homes that receive federal funds, such as...

Disabled Child’s SSI Benefits Affected By Inheritance

  By HG.org
Disabled children may qualify for SSI benefits. These benefits can be particularly helpful in families that do not have much income. Sometimes a...

New EU Rules for Medical Devices

  By HG.org
The new European Union rules in place for medical devices could prevent possible claims against the company, manufacturer or hospital that uses...

Heart Disease and Death Connected to Dental Malpractice

  By HG.org
Certain dental malpractice suits arise due to the connection between heart disease and the subsequent death that occurs when problems in the...

Violations at Residential Care

Making the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is never easy.

Proving Mental/Nervous Disability for ERISA Claims

  By HG.org
It is through looking at a course of 24 months for mental or nervous issues that lead to total physical disability where a claim may remain...

Physical Restraint of Nursing Home Patients

Residents of long term nursing home facilities typically have physical and cognitive impairments that require close supervision to ensure...

Proving Dehydration in a Nursing Home Neglect Case

  By HG.org
Nursing home residents are entitled to a certain level of quality care, including being provided with proper nutrition and hydration....

10 Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

  By HG.org
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two million elderly individuals reside in nursing...

Medical Malpractice - Doctors’ Use of Outdated Medical Equipment

  By HG.org
Outdated methods often lead to lesser standards of care when the equipment, tools and resources available with updated technology and science...

Proving Damages in a Nursing Home Abuse Case

  By HG.org
One of the elements that a nursing home resident or his or her family must prove in a nursing home abuse or neglect case is that the resident...

Texas Legislature News: A Push to Expand Medicinal Marijuana?

During the 2015 session, the Texas Legislature dipped its toe into making some medicinal products derived from marijuana legal by authorizing...

Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

  By HG.org
Suing a nursing home may depend on the specific matter and surrounding circumstances of bedsores such as possible negligent behavior by staff or...

Can I Sue Over a Defective Medical Device?

  By HG.org
Defective medical devices often cause severe pain or injury to the person, and in certain instances, they will kill the individual through...

Improperly Maintained Home Medical Equipment

  By HG.org
When the medical equipment is required at home, the individual may not maintain it properly which could lead to harm to the person physically....

Proving a Nursing Home Neglect Case

  By HG.org
Many nursing homes suffer from understaffing, high turnover rates and other issues that often result in a diminished quality of care. When older...

Medical Malpractice 101

Doctors are a group of the most respected professionals in the United States and the world. It’s a position they deserve; the years of education...

Medical Device Errors and Defect Claims

  By HG.org
The errors that medical devices may have could lead to a defect claim when the individual using such machine does so through instructed or...

California Car Accidents and Health Conditions

  By HG.org
Traffic congenstion in the state of California begs for drivers to be fully aware and capable of handling the roads, traffic, weather, and other...

What Is a Defective Medical Device?

  By HG.org
Defective medical devices cause injuries to thousands each year depending on what type of machine or equipment, and these issues often create...

Second Bellwether Trial Scheduled for Cook IVC Filter Multi-District Litigation

The victims are alleging that they suffered serious injuries from defective Cook IVC filters.

Nursing Home Liability for Injury or Death

  By HG.org
When a family is no longer able to care for an elderly individual, they may make the difficult decision to place him or her in a nursing home....

Common Dental Negligence Lawsuits

  By HG.org
Common forms of negligence usually lead to litigation claims against the dentist or the practice when the patient suffers injury during his or...

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  By HG.org
Many of the country’s seniors live in nursing homes and rely on caregivers to take care of their basic needs, such as feeding them, helping them...

Potential Defendants in Medical Device Cases

  By HG.org
When the victim of a medical device case needs to pursue legal action for compensation, he or she must do so with a specific person or company,...

ERISA: Independent Medical Reviewers and the Award or Denial of Benefits

  By HG.org
When benefits are necessary for someone in an ERISA program, the role of independent medical reviewers in these decisions where benefits may...

Suing Nursing Homes for Abuse or Neglect

  By HG.org
A nursing home can be held legally liable for damages that its residents suffer due to abuse or neglect. Loved ones may be able to file a...

False Claims and Defective Medical Devices

  By HG.org
False claims that deal with medical devices and defects could occur through no less than two types of incidents where either the patient makes a...

Failure to Diagnose Issues and Dental Malpractice

  By HG.org
When the dentist is unable to diagnose the tooth or mouth issue correctly and appropriately, he or she could become involved in a dental...

Dental Malpractice Caused by Embedded Broken Instruments

  By HG.org
When surgery is necessary to adjust or resolve a matter in the mouth, it is possible for the dentist to leave some part of his or her equipment...

Protecting a Child’s SSI Benefits When They Receive an Inheritance

  By HG.org
Disabled children may qualify for SSI benefits. These benefits can be particularly helpful in families that do not have much income. Sometimes a...

An Over-Medicated Nursing Home Resident Is Docile and More Profitable for the Facility

Over-medicating, or chemically restraining, nursing home residents to make them easier to manage is a poorly kept industry secret. This practice...

Social Security Offset Provisions and Wrongful Denial in ERISA Cases

  By HG.org
Most ERISA plans, as well as any supporting insurance policies for individuals, have certain provisions that will let the person offset...

How a Negligent Diagnosis Can Affect a Patient

When a doctor makes a negligent diagnosis, the consequences for the patient can be devastating.

Defective or Substandard Dental Implants

  By HG.org
Constant or continual pain is usually one of the primary symptoms of dental implant defects or other dental complications after a procedure when...

What Medical Conditions are Considered for SSDI?

People who have certain disabling medical conditions may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. But, with few exceptions, having...

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