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Royal Caribbean Pays $3M in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Cruise ships can offer a false sense of security. You’re on vacation, so it’s natural to let your guard down and relax. Unfortunately, there are many instances of horrible things happening aboard cruise ships due to negligence, including wrongful death. These situations present a unique set of dangers. You’re on a ship—oftentimes in the middle […]

Defective Military Earplugs? Military Vets Explore Legal Options Against 3M

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Did defective military earplugs cause hearing-related injuries to thousands of US veterans? 3M is currently facing legal action based on allegedly defective combat earplugs they made that were standard issue to military service members for several years. Now, many veterans say that they suffer from hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and balance problems because […]

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What is a Show Cause Order?

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You may have seen the phrase “show cause order” in the news lately… but what does it mean? We asked our criminal defense attorney what was going on with the case. He said: “The Judge in the Roger Stone case has ordered a “Show Cause” hearing on Thursday in response to a questionable photo Stone posted, […]

What it Takes for an Attorney to Win Your Case

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Lawyers help people out during some of the most difficult moments of their lives. Michael Greenspan is an injury attorney based in White Plains, New York. In this video, he discusses a case he handled involving a drunk driver and the wrongful death of his client’s mother. Video Transcript: Of the cases that I’ve handled, […]

Attorney Interview: Insurance Bad Faith

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We put a lot of trust into insurance companies that they will do the right thing and abide by the law and their policies. Unfortunately, many of them abuse this trust and deny coverage unfairly. That’s when you need to get a lawyer involved to make sure you get everything you’re entitled to. Stephen Nagle […]

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Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

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A separation frequently stirs up negative emotions like resentment and anger. Unfortunately, emotional conflict can make divorce even more costly. If you want to steer clear of a costly trial and court hearings, you should consider divorce mediation. Here is some information that will help you decide whether divorce mediation is the right choice for […]

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How to Protect Your Family with Estate Planning

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Six 6 Steps to Protecting Your Loved Ones Planning for the future can mean different things to different people. However, while we may work toward goals such as securing financial stability or obtaining adequate health care while we are alive, we can sometimes neglect the future that comes after we are gone. That’s where estate […]

One Killed, Six Injured in Alleged Smyrna DUI Accident

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One person was killed and six other people were injured in a suspected drunk driving accident in Smyrna on February 17, according to DNJ.com. The crash reportedly occurred on Old Nashville Highway. The website reported that 53-year-old Ronald King of Murfreesboro was killed when he drove his Toyota Celica around a vehicle and into oncoming […]

Daycare Worker Arrested After Child’s Death

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A daycare worker was arrested last month after a toddler drowned in a pool under her watch. The accident took place in West Miami-Dade on December 22, 2013. According to the Miami Herald, Zobeida Gonzalez, 63, of the Mayling Brache Family Day Care, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and child neglect with great harm. […]

Why Does South Carolina Have Such a High C-Section Rate?

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South Carolina doctors fear the costs of expensive medical malpractice suits tied to birth complications. In May of 2013, Spartanburg Regional Hospital was sued for $2.5 million for birth complications taking place nearly ten years ago. As such, most opt to perform C-sections over natural births because they feel that complications are less likely and […]

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Can Bad Weather Be Responsible For A Car Accident?

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If drivers lose control of their vehicles in the midst of inclement weather, they cannot simply blame the accident on the weather. Motorists are expected to proceed with extreme caution during bad weather to avoid car accidents in the first place. Quite recently, a 36-year-old man from Oceanside died on Thursday, March 6 in a […]

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No Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Okaloosa County Multi-Vehicle Truck Crash

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No one involved in a fatal seven-vehicle Florida truck accident in 2013 will face criminal charges, according to NWFDailyNews.com. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), two Bradenton residents were killed when a box truck struck the rear of their Honda Element while they were stopped at a red light at the intersection of US […]

Why is Using a RetCam Important for Detecting Retinopathy of Prematurity?

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It is essential for premature babies born before 30 weeks of gestation and weighing 3 pounds or less to receive a screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This potentially devastating retinal disease can cause vision problems and baby blindness when not detected, monitored and treated in a timely manner. A useful and, some would argue, […]

Illinois Officials Record Over a Dozen Deaths at Care Home for Disabled Children

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Alden Village North is a nursing home facility that serves as a care home for physically and developmentally disabled children. According to Illinois state officials, multiple serious violations and at least 14 child deaths were recorded in connection to the nursing home between 2000 and 2010. The Chicago Tribune recently revealed five more cases of […]

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Is Laser Therapy Safer than Avastin for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Treatment?

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According to Opthalmology Times, using bevacizumab to treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may be a more cost-effective solution than traditional laser therapy. Bevacizumab, produced by the drug company Genentech under the name Avastin, was originally used to treat cancer. Much of how the drug works to reverse the progression of ROP is completely unknown, along […]

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Truck Hits and Kills 68-Year-Old Pedestrian in West Palm Beach Truck Accident

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On March 4, a large crane truck ran over and killed a 68-year-old pedestrian in West Palm Beach, according to WPTV NBC 5. The crane truck was heading east on Royal Palm Way and was turning south on South Country Road when the incident occurred. Officials said that after hitting and killing the pedestrian, the […]

Police Arrest Over a Dozen Drunk Drivers on Austin’s No-Refusal Night

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On the night of March 5, Austin police arrested and charged 17 people for driving while intoxicated. This was part of the “no-refusal” initiative that coincided with Mardi Gras celebrations in Austin. The no-refusal period lasted from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. While drivers can refuse breathalyzer tests to determine their blood alcohol […]

Deadly Plane Crash in Lanai Leaves Three Dead, Three Injured

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On February 26, three people were killed and three others injured after a Maui County plane crashed and burst into flames on Lanai, according to KHON Local 2. Authorities say the group had been on Lanai earlier that evening and had chartered a return flight on Maui Air, which left at 9:05 p.m. At approximately […]