Monthly Archives: March 2013

How to Protect an Elderly Mother’s Assets

A concerned daughter was curious how to protect her 93-year-old mother’s assets if she should become ill or die. She does not have a living will or a trust regarding her properties. There’s hardly and “if” when it comes to

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Legal, Legal Articles, Special Needs

The Hatfields and McCoys battle over immigration reform

Immigration researchers cannot even agree over immigration reform. How can politicians? This might come as a surprise, or not, depending on your point of view relating to immigration reform. Of course, there are two sides, the pro and con, two

Posted in Immigration, Legal, Legal Articles

Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Over Child’s Cerebral Palsy

A lawsuit has been filed by a woman who alleges that her child’s cerebral palsy was caused by birth injuries the child sustained during delivery. The woman claims that her daughter’s birth was prolonged because of the decision by medical

Posted in Legal, Legal Articles, Personal Injury

Immigration Reform and Texas: Why The Republicans Are Shifting Focus

Why are more conservatives supporting immigration reform? Many conservatives, writes author Steve Deace in Breitbart.com, wonder why potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are supporting comprehensive immigration reform, better known as an “amnesty program” among most

Posted in Immigration, Legal, Legal Articles

Immigration Reform and Texas: Why The Republicans Are Shifting Focus

Why are more conservatives supporting immigration reform? Many conservatives, writes author Steve Deace in Breitbart.com, wonder why potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are supporting comprehensive immigration reform, better known as an “amnesty program” among most

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Skilled Nursing Co-Insurance Amounts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the 2013 daily co-insurance amounts for skilled nursing care services, in addition to the inpatient hospital deductible amount. (Read more: Life Care Planning) The inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,184, increased by

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Legal, Legal Articles, Special Needs

Toyota Settles First of Many Wrongful Death Suits

Toyota said that the company has settled the first lawsuit out of hundreds of wrongful death cases involving unintended acceleration. The agreement was reached in a case filed by the family of Charlene Jones Lloyd and Paul Van Alfen. The

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ITLA Bill Signed Into Law by Illinois Governor

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that will standardize attorney’s fees in medical malpractice cases. While the new law will allow attorneys to charge up to one-third of the plaintiff’s award, the fees are capped at that amount

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Cook County Settles Stroger Hospital Brain Damage Case

A $20 million payment was approved by Cook County commissioners to the family of a toddler who suffered from damage to his brain after undergoing surgery at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. The settlement represented was one of four payments approved by

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Notorious Chicago Eye Doctor Subject of Nearly 50 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Dr. Nicholas Caro, a Chicago ophthalmologist who has been sued almost 50 times for medical malpractice, has now been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking more than $180,000 from his employees’ pension fund. The indictment charges Caro

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