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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The theme this year is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. The UN reports that 5-10 percent of older people worldwide may experience financial abuse. Here

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VA aims to reduce veteran suicide with new predictive technology

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new program designed to identify veterans who are at risk of suicide. With an average of 20 veterans taking their lives each day, the agency is hoping their efforts will help reduce

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Chicago Officials Consider Proposal to Decrease Pharmacy Errors

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at what’s being done to lessen pharmacy errors and medication mistakes.

Posted in Legal, Legal Articles, Personal Injury

Twice Misdiagnosed, Man Dies of Aortic Dissection

A Utah man went to a medical clinic in November 2011 complaining of chest pain that radiated to his abdomen. He was initially diagnosed as having constipation. A 55-year-old driver for the Utah Transit Authority experienced pain in his chest

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USA Gymnastics president steps down over sex abuse scandal

Steve Penny, the president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics, resigned after the organization came under fire for the way it has handled sex abuse cases against officials and coaches. Over the years, the Olympic sports organization has been severely

Posted in Criminal Defense, Legal, Legal Articles

New VA website shares hospital wait time data, promises more accountability

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on April 12 unveiled a new website with the goal of providing more transparency to veterans. The agency is making public data about the amount of time veterans are waiting for treatment and the

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Jury Awards $14.9 Million for Patient Paralyzed by Negligently Administered Steroid Injection

A jury recently awarded a Colorado couple $14.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that an outpatient surgery center was negligent in administering a steroid to the patient. As a result, the woman suffered paralysis from the

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What Do You Mean Electronic Will?

In a world of rapid change, the process of estate planning seems to have been relatively stagnant; at least until recently. The process has always been something like a client meeting with an attorney to discuss his or her wishes

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‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special needs

Pixar’s recent film “Finding Dory” will have resonance for parents who have children with special needs. The animated film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster “Finding Nemo.” It tells the tale of a blue tang fish named Dory who

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How “Sanctuary Cities” can Legally Refuse to Comply with Mandatory Federal Immigrant Reporting Laws

Under Federal law, local and state governments are required to share information about immigrants’ legal status or citizenship with federal authorities. One of these requirements involves reporting any immigrant who has committed a municipal crime with a maximum year-long sentence.

Posted in Immigration, Legal, Legal Articles