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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Get a nursing home abuse lawyer for a  Boca Raton, Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Melbourne, Delray Beach, Hallandale, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, or Winter Park nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit.

Nursing home abuse happens more often then you may think. Abuse is an act that is intentional and results in injury or some kind of harm. Abuse can be physical, emotional , sexual or financial. Neglect is not abuse. neglect is the result of mistreatment, denied treatment, forgetful treatment or just plain ignoring a serious medical situation where the result is a serious medical condition or even death.

Serious Nursing Home Neglect

  • Ignoring Bedsores
  • Allowing Dehydration
  • Poorly maintained medical equipment
  • Missing medications
  • Over medication
  • Isolating resident
  • Malnutrition- lack of help eating
  • Serious urinary tract infections from not changing after incontinence
  • Lack of showering
  • Allowing a fall
  • Poor hygiene
  • Anything that causes harm

Our local nursing home abuse lawyers can help you file a nursing home abuse lawsuit against the nursing home. Our Nursing home neglect lawyers can assist with a nursing home neglect lawsuit as well.

Child Sexual Assault Lawyer For Florida, N.Y, Georgia

Get a Child Sexual Assault Lawyer

Was your child sexually assaulted?

Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawyers For Florida, New York and Georgia

Child sexual assault, sexual abuse and abuse are crimes which include:

voyeurism

exhibitionism 

sexual photographing or videotaping,

forced touching in a sexual manner,

forcing your child  to engage in sexual touch while under their care,

coerced and/or forced sexual intercourse,

physical violence

Date rape

Sexual assaults can happen in  schools, daycare, with anyone whom you trust with the care of your child.

Then the abuserwill often make your child  feel guilty and your child, the  true  victim will not come forward and break their silence.

As a parents or guardian you may bring a lawsuit on behalf of a child. Child sexual abuse lawsuits are sensitive  issues and require an experienced attorney.

Did you know that every two and a half minutes,  If your  is sexually assaulted they may be afraid to say anything but, you will know something is not right. Approximately 1 in 4 females and 1 in 7 males are reported to have been sexually abused by the age 18.

If your child  has been injured in a sexual assault call our Sexual Assault Lawyer Helpline today.

Were You Denied Your Social Security Disability Claim? Get A Lawyer, File An Appeal

Get A Social Security Disabilty Lawyer For A Georgia Or Florida Appeal

Our lawyer can help you file an appeal at no cost to you. We have lawyers covering all of Florida and Georgia. Let one of our experienced disability lawyers help you get your disability benefits.

Should I hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

Of Course You Should.

Having an experienced lawyer on your side may make all the difference. And it costs you nothing.

If you have been  denied on your Initial Claim, an experienced  social security disability lawyer can  help you with your claim for continuing and past due benefits . Free Legal Shield has  experienced social security disability lawyers for you thru-out Florida and Georgia.

Claims Are Often Denied The First Time Around

Initial claims are typically denied 60 to 70 percent of the time, depending on the state in which you filed, so chances are you’ll end up in a hearing.

For further information, contact  us now for a social security disability lawyer.

We are here 24hrs, 7days.

 

Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers, Florida Mesothelioma Division Launched

Free Legal Shield has launched a Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer Helpline for victims of asbestos. There is funds for asbestos victims in various trusts that were set up for the purpose of compnesatin mesothlioma victims.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawyer Helpline

What you need to Know

  • A trust fund allows the companies responsible for the asbestos exposure to plan their expenditures for compensation.
  • The trust fund is funded by mandatory contributions from the companies who built their profits on asbestos.
  • The trust fund is part of  a Chapter 11 proceeding for the companies who have declared bankruptcy 
  • Congress introduced special treatment for companies facing an overwhelming burden from asbestos litigation.
  • The company must commit at least 50% of their reorganized equity to a trust fund which will be used to pay asbestos claims.
  • The trust funds  from which benefits will be drawn will be funded by contributions from several dozen companies who have caused victims to get mesothelioma from asbestos.
  • The   contribution is set by the law.
  • The contribution is determined by the  liability and capacity to contribute
  • Filing an asbestos bankruptcy trust claim requires showing evidence of an asbestos related injury.
  • Most trusts identify categories and levels of diseases that are eligible for various amounts of compensation.

Evidence Of An Asbestos Related Injury

Medical Documentation of Asbestos Disease Claim

  • Reports showing that the claimant has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related .
  • Documentation describing to what extent asbestos contributed to your disease.
  • A statement from a treating doctor  regarding the diagnosis.
  • Evidence that you were  exposed to asbestos at the company’s facilities or from the company’s products

It is best to get help from an asbestos lawyer with experience in these claims to make sure they are done correctly and to help gather the information. This is a tedious process which you and your family should not have to deal with on your own.

 

Fort Lauderale School Bus Accident Lawyer

If your child is injured in a school bus accident you may have recourse against the school or the driver that caused the accident.  Call and speak to one of our school bus accident attorneys.

Your child rides on the school bus every day to go to school. You think nothing of it and put your trust in the driver.   But, children sustain injuries each year in school bus related accidents.

Having your child injured in a school bus accidents can be devastating.

Let our school bus accident lawyers evaluate the  accident and severity of the school bus injury and  determine  the liability.

 School Bus Accidents  Can Happen Because Of

  • There may be dangerous driving conditions
  • Roadsmay be in need of repair
  • A careless driver
  • A malfunctioning school bus
  • Insufficient upkeep of the school bus
  • An Inattentive driver

Common school bus accident injuries

  • Internal bleeding
  • Brain injuries
  • Severe skin burns
  • Lacerations
  • Spinal injuries
  • Death

If your child is injured call us for an experienced and compassionate lawyer

Workers Compensation Lawyers South Florida, On The Job Injury Hotline

Job Injury Hotline for Injured Workers, Workers Compensation Help For Miami,Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Ft Myers, Key West, Homestead and all of Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach countiies Florida

Florida On the Job Injuries Covered by Workers Compensation
Workers compensation covers most injuries a person can sustain while working, including injuries incurred through ones own fault. It does not, however, cover injuries sustained while the worker was intoxicated or under the effect of illegal drugs. Nor does workers compensation cover injuries sustained in the course of a crime. Some of the more common injuries workers compensation does cover are:
    •    Worsened preexisting injuries, such as back injuries
    •    Diseases contracted in the workplace due to repeated or prolonged exposure to dangerous substances such as asbestos causing Mesothelioma
    •    Mental or physical work-related stress
    •    Injuries caused by machinery
    •    Slip and fall accidents
    •    Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Injuries sustained during breaks, lunch hours, and while at company-sponsored events are all covered by workers compensation.
The Most Common On The Job Accidents and Injuries for Men

  •     Overexertion
  •     Falling
  •     Being struck by an object
  •     Falling to a lower level
  •     Fingers
  •     Wrists
  •     Head
  •     Ankles
  •     Construction Site falls
  •     Crane accidents
  •     Scaffolding Accidents
  •     Run over by Operating Equipment
  •     Electrical Accidents
  •     Trench collapses
  •     Explosions and welding Accidents
  •     Unsafe dangerous Equipment Accidents
  •     Logging Accidents
  •     Brazing Accidents
  •     Cutting Accidents
  •     Elevator Accidents
  •     Structure failure
  •     Building Collapse
  •     Supervisor negligence
  •     Punch press malfunctions
  •     Fork Lift Accidents
  •     Dumpster accidents
  •     Nail gun accidents
  •     Compressor Accidents
  •     Exploding Compressor
  •     Gas Explosions

Call for a workers compensation lawyer today

Januvia, Byetta Risks of Pancreatic Cancer, Lawyers Looking At Lawsuits

New Information on Byetta and Januvia is gaining interest by lawyers for Pancreatic and Thyroid Cancer. Type II Diabetics are potential victims of cancer from these Diabetic drugs.

Popular diabetes drugs may raise pancreatic cancer risk, study suggests
By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay
Updated 9/23/2011 6:15 PM

People with type 2 diabetes taking the drugs Januvia or Byetta might have an increased risk of developing pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, a preliminary study suggests.
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The study also found that Byetta (exenatide) may raise the risk of thyroid cancer.

Although the links aren't conclusive, they merit further investigation, the researchers noted.

"We have raised concern that there may be a link, but we haven't confirmed it," said lead researcher Dr. Peter Butler, director of the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. "We need to do more work to figure out whether this is real or not."

Both drugs help control blood sugar levels by encouraging production of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1).

Januvia (sitagliptin) and Byetta, an injectable drug, are a new way of treating type 2 diabetes, and they potentially have advantages over older medications, Butler said. But, because these drugs are new, they're "the ones we know least about," he said. "When new drugs come out, the long-term side effects of these drugs are not well understood."

For the study, recently published in the journal Gastroenterology, Butler's team used 2004-2009 information in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's database on adverse events, which are reported by doctors whose patients use these drugs.

When compared to other treatments, the researchers found a sixfold increase of reported cases of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) linked to patients taking Januvia or Byetta; a 2.9-fold increase in reported cases of pancreatic cancer among those taking Byetta and a 2.7-fold increase of reported pancreatic cancers among Januvia users.

In addition, they also noted an increase in reported cases of thyroid cancer with Byetta.

This latest study builds on earlier research, published in a 2009 issue of Diabetes, which found an increase in pancreatitis in rats whose GLP-1 levels were raised, the researchers said.

Butler is quick to point out that these increases in pancreatic cancer risk, while statistically significant, are not specifically related to patients, but rather to an increase in doctors reporting these cases to the FDA.

"It is important to avoid alarmism and have people stop medicines that they may be benefitting from when the risk is not yet defined," he stressed.

"If the drug and you are working well together, I wouldn't say there is any reason to stop the drug, based on the evidence we have right now," he said. "But if you have any concern you should talk to your doctor about it."

Being overweight is an important risk for both pancreatic cancer and type 2 diabetes, Butler noted. So the first advice to overweight patients with type 2 diabetes is to lose weight. "By doing that, you reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer," he said.

In addition, the first medication used to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetics is metformin, which by itself may reduce the risk for pancreatic cancer, Butler said. Metformin is an older drug with a well-known safety profile, he noted.

Dr. Mary Ann Banerji, director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at SUNY Health Science Center Brooklyn in New York City, said that "this is not perfect data."

However, Banerji does not prescribe these drugs for patients who have had a history of pancreatitis or a family history of thyroid cancer. There are alternatives such as metformin and insulin, as well as Avandia and Actos, she said, but studies have turned up an increased risk for heart attack and heart failure in the last two drugs. The FDA has removed Avandia from pharmacy shelves, and the agency issued a warning last summer that there is a possible increased risk of bladder cancer in patients who take Actos for more than a year.

The concerns about Januvia and Byetta "should not be blown out of proportion," Banerji said. "You prescribe them on an individual basis, because, in the end, all of medicine is individual," she said. "We should use these drugs judiciously along with metformin."

Industry representatives, insisting that no studies involving these drugs have found an increased risk of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, stand by their products. The database used for the study contains information on doctor-reported cases and does not reflect cause-and-effect, they said.

Dr. Barry Goldstein, vice president and therapeutic area head for diabetes and endocrinology at Merck Research Laboratories, which makes Januvia, said that "there has been no association shown between Januvia and pancreatitis."

"We have full confidence in Januvia, which is used by millions of patients around the world," he said.

Anne Erickson, a spokeswoman for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, makers of Byetta, said that "the conclusions of the study are in contrast to other nonclinical, clinical and adequately conducted post-marketing epidemiological studies."

Epidemiological studies have not established a significantly increased risk of pancreatitis associated with Byetta, she said. "To date, the available data do not demonstrate that exenatide increases the overall risk of cancer in humans."

Another expert, Dr. Ronald Goldberg, professor of medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said the findings merit consideration. "I don't think the study is definitive, but it raises a flag and is clearly something we need to pay attention to going forward."

There is "more benefit than risk with these drugs, based on our current knowledge," he

Fosamax Lawyers for Women Injured By Fosamax, Femur Fractures

Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawyers

Our Fosmax lawyers are filing lawsuits for Femur faracture from Fosmax.

Fosamax (alendronate) is a part of the class of bisphosphonates. Fosamax  alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.

Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking steroids. Fosamax is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease of the bone in men and women.

However, Fosamax has been a central focus of lawsuits.  Fosamax has been linked to a number of severe side effects that has required many revisions of the Fosamax Warning label.  These side effects have brought about a wide range of Fosamax lawsuits. Fosamax has been shown to cause Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Injury, Femur Fractures, and Severe Musculoskeletal Pain.

FDA Issues Fosamax Warning

On Oct. 13, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Fosamax safety about the risk of atypical femur fractures. The victims of Fosamax are mostly  post menapausal women who lose bo have osteoporosis due to loss of estrogen.  Fosamax has caused what it was prescibed to help, femur fractures.

Reports from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Medical Center have reported  that Fosamax changes bone remodeling in an unknown manner and may contribute to Fosamax Femur Fractures.  Many medical journals have reported Femur faractures from Fosamax. According to the geriatric social worker who runs the helpline" Our concern is with the elderly who have been prescibed Fosamax. Femur fractures heal slower as we age and usually require long periods of rehabilitation and physical therapy."

The femur is one of the largest, and strongest bones in the body. The femur is the thigh bone. The femur extends from the hip joint down to the knee joint. Because the femur is such a strong bone, it can take tremendous force to cause a femur fracture. Spontaneous femur bone fractures are extremely unusual and  serious for anyone but, especially serious for older women."

For the most part Femur fractures are caused by extremely high impact accidents like car accidents or   Falls from a height although they can happen to the fragile elderly from a fall.

It is interesting to note  that womwn may also have bone that is weakened by osteoporosis thae exact medical condition Fosamax was to help.

Femur fractures include:

  •         Hip Fractures
  •         Femoral Neck Fractures
  •         Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures

Femur fractures almost always require surgery and long periods of rehabilitation and Physical therapy. Sometimes they result in a length variatopn due the a potential hip rotation during surgery and cam lead to poor balance. In some cases the pre- fracture level of functioning does not return completely.

Fosamax MDL Update

All Fosamax lawsuits alleging that  the victim  sustained an atypical femur fracture as a result of taking the bisphosphonate Fosamax, can also include victims who took similar medications such as Reclast or Boniva as long as they did, in fact, take Fosamax.

If you a family member or someone you are a caregiver for has a spontaneous femur fracture and is on one of these medications contact our Fosamax Helpline to find out if you can be included in the current Fosamax litigation underway.

Current Fosamax News

 A U.S. District Court judge has  ordered  hundreds of  Fosamax lawsuits returned to the state courts and out of the MDL.Judge John Keenan ordered that 200 Fosamax  cases a month be returned to the state  courts where they were filed.

 

Florida Unpaid Time and Half Claims, Unpaid Overtime Lawyers

If you have not been paid time and a half in Florida for overtime worked you may have a wage and hour claim against your employer.  You deserve to get paid according to Florida law for the hours you put in. You may have a class action lawsuit for unpaid wages. Our lawyers for unpaid wages offer legal help for:

  •     Lawyers for time and a half pay for overtime,
  •     Lawyers for Fair Labor Standards Act,
  •     Labor Emplyment Lawyers ,
  •     Class actions  for Unpaid Overtime Wages,
  •     Lawyers for Wage and Hour Claims,
  •     Lawyers for FLSA and Unpaid Commissions,

Overtime pay of time and a half is due once an employee has worked forty (40) hours in a work week.

 The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)  

The FLSA establishes the rules for  governing employees’ rights to minimum wage and overtime pay which include:

  • Time and a half wages for employees for all hours over 40 worked in a workweek.
  •  A minimum wage of at least $7.25 for all hours worked.

What can I expect if I win a wage and hour claim against my employer?

  • Back pay for all unpaid overtime, beginning two (2) years before the lawsuit is filed.
  • Double the amount of unpaid wages, in some instances
  • Your employer will be liable for the attorneys fees

 

For the full details about your Florida unpaid wages, to file an unpaid wages claim and to see if you have a claim for unpaid overtime call our wage and hour claim hotline today

In Florida you deserve to get paid your full WAGES FOR HOURS WORKED and all overtime back pay for unpaid wages claims.

Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyers, Auto Accident Lawyers, Car Crash Attorneys

The most common car accident injuries our FT Lauderdale injury lawyers see are head injury. Head and brain  injury is a big part of the car accident settlements in Florida. Looking for 411 pain or Morgan and Morgan?  Why not try our auto accident lawyers? We have been here since 1991 helping people just like you.

A auto collision, a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, Road Traffic Collision (RTC), car crash, occurs when a vehicle  crashes into  another vehicle, or hits a pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death and property damage.

Hitting the windshield or falling out from the car, when not being harnessed with a safety belt, are main reasons for head injuries in car accidents. head injuries can be concussion or TBI also known as traumatic brain injury

  •     unconsciousness,
  •     head pain,
  •     bleeding
  •     visible head deformities,
  •     nausea and dizziness
  •     Tenderness or instability of head bones upon pressing
  •     Painful mouth opening (temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain)
  •     Problems with memory and concentration
  •     Pupils of unequal diameter, or excessively wide or narrow
  •     Nosebleeds or clear liquid (liquor) leaking from the nose
  •     Impaired vision, hearing, smelling or unusual sensations in any body part
  •     Weak or paralysed limbs

In order to asses the value of an auto accident case, car accident lawyers look at the extent of injury. Injury is proven by medical documentation bit sometimes additonal investigation is required to make the point of severe debilitating permanent injury. The impact analysis is an important part of making a case for montetary damages. The severity of the collision must be proven. An auto accident reconstruction expert is brought in by your auto accident lawyer to help make the case for the severity of the auto collision.

Collision severity is the quantification of the intensity of an impact.  In traffic accident reconstruction, the impact of interest is typically between two vehicles (e.g. automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, or bicycle), between a vehicle occupant and the vehicle interior, between a vehicle and pedestrian, or between a vehicle and a fixed object (e.g. building, wall, tree, rock, or other landscape feature).

The case must be made for compensatory damages and the statement of facts will include a arguement for

 

  •  A dollar figure  will be put on all the consequences of  your auto accident by your personal injury lawyer.
  • reimbursement for property damage
  • medical bills. pain and suffering
  • inability to enjoy hobbies
  • physical limitations caused by accident-related injuries.
  • wrongful death of a loved one
  • Medical treatment current past and future
  • Income. your salary and wages
  • compensation for an accident victim's "loss of earning capacity."
  • Property loss.
  • ongoing pain that can be attributed to the accident.
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment.
  • Loss of consortium.

The concept of negligence will be brought up. The insurance company will argue you role in the accident. The more they can say you contributed the less monetary value your  case will have. That is why an experienced Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer must be hired for your auto accident lawsuit.