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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.

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.

Nursing Home Abuse, What you Need to Know, Nursing Home Abuse lawyers

Free Legal Shield Nursing Home Abuse lawyers are concerned about our seniors injured in Nursing Homes. Below are some guidelines to recognize nursing home Abuse. Your senior parents and grandparents must be protected,

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is any action with the intent to cause emotional or psychological injury to another.

Examples:

  • Threatening of any kind.
  • Belittling.
  • Humiliating.

Symptoms of Emotional Abuse:

  • Those typical of dementia- Mood swings, paranoia, biting, sucking, etc.
  • Behavior becomes withdrawn.
  • Suffering from anxiety that was not present before.

 

A Verbal Abuse Story:

Topsfield’s Masconomet Healthcare Center in Topsfield, Massachusetts was found in 2011 to have four employees who regularly engaged in verbally abusing nursing home residents.

 

Some of the verbal abuses included:

  • The recording of a dementia patient while taunting her.
  • A Nursing Assistant (N.A.) telling a resident she had slept with the resident’s husband and that the resident’s husband was leaving her.
  • A N.A. telling a resident that she would die in the facility.
  • Multiple N.A.s calling a resident fat; the same resident had a cookie shoved into her mouth while a N. A. called her a pig.
  • N.A.’s mocking a patient with a penile implant.

Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is any action with the intent to cause physical injury to another.

Examples:

  • Hitting or slapping.
  • Biting.
  • Not handling a patient with care when transferring them to or from a wheel chair or bed.

Symptoms of Physical Abuse:

  • Unexplained bruises, sprains, abrasions, skeletal fractures, and/or burns.
  • Bleeding and bruising in private areas.
  • Damaged undergarments.
  • Sudden behavior changes.
  • A visitor is forbidden to see a resident alone by the caretaker.
  • Obvious over-medication or under-medication.
  • New health problems.

 

A Physical Abuse Story:

A Cleveland, Ohio nursing home aide was caught on camera hitting a 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient, throwing her into her bed and wheelchair, and shoving her face into the wall.  In one instance, the aide struck her in front of another employee, who did nothing.

 

Neglect
Neglect is any action with the intent to deprive another of things necessary to their well-being.

Examples:

  • Not providing enough food or water.
  • Not ensuring proper hygiene.
  • Not ensuring cleaning medical tools.

Symptoms of Neglect:

  • Dehydration.
  • Malnourishment.
  • Under-medication.

 

A Neglect Story:

A resident of Evergreen Lakeport Healthcare has her call light ignored which resulted in her sitting in her own urine for hours.

 

A VA hospital in Pennsylvania was found to be neglecting its patients.  One male patient’s toe was rotting and no one did anything until maggots began to pore out of a hole in his toe.

 

Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is any non-consensual contact of a sexual nature.

Examples:

  • Molestation.
  • Rape.

Symptoms of Sexual Abuse:

  • Bleeding and bruising around genitalia.
  • Damaged undergarments.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection/s
  • Genitalia infections.

 

A Sexual Abuse Story:

At Southwood Nursing Center in Virginia, an elderly woman was sexually assaulted by another resident.  The male resident was known to have been arrested 59 times; some of his arrests included sexual assault and child molestation.  He used a wheel chair to block the door so no one would disturb him.

 

Financial Exploitation
Financial Exploitation is the taking of another’s monetary or material assets with or without their permission, or through coercion.

Examples

  • Stealing of money or possessions.
  • Coercing a resident to sign over his/her financial responsibilities.
  • Stealing of social security checks.

Symptoms of Financial Exploitation:

  • Money withdrawals made that a resident could not have made.
  • Sudden changes to a resident’s legal documents.
  • No longer receiving pension or social security checks.
  • The resident no longer has control over his/her financial matters.

 

A Financial Exploitation Story:

A Chicago nursing home patient had over $4,000 electronically withdrawn from her banking account by a nursing home staff member.  The staff member was only caught after the resident’s family noticed withdraws from the resident’s account over a period of months.

New Allowances for Social Security Disability Claims, Social Security Disability Lawyers

Social Security Disability lawyers of Florida and Georgia Announce new Disease Status for your Social Security Disability Claims Today

Social Security,  announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, primarily involving neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases.  According to Social Security, the Compassionate Allowances program fast-tracks disability decisions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years.  Commissioner Astrue made the announcement during his remarks at the World Orphan Drug Congress near Washington, D.C.

“Social Security will continue to work with the medical community and patient organizations to add more conditions,” Commissioner Astrue said.  “With our Compassionate Allowances program, we quickly approved disability benefits for nearly 61,000 people with severe disabilities in the past fiscal year, and nearly 173,000 applications since the program began.”

The Compassionate Allowances initiative identifies claims where the nature of the applicant’s disease or condition clearly meets the statutory standard for disability. With the help of sophisticated new information technology, the agency can quickly identify potential Compassionate Allowances and then quickly make decisions.

Social Security launched the Compassionate Allowances program in 2008 with a list of 50 diseases and conditions.  The announcement of 52 new conditions, effective in August, will increase the total number of Compassionate Allowances conditions to 165.  The conditions include certain cancers, adult brain disorders, a number of rare genetic disorders of children, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, immune system conditions, and other disorders.  In his speech that opened the Congress, Commissioner Astrue thanked the National Institutes of Health for research they conducted which helped identify many of the conditions added to the list.

The agency also is improving its online disability application process, which is already substantially shorter than the standard paper application.  Starting April 21, 2012, adults who file for benefits online will have the option to electronically sign and submit their Authorization to Disclose Information to the Social Security Administration (Form SSA-827).  This improvement allows applicants to complete disability applications in a streamlined online session, rather than printing, signing, and mailing paper authorization forms to Social Security offices.

In March, Social Security approved eight research projects through its Disability Determination Process Small Grant Program.  This new program aims to improve the disability process through innovative research by graduate students focusing on topics such as the Compassionate Allowances program, Wounded Warriors initiative, homelessness and SSI, and disability enrollment issues.

New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

  • Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome
  • Alobar Holoprosencephaly
  • Alpers Disease
  • Alpha Mannosidosis
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site
  • Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis
  • Child Neuroblastoma
  • Child Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Chondrosarcoma with multimodal therapy
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome-Classic Form
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma with metastases
  • Fucosidosis – Type 1
  • Galactosialidosis – Early Infantile Type
  • Glioma Grade III and IV
  • Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
  • Hydranencephaly
  • Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis
  • Hypophosphatasia Perinatal lethal Form
  • I Cell disease
  • Infantile Free Sialic Acid Storage Disease
  • Juvenile Onset Huntington Disease
  • Kufs Disease Type A and B
  • Lissencephaly
  • Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis Grade III
  • Malignant Brain Stem Gliomas – Childhood
  • Malignant Melanoma with metastases
  • Mastocytosis Type IV
  • Medulloblastoma with metastasis
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma with metastases
  • Myocolonic Epilepsy and Ragged Red Fibers Syndrome
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Obliterative Bronchiolitis
  • Ohtahara Syndrome
  • Orthochromatic Leukodystrophy with Pigmented Glia
  • Pearson Syndrome
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease-Classic Form
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease-Connatal Form
  • Peripheral Nerve Cancer – metastatic or recurrent
  • Perry  Syndrome
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata
  • Schindler Disease Type 1
  • Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Root Cancer- metastatic or recurrent
  • Stiff Person Syndrome
  • Tabes Dorsalis
  • Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
  • Xeroderma Pigmentosum

 

When Do I Need a Social Security Disability lawyer ?

A Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help  You

As is the case with any government process, legal intervention can make the critical difference between success and failure. A social Security Disability lawyer  familiar with the Social Security benefits process can protect you and  protect your rights to your social security disability claim.

if  you are disabled and unable to work, you must  initiate a claim for Social Security disability, or ssi based on disability, and get it filed immediately. A social security disability lawyer can help.  Disability claims often take a very long time to process. Waiting so long and getting disapproved  can be very stressful. It is the exception that gets processed quickly, the first time around. An experienced Social Security disability lawyer will help you avoid pitfalls created by filing too late and being denied your claim. Many  claimants are denied do to very simple errors and just lack of knowledge of the SSD system. Your  Social Security disability lawyer will  keep you out of trouble. Thousands of people with disabilites are waiting months to get through an appeal of their denied disability case.

Claimants with mental disorders living with family members are most likely to be improperly denied by Social Security Administration adjudicators. A social Security disability lawyer can help you thru this process. It is critically important for family members or other caregivers to provide your lawyer with as detailed information as possible about specific tasks you can or cannot do.

If you have a physical illness or mental condition that is expected to prevent you from working for at least a year or that will result in your death, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. Many cases of toxic exposure fall inot this category. If you do not present a strong case you could have your claim denied. You may be rejected because you did not file properly.  About 70% of initial social security disability claims get rejected.  That  is why you  should hire a competent social security disability lawyer.

Look for a social security disability lawyer who is experienced in handling all types of disability cases. You obviously want a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the social security system and understands what it takes to win social security disability benefits for their client. The fact is, if you're applying for social security disability benefits, you are already dealing with enough issues and taking on filing a Social Security disability claim may just be too overwhelming. A social security disability lawyer will  do everything for you as they guide and advise you every step of the way. It is imperative that you have this support and assistence.

 

Application

When you decide to pursue getting benefits you need to fill out the initial application. This can be done by phone, in person, or online. You must fill out an application and acquire medical records. A good social security disability lawyer will develop your claim based upon your work history, age, impairments, and how you reached the point of being unable to work. They will also assist in obtaining the medical evidence necessary to support your claim.

The finished application is then sent to Disability Determination Services (DDS). This is where your initial claim will be reviewed, not at your local Social Security Administration office. Again about 60 to 70% of these initial claims are rejected. If your claim is rejected, your social security disability lawyer will help with the appeal. This is much better then attempting to go it alone where the disability claims interview lasts about one hour.

 

Reconsideration

You and your SSD lawyer  will have 60 days to request having your file reviewed again. This is called Reconsideration. Your social security disability lawyer will handle this request for you. During "Reconsideration" your claim is reviewed again by the Disability Determination Services (DDS). Unfortunately, the chances of a successful review are very slim. At this point many folks just give up. Don't! The next step is a hearing. It is important and a must to have a disability lawyer for theis process.

 

Appeal/Hearing

Social Security  hopes that every decision they make  about your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim is correct. But, somtimes  decisions are made that are not in your favor. That is waht a social security disability lawyer is for.  A social security disability lawyer will carefully  review all  the information in your case  and help to overturn  decisions that affect your eligibility or your benefit amount.

When a decision is made  on your claim,  you will be sent  a letter explaining  the decision. If you do not agree with the decision, you can appea it with the help of a sicial security disability lawyer. and   to have them  look at your case again.

When you ask for an appeal, we will look at the entire decision, even those parts that were in your favor. If our decision was wrong, we will change it.

You have 60 days to request a hearing. If at this point you still don't have a social security disability lawyer, we strongly recommended that you have one for this hearing. Most claims are won at an administrative hearing,

The hearing will have an Administrative Law Judge who will decide whether or not you will be awarded benefits. The wait time to get this hearing may vary greatly, but it may take over a year to finally have a hearing scheduled. It would be a shame to not be fully prepared, and going to this hearing without a social security disability lawyer would greatly reduce your chances of successfully winning.

A social security disability lawyer will prepare your whole case and prep you before the hearing where the judge will ask you a number of questions. Using an experienced social security disability lawyer who is familiar with the presiding judge is to your advantage because your lawyer can prepare you for the questions that your specific judge is most likely to ask. One thing that many people don't realize is that the files the judge now has will be outdated since a number of months have passed from the initial application. When you request a hearing your file is transferred to the Office of Hearings without any updated information. If you are represented by a social security disability lawyer, he/she will be sure to supply all updated records, as well as get written supporting statements from your healthcare providers to be presented at the time of your hearing.

If you have just hired a social security disability attorney at this stage, he/she will look over your file, see why you have been declined in the previous stages, and then create a strategy that presents your story in the most compelling way. Those folks who choose not to have legal representation still have the opportunity to look over their file, but may not understand most of it or know how to best present their case before the Administrative Law Judge.

There are still legal options available if your application is again declined. If your social security disability lawyer feels that there was some error on the judge's part he/she may appeal to the Appeals Council. If the appeal is accepted, the council will review your claim and either overturn the decision or return it to the original judge. If denied you may still appeal to Federal Court in which case your social security disability lawyer will file a petition.

As you can see from this description of the process for filing and appealing for social security disability benefits, there are many situations along the way where having expert legal advice would be to your benefit.

There really are no disadvantages to hiring a competent social security disability lawyer. A lawyer will be motivated in helping you since he/she only charges if you win and receive benefits. Therefore, you should not dismiss the idea of hiring a social security disability lawyer for financial reasons.

For many people the best advice is to seek representation from the start of the process. Without the proper guidance you can unknowingly be hurting your case. A social security disability attorney will take care of everything for you as far as paperwork, filing, research, and personal prepping for a hearing before a judge. In addition your lawyer will make sure that you meet all the deadlines and check to make sure your files are received. Your social security disability attorney is your guide making the whole social security disability process much simpler for you. And once your claim is accepted, your social security disability lawyer will make sure you receive the proper payment from the Social Security Administration.

Contact free legal shield for a free social security disability lawyer.

Mirena IUD Is It Safe? Mirena IUD Lawsuits, Mirena IUD Lawyers

The Mirena IUD has reported complications and lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturer.

What is it and what does it do?

An IUD (IUS, for the Brits) is a small, plastic, T-shaped device that your OB/GYN inserts into your uterus. The old-fashioned IUD’s (sans hormones) are famous for nasty side-effects, but the Mirena is often touted as getting around most of these due to the Levonorgestrel. This IUD works by preventing sperm from reaching the egg and fertilizing it. It also thins the lining of the uterus, which is what leads to reduced bleeding over time.

Why’s this better than other methods like The Pill which also contain this hormone?

Well, for starters, it contains far less of the Levonorgestrel hormone than you find in The Pill. And, it sends it directly to the uterus lining, as opposed to filling your circulatory system with it. Much safer, for obvious reasons. It’s also praised by some women for it’s effect on the menstrual cycle – it reduces bleeding, and, in some cases, eliminates menstruation altogether for the duration of its placement. Let’s see The Pill do that.

How long can it be in there for?

Up to 5 years – you can take it out sooner if you want to.

Who can use it?

It’s important to read the Mirena site carefully – they actually say this is intended for women who’ve already had a child. Pharmaceutical companies do not say things like that without a very good reason and that's definitely something to take note of. They also mention women who’ve had cancer should avoid Mirena because of the hormones. Other than that, it seems like anyone with a uterus can use it.

 

Mirena side effects have included:

    Ectopic Pregnancy
    Intrauterine Pregnancy (a pregnancy in the uterus with the IUD in place)
    Group A streptococcal sepsis
    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    Embedment of the device in the uterine wall
    Perforation of the uterine wall or cervix

Other common Mirena side effects include:

    Irregular Spotting or Bleeding
    Headaches
    Ovarian Cysts
    Vaginitis
    Painful Menstruation
    Pelvic Pain
    Breast Tenderness

Many women are experiencing complications and seeking legal advice. Call 1 877 522-2123
 

 

911 Auto Accident Helpline, What is that $10,000 PIP

In pain, need Help, ask the Auto Accident Helpline. If you were just injured in an accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Ft Myers, Key West, Naples, Sarasota, Bradenton, New Port Richey, and anyplace in Florida and are in pain and need help call the 911 Auto Accident Helpline.  You can ask the Auto Accident Helpline to locate an attorney for you and they will. The attorney will be an auto accident lawyer who understands the pain and suffering of a collision. 911 Auto Accident Helpline has no Chirppractors or pain clinics associated with them. We are not interested in your Florida $10,000 PIP except to make sure you get the treatment and benefits you deserve covered by Florida Law. We locate a lawyer for you the old fashioned way, thru a bonifide lawyer Referral Service in good standing with the Florida Bar.  Why are so many accident referral services after your PIP? Read below and find out.

I am registering a vehicle for the first time in Florida. Is automobile insurance mandatory?

Yes. If you own a vehicle with at least four wheels and are registering it, you must have Florida insurance.

What type of insurance is required to purchase and maintain a Florida license plate and registration?

Florida's minimum coverage is $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) as long as you have a valid Florida license plate.

What is "Personal Injury Protection" (PIP) insurance?

Also called Florida No Fault Insurance, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance covers you – regardless of fault (i.e. whether or not you cause the crash) – up to the limits of your policy. Your PIP will also cover your child, members of your household, certain passengers who lack PIP Insurance as long as they do not own a vehicle. People riding in your vehicle who carry PIP will receive coverage under their own PIP for their injuries, and certain licensed drivers who drive your vehicle with your permission. PIP also covers your child if he or she suffers an injury while riding on a school bus. PIP coverage protects you while in someone else's vehicle, as a pedestrian, or bicyclist if you suffer an injury in a crash involving a motor vehicle. The Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, requires all owner/registrants of a motor vehicle with four wheels or more to carry a minimum of $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL) if you own a motor vehicle in Florida. Florida law requires you to maintain PIP/PDL insurance continuously throughout the licensing and registration period.

PIP insurance pays for 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages, up to $10,000.  This means, you have to recover the rest of your out of pocket expenses from the driver that caused the accident.
PIP covers any accident or injury that involves a vehicle, even if you are on a bicycle or a pedestrian and are injured by a vehicle.

What is " Bodily Injury Liability" (BIL) insurance?

Bodily Injury Liability coverage pays for serious and permanent injury or death to others when you cause a crash involving your automobile. Your insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits of your policy and provide legal representation for you if you get sued. In particular, your company pays for injuries caused by you or members of your family who live with you, even if they were driving someone else's vehicle. It may also cover others who drive your automobile with your permission. This coverage also provides you with legal defense in the event you are sued by the injured party.

What is "Property Damage Liability" (PDL) insurance?

This coverage pays for damages you or members of your family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

What is meant by "Florida Coverage"?

Florida coverage is an insurance policy delivered or issued for delivery in Florida by an insurance company licensed by the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Can I maintain my current policy issued in my previous state of residence?

No. The minimum required insurance must be issued through a Florida agent with an insurance company licensed to sell in Florida. Most insurers have Florida agents and are licensed to issue policies in Florida. Just ask your agent to transfer your current insurance to Florida when you register a vehicle in Florida.

What if I fail to keep insurance on my vehicle that I have registered in Florida?

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is authorized to suspend your driving privilege, including your vehicle license plate and registration, for up to three years or until proof of Florida insurance is provided, whichever is first.

If my driving privilege is suspended because I am not properly insured, is there a penalty to reinstate my license?

Yes. A reinstatement fee of $150 up to $500, for subsequent violations, must be paid and you must provide proof of current Florida insurance.

I live outside Florida for six months a year. When not in Florida, my vehicle is in storage and not used. Must I maintain automobile insurance?

Yes. Any vehicle holding a valid Florida license plate and registration must be covered by a Florida insurance policy throughout the entire registration period. When you leave Florida, you may surrender your license plate and registration at the nearest driver license or Tax Collector office to avoid maintaining your policy. You can always register your vehicle upon your return to Florida, at which time you can provide proof of Florida insurance.

I am not a resident of Florida but I have business that keeps me in Florida sometimes for several months at a time. Must I comply with Florida's insurance laws?

Yes. Any person who has a vehicle in Florida for more than 90 days during a 365-day period must purchase personal injury protection and property damage liability insurance coverage. The 90 days do not have to be consecutive.

I own multiple vehicles. Some are not used for different reasons, but the county I live in requires that the vehicles remain registered. Must I maintain insurance coverage on these vehicles?

Yes. Insurance coverage must be maintained throughout the entire vehicle registration period, whether the vehicle is used or not.

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What can I do to avoid a driving privilege suspension when I choose not to insure a vehicle?

To avoid a driving privilege suspension, surrender the vehicle's license plate and registration at any Florida driver license or Tax Collector office, prior to canceling your insurance policy.

If my driving privilege is suspended for no insurance, will I be granted a temporary driver license for Business or Employment purposes?

No. There is no provision in Florida's motor vehicle insurance laws for the issuance of any sort of temporary or restricted driver license for financial responsibility suspensions.

I am self-employed as a taxi driver and the only vehicle I own is registered as a taxicab. Must I carry automobile insurance?

Yes. You must carry Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) coverage of $125,000 per person, $250,000 per occurrence and $50,000 for property damage liability (PDL) coverage.

I am moving out of state and will not be registered in Florida any more. Can I cancel my insurance?

Do not cancel your insurance until you have registered in the other state. Florida insurance is required as long as you are registered in Florida, regardless of whether you drive in Florida. Once you are registered in the other state, you can cancel Florida insurance and comply with the insurance requirements of the state you have moved to. If you are retaining the same carrier, they can switch you simultaneously with registration change.

 

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