A Disability Attorney Can Help Those Rejected For Social Security

If a person needs the help of a disability attorney, they have likely faced the power of government bureaucracy. More than half of all people who apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will be initially rejected, and the process can seem like it drags on forever. A lawyer experienced in the field can serve as a great equalizer during the appeal process and make it much more likely that an applicant will attain benefits through an appeal.

When a person is gravely injured or develops a debilitating health condition, they are entitled to SSD benefits, assuming they have built up enough work credits. Widows, widowers or adult children with a debilitating condition are also eligible for SSD in many circumstances.

If an applicant is rejected, a disability attorney can help them file an appeal to get their case reviewed again. If a lawyer produces the appeal for the applicant, there will be a much higher chance that the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides to review the case. If the SSA agrees to an appeal, the applicant’s lawyer will help put together as much evidence and witness testimony as possible before appearing on behalf of the applicant in court. With a developed case and expert representation, an applicant will stand a much better chance of winning their appeal and getting much needed SSD benefits.

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The Number Of Transvaginal Mesh Cases Are Growing

Transvaginal mesh cases are mounting. In fact, more than 58,000 are pending in America’s courts at this very moment. If you have experienced complications as a result of the implant, you are not alone. All over the country, plaintiffs contend that they did not receive sufficient warning of the health risks involved and are now left to endure the physical and emotional repercussions.

Thousands of women who hoped the netlike device would correct a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or alleviate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) submitted to surgery in good faith, trusting that the transvaginal mesh to be implanted in their bodies would bring permanent relief for their suffering. Instead, they unknowingly subjected themselves to serious complications.

For numerous patients, the implant produces problems like mesh erosion, pelvic hemorrhage, or bladder perforation. Many women and their partners find their love lives in shambles following the procedure, due to painful intercourse. Others still require additional surgeries to remove the implants and repair the damage left in their wake, resulting in even more physical pain, emotional trauma, and mental anguish.

If any of these manifestations sound familiar, you may want to consider speaking with a defective product lawyer—preferably one with experience in handling transvaginal mesh cases. The attorney will examine the evidence and advise you of your rights on moving forward with filing a case.

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TEXAS ACCIDENTS IN THE NEWS: Day of October 29, 2014

Two people sustained injuries in a serious collision yesterday afternoon between a big-rig and a pick-up in Katy.  According to local authorities, the collision occurred at the intersection of FM 529 and Katy Hockley Cut Off Road.  The impact caused the big-rig to flip over losing its load of sand and caught fire.  Meanwhile, the pick-up absorbed severe damage leaving the roadway.  The collision is still under investigation.

A vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian last night on the 9500 block of Kempwood Drive in the Spring Branch area of Houston.  According to local authorities, an SUV collided with an older man who was attempting to cross the street.   An ambulance transported the victim to a Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later passed from his injuries.

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TEXAS ACCIDENTS IN THE NEWS: Day of October 28, 2014

A deadly motorcycle accident last night on the HOV lane of Highway 290 led to a complete westbound traffic closure for several hours.  The incident reportedly occurred between Tidwell Road and Eldridge Road.  The authorities are currently investigating the cause of the collision.

Tragedy struck this morning on Houston’s east end as a mother died and her two children injured in a serious crash.  According to authorities, the woman and her kids were traveling eastbound on the 4400 block of the East Freeway in a Ford Ranger pick-up when the woman failed to control her speed striking the rear of a Toyota Camry.  After the impact, the Ford Ranger left the roadway, flipped and struck a tree.  The woman driver passed at the scene of the incident, while an ambulance transported her two children to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Several children are injured this morning after their HISD school bus was struck by another vehicle in northeast Houston.  According to HISD officials, a vehicle rear-ended a school bus carrying thirteen students to Booker T. Washing High School on the 4700 block of Denmark Drive near Lockwood Street.  An ambulance transported two of the students to a local hospital.

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TEXAS ACCIDENTS IN THE NEWS: Day of October 27, 2014

An intersectional collision between a Dodge Charger and a GMC Yukon turned deadly last night in southeast Houston.  The Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound on the 4300 block of Yellowstone Street while the GMC Yukon was traveling northbound on the 6700 block of Sidney Street.  According to the Houston Police Department, a stop sign facing traffic on Sidney Street controls the intersection.  The Dodge Charger struck the side of the GMC Yukon causing it to roll over.  The driver of the GMC Yukon died at the scene.  The Houston Police Department is still investigating the collision.

A fatal collision shut down all eastbound traffic on the North Loop between Clinton Drive and McCarty Street in north Houston.  A 35-year-old woman driving a Chevy Impala slammed into the rear of a big-rig, who slowed for traffic.  According to the Houston Police Department, they are investigating whether the woman was wearing a seatbelt.

An 18-wheeler crushed to death a female motorist earlier today on Highway 225 near Preston Road in Pasadena, TX.  According to the Pasadena Police Department, a pick-up hauling a trailer lost several plastic containers and the driver pulled over to retrieve them.  The female motorist slowed to accommodate the pick-up driver, yet the big-rig driver traveling directly behind her failed to control his speed striking the rear of the female’s vehicle.  The big-rig crushed the vehicle pinning the female motorist inside the wreckage.  Traffic stopped on Highway 225 about six hours while rescue units attempted to cut the female driver from the wreckage.  The Pasadena Police department is currently investigating the deadly incident.

There was a serious collision between a Metro bus and an SUV earlier this afternoon at the intersection of Commerce Street and Crawford Street.  The Houston Police Department is investigating the intersectional collision, which caused the SUV to flip.  An ambulance transported the two people in the SUV to a local hospital.

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TEXAS ACCIDENTS IN THE NEWS: Day of October 25, 2014

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Deputy Marguerite Vasquez sustained serious injuries including a fractured ankle in a motor vehicle collision late Friday night on State Highway 7 near Loop 224.  Although Deputy Vasquez attempted to avoid the impact with a vehicle merging off the Loop onto Highway 7, collision was unavoidable according to local authorities.  An ambulance transported Deputy Vasquez to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.  The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident.

A serious collision at the intersection of The North Sam Houston Parkway and Bammel North Houston has taken the life of Thi Nguyen.  According to investigators, Nguyen was traveling southbound in a Toyota on the 11000 block of Bammel.  Nguyen allegedly failed to yield the right of way disregarding a stop sign causing a severe impact with a Toyota Tacoma pick-up.

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What Can Patients Experiencing Cymbalta Withdrawal Side Effects Do?

If you recently stopped taking Cymbalta and experienced withdrawal side effects, you are not alone. The Food and Drug Administration reports that compared to patients who discontinued Paxil or Effexor, three times as many Cymbalta users looked to Google for help with withdrawal symptoms. Each of these medications is used to treat depression, but discontinuation problems appear to be much more prevalent and severe with Cymbalta.

Patients and physicians alike claim that they did not receive enough information to warn them of the frequency and severity of Cymbalta withdrawal side effects. Patients often lay the blame on doctors. However, physicians, in turn, maintain that neither the drug maker (Eli-Lilly), nor the company’s sales representatives, nor marketing materials sufficiently stated the potential dangers involved in stopping the medication.

As a result of what the FDA deemed evasiveness on Eli-Lilly’s part, a significant number of patients experience disruptive brain zaps, severe itching of the skin (paresthesia), and even seizures when ending treatment. Symptoms have been known to last days, weeks, and even months after cessation of the drug.

These sometimes acute episodes of discomfort and trauma have led to disruptions in both work and home lives of numerous patients. The side effects of withdrawal often result in an inability to care for children, loss of income due to being forced to take sick days, excessive medical bills, and more.

Individuals affected by the Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome may want to consider enlisting the help of a reputable drug injury lawyer to recoup some of their losses. An experienced attorney will work to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses and more on the client’s behalf.

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Defective Products Cases Are Generally In Three Categories

Each year, Americans file thousands of defective products cases in courtrooms all over the country.

Many consumers have purchased an item only to find out that the merchandise is flawed. At best, the consumer experiences only a mild annoyance or frustration at the poor design, manufacturing error, or confusing user manual. At worst, the defective product can lead to injury or even death. This is especially true when it comes to medications and medical devices.

Defective products cases are generally in three categories:

Faulty design: Example—An auto manufacturer fails to install a release latch inside a vehicle’s trunk.

Manufacturing defect: Example—A range of serial numbers of a light installation kit harbors an uninsulated wire that can cause a fire.

Improper labeling or inadequate instructions: Example—Consumers are confused about the daily- recommended dosage of a vitamin, leading to overdose.

Not all consumer goods lend themselves to a lawsuit. Some items—like a chainsaw, for example—are inherently dangerous or risky to own or operate. A chainsaw could be made safer for use by dulling the blade, but that, of course, would make it ineffective for its intended use.

If you suspect you may have a viable lawsuit based on a faulty consumer item, be sure to retain the product itself along with receipt, user instructions, and packaging. Start a journal to track contact and conversations with the manufacturer. Be sure to keep all medical bills, and take photographs of any injuries.

Should you decide to hire a product liability attorney to represent your interests, choose a lawyer with proven experience and successes in cases like yours.

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Injured Riders Can Recieve Help From Bicycle Accident Lawyers

When a motorist strikes a person riding a bike, bicycle accident lawyers can be helpful in sorting out liability and determining who is at fault. Motorists must be careful when they share the road with riders, as even a slight bump can knock a person to the ground and leave them vulnerable to other traffic. Sadly, though, most collisions involving riders and motorists aren’t just slight bumps, but serious wrecks that often leave lasting injuries.

Bicycle accident lawyers regularly handle cases that concern a “left hook” or “right cross.” A left hook refers to a driver making a left turn into a rider crossing an intersection. A left hook typically occurs when a motorist is not paying attention to the intersection or believes they can cut in front of a rider safely. This is a risky maneuver because a mistake often results in the driver hitting the rider.

A right cross refers to a driver turning right into a bicyclist. This typically happens when a driver does not check their blind spot, or when a motorist believes they can quickly turn in front of the rider. Much like a left hook, a small miscalculation when turning can result in serious injuries for the rider.

Many riders injured by a negligent driver have sought legal counsel in an attempt to recover damages for their injuries.

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What Are Common Causes Of A Crane Accident In The Workplace?

If you work around cranes, you rely on training, workplace safety procedures, properly functioning equipment and the alertness of coworkers and supervisors to avoid a crane accident. Unfortunately, sometimes one or more of these components designed to ensure your safety and wellbeing fail, often resulting in injury or even death.

In September 2014, more than six million people in the United States worked in construction, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another 213 million were employed in the oil and gas extraction subsector. Each and every day, these hard-working Americans are exposed to risk and the chance that something might go awry with the equipment they need to perform their jobs.

A crane accident causes roughly 22 deaths and 175 injuries each year. Equipment failure and human error are usually to blame. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified contact with power lines, equipment turnover or collapse, and a lack of safety procedures as the primary causes of devastating crane incidents.

Although a person’s life or health can never be replaced, an experienced attorney may be able to help in the recovery of financial compensation for those affected by this type of tragedy. No dollar amount can make up for a life-changing injury or the death of a loved one, but monetary damages for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life or companionship, and medical or burial expenses, can significantly ease the burden in the aftermath of a life-changing event.

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