Lawyer Referral Services; Words of Caution

This year I have represented three individuals who had been represented in personal injuries cases, or social security disability cases by lawyers they learned of and were referred to from the television.  These clients were unhappy with the services for several reasons. One reason common to all three was that the client never got to … Continue reading “Lawyer Referral Services; Words of Caution”

Medical Product Methylprednisolone acetate connected to Marion County wrongful death

A day after the Gainesville Sun ran an article on fungal meningitis occurrences in Florida it is reporting today on the wrongful death of another man who had lived in Marion County. This death is reportedly connected to the medical product methylprednisolone acetate, the steroid injected into patients backs for pain relief. The news article … Continue reading “Medical Product Methylprednisolone acetate connected to Marion County wrongful death”

Contaminated steroid shots.

Gainesville Sun reports 1,038 people have received shots from pain clinics in Florida which are linked to the contamination causing fungal meningitis.  Early treatment is the key to minimizing the consequences. The shots are associated with treatment of back pain. The formal name for the compound is methylprednisolone acetate.  Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong … Continue reading “Contaminated steroid shots.”

Contingent fee arrangements, when to use.

Contingent fee arrangements are not always useful, necessary or appropriate. Ask about why it is necessary for your case before signing on. Below is an interesting article I found on the internet. “A Lawyer’s Fee Shall Be Reasonable”: The Contingent Fee — Its Usage and Past and Present Criticism By Molly Vakulskas Joly November 9, … Continue reading “Contingent fee arrangements, when to use.”

social security reported under attack

Very good article from the Chicago Tribune; The stealth attack on Social Security gains ground.,0,3248171.story?goback=%2Egde_793237_member_174344522 Protesters gather during the Bush administration campaign to privatize Social Security in 2005. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / October 10, 2012) By Michael Hiltzik3:24 p.m. CDT, October 10, 2012 The Social Security Administration is getting better all the time — at quietly slashing … Continue reading “social security reported under attack”

Social Security disability issues/ news

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program PR Newswire – Thu, Oct 11, 2012 83% Say Cuts to the Earned Benefits Would Be Unfair WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new poll, conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies, finds the vast majority of likely voters support Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and believe … Continue reading “Social Security disability issues/ news”