Electroshock: Documentary Exposes $5.4B Industry of Lies, Damage, Fraud, Torture

So barbaric and damaging is the practice that on November 23, 2019 (at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST) the Scientology Network is airing “Therapy or Torture,” offering a voice to those harmed by shock treatment.

So barbaric and damaging is the practice that on November 23, 2019 (at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST) the Scientology Network is airing “Therapy or Torture,” offering a voice to those harmed by shock treatment.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

“Therapy or Torture” is a compelling argument using facts, studies and patient stories to prove that newer methods of electroshock have not resulted in fewer adverse effects and that no one would “consent” to it if all information of its damage was known.

“Therapy or Torture” is a compelling argument using facts, studies and patient stories to prove that newer methods of electroshock have not resulted in fewer adverse effects and that no one would “consent” to it if all information of its damage was known.

Side effects of ECT include amnesia (substantial and permanent memory loss), confusion, disorientation, apathy, disinterest, headaches, nausea, slowed reaction time, lowered intellectual function and death.

Side effects of ECT include amnesia (substantial and permanent memory loss), confusion, disorientation, apathy, disinterest, headaches, nausea, slowed reaction time, lowered intellectual function and death.

It hits the head with the force of a 40-pound cinder block dropped seven and a half feet. It’s been described by patients as a grenade going off in your body. It’s called electroconvulsive therapy.

It hits the head with the force of a 40-pound cinder block dropped seven and a half feet. It’s been described by patients as a grenade going off in your body. It’s called electroconvulsive therapy.

Today in the U.S., about 100,000 people still receive ECT, including children younger than five, the elderly aged over 90 and thousands against their will.

Psychiatrists falsely assert that ECT has 'significantly improved' because the body no longer thrashes about with the use of anesthesia that relaxes the muscles during the violent grand mal seizure.”

— Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) International’s latest documentary, “Therapy or Torture: The Truth about Electroshock” is a gripping exposé about a psychiatric “treatment” that most people think was banned as torture in 1976 when the film One Few over the Cuckoo’s Nest won multiple Academy Awards. Jack Nicholson’s character in Cuckoo’s Nest, Randle McMurphy, was punitively subjected to electroshock—the passage of a brain-damaging 460 volts of electricity searing through the brain. Today in the U.S., about 100,000 people still receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), including children younger than five, the elderly aged over 90 and thousands against their will. With a $5.4 billion a year shock industry at stake, psychiatry doesn’t want ECT prohibited, despite over 108,000 people signing CCHR’s ongoing petition supporting a ban.

So barbaric and damaging is the practice that on November 23, 2019 (at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. PST) the Scientology Network is airing “Therapy or Torture,” offering a voice to those harmed by shock treatment.

CCHR, a 50-year mental health watchdog, says the powerful humanitarian documentary is vital not only for families but also for legislators who have the power to outlaw ECT. The film explores the shock industry’s consumer fraud and betrayal: telling patients electroshock is “safe and effective,” when there are no clinical trials proving this. Psychiatrists and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have also excluded brain damage as a documented adverse effect of ECT, despite one U.S. ECT device manufacturer that sells the device for about $20,000, recently admitting such damage can be permanent.[1]

Patient testimony, legal depositions and health care and biomedical experts refute claims that electroshock “helps.” The documentary details how the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture has labeled coercive ECT as “torture,” which governments should prohibit.[2] A July 2018 UN Human Rights Council report on “Mental health and human rights” also called on governments to recognize that forced psychiatric treatment, including ECT, are “practices constituting torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment….”[3]

Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International, said psychiatrists falsely assert that ECT has “significantly improved” because the body no longer thrashes about with the use of anesthesia that relaxes the muscles during the violent grand mal seizure that ECT induces. She states: “They misleadingly claim that modern electrode placements can minimize the devastating memory loss that patients experience, while arrogantly admitting they don’t know how electricity ‘works’ and that it cannot cure.”

Eastgate wrote a series of articles for the group’s TruthAboutECT.org blog pointing out the long-term damage from ECT and the fact that two-thirds of those brutalized by it are women. She also appears in the documentary candidly talking about how, as a 22-year-old, she was electroshocked when a psychiatrist misdiagnosed her hypothyroidism as “depression,” drugged her, which exacerbated her condition, and then electroshocked her multiple times. “For me personally, it was like a grenade going off in the body, assaulting every nerve and cell. The damage is unquestionable and no amount of anesthetic, muscle relaxant or a skull to buffer the force changes that. For years afterwards, doctors and chiropractors, not knowing my history, would ask if I’d been in a car accident or suffered from head trauma and could date it to the time I’d had ECT.”

She said she was inspired to find CCHR that challenged the use of electroshock and obtained the first legislative protections against it, including its ban on children in several U.S. states. She has dedicated more than 40 years to helping CCHR, counting hundreds of patient safeguards the group has achieved. This includes getting an electroshock and drug practice called “Deep Sleep Treatment” banned—also covered in the documentary. Eastgate adds: “That practice killed 48 patients and a judge that presided over a government hearing into it determined that ECT given without proper consent—including misinformation about it or lack of information—was assault. The government stepped in and prohibited it and that precedent needs to be applied today to all ECT: ban it.”

“Therapy or Torture” is a compelling argument using facts, studies and patient stories to prove that newer methods of electroshock have not resulted in fewer adverse effects and that no one would “consent” to it if all information of its damage was made known, any more than they would consent to being tortured.

In 1969, CCHR was established by the Church of Scientology and renowned professor of psychiatry and author, Dr. Thomas Szasz, who stated: “And if some doctors harm—torture rather than treat, murder the soul rather than minister to the body—that is, in part, because society, through the state, ask them, and pays them, to do so.”

“The Scientology Network’s airing of ‘Therapy or Torture’ will make the truth about electroshock broadly accessible and help in the humanitarian endeavor to put an end to physically harmed methods being used in the name of mental health care,” Eastgate says.

Watch the documentary premiere on Nov. 23rd on DirecTV Channel 320 or online here.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

References:
[1] http://www.thymatron.com/catalog_cautions.asp
[2] A/HRC/22/53, "Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez," United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Twenty-second Session, Agenda Item 3, 1 Feb. 2013, p. 21, para 85, http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session22/A.HRC.22.53_English.pdf
[3] “Mental health and human rights: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development,” Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General, Human Rights Council, 10-28 Sept. 2018, p. 14, point 46

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U.S. House Passes Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

Shark Finning

Shark Finning

We shouldn’t kill elephants for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, or sharks for their fins.”

— Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Building on prior efforts to protect sharks from being butchered on the high seas, the U.S. House passed the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, H.R. 737, led by U.S. Reps. Gregorio Sablan (D-NMI) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), to prohibit the import, export, possession, trade, and distribution of shark fins or products containing shark fins. U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) also introduced a companion bill that the Senate Commerce Committee has already approved.

“We shouldn’t kill elephants for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, or sharks for their fins,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action. “It is wasteful and barbaric, it imperils species and ecosystem health, and it degrades marine-based ecotourism and shark-diving experiences throughout the world.”

“Today, the House has finally moved to get our country out of the devastating shark fin trade by advancing the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act," said Del. Gregario Sablan (D-NMI). "I thank my colleagues from both sides of the aisle and especially my good friend, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, for working tirelessly with me on the bill. Our legislation is an effective, no-cost way to remove the United States from the harmful shark fin trade that contributes to the loss of up to 73 million sharks each year. Three territories and a dozen states already have a ban in their laws. It’s high time the House has joined them, and it is my hope the Senate quickly acts so we can end our contribution to the global trade of shark fins.

"Today, Congress struck down animal cruelty by voting in favor of the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act. After sharks are captured, fisherman will remove their fins and release them back into the ocean to die," said U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX). "Sharks play a vital role in our marine ecosystem, serving as an indicator of the overall health of our ocean. The survival of these majestic creatures is of great importance and this bill will help ensure they are around for decades to come. I am proud to work alongside colleagues who have taken a stand against this atrocity today."

As many as 73 million sharks, according to some estimates, are finned annually across the globe. The shark killers cut off the fins, typically while the creature is alive and often throw the mutilated animal back into the ocean to suffer and die. Reckless and unsustainable killing of these apex predators imperils species and degrades and destabilizes ocean ecosystems. Because of shark finning and other human-caused forms of mortality, shark death rates among some species exceeding birth and survivorship rates by as much as 30 percent.

The act of shark finning and possession of shark fins aboard a vessel is currently prohibited in U.S. waters under the 2010 Shark Conservation Act, but the law does not stop the domestic trade in their parts. In the U.S., shark fins derived from cruel fishing practices around the world are sold here.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Vembu teams up with NLHA (Pty)Ltd to provide comprehensive data protection in South Africa

This partnership will allow NLHA (Pty)Ltd to distribute Vembu BDR Suite through its wide-network of Value Added Resellers and Solution Providers in South Africa

CARSON CITY, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vembu, a major player in the backup and disaster recovery market, has announced a new partnership with Nino Lee Hendricks and Associates (Pty)Ltd, a well-established distributor South Africa’s Western Cape province. This partnership will enable NLHA (Pty)Ltd to distribute Vembu’s flagship product, Vembu BDR Suite, in South Africa. It will help many small, medium and enterprise-level businesses protect their data at a minimal cost.
Vembu BDR Suite is known for its simple and easy to use interface and for being an all-inclusive backup solution that covers the needs of small, medium and enterprise-level companies. With Vembu, users can protect their Virtual (VMware, Hyper-V), Physical (Windows, Linux & Mac) and SaaS (Office 365 & G Suite) environments.

Here’s what Nagarajan Chandrasekaran, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management, Vembu had to say about the partnership, “We are pleased to be associated with NLHA (Pty)Ltd, a leading distributor and ‘Trusted Technology Advisor’ to small and large enterprise, as well as government customers. With our best in market backup and disaster recovery software and NLHA (Pty)Ltd’s best-of-breed and market-leading technologies, we hope to extend our reach and help businesses of all sizes achieve complete data protection of their infrastructures.”

NLHA (Pty)Ltd through its integrated solutions partner portfolio provides defense-in-depth multi-layered ICT security via consultative expertise to identify pain points, define requirements to address security gaps, and create the capability to deal with compliance issues and defend against next-generation threats.
NLHA (Pty)Ltd is well-positioned to help channel partners differentiate offerings and assists customers to identify key risks and define priorities for addressing ICT Security gaps relating to compliance and next-generation threat protection.

Nino Hendricks, Managing Director, of NLHA (Pty)Ltd said “ Vembu’s solution is simplistic, economical and proven to be effective. ICT environments can be complex when implementing backup and disaster recovery solutions. The environments are made up of cloud, virtual and physical servers which adds to this complexity. Our technical teams tested various backup and disaster recovery solutions and settled for the Vembu range of products. Vembu offers a solution that is powerful, yet simple to implement. Vembu solutions offer granularity and control regardless of location and environment. We really look forward to introducing Vembu to the South African market so that they can benefit from this amazing product and service”

About Vembu

Vembu is one of the critical players in the backup and disaster recovery market for the past 15+years. They extend support to multiple environments at affordable pricing thus ensuring high availability to data centers. Vembu’s flagship offering is Vembu BDR Suite which is a comprehensive backup and recovery solution across VMware backup, Microsoft Hyper-V backup, physical and virtual environments, applications, and endpoints.
Through the NLHA (Pty)Ltd channel partners, customers have access to Vembu’s free edition of the Vembu BDR Suite and it has no feature restriction.

About NLHA (Pty)Ltd

Nino Lee Hendricks and Associates (Pty)Ltd is acclaimed as the fastest-growing “True Value-added Distributor” in South Africa with a huge presence in the retail and government sectors. With its extensive partner networks, NLHA (Pty)Ltd is also a well-known ICT Solutions consulting company, focussed on ICT security. They assist their enterprise and government customers to identify key risks and define priorities for addressing ICT Security gaps relating to compliance and next-generation threat protection.

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Justin Drach: Florida-based Attorney Fighting Widespread Abuses in the Psychiatric Industry

Nearly 150 CCHR supporters gathered for the Premiere Party of the Voices for Humanity Episode on Justin Drach at the Fort Harrison Grand Auditorium.

Nearly 150 CCHR supporters gathered for the Premiere Party of the Voices for Humanity Episode on Justin Drach at the Fort Harrison Grand Auditorium.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Justin Drach is a former Naval Aviator turned Florida-based attorney fighting widespread abuses of the psychiatric industry and the practice of illegally committing individuals, including children as young as two, into mental health institutions.

Justin Drach is a former Naval Aviator turned Florida-based attorney fighting widespread abuses of the psychiatric industry and the practice of illegally committing individuals, including children as young as two, into mental health institutions.

Justin Drach is a former Naval Aviator turned Florida-based attorney fighting widespread abuses of the psychiatric industry and the practice of illegally committing individuals, including children as young as two, into mental health institutions.

Justin Drach is a former Naval Aviator turned Florida-based attorney fighting widespread abuses of the psychiatric industry and the practice of illegally committing individuals, including children as young as two, into mental health institutions.

A new documentary features the work of attorney and mental health activist Justin Drach and his fight to protect human rights.

Florida is a target-rich environment for psychiatrists and corporations that are looking to squeeze profits from filled beds.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every year hundreds of thousands of people are taken into custody for involuntary psychiatric examination across the state of Florida. Called a Baker Act, the rampant abuse of rights under this law contributes to tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent billing. In a new documentary in “The Voices for Humanity” series on the Scientology TV network, attorney Justin Drach takes on the widespread illegal involuntary examination of men, women and children in Florida. Working directly with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), Justin Drach, a former Navy pilot, flies all over Florida seeking the safe release of countless individuals being held unjustly under the Baker Act.

“Today, in Florida, one of the greatest evils is fraudulent Baker Acts,” Drach states. “I make no bones about it, there is an epidemic of greed and abuse in medicine, especially the treatment of mental illness.”

Drach spent 10 years as a Naval aviator, including a tour of duty in Iraq. After military service, he earned his law degree and along with Amanda Thoele quickly established a prominent practice in Florida. His expertise—battling involuntary examination and potential involuntary commitment carried out by the psychiatric industry under the state’s infamous Baker Act. A strategic alliance with CCHR, a watchdog organization that exposes abuse in the mental health industry, has thrust Justin to the forefront of a movement fighting Baker Act violations. Through the specialized Baker Act Defense Attorney Symposium and Summit, known by the acronym BADASS, Drach helps to educate other attorneys in the art of securing freedom for Baker Act victims.

In support of Mr. Drach’s work, CCHR hosted an event on Wednesday 13 November at the historic Fort Harrison for the premiere of the documentary, “Wings of Justice” where the audience was appalled to learn of the horrific abuses perpetrated under the Baker Act and inspired to take action to help restore human rights.

According to Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida, Florida is a target-rich environment for psychiatrists and corporations that are looking to squeeze profits from filled beds.

“Florida’s mental health act is weak and due process is virtually non-existent, said Stein. “Patients are bullied into submitting to ‘voluntary’ treatment all to avoid the bare minimum scrutiny of courts making people like Mr. Drach invaluable in the fight to end mental health human rights abuse in Florida.”

Ms. Stein, who is also featured on the Voices for Humanity series for her work in exposing unjust involuntary psychiatric examination of children and other mental health human rights abuses, encourages the friends and family of anyone who has suffered abuse in the mental health industry to submit a report at CCHR – www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

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Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran Anywhere in Alabama with Mesothelioma to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Don't Gamble on Compensation

"As the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to discuss at 800-714-0303, "US Navy Veterans make up about one-third of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States each year.”

— Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center

MONTGOMERY , ALABAMA, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama or their family members to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to Attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. The group has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and their founding partner Erik Karst because these remarkable attorneys are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure illnesses-and they know what they are doing. These remarkable lawyers do not need to buy Internet ads-and they are a much better option that a 'free' book, kit or overnight package related to mesothelioma. www.karstvonoiste.com/

As the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303, "US Navy Veterans make up about one-third of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States each year. One of the things we fear the most for Navy Veterans with mesothelioma or their family members is that they will impulsively hire a local car accident attorney or not realize they are talking with a mesothelioma middleman marketing law firm as opposed to one of the nation's top mesothelioma law firms such as the lawyers at Karst von Oiste." https://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center suggests the following for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Alabama and or their family members:

* The lawyer the Veteran/Veteran’s family are talking to should be able to provide them with one or two-family references that confirm he/she has personally produced a million-dollar compensation settlement for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma within the last twelve months.

* “If the lawyer cannot produce these specific types of references, please call us at the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to some of the nation’s most qualified mesothelioma attorneys at the law firm of Karst von Oiste who have these types of references.www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their services are available statewide for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Alabama in any community including Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, or Tuscaloosa. https://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Alabama we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital:

* The University of Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham. http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/

According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. Mesothelioma also happens in New Mexico. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including Alabama. www.karstvonoiste.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Alabama include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
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Connecticut US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Has Endorsed the Law Firm of Karst von Oiste to Assist a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer If They Had Significant Exposure to Asbestos-Get Compensated

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"We want to help a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in Connecticut to hopefully get compensated if they had had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at a workplace.”

— Connecticut US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT , USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Connecticut US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran or person with asbestos exposure lung cancer to get them the best possible financial compensation. Tragically most US Navy Veterans or people with asbestos exposure lung cancer never get compensated because they were not aware the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too.

The Advocate is urging a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in Connecticut to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 if they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work. They offer direct access to the lawyers at Karst von Oiste to assist with compensation for people like this. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Connecticut US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We want to help a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer in Connecticut to hopefully get compensated if they had had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work. We offer a person like this a service we call the list. The 'list' documents how, where and when a person with asbestos exposure lung cancer was exposed to asbestos and it the foundation for a compensation claim. As we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 the compensation for Navy Veterans or people with asbestos exposure lung cancer can be significant." https://Connecticut.USNavyLungCancer.Com

The Connecticut US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate's free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain or anywhere in Connecticut. https://Connecticut.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High risk work groups for mesothelioma in Connecticut in include US Navy Veterans or shipyard workers in New London, or workers at a power plant, at an industrial facility, at a manufacturing facility, at a public utility, as a plumber, a boiler technician, as an auto repairman, as an electrician, or in the construction industry. In most cases, the exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma at one of these types of workplaces and the exposure took place in the 1950′s, 1960′s, 1970′s, or 1980′s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. However, there are people with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Connecticut. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH's website on this topic: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

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Attorney Michael Greenspan Holds Seminar: “Building Your Civil Litigation Skills”

White Plains, New York Attorney Michael Greenspan

White Plains, New York Attorney Michael Greenspan

Michael Greenspan, injury attorney in White Plains, New York with Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. taught a seminar titled “Building Your Civil Litigation Skills.”

When attorneys share their successful litigation strategies with each other, it leads to stronger legal protections for all victims of injury and injustice.”

— Attorney Michael Greenspan

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael Greenspan is a personal injury attorney in White Plains, New York with the law firm Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. Recently, Michael Greenspan was asked to teach a seminar titled "Building Your Civil Litigation Skills." The seminar was a large segment of a continuing legal education program on civil litigation skills in New York including motion practice, pleadings and jury selection. The seminar was held on October 22, 2019.

Based on his years of experience obtaining successful results for his clients, attorney Michael Greenspan was asked to teach litigation techniques to experienced lawyers. He said he appreciated the opportunity to speak to attorneys about his methods in civil litigation.

"I am deeply honored and grateful to have been chosen to impart my knowledge to the broader legal community," Greenspan said. "When attorneys share their successful litigation strategies with each other, it leads to stronger legal protections for all victims of injury and injustice."

About Greenspan & Greenspan P.C.

Attorneys Leon Greenspan and Michael Greenspan are established leaders in the White Plains community. Dedicated to civic and charitable endeavors, their reputation as dedicated attorneys and compassionate advocates is evident in their record of success and accolades. This includes recognition from The County of Rockland and the American Association for Justice f/k/a Association of Trial Lawyers of America for pro bono service to 9/11 victims and families.

The personal injury lawyers at Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. are prepared to help you with your injury case. Injury victims are encouraged to visit Michael Greenspan’s individual attorney profile, or contact the office today, to get a closer look into the legal team that will be representing their case when they choose to work with Greenspan & Greenspan P.C. For more information, please call (888) 392-6439 or visit his profile at AskTheLawyers.com™.

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Michigan Cannabis Leaders Night to bring emergent industry to Lansing for swanky dinner party

Join us for the dinner on December 5

Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group

Justin Dunaskiss speaks at MICBD in Traverse City

This is an exciting time in Michigan. Four distinct cannabis and hemp industries were launched or matured during 2019. Each industry will be represented at the dinner. Together, we are stronger. ”

— Rick Thompson, Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group

LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michigan Cannabis Leaders Night Brings Industry Stars to Lansing's Radisson Hotel

Lansing's Radisson Hotel will be decked out in holiday finery as principals from the various cannabis business industries gather December 5th for a single night of celebration. Business and thought leaders from the medical, adult-use, hemp and CBD industries will come together to celebrate historic 2019 advancements.

Cannabis is expected to become a billion-dollar industry in Michigan within a few short years. 2019 saw the launch of Michigan's hemp industry; a surge in the CBD product market; the continuing evolution of the medical cannabis business program; and the recently announced initiation of the adult-use cannabis program starting December 1. The Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group's special industry dinner intends to bring all four segments of the cannabis economy together under one roof for a first-ever dinner party.

A special networking event from 6-7pm is hosted in conjunction with the CannaBiz Connection and is free to attend. The dinner, from 7-9pm, is a ticketed event and attendance requires registration. A cash bar will be available during both the dinner and the networking session. 

This is the 12th event hosted by the Michigan Cannabis Business Development Group since 2015. Nearly 20 sponsors have been secured for the Leaders Night and include attorneys, security firms, ancillary industries and provisioning centers. The sponsorship window remains open until November 25. Tickets for the dinner are available on Eventbrite until December 4. 

Sponsors include:

The Botanical Company
Thurin Law Group
Great Lakes Hemp Supplements
Apex Construction
Bacco Farms
Stashstock
CannaLex Law
Cannapalooza Worldwide
Krystilion
CannaBiz Connection
Rare Cannabis Company
Marijuana Security Operations
Etz Chaim Accounting
Helios Security Systems
Dunaskiss Consulting and Development
LC Solutions Michigan PLLC
Solutions by Dr. Dave
Michigan Marijuana Report

Media is welcome to attend without prior notification. Video is allowed. Pre-event interviews are available.

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Vermont US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to Make Certain a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Vermont Receives a Much Better Compensation Result

"Trust us having a direct conversation with attorney Erik Karst about compensation is a much better deal than a ‘free’ book, kit, package or calculator about mesothelioma.”

— Vermont US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

BURLINGTON , VERMONT, USA, November 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Vermont US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate fears that most Navy Veterans or people with mesothelioma in Vermont will impulsively hire a local car accident attorney or a nearby mesothelioma middleman marketing law firm and the Navy Veteran with mesothelioma will end up getting shortchanged. When the Advocate mentions shortchanged, “We are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost compensation. As we would be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 to make certain a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Vermont receives the best possible compensation-we have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste.

“Erik Karst is the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste and he and his colleagues are responsible for over a billion dollars in mesothelioma or asbestos exposure compensation and they are fulltime mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys. We are urging a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Vermont to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst. Trust us having a direct conversation with attorney Erik Karst is a much better deal than a ‘free’ book, kit, package or calculator about mesothelioma." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Vermont US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers the following free unsurpassed services for a US Navy Veteran in Vermont or their family members:

* Free assistance in helping a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma to receive VA Disability Benefits.

* Assistance helping a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Vermont or nationwide to develop the ‘list’ of the specifics of how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos while serving in the navy or post navy. It is this information that becomes the foundation for a mesothelioma compensation as they would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.

* Direct access to attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to discuss financial compensation. The law firm of Karst von Oiste is one of the nation’s most skilled and experienced mesothelioma law firms. https://Vermont.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate’s services are available to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Burlington, South Burlington, Rutland, Barre, Montpelier or anywhere in Vermont. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible treatment options in Vermont we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital.

* University of Vermont Medical Canter: http://www.med.uvm.edu/uvmcancercenter/center-home.

About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

Michael Thomas
800-714-0303
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Andrew Himmel receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD

Andrew Himmel discusses The Reluctant Healer at the book launch

The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD recognized The Reluctant Healer by Andrew Himmel as the 2019 winner for General Fiction.

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Reluctant Healer has won the 2019 New York City Big Book Award in the category of General Fiction. This follows the novel’s previous distinction in 2019 as the winner of the International Book Awards in two categories, General Fiction and Inspirational Fiction.

The Reluctant Healer was also named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018, whose starred review stated: "The author’s sharply etched characters and smart, observant prose shrewdly capture the ways people think and talk about religious and philosophical issues . . . A vivid evocation of the conflict between reason and spirituality."

The New York City Big Book Award competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

The Reluctant Healer tells the story of a young attorney who is torn between mounting evidence that he has the energetic ability to heal others and his life-long skepticism of alternative views.

"Is The Reluctant Healer autobiographical? I have to give a typical lawyer’s answer. Yes and no. I am a conventional attorney from New York City. My wife is an energy life coach. The differences in our marriage present unique challenges, and the novel is a loosely fictionalized account of those challenges. So while the actual plot of the book does not neatly track the paths of our lives, the novel in broad strokes captures the central dynamic of our marriage." – Andrew Himmel

"In 2019, we had true worldwide participation. Book submissions were impressive this year as we collected from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America; cities such as Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Moscow, New York; and across the U.S. We are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD," said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

The Reluctant Healer is available for purchase in bookstores through the country and on amazon.com

For more information, visit the author's website

For publicity, press and media inquiries, contact

David Ratner
David Ratner Publicity and Publishing Consulting
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