The Daily Northwestern: Patients Long Claiming Harm from Heart Surgeries have New Evidence under Nuremberg Laws

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Patients who received an experimental heart valve without their consent according to an article published Thursday in The Daily Northwestern.

Northwestern Memorial also could not offer her an explanation”

— The Daily Northwestern, Amy Li 5-23-2019

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 24, 2019 / — Patients who received an experimental heart valve without their consent have renewed hope that the hospital and surgeon will be held accountable, according to an article published Thursday in The Daily Northwestern.

The newspaper cited documents recently obtained recently under a Freedom of Information Act request to confirm Northwestern University’s chief cardiac surgeon didn’t have the university or patient approval to implant a heart valve ring he invented during open heart surgery.

Among the documented issues with the heart valve ring, implanted in 667 patients in 2006-07:

• The device was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, but should have required that approval.
• The experimental device, invented and patented by Northwestern’s Dr. Patrick McCarthy, was implanted without patients’ consent.
• The surgeon continued implanting his invention and studying outcomes even after he told Northwestern’s ethics board that he had terminated the study.
• The surgeon later published selected results in the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Journal. He omitted several adverse outcomes from the journal article.
• The 667 patients who received the valve ring before it was recalled never have been told of the recall or of the associated risks, even though several patients have had issues ranging from heart attacks to death, as written in a letter by the FDA to Sen. Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

The case has been investigated by the US Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Charles Grassley, the House Government Oversight Committee, Congressman Glenn Grothman, Congressman Danny Davis of IL, and The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Sen. Ron Johnson.

In the past, it was largely dismissed as a series of innocent mistakes. Documents obtained under the FOIA request, however, paint a darker picture – one of fraudulent concealment of evidence and human experimentation without consent.

One of the patients, Maureen Obermeier, has filed a 1401 petition to ask for a new trial in Obermeier versus Northwestern etc 08-L-012426 in Cook County Circuit Court.

An excerpt from The Daily Northwestern article:

The outcome of the new lawsuit is still to be determined, but Obermeier said she is hopeful that the FOIA documents are a turning point that will finally “end the cycle of horrible behavior.”

But even if the lawsuit is settled in her favor, Obermeier has to deal with the ramifications of her 2006 surgery for the rest of her life. She will continue to rely on a number of medications and have to live a restricted lifestyle.

“My life is completely different now,” Obermeier said. “My cardiologist told me, ‘You’re alive probably only because you’ve worked so hard at staying alive.’”

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One of the nation’s most respected college newspapers, The Daily Northwestern has won dozens of national and regional awards. The Daily has won the Pacemaker — long regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism — nine times since 2000.

Dr. Nalini Rajamannan, a former cardiologist at Northwestern, praised The Daily Northwestern for its journalistic investigation into the decade-plus-old case.

She encouraged the 667 patients, lawmakers, regulators, reporters and patients’ rights advocates to read the FOIA documents themselves to decide whether they believe patients’ rights were protected.

“The response should be immediate under the federal laws which protect US citizens,” Rajamannan said. “These patients should be informed of their unknowing participation in the prospective clinical trial. They should receive a full review of their medical history and receive proper medical care moving forward.”

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Dr. Nalini Rajamannan is a heart valve expert in the field of cardiovascular medicine. She has been researching heart valve disease for 31 years. She earned her undergraduate science pre-professional degree from the University of Notre Dame, her Medical Doctorate from Mayo Medical School and her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. She also worked at the Mayo Clinic as a staff consultant in Internal Medicine. Currently, she practices consultative medicine specializing in Cardiac Valvular Heart Disease at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cardiology and Valvular Institute, WI.

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Winning at Trial with Best-in-Class TrialDirector by Ipro

Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial.

Learn how one law firm's switch to trial presentation software brought success to the courtroom.

Ipro is proud to be part of the toolkit involved in such impressive outcomes, and we continue to improve and enhance the product to allow firms like Salvi to do important work.”

— Derek Miller, VP Desktop Solutions at Ipro

TEMPE, ARIZ., UNITED STATES, May 23, 2019 / — Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology, announced today impressive outcomes from its client’s use of TrialDirector by Ipro. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, while using TrialDirector as their go-to presentation software at trial, credit recent successes to the ability within TrialDirector to effectively present evidence and paint a picture for the jury that resonates and reinforces their case.

The firm adopted TrialDirector four years ago and uses it in all major trials, including a recent $148 million personal injury award and a $50 million dollar birth injury award.

Prior to using TrialDirector, Salvi Law relied on foam boards and doc viewers, but since making the transition, they have far more control and flexibility over their presentations. The firm attributes TrialDirector’s seamless flow, the ability to call up exhibits on the fly, video deposition tools, and how easily the presentation integrates with the attorney’s dialogue, helping them tell their story for a powerful impact on the jury, and providing a positive outcome for their clients.

“Ipro is proud to be part of the toolkit involved in such impressive outcomes,” said Derek Miller, VP Desktop Solutions at Ipro. “And we continue to improve and enhance the product to allow firms like Salvi to do important work.”
TrialDirector 360® is available as a stand-alone application or as part of the Ipro (Desktop) solution. Both were available for demonstration at the company’s annual user conference, Ipro Tech Show, held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 29 – May 1.

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services, and support, bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it—Desktop, On-prem or Cloud—significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.


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Wisconsin business law attorney, Richard A. Kranitz, Esq., comments on case of Security Finance v. Kirsch

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In a recent case, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt with a plaintiff’s claim under the Wisconsin Consumer Act. Richard Kranitz, Esq. explains.

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Kirsch would have been entitled to dismissal without prejudice of Security Finance’s lawsuit against him, [but] it did not give rise to an independent lawsuit”

— Richard A. Kranitz, business attorney

GRAFTON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2019 / — Business Attorney Richard A. Kranitz, in a newly published comment, reviews the recent case of Security Finance v. Kirsch of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The full comment will be published on the Blog of Mr. Kranitz at

“Security and Kirsch entered into a loan agreement, whereby Security loaned Kirsch $1,000 and Kirsch agreed to pay it back with interest in 12 equal payments from July 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. Kirsch defaulted on the payment obligation. On February 6, 2017, Security filed a small claims lawsuit against Kirsch to enforce the loan agreement and collect the alleged debt. Kirsch answered and counterclaimed, alleging that Security filed this action ‘seeking to collect money without, upon information and belief, serving defendant with a notice of right to cure default which satisfies the requirements laid out in [Wis. Stat. §§] 425.104 and [425.]105,’ seeking damages allowed under Wis. Stat. § 427.104. Specifically, Kirsch alleged that Security ‘has no right to file an action without first serving a sufficient notice of right to cure default,’ and that this failure ‘constitutes a violation of [§] 427.104(1)(g) . . . and a violation of [Wis. Stat. §] 425.302.’ Thereafter, Security sought to voluntarily dismiss the complaint, without prejudice and Kirsch objected. The case was reopened, and Kirsch filed an amended answer and counterclaims which added a claim that Security violated § 427.104(1)(j).”

Both the circuit court and court of appeals ruled that Kirsch’s suit did not have merit. Lower courts concluded that the fact that a customer was not provided with notice of right to cure default did not give rise to an independent cause of action under the Wisconsin Consumer Act (“WCA”). The particular section at issue prohibits creditors from engaging in certain harassing or threatening actions towards the debtors. Kirsch claimed that the action of filing suit against Kirsch by Security Finance without providing notice of right to cure constituted harassing and threatening communication. Kirsch also alleged that Security Finance’s attempt to collect without providing notice of right to cure constituted trying “to enforce a right with knowledge or reason to know that the right does not exist.”

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the lower court rulings. While Security Finance’s failure to meet the notice requirements under the law meant that Kirsch would have been entitled to dismissal without prejudice of Security Finance’s lawsuit against him, it did not give rise to an independent lawsuit against Security Finance. Therefore, Kirsch’s claim was properly dismissed. The case is Security Finance v. Kirsch, 2017AP1408.

About Richard A. Kranitz, Business Attorney in Wisconsin

Richard Kranitz is an experienced business attorney & consultant in the areas of corporate, securities and tax planning for corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, multi-unit enterprises, and a variety of different non-profit entities. In addition, he has counseled their owners and executives in compensation planning, estate plans, and asset protection.

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Kathy McArthur Named One of Georgia’s Top 10 Lawyers for 2019

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In the interview, Kathy explains the struggles of being a female attorney in the ‘80s, a time when such a career wasn’t easy for women.

This is a tribute to my entire team of my office. One person can’t do what we do, it’s a full team effort, so I take it as: I’ve got the top 10 team of people in the state of Georgia.”

— Attorney Kathy McArthur

MACON, GEORGIA, USA , May 23, 2019 / — Kathy McArthur, a personal injury lawyer and founder of McArthur Law Firm, has been named one of Georgia’s Top 10 Lawyers for 2019 by Super Lawyers.

Kathy McArthur explained why she feels she was chosen and how proud she is as an attorney in an online interview with™. She was it was an incredible honor, especially considering that there are over 40,000 lawyers in the state.

She went into detail about the struggles of being a female attorney in the ‘80s, a time when such a career wasn’t easy for women. She said her male colleagues resented her, and doubted her talents as an attorney. Choosing to work in personal injury law allowed her to maintain a passion and drive in serving clients who have been truly wronged. She explained how she continues the fight for injured victims seeking compensation and justice after a horrible injury or death.

In the interview, she gave insight as to what it takes to be a great attorney, encompassing 40 years of experience and also detailing what keeps her going after a long and successful career. She separates herself from the pack by specifying some of the key components of success for her law firm. She said that there is a big difference between a trial lawyer and an attorney who has never seen the inside of a courtroom.

While Super Lawyers granted her the honor and prestige, McArthur stressed that the award belongs to everyone at her firm.

“This is a tribute to my entire team of my office,” she said. “One person can’t do what we do, it’s a full team effort, so I take it as: I’ve got the top 10 team of people in the state of Georgia.”

Kathy McArthur is a personal injury lawyer four decades of experience representing victims of negligence. She is board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She primarily focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death resulting from car and truck crashes as well as medical malpractice.

Contact Kathy McArthur by calling 888-511-3130.

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Rosemary Barclay of Old Lyme, CT Recommends Minimizing Artificial Food Color Consumption for Children

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OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT, USA, May 22, 2019 / — Dyes have recently been linked to issues with hyperactivity and ADHD. Rosemary Barclay of Old Lyme, CT recommends minimizing your child’s consumption of potentially harmful dyes, preservatives and additives in foods

The effects of artificial food coloring on behavior in children has been studied for more than 40 years. After reviewing recently published research, Rosemary Barclay, owner and founder of Bonne Santé Wellness Center in Old Lyme, CT, shares her findings on the harmful effects of artificial food coloring on child behavior. These commonly used ingredients are often times not given a second thought by parents, but can have a significant long term negative impact on children with ADHD and hyperactivity. Rosemary Barclay shares her thoughts on the effects of food colorings, dyes and additives and their effects on developing children.

Artificial dyes are added to foods to enhance or maintain their appearance. This could mean brightening existing colors, prevent the loss of colors through elements of transportation and the environment, creating enticing looking beverages, or preserving a products appearance throughout its shelf life. The Food and Drug Administration currently deems nine different artificial colors to be safe but recent concerns have arisen over the use of food colorings and dyes in foods. In 2007, a study conducted in the UK linked the preservative sodium benzoate increased hyperreactivity in children and the European Union required labelling stating that this preservative “may produce an effect on activity and attention in children”.

Two types of artificial food coloring are used, dyes and lakes. Dyes are water-soluble; often found in liquids, granules, or powders. Lakes are not water-soluble; they are found in food products containing fats and oils. Food dye is found in beverages more than any other product, as people often associate a color with a particular flavor. A brightly colored drink can be more appealing and look tastier. Rosemary Barclay urges the general public to stay away from drinks with heavy use of food coloring often found in sodas, sports drinks, and cocktail mixers. These should not be given to children on a daily basis.

Sweets are another hidden source of food coloring, so it might be best to limit that Halloween candy. Rosemary Barclay notes that they can also be found in more unsuspecting sweet sources like cereals, fruit snacks, ice cream, popsicles, icings and even toaster tarts. Try choosing natural breakfast and snack choices like fruit, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Parents should opt for foods that are colored with natural herbs and spices like paprika, tumeric and annatto.

Rosemary Barclay of Old Lyme, CT suggests examining your child’s daily food intake and determine where artificial food coloring can be minimized. Also, research foods that your children like to eat and make substitutions for those foods that contain less food coloring. An example includes swapping GoGurt out for plain yogurt with toppings like honey, smashed fruit, or granola. Completely eliminating artificial food coloring is not an impossible task, buteven minimizing consumption can make a huge difference.

Clearly further research needs to be performed on individual food dyes, preservatives and colorings on the developing brain.To date scientists, consumers and the government have not found conclusive evidence linking dyes to hyperreactivity in children but not enough research has been conducted.

Rosemary Barclay states: “Artificial food coloring needs more research for a definitive conclusion on the effects it has on child development and behavior. However, although limited studies have been done, we have a pretty good idea that artificial food dyes are not nutrients and are not healthy for children and food manufacturers should be required to conduct studies showing safety ”. “These dyes and preservatives may affect a subgroup of children but isn’t the healthier choice just to avoid them altogether?”

About Rosemary Barclay

Rosemary Barclay of Old Lyme, CT believes that nutrition is fundamental to good health, and affects many faucets of well-being including the skin, energy, immunity, mood, and performance. The Bonne Santé Wellness Center in Old Lyme, CT, offers solutions to problematic skin without the use of antibiotics or harsh chemicals.
She earned a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in biochemistry in addition to becoming a board certified nutrition specialist, certified esthetician, and acne specialist. Rosemary Barclay lives in Old Lyme, CT.

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Cohen & Grigsby Attorneys Recognized by 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2019 / — Business law firm Cohen & Grigsby is pleased to announce that 21 of the firm’s attorneys were selected to the 2019 list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Pennsylvania Rising Stars.

Attorneys in the following practice areas were recognized as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers:

• Business Litigation: Larry K. Elliott, Robert M. Linn
• Creditor Debtor Rights: William E. Kelleher, Jr., Thomas D. Maxson
• Employment & Labor: Ronald J. Andrykovitch, James B. Brown, Robert B. Cottington, Robert F. Prorok
• Estate & Probate: Mario Santilli, Jr., Jonathan M. Schmerling
• Insurance Coverage: Andrew M. Roman
• Land Use/Zoning: Clifford B. Levine, Alice B. Mitinger
• Mergers & Acquisitions: Jack W. Elliott

Additionally, the following attorneys were recognized as 2019 Pennsylvania Rising Stars:

• Business/Corporate: Amanda R. Gerstnecker, Rebeca F. Linz
• Business Litigation: Katie R. Jacobs, Christina Manfredi McKinley, Julie A. Patter
• Employment & Labor: Carsen N. Ruperto
• Estate & Probate: Melissa L. Dougherty

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase selection process used for the Super Lawyers list, except a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

The attorneys will be recognized in Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine. Selected attorneys will also appear in Pittsburgh Magazine.


For more information about Cohen & Grigsby, please visit


Since 1981, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. and its attorneys have provided sound legal advice and solutions to clients that seek to maximize their potential in a constantly changing global marketplace. Comprised of more than 140 lawyers, Cohen & Grigsby maintains offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Naples, Fla. The firm’s practice areas include Business Services, Labor & Employment, Immigration/International Business, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Public Finance, Litigation, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Estates & Trusts, Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and Public Affairs. Cohen & Grigsby represents private and publicly held businesses, nonprofits, multinational corporations, individuals and emerging businesses across a full spectrum of industries. Our lawyers maintain an unwavering commitment to customer service that ensures a productive partnership. For more information, visit

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Attorneys Who Want to Double or Triple Business Can’t Miss “The Ambitious Attorney” from Steve Fretzin

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Attorneys struggling to build their business or unsure about marketing won't want to miss "The Ambitious Attorney" from Steve Fretzin.

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2019 / — Whether you’re a solo practitioner or a member of a large firm, attorneys who find themselves struggling to grow their law practices can’t miss Steve Fretzin’s new book, “The Ambitious Attorney,” releasing summer 2019.

In his third book, Fretzin, a Chicago-based expert in the field of legal business development and marketing, shares insights and proven methods to help ambitious attorneys to double or triple the size of their law practice. Mr. Fretzin has more than 15 years of experience coaching lawyers who are dedicated to learning and practicing his methodologies.

“If you are a lawyer who is already as busy and successful as you want to be, congratulations and keep doing what you are doing,” said Scott C. Anderson, Founder and Publisher of Leading Lawyers Magazine. “Everyone else, literally, needs to buy, read and follow the simple steps detailed in Steve’s book, ‘The Ambitious Attorney.’ These are practical, easy, simple and valuable steps you can start on today to improve your bottom line, indeed your life. I respect Steve’s experience and perspective and I know you will, too.”

“The Ambitious Attorney” includes dependable and simple tactics for making networking events worthwhile; how attorneys can increase their client list without sales tricks; how new, young attorneys can find a foothold in an often-crowded marketplace and much, much more.

"While my first book focused on a sales-free selling process and my second on effective networking for attorneys, this new book brings it all together to help any attorney succeed,” said Fretzin. “I know attorneys will get tremendous value from reading it and applying the content in their law practices."
To kickoff the publication of “The Ambitious Attorney”, Fretzin is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, June 4 at his downtown Chicago office. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and Fretzin will available for signing and speaking with attendees.

Event details:
– Tuesday, June 4th
– 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– FRETZIN office: 180 N. LaSalle Suite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601
– Pizza and soda will be served
– Cost: FREE

Attendees can RSVP at For more information, contact Steve Fretzin at or (312) 981-0119.

Fretzin, Inc., is devoted to helping law firms and lawyers master the art of business development and branding to achieve their financial goals and the peace of mind that comes with developing sustainability in the legal space.
Driven, focused and passionate about helping attorneys reach their full potential, founder Steve Fretzin is regarded as the go-to expert coach, trainer, and speaker on business development and marketing for attorneys. He provides clients with proven methodologies for what they need to do, say and execute in order to build a serious book of business. Attorneys have been able to double and triple their business in 12 to 16 months when working with him.

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Pudendal Portal: New eBook for Sling Related Neurological Complications

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Two free eBooks, featuring Michael Hibner, M.D., Ph.D., discuss the medical complications of transvaginal mesh devices are now available.

..the FREE Sling eBook, discusses the complications associated with the polypropylene slings used for SUI including interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, and obturator neuralgia.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2019 / — Dr. Greg Vigna, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, Certified Life Care Planner, and owner of the Pudendal Educational Portal now provides the FREE Sling eBook and FREE eBook for Chronic Pelvic Pain featuring Michael Hibner, M.D., Ph.D., who discusses the neurological complications of transvaginal mesh devices and his treatment approach for the catastrophic neurological complications of these devices.

Dr. Vigna states, “Despite the well overdue move by the FDA that banned transvaginal mesh polypropylene devices for the use in pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the manufacturers continue selling transobturator slings, mini-slings, and retropubic slings for the use in stress urinary incontinence (SUI) resulting in ongoing catastrophic life-changing injuries to unsuspecting women. Injuries include Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, obturator neuralgia, and pudendal neuralgia which represent life-altering pain syndromes that prevent functional mobility, impair sexual function, and impair bowel and bladder function. Dr. Hibner, in the FREE Sling eBook, discusses the complications associated with the polypropylene slings used for SUI including interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, and obturator neuralgia.”

The Pudendal Educational Portal is composed of videos and articles, all produced by Dr. Greg Vigna, that enable women to understand their symptoms, seek medical providers with the knowledge, skill, education, and training to allow for a rational treatment approach to their TVM related complications. Dr. Vigna adds, “We began in 2013 with the eBook that focused on pudendal neuralgia by Dr. Hibner because it was clear that women, doctors, and lawyers had absolutely no idea that the most injured in the transvaginal mesh debacle were suffering with this catastrophic neurological injury. With the education content provided for in the Pudendal Educational Portal women have the tools to find medical providers who treat the neurological injuries caused by the TVM devices. In addition, with the specific neurological injury, women are in a much better position to demand reasonable representation and push past the Tier Settlements offered in the MDL that don’t provide an economic path to rebuilding their destroyed lives.”

Dr. Vigna goes on, “My law firm, with a team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys, understands that the neurological diagnosis provides for specific causation on why the design of the device is defective and how this defect has caused the specific injury. The neurological diagnosis allows for effective medical treatment for the injured and for effective representation. We have clients across the country inside the MDL working through the Wave Discovery Procedure, new injury cases caused by polypropylene slings filed in State Courts across the country, and cases that were dismissed without prejudice for whatever reason from the MDL.”

For articles, videos, and other valuable resources, visit or our Pudendal Education Portal, We can also be reached at 800-761-9206.

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Attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC Help Clients with Insurance Claim Denial for Hail Damage, Damage from Other Severe Storms

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Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar, Denver hail damage claims lawyers

Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar, Denver hail damage claims lawyers

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Law firm offers free consultations for insurance bad faith cases in and around the Denver area

People may feel like they are at the mercy of insurance companies as well as Mother Nature, but that’s not entirely true. Policyholders have rights.”

— Sean Leventhal, attorney at Leventhal Sar LLC

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, May 22, 2019 / — This month marks the second anniversary of the devastating hail storm that caused over $1 billion in damage to homes, vehicles, and businesses in the Denver metro area. While everyone hopes that this summer will not see a repeat of that catastrophe, it benefits everybody to know what their insurance policies cover in the event of storm damage.

Should the weather take a toll again this summer, policyholders expect insurance to cover damage to their property and pay off claims in a timely fashion. But, in the event of denial or underpayment, Leventhal Sar LLC provides complimentary consultations for clients with insurance claims for hail damage and other severe storms.

“People may feel like they are at the mercy of insurance companies as well as Mother Nature, but that’s not entirely true,” said Sean Leventhal, co-founder and partner attorney at Leventhal Sar LLC. “Policyholders have rights, and they may be eligible for compensation if the insurance company deals in bad faith.”

Insurance bad faith claims contend that the insurance company dealt unreasonably with an insured. Examples of bad faith include:

• Extremely low settlement offers
• Denial of a legitimate claim
• Unreasonable delay in processing claims or issuing payments
• Improper, inadequate, or absent investigation of the claim

Colorado law prohibits insurance companies from unreasonably delaying or denying payment of benefits owed. But, in spite of these protections, bad faith can be difficult to prove. Insurance companies often put up a wall when policyholders request more information after a claim is denied or a settlement offer is lower than expected.

Oftentimes policyholders are facing many thousands of dollars in repairs to their homes, vehicles, and other property. After suffering damage from hail or other storms, the temptation may exist to accept a lowball insurance settlement or pay out of pocket for the damage rather than fight the insurance company.

Jonathan Sar, co-founder and partner attorney at Leventhal Sar LLC, said that policyholders should speak to an attorney before they agree to an unreasonably low settlement or give up on their claim.

“If your insurance claim for hail damage or other storm activity is denied, that’s not the end of the story,” Sar said. “We know how insurance companies operate, and we know how and what to investigate when there is reason to believe they are acting in bad faith. An experienced attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve under the insurance policy you paid premiums for.”


Attorneys Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar serve clients in Cherry Creek, Aurora, and throughout the Denver metro area. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death claims, Leventhal Sar LLC has extensive experience with cases involving insurance company disputes related to claims denial, bad faith, hail and storm damage claims, and more. The law firm is located at 3200 Cherry Creek S. Drive, Suite 520 Denver, CO 80209. Visit or call (720) 667-3030 for a free consultation.


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IT Governance announces 60% discount on all-in-one GDPR solutions to aid compliance

60% off GDPR all-in-one solutions - May 2019

60% off GDPR all-in-one solutions – May 2019

ELY, UNITED KINGDOM, May 22, 2019 / — IT Governance, the leading global provider of cyber security, cyber risk and privacy management solutions, is offering a 60% discount on two General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance solution packages: GDPR Compliance Solution – The Essentials and GDPR Compliance Solution – By Design and By Default. The discount is available until the end of May 2019.

The packages are designed to help organisations streamline their GDPR compliance projects in a comprehensive and cost-effective way. They include tools such as staff awareness e-learning courses, which help employees recognise privacy threats and reduce the risk of a data breach, and software solutions and resources that ensure your processes and procedures are in line with best practice and aligned with the requirements of the GDPR.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Despite a slow start from the enforcement date in May 2018, GDPR penalties have started to make headlines across the globe and it is expected that the ICO will follow suit. It typically takes around a year to detect and investigate non-compliant organisations, and with the anniversary of the GDPR just a few days away, companies cannot afford non-compliance.

“Tick-box compliance is not enough, and now is better than later to focus on achieving genuine, demonstrable compliance. Our all-in-one GDPR solutions were created especially for this purpose.”

'GDPR Compliance Solution – The Essentials' comprises the popular staff awareness e-learning and GDPR Foundation training courses, a GDPR pocket guide and an implementation and compliance guide, and the GDPR documentation toolkit, developed by expert practitioners. 'GDPR Compliance Solution – By Design and By Default' combines the staff awareness e-learning course with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and the Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Masterclass training courses, as well as access to the CyberComply platform – a software solution that supports all your GDPR needs.

The 60% discount is available and automatically applied on all online purchases of the packages until 31 May. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information about IT Governance’s range of cyber security and privacy management solutions, visit the website, email or call +44 (0)333 800 7000.

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