Transobturator Slings More Dangerous Than Retropubic Slings

Women who underwent TO sling surgery had twice the requirement for a repeat surgical intervention compared to women who had the retropubic sling procedure.

Retropubic slings place the ilioinguinal nerve in peril as normal anatomic variation can bring the nerve more medial and can get acutely injured or can get pulled over time as the device shrinks. ”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Science has caught up to logic and reason, as a study to be published in the August edition of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology showed, "that women who underwent transobturator (TOT) sling surgery had twice the requirement for a repeat surgical intervention compared to women who had the retropubic sling procedure."

The study compared women with TOT versus those implanted with retropubic slings. Results indicate that within eight years after surgery, reoperation rates were 11.2% for patients undergoing TOT sling operation compared to 5.2% in those undergoing retropubic sling. Other observations provided by Emanuel Trabuco, lead author from the Mayo Clinic, that failure was more likely in those with combined surgeries for prolapse.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner has been critical of ongoing sales of this device stating, “Experts in the field of urogynecology have known for several years that catastrophic pain syndromes are 10 times more likely than retropubic slings and now this study supports the conclusion that TOTs are dangerous and much more dangerous than the retropubic sling.”

Studies indicate that neuromuscular complications are far more common in women implanted with TOT slings than retropubic slings. Neurological symptoms of the pelvis include pain with sitting, painful bladder filling, can’t wear tight pants because of pain in the perineum, numbness of clitoris, pain with sex, groin pain, anorectal pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Vigna states, “My team of national pharmaceutical injury attorneys have dozens of women with pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia caused by TOTs filed in the MDL proceeding through the Wave Discovery Process, ‘new injury’ cases filed in Courts across the country now that the MDL is closed to new cases, and cases in New Jersey waiting for their call to the courthouse.”

TOT devices include the Coloplast Aris and Altis, Ethicon Inc. TVT-O, Boston Scientific Obtryx and Solyx slings. Dr. Vigna adds, “Nearly 200,000 slings are placed in the United States per year and hopefully this study is enough to push the FDA to move this to a Class III Device, and physicians to use other treatment options rather than the TOT for the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).”

Dr. Vigna notes that retropubic slings are also dangerous because of the blind placement and adds, “Retropubic slings place the ilioinguinal nerve in peril as normal anatomic variation can bring the nerve more medial and can get acutely injured or can get pulled over time as the device shrinks. Ilioinguinal neuralgia presents as pain at the hairline to the labia majora to the groin”.

For more information on Neurological Complications of Slings read our Free eBook. For articles, videos, and other valuable resources, visit our Pudendal Educational Portal or https://tvm.lifecare123.com/. We can also be reached at 800-761-9206.

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Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges an Oil or Energy Worker with Mesothelioma in Oklahoma to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get the Financial Compensation You Deserve

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to simplify the compensation process for a person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma as they would like to discuss.”

— Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, USA, July 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are incredibly passionate advocates for people with mesothelioma in Oklahoma and our top priority is for a person like this to receive the very best possible financial compensation results. We are urging a person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can briefly explain the financial compensation claims process and at the same time introduce them to famed mesothelioma attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste.

"We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste for people with mesothelioma in Oklahoma because they work tirelessly to ensure their clients receive the very best possible mesothelioma compensation results." https://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

As the Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to discuss anytime, "One of Oklahoma's greatest exports are people who work in the oil or gas business and or Navy Veterans. These two groups probably account for-the majority of people who will be diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in Oklahoma. For people like this to receive the very best possible financial compensation, they must have retained the services of one of the nation’s most experienced and qualified mesothelioma law firms.

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to simplify the compensation process for a person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma as they would like to discuss at 800-714-0303. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center’s free services are available to a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Oklahoma including communities such as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Edmund, Moore, or Stillwater

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The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center's services are available to a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Oklahoma including communities such as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Broken Arrow, Lawton, Moore, Midwest City, Enid, Edmund, Moore, or Stillwater.

For the best possible treatment options in Oklahoma 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. Stephenson Cancer Center: https://stephensoncancercenter.org

High risk occupations for asbestos exposure in Oklahoma include US Navy Veterans, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, and the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot in McAlester, oil-gas production workers, power plant workers, public utility workers, oil refinery workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, machinists, millwrights, mechanics, auto brake technicians, construction workers. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, Oregon, Louisiana and Washington. However, mesothelioma and asbestos exposure lung cancer does happen in Oklahoma as the Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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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A driver’s murder exposes bus company’s racial discrimination, lawsuit says

Lawsuit: After an aggrieved bus driver murdered another in October, a black supervisor complained about disparate treatment and was harassed by her bosses

The supervisor’s bosses, who had a pattern of racist behavior, instead showed more support for the murderer, who was not black.”

— Attorney Raymond Babaian

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It was a horrific crime: a recently terminated Victor Valley Transit Authority bus driver murdered an ex co-worker and an innocent bystander, then fled.

A lawsuit filed today in San Bernardino County Superior Court says that the tragedy also brought to the surface unjust and racist behavior within the National Express Transit Corp., which runs the VVTA’s public bus system.

“The company pushed back against a black supervisor when she tried to show some concern and support for her slain colleague, who was also black,” said Raymond Babaian, Founding Partner of Valiant Law, the employment-law firm that filed the lawsuit. “The supervisor’s bosses, who had a pattern of racist behavior, instead showed more support for the murderer, who was not black.”

In the lawsuit, field supervisor Latiesha Carter, who is African-American, accuses the bus company of racial discrimination, creating a hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Carter worked more than a decade for the VVTA’s previous operator, and joined National Express when the Illinois-based company took over the bus agency’s contract in October 2018.

Not long after the takeover, bus driver Travon Holiday was shot to death at a Hesperia apartment complex by another driver, who also killed the apartment complex manager, a witness to the Oct. 13 crime. Murder suspect Leslie “Lee” Wienke, also known as Lee Quinteros, escaped. Wienke’s body was found five days later, inside his car parked along I-15 north of Las Vegas. He committed suicide.

According to the lawsuit, Carter’s trouble started the day she learned of the murder, when she suggested an after-hours candlelight vigil outside the home of Holiday, a former subordinate.

Before the vigil, Carter says in the lawsuit, Sarah Esparza, a safety supervisor, called her and told her not to attend, warning her to “watch your back” and “be careful.” The company’s senior lead safety trainer Josie Estremera then texted, ordering Carter not to wear her VVTA vest at the vigil.

Unlike other employee’s deaths, Holiday’s wasn’t the subject of the customary remembrance at the monthly safety meeting held by HR representative and head safety training manager Sue Crane, while other employees were allowed to start a Go Fund Me for the murderer’s family and given approved time off to attend his funeral, according to the lawsuit.

In the lawsuit, Carter says Crane ignored her complaints about disparate treatment of the two men’s deaths. Carter, in the lawsuit, alleges that “Crane consistently favored non-African American employees over African-American employees… and believes that it is also common knowledge that Crane subjected African-Americans to hyper-scrutiny and unrealistic demands and when these employees could not meet her demands, Crane frequently threatened termination.”

Over the next several weeks, Carter faced cyberbullying and intimidation from National Express managers, and was suspended on a trumped-up claim involving a broken windshield wiper on a van used by supervisors, according to the lawsuit. Then a confidential complaint she made to corporate human resources was leaked to other employees; no action was taken when she complained about the violation of her privacy, the lawsuit says.

On Jan. 3 her doctor determined she needed to take five days off to recover from stress and depression she was suffering due to the situation at work, the lawsuit says. She was fired the next day.

Valiant Law of Ontario, Calif., represents various individuals and entities in all aspects of employment claims, including harassment and discrimination, and wage and hour class actions in state and federal courts. With over a decade of legal practice in Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego County, as well as Las Vegas.

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FINRA Arbitration – Investment Fraud Lawyers File Claims Against GPB Capital

Investors at GPB Capital have hired investment fraud attorneys to file FINRA claims to recover their losses from the drop in the share prices at GPB Capital.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, July 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Investors at GPB Capital Holdings have hired a investment fraud lawyers to file FINRA claims to recover their losses from the drop in the share prices at GPB Capital. On the 21st of June, 2019, it made the media rounds that GPB Capital announced a decline of up to 73% in the share prices of its investors. Many investors were devastated by this news and reports specifically mentioned significant declines for two of the largest investment funds at GPB Capital.

In spite of the negative reports and news that trailed GPB Capital, professional financial advisors, and broker-deal firms continued to report the original value of the shares on the account statements of customers. They also encouraged customers to ignore the negative reports and “hold” their investments.

Currently, GPB Capital investors have enlisted the services of the attorneys at Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A., InvestmentFraudLawyers.com, to help them file multiple claims against GPB Capital and the attorneys are also investigating into the activities of the financial advisors and broker firms who did not stop recommending GPB Capital investment funds to shareholders. Any investor who would like their cases to be reviewed should put a call through to +1 888-628-5590.

Over the last few months, many GPB Capital investors were unaware of the true state of things despite all the negative reports because their monthly account statements kept reflecting the full price of their investment funds when they were originally purchased. Of course, the professional financial advisors and broker-dealers knew that the values on the account statements were not accurate, but they did nothing about it since they had earned their commissions which reportedly runs into millions of dollars. They left the customers in the dark and on their own.

When GPB Capital announced that GPB Automotive Portfolio and GPB Holdings II, its two largest investment funds had dropped in value, investors now started looking for ways to recover whatever they can out of their investment losses. Other GPB Capital Investments may also be affected by this problem, and some of them include GPB Waste Management Fund, GPB NYS Development, GPB Holdings I, and GPB Cold Storage.

From the 21st of June Reports, the values from the end of the year 2018 are bringing about significant losses for investors and let’s not forget that GPB Capital has not released the current value of its investment funds for the current year 2019. And with all the bad news surrounding GPB Capital in 2018, it is so not likely that the current values for GPB Capital’s investment funds (whatever they are) will improve.

As at 2018, GPB purportedly announced that it would focus on financial reporting and accounting issues when it suspended redemptions. Later, GPB announced the resignation of its auditor. In the same 2018, public investors were told that there was an unannounced raid of its offices in New York to collect material. Some other issues that GPB capital experienced in 2018 include reported investigations into GPB capital by authorities and regulators such as FINRA, SEC, and FBI. There were also reports that GPB could be a Ponzi Scheme.

You may be wondering how and why many public investors invested in GPB Capital. They marketed their private placements through professional advisors to public investors. These financial advisors earned up to 8% commission from selling these investments, and they reportedly earned more than $100 million in commissions. With this method, GPB Capital made more than $1.8 billion in the capital.

With thousands of financial advisors and broker-dealer firms selling GPB investment funds, the effect of all of these could be a huge loss for public investors all over the country. Some well-known broker-dealer firms such as Dawson James, Sagepoint Financial, Woodbury Financial, and FSC Securities have all sold the GPB Capital investment to their customers.

Investors can contact an attorney to help them review their investment and discuss the options they have if they want to recoup their losses. However, there is a limited time for investors to file claims.

Jason Haselkorn
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Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Instant Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste For A Person Just Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Texas-Honest Answers About Getting Better Compensation Results

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, July 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We want our service to be a game changer for a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Texas and we want to emphasize we are advocates for people with mesothelioma and our services are free. We are urging a person in Texas with mesothelioma or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so that we can briefly explain the financial compensation process and at the same time we would like to introduce you to famed mesothelioma attorney Erik Karst of the Texas based law firm of Karst von Oiste for an explanation of what your financial compensation claim might be worth.

"If possible, we would be happy to meet with the person with mesothelioma anywhere in Texas for a no obligation meeting about financial compensation and we will bring attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste or one of his colleagues with us. During this meeting we would also like to discuss possible treatment options along with must dos for the family. No one with mesothelioma and or no family dealing with mesothelioma should have to start from scratch when it comes to this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." https://Texas.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize-choosing poorly when it comes to retaining the services of a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma claim in Texas could cost the person with mesothelioma, or their loved ones hundreds of thousands, or over a million dollars in lost compensation. They offer direct access to the amazing lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste because they do everything possible to ensure the best possible financial compensation results for their clients.

For on the spot access to Texas based attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Texas, the Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim and their families get to the right physicians at one of these hospitals:

* MD Anderson Cancer Center: Houston, Texas: https://www.mdanderson.org/. The MD Anderson Cancer Clinic in Houston might be one the best cancer clinic's in the world.

* Baylor Saint Luke's Medical Center Cancer Center: Houston, Texas:
https://www.bcm.edu/healthcare/care-centers/lung-institute

* Dallas Methodist Hospital: Dallas, Texas: https://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/lungcancer

The Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their unsurpassed free services are available to a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma statewide including cities such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Waco, Arlington, etc. https://Texas.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Texas include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, oil rig workers, chemical plant workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. www.karstvonoiste.com/

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. However, because Texas is one of the nation's largest energy producing states mesothelioma does happen to very good people in Texas. 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.

For more information about asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma please visit the CDC's website on these topics: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/health_effects_asbestos.html.

Michael Thomas
Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center
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CCHR Says Minority Mental Health Month May Spell Mental Health Slavery

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

Rev. Shaw regularly tours community leaders and groups through CCHR International’s “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” museum that details the history of psychiatry’s abuses, including racism dating back to the “Father of American psychiatry,” Benjamin Ru

Rev. Shaw regularly tours community leaders and groups through CCHR International’s “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” museum that details the history of psychiatry’s abuses, including racism dating back to the “Father of American psychiatry,” Benjamin Ru

Rev. Fred Shaw wants to protect fellow African Americans from Psychotropic Drug Dangers

Being oppressed and subjected to racism is a human rights abuse, not a ‘mental disorder.’”

— Rev. Fred Shaw

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — While July is recognized as Minority Mental Health Month, Rev. Frederick Shaw, spokesperson for the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR) warns that it can be used to stigmatize African Americans and put them at risk of harm from psychiatric treatments prescribed them. Rev. Shaw, who is also the Executive Director of the Inglewood-South Bay branch of the NAACP said that Minority Mental Health Month was started with good intentions by author, the late Bebe Moore Campbell, but it’s been used to target African Americans, Hispanics and others, getting them, hooked on damaging psychotropic drugs and even electroshocked. (Click here to sign CCHR’s Petition to Ban ECT.)

Two patient “advocacy” groups are proponents of the month, yet both have come under Congressional investigation for their financial links to pharmaceutical companies that manufacture psychiatric drugs. Between them they have accrued nearly $50 million from companies that manufacture these drugs. [1]

Rev. Shaw said the pharmaceutical interests alone should beg questions about the veracity of a program that claims 20% of African Americans are more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. [2] He stated: “Being oppressed and subjected to racism is a human rights abuse, not a ‘mental disorder.’ Claiming this requires treatment—mind-altering antidepressants, antipsychotics, and brain-damaging electroshock—is mind slavery. These so-called treatments physically and mentally incapacitate people.”

Professor Herb Kutchins co-author Making Us Crazy – DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders said: “Defenders of slavery, proponents of racial segregation…have consistently attempted to justify oppression by inventing new mental illnesses and by reporting higher rates of abnormality among African-Americans or other minorities.” [3]

Dr. Rick Wallace, Ph.D. also says that “mental illness diagnosis is highly subjective” and is “far from an exact science. Modern psychiatry has expanded its reach to the point that even the most normal of emotions and mental states are now labeled as one ‘disorder’ or another.” [4]

African American men have been labeled with schizophrenia at a rate at least five times higher than other groups. [5] African Americans are also targeted for learning disorder labeling. Dr. Wallace called this, “The Black Academic Holocaust,” stating: “Not only is there an issue with young black students being disproportionately diagnosed with learning disorders, but they are also being prescribed psychotropic drugs at an alarming rate — with some being prescribed these medications as early as at the age of 18 months.” [6]

A study also determined that African American children prescribed antipsychotics were nearly four times at greater risk of suffering Tardive Dyskinesia—irreversible damage to the nervous system—than European-American children prescribed them. [7]

Antipsychotics side effects include heart problems, blood disorders, emotional effects (excitable, agitated, aggressive, depressed, out of touch with reality, socially withdrawn), liver disorders, sexual problems, suicidal feelings and behavior, weight gain, and a life-threatening neurological disorder. [8]

Shaw says Mental Health Month should be a warning and highlight the history of betrayal of African Americans when offered “help” in the name of mental health care.

• In 1792, the “father of American psychiatry,” psychiatrist Benjamin Rush, declared that Blacks suffered from a disease called Negritude. The “cure” was when their skin turned “white.” Like lepers, Rush said, they needed to be segregated for their own good and to prevent their “infecting” others. [9]

• African Americans were diagnosed with Drapetomania (drapetes, runaway slave, and mania, meaning crazy) and Dyasethesia Aethiopis (laziness and impaired sensation). Drapetomania gave Blacks the “uncontrollable urge” to run away from their “masters.” The “treatment” was “whipping the devil out of them.” [10]

• 1960s: Psychiatrists claimed civil rights protests caused violent “schizophrenic” symptoms in “Negro populations,” calling this “protest psychosis.” Black men were accused of “hostile and aggressive feelings” and “delusional anti-whiteness after listening to civil rights leaders.” [11] Ads for antipsychotics used African symbols to reflect so-called “violent traits” in Blacks. [12]

• 1970s: Psychiatrist Louis West, a Central Intelligence Agency-funded psychiatrist, made plans for a program to conduct genetic and biochemical studies to "predict the probability of occurrences" of violent behavior in young, black urban males. [13]

• 1990s: NIMH director, psychiatrist Frederic Goodwin, compared inner city youth (mostly black or Hispanic) with "hyperaggressive" and "hypersexual" monkeys in a jungle. [14] Goodwin approved funding for a “Violence Initiative” aimed at identifying violent inner-city children, some as young as five, that would need “psychiatric intervention,” which included Prozac or other antidepressants. [15] Yet, “The link between antidepressants and violence, including suicide and homicide, is well established,” stated Patrick D. Hahn, affiliate professor of Biology at Loyola University, Maryland [16]

Rev. Shaw says that “after hundreds of years of oppression, psychiatrists have re-defined this abuse as African Americans being prone to violence and then prescribing them drugs to ‘help,’ yet they create the violence and psychosis we are accused of.” He recommends anyone who has been abused in the mental health system to contact CCHR.

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

Complete documentation of all statements can be found here: https://www.cchrflorida.org/cchr-says-minority-mental-health-month-may-spell-mental-health-slavery/

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A Q&A Interview with Famed Criminal Attorney Vince Imhoff

Vince Imhoff, Famed Criminal Attorney

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Q: Vince, it’s great talking to you. How long have you been an attorney?

A: It’s a pleasure speaking with you as well. Currently 30 years.

Q: I wanted to start by asking what personality traits you think make a great attorney? What separates the great ones from the rest?

A: I believe it is a caring for your client’s case. How much it impacts you emotionally, and how that impact causes you to solve those issues. That’s what really matters. Even more so than the economic impact.

Q: So, great attorneys seem to have the ability to adopt the client as some of themselves?

A: Yes. There’s an empathy that happens that’s much different than the empathy you have when meeting people on the street. It makes all the difference.

Q: Is that something that can be taught? Or is it already embedded in a human?

A: I think that yes, empathy can be taught. However, it also has to be there in the first place, and you have to have a natural feel for it. After that, the more you do it the more impactful you realize it is, and how successful you can become with it. It’s basically like practicing any other skill.

Q: Vince, you have had a 30-year career as a prominent attorney. In what ways has the legal world changed today as opposed to 30 years ago?

A: I think it reflects society in that it is a little “meaner.” Now, everything is more about “Me,” and people seem to be more in their own bubble. It creates a real “Us vs Them” philosophy.

Q: So, technology has been an enemy of civility?

A: You could say that, yes. I think so.

Q: You run a law firm. What is it you do that has helped you prosper in that aspect?

A: We talk to everyone on our team about empathy. What it means to them and how they can use it while working. We make sure that everyone is on the same page.

Q: You have an economic practice that might be considered unusual. Most law firms are compensated by the hour, correct?

A: Yes.

Q: And you don’t. You charge the fee for the entire case, no matter where it takes you. Is that true? Were you a pioneer in coming up with that method?

A: Yes, it’s true, but the process has been around a while in criminal sentence work. It happens because clients don’t have the resources to go back over and over to solve their issues. So, making them an hourly client would disadvantage them. Our method caps their expenses so they know exactly how much it will cost. It reduces much of their anxiety as well as our own.

Q: How important is that flat-fee logic to the success of your firm?

A: I think it’s very important in that it allows us to focus on our client without having to focus both on the clock and the pay, while other attorneys might.

Q: If somebody has been charged with a crime, regardless of what it is, what is your single piece of advice for someone in that situation?

A: My most important advice is to say “shush.” The more silence the better. You don’t want to give away your whole case before it even starts.

Q: Thank you so much for that. It was great talking to you today, Vince.

A: No problem at all. Cheers.

Originally from Chicago, Vince Imhoff is admitted to practice law in Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lewis University and earned his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1989. From 1990 to 1997, Imhoff was a Cook County, Illinois Public Defender (Chicago). In 1997, he entered private practice as a solo practitioner.

In 2003, Imhoff founded Imhoff & Associates, PC. In 2005, he became the Managing Director of The Cochran Firm, Criminal Defense section. After Mr. Cochran passed away, Imhoff re-established Imhoff & Associates, PC and left the Cochran Firm.

From 2000 through 2002, Imhoff was the assistant coach for the trial team at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law. He is currently a member of the State Bar of California, State Bar of Illinois and the State Bar of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the California Public Defenders Association, Santa Monica Bar Association (Treasurer 2012-2014, Board Member 2008-2014), Lesbian Gay Lawyers Association (Secretary 2009-2011, Board Member 2009-2015), San Bernardino County Bar, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

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GetDismissed Sees a 25% Increase in Trial By Written Declarations to Begin 2019

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Traffic ticket experts, GetDismissed.com, report increased traffic ticket dismissal requests in 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the first half of 2019, GetDismissed.com, California’s traffic ticket experts, have seen a 25% increase in trial by written declarations for the greater Los Angeles area. A trial by written declaration is a procedure where, instead of appearing in court for trial of a traffic ticket, the individual can submit a written statement to the court explaining the facts of their case and why they should rule in the individual’s favor. This increase is believed to be a result of a higher volume of traffic tickets written in 2019 due to increased police enforcement in Southern California.

Trial by written declarations are available for cases involving infraction violations with a Vehicle Code or local ordinances adopted under the Vehicle Code. The procedure must be submitted prior to the appearance date provided on the ticket. GetDismissed.com can help with this process by ensuring proper time-constraints are adhered to, forms are filled out correctly and completely, and any statements, photos or evidence is included to give the best case of dismissal.

To further help California drivers with their traffic tickets, GetDismissed.com offers an ongoing traffic ticket protection to annual members. This service enables members to get the “Trial by Written Declaration defense package” for any ticket received while a member for just $59 annually. With this service, GetDismissed.com will fight most California traffic tickets for free without having to go to court or filling out paperwork. Additionally, members receive other perks such as free traffic school (if eligible) and a weekly newsletter to stay abreast of all traffic-related updates and news in California.

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Paylocity Corporation Employees File Complaint for Unpaid Overtime Hours

Paylocity Consultants who have worked for the corporation within the last three years have filed a lawsuit against alleged failure to pay overtime wages.

SCHAUMBURG, IL, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On July 12, 2019, former employees (Plaintiffs) of Paylocity Corporation filed a class and collective action lawsuit (1:19-cv-04716) against the company to recover unpaid overtime wages. Paylocity Corporation (“Paylocity”) is an online payroll company headquartered in Schaumburg, Ilinois.

Plaintiffs all worked as Implementation Consultants for Paylocity and were all paid a salary. Plaintiffs allege that Paylocity violated the wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by intentionally misclassifying them as salaried employees and as a result, were denied overtime wages. Plaintiffs allege that they routinely worked more than (50) hours per week without receiving “time-and-a-half” their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over forty (40) in a workweek.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Benjamin L. Davis, III of the Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl explains, “when an employee is not actually performing administrative work at a level which would qualify them for an exemption under the law, they should be paid overtime premiums for working over forty (40) hours a week.”

According to the Complaint, Plaintiffs and other Implementation Consultants were primarily responsible for assisting Defendant’s clients with implementing their payroll software. It is alleged that Plaintiffs and other Implementation Consultants were given a voluminous amount of work that required them to work overtime regularly, despite not being properly compensated for their additional time.

Additional information regarding how other salaried Implementation Consultants who work or worked for Paylocity can join this case can be found here or by calling the Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl at 410-244-7005. The case is entitled Diebold, et al. v. Paylocity Corporation (Northern District Illinois).

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl and Werman Salas P.C. represent the Plaintiffs in this matter. Both firms are recognized as leaders in the field of wage and hour litigation and have successfully handled numerous class and collective action lawsuits across the country. They are committed to vigorously representing employees whose rights have been violated.

Media contact information: 410-244-7005

Benjamin L. Davis III
The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl
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Benefits of Having a Written Contract, explained by Jared E. Stolz, Esq.

Jared E Stolz, attorney in Flemington, New Jersey

Jared E Stolz, attorney in Flemington, New Jersey

Jared Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared Elliott Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared Elliott Stolz, attorney in New Jersey

Jared E. Stolz, insurance lawyer, New Jersey

Jared E. Stolz, insurance lawyer, New Jersey

In this age of the Internet and emails, is having a written contract important? In a new article, Attorney Jared Stolz explains in easy-to-understand terms.

There is little to worry about or for things to go awry as everything is clearly laid out in written form. A properly drafted contract provides committed parties and authorities with a written record”

— Jared Stolz, insurance lawyer in New Jersey

FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In this modern age, when everything from as simple as a single copy of your contract to heavy legal documents can be safely stored in your computer, is it really important to have them in a hard copy or to have it in a written form at all? It may surprise you, but yes!

Insurance law attorney Jared Stolz published an explanatory article explaining some of the issues in layman’s terms, available on his blog at https://jaredstolz.law.blog/

In this technological-driven age, many people don’t value the importance of legal papers in a hard-copy form. They think that as they have carried out the agreement verbally, it means almost the same. But that’s not how it works; the significance of a written contract is far more important than the one available in your folder or the one done verbally. In this article, we’ve gathered some top reasons why that is so.

1. Provides More Certainty and Authenticity

A piece of paper may have lost its importance in today’s digital world but the significance of a written contract can never alleviate. Written contracts provide more assurance to both committed parties. Verbal contracts are harder to prove.

With verbal contracts, it is likely that a party may agree on something, but later on, back-pedal immediately. This can put you in a lot of financial or legal crisis and damage your reputation as well. With written contracts, there is no scope of denying or backing away; even if a certain party does so, you can always provide evidence and prove them wrong. This will save you from a lot of hassle with the committed party and authorities.

2. Prevents Disputes and Misunderstandings

The worst part about verbal contracts is that people often forget about details – the most important part of a contract. They may remember them for a while but as time goes on, it is likely for them to become hazy on minor details.

Since the spoken words are not recorded anywhere, it is impossible to go back and check. This can create a lot of assumptions and problems in the future. One party may say something else about the contract and the other party may argue something else to be true. And to make the matters worse, there would be nothing to tally from and see who is right or telling the truth. This can give rise to a dispute between the parties and dissolving of the “contract” ultimately.

3. Provides Proof Immediately

A written contract will always come in handy and could be useful at anytime, anywhere. Surely, you can’t carry your laptop wherever you go. It is possible that you have to show your contract at the time when you don’t have your laptop. Having a contract in a paper form will allow you with the feasibility to carry it in your bag wherever you go.

Since contracts are made on a normal paper sheet – as light as air, it wouldn’t be burdensome to take along the contract wherever you go. On the safe side, always keep a saved copy of your written contract on your computer.

4. Clearly States Duties and Responsibilities

A proper, written document contains significant details that a verbal contract may not cover. To make a contract legal, it should consist of two essential components – agreement and considerations. Within these two parts, contain an assortment of provisions that make the contract legal in its truest sense. In these two sections of the contract, there will be offers, terms and conditions, work conditions, payment clauses, liabilities, and breach of conditions. What these pointers will detail out are as follows:
* Terms and conditions – what both parties are required to do under the contract
* Work conditions – how both parties are required to act within the terms of a contract
* Liabilities – how liabilities will be managed in case of a problem
* Payment conditions – how payment will be done under the contract
* Breach of conditions – what happens if either of the party fails to fulfill the conditions.

The clauses in the contract will serve as rules that the committed parties will need to follow no matter what.

5. Gives You Security and Relaxes Your Mind

Knowing that the terms and conditions are clearly elucidated in a written contract gives involved parties peace of mind. There is little to worry about or for things to go awry as everything is clearly laid out in written form. A properly drafted contract provides committed parties and authorities with a written record of the terms and obligations agreed upon. This also gives you an additional right to take legal action and enforce the duties in the contract, if necessary.

About J. Elliott Stolz, Esq.

Jared Elliott Stolz is an attorney in New Jersey, focusing on insurance law and litigation. He is the managing partner of Stolz and Associates. Jared Stolz received his undergraduate education at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and graduated with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law. Jared E. Stolz has been the managing partner of Stolz and Associates since 2004, specializing in providing individual and customized attention to insurance carriers needs on substantial coverage disputes. Mr. Stolz has nearly two decades of experience in the insurance industry and strives to offer the clients a combination of tried and true legal analysis along with tactic, brought to it by today’s technology, with a focused eye on expenses. He has represented prominent clients in numerous noteworthy cases with published opinions and has published and given seminar on insurance law topics.

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