Ethicon Prosima TVT-O Case Progressing Forward in New York Federal Court

Ben Martin, Esq. and Laura Baughman, Esq. defend their client, an unfortunate victim of the Ethicon transvaginal mesh product, in New York.

The TVT-O and Prosima devices cause pudendal neuralgia…The magnitude of the risk of catastrophic pain makes these devices defective and unreasonably dangerous under the law.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On February 11, 2020, Ben Martin, Esq. and Laura Baughman, Esq. together defended their client’s deposition in New York. The client was the unfortunate victim of the Ethicon transvaginal mesh product and suffered severe neurological injuries from the Prosima and TVT-O. The case is proceeding forward in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Case No: 2-19-cv-04021).

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner discusses, “This case is one of many that my team is prosecuting outside the Multidistrict Litigation in West Virginia after the case was dismissed without prejudice after unsuccessful attempts at settlement in the MDL.” Vigna adds, “The MDL did a good job dealing with the issue of bladder and vaginal erosion, but little for women with disability caused by the catastrophic neurological injuries caused by transvaginal mesh. The cases we are prosecuting are those with symptoms consistent with pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, ilioinguinal neuralgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.”

The Prosima project was coined by Ethicon as “Project Mint” as it was designed to improve on the Prolift by eliminating the transobturator arms of the Prolift. An Ethicon internal document stated that the “Mint (had) potential to be positioned…for patients whose prolapse is not severe enough to warrant Prolift.”

Dr. Vigna states, “This case illustrates that Ethicon found it necessary to devise a transvaginal mesh device for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) that eliminates the transobturator arms of the Prolift but continues to market the TVT-O for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that is 45 cm long with arms that pass through the obturator fossa.” He adds, “Both the TVT-O and Prosima devices cause pudendal neuralgia, and the TVT-O cause obturator neuralgia. The magnitude of the risk of catastrophic pain makes these devices defective and unreasonably dangerous under the law.”

Greg Vigna, MD, JD through his California and Washington DC law firm along with national pharmaceutical injury law firms including national pharmaceutical injury trial law firm Martin Baughman from Dallas Texas represent many catastrophically injured women proceeding down the path to justice. Dr. Vigna says, “Our clients include those awaiting remand from the MDL to the Federal Courts across the country, those who have had cases dismissed without prejudice from the MDL, women in the New Jersey consolidated litigation awaiting their time in court, and newly injured women with catastrophic injuries with symptoms consistent with neuralgia across the country.”

For articles, video resources, and information, visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal (https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/) or https://tvm.lifecare123.com/. Click here for information regarding sling related complications: https://tvm.lifecare123.com/slingebook.html

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EDRM Announces Newest Alliance Partner Information Governance ANZ

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We are delighted to be affiliated with the EDRM community, given the long history and impact of the EDRM and IGRM reference models on the legal and broader professional community.”

— Susan Bennett, Founder, Information Governance ANZ

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Setting the global standards for e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is pleased to announce its newest alliance partner, Information Governance ANZ (InfoGovANZ). Based in Sydney, InfoGovANZ comprises professionals from Australia, New Zealand and around the globe who bring together their expertise from a diverse range of backgrounds to connect, develop and promote information governance best practices.

EDRM sets standards and best practices as well as provides tools and guides to improve electronic discovery and information governance. Legal professionals that leverage EDRM are well-equipped to properly handle the complexities that come with data identification all the way through production and preservation. InfoGovANZ members come from a wide range of professional backgrounds to share their knowledge, learn and develop IG best practices. This valuable partnership brings together the global communities of EDRM and IngoGovANZ to meet the challenges and opportunities for organisations in the data and information age.

“It is critical for EDRM to ally with organizations like Information Governance ANZ with deep roots in their local community,” says Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “Information Governance ANZ is also a silo breaker celebrating multidisciplinary collaboration with legal, e-discovery, privacy, risk and compliance, information security and records management professionals.”

“We are delighted to be affiliated with the EDRM community, given the long history and impact of the EDRM and IGRM reference models on the legal and broader professional community” says Susan Bennett who founded Information Governance ANZ in 2016. “The collaboration of industry associations to break down professional silos is critical for innovative solutions that effectively govern both the opportunities and the challenges confronting organisations from the exponential volumes of data and information.” Bennett holds a Master of Business Administration (AGSM) and a Master of Laws (Syd). She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and principal of Sibenco Legal & Advisory.

About EDRM
Empowering the global leaders of e-discovery, the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) creates practical global resources to improve e-discovery, privacy, security and information governance. Since 2005, EDRM has delivered leadership, standards, tools, guides and test datasets to strengthen best practices throughout the world. EDRM has an international presence in 113 countries and growing and an innovative support infrastructure for individuals, law firms, corporations and government organizations seeking to improve the practice and provision of data and legal discovery. Learn more about the EDRM today at EDRM.net.

About Information Governance ANZ
Information Governance ANZ brings together professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds to develop and promote best practices and innovations of information governance activities and technologies that organisations employ to maximise the value of their information while minimising associated risks and costs. By building a network of multi-disciplinary professionals, information silos will be broken down, enabling connected thinking and innovation that leads to information governance best practices.

To learn more about Information Governance ANZ go to www.infogovanz.com or contact: Susan Bennett, founder and executive Director at susan.bennett@infogovanz.com.

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Digital Forensics Company Downstreem Launches Mobile Data Collection Device RemoteStreem

RemoteStreem performs remote device and data preservation, acquiring data in a defensible, forensically-sound way, regardless of data source type.

DENVER, CO, USA, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — To better facilitate remote data acquisition, digital forensics firm Downstreem LLC announced today the launch of RemoteStreem, an innovative, portable data preservation, analysis and reporting tool that provides a new way for companies to collect data remotely from mobile devices and other data sources, including cloud storage. As the amount of data companies are required to collect increases and the requirements surrounding data security strengthen, enhanced tools are needed to ensure data can be retrieved and analyzed quickly and efficiently.

From regulatory requirements to daily business operations, a corporation’s need to quickly and securely collect, retrieve and analyze data is expanding. For example, companies responding to pending litigation must comb multiple channels to collect the required information in a defensible manner, regardless of the data’s source. Using non-defensible tools and processes often results in the loss of critical metadata and digital information. Inefficient workflows and platforms lead to incomplete collection results and extended reporting timelines. Furthermore, corporate teams need quick access to important and sensitive data when responding to employee terminations, internal investigations, and other personnel or legal actions.

Once deployed, the RemoteStreem device simplifies data collection from a variety of sources, including mobile devices, cloud and on-site servers, computers, enterprise storage and social media or website content. RemoteStreem supports custodian self-collection, covert/overt data acquisition, triage and post-collection filtering, while on-site. Additionally, it includes the ability for custodians to input their passwords directly into the device at collection time for sensitive data sources, where changing or sharing credentials is not desired.

“RemoteStreem is a compact and powerful multi-source data acquisition device, scalable for any data volume,” said Andreas Mueller, Downstreem’s CEO. “It provides any size company the tools needed to simplify defensible, forensically-sound capture and storage of on-premise or remote data sources. From internal investigations and corporate litigation requirements to protecting against fraud, data deletion or removal, the RemoteStreem device is a must-have for companies in our data-heavy world.”

Downstreem offers on-premise and remote deployment options for RemoteStreem. On-premise storage of the device enables on-demand, immediate capture of (sensitive) data sources. RemoteStreem can also be deployed within 24 hours worldwide. The device is equipped with 1.2TB (terabyte) onboard storage and expandable via hardware-encrypted external drives to accommodate data volumes of any size.

Learn more: https://www.downstreem.com/remotestreem

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Tax Pros Unite Against California’s AB-1140 Legislation

CA tax pros are voicing opposition to Assembly Bill 1140, which would discriminate against California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs) and restrict free trade

NEWPORT BEACH, CA, USA, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Assembly Bill 1140 (AB-1140) is working its way through the California legislature and would adversely impact California tax return preparers directly, as well as their clients indirectly. If enacted, this bill would infringe upon free trade and impose requirements that discriminate against a small but very important portion of the California tax preparation community known as California registered tax preparers (CRTPs).

Tax professionals and stakeholders across California (and the United States) are speaking out against this legislation for a multitude of reasons such as:

1. Discrimination – This bill discriminates against California tax professionals, as Enrolled Agents and CPAs are exempt.

2. Impossible to comply with – The way AB-1140 is written, it is impossible to comply with, as it requires the statement to be given to a potential tax client before preparing his or her tax return. However, before engaging a client and preparing a return, the CRTP will not know the potential client’s income level.

3. Increases in preparation costs with additional regulation

4. Administrative restraint of trade – Treating one segment of the tax preparation industry to cost-increasing and revenue-decreasing legislation certainly invokes governmental restraint of trade and due process concerns. By subjecting CRTPs to its provisions, AB-1140 bestows economic privilege to CPAs, EAs, and tax-preparing attorneys.

5. Free file may not be free – The IRS VITA program uses unregulated volunteers with no continuing education requirements and with different degrees of expertise to prepare returns. The bottom line is that a free file error could cost far more than tax preparation by a legally registered tax return preparer (CRTP).

6. Privacy concerns and IRS PTIN – The legislation requires a CRTP to disclose his or her federal PTIN rather than CTEC registration number, opening up the tax professional to fraudulently prepared returns under their PTIN number.

According to a 2019 CountingWorks study, accountants rank #1 as the most important business advisor when compared to attorneys, business bankers, insurance agents, and computer consultants.

There is a reason accounting and tax pros are consistently rated as the most trusted advisors. So why is the California legislature targeting them? There are already laws on the books to regulate tax pros.

Tax experts at TaxBuzz have started a petition to help the tax community raise their voices against this damaging and discriminatory legislation. You can sign and share the petition here: http://chng.it/mM4c5GfgYr

For more information on the potential negative impact of AB-1140, view the full expert analysis on the TaxBuzz blog.

Lee Reams, EA
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Arkansas US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Offers a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Arkansas Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to Discuss Compensation-Get Real Answers Today

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"The Advocate has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and Erik Karsts because they so much experience assisting Navy Veterans receive the best possible mesothelioma compensation results.”

— Arkansas US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, USA, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Arkansas US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "Our top priority is seeing to it that a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Arkansas receives the best possible financial compensation results. If you are a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Arkansas, their wife or adult children please call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can introduce you to attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of Karst von Oiste. Erik Karst and his colleagues at Karst von Oiste are responsible for over a billion dollars in mesothelioma compensation nationwide and they make house calls anywhere in Arkansas. In other words-they come to you-you don't have to go to them." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Advocate wants to emphasize a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma typically had their primary exposure to asbestos at navy bases or shipyards in Virginia, Maine, South Carolina, Florida, California, Washington or Hawaii. A Navy Veteran mesothelioma compensation claim is different than a compensation claim-for a civilian especially if the Navy Veteran had exposure to asbestos exposure on a nuclear submarine, or an aircraft carrier's reactor as they would be happy to discuss at 800-714-0303. The reason they have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste and Erik Karst is because they so much experience assisting Navy Veterans receive the best possible mesothelioma compensation results. https://Arkansas.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Arkansas US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is offering the following free services for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Arkansas:

* “We will assist with VA Disability payments.”

* “We will assist a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma to get organized about how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos. We call this service the ‘list’ and it is this information that becomes the basis for a mesothelioma compensation claim as we would like to discuss at 800-714-0303.” https://Arkansas.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Arkansas US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate services are available to individuals throughout the state of Arkansas such as Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, or Pine Bluff. https://Arkansas.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Arkansas the Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital. Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Little Rock, Arkansas: http://cancer.uams.edu

Individuals with mesothelioma in the state of Arkansas could have been exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy or working at a power plant, at an oil or gas facility, as a plumber, a boiler technician, as an auto repairman, as an electrician, insulator, at a pulp and paper mill or at a construction job site. In most cases, the exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma at one of these types of workplaces in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. Mesothelioma typically takes three to five decades to develop.

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 Arkansas as the Arkansas Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Arkansas.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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

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Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Appeals to a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Virginia Who Also Had Asbestos Exposure to Call for Direct Access to the Lawyers at Karst von Oiste-Get Compensated

"The Advocate has endorsed the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy or at a workplace. ”

— Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

RICHMOND , VIRGINIA, USA, February 19, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is appealing to the family of a Navy Veteran or shipyard worker in Virginia who now has lung cancer to call them at 800-714-0303 if their loved one has mentioned that they had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work. The typical person the Advocate is trying to identify is over 60 years old and they may not be aware they might be eligible for what could be significant financial compensation. The $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for people with asbestos exposure lung cancer as well as mesothelioma.

The Advocate has endorsed the remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran or person with lung cancer who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy or at a workplace. Even if the person smoked cigarettes, they might qualify for what could be significant financial compensation. The lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma and they work overtime for their clients. For direct access to the lawyers at Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is offering the following free services for a Navy Veteran or person with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Virginia or anywhere in the United States:

* “We will assist with VA Disability payments for Navy Veterans.”

* “We will assist a Navy Veteran or person with asbestos exposure lung cancer get organized about how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos. We call this service the ‘list’ and it is this information that becomes the basis for an asbestos exposure lung cancer compensation claim as we would like to discuss at 800-714-0303." https://Virginia.USNavyLungCancer.Com

The Virginia US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate's free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Roanoke, Portsmouth or anywhere in Virginia.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Virginia include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel workers, factory workers, public utility workers, plumbers, millwrights, insulators, welders, electricians, coal miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Virginia is home to the largest US Navy base, as well as one of the world’s largest shipyards. Typically. the exposure to asbestos occurred 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.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact." https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

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. 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-shee

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Local IT Company Gives Companies Three Ways to Decrease Their Risk of a Cyberattack

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Local Technology professional at Mindcore gives 3 ways for companies to decrease their risk of a cyberattack.

Cybersecurity is something I bring up with companies everyday because when it comes to the future of their business, nothing is more important for them to get right.”

— Matt Rosenthal, CEO of Mindcore IT Services

FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local technology expert and CEO of Mindcore, Matt Rosenthal, helps companies across the country strengthen their cybersecurity so that they can decrease their risk of cyberattacks.

“Cybersecurity is something I bring up with companies everyday because when it comes to the future of their business, nothing is more important for them to get right” says Rosenthal. Still, thousands of companies go out of business each year because they fail to take cybersecurity seriously.

The Impact of Cyberattacks is Real

Nearly two-thirds of organizations have reported experiencing cyberattacks in the last two years. About half of these included attacks from hacking, while approximately a third came from phishing and malware strategies, respectively.

This can result in a loss of private data, costly recovery expenses and weakened client trust. What’s worse, the average breach lifecycle is nearly a year.

To combat these losses, Rosenthal lists out three ways for a company to get ahead of the threats.

3 Ways to Decrease The Risk of a Cyberattack

Invest in cybersecurity services.

Not all solutions have to be complicated. With cybersecurity, the first step is to invest time and money into giving companies the protection they need. It starts by realizing that this investment is far cheaper than the cost of recovering after a breach.

Understand that data breaches will happen.

Staying proactive is key to the fight against cyber threats but it’s just as important for companies to invest in their resilience. This starts with accepting the fact that breaches will happen and focusing on how to minimize the actual downtime.

Hold yourself responsible.

Ignoring cyber threats is grossly irresponsible for today’s business leaders. They need to accept responsibility not just for themselves but for the future of their company, their staff and customers. Investments in security awareness training now can result in exponential savings in the future.

Thousands of companies are already beginning to take these steps and as a result, they are more competitive, efficient and productive. It makes a compelling argument for cybersecurity not only being at the core of a company’s IT strategy but the core of their business strategy.

About Mindcore

Most companies struggle to keep up with their IT. Mindcore develops customized IT solutions to help you take back control of your technology, streamline your business and outperform your competition. Mindcore is located in Fairfield, New Jersey and serves all industries including banking, financing and investment, building and construction, business, insurance and nonprofit sectors.

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ACI's 4th Advanced Summit on Food Law – Regulation, Compliance, and Litigation is returning to Chicago April 1-2, 2020

The food industry’s most comprehensive event on regulation, compliance & litigation. Over 40 distinguished faculty members from top organizations!

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that our 4th Annual Advanced Summit on Food Law – Regulation, Compliance, and Litigation will be returning to Chicago on April 1-2, 2020.

This unique program the only event where senior industry representatives, and key regulatory agencies and the leading consumer advocacy will give you the crucial insights you need to stay ahead in today’s ever changing food industry.

Here’s a sneak peek of our in-house counsel speakers list from the "Who's Who of the Food Law Bar":

• Barilla America, Inc. – Jennifer Elmer, Senior Legal Counsel
• Mondelēz Global LLC – Joy L. Fontaine, Director & Senior Counsel, Marketing & Regulatory/Food Law
• Campbell Soup Company – Kelley A. Grady, VP, Deputy General Counsel
• Ferrara Candy Company – Matt Griffin, Deputy General Counsel
• Ferrero North America – Beth M. Kotran, General Counsel
• Ingredion Incorporated – Rick Duda, Vice President, Associate General Counsel – Operations
• Jelly Belly Candy Company – Mark Leonard, General Counsel
• Danone North America – Isha S. Saini, Director, Regulatory Affairs
• The Hershey Company – Shayon T. Smith, Assistant General Counsel – Global Litigation, Law Department
• Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc – Miriam Maxwell, Sr. Principal Regulatory Scientist
• HP Hood LLC – Danielle Lemack, Assistant General Counsel
• Whole Foods – Millie Yeo, Senior Counsel – Marketing

Top reasons why this event stands apart:

• Special Focus Sessions on:
– The proliferation of plant-based foods
– The role of social media, including influencers and user generated content on the food industry
– The impact of trade and tariffs on the food industry
– Recall obligations and crisis management integration
– Class actions

• Spotlight session and workshop on the use of CBD hemp oil in food products
• A special 101 – Introduction to Food Law and Regulation workshop to those who are new to the industry
• Town hall sessions with the USDA, FTC, and NAD
• Unsurpassed networking opportunities

Also, back by popular demand – ACI’s one-day in-depth Food Advertising & Marketing Law Master Symposium. Join us on April 3rd for an entire day of think tank style programming dedicated to solving the numerous advertising and marketing challenges that food companies face as they promote their products. The one-day program agenda can be view here: https://www.americanconference.com/food-law/workshops/food-advertising-marketing-law-master-symposium/

To download the conference brochure, visit https://www.americanconference.com/food-law/request-brochure/

Registration is now open. Please visit our website https://www.americanconference.com/food-law/ for details, or call 888-224-2480 to speak with our customer care team.

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Attorney Kelly Hyman Discusses Weinstein Case on Court TV

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NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Harvey Weinstein, a disgraced Hollywood mogul who has been accused of sexually assaulting and harassing 105 women, is currently at trial. On Monday, Feb. 3, one key witness, Jessica Mann, was reduced to uncontrollable tears after four hours of cross-examination, bringing the trial to a halt. Kelly Hyman, attorney and TV political analyst, discussed the events with colleagues on Court TV that evening.

Kelly Hyman joined three fellow attorneys in the “think tank” to discuss the trial and the witness’ breakdown.

“Being under cross-examination is extremely exhausting, no matter who you are. To be asked questions over and over again is emotionally exhausting for someone, and then to relive a sexual assault, based on what she said, is enough for someone to break down,” Kelly Hyman said. “It’s very tough for a woman coming forward with the allegations she brings.”

The judge ordered the trial to continue the next morning, but Mann was still unable to bring herself to answer further questions Tuesday.

The defense, headed by attorney Donna Rotunno, used aggressive character assassination tactics and portrayed the witness, one of six accusers to take the witness stand against Weinstein, as a serial liar and manipulator. Rotunno, who specializes in defending men accused of sexual assault, said Mann made Weinstein believe she wanted sexual relations with him in order to advance her film career.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to in State Supreme Court in Manhattan to five felony charges, including rape, criminal sexual assault, and predatory sexual assault. A small fraction of the accusations against him has been admitted as evidence in the court and six women have taken the witness stand. The witness who broke down on Monday says Weinstein violently raped her twice in 2013.

Kelly Hyman and fellow Court TV guests discussed what could happen if Mann was unable to take the stand the next day. Theories ranged from postponing the continuation of the trial to having Mann arrested and forced to take the stand.

The following morning, Mann was unable to bring herself to testify further, though she did appear in court. Prosecutors rested their case after more than two weeks at trial. The defense has now called witnesses of their own.

More on Attorney Kelly Hyman

Lawyer Kelly Hyman is the owner of The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. Throughout the years, she has contributed to several high-profile cases on significant matters including tobacco, water contamination, and transvaginal mesh and bladder slings. Kelly Hyman has also participated in federal court multi-district litigation discovery committee common benefit work for various mass torts projects.

A member of the Florida Bar, the Washington D.C. Bar, the New York Bar, as well as the American Association for Justice and the Former President of the Federal Bar, Palm Beach Chapter, Kelly Hyman is also a Democrat political and legal analyst. Attorney Kelly Hyman has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows. These include Law & Crime, Fox News, The Ingraham Angle, and Fox and Friends First. She has also appeared on the Ethan Bearman show, "Issues and Ideas" with Chris DeBellow, "The Whistleblower" with Mychal Wilson and the "Jiggy Jaguar" radio show. Kelly Hyman's book, “Top 10 Reasons to Dump Trump in 2020” was released late last year.

To learn more about Kelly Hyman and connect with her, visit LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-hyman/

To watch the full Court TV clip, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYBeXgNmCNw

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CCHR Calls Involuntary Psychiatric Examination of Children in Florida a Human Rights Abuse

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

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.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., holds regular seminars on the Baker Act at CCHR.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., holds regular seminars on the Baker Act at CCHR.

The Florida mental health law needs to be amended to clearly state the role a parent, guardian or caregiver should have in the process.

The Florida mental health law needs to be amended to clearly state the role a parent, guardian or caregiver should have in the process.

CCHR has helped secure the safe release of over 1,200 men, women and children who were being unjustly held under the Baker Act.

There is an involuntary examination of a child every 15 minutes of every day and it is known that a significant percentage of these children do not meet the criteria.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 18, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past two weeks there has been a viral reporting of the tragic involuntary psychiatric examination of a 6-year-old girl in Jacksonville, Florida. Called a Baker Act, involuntary psychiatric examination is part of the Florida mental health law and it applies to anyone no matter their age. This media storm has focused the attention of the entire country on Florida and the fact that the current mental health law is being abused and used inappropriately.

According to the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a watchdog organization that investigates and exposes abuse in the mental health industry, the Baker Acting of this child is a human rights abuse and could have been avoided by simply calling the mother and giving her an opportunity to help her child. As quoted on CBS This Morning, Martina Falk wants to know why her daughter was Baker Acted instead of being given the love and attention she needed. [1]

“The law as it is currently written allows for family or friends to help a person in crisis, including a child, yet parents are not being contacted prior to a Baker Act,” said Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida. “This is why the law needs to be amended to clearly state the role a parent, guardian or caregiver should have in the process.”

That the Baker Acting of children is a major situation is known and has been known for decades which is why legislation has been filed year after year to amend the law to bring the parents into the process before a child has been taken into custody. This is also why a task force was created in 2017 and why over a 15 years ago the Florida Senate published an Interim Project Report clarifying the Baker Act requirements as they relate to children. [2] The project in 2005 was created due to concern of how the Baker Act was being applied to children and the perception that the involuntary examination procedures were being used inappropriately for minors. At that time a main concern was that children were being held in receiving facilities for extended periods of time without sufficient exploration of less intrusive alternatives. It took another 12 years before the mental health act was amended to ensure that receiving facilities expedite the examination of children when during the 2017 legislative session the examination period for minors was reduced from 72 hours to 12 hours. Tragically, during those 12 years over 295,000 children were sent for involuntary examination – many without parental knowledge of the initiation.

Currently there is an involuntary examination of a child every 15 minutes of every day and it is known that a significant percentage of these children do not meet the criteria. This was made clear during the 2017 Task Force when it was made known that an estimated 30% of the children being Baker Acted in Pinellas County did not meet the criteria. [3]

Once a child is Baker Acted, they are at risk of being forcibly treated with psychiatric drugs. This is done through what is called an emergency treatment order. In watching the body cam footage of the little girl in Jacksonville, who was so calm and polite while being transported to the psychiatric ward, Diane Stein said that the question must be asked “why was she injected with psychiatric drugs?” and “what could a 6-year-old child do that would warrant this and why was the mother kept out of the decision to give this child whatever she was injected with?”

While the overall issue of children in crisis is complicated, the simple fact remains that if parents were being brought into the process before the initiation of a Baker Act a large percentage of these situations would be resolved. The vast majority of parents in Florida are good willing people who would do anything to help their child but the fundamental right they have to decide what is in the best interest of their child is being taken away from them.

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 please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-baker-act-6-year-old-girl-sent-to-mental-health-facility-by-school/
[2] http://archive.flsenate.gov/data/Publications/2006/Senate/reports/interim_reports/pdf/2006-103cf.pdf
[3] https://myflfamilies.com/service-programs/samh/involuntary-examination-minors/docs/20170720/20170720-minutes.pdf

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
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