Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5

Another Liberty and Liberty Link release we are proud to deliver to our customers world wide.

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.”

— Ray Bradbury

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5.

The much anticipated features and enhancements available in Liberty includes:

• Custom searches in the Home page.
• Borrower ID display options in the Home page including Name, Alias, Code, and Username.
• The ability to edit URLs.
• Automatic verification of new authorities.
• Assumed “Return” when a copy barcode initiates a Loan.
illumin integration points in Search, Knowledge Base Category displays and the automatic import of KB articles into Liberty resources.

The new functionality available in the Liberty Link mobile app includes:

• The optional extra AI Enhance – staff can scan text that is added automatically to a selected resource record. We're offering a free 25 scan trial.
• Support for downloading Word & Excel attachments.
• Guarantor/Ward management, branch pickup selection on reservations, and the addition of an extra message on reservations.
• Display of and links to illumin Knowledge base categories.
• A weeding function.
• The option to type in barcodes as well as scanning them when using Liberty Link.

Softlink Information Centres’ COO Sarah Thompson notes that the focus of the team is to ensure every new enhancement and feature has real value for our Liberty customers now and into the future.

“We are proud of Liberty and delighted that our customers love using it. The purpose of every new release is to give our users more reasons to love it. I’d like to thank our customers for their input and the imagination and work of the Softlink Information Centres team for once again producing an excellent Liberty v5 release.”

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TVM Sling Case Dismissed Without Prejudice as “Unrevised Claimant” Now Refiled in New Jersey

Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O/Prolift.

Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O sling and Total Prolift that had been dismissed without prejudice. The dismissal was by agreement between the claimant and Ethicon, and as an “unrevised” claimant under Pre-Trial Order 293 was refiled by hr new counsel on March 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (Case No: 2:19-cv-02454-RK). PTO 293 order tolled the statute of limitations for unrevised women alleging injuries by implanted Ethicon transvaginal mesh products. The tolling is effective got the time period until they undergo vaginal mesh revision surgery or have a recommendation by a physician that revision surgery is indicated (see PTO 293 for more specifics).

The lawsuit was filed by TS., a woman from South Carolina, who was injured by the TVT-O sling (used for stress urinary incontinence) and the Prolift (used for pelvic organ prolapse)—both manufactured by Ethicon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.—after undergoing revision surgery.

The TVT-O and the Prolift devices were implanted on October 1, 2007 at a hospital in South Carolina. The claimant’s injuries occurred while she was a resident of South Carolina. Ethicon, Inc. is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device, strict liability for design defect and failure to warn, and breach of implied warranty.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear. These devices produce specific injuries nearly unheard of in the absence of the transvaginal mesh devices, and statements contained in the product’s instructions for use were deceptive. I am beginning to wonder how a standardized matrix settlement would provide adequate compensation for most women with these specific life-altering injuries.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “We represent women who have had their cases dismissed without prejudice after failing to achieve settlement and women whose cases are awaiting remand from the multidistrict litigation after completing the wave discovery process. In addition, we represent newly diagnosed women with pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia caused by old polypropylene mesh devices that are degrading, shrinking, and contracting in proximity to nerves as well as women with recently implanted prolapse devices and slings with catastrophic injuries.”

The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Laura Baughman of Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome.

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

Click here for a FREE BOOK on Vaginal Mesh Pain: https://vignalawgroup.com/publications/

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Retropubic Sling: Catastrophic Pain Syndromes Finally Getting Attention

Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh devices are placed into women each year, which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain.

These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh (TVM) polypropylene sling devices are placed into women in the United States each year, many of which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain syndromes. Very few women are warned that the device is implanted blindly, and each type of sling device places specific nerves in peril. These nerves can be acutely injured during the blind placement or over time as the polypropylene device is not inert, and it will contract, degrade, and create scarring and perpetual inflammation—placing the nerves at risk for compression and traction injuries.

Studies indicate that neuromuscular complications are far more common in women implanted with transobturator (TOT) slings than retropubic slings. Neurological symptoms and pain from neuralgia caused by the TOT device arise from injuries to the pudendal and/or obturator nerves. Pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia have symptoms which may include pain with sitting, painful bladder filling, tailbone pain, inability to wear tight pants because of pain in the perineum, numbness of the clitoris, pain with sexual intercourse, groin pain, anorectal pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Greg Vigna, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner notes that retropubic slings are also dangerous, “Blind placement of the retropubic slings place the ilioinguinal nerve in peril as normal anatomic variation can bring the nerve more medial and the nerve can become acutely injured or can be injured by traction over time as the device shrinks and degrades. Ilioinguinal neuralgia presents as pain at the hairline to the labia majora to the groin.”

Dr. Kenneth Peters, the North American authority on pelvic pain neuromodulation, published an article in Surgical Techniques in Urology, in March 1, 2020 where he applied an electrode in the retropubic space at the site of a mesh injured woman’s pain which was along the previous track of her retropubic sling. The woman had suffered for over a decade of pain after a failed retropubic sling. Twelve months after permanent stimulator placement, the injured woman continues to have greater than 90% improvement in her pain.

The article describes a woman who had suffered severe debilitating pain and neuromodulation who is now improved. Dr. Vigna states, “It would have been helpful to understand from reading the article if she had symptoms of neuralgia and/or complex regional pain syndrome, but the article isn’t descriptive of her pain. Dr. Peters believed that her pain may have been caused by an aberrant branch of the pudendal nerve. Considering she had no relief with a previous attempt at pudendal nerve neuromodulation, I would think that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 with or without ilioinguinal neuralgia may be in the differential diagnosis since both diagnoses are known to respond to peripheral neuromodulation.”

Dr. Vigna concludes, “These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices. Dr. Peters should be commended as he obviously believed this woman had serious pain, and he tried trigger point injections, Botox, pudendal nerve stimulation, and finally placement of an electrode at the specific site of pain. He pushed the envelope to help her. Peripheral nerve neuromodulation is a simple procedure, and safe with little downside risk. Hopefully others will begin to use Dr. Peters’ described treatment for refractory, mesh-induced chronic pelvic pain as access to care remains poor because of the inaction of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).”

https://www.goldjournal.net/article/S0090-4295(19)31007-6/fulltext

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, operates a California and Washington DC law firm and has teamed up with Martin Baughman, a national pharmaceutical injury trial law firm from Dallas, Texas, and together they represent women with catastrophic pain syndromes whose claims are proceeding down the path to justice.

To learn more about the neurological injuries get your FREE copy of Dr. Vigna’s book, Pelvic Mesh Pain at https://vignalawgroup.com

For articles, video resources, and information, visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal (https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/) or https://vignalawgroup.com

Greg Vigna, MD, JD
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Professional Liability Attorney Ralph C. Chapa Jr.: Changing The Game When It Comes To Liquor Liability

Ralph C. Chapa Jr. of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Picture it: it's Saturday night, and you're in a bar. You see someone who has had a little bit too much to drink. The bartender refuses to serve them another. Their friend orders two drinks, gives one to their intoxicated friend, and no one is the wiser.

This can seem like a harmless scenario, and it may very well be – for everyone except the owner of the business. Ralph C. Chapa Jr. of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa, has the experience necessary to know that liquor liability is an important part of any restaurant and/ or bar's insurance plan.

Many restaurant owners believe that general liability insurance is enough, but according to liability lawyer Ralph C. Chapa Jr., this isn't the case.

Professional liability attorney Ralph C. Chapa Jr. explains it as follows:

Imagine that your restaurant serves liquor, beer, and Italian food. A family comes in and loads up on pasta and martinis, and they're tipsy when they leave. On the way home, they get into an accident, and someone in the other car dies.

Believe it or not, the relatives of the deceased have every right to sue your restaurant for the wrongful death of their loved one. This is where liquor liability insurance comes into play. Ralph Chapa explains that proper liquor liability insurance can be the difference between an unfortunate event and a devastation for your business.

If you serve liquor, wine, or beer at your establishment, Ralph Chapa believes that it's vital that you carry liquor liability insurance. You're not just protecting your employees – you're protecting the livelihood of you and your family.

Ralph C. Chapa Jr. of Kaufman, Payton & Chapa has spent years advising business owners who have found themselves in sticky situations that could have been avoided with proper liquor liability insurance. According to Ralph Chapa, liquor liability insurance is one of those things that make perfect sense in hindsight. Many of the people who have worked with Ralph Chapa mentioned that the felt liquor liability insurance wasn't important, as they were well covered by their insurance policy.

Far too often, Ralph C. Chapa Jr. says, this situation simply isn't true. Professional liability attorney Ralph Chapa has seen too many businesses go belly up because of a lack of liquor liability insurance. Ralph Chapa advises business owners who sell alcohol to talk with their insurance agent to find out more about how they're covered in the event that someone who has been drinking at their establishment causes personal or property damage after being overserved. This situation happens often, and sometimes is not the fault of the person behind the bar.

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Study calls for tobacco industry death penalty as CDC estimates tobacco will kill twice the Americans as COVID-19

Comparing the estimated deaths from COVID-19 (100 to 240 thousand) and the tobacco industry (480 thousand per year).

Comparing the estimated deaths from COVID-19 and the tobacco industry.

Study results warrant tobacco industry-wide corporate death penalty as the U.S. CDC estimates tobacco will kill twice as many Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic

HOUGHTON, MI, US, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A recent study calls for a tobacco industry-wide corporate death penalty as the CDC predicts that tobacco will kill between two times to four times as many Americans as will die from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, and Dr. Deborah Birx, warn that even with blanket nationwide adoption of stringent mitigation efforts, many Americans will die from the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference yesterday they estimated between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans will die from COVID-19.

However, America currently faces more than one pandemic and epidemic. The World Health Organization has long referred to the “tobacco epidemic”, because it kills more than 8 million people globally each year.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the tobacco industry is responsible for the deaths of 480,000 Americans every year. Of those deaths 41,000 Americans die of secondhand smoke with over 7,333 secondhand smoke deaths from lung cancer and another 33,951 secondhand smoke deaths from heart disease.

Dr. Joshua Pearce, a professor in the MOST lab in Michigan, developed a metric in a recent study to determine when an industry warrants an industry-wide corporate death penalty. To set an ideal metric, Pearce used three assumptions:

1. everyone has the right to life;
2. everyone has the right to work;
3. human law should give corporations the right to exist if they benefit humanity.

“If we know that life trumps employment because you have to be alive to work, then for a company or industry to exist it must employ more people than it kills in a year,” Pearce said. “What this paper has done is set the minimum bar for industry existence.”

The tobacco industry employs 124,342 people based on data from the North American Industry Classification System, but is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Pearce says, “After running the numbers the results are shocking. Every tobacco industry job in the U.S. demands literally sacrificing about four American lives every year. ”

There is no COVID-19 industry and America is doing its best to protect as many American lives as possible. Yet the tobacco industry is responsible for more deaths than the White Houses’ most pessimistic predictions.

The results of the study appear to clearly warrant a tobacco industry-wide corporate death penalty in America.

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Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center Has Endorsed Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste To Ensure a Navy Veteran or Person with Mesothelioma Receives Much Better Compensation Results and He Makes House Calls

"The Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center has endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Arizona receives the very best compensation.”

— Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center

PHOENIX , ARIZONA , USA, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center has endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma anywhere in Arizona receives the very best possible financial compensation results as they would be happy to discuss at 800-714-0303. Attorney Erik Karst will typically stop whatever he is doing to discuss financial compensation with a Navy Veteran or person who has just been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer. What makes Arizona unique for people with mesothelioma is most with this rare cancer had their asbestos exposure outside of Arizona.

The group has endorsed attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste for a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Arizona because he and his colleagues have been assisting Navy Veterans with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this. Additionally, Erik Karst or his colleagues make no-obligation house calls in Arizona to make sure the Veteran or person with this cancer understands the compensation process and they get an idea of what their compensation settlement might be. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime. www.karstvonoiste.com/

Rather than offering a 'free' booklet, or overnight package the Mesothelioma Victims Center offers a free vital service they call the 'list' for a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma in Arizona and nationwide:

* “We will assist a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma document 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://Arizona.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Coronavirus/COVID-19 update for people with confirmed mesothelioma from the Mesothelioma Victims Center: "We are extremely concerned that a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma will not begin the mesothelioma compensation process because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or they will reach out to a local car accident attorney who has little to no experience doing mesothelioma compensation claims. We have endorsed attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma receives the best possible compensation results nationwide. Erik Karst is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys and he will know exactly how to help you or your loved one. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst managing partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303." www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Arizona the Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* The Mayo Clinic Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/mayo-clinic-cancer-center

* The University of Arizona Medical Center Tucson, Arizona: https://cancercenter.arizona.edu/

The Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Arizona including communities such as Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe. Peoria, or Prescott. www.karstvonoiste.com/

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Arizona include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, nuclear power plant workers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, these high-risk workers were exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. 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. Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure lung cancer does happen in Arizona as the group would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.
https://Arizona.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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Insurance Licensing Services of America Offers Free Trial for New Online Tool for Surplus Lines Compliance

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To help surplus lines brokers navigate the current business disruption, ILSA offers a 60-day free trial for its new Surplus Lines Calculator and Tax Tool: CATT.

We’ve created a tool that blends our expertise and technology to make CATT an intuitive and dynamic application that is useful to any agent or broker in the Surplus or Excess Lines business!”

— Russ Foster – General Manager

GROESBECK, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — It’s no joke! Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA) planned to unveil the insurance industry’s first comprehensive surplus lines compliance tool in April. Now, to help surplus lines brokers working remotely continue to meet their compliance obligations, ILSA will offer a free 60-day trial of its Surplus Lines Calculator and Tax Tool (CATT).

Unlike other tax calculators, CATT brings together all the resources brokers and producers need for all fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in one place. Insurance professionals can enter policy information and immediately receive a detailed breakdown of taxes and fees owed to state regulators.

The CATT Premium Edition offers additional features including access to state-specific forms, filing instructions, state stamp/notice language and formatting instructions, and filing and tax due dates. CATT also allows users to access state export lists, lists of eligible insurers and state tax and fee payment instructions, where applicable.

Surplus lines brokers and producers can sign up for a free 60-day trial of CATT, starting on April 1, 2020. CATT and CATT Premium will also be available on a subscription basis on that date. ILSA’s surplus lines tax experts will be available to consult with users requiring additional assistance with surplus lines filings and tax reports.

ILSA was the first compliance service provider to offer full-service surplus lines filing and tax reporting as a third-party vendor. They continue to work with state regulators and surplus lines associations, such as ELANY, to provide innovative tools and information resources for the insurance industry.

About ILSA:

Insurance Licensing Services of America, Inc. is a full-service insurance licensing and compliance service provider offering licensing, license renewals, CE tracking, surplus lines reporting and tax filings, and many other compliance services beneficial to the insurance and financial services industries, nationwide. ILSA was founded in 1997, by Ted and Arleen Taveras, owners of ILSA and Spot On Insurance. To learn more about ILSA and the services they have to offer, visit their corporate website at ilsainc.com.

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Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Appeals to A Navy Veteran or Person with Mesothelioma in Pennsylvania To Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of KVO-Get a Plan for Better Compensation

"Erik Karst and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania and nationwide for decades-and they produce results.”

— Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

PITTSBURGH , PENNSYLVANIA , USA, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are appealing to a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma anywhere in Pennsylvania or their family members to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can provide you with direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO. Attorney Erik Karst and his colleagues at the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania and nationwide for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this. Before you hire an attorney to assist with mesothelioma compensation please call us anytime for direct access to Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate fears most US Navy Veterans or people with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania will get shortchanged on their financial compensation because they impulsively hired a local car accident attorney, they called for a 'free' booklet about mesothelioma or because they got involved in a 'claims center' which was never sponsored by the government. If a person or Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania is concerned about their compensation, they are urged to call the Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Pennsylvania.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate is also offering the following free services for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania or nationwide.

* “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://Pennsylvania.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

Coronavirus/COVID-19 update for Navy Veterans with confirmed mesothelioma from the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate: "We are extremely concerned that a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma will not begin the mesothelioma compensation process because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 or they will reach out to a local car accident attorney who has little to no experience doing mesothelioma compensation claims for Navy Veterans. We have endorsed attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste to ensure a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma receives the best possible compensation results nationwide. Erik Karst is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma attorneys and he will know exactly how to help you or your loved one. For direct access to attorney Erik Karst managing partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste please call 800-714-0303 anytime." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Eire, Upper Darby, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem or anywhere in Pennsylvania. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Pennsylvania the Pennsylvania US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following two heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

* University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. http://www.upmccancercenter.com/

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

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

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

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

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Maryland US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer in Maryland Who Also Had Asbestos Exposure to Call for Direct Access to the Lawyers at KVO to Discuss Compensation

"The Advocate has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO to ensure a Navy Veteran or person with asbestos exposure lung cancer receives the best possible financial compensation results.”

— Maryland US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Maryland US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is urging a Navy Veteran with lung cancer anywhere is Maryland or their family to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 if while in the navy-the Veteran also had significant exposure to asbestos. The typical person they are trying to identify is over 60 years old and they do not realize the compensation for them could exceed a hundred thousand dollars-even if they smoked cigarettes. The $30 billion asbestos trust funds were not only set up for people with mesothelioma-they were also set up for people with asbestos exposure lung cancer.

The Advocate has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO to ensure a Navy Veteran with asbestos exposure lung cancer receives the best possible financial compensation results. The remarkable lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people with lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. For direct access to the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste-KVO please call 800-714-0303. www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Maryland US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is offering to assist a Navy Veteran or person with asbestos exposure lung cancer in Maryland organize the how, where and when they were exposed to asbestos. They call this free service the 'list' and it is this vital information that becomes the foundation for a compensation claim as the would be happy to explain at 800-714-0303. https://Maryland.USNavyLungCancer.Com

The Maryland US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bowie, Rockville, Hagerstown, Annapolis or anywhere in Maryland. https://Maryland.USNavyLungCancer.Com

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

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Maryland include US Navy Veterans, workers at one of Maryland’s for than two dozen power plants, shipyard workers Baltimore, manufacturing workers, public utility workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, pipefitters, millwrights, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. 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.

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

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

Michael Thomas
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CCHR Encourages the Public to Report Psychiatric Abuse and Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

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

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

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse?  A. Hospital administrators?  B. Medical doctors?  C. Psychiatrists?  Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse? A. Hospital administrators? B. Medical doctors? C. Psychiatrists? Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, operates a free hotline to report abuse.

Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a 'hotspot for health care fraud.'”

— South Florida Business Journal

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the recent passage of the federal stimulus package, which allocated $425 million for mental health services and an additional $1.32 billion for community mental health centers, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International announced that they will be increasing oversight of the mental health industry. [1]

Following the lead of CCHR International, the Florida chapter of CCHR is also increasing its oversight due to concerns that there will be an increase in telepsychiatry and a potential for greater abuse and fraud across the state.

“Within days of the passage of the stimulus package a Tampa psychiatric practice sent out a press release that they are now offering ‘drive-in’ telepsychiatry,” said the president of CCHR Florida Diane Stein. “CCHR is very concerned that in an effort to provide help during the COVID-19 crisis that instead of providing help the door to rampant fraud may have been opened.” [2]

In May of 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General ‘announced charges against 24 defendants associated with five telemedicine companies for their alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in losses”. [3]

Then in September of 2019, the “Department of Justice announced the indictment of 35 people across the country on charges connected to allegedly fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $2.1 billion in what the department called the “’largest healthcare fraud schemes ever charged.’ According to Medical Economics, at its core, the scheme, involved “illegal bribes and kickbacks to medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies in exchange for referrals of Medicare beneficiaries.” [4]

As reported the South Florida Business Journal, Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a “hotspot for health care fraud.” [5]

CCHR is not the only organization that is concerned with the potential for fraud in Florida as a result of the passage of the federal stimulus package. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced today that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.” [6]

“At this time, it is more important than ever to ensure that people receive real help and do not become the victims of fraud and abuse,” said Stein. “CCHR is working remotely but more diligently than ever to ensure that if people need to report abuse, we are there for them.”

CCHR operates a hotline free of charge where people who have been the victim of psychiatric abuse or fraud can make an official report by calling 800-782-2878 or online at Report Psychiatric Abuse or Fraud.

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.

[1] Mental Health Watchdog Keeps Service Open for Consumers to Report Abuse & Fraud https://www.cchrint.org/2020/03/31/mental-health-watchdog-keeps-service-open-for-consumers-to-report-abuse-fraud/?fbclid=IwAR1DHx97_DvkFlK46feWSzVOzbesy3C_EMKU1BP-Pa0JU8GFA6J_UA_8fMc
[2] prnewswire.com/news-releases/health-and-psychiatry-launches-first-ever-drive-in-mental-health-clinic-301031663.html
[3] Telehealth: Two Steps Forward For Payment, Three Steps Back For Fraud? https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/telehealth-two-steps-forward-for-22452/
[4] Medicare fraud: Feds indict 35 in alleged $2.1 billion fraud scheme involving telemedicine
https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/medicare-fraud-feds-indict-35-alleged-21-billion-fraud-scheme-involving-telemedicine
[5] Medicaid fraud recoveries top $165M in Florida https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2017/03/08/medicaid-fraud-recoveries-top-165m-in-florida.html
[6] U.S. Attorney in Tampa launches coronavirus fraud task force
Investigators will target fake cures, fake charities, cyber-extortion and scams targeting people’s stimulus payments. https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2020/03/31/us-attorney-in-tampa-launches-coronavirus-fraud-task-force/

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