Attorney Reveals Vital Information about Artificial Hips in Live Interview

Attorney George McLaughlin

Attorney George McLaughlin

Attorney George McLaughlin has been handling cases involving hips for over
10 years and offers advice for anyone dealing with defective hip replacement.

Once a crack starts, there's no stopping it. Given enough time and enough
activity, this will suddenly just break in two with no notice.”

— Attorney George McLaughlin

DENVER, CO, USA, February 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A Denver attorney who represents people who suffer from defective hip replacements offered valuable tips in a recent Facebook Live interview.

The interview, featuring attorney George McLaughlin, took place on the AskTheLawyers.com™ Facebook page. McLaughlin has been handling cases involving defective hip implants for over 10 years.

He’s seen many cases where a microscopic crack develops on the implant, which gradually grows until the implant eventually snaps.

“And once that crack starts, there's no stopping it,” he said. “Given enough time and enough activity, this will suddenly just break in two with no notice.”

He recently was part of a legal team that secured a $4.5 million verdict on behalf of a man who had to undergo multiple hip replacements and several surgeries. McLaughlin and his team of attorneys and expert witnesses proved to a jury that the man’s Wright Medical PROFEMUR Hip Stem broke because of damage caused by a laser used in the manufacturing process.

“Because of the amount of energy used to laser mark the stem in that location, the stem was damaged, eventually causing the stem to break,” McLaughlin said.

The company appealed, but the plaintiff ultimately won the appeal and was paid.

Attorney McLaughlin Offers Insight into Defective Metal Hip Replacements

If you have a metal-on-metal hip implant, Attorney McLaughlin recommends seeing your surgeon once every year or two. They will test your blood to make sure that you don’t have elevated levels of metal, which is may be a sign that the implant is excessively wearing or corroding.

You should ask your doctor what kind of implant you have, and then ask if there are any reported issues with that type of implant. If you are having any sort of new or worsening hip pain, you should see a doctor immediately.

You should contact a lawyer if your doctor says that your hip needs to be replaced or removed. Additionally, before surgery, request that the hospital save your old hip parts that may be removed in surgery. Many hospitals will discard your old hip mere days after the surgery, which could be valuable evidence for an eventual case.

George McLaughlin is the founder of McLaughlin Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, and he assists people nationwide regarding hip implant replacements. He can be reached at 888-366-0579. Learn more about his practice and experience here: https://bit.ly/2KTJq22

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Heliocor partners with CBX to bring state-of-the-art regulatory compliance to Middle East cryptocurrency market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — London, United Kingdom, 21st February 2019
Heliocor, an emerging regulation technology company based in London, UK, has announced a strategic partnership with CBX, a fully-integrated global cryptocurrency trading platform based in Middle East.

The partnership is designed to improve investors’ engagement with cryptocurrencies while allowing for enhanced due diligence of both institutional investors and retail investors in the Middle East. Heliocor’s flagship product, Dokstor, is a fully GDPR compliant cross regulation onboarding application that is now fully integrated into CBX trading platform, allowing CBX to apply the latest Know your Client (“KYC”) and Anti Money Laundering (“AML’) checks to its wide range of clients globally.

Strategic partnership to improve confidence of Middle East cryptocurrency participants

London, United Kingdom, 21st February 2019
Heliocor, an emerging regulation technology company based in London, UK, has announced a strategic partnership with CBX, a fully-integrated global cryptocurrency trading platform based in Middle East.

The partnership is designed to improve investors’ engagement with cryptocurrencies while allowing for enhanced due diligence of both institutional investors and retail investors in the Middle East. Heliocor’s flagship product, Dokstor, is a fully GDPR compliant cross regulation onboarding application that is now fully integrated into CBX trading platform, allowing CBX to apply the latest Know your Client (“KYC”) and Anti Money Laundering (“AML’) checks to its wide range of clients globally.

Meng Chan Shu, CEO of CBX, says: “As increasing numbers of institutional and retail investors move into the cryptocurrency market, financial technology companies are seeing more opportunities to engage with these investors. Institutional clients demand more sophisticated solutions, so working with Heliocor is a key focus for CBX: our customers will benefit from the most effective regulation technology available in the market.”

Vikas Tripathi, Managing Director of Heliocor says: “Several companies from blockchain and cryptocurrency have engaged with us to help them overcome their ever-changing regulation challenges. We believe that cryptocurrency markets will form a key market for our technology, allowing us to apply our deep regulation and compliance knowledge in banking and financial institutions to further engage with the blockchain industry. We are delighted to be working with CBX to provide them with an enhanced due diligence capability and adding confidence to their users as they access the crypto market.”

About CBX
CBX is a digital asset trading platform dedicated to providing users with safe and professional digital currency trading services. The company has independent operating teams in UAE, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and London, other countries and regions. Citizen in digital time needs a trustworthy infrastructure. The system is powered in-house and has a proven track record for safe keeping of digital asset in a secured safe wallet system.

We help users to find valuable crypto-assets all over the world and provide high-class trading experience. We use the state-of-art technology and control procedures to ensure that users can easily and securely manage their digital assets. At CBX, our mission is to deliver the fastest and most secure trading platform available and protect users crypto-currency impregnable. CBX being the first crypto exchange to introduce OTC on AED (UAE Dirhams). Currently, CBX trades over $20 million worth of crypto on a daily basis and is the largest crypto exchange in the Middle East.

About Heliocor
Heliocor’s mission is to radically reduce and potentially eliminate the $300 billion annual cost of fraud globally by building an anti-fraud ecosystem based on its existing products. Today, Heliocor’s core product is RoboliticsTM, a high-speed data analytics engine, that helps financial institutions manage their compliance more effectively and much more cheaply than other solutions. Its proven technology, using AI, neural networks and machine learning, is working in Tier 1, 2 and 3 financial institutions today.

Heliocor also supports clients with Know your Client (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML)onboarding via its Dokstor software which uses blockchain encryption. Dokstor is available as an API (linked to RoboliticsTM) and as a standalone App (in the Play and App Stores). Combining the two developed and delivered products, two more developing products, with the leveraging the power of blockchain, Heliocor intends to build world’s first global anti-fraud ecosystem to radically reduce and potentially eliminate identity fraud.

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How Do I Deal With Bad Google Reviews?

Reputation Management

Oamii, the best digital marketing agency in West Palm Beach, deals with bad Google reviews, contact us: 561-228- 4111.

This press release from Oamii – the best digital marketing agency in West Palm Beach – gives you a sure-fire way to minimize the impact of a bad Google review.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you own your own business, you know that it is the worst feeling when someone leaves you a bad Google review. It is often the case that you knew that the customer was a challenge during the project or when you were providing the service. But, it still stings when you get that bad review.

Sometimes it is worse when you think you have done everything right, and a customer surprises you with a bad review, without even giving you the chance to address any issues at the time you were providing the service. Regardless, the bad Google review makes you feel powerless because you tried your best, and now a bad review of your business is out there in the ether. What to do?

We at Oamii, pride ourselves on being the best digital marketing agency in West Palm Beach, and we have often been approached by clients who need help handling bad Google reviews. In fact, we have a strategic process to handle bad Google reviews for our clients, as well as ideas on how to tackle an issue with a customer before it results in getting a bad review.

Indeed, if you need assistance with online reputation management, you will want to talk to one of our marketing professionals. Feel free to fill out our online contact form, or call us at 561-228-4111.

In this article, we give you a primer on the best way to deal with bad Google reviews. But, if you want more information specifically tailored to your circumstance, we welcome you to contact us today.

The Two-Angle Approach with Bad Google Reviews:

First and foremost, you should be aware that you cannot control the Google reviews of your business. Of course, that can be frustrating because that makes you feel as though you are powerless to rectify a review that is either bogus, or unfairly harms your star rating and public appearance.

One can surmise that the inability to control Google reviews is important for potential customers, so they know that the reviews they are reading are unfiltered and unedited by the effected businesses. That said, the loss of control puts a business at a significant disadvantage, particularly when the review is simply not an accurate depiction of what occurred.

But have no fear! There actually are some things in your control that allow you to respond to the review appropriately, and to minimize the impact of the bad Google review. It is a two-pronged approach.

First, minimization and context. You need to address the actual review itself. That should also be public so a potential customer can look at both the review and your response at the same time. The result is that a potential customer now has context for the issue, and the response may minimize any negative vibe the potential customer may have based on the initial bad Google review.

Second, consult with Google. There are times when a review is malicious and simply untrue. In that vein, you do have some control over the situation by contacting Google support.

Let’s discuss each approach in a little detail.

1. Address the Review Itself – Minimization and Context

Your first question might be – do I even need to address a bad Google review? The answer is “yes.” A bad Google review already hurts your reputation, but a bad review with no context or follow up is, in almost every circumstance, worse.

Assume that you receive a one-star review that says something like this:

What a bad experience with this company. The work group promised more than they were able to deliver,
the work was not on time based on our schedule, and overall we had a very poor customer experience.
I do not recommend this business to anyone.

Right off the bat, there is nothing positive about this review that can help you. The only real way to minimize the damage to your reputation is to provide a response.

What makes Oamii the best digital marketing agency in West Palm Beach is partly the marketing advice we give. So, when we say ‘respond to the bad review,’ we don’t mean that you do it in a huff. Remember, count to 10, take some deep breaths, meditate, or do some yoga, and then start to craft a response. In crafting your response, here are a few pointers you should follow:

First, acknowledge the review and the reviewer, and apologize. While it may be tough to apologize when you feel that you have been burned by a review, that is the best course of action. That approach has a number of benefits. It shows that you are responsive, that you care about your customers (use their name whenever possible), and that you want to make it right.

Second, offer to give extra help. This shows that you want to continue to try to correct any issues, even after the customer gave you a bad review. You are taking the high road.

Third, wish them well. Leave on a good note. It should be sincere, and it provides a contrast to the negativity of the reviewer.

With the sample complaint above, here is a good example response that employs the three tips above:

Bob, I apologize that you were unhappy with your experience. I agree that there were issues with the project, even though we worked diligently to address your concerns. I would be happy to discuss the project further if you would like. Again, I wish you and your company the best moving forward.

2. Consult with Google

After addressing the bad Google review, you can also reach out for Google help. To dispute a false or bad Google review:

1. Flag the review as inappropriate.
2. Go to the Google My Business dashboard and click on support.
3. If necessary, you can also submit a Legal Request through Google.

It is up to you on how far to take your case to Google, but you should always respond as soon as possible to the reviewer online.

Get the Best Digital Marketing Agency in West Palm Beach on Your Side

Oamii is your one-stop-shop for digital marketing and reputation management expertise. Whether it is SEO advice, an enhanced website, or reputation management (like handling bad Google reviews), Oamii is there for your business. Learn more about what we can do to help you by filling out our online contact form, or calling us at 561-228-4111. Don’t let bad Google reviews get you down.

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How to File for Social Security Disability

Saffren and Weinberg - Personal Injury Attorneys

When filing for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it is important that you completely understand the entire process ahead of you.”

— Marc Weinberg, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — + +

Deciding to File for SSDI

Living with a physical or mental disability can greatly limit or restrict a person’s ability to work, thus leaving them unable to earn a sufficient living.

If you are unable to work because of a debilitating condition, there are two federal programs available, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI), that you can potentially qualify for.

These programs help those who are unable to work due to an ongoing condition by providing them with monetary benefits.

To qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits, you must be able to prove that your condition is disabling, and has lasted for 12 months or longer- or, that the condition is likely to result in death.

Information Needed to Apply

If you decide to apply for social security disability benefits, make sure you have the following documents and information readily available:

Names and birthdates of any minor children and spouse
Dates of any and all marriages and divorces
If applicable, military services discharge information for all periods on active duty
Previous year’s federal income statements (W-2 or 1040)
If you are opting for direct deposit of benefit checks, your bank account and bank routing numbers

And, for your disability report, you will need the following:

Name and phone number for a reference that can speak to a Social Security Administration (SSA) representative regarding your medical condition(s)
Treatment dates, patient ID numbers, names, and contact information of all your relevant medical service providers (also gather any and all of your relevant medical records)
List of prescription medications you are currently taking, as well as the name of the prescribing doctor
Dates of relevant medical tests, as well as names of referring doctors
List providing the past 15 years worth of all jobs, prior to your disability or condition (up to five jobs total)
If applicable, information about any workers’ compensation claims or insurance claims you have filed (you will need the claim number and name, and contact info of insurance company)

Applying for Social Security Disability Online

After you have gathered all of the applicable information, medical evidence, and documents, you may start the SSDI or SSI application process to file your disability claim.

The SSA encourages that applicants apply online for SSDI and SSI benefits, eliminating the need for the applicant to schedule an appointment.

The online application consists of the following three sections:

Disability Benefit Application: This is the first step of the application process, and will take anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. This portion allows the applicant to save their information as they go along, and return to later to finish if they choose to do so.

Adult Disability Report: This portion of the application can take up to 90 minutes to finish, and also allows the applicant to save their information and return to complete at a later time.

Authorization to Disclose Personal Information Form (PDF): The applicant will need to print this form, fill it out, sign it, and mail it to their nearest Social Security Office. If an applicant is looking to file for benefits on behalf of a disabled child, that can be completed in a similar process here.

Applying for SSDI Benefits In-Person or by Telephone

If you are unable to complete the SSA’s online application form or choose not to do so, you may also call 1-800-772-1213 (TDY 1-800-325-0778 for the hearing impaired). You can also schedule an appointment at your local Social Security Office.

At your appointment, you may be asked to show the following documents in order to prove your eligibility for benefits:

Original birth certificate (not a copy) or equivalent proof of birth
If applicable, naturalization documents
If applicable, U.S. armed forces discharge documents
Completed Disability Report (PDF)
Completed Authorization to Disclose Information Form (PDF)
Previous year’s W-2, 1040, or other tax forms

Need Help Filing Your SSDI Claim? An SSDI Attorney Can Help
When filing for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it is important that you completely understand the entire process ahead of you. That is why it is highly recommended that you seek an experienced SSDI attorney for help with your disability application.

The law firm of Saffren & Weinberg has extensive experience in Social Security Disability Insurance cases and can be a great asset to your SSDI case. Contact the lawyers of Saffren & Weinberg today at (215) 309-9577 for a free consultation with a disability lawyer.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Related Materials:

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https://saffwein.com/5-top-qualities-to-look-for-in-a-workers-compensation-attorney/

Am I Able to Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits for PTSD?
https://saffwein.com/able-qualify-workers-compensation-benefits-ptsd/

Marc Weinberg, Partner
Saffren & Weinberg
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CCHR Calls for Investigation Following a Surge in Elder Baker Acts

More than 14,000 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2017.

More than 14,000 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2017.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

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 Citizens Commission on Human Rights is calling for an investigation into the rise of elder Baker Acts which carry the known risk of increased mortality.

The trauma of transferring an elderly person carries the risk of elevated mortality, yet seniors are being taken into custody under the Baker Act in ever increasing numbers.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Annual Baker Act Report released in 2018 revealed that over 7 percent of the total number of involuntary psychiatric exams involved persons 65 years of age or older and that this was a 75% increase from 2001 to 2016. This alarming surge in elder Baker Acts, the common term for an involuntary psychiatric examination, has prompted the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for an investigation. [1]

The mental health law in Florida allows for the legalized involuntary examination of individuals of all ages including children and the elderly. More than 14,000 of Florida’s elderly, including those with dementia, were sent for involuntary psychiatric examinations in 2017, forcing the stress of physical transport to Baker Act facilities on these seniors despite it being documented that such an experience, and specifically when dealing with a senior suffering from dementia, puts them at risk for depression and anxiety. [2]

“It is known that when long term care elderly patients are relocated that this results in an elevated mortality risk yet seniors are being taken into custody under the Baker Act in ever increasing numbers,” said Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida.

Even more disturbing is that some senior citizens who find themselves admitted for psychiatric evaluation are later informed that the criteria for Baker Acting was never met, that there was no evidence of mental illness, and instead it was found by clinical staff the victim simply needed rest, proper nutrition, or an adjustment to baseline medication. [3] [4]

But unnecessary Baker Acting isn’t the only abuse raising concern. Polypharmacy, the concurrent use of multiple medications, has doubled in the past decade among retirement-age Americans despite warnings from geriatric medical organizations. Reports show that the number of office visits resulting in multiple pharmaceutical prescriptions has risen from 1.5 million in 2004 to 3.68 million in 2013 — more than a 50% increase — with rural areas showing the largest increase. Those diagnosed with dementia are even more susceptible to polypharmacy and specifically psychotropic drugging. According to the Office of the Inspector General, 304,983 elderly nursing home residents in the U.S. were given dangerous and often deadly antipsychotic drugs, 88% of which were prescribed off-label for dementia. [5] [6]

In response, CCHR is calling for an investigation into the drugging and Baker Acting of the elderly in Florida and is asking for anyone who knows of such abuse to contact their office at 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org to report the abuse online.

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.

Sources:
[1] http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/publications/The%20Baker%20Act%20-%20FL%20MH%20Act%20-%20FY%2016-17%20Annual%20Report%20-%20Released%20June%202018.pdf
[2] https://hernandosun.com/Baker_Act_A_Dementia_Dilemma_7_29_16
[3]http://www.heu.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research_reports/HEU_Literature_Review_Sept23_2002.pdf
[4] https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/November-2010/A-Real-Issue-for-Many-Individuals-With-Dementia
[5] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/health/psychiatric-drugs-prescriptions.html?_r=1
[6] https://www.cchrint.org/issues/protectelderly/

Diane Stein
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CCHR’s Museum Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations is Toured by Thousands of Visitors

Psychiatry an Industry of Death Museum

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

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.

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum located in Florida chapter of the CCHR is part of an ongoing campaign to educate individuals on human rights violations.

From its beginnings in the 1700s, using the practices of confining, restraining and isolating people with mental problems in institutions, psychiatrists have cashed in on human misery.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Comprised of 14 audiovisual displays revealing the hard facts about psychiatric abuses, the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum opened in Clearwater during the summer of 2015. The two-hour self-guided tour uses educational panels and videos created from interviews with over 160 doctors, attorneys, educators and survivors speaking out on abuse and fraud in the mental health industry. CCHR, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health, opened the museum for the purpose of educating individuals on the history of psychiatry as well as their rights under the mental health law.

Among the more than 6,000 people that have toured the museum are psychiatric nursing students brought in by their professors to learn the truth about psychiatry. Additionally, students from nursing schools and technical colleges across the state come to the museum to go through the 2-hour self-guided tour as part of their clinical days finding the experience to be eye opening and informative.

The museum is open daily from 10am until 10pm and events on mental health rights, involuntary examination, psychiatric drug side effects and more are held weekly and monthly. Both are open to the general public and free of charge. For more information please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: CCHR has produced seven award-winning documentaries, with 7 million DVDs in 18 languages reaching 120 million people exposing drugging in the military, the irreparable harm of electric shock and the labeling and drugging of children. Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

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Cyber-Security Vendor Disrupting the Market for SMB’s

bluedog Security Monitoring provide affordable network monitoring and remediation typically out of reach for the small to medium business.

With cyber-attacks against smaller businesses on the increase and budgets stretched, SMBs are vulnerable to the cyber criminals in increasingly large numbers,”

— CEO Paul Lomax

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — February sees the official launch of bluedog Security Monitoring, a new cyber security monitoring service geared towards small and medium businesses.

The innovative service is based around a low cost box called Sentinel which is easily plugged into the customer's network. Simply plug in and protect. Sentinel combines AI & Machine Learning to monitor the network. Customer reports are then sent out on a regular basis. If an issue is detected, Sentinel sends an alert to a 24/7 Security Operations Centre, where the company’s highly trained cyber security analysts can assist with remediating or mitigating network or data breaches.

“With cyber-attacks against smaller businesses on the increase and budgets stretched, SMBs are vulnerable to the cyber criminals in increasingly large numbers,” says bluedog's CEO Paul Lomax, “whilst larger organisations may be able to afford their own cyber security personnel, SMBs find it difficult to employ dedicated cyber security staff.”

It is estimated that 43% of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small to medium businesses, and sadly 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack. The greatest concern though is customer data.

Cyber Security guru and CTO of bluedog, Tim Thurlings said, "Recent government legislation means that even smaller businesses are now legally obliged to take cyber security seriously and to safeguard their customer and employee data." adding, “many data breaches emanate from inside an organisation, but most firewalls and other solutions cannot even start to address this problem. Sentinel is ideally placed to alert the owner to problems both from outside and inside their network.”

bluedog Security Monitoring will be marketing their service via a network of IT resellers and Managed Service Providers and is looking to recruit more in 2019. “With everyone in IT wanting move into Managed Services, the MSP space is tremendously competitive. We provide a way for MSPs to cost-effectively differentiate in what is a crowded market,” says Colin Darbyshire, Channel Director.

Watch our new explanation of Managed Detection and Response!

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Defense Firms are Not Prepared for Sanchez Decision

Dr. Greg Vigna

Dr. Greg Vigna

Plaintiff firms quick to understand the ramifications of the Sanchez decision which prevents hearsay evidence as to the cost of care of the injured person

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Plaintiff personal injury firms have the burden of presenting admissible evidence of future medical and non-medical care and the cost of this care. Without this evidence the jury will have no basis in their determination of money damages for the future care of an injured person. Plaintiff firms have been quick to understand the ramifications of the Sanchez decision which prevents ‘hearsay evidence’ as to the cost of care obtained from local costing of service and goods from investigation of vendors in the local of the injured person.

Cost of medically necessary good and service of medical and non-medical care historically has been provided by nursing life care planners who obtain data from various sources such as calls to vendors and government obtained pricing sources. This evidence is now barred In California from the Sanchez decision as this data is ‘hearsay.’ Plaintiff firms have shifted to using physicians with the independent skill, knowledge, experience, and training to provide this evidence. Most defense firms to the detriment of their clients continue on with historic practice of using nurses and are getting punished as this evidence is not admissible for jury consideration and plaintiff evidence of cost of care is unopposed.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, Certified Life Care Planner, owner of Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC, and expert in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides evidence of future care or injured persons and cost of such care for both plaintiff and defense firms that is Sanchez proof.

Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC has access to physician experts in Adult and Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Burn Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, and Interventional Pain specialist. Not only is the evidence Sanchez proof as to the cost of care, it is a Daubert proof opinion of the necessity of medical and non-medical care.

Dr. Vigna understands that plaintiff and defense firms owe a duty to their clients to control cost of litigation but also to provide the best evidence related to the future cost of care. Dr. Vigna provides this evidence and will bring in physician specialists at no additional cost to support the opinions in its life care plans.

Academic Physician Life Care Planning, LLC pricing for its plans is flexible depending on urgency of the work product, the case, and the specialist required. Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, CLCP, a national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and life care planner will discuss pricing options available for both plaintiff and defense firms.

Greg Vigna
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OCR Forcing More Healthcare Companies to Correct HIPAA Practices Due to Patient Complaints

OCR’s Informal Approach May Mask Some Enforcement Activity

OCR has been active in enforcing the medical privacy and data security rules under HIPAA. The problem is that HIPAA only covers healthcare providers, insurers and their contractors and no one else.”

— Dennis Melamed, Editor, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert

ALEXANDRIA, VA, US, February 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Complaints about HIPAA violations have increasingly forced healthcare organizations and their contractors to change their privacy and security policies in the last two years, according to the latest analysis of HHS data by the independent newsletter, Health Information Privacy/Security Alert (HIP/SA).

In analyzing patient complaint data from 2009 through 2018, HIP/SA found that healthcare entities had to take corrective action because of 921 complaints filed in 2018 compared to 863 complaints in 2017 and 727 complaints in 2016.

The data showed that the increases reversed a steady decline in actionable complaints, which started in 2010 and lasted through 2015. The number of entities forced to make changes due to HIPAA complaints peaked in 2010 when 2,709 complaints prompted changes in privacy and/or data security practices.

The larger numbers of complaints were due in part to the HITECH Act requirements to report breaches to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and notify patients. That made it more likely that patients would be filing complaints that fell within OCR’s health data privacy and security jurisdiction.

The number of actionable complaints dropped precipitously in 2014, however. But that decline was due in part to OCR’s change in approach to HIPAA complaints.

In 2014, OCR started reporting on how often it intervened informally by providing technical assistance to healthcare organizations, their contractors and patients. The agency did not formally require corrective action but it did put healthcare organizations on notice in the event other complaints were filed or violations were detected.
By the end of 2014, OCR said it had intervened in 7,883 cases. At the end of 2018, OCR said it had informally intervened in a total of 32,120 cases.

“OCR has been active in enforcing the medical privacy and data security rules under HIPAA. The problem is that HIPAA only covers healthcare providers, insurers and their contractors and no one else,” observed Dennis Melamed, editor and publisher of HIP/SA.

It is also important to remember that under the HIPAA complaint system, anyone can lodge a complaint – not only patients, Melamed noted. It is not uncommon for other organizations to file HIPAA complaints against other covered entities.

A fuller version of HIPAA and HITECH Act enforcement is forthcoming in the next issue of Health Information Privacy/Security Alert.

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In a new published article, Florida Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys explains H-3 (Trainee) Visas

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When a foreign student or recent graduate comes to the U.S. to receive temporary practical training, the most common visas are J-1 visas and H-3 visas.

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Most trainees coming to the USA are university students or recent graduates, and the most common visa types are J-1 (Exchange Visitor) or H-3 (trainee or special education exchange visitor) Visas.”

— Magdalena Cuprys, Immigration Lawyer in Florida

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Trainee visas offer an opportunity for temporary visitors to gain valuable “hands on” work experience in the United States. Most such trainees are university students or recent graduates, and the most common visa types are J-1 (Exchange Visitor) or H-3 (trainee or special education exchange visitor) Visas. Immigration attorney Magdalena Cuprys has published an overview for the latter type of trainee visa, the H-3. The complete article appears on the Blog of Ms. Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

The United States grants H-3 Trainee Visas to foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States to either:

1. Participate in a training program provided by an American company; or
2. Participate in a Special Education Exchange Visitor Training Program – which provide practical training in the education of children with emotional, mental or physical disabilities.

H-3 Trainee Visa Holders are allowed to work only for the company that is providing the training, and employment should only play a minor role in the program. The main objective of these H-3 visas is the training component, not the actual work performed (which may be incidental to the training). The H-3 visa has been specifically designed to provide a foreign national with job-related training for work that will ultimately be performed outside the USA. The duration of these H-3 Trainee Visas is usually for a training program of up to 2 years.

The following fields qualify for H-3 Temporary Trainee Visas: Agriculture, Communications, Finance, Government, Technology, and almost any other field, except for graduate education and medical training programs.

There are other restrictions, including specifically that:
a) The training program must not available in the applicant's home country; and
b) the training will benefit the applicant in pursuing a career and obtaining employment in the applicant's home country upon return after program completion.

Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age of H-3 visa holders are eligible for dependent visas. Dependents may remain in the United States and also have unrestricted authorization to travel in and out of the country. However, individuals under such dependent visas are not authorized to work in the U.S.

To obtain an H-3 visa, the petitioner (= the company providing the training) must file a petition with a USCIS Service Center, and include:
– A detailed description of the structured training program, including the number of classroom hours per week and the number of hours of on-the-job training per week;
– A summary of the prior training and experience of each foreign national in the petition; and
– An explanation stating why the training is required.

Further, the petitioning U.S. company must demonstrate that:
1) the trainee will not be productively employed except as incidental to the program; and
2) the trainee shall not be placed in a position which is in the normal operation of the business and in which citizens and resident aliens are regularly employed.

The U.S. company must also explain why it is willing to incur the cost of providing the training in the U.S. without obtaining the benefit of significant productive labor.

Regarding the H-3 visa for Special Education Training, the sponsoring U.S. organization must fully document within the petition:

– The training the foreign national will receive;
– The facility’s professional staff where the training shall occur;
– The foreign national’s participation in the training program.

It is also required that the Petitioner demonstrate that the special education exchange visitor is:

– Nearing the completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree program in special education; or
– Has already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in special education; or
– Has extensive prior training and experience teaching children with emotional, mental or physical disabilities.

The Special Education H-3 visa affords the Beneficiary up to 18 months of authorized stay in the United States.

To read the full text of the article, please visit the Blog of Magdalena Cuprys at https://magdalenacuprysblog.blogspot.com/

*** Magdalena Ewa Cuprys is the principal attorney of Serving Immigrants, a full-service immigration law firm offering a complete range of immigration services to both businesses and individuals. The law firm is uniquely qualified to manage the most contentious and unusual immigration needs. Located in Miami and Clewiston, the firm’s offices provide corporate and individual clients of foreign nationality with temporary work permits for the U.S., green card petitions, criminal waivers and representation in removal proceedings cases.

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