Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Appeals to A Person with Mesothelioma Anywhere in Oklahoma to Call Them for Direct Access to Famed Attorney Erik Karst for An Honest Explanation of The Compensation Process

"If you want the best compensation results for mesothelioma it is incredibly important that a person with this rare cancer be able to document where, when and how you were exposed to asbestos.”

— Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, USA, August 13, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We want a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Oklahoma to get to the front of the line when it comes to information about mesothelioma compensation, lawyers and what is involved. We are urging a person or family in Oklahoma dealing with mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can make available every possible resource to them.

"To discuss compensation, we offer direct access to attorney Erik Karst the founding partner at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Karst von Oiste is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma/asbestos exposure law firms and they consistently get their clients the best compensation results. We would also be more than happy to work with the person with mesothelioma or their family members on treatment options and or anything else the family might need. Our services are free and a person with mesothelioma or their family can call us anytime at 800-714-0303." http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering to assist a person with mesothelioma in Oklahoma to get organized for their financial compensation claim. A person with mesothelioma needs to be able list or document their exposure to asbestos at work, at home or as a Navy Veteran. The group says, "If you want the best possible financial compensation results for mesothelioma it is incredibly important that a person with this rare cancer be able to document where, when and how they were exposed to asbestos as we would be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.

"The easiest way to do this is to create the asbestos exposure list. We would like to briefly talk with the person with mesothelioma and discuss what sort of work they did, if they ever served in the military and if they recall specific asbestos exposures during their life. Our list is a great place to start as we'd like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. We are advocates for people with mesothelioma and our services are free." http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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

For the best possible treatment options in Oklahoma we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital. Stephenson Cancer Center: http://stephensoncancercenter.org

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

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, Oregon, Louisiana and Washington. However, mesothelioma and asbestos exposure lung cancer does happen in Oklahoma as the Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. http://Oklahoma.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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

Michael Thomas
Oklahoma Mesothelioma Victims Center
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NEW Kinship Support Services for Mahoning County Residents

Are you parenting the child of a family member or friend and reside in Mahoning county?
If so, NOAS Kinship Support Services are here to help you!

Parenting the child of a family member or friend can be challenging. When questions or issues arise, NOAS is here to help by offering a listening ear and a welcoming support group.”

— Cheryl Tarantino, NOAS Executive Director

YOUNGSTOWN, OH, UNITED STATES, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — These services include access to experienced staff, Mondays through Thursdays 8:30am-5:00pm, who will address your issues and concerns as kinship caregivers by problem solving and connecting you to helpful resources. Also provided is an opportunity for you to regularly meet as a group to discuss your individual experiences, share parenting ideas and strategies, learn from each other, and develop relationships and resources to help strengthen your family.

Please join NOAS for this ongoing support group including FREE dinner and childcare, as well as discussion with other kinship families. Group will take place at Mahoning County Children Services from 6-8:00pm on the following dates:
Monday, August 26th
Monday, September 23rd
Monday, October 21st
Monday, November 4th
Monday, November 25th
Monday, December 16th

For more information or to RSVP call Kim at (330) 236-5503 or email kstewart@noas.com.

*Mahoning County Residents Only. RSVP is Required.
Program provided by NOAS and paid for by Mahoning County Children Services.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Stewart
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Animal Wellness Action Applauds U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, and Ed Case for Supporting Legislation to End Horse Abuse

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Example of soring that enforcement of the Horse Protection Act would prevent

"When I first met Tulsi in 2013, she signed on as a cosponsor of the PAST Act that day, and has been unwavering in her support ever since.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

HONOLULU, HAWAII, USA, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a longtime champion and cosponsor of the bill and Rep. Ed Case, also a cosponsor, both voted in support of the measure.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses' front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses' hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the "Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades.

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono is also a cosponsor of the Senate companion bill, S. 1007, that mirrors the House passed legislation. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, a cosponsor of the bill in 2018, has not yet cosponsored the PAST Act in the 116th Congress.

The PAST Act seeks to strengthen the Horse Protection Act and end the torturous, painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking, Racking, and Spotted Saddle Horses. Soring, the intentional infliction of pain to horses’ front limbs by applying caustic chemicals such as mustard oil or kerosene or inserting sharp objects into the horses’ hooves to create an exaggerated gait known as the “Big Lick,” has plagued the equine world for six decades.

“We applaud Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Ed Case for their key role in overwhelmingly passing the PAST Act to end this barbaric and indefensible practice that has marred the horse show world for decades,” said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. "When I first met Tulsi in 2013, she signed on as a cosponsor of the PAST Act that day, and has been unwavering in her support ever since. The landslide vote for PAST is a powerful signal to the U.S. Senate that it should pony up and end this cruelty to horses once and for all.”

“Once soring ends, and the “big lick” pain-based gait is eradicated, the Tennessee Walking Horse will thrive and grow like never before, and can be proudly exhibited around the globe,” said Animal Wellness advocate Priscilla Presley. “I want to see the breed flourish and believe Elvis would want to see that as well. The Tennessee Walking Horse, in its sound and natural form is the most versatile, and greatest breed of horse on earth.”

“I am pleased the House passed the PAST Act with strong bipartisan support today,” said U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). “This legislation will close loopholes that enable the cruel practice of “soring” horses. I thank Rep. Schrader for being a champion of animal welfare issues and building on the legacy of my late friend, Senator Tydings. I urge Senator McConnell to take up this bipartisan legislation without delay.”

“Horse soring still runs rampant even though laws have been on the books for decades banning this cruel practice,” said Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), lead sponsor of the PAST Act. “We gave folks a chance to self-police, but the abusive behaviors continued. The bill that was passed today will strengthen and improve current regulations by improving USDA enforcement, increasing civil and criminal penalties, and banning incentives to sore horses. This is a historic day and I am grateful for my colleagues who worked tirelessly to get this legislation across the finish line and for the beautiful horses that we love so much.”

The PAST Act would ban the use of painful large stacked shoes and ankle chains and would also eliminate the existing system of self-regulation by the industry and toughen penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act. It’s supported by Animal Wellness Action, the American Horse Council, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, United States Equestrian Federation, National Sheriff’s Association, and Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association.

The PAST Act has been blocked for years by a handful of well-placed lawmakers, but a new House rule triggering consideration of any measure that attracts 290 or more cosponsors brought the issue to the floor. PAST attracted 308 cosponsors, and was led by U.S. Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and Ted Yoho (R-FL), cochairs of the Congressional Veterinary Medicine Caucus, along with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Ron Estes (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Chris Collins (R-NY). The Senate companion is led by U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Mark Warner (D-VA) has garnered 43 cosponsors.

See what Members of Congress from across the nation have to say about the PAST Act by clicking here.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Offers A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Colorado On the Spot to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Better Lawyers- Get Much Better Compensation Results

"Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Colorado or their family hires a law firm to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim please call us at 800-714-0303-first. Don't get shortchanged. ”

— Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

DENVER, COLORADO, USA, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate's number one priority is seeing to it that a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma anywhere in Colorado receives the very best possible financial compensation results. The group has endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste to assist a Navy Veteran in Colorado achieve the best possible compensation. Erik Karst and his colleagues at Karst von Oiste consistently overachieve when it comes to compensation results for their Navy Veteran clients as the Advocate would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303. https://Colorado.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

According to the Advocate, "Between the Internet and cable TV there is so much misinformation about mesothelioma and financial compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. We have endorsed the law firm of Karst von Oiste because the really do get the best possible financial compensation results for their Navy Veteran clients-and they do not overcharge their clients as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.

"As an example, Karst von Oiste charges 33.3% of the gross settlement results. Most of your local car accident attorneys or TV mesothelioma marketing law firms have-to ship the Navy Veteran out to another firm that does mesothelioma compensation claims. These types of law firms frequently charge 40% of the gross settlement results along what are sometimes ridiculous expenses.

"Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Colorado or their family hires a law firm to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim please call us at 800-714-0303 so that we can introduce you to attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the remarkable law firm of Karst von Oiste. You will be glad you did." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Thornton, Pueblo, Greeley or anywhere in Colorado. https://Colorado.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Colorado the Colorado US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed Veteran, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital or VA centers:

* The University of Colorado Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado for diagnosed victims in the Centennial State or the victim’s family: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/centers/cancercenter/Pages/CancerCenter.aspx.

* The VA-For a state by state listing of VA Medical Centers nationwide please visit their website: https://www.va.gov/ directory/ guide/FindLocations.cfm.

Every US Navy ship vessel built up to 1980 contained asbestos. Extreme exposure to asbestos may have occurred to US Navy Veterans if they were assigned to a navy ship's engine room, as a machinists mate, electrician, plumber/pipefitter, mechanic, in engineering, as a repair crew member, as a crew member on a nuclear submarine or as a member of the Navy Seabees. Additionally, a US Navy Veteran could have received extreme exposure to asbestos if they were required to stay on their ship or submarine for a major repair, overhaul or retrofit at a shipyard. Asbestos exposure was so extreme on US Navy ships and submarines, about one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. 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: http://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

Michael Thomas
Colorado Mesothelioma US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
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Urgent action is needed to address Malawi's mounting sex trafficking problem

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Girls are particularly at risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation

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Facing huge obstacles to accessing justice and support, Malawi's sex trafficking victims are being failed by the system. Meanwhile perpetrators go unpunished.

In extreme cases, victims are kept in police cells, where there is no psychosocial support provided. This not only contravenes the law but compounds trauma.”

— PSGR and Equality Now

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Malawi's government and state authorities need to do more to address the mounting problem of trafficking for sexual exploitation, which is occurring internally as well as between neighboring countries and further abroad.

Malawi is a source, destination, and transit country for sex trafficking, with traffickers often luring those who are vulnerable and living in poverty by promising to provide them with education and employment opportunities. Sexually exploited girls and women may be put to work as "bar girls" at local bars and rest houses, and then coerced to have sex with customers. Women and girls are also trafficked along major transport routes by truck drivers who falsely promise them schooling, marriage, and jobs in South Africa.

Such criminal activity generates high profits and comes with a low risk of being prosecuted.

Malawian NGO People Serving Girls at Risk (PSGR) and international women's rights organisation Equality Now is drawing attention to how girls are being disproportionately affected and many survivors are not receiving the support and justice they deserve.

Trafficking for sexual exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking globally and the criminal enterprise is worth nearly $99 billion USD each year. 96% of victims are women and girls, and worldwide almost 20% of all trafficking victims are children according to UNODC.

Malawi has enacted its Trafficking in Persons Act, 2015 to make provision for the prevention and elimination of trafficking in persons, and has mandated the creation of a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Fund to support victims. However, there continues to be a lack of standardised procedures to effectively identify and refer individuals, or to provide them with adequate protection. Hence, few victims of trafficking receive justice through the legal system.

This is partly due to the TIP Fund not having been allocated a budget until May 2019, feeding a disjointed and inadequate victim protection system. There is also reported secrecy surrounding operationalisation of the fund, and who is benefiting from it. The Ministry of Homeland Security, which is entrusted with the responsibility of administering the Fund, has not openly disclosed how beneficiaries can apply for funding.

Victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation must overcome immense hurdles in order to reach court hearing – they must escape from their situation of exploitation, face blame and stigma when reporting their abuse, and find shelter, medical and psychosocial care to recover from physical, sexual and psychological violence.

Then survivors have to hope that the justice system will treat their case in a fair and timely manner, and their perpetrators will be punished appropriately.

Without a mechanism for being identified as a trafficking victim, when cases do reach prosecution it could be under other laws, such as the Penal Code or Child Care, Protection and Justice Act, some of which may carry a less severe penalty and provide for fewer avenues for victim support.

Although the Trafficking in Persons Act (2015) requires the Minister to designate premises to be made available as shelters for victims of trafficking in Malawi, there are few available, especially with the experience required to handle complex cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Victims who are minors have to be kept in orphanages or in police victim support units. In extreme cases, victims are kept in police cells, where there is no psychosocial support provided. This not only contravenes the law but compounds trauma.

PSGR is involved with various legal cases involving the sex trafficking of girls, including providing them with vital legal, psychosocial and moral support, and Equality Now assisting PSGR with its work.

One such case involves a woman who faces charges in Blantyre relating to keeping six girls, aged between 13 and 14, as sex slaves and setting them each a target of earning MK4000 a day (approx. $5.50 US) from prostitution.

PSGR and Equality Now are calling on the Government of Malawi to urgently address the following recommendations:

● Prosecute the full chain of sex traffickers, from recruiter to exploiter, under the 2015 law and appropriately sentence convicted traffickers, including government officials complicit in such crimes.

● Develop formal guidelines to identify trafficking victims, especially among vulnerable populations such as “bar girls”.

● Ensure victims are protected from further exploitation including prostitution, and refer them to available support services.

● Expand the availability of specialist shelters and protection services for victims, including by providing material and other forms of support to NGOs to enable them to increase direct service provisions. Enter lists of shelters for trafficking victims in the official gazette to facilitate the law being fully operational.

● Increase funding and support awareness raising and sensitivity training for judges, prosecutors, and police to identify, investigate, and prosecute trafficking crimes under the 2015 law.

About: People Serving Girls at Risk (PSGR) is a non-governmental organization based in Malawi fighting the exploitation of women and girls which are manifested in forms like trafficking, labour and commercial sexual exploitation. Twitter @PSGRBlantyre.

About: Equality Now is an international women’s rights organization that works to protect and promote the rights of women and girls around the world by combining grassroots activism with international, regional and national legal advocacy. Our international network of lawyers, activists, and supporters achieve legal and systemic change by holding governments responsible for enacting and enforcing laws and policies that end legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence, and harmful practices such as child “marriage” and female genital mutilation. Twitter @equalitynow

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Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Galvanizes Widespread Opposition to NEA Resolution to Eliminate Columbus Day

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Task Force Coalesces to Demand NEA Overturn Anti-Italian Resolution

BLOOMFIELD, NJ, USA, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition Galvanizes Widespread Opposition to NEA Resolution to Eliminate Columbus Day
Task Force Coalesces to Demand NEA Overturn Anti-Italian Resolution

Bloomfield, NJ – The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“IAOVC”), a nationwide coalition of anti-bias activists, has assembled a Task Force, comprised of a wide array of Italian American organizations, to demand that the National Education Association (“NEA”) overturn its Resolution, passed at the NEA National Convention last month, to eliminate Columbus Day.

“As a former teacher and Italian American I am outraged that the NEA launched this attack on Columbus Day, using their pulpit to poison the minds of children with the overblown, false, non-factual narrative about the history of Columbus,” stated Dr. Manny Alfano, Founder and President of IAOVC. “This is not only an attack on Italian Americans it is an attack against all Western culture, using Columbus as a figurehead. This is Anti-Italian and Anti-American.”

IAOVC launched the Task Force with the solitary mandate to object to and demand that the NEA overturn its Anti-Columbus Resolution. This is the NEA Resolution:

“The National Education Association believes that the history of colonization needs to be recognized and acknowledged in every state. To do so, the Association believes that the name of the current holiday known as “Columbus Day” should be renamed and recognized as “Indigenous People’s Day” in recognition of the early indigenous peoples who were living in the United States before colonization by European settlers.”

“Columbus Day is an incredibly important day to Italian Americans as it was instituted to counteract the discrimination and denigration of Italian immigrants and to celebrate the many contributions to the USA made by those immigrants and their descendants,” stated Andre DiMino, IAOVC Executive Board Member. “There is a plethora of false and outrageous rhetoric about Columbus being used to justify this attack on our heritage and civil rights. If the real aim of the NEA is to truly recognize Indigenous People, do so on another day and we will celebrate along with them.”

Task Force members have all pledged to fight this NEA attack on the civil rights and heritage of Italian Americans by adopting a counter-resolution to NEA’s resolution. The Task Force’s resolution concludes:

WHEREAS, The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (IAOVC), on behalf of its member Italian American organizations and individual members across the country, has formed a Task Force to defend the civil rights of all Italian Americans to celebrate their heritage on this important federally-designated holiday by opposing the NEA’s campaign to eliminate Columbus Day.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we hereby support and join IAOVC in defending the civil rights of our members, and all Italian Americans across the country, to celebrate our heritage and culture on the Columbus Day federal holiday, and preserve the second Monday in October throughout America as Columbus Day by opposing the NEA campaign to eliminate Columbus Day.

IAOVC asks all to support this effort by emailing NEA President Lily Eskelsen García at leskelsen@nea.org and to call NEA Headquarters at 202-833-4000 to object to its Anti-Columbus Day resolution and have it overturned.

If an Italian American organization would like to join the Task Force and participate in this effort email info@iaovc.org.

IAOVC’s sole focus and objective is to fight bias, stereotyping and discrimination against Italian Americans. It is the only national Italian American organization with this exclusive mandate. IAOVC’s stated mission is to “…secure the rightful representation of Americans of Italian origin and of all peoples whose paths toward social equality have been impeded. The powers of intellect, wisdom and due process of law will be brought to bear on all inequities.”

IAOVC issues a regular email newsletter, “The Alfano Digest,” to over 5,000 individuals and Italian American organizations nationwide. Written and compiled by IAOVC founder and President, Dr. Manny Alfano, the Digest issues alerts on instances of bias, stereotyping, discrimination and defamation as well as activates the IAOVC nationwide network of “Defenders” who respond through calls, emails, social media, letters and demonstrations where necessary. The Alfano Digest also contains interesting and informative Italian American cultural and heritage news and information. To receive the Digest, email Dr. Alfano at mannyalfano@comcast.net.

To join or obtain more information on The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition visit iaovc.org.

Andre DiMino
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Oklahoma Family attorney Richard E. Smalley receives 2019 AV Preeminent Judicial Edition Rating

Richard E Smalley, attorney in Norman, Oklahoma

Richard E Smalley, attorney in Norman, Oklahoma

2019 AV Rating Richard E Smalley, attorney in Oklahoma

2019 AV Rating Richard E Smalley, attorney in Oklahoma

Profile of attorney Richard E Smalley in Norman, Oklahoma

Profile of attorney Richard E Smalley in Norman, Oklahoma

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Website of attorney Richard E Smalley III in Oklahoma

Attorney Profile Richard E Smalley III, Oklahoma

Attorney Profile Richard E Smalley III, Oklahoma

The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of peers.

Settlement limits the high emotions and expense of a protracted family law matter. Please spend your money on your children, not on lawyers.”

— Richard Emory Smalley, III, attorney in Norman, Oklahoma

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Smalley Law Firm announced that principal attorney Richard E. Smalley, III has received the distinguished AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating. There is another rating, the AV Preeminent® rating, which Mr. Smalley also again received for the 21st consecutive year in 2019.

The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The AV Preeminent® rating is the peak of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating system that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resources, Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Smalley states, “As you can imagine, I am very honored and humbled to have been selected for this distinguished group of talented lawyers.” He went on to add “I hope my clients find me to be attentive, prompt, courteous and someone that pays attention to detail when representing them. These are all the qualities you would expect and want from an experienced attorney.”

Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

As for his practice, Mr. Smalley notes that “I am a great believer in settling family-related cases whenever possible, and many family court judges in central Oklahoma are now requiring mediation to be conducted in every case. Settlement of cases is much preferred as compared to going to trial, as settlement limits the high emotions and expense of a protracted family law matter. Please spend your money on your children, not on lawyers.”

Apart from the recent AV Preeminent® Judicial Edition Rating, Mr. Smalley has been recognized by several other organizations for his work. He has been selected as one of Oklahoma's "Super Lawyers," and "Top Attorneys in Oklahoma" by Oklahoma Magazine. Recently, he received the "Client Achievement Award," for his good working relationships and dealings with his clients. All of these awards were voted upon anonymously by other attorneys and former clients.

About Richard Emory Smalley, III

Richard Smalley is an attorney in Norman, Oklahoma. He is an AV-rated trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Smalley focuses on family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, divorce modifications, paternity, and guardianship. He is also experienced in probate matters and wills. The practice presently includes, trial work, divorce, post-divorce modifications, child support collection, child custody litigation, paternity, guardianship, adoption, probate and wills. Mr. Smalley has been appointed by judges and attorneys to serve as the Guardian ad Litem for children in dozens of contested child custody cases, and also serves as a mediator in family law cases.

In addition, Mr. Smalley offers Divorce Planning Services. Based on his profound knowledge of family law and years of experience in the family law courts of central Oklahoma, he counsels individuals who are contemplating divorce to provide them with effective advance planning. The purpose is to assist them even before divorce process in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Issues such as custody of children and asset protection will be discussed in strictest confidence. Other experts will be involved as the situation demands.

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The California Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges the Family of a Person with Mesothelioma in California Who Does Not Want to Pursue Compensation to Call Them About Ways To Get Compensated

"If a person with mesothelioma in California has declined to pursue compensation the California Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging the individual's family to call them anytime at 800-714-0303. ”

— California Mesothelioma Victims Center

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The California Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "One of the saddest calls we receive are from the wife or adult children of a person with mesothelioma who wanted nothing to do with attorneys and or the mesothelioma compensation claims process. Some of these people could have received over a million dollars in compensation in California—but to the person it was not worth the hassle.

"If your dad or husband has just been diagnosed with mesothelioma and he wants nothing to do with attorneys or he is too sick to do anything please call us at 800-714-0303. We would like very much to help to make certain your family gets compensated." https://California.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

If a person with mesothelioma in California has declined to pursue mesothelioma compensation for any reason the California Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging the individual's family to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 to discuss what to do. Some smart suggestions are:

#1. Try to determine the specifics of how, when and where the person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos. When they mention specifics they mean, "Where did he work, what type of job did he have and how was he exposed to asbestos?"

#2. Was there more than one workplace where this individual could have been exposed to asbestos?

#3. Does the family know of any coworkers who may have witnessed their loved one's exposure to asbestos?

#4. For there to be any kind of financial compensation for a family the California Mesothelioma Victims Center is encouraging them to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst the founding partner of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Karst von Oiste is one of the nation's leading mesothelioma law firms. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in California the California 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 one of these three hospitals:

* UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, California: https://cancer.ucla.edu/

* Stanford Cancer Institute: https://cancer.stanford.edu/

* University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California: https://mountzion.ucsfmedicalcenter.org/

The California Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize theirs is a statewide unsurpassed service that is available to any diagnosed victim in California including communities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Riverside, Fresno, Sacramento, Oceanside, Palm Springs, Riverside, or Eureka. https://California.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos In California include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, chemical plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, 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 CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, mesothelioma and asbestos exposure lung cancer happen to over a thousand people each year in California. www.karstvonoiste.com/

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

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

Michael Thomas
California Mesothelioma Victims Center
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


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Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Now Appeals to A Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Ohio To Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get a Dedicated Effort for Top Compensation Results

"Our bottom line is we want a Navy Veteran in Ohio and or nationwide to receive the very best possible financial compensation results as we would be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.”

— Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

COLUMBUS, OHIO, USA, August 12, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are appealing to a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma anywhere in Ohio including Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Youngstown to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 to ensure they are on the right page when it comes to compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. We also offer a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Ohio direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to explain the financial compensation process-because we are certain this will be much more helpful than a 'free' book about mesothelioma.

"Our bottom line is we want a Navy Veteran in Ohio and or nationwide to receive the very best possible financial compensation results as we would be happy to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303." https://Ohio.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate also offers the following free services:

* Assistance aimed at helping a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma getting enrolled for VA Disability payments.

* Help to ensure a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Ohio is receiving the best possible medical treatment options.

* In the event the Navy Veteran with mesothelioma in Ohio is too ill/weak to develop a list of where, how, and when they were exposed to asbestos in the Navy the Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate will come to them to assist in the development of this list. This list is vital as the group would like to explain at 800-714-0303 because it is this information that becomes the foundation for a mesothelioma compensation claim. https://Ohio.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Youngstown, or anywhere in Ohio. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Ohio the Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate 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.

* Case Western Reserve University Cancer Research Center Cleveland, Ohio:
https://cancer.case.edu/

* Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbus, Ohio:
https://cancer.osu.edu/

* The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, Ohio:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org…

Every US Navy ship vessel built up to 1980 contained asbestos. Extreme exposure to asbestos may have occurred to US Navy Veterans if they were assigned to a navy ship’s engine room, as a machinists mate, electrician, plumber/pipefitter, mechanic, in engineering, as a repair crew member, as a crew member on a nuclear submarine or as a member of the Navy Seabees. Additionally, a US Navy Veteran could have received extreme exposure to asbestos if they were required to stay on their ship or submarine for a major repair, overhaul or retrofit at a shipyard. Asbestos exposure was so extreme on US Navy ships and submarines, about one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. 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

Michael Thomas
Ohio US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate
+1 800-714-0303
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Advisory Concept Evolvers: 7 Medical Record Tips For Faster Record Retrieval

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These 7 tips from Advisory Concept Evolvers will allow you to acquire wanted medical record information without risking your litigation timetable.

So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great good fortune.”

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ++ By Maryann Fasanella ++

7 ACE Tips To Help Your Law Firm Get Medical Records Faster and Easier

At Advisory Concepts Evolvers (ACE) we have spent a lot of time talking about how to get clients into your firm. Now we turn our attention to what happens once your law firm marketing strategy has gotten them into your portfolio. Now, you may be thinking that medical record retrieval is only applicable in a personal injury trial, but this type of evidence has been used successfully in real estate transfer and tax fraud.

The value of having medical records at your fingertips in an instant is not to be taken lightly or for granted. Here are 7 tips from your friends at Advisory Concept Evolvers that will allow you to acquire wanted medical record information without risking your litigation timetable.

ACE Tip #1: Filing Once means Filing Fast

One of the easiest ways to ensure that your records will not arrive in time is to place an incorrect request. This is not to suggest that it is commonplace for a records request for John Smith be filed when you meant Jane Doe, but with HIPAA compliance you will probably need to refile if you meant Jon Smith.

Small typos and errors in the filing can equal days of delay which can derail a case that should be easily won. Double or even triple-checking the forms for correct and complete information can be the difference between filing fast and filing failure.

ACE Tip #2: Location Location Location

In the days of house visits and small practice, gathering records could be as simple as stopping by the doctor’s office and requesting files. However with hospitals becoming larger and larger and the types of medical care provided in a single facility more and more diverse, knowing where to place your request is paramount. Merely sending a request to the records office is no longer an option, so knowing what specialized department has the records you are seeking is a crucial time-saver.

ACE Tip #3: Compliance with your Wallet

The cost associated with medical record retrieval can be significant, but their value in a trial’s outcome more than outweighs the initial expenditure. However, making sure that you are not being overcharged for those retrievals can mitigate the cost to your client, which cannot be understated. A lawsuit is a very stressful time for everyone involved, so keeping the charge to your client’s wallet as light as possible should be a goal of any well-rounded law firm marketing strategy or legal marketing strategy.

Now, federal regulations set down in HIPAA and HITECH prohibit price gouging, but that doesn’t stop some companies from charging rates allowed in older state legislation so check carefully that the company you are using is HIPAA compliant.

ACE Tip #4: You can send it, but don’t Forget it

In the 80s and 90s, there was a pitchman named Ron Popeil that had a reputation for a line of humorous infomercials for a variety of specialty appliances and gadgets. One of which was a rotisserie cooker that you could “Set it and forget it.” I bring this up not as a piece of advice, but a cautionary tale. The task of placing a request for record retrieval is a complex and daunting task. However, placing the request is only the first step in actually getting the records in hand.
Just as you would expect a client to follow up with you on the status of pending litigation, make sure you follow up with the companies you are working with to get your medical records in a timely fashion. Federal law provides companies 30 days from the receipt of your request to produce results, but some companies can hug that line quite closely. Sending a quick reminder to keep you and your request on their radar can help ensure that your request is not lost in the shuffle.

ACE Tip #5: Trust your Process

With all of this talk on the necessity of picking and working with the right company to retrieve your medical records, you may think that we have departed from our narrative. Here is where we bring your lawyer marketing strategy back into play.
Think of your medical records request process as just another facet of your overall marketing strategy. In a world where competition is becoming more and more global and finding a replacement firm is easier and easier, consistency and diligence must be front and center in everything that you do.

Starting from a baseline of a repeatable process will allow you to streamline your requests, making the turnaround time much shorter. Keeping your requests consistent will also allow for the companies you work with to get comfortable with your process as well, making the need for repeat inquiries minimal. Also, make sure this process is written down for the inevitable eventuality that someone else needs to file a request in your absence. You are only as good as your last case, so make sure that you and your partners have the blueprint in place to ensure every case is handled like clockwork.

ACE Tip #6: Automating your process

In days past, the actual retrieval of medical records required going to a records clerk, handing over forms to a clerk, who would then physically go into row upon row of records to retrieve your information. Thankfully, in today’s world of global networks and instantaneous transmission of information, there are automated methods of medical records retrieval.

Selecting one of these services can ensure faster turnaround, as well as helping to enforce the consistency we just talked about being such a cornerstone of a successful process.

ACE Tip #7: You’ve got the information, Now What?

Once you have the information in hand, you may be tempted to declare victory. However, navigating the massive pile of information contained in these records can make the act of obtaining them seem like a walk in the park. That’s where your diligence in selecting a service will pay off. Make certain that when you are choosing a service to help you automate your process, you select one that will keep assisting you through the entire lifecycle of the medical records retrieval process.

A service that merely hands the records off to you is only by your side for half the battle. You wouldn’t bring your expertise to half of a case, so you shouldn’t accept anything less from your medical records retrieval service. Make sure your service includes features like in-depth search capability and availability for integration with your existing systems.

Though every case may not have cause for medical records, for those that do they play a vital role. Many a verdict can and has turned on evidence that could only be provided by the information presented in these records. Make sure that your comfort level, and that of your firm, is unshakable.

Though we have spent most of our time in these posts talking tips, the Advisory Concept Evolvers team has a deep knowledge and understanding about law firm marketing company strategy, where we bring the same level of expertise and dedication to this important area of your practice.

Please contact us at (215)-510-2167 and ask for Maryann Fasanella. Her team will help you navigate through this complex world of medical records retrieval. After all, we believe in what we preach: getting clients through the door means much less if you cannot deliver excellent service consistently once they are through.

Maryann Fasanella, Founder/CEO
Advisory Concept Evolvers
+1 215-393-8700
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