Risperdal® is an antipsychotic medication most often used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and certain symptoms of autism. Research has linked the use of the drug in young male patients to gynecomastia, which is a condition in which young males develop abnormally large breast tissue that often requires surgery to remove.
In this helpful video, Attorney TC Newlin explains who is responsible for determining whether or not you are disabled when you submit an application for Social Security Disability benefits. Different people may be involved at different levels of the application and appeals processes, but all will use the same 5-step process for determining disability. Read more »
The law states that anyone who is fleeing to avoid prosecution of a felony is ineligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income; however, loopholes in the law that were uncovered by several recent court cases have allowed some who are fleeing prosecution to continue receiving benefits.
To help address the issue, an Indiana senator has proposed a bill that would change the language of the law in order to prevent many individuals with warrants for their arrest from receiving federal assistance. Read more »
One of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions in Indiana today is distracted driving. Our Terre Haute car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that in 2011 alone, distractions contributed to a total of 6,373 crashes on Indiana’s roadways. Of those accidents, as many as 5,856 were the result of an unspecified distraction, while 500 were caused by cellphone use and another 17 were the result of passenger distractions. Read more »
Here in the United States, there are medications capable of treating almost any illness or disease from which we suffer. Unfortunately, many of these medications can cause a patient to experience harmful side effects.
Some side effects can be as relatively benign as drowsiness, while others can cause organs of the body to shut down in some patients. Typically medications are tested to determine possible side effects before the drug is released onto the market, so consumers can be fully informed and warned about the potential dangers of taking a medication. Read more »
Attorney TC Newlin explains Supplemental Security Income and how individuals can qualify to receive benefits through this program administered by the Social Security Administration. Read more »
Some Some Social Security Disability Recipients with Mental Health Conditions Banned From Owning Guns
There are currently millions of Americans who receive Social Security Disability benefits because they suffer from a mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia. Many of these individuals aren’t capable of managing their finances though, and may require a family member to make decisions about money.
But could an inability to manage money indicate a threat to the safety of the beneficiary or others around them? While the answer to that question is still up for debate, President Obama is pushing for Social Security recipients who require assistance managing finances to be banned from owning firearms. Read more »
The sheer nature of accidents dictates that when they occur, it’s almost inevitable that injuries will be involved. In fact, injury is the leading cause of death among people under age 45—a demographic especially prone to accidents.
Our Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that some experts say the best way to reduce this fatality rate is to provide higher volumes of better medical care. The state has been working to increase the number of trauma centers across Indiana in recent years and the efforts seem to be paying off. Read more »
Many women experience bouts of nausea during pregnancy. There are medications that are available to help treat morning sickness, but our drug injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain some of these pharmaceuticals may put the patient’s child at serious risk of birth defects.
Several studies have linked taking the anti-nausea drug, Zofran® while pregnant to children born with serious birth defects. Researchers from three separate teams concluded children who were exposed to Zofran while still in the womb faced an increased risk of congenital heart defects. Read more »
We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however, it’s important to remember that disabled workers aren’t the only ones who can receive these benefits.
Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that children with disabilities or the offspring of a disabled worker can also receive federal assistance from the Social Security Administration. Read more »