How Supplemental Security Income Can Help if Your Loved One Is Disabled

Posted: 03/30/2015

There are millions of Americans who are unable to work because of a disabling condition they suffer from, but not all of those individuals are work-age adults who have paid into the Social Security Disability benefits system long enough to collect compensation. In fact, many are children who have been afflicted with their condition all their lives.

Having a disabled family member can provide a unique set of financial hardships, which is why the Social Security Disability lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin believe it’s so important to have a plan in place for how you will cover your loved one’s medical and personal expenses. Read more »

Can I Keep My Assets When Filing Bankruptcy?

Posted: 03/27/2015

Protecting Your Property During Bankruptcy

One of the most frequently asked questions about bankruptcy that our attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin get is, “Will I lose my property if I file for bankruptcy?” The answer is no, not necessarily, but you need to be informed about the best ways to protect your assets when going through the bankruptcy process.

Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

One of the best ways to ensure you keep your property while filing bankruptcy is choosing to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy as opposed to filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Read more »

Study Pinpoints Increase in Lipitor® Diabetes Risk

Posted: 03/25/2015

High cholesterol is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in the United States, considering there are currently more than 71 million confirmed cases in our country today. There are medications on the market that can be used to treat high cholesterol, but one of the most popular could be putting the health of users at serious risk.

The drug Lipitor® is in a class of drugs called statins that can be used to lower cholesterol levels. Read more »

Your Rights During a Social Security Disability Claim

Posted: 03/23/2015

As a United States citizen, you have certain rights that cannot be encroached upon, even by the federal government. So when you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to be informed of what your rights are during that process. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Social Security Disability lawyers explain each claimant has three basic rights to keep in mind. They include:

  • The Right to Equal Consideration- The law states that each Social Security Disability claim must be thoroughly examined in a timely manner before a decision is issued.
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Terre Haute Brain Injury Lawyers Discuss New Law That Would Change Athletic Policies

Posted: 03/20/2015

March has been named Brain Injury Awareness Month across the United States. So, our Terre Haute brain injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to do our part to contribute to the cause by discussing one of the most common contributing factors in brain injuries among children and adolescents—athletics.

Thousands of sports-related brain injuries are reported each year, but officials are working to reduce these numbers by creating stringent legal policies regarding this type of injury. Read more »

Studies Highlight Severity of Morcellator Cancer Risks

Posted: 03/18/2015

Just a few years ago, a new medical device—the power morcellator— was considered groundbreaking because of its ability to allow doctors to remove organs and tissues from a patient’s body in a minimally invasive manner. Now, evidence shows operating with the device may put patients at a significantly increased chance of developing cancer.

The morcellator cancer risk is caused by how the equipment functions. The device simply grinds tissue and organs to a size where it can be removed through a small incision in the abdomen. Read more »

Social Security Common Conditions: Kidney Disease and Cancer

Posted: 03/16/2015

Our kidneys are among the most vital organs in our bodies because they are responsible for filtering our blood of waste. Without this bodily function, death would be imminent.

That’s why many organizations are focusing on the importance of kidney health throughout the month of March as part of National Kidney Month. Our Social Security Disability Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to do our part by discussing a few of the kidney conditions that leave millions of Americans unable to work each year. Read more »

New Test Hopes to Reduce Indiana Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted: 03/13/2015

Our attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin know that a misdiagnosis is one of the leading contributing factors to Indiana medical malpractice claims today. That’s why we’re excited to learn that a new advancement in medical technology is working to prevent such errors from occurring in the first place.

According to an article from the Indianapolis Star, an Indianapolis-based company, Strand Analytical Laboratories, is using DNA testing to help reduce the chances of a surgeon or doctor giving a patient the wrong diagnosis after undergoing a biopsy. Read more »

Millions Awarded in Risperdal Drug Injury Lawsuits

Posted: 03/12/2015

It seems as though the male patients who developed a condition known as gynecomastia as a result of taking the drug Risperdal® are finally receiving the compensation they deserve. A decision has been reached in favor of the plaintiffs in two separate Risperdal® drug injury lawsuits.

In late February, a Philadelphia jury found Johnson & Johnson—the maker of the defective drug—had failed to properly warn patients of the dangers the drug posed despite having information regarding the risks. Read more »

The Judge Could Be a Factor in Your Social Security Disability Appeal

Posted: 03/09/2015

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability benefits, in all likelihood, your claim has been denied. That’s because the Social Security Administration says that up to 65 percent of initial disability claims are denied. This leaves many citizens wondering what factors come into play in deciding whether a disabled individual should receive Social Security payments.

Some experts believe the judge hearing your Social Security Disability appeal could make all the difference. Read more »