Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

Posted: 11/25/2015

One of the qualifications for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is that your condition must last longer than a year. Just because you’ve been sick or injured through a full calendar doesn’t mean you can never return to work.

Many SSD recipients fear that if they return to work, they will lose their benefits. The team of attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here to tell you that simply isn’t the case. Read more »

Keeping Indiana Roads Safe During the Holidays

Posted: 11/18/2015

As cooler weather and the holidays quickly approach, it’s important for us to remember that car accidents tend to spike around this time of year. In fact, statistics show the last three months of the year are the deadliest time to be on the road.

In an effort to help you keep yourself and your family safe as you travel, the Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin take a look at why crashes increase during this time of year, as well as what is being done to keep our roadways safe. Read more »

$1.75 Million Awarded to Victim of Risperdal® Side Effects

Posted: 11/11/2015

The courts have once again found that drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn consumers of the risks of suffering Risperdal® side effects while using the medication. Reports indicate this is the third trial the company has lost involving the drug and they could be facing many more legal battles regarding the drug in the future.

A jury in a Philadelphia courtroom found that a young man suffered from Gynecomastia—a hormonal condition in which male patients develop breast tissue—as a result of taking Risperdal. Read more »

The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

Posted: 11/04/2015

The U.S. Social Security Disability program was established in 1956 as a way to provide citizens who suffered from a disabling mental or physical condition for longer than one year with a sustainable income. Since that time, some aspects of the program have changed, while others have stayed the same. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently took a closer look at how the program has evolved over the years, as well as which aspects remain in their original form. Read more »

October 2015 Firm Newsletter

Posted: 10/31/2015

In the October 2015 Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin firm newsletter, Caleb Fleschner shares the importance of standing strong in the face of adversity, we talk about class action lawsuits we’re currently handling, and we highlight our efforts to help pets find forever homes with our Pet of the Month program.

Click Here to download a PDF of the October newsletter. Read more »

Tips To Avoid Accidents While Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Posted: 10/30/2015

Halloween is tomorrow night, and that means children dressed as ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of the night will be walking along the streets and roads of our neighborhoods in search of candy. That’s why our Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to remind citizens to be extra vigilant to help avoid collisions.

It’s estimated that two times as many children are struck by motor vehicles on Halloween as compared to any other night of the year. Read more »

FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Hepatitis C Medications Following Drug Injury Reports

Posted: 10/28/2015

Federal law requires drug manufacturers to place warning labels on medications explaining the risks the products may pose; however, sometimes problems aren’t discovered until after a medication is released into the market.

For instance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings regarding the risks posed by two different medications that are used to treat Hepatitis C. Officials say use of these medications can cause serious liver damage, or even death. Read more »

Are There Secrets That Help Us Win Disability Cases?

Posted: 10/28/2015

There is no secret to winning a disability case, but there are ways to improve your chances of a favorable decision. Watch Attorney Tom Newlin discuss five things that can be done to help strengthen your case. Read more »

How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability Claim

Posted: 10/26/2015

If your claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits was denied, you’re not alone. As many as 70 percent of all initial claims for SSD benefits are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

A denial doesn’t mean you can’t file for a reconsideration, and the legal staff at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin is here to explain what you’ll need to know to appeal a denied SSD claim.

First, you’ll need to gather certain documents and evidence that supports your case. Read more »

Helping Young Motorists Avoid Accidents During “Teen Driver Safety Week”

Posted: 10/23/2015

Teenage motor vehicle collisions are a very serious problem in our state. In fact, last year, Indiana led the nation when it came to the total number of fatal car accidents involving teens.

To help increase awareness, many organizations are working to promote highway safety as part of “ Teen Driver Safety Week ” over the past several days. The Indiana car accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that one of those groups is Terre Haute’s own, Sammer’s Driving School. Read more »