Terre Haute Dog Bite Lawyers Talk Safety As Part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted: 05/22/2015

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA) says that each year in the United States, dogs bite an estimated 4.5 million people. Our Terre Haute dog bite lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that, of those dog bite victims, a large portion are children. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a dog has bitten around half of all children under age 12.

An article from WTHITV 10 News states the AMVA is hoping to reduce the number of children and adults who are bitten by dogs each year by holding a campaign during this week to educate the public about canine safety. Read more »

Mesothelioma Lawyers Explain It Can Take Years to Develop the Disease After Exposure

Posted: 05/20/2015

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 3,000 United States citizens are diagnosed each year with the deadly form of cancer known as Mesothelioma. Our mesothelioma lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain the disease is most often caused by exposure to Asbestos, but one new study shows patients may not develop the disease until years after the exposure occurs.

An article from Outbreak News Today discusses a study that was conducted by the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health that examined the case histories of roughly 69,000 workers who had been employed in the mining industry between 1930 and 1982. Read more »

Social Security Disability Lawyers Discuss Benefits That May Be Available After Losing a Spouse

Posted: 05/18/2015

The financial struggles that accompany the loss of a spouse can be immense, especially if you’re considered disabled. That’s why our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin want to let you know about options that might be available to offer assistance.

The Social Security Administration funds a program called Supplemental Security Income that provides financial aid to citizens of the United States who are disabled and have limited resources for income. Read more »

Terre Haute Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Offer Safety Tips to Bikers and Motorists

Posted: 05/15/2015

The month of May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Indiana. As such, our Terre Haute motorcycle accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to point out a few areas where both motorcyclists and drivers of cars and trucks could work to reduce collisions. They include:

  • Looking Twice- Before entering an intersection or changing lanes on the highway, always be sure to look twice in all directions.
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The da Vinci® Surgical Robot: Cutting-Edge Technology With Risks

Posted: 05/13/2015

Technological advancements present options for performing medical procedures, but the attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out they may not always be proven safe.

The da Vinci® surgical robot is a prime example of the risks of new medical technology. The device can be used to perform minimally invasive surgeries that can reduce recovery times and the chances of excessive blood loss. In fact, a recent article from CBS News contained a video showing the device being used to sew a grape’s skin back together. Read more »

Previous Projections of Social Security Disability Benefits Trust Fund Depletion May Be Flawed

Posted: 05/12/2015

Studies Show Projection Data Is Flawed

New research indicates projections about the financial status of our nation’s retirement and disability trust funds may not be accurate. Currently, estimates show the funds for retirement and Social Security Disability benefits will be depleted by the year 2033; however, studies conducted by Harvard and Dartmouth universities found the funds could be depleted sooner.

There seem to be two reasons for the discrepancy. An article from Forbes explains that workers in the United States are living longer than they did in past decades. Read more »

Terre Haute Real Estate Lawyers Discuss Toxins in Homes

Posted: 05/08/2015

Contaminated Homes

Buying or renting a new home can be an exciting time in a person’s life; however, that excitement can quickly be extinguished if toxins contaminate the home. Our Terre Haute real estate lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to tell you about a couple of the most dangerous contaminants that can be found in a home and what you can do to reduce your risk of exposure

Mold

There are countless strains of fungus that may be growing in a home at any given time, but exposure to one particular type—mold—could put a resident’s health at risk. Read more »

Risk of Low Testosterone Drug Heart Attacks Prompts FDA to Require Warning Label Changes

Posted: 05/06/2015

Doctors have been prescribing medications containing testosterone to men for years to treat symptoms of aging such as low energy levels, decreased body mass, and decreased sex drive. However, these medications can put some users at risk of suffering adverse cardiac events. The dangers of low testosterone drug heart attacks and strokes has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to mandate changes to the warning labels of these products. Read more »

Social Security Administration Unveils New Improvement Plan: Vision 2025

Posted: 05/04/2015

Social Security Disability benefits are available to workers in the United States who are unable to return to their job due to a mental or physical condition. The attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that the process of getting your claim approved after applying for Social Security Disability benefits can sometimes be a difficult task though, considering the long wait times, processing mistakes, and erroneous denials the Social Security Administration (SSA) has become notorious for. Read more »

Could Indiana and Illinois GMO Corn Lawsuits Be Heard In Federal Court?

Posted: 05/01/2015

Corn is a lynchpin in the economy and agriculture of Indiana and Illinois. So when China rejected tons of the corn grown in these states because it was contaminated with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, many landowners, farmers, distributors, and exporters experienced significant losses.

Syngenta Agrisure Viptera® MR162 Corn—a GMO seed–was marketed to corn growers as being resistant to a multitude of pests; however, the seed was not approved by one of our nation’s largest purchasers of corn: China. Read more »