Drunk Driving Convictions Now Prohibited From Being Expunged

by Staff | December 30th, 2015 | Drunk drivers

Each year, thousands of motorists are arrested in Indiana for driving under the influence of alcohol. What’s more disturbing, is that estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show roughly one-third of those who are taken into custody for drunk driving have a previous operating while intoxicated (OWI) offense on their record. Many of…

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FDA Warns Coatings on a Medical Device Could Pose Health Risks

by Staff | December 23rd, 2015 | Defective product

The human body is made up of as much as 65 percent water, which is why it’s crucial that many medical devices that are implanted into the body have a hydrophilic or hydrophobic coating. However, the Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that records show many of these coatings can…

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Always Report Changes to Your Social Security Disability Status

by Staff | December 16th, 2015 | Social security disability 2

When a person is awarded Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the amount they receive is based on several factors including income, work history, marital status, and even the number of dependents the claimant cares for. That’s why after you’re approved for SSD benefits, it’s crucial to immediately report any changes in your life to the…

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Nursing Home Abuse More Common Than You Think

by Staff | December 9th, 2015 | Personal injury

When our elders are no longer able to care for themselves, we’re often faced with the difficult decision of moving them to a long-term care facility. We do this expecting them to receive quality treatment. However, nursing home abuse statistics show this may not be the case more often than you think. A new study indicates…

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Experts Push for a No-Fault Vaccination Compensation System

by Staff | December 2nd, 2015 | Drug injuries

Modern vaccinations have been used to ward off disease in humans since the turn of the nineteenth century. As diseases evolve and develop over time, there becomes a need for advanced vaccines. With new medications can come new risks to patients. Some experts are calling for a compensation system to be created for those who…

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Working While Getting SSD Benefits Made Easy

by Staff | November 25th, 2015 | Social security disability 2

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.…

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Keeping Indiana Roads Safe During the Holidays

by Staff | November 18th, 2015 | Auto accident

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…

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$1.75 Million Awarded to Victim of Risperdal® Side Effects

by Staff | November 11th, 2015 | Drug injuries

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…

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The Evolution of the Social Security Disability Program

by Staff | November 4th, 2015 | Social security disability 2

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)…

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

by Staff | October 30th, 2015 | Personal injury

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…

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