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January 30, 2014
Surgeons work their hardest to ensure a successful outcome after an operation. Despite these efforts, it cannot change the fact that some surgeries are high-risk and pose a serious jeopardy for patients. With this, a new study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has discovered that... Read More
January 29, 2014
Clients often ask why their claims are taking so long to settle or why they have to go through litigation in the court system for what seems to be an open and shut case. The answer is that insurance fraud is on the rise. Insurance companies have adopted the Delay, Deny and Defend approach to all... Read More
January 27, 2014
A recent study has appeared in the latest issue of JAMA Internal Medicine reporting that half of the patients 65 and older who require medical care need the help of family to make medical decisions for them. This issue is a symptom of how progressive our medical care has grown. Doctors now have the... Read More
January 26, 2014
With the cold weather in the area this season, drivers are experiencing battery troubles. Below are a few ways to avoid waking up to a dead battery: 1) Battery Blanket: A battery blanket wraps around the battery and fits right into the battery cover. The blanket has a cord that can be plugged into... Read More
January 24, 2014
Today there are over a billion users on Facebook, 500 million on Twitter, 500 million on Google+, and 238 million on LinkedIn. It seems that these numbers are growing every day. With social media being such an integral part of our modern existence, it seems apt that the legal system is finally... Read More
January 24, 2014
Most clients want to know, "what is my case worth?"http://www.portnerandshure.com/Auto-Accidents There are many factors affecting the value of your case. The settlement value is simply a prediction of what a judge or jury would decide your case is worth. There is no specific formula to assess case... Read More
January 23, 2014
Yesterday, Texas executed Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican citizen, with lethal injection for the 1994 killing of police officer Guy Gaddis. This execution is stirring controversy all across the nation because Tamayo was never advised that he could receive legal assistance from the Mexican consulate after... Read More
January 22, 2014
Science fiction dreams are just around the corner. Self-driving cars like those developed by Google are becoming ever more popular. Car manufacturers like BMW and Audi are also making an investment in self-drive features such as park assist. California expanded laws recently as a step to... Read More
January 21, 2014
In 2011, Virginia state law implemented guidelines for police lineups and eyewitness interview regulations. These guidelines were passed to reduce wrongful convictions after DNA exonerations revealed that eyewitness errors were tied to these cases. Since 1989, 13 out of 16 wrongful convictions were... Read More
January 17, 2014
While we all know the dangers of drinking and driving, some of you may be surprised to learn that simply having the key in the ignition may cost you a DUI. This means that even if you are not driving at all, but have the key in the ignition, you may be cited with a DUI. The courts rationalize that... Read More
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