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January 2015 Archives

Failures to diagnose measles and medical malpractice

Florida parents may be interested to learn about the relationship between the current rise in measles cases and young pediatricians who may have inadvertently contributed by failing to recognize the symptoms of the illness in their patients. Most people have heard the idea that parents are contributing by refusing vaccinations or delaying them, but may not have read about the contribution doctors are also making to the spread of the disease.

Bernie Mac's widow drops wrongful death case, may refile

If you keep up with celebrity news in Florida, you may remember that the late Bernie Mac's widow had headed to court with a wrongful death lawsuit. She has decided to drop the case, but her attorney claims that they will be looking at refiling it, since they have another year before the statute of limitations would be enforceable. This case is one you may want to keep an eye on, as it is complicated and involves potential medical malpractice due to incomplete patient record sharing.

The naturalization ceremony as the final step

People in Florida who are working towards naturalization as U.S. citizens generally know that the final step involves the naturalization ceremony, but they may not know what to expect. Prior to being scheduled to attend the ceremony, the other steps, including taking the civics and language tests as well as sitting for the naturalization interview, will need to be completed.

Religious workers and special immigrant visas

Some foreign religious workers intending on accepting jobs in Florida churches and associated charitable organizations have a special immigration visa available to them. In order to qualify, the religious worker as well as the religious organization must meet certain criteria established under the law.

Diagnosing ovarian cancer

If a Florida woman is suffering from pelvic or abdominal pain, bloating or is experiencing urinary symptoms, she could potentially have ovarian cancer. There are several tests that a doctor or specialist may utilize to diagnose their patient.

Possible injuries related to forceps delivery in Florida

When a baby needs help exiting the birth canal, a doctor may use forceps to help guide the baby along. A tube is attached to the baby's head, and the doctor will pull the baby out during a contraction. After the head is exposed, the mother will finish delivering the baby on her own. While forceps are generally safe when used properly, they can cause injuries to the mother and the baby.

What are the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen?

For immigrants who are living in Florida and throughout the United States, the pathway to citizenship may appear quite daunting. However, once a person becomes an American citizen, he or she can experience many benefits as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and federal laws. As part of the naturalized process, prospective citizens are required to take the Oath of Allegiance before they can enjoy the privileges and benefits of citizenship. In the oath, they promise to swear allegiance to the United States of America, which entails resigning any former allegiance to another government or nation. Moreover, they promise to uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution and laws and to serve to the country when necessary.

Claim compensation for your loved one's wrongful death

After a wrongful death in Florida, your family may be at a loss. Regardless of who passed away, you now have a void in your family that won't be filled. You also have the financial impact of the death to worry about; funeral costs, home expenses and medical bills alone can total in the thousands of dollars.

Examining the government's Diversity Immigration Visa Program

Miami residents may be interested in a program that allows certain categories of immigrants to apply for permanent residency. The random selection process, however, is just the beginning for those who have been chosen.

What long-term complications do brachial plexus injuries cause?

Florida mothers whose infants have suffered brachial plexus injuries need to know the potential long-term complications. The brachial plexus is a group of nerves that begins at the bottom of the neck and extends throughout the shoulders and into the arms and hands. It consists of primary nerves called trunks and smaller nerve branches known as cords.

Fight back and get compensation for your injuries in Miami

Have you been hurt in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury or other catastrophic injury in Miami? Catastrophic injuries are just that; they change your life forever and can change the lives of those around you, too. You may be filled with grief or hatred for those who caused your injuries, but instead of living in anger, you can take steps to get justice for what has happened to you.

Legal assistance for your medical malpractice case

Far too many people in Florida and around the country have been damaged as a result of the negligence of health care professionals and facilities. If you or a loved one has suffered such an occurrence, you may wonder where to turn in order to seek financial redress for those wrongs. We believe that in such an event, you deserve the right to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and the costs of any future medical care that may be required.

How does one obtain a green card after receiving a job offer?

Job opportunities in Florida might be available to those who are not citizens of the United States, but appropriate residency status may be necessary to facilitate an acceptance of a position. Both job applicants and employers may wonder about the process for securing a green card in connection with the prospective employment opportunity. The approach may depend on the candidate's location in or out of the country.

Motorcycle statistics: Injuries, deaths rising in Florida

In 2012, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed on the roads. That's an increase of 7 percent from 2011. Additionally, an interesting statistic is that the use of helmets has not increased. The use of DOT-compliant helmets has remained at only 60 percent, despite the proof that they can reduce injury in the case of an accident. Helmets also reportedly do not hinder sight or hearing, which makes them vital for those on motorcycles.

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

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