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US Says Too Much Flouride In Water

January 9, 2011  ·  By HM&M


The lives of many veterans from the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan may change as “the government is preparing to issue new rules that will make it substantially easier for veterans who have been found to have post traumatic stress disorder receive disability benefits.” (J. Dao, NY Times, 7/7).

The Department of Veterans Affairs regulations, “will essentially eliminate a requirement that veterans document specific events like bomb blasts, firefights or mortar attacks that might have cause P.T.S.D.” Finding such records can be extraordinarily time consuming and sometimes impossible. Others assert that veterans who did not serve in combat still suffer from P.T.S.D. and could not receive any benefits.

Although many assert that this change will open the door for many baseless claims, the veterans department will continue to review all claims and can discard those that are fraudulent. As a personal injury attorney in Chicago, I am very pleased with this positive change to the Department of Veterans Affairs rules as many veterans who have suffered from P.T.S.D. have gone uncompensated for too long.Under the new rule, which applies to veterans of all wars, “the department will grant compensation to those with P.T.S.D. if they can simply show that they served in a war zone and in a job consistent with the events that they say caused their conditions. They would not have to prove, for instance, that they came under fire, served in a front-line unit or saw a friend killed.”

January 9, 2011

Drain Cleaner Burned Baby at Day Care

A recent Pennsylvania case highlights the need to keep household products and infant care products in separate places. A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney says “a 7-month-old girl was burned by drain cleaner that soaked her diaper while she was at a Pittsburgh-area day care.” (J. Mandak, AP Pittsburgh, 1/4). Workers at the day care believe... Read More

January 9, 2011

Chrysler Recalls Trucks and SUVs

Chrysler recently recalled “nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs to address several problems, including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall.” (Washington AP, 12/30). In order to address these issues, “Chrysler is conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems. The first one covers about 22,000 Dodge Ram trucks from the 2008-2011... Read More

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