Common Questions About Child Custody and Visitation

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fighting for a parent’s right for their children may be one of the most emotional topics covered in the court. It is a good thing that there are certain law offices that have the professional experience on handling such cases, such as the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield.

Sure, you can trust attorneys to do everything for you, but it doesn’t hurt to have a background on things that involve child custody and visitation. Here are some of the common questions you should consider to expand your knowledge on the subject.

Are mothers more likely to get custody than fathers?
In the past, children about five years old or below are awarded to the mother, because they are still in their “tender years.” But in recent years, most states are now looking into the child’s best interest without considering his or her age and the gender of the parents.

Does custody go to one parent only?
Most of the time, both parents have some level of custody over the child. It may be joint physical custody and joint legal custody. In joint physical custody, the parents can have relatively equal amount of time spent with the child. In joint legal custody, the parents share decisions that involve the child’s growth, like educational, medical, and religious decisions.

What factors affect the court’s decision?
The court considers many factors in deciding over custody and visitation, but it all boils down to the best interest of the child. As much as possible, the court will want the child to continue its life, avoiding the most disruptions as possible. It is also going to consider the child’s age, health, and mental stability, the parent’s ability to provide food and shelter, and the emotional ties between child and parent.

Can the child select the parent he or she will live with?
The child has the right to choose with whom he or she will go with only if he or she has finally reached a certain age. The age is usually 12 or older. But the choice can still be overridden, especially if it is proven that the chosen parent is not of the best interest of the child. The court is still the absolute authority, so the child’s decision shall not be seen as too controlling after all.

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Bard G2 IVC Filters and Their Dangers

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Bard G2 IVC Filter is a medical device surgically implanted in a person’s interior vena cava to catch potential blood clots before they even reach the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. It is often implanted on people who are at risk of developing blood clots, may it be because of traumatic experiences like car accidents or other events.

This filter is temporary, meaning that it should be removed after the risk of pulmonary embolism has disappeared or upon the medical professional’s decision. Serious injuries or complications can be sustained if the filter has not been removed after the risk has subsided.

Getting injured because of a device that is supposed to protect you is a tragic experience. Still, many individuals become victims of this horrible experience as if the law doesn’t have enough fangs to regulate the use of these filters.

According to the website of Bard G2 IVC lawsuit attorneys of Habush, Habush, and Rottier, injuries from such medical devices may be subject to a product liability lawsuit.

But what are the injuries you can sustain in a Bard G2 IVC Filter? They can be physical injuries or complications. These include but are limited to the following:

  • Additional blood clots
  • Cardiac or pericardial tamponade
  • Death
  • Internal bleeding
  • Perforation of blood vessels and tissues
  • Perforation of heart, lungs, and other organs
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Punctured Vena Cava

Device migration and detachment of device components are the most frequent causes of these injuries and complications. The device has a spider-like structure, whose legs may fracture, break, and mobilize to a position where it is impossible to retrieve.

Bard has faced various lawsuits because of their G2 IVC Filter, so don’t be afraid to come forward if you or someone you know has been a victim of a defective IVC filter. After all, the law is on your side.

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Types of Workplace Injuries

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The workplace can be very dangerous and may cause injuries, not just the physically demanding jobs, but also the typical office jobs. But according to the website of LaMarca Law Group P.C., you may be able to get compensation for workplace injuries, but really, would you trade money for your health?

Prevention is still the better option, and you first step into preventing workplace accidents is to know the different types of workplace injuries that you can be vulnerable to.

Head and Brain Injuries
The brain, and generally the head, is one of the most vital parts of the human body, so an injury to it can have devastating effects. Head and brain injuries typically happen in the workplace because of falling from heights and getting hit in the head by fast or falling objects. These kinds of injuries are particularly common on articulture, construction, emergency medical services, and transportation.

According to an informative article by the Toronto brain injury attorneys at the Mazin Law Firm, brain injury claims often involve brain damage, concussions, contusions, hematomas, memory loss, and seizures.

Neck and Back Injuries
These kinds of injuries are usually the result of overextension of the spine, particularly because of lifting, pushing and pulling, and poor overall posture for long stretches of time. Those who have physically demanding jobs such as in automobile repair, construction, manufacturing, and mining are the most vulnerable to neck and back injuries, but even typical office workers can sustain such injuries, mainly because of poor ergonomics, or improper workstation design that encourages poor posture for long periods of time.

Shoulder and Hip Injuries
Shoulder and hip injuries primarily occur because of repetitive stress on the said body parts, may it be because of physically demanding tasks such as lifting in construction sites and factories, or slip-and-fall accidents.

The workplace is supposed to be safe. Not because you are getting paid to do what you are doing, it already means that you can overexert yourself or intentionally put yourself in a hazardous situation. To prevent workplace accidents, make sure to follow safety regulations, wear protective gears, don’t overexert yourself, and have the proper posture to avoid unnecessary stress to your body.

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