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Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits

Taxotere Hair Loss Lawsuits For cancer patients, tempory hair loss is nothing new, neither is the vomiting and nausea, weakness, diarrhea, body aches and pains and a myriad of other side effects, all that can stem from chemotherapy. One of the first visible signs indicating that someone might be going through cancer treatment is the hair loss that is so often reported, however, hair usually returns or regenerates after the treatments have ended. But for many women who were diagnosed with breast cancer, prescribed and took the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (generic name Docetaxel), the...
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Law Firm Secretary Awarded $227k for Overtime Pay

  Noemi Bernal v. J.J. Little & Associates It is one thing when an employer refuses to pay overtime to an employee, it is another when that employer is a law firm the practices employment law. Such is the case of Los Angeles resident Noemi Bernal. Noemi Bernal was awarded $91,000, plus $30,000 in interest, against J.J. Little & Associates on her wage claims. With the additional attorney’s fees award, it was more than adding insult to injury. Bernal’s wanted and asked for $830,000 in fees but was declined by Judge Barbara Scheper. The judge stated that some of the...
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Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Lawsuits

Patients from across the nation are reporting serious side effects caused by the blood-thinning drug Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). Complications such as stroke, brain hemorrhage, rectal bleeding, wound complications following total hip or knee arthroplasty and even death are being reported. There are nearly 20,000 lawsuits pending in state and federal courts: more than 18,560 have been consolidated under a federal multi-district in Louisiana; another 1,300 are pending in Philadelphia’s Complex Litigation Center. Three federal trials ended in victories for the drug-makers. The first trial in the...
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Car Accidents and Insurance Adjusters

If you have been involved in an accident with another person then you should expect to be dealing with insurance adjusters. Not just one, but two. There will be an adjuster representing your insurance company and there will be a separate adjuster for the other person involved in the accident assuming that he or she has insurance. What does an insurance adjuster do? After you file your car insurance claim, you will need to work with an insurance adjuster who will research your accident, study your policy, and decide how much money you are entitled to. The best way to approach the car...
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Tyson Foods Ordered to Pays Employee $2.25 Million

The food giant Tyson Foods recently went to battle with one of its own employees after an accident on the job that was caused due to the companies failure to “ensure safe lifting procedures” for its employees. Asa Ferrell worked for Tyson Foods where one of the duties of his job included the sorting of boxes of meat that were stacked on pallets. One day, Asa was lifting packages weighing up to 110 pounds, all of a sudden Asa began to experience severe pain in his lower back. Mr. Ferrell, age 55, was later diagnosed with herniated disks at L3-5. Epidural injections followed as...
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Attorney Q & A with Eric Brown: Parent PLUS Student Loans

Attorney Q & A with Eric Brown Today we received a question via our website pertaining to a Parent PLUS student loan. Attorney Eric Brown took the time to answer the question asked. “My child signed my name to a Parent PLUS Loan and I thought I was just a co-signer of “her” loan. Do I have to pay it?” Jones Brown Law:  “I am a widow and have been since the children were young. My husband died of a massive heart attack due to PSTD caused by surviving the WTC 9/11 attacks. I have had to work 4 jobs and did the very best I could. When I sent my daughter away...
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Social Security Disability Q&A With Attorney Eric Brown

Social Security Disability Q&A With Attorney Eric Brown Today we received a question via our website pertaining to Social Security Disability. Attorney Eric Brown took the time to answer the question asked. “Why is the Social Security Administration changing my son’s status and linking it to my status?” My son is very disabled. He has received SSI for many years and his medications run well over $1000.00 a month. My son lives at home and I am his Representative Payee. The social security people have recently decided that I am disabled. Now they are making me apply...
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Con Edison Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit For $800K

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Ed), the utility giant that provides all electrical and gas service for the resident and business owners of New York City and Westchester County, will resolve a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to the tune of $800,000 and other relief the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s complaint reads that Con Ed doctors refused to medically approve qualified applicants to begin employment because of disabilities, even though the applicant were able to perform the designated...
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Chuck Norris Takes On Big Pharma Companies For Poisoning His Wife

Star of television and the silver screen Chuck Norris and his wife Gena are suing seven pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic companies along with their subsidiaries for failing to warn Gena or her healthcare providers of the risk of gadolinium. Gadolinium Deposition Disease (GDD) occurs in patients that have received injections containing gadolinium-based contrast agents that assist medical professionals in reviewing MRI readings. Some patients that have received the gadolinium have reportedly developed persistent symptoms like headaches, bone and joint pain and clouded mental activity....
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Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 Settlement For Her Detainment After Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood

Utah Nurse Reaches $500,000 Settlement For Her Detainment After Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood From Unconscious Patient The Jones Brown Team recently reported on a story that came out of Salt Lake City Utah, where a University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbles was handcuffed and detained by a Salt Lake City police Detective after she barred him from drawing blood from an unconscious patient. The hospital security camera footage and body cam video from the Salt Lake City Detective that showed Wubbles detainment went viral, and the outrage from across the nation was immediately evident.  Karra...
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New Oklahoma DUI Laws Are Now In Effect

Changes in Oklahoma DUI Laws Now in Effect Back in June of 2017, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed State Bill 643, amending the DUI laws in the State of Oklahoma. The changes in the bill referred to as the “Impaired Driving Elimination Act 2” went into effect on November 1, 2017. There are many small changes to the Oklahoma DUI Law contained within the Act, but there are two changes of some significance that you should be made aware of. Requirement of Interlock Devices/ Creation  of the Department of Public Safety Impaired Driver Accountability Program  Criminalization of...
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How Can I File A Lawsuit Against Social Security?

How Can I File A Lawsuit Against Social Security? Social Security Corner Q & A: We received the following question via our website, Jonesbrownlaw.com/contact-us/ from Wendy of Bakersfield Ca.: “Hi. my name is Wendy and back in 2013 I applied for social security disability. At that time I was under the care of an orthopedic doctor that filled out a “Residual Function Capacity” form for me, and as far as I know the Social Security Administration recieved my medical records from the hospital and clinic that I stayed in. At that time, and in that place, my doctor stated...
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Interior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter Lawsuits

Interior Vena Cava Filter Lawsuits Design problems of certain inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have caused many individuals all throughout the nation to suffer severe complications and injuries when the small medical devices fractured or broke inside the body. Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters, or blood clot filters, are small devices designed to catch blood clots that may break free inside the deep veins of the body and travel toward the lungs. The spider-like filters are implanted in patients who are at risk for a pulmonary embolism, when they are unable to take anticoagulants or when...
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Do You Meet The SSA Definition of Being Disabled?

Do You Meet The Social Security Administration’s Definition of Being Disabled? A disability can affect a person in many different ways. Quality of life, the ability to earn a living, families well being and financial security just to name a few. If you are indeed disabled and you are unable to work then you may be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. Although you believe that you have a valid and legitimate claim to qualify for benefits, the SSA may not agree. If you are looking to secure this type of financial support through the SSA, it might be...
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New York Law Holds Parents Accountable for Their Kids Bullying

We are all aware of the problem that poses a threat in schools around the nation, the bullying of children. Teasing, name-calling, leaving kids out on purpose, attacking them verbally and physically and even electronically through texts, email and social media. This bullying can leave its victims feeling different, powerless, unpopular, alone and desperate. These victims tend to have a hard time standing up for themselves and often have problems with and in school. They feel sad, nervous and lonely and start to bully kids that are weaker than they are. Bullying is never ok. Those who...
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Are Generic Drugs Manufactures Given a Licence to Kill?

Let us take a look at the case of a girl named Kira, or “Nikki” as her friends and family called her. Nikki was a 22-year-old, All-American girl that had just graduated from college. Nikki started working at a local orphanage and had big plans, as all young people do, to attend nursing school. Nikki was suffering from a torn ACL, this was not a life-threatening condition, but it was deemed bad enough that her doctor scheduled her for surgery to repair her bad knee. In anticipation of the surgery to come, Nikki’s doctor prescribed her propoxyphene, a generic form of the...
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EEOC Files Age and Disability Complaint Against Purcell Oklahoma Contract Driller

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint against a Purcell -based drilling contractor, alleging the contractor has discriminated against job applicants older than 40 years of age and those who had filed workers’ compensation claims.According to the EEOC, Horizontal Well Drillers LLC violated federal age and disability discrimination laws in its hiring process. The EEOC has continued to allege that Horizontal Well Drillers LLC placed notations on job applications about family medical history, age and previous disability of workers’ compensation...
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Pep Rally Skit Leads to Student’s Brain Injury and $10.5 Million Settlement

Pep Rally Skit Spirals Out of Control and Results in Student’s Brain Injury and $10.5 Million Settlement We all remember the excitement of the high school pep rally. The high school band blaring the school song, cheerleaders flying through the air and coaches and players pumping up the student body with promises of a victory. But a pep rally at Bakersfield High School ended in disaster for one student that has forever changed he and his families lives. Mitch Carter, a 17-year-old senior at Bakersfield High School agreed to join in on the pep rally shenanigans with his classmates by...
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Johnson and Johnson to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case

Update: Johnson and Johnson to Pay $417 Million in Talcum Powder Case As we reported to you earlier this year, Johnson and Johnson and their Baby Powder (talcum powder) product were under fire for causing ovarian cancer in women. Since then the cases against the big pharma giant have accumulated and Monday a huge nail was driven into the companies coffin concerning their Baby Powder product.  On Monday, a California woman was awarded $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades. The award includes $70 million in compensatory...
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Target Employees to Get $15 an Hour by 2020

Next month Target Corp. is raising their minimum hourly wage pay to $11 and then to $15 by the end of 2020. Target Corp, believes that these moves will help them hire and keep the best employees, thus making shopping a better experience for customers. The announcement came yesterday as Target rolls out their new initiative to improve its business, which includes remodeling stores, expanding its online services and opening up smaller, urban locations. This is not the first time that Target has raised their minimum hourly pay rate. Just last year the retailer quietly raised their minimum...
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5 Florida Lawyers Arrested After Insurance Scheme Bust Totaling $500,000

It is so important for you to know that you are hiring a reputable and ethical attorney. Ask questions and do your research before you decide who you want to fight for you and your family. Top results of an internet search may not give you the best attorneys in your area, the search may give you the attorneys with the biggest bankroll to buy ads and make sure that they show up first when doing a search. Check out this story out of Florida about five “reputable” attorneys involved in a personal injury insurance scheme that could land them all in the penitentiary.  ...
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Logan Accident

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Rainy Conditions in Tulsa Can Equal Disaster What a grand, wet and dangerous morning to start our Tuesday here in the Tulsa Metro area. Visibility was about 10% in the downtown area as I drove into work, and I saw two minor accidents as well. Thank goodness they were only minor traffic accidents. The rainy conditions in Tulsa on Sunday affected many drivers including our own Logan Jones and his family. A trip home after visiting friends was interrupted by a collision with another driver. Many thanks to the first responders (Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA) who came...
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Dying Cancer Patient’s Pain Meds Stolen. Care Facility Settles For $1 Million

Henry Sloan, a resident of the Oakleaf Village, a care facility in Lexington South Carolina, lay in his bed in excruciating pain as pancreatic cancer took its toll on his 75-year-old body. Why was Mr. Sloan in so much pain considering that he was in a facility that he and his family were paying to tend to his medical needs and manage his pain as he suffered through the agony that is pancreatic cancer? The answer is simple. One of the staff members was stealing Mr. Sloans much-needed pain medication. There were hundreds of pills unaccounted for said attorneys representing the Sloan family....
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Missouri Dog Owners Owe $300,000 For The Death of a Bicyclist Due To DNA Evidence

There are over 60 million households in the US that own a dog or dogs. All sizes, shapes, breeds, and temperaments. In a small Missouri town, a pair of boxers escaped the confines of their backyard and roamed the small sleepy streets of the community of Rogersville, Missouri until they found a victim. A wrongful death civil lawsuit was brought in April, by the son of an 85-year-old gentleman, Werner Fritz Vogt, who was allegedly mauled by the pair of boxers while riding his bicycle in a wooded are near Rogersville, Christian County Missouri. The alleged mauling resulted in Mr....
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Georgia 911 Operator Fired For Getting Her Period At Work

911 Call Taker Was Fired for Getting My Period at Work Alisha Coleman, a single mother of two with a granddaughter is not at work today. Alisha has worked hard her whole life and especially loved her job as a 911 operator until she was fired in 2016 for getting her menstrual period at the office. You read that right. She was fired for getting her period while on the job and at the office. From the time that she was a teenager,  Alisha has juggled work, school and family responsibilities all in an effort to make the ends meet. As a young mother Alisha worked two jobs to pay the bills and...
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Bicyclist Hits Pothole and Gets $6.5 Million Settlement

L.A. Cyclist Hits Pothole and Gets $6.5 Million Settlement We here in the Tulsa area we are no strangers to traveling on roads under construction, in fact we do it on a daily basis. Just when you think the City is done with one project, they tear another roadway up and start another. Not to say that the improvements are not needed, some of the local roadways are horrible, often cracked, uneven roadways that are riddled with potholes and missing pieces of actual roadway. These hazardous roadway flaws are considered the responsibility of government transportation agencies, who are supposed...
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Children and Head Trauma Resulting From Sports

Is your child or children active in sports? Soccer, football or hockey maybe? It would be easy to pretend that the news coverage of NFL TBIs’ (Traumatic Brain Injury) or concussion cases and settlements do not apply to your sports active child. We have just begun to scratch the subject of concussions or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and sports related injuries. As kids develop earlier, workout harder, and become competitive at earlier ages, the amount and number of hits and hard impacts to their heads goes up. High school students are bigger, stronger and competing for college...
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EEOC Sues Pizza Studio Restaurant Owner for Violating Equal Pay Act

A Delaware Pizza company is feeling the heat and not from it’s own ovens. Until recently PS Holding LLC (Pizza Studio) restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., violated federal law by withdrawing job offers from two teens after the female teen complained about being offered less pay than her male friend, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.  PS Holding LLC (Pizza Studio) still owns other restaurants across the nation. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that two high school friends, Jenson Walcott and Jake Reed, applied to work at...
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Where and How to Donate to Harvey Victims And Not Get Scammed

The flood waters in Texas are finally receding and the full scope of the devastation and damage Harvey has caused is just now becoming fully apparent. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas says that the recovery costs of Harvey could reach well over 100 billion dollars. Homes and lives destroyed and forever changed, families are left without homes, schools and the basic necessities of life like food, clothing and drinking water. US citizens have flocked to Texas, boats in tow to help do something, anything to aid our brothers and sisters from the Lone Star State. A lot of us want to help but are...
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Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice One of the hardest facts to swallow may be the number if infants that are injured by the very medical professional that have been entrusted to care for them. Medical malpractice often occurs while a pregnant woman is in labor or in the process of delivering their new baby. The results of the underlined malpractice can be devastating. Medical malpractice that occurs during the birthing process can sustain injuries that will affect the children in question for the entirety of their lives. Physical and cognitive injuries that result in poor quality of...
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I Was Hit by a Uninsured Driver, Now What?

  I Was Hit by a Uninsured Driver, Now What? Car accidents seem to happen when you least expect it. You out taking the kiddos to various sports practices and extracurricular activities or maybe your out running errands or doing the shopping when out of nowhere, “Crash!” Your day will not get any better when you find out that the person that just hit you has absolutely no insurance coverage of any kind. Issues associated with an automobile accident seem to multiply when you learn that the other driver involved in the accident was an uninsured motorist. You likely find...
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Family

My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support. What Can I Do?

My Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support. What Can I Do? The process of divorce is not an easy one, especially when there are children involved. In some family dynamics dad works and mom stays home and care for the kids and household. So when a divorce occurs, mom is often left out in the cold. With no skills, work history or experience and mouths to feed, how is a divorced mother expected to make the ends meet every month? Child Support ordered by the Court should be the answer, but in so many instances the child support system does not work. Deadbeat dads do not pay their court ordered child...
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What is Social Security “Closed Period Disability?

Closed Period Social Security Disability As you may know the Social Security Administration’s regulations and policies can be complex, confusing and intimidating. The number of hoops that you have to jump through and documentation that you are asked to provide will deter some people from even attempting to obtain benefits. One question that we get here at the Law Offices of Jones Brown PLLC is “Can I get partial disability?” A quick answer would be NO, but there are exceptions. There is not any possibility of you ever receiving “partial disability,” as far as...
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Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident?

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Car Accident? When it comes to car accidents, the most frightening of all concerns are medical bills that a person may have occurred due to the accident. Who is is going to pay those bills that can often be thousands of dollars? All states have requirements for the type of insurance coverage a driver must have to drive, in Oklahoma drivers are required to only carry Liability, which is separated into Bodily Injury Liability and Property Damage Liability.  The purpose behind this  requirement is to allow “expeditious medical treatment without having to...
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Mirena IUD Problems Brings Lawsuits

Mirena IUD Problems Brings Lawsuits The Law Offices of Jones Brown product liability division is currently reviewing potential lawsuits for women who have experienced serious problems from Mirena IUD birth control. Side effects of Mirena IUD may cause a dangerous increase in fluid pressure inside the skull, or the implanted birth control device could move inside the body. Compensation may be available If you or a loved one has used the Mirena IUD device and suffered: Pseudotumor Cerebri (PTC) or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH): This condition involves a buildup of fluid on the...
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Political Views in the Workplace: An Employers Guide

Political Views in the Workplace: An Employers Guide There is an old saying that there should never be any discussion of politics or religion inside a bar, with today’s political climate the workplace should be added to that list. Democrat or Republican, Trump supporter or not, the mere mention of the subject of politics is an argument just waiting to happen that can and will affect your business. Never before has our country been so divided and willing to voice opinions both verbally and physically. Protesting in the streets, social media rants and full blown physical altercations...
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DUI Stops: Should I Take a Breathalyzer Test?

Taking the Breath Test: With Labor Day on the way you can rest assured that all forms of law enforcement will be out in mass numbers. D.U.I checkpoints will be set up across the nation and the sheer number of traffic stops will be staggering. Backyard BBQ’s and trips to the lake will be abundant as will the number of people drinking and driving. We at the Law Office of Jones Brown do not promote drinking and driving in any shape way or form. Now with that said, if you do find yourself in a situation with law enforcement, should you let them test your breath for alcohol? The quick...
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Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation & You

Every minute of every day people are injured on the job. In some cases the injuries go unreported due to fear of loss of job. There may be literature in the break room, or signs hanging on the walls of your workplace instructing you on what to do in case of an injury. But the true feeling among employees is it may be better to say nothing and not “rock the boat” so to say. People are living paycheck to paycheck and good jobs are hard to come by, so it is easy to see how a person may come to the decision to keep an injury to themselves. The fact is that you have rights as a...
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How To Hire an Accident Lawyer

Why Hire an Accident Attorney? Many people choose to hire an accident lawyer after they’ve been involved in a car crash that results in personal injury and monetary losses. Point of fact, anyone can file a personal injury claim against an insurance company all by yourself. There are people that choose to take this course of action when they have suffered only mild or less-severe injuries and they have the time to research the legal claims process themselves. Also, by representing themselves and choose not to hire an attorney they will save you some money in legal fees. However, by...
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Former Oklahoma Jail Administrator Sentenced for Denying Inmate of Healthcare

Former Oklahoma Jail Administrator Sentenced for Denying Inmate of Healthcare A former McClain County, Oklahoma, Jail Administrator, Wayne Barnes was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen P. Friot to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his conviction on a charge that he violated an inmate’s civil rights by depriving him of medical care, resulting in the inmate’s death. Barnes pleaded guilty to the charge on February 9, 2017. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Mark A. Yancey...
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Walmart Punishes Employees for Sick Days

With 2.3 million employees around the world and total revenue of close to $486 billion in the latest fiscal year, you would think that the largest private employer in the United States would appreciate and care for it’s employees right? Wrong! In a recent report from abetterbalance.org  the retail giant is accused of routinely refusing to accept doctors’ notes, penalizing workers who need to take care of a sick family member and otherwise punishes employees for lawful absences. The report surveyed over  1000 employees and flat out accuses Walmart of violating the Americans with...
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Bankruptcy Vs. Forgiven Debt

America is drowning in debt. Millions are living paycheck to paycheck and worse. For a lot of Americans at the end of the day, payday has come and gone and still the ends do not meet. The average middle class household, those households with a net worth of $10,000 to $50,000 a year, is carrying on the average over $16,000 dollars in credit card debt. Research has shown that these credit cards are taken out out of necessity not extravagance. Families need food, “basic need” bills paid (electricity, gas, water etc.) not to mention Doctor’s visits and the medications. Most...
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Accutane (Isotretinoin) Crohn’s Disease Lawsuits Reinstated

Accutane (isotretinoin) lawsuits link the acne medication to birth defects, suicide, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Accutane (isotretinoin, a popular acne medication manufactured by the Hoffmann-La Roche company, hit the market in 1982. Since it’s release the drug has been the target of hundreds of lawsuits in federal and state courts. Plaintiffs in these cases are claiming that their use of Accutane led to severe birth defects, suicidal thoughts and actions, plus inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Hoffmann-La Roche did pull Accutane from the U.S. market in 2009, although the...
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Child Trampoline Injury Warning Issued [VIDEO]

All you have to do is hit YouTube and search “Trampoline Fail” and you will get 1,700,000 results, obviously these videos are of people getting hurt on trampolines. You would think that parents would steer away from such a dangerous creation, but no, trampolines continue to “spring-up” in backyards across the U.S. Finally after millions of broken bones scrapes, and bruises, a group of orthopedic surgeons have issued a child trampoline injury warning and are taking steps to raise awareness about the dangers associated with the use of trampolines among children. On...
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The 4 Types of Insurance You Absolutely Need

Between the General and Shaq cruising around, and that weirdo Flo with Progressive seemingly always on television or the internet, the world of insurance has become a confusing topic. Are there state minimums on car insurance? What all does my homeowners coverage cover? Do I have a medical plan that will take care of me and my family? Don’t feel bad if you do not know, trust me there are millions of Americans in the same boat. You listen to your insurance agent or your companies HR department and your fees are taken out of your check or bank account every month. I was living the...
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Workers’ Compensation in Oklahoma: What To Do When Your Hurt On a Job-site [VIDEO]

What To Do When Your Hurt On a Job-site In Oklahoma   One of the biggest fears shared among society is the fear of becoming injured and unable to work. Unable to provide for our family and loved ones. Unable to put food on the table. This may sound a little dramatic, but in this day and age of people living literally “paycheck to paycheck,” the fear is real, and the danger is real. One misstep, one slip and fall or twisted knee could put you out of commission for days or weeks. For those of us that jockey a desk eight to ten hours a day, it would take a huge injury to...
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NFL Concussion Study 2017: 111 NFL Brains, 110 Found to Have CTE

NFL Concussion Cases Latest Findings By now you have heard the discussion in main stream media about the relationship between NFL football players, actually football players of all levels and ages, and the news has not been good. In fact there has been a billion dollar settlement awarded to NFL players both alive and deceased due to the evidence of the degenerative disease C.T.E. and the repeated blows to the head that NFL player endure. In a recent study performed by  Dr. Anne McKee, chief of neuropathology at the VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the CTE Center at Boston...
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How Do I Hire a Good Lawyer?

Tips on Hiring a Great Attorney There is a myriad of reasons that you may be looking for legal counsel, representation or maybe simply legal advice. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a quick Google or a look through the Yellow pages will get you a great Attorney. Google will sell the top listings and returns to anyone with money, so your Google search may get a law firm with a huge advertising and marketing budget, but that will not help you in court. In the United Stares you will find no shortage of lawyers. The U.S has 5% of the total world’s population and at the same time...
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Children Receiving SSI Disability Becoming Adults

According to the  Social Security Administration, when a child receiving   Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits turns 18 they must be reevaluated by Social Security. This process is sometimes called a “age 18 redetermination.” You should know that the process in which an adult is assessed and how children are assessed are different. This redetermination may result in a loss of benefits, but  be assured that the Social Security Administration does make special considerations for this situation to ensure fairness to the insured. There are several different...
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Water Street Brewery Class Action is Looking Good for the Servers

Water Street Brewery Class Action: Water Street Brewery – a local restaurant  and microbrewery in the Milwaukee area- has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $825,000 filed by it’s servers. The Class alleges that the brewery has violated the state and federal wage-and-hour laws at not one, but all four of the company’s four locations, according to a press release from a Ohio based law office, Hawks Quindel. In late 2016, Angela Brandt, a former employee (server) of the Water Street Brewery, sued the company alleging that its servers had not been paid minimum wage...
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Drowsy Driving Accidents [VIDEO]

Drowsy Driving and Car Accidents: It has happened to all of us, a night spent tossing and turning, up and down, a hot cup of coffee and out the door for work with very little rest or sleep. Just another day in your life right? Wrong. Getting behind the wheel while yawning and drowsy can be just as dangerous as being behind the wheel and being drunk. In fact, even missing just an hour or two of your regular sleep habit could lead to catastrophic results. In twenty percent of all fatality crashes, drowsy driving is te cause. “Drivers who skimp on the seven hours of sleep experts...
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Nursing Home Neglect Warning Signs

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect Unfortunately and sadly, in the state of Oklahoma there are too many reports of elder abuse occurring in state and private ran facilities to list in this blog. Signs of nursing home neglect are horrific, and the physical and emotional damage that is being done by the various agencies, care givers and specialized homes that are well paid, and more importantly entrusted by family members, to properly care for their family and friends is appalling.  This is not an easy issue to touch on due to the sensitivity of the notion that there may be a possibility of...
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Do I Really Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

Do I Really Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?   At the Law Offices of Jones Brown, we pride ourselves in representing those who have suffered injuries related to auto accidents. In each and every case our staff of professional auto injury specialists and lawyers strive to provide our clients with the pinnacle of legal representation so that our clients may receive the maximum level of financial compensation for their injuries. Our lawyers will provide you with years of experience in the field of auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, pedestrian and bicycle collisions....
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How To Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing [VIDEO]

If you are suffering from a serious disability, you know that the Social Security Disability Insurance application process is along complex, physically and emotionally draining process. For many Americans, their Social Security Disability Insurance benefit will be their only source of support that is needed to manage their everyday lives, so the stress of not knowing the status of their application, or when and if they will be approved for SSDI can prove to be frustrating and overwhelming. Will I loose my house? How will I provide food for my family? What about my children? These are just...
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Doctors Making Mistakes While Writing Prescriptions Costs Lives

Ever wonder just how many written prescriptions for prescription drugs are written each year in the U.S.? This may be hard to believe but in the year 2016 there was more than 4 Billion prescriptions written and filled by citizens of the United States alone. With that may prescriptions being written, it could be said that mistakes happen. Unfortunately, mistakes by patients, nurses, pharmacies and even doctors are all too common. In fact, according to a recent national report prepared by the Institute of Medicine, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths occur in the United States each year as a...
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Posting on Social Media After a Car Wreck

How Social Media Posts May Harm Your Car Accident Claim   When a car wreck or accident enters the court system there are many factors that come in to play. Testimony from witnesses, police reports and even traffic cameras can and are used in court by either side. The constantly expanding role of the Internet in everyday life, social interactions, and  new technologies are starting to be used in court. One element which is becoming increasingly intertwined with personal injury claims is the existence of social media. After you have been in a car accident and you post pictures or write...
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Boating Accidents and Personal Injuries

The blistering hot days of summer are on the way and that will have everyone searching for water. Lakes will be packed with those looking to beat the heat. Swimmers, fishermen and women, jet skis, and most importantly boats. Fishing boats, house boats, speed boats, and ski boats. With all of this traffic on the water, safety is a must and accidents are inevitable. In 2016, the Coast Guard counted 4,463 accidents that involved 701 deaths, 2,903 injuries and approximately $49 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents. In order to stay safe on the...
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Safety Tips for 4th of July Weekend

Safety Tips for 4th of July Weekend The 4th of July in Oklahoma means dazzling fireworks displays, backyard BBQ’s, family and friends, and ice cold beer. However, fireworks are a display and celebration of the Independence we hold so dear here in the United States, they also account for thousands of injuries each year. With the 4th quickly approaching, the professionals here at Jones Brown Law have put together a list of safety tips for you and the kids to ensure a great Independence Day weekend.     If I asked you- What are the most dangerous fireworks? You would probably...
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Semi-Truck Tire Blowout Safety [VIDEO]

Semi-Truck Tire Blowout Safety Drivers of all types of vehicles exceed speed limits both on and off the highway, posing a huge safety hazard for themselves and other drivers. Semi-truck drivers are no exception. In fact, speeding truck drivers are much more dangerous. Not all semi-truck tires are made for highway speeds–especially in Texas and several states west of the Mississippi. Goodyear makes truck tires that are designed for speeds of 65 mph or less, when most highway speed limits are 65 mph or above. When speed limits in places like Texas are as high as 85 mph, the risk of...
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Were You a Victim of Wrongful Termination?

Were You a Victim of Wrongful Termination? Have you recently been laid off or fired from your job? Here is another question- Do you know if your termination was legal? Were You a Victim of Wrongful Termination? A vast majority of employment contracts are “at-will” (meaning the employee or employer can end the relationship at any time, and under any circumstances), there are some very important factors that you need to be aware when trying to decide if you have been a victim of wrongful termination. Wrongful Termination: When an employee claims wrongful termination against...
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