When Will Social Security Run Out?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday November 14, 2018

Social Security Income is an important part of retirement plans for many. Unfortunately, there is also well-founded concern that Social Security may run out and no longer be around when the time comes to make use of the benefit. So will Social Security run out of money? If so, when will it happen? Will Social

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Hernia Mesh Bellwether Scheduled for December 2019

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday October 27, 2018

The first bellwether trial in the Ethicon Physiomesh Multi-District Litigation (MDL) is scheduled to go before a jury on December 2, 2019. The scheduling of the hernia mesh bellwether trial indicates a significant development in the litigation as a whole. Bellwether trials often serve as indicators of how juries are likely to react to evidence

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Social Security Income Increasing in 2019

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday October 13, 2018

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a 2.8 percent increase to benefits for 2019, on Thursday. This is welcome news to the more than 62 million Americans who currently receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to the Social Security Administration’s press release, the 2.8 percent increase in 2019 is a cost-of-living adjustment

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Florida Considering Double-Digit Workers’ Compensation Rate Decrease

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday September 25, 2018

For many who find themselves in the unfortunate situation of having been seriously injured on the job, workers’ compensation is a vital support that helps them maintain their lives and recover. Unfortunately, individuals who currently receive this important assistance may find their support reduced in the coming year. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is

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Hernia Mesh Not Compatible with Humans

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday September 21, 2018

Something we see coming up again and again in hernia mesh lawsuits is the idea that the pharmaceutical companies making these products knew that they were not compatible with human tissue, choosing instead to put their profits ahead of patient safety. Multiple studies and experts has spoken about the risks associated with popular synthetic hernia

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Second Bellwether Ordered in Abilify Gambling Lawsuit

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday August 29, 2018

A second set of cases in the ongoing Abilify Gambling Multi District Litigation have been designated for bellwether trials. Forty cases were selected at random on August 8th by Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers in an order. The order also explains that Plaintiffs and Defendants would have 14 days to each strike five cases from

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Life Sentence Possible for Pace DUI Hit and Run

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday August 17, 2018

Florida drivers are responsible for the damage they cause when they are behind the wheel. Nowhere is this more true than in cases involving men and women driving under the influence (DUI) and hurting someone. When drivers ignore their commitment to be safe and responsible while driving, people get hurt. Those who hurt others due

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When Does a Slip and Fall Justify a Lawsuit?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday August 9, 2018

We have all experienced a slip and fall at some point in our life. Fortunately, these usually do not result in serious injury and are overcome quickly. In some cases however, hazardous conditions result in serious or lasting injuries that may be the fault of a third party. Slip and fall lawsuits come in a

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Bayer to Withdraw Essure Birth Control Device from United States

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Wednesday July 25, 2018

Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced last week that it will voluntarily withdraw the Essure birth control device from the United States. The company has stated that it  will end sales of the device in America after December 31, 2018. The company claims that the reason for the change is related to degraded sales. Bayer maintains that the

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What to do After a Car Accident

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday July 20, 2018

 Traffic accidents are traumatic experiences. Knowing how best to protect yourself and your loved ones after one has occurred can be difficult and confusing. We have prepared this short list of tips for after a car accident. Number one: Check for injuries. Seek medical assistance. First, make sure that everyone is okay and contact

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