Regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday March 19, 2020

Our firm remains committed to the health and well-being of our clients. As the situation in our area develops, we want to make sure that everyone knows we are available to answer their questions and help.   While we are taking precautions at our office to prevent the spread of this disease, our commitment to

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Good News, Social Security Raise in 2020 and Other Changes

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday February 13, 2020

Many Americans rely on Social Security as an important part of their income. From supplemental income to disability benefits and a wide range of other services, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides vital resources to many. When the SSA makes changes, it affects millions of Americans. This year, Social Security recipients will see a number

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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday January 20, 2020

Car accidents never come at a good time. After a car accident, insurance adjusters will try to encourage a quick resolution. So what should you do if you have been in a car accident? Should you go along with the insurance adjusters and hurry to resolve the claim? Should you contact a car accident lawyer?

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CDC Urges Consumers to Stop Vaping

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday September 13, 2019

Over 450 cases of severe lung illnesses are currently being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) following a growing number of deaths related to the use of e-cigarettes. The CDC urges e-cigarette users to refrain from using the devices as it investigates these cases. “It is time to stop vaping,” Kansas State Health

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Four Arrested for the Deaths of 12 in Florida Nursing Home

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Saturday August 31, 2019

On Monday, four individuals turned themselves into authorities to face manslaughter charges stemming from the deaths of 12 patients in a Florida nursing home. The deaths occurred following Hurricane Irma’s landfall when the workers’ facility lost power and air conditioning. Authorities stated that they expect additional arrests to follow. Those charged include Jorge Carballo, the

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Workman’s vs. Worker’s Comp: Is There a Difference?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday July 16, 2019

You may have heard someone refer to something called “workman’s comp” before and wondered if it is related to worker’s compensation benefits. Essentially, there is no difference between “workman’s” and “workers” compensation as they are different names for the same system. The former is a colloquial, and somewhat dated, term and the latter the technical

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$2 Billion Verdict Against Monsanto for Roundup

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday May 14, 2019

Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer, will pay a couple more than $2 billion in damages as a result of a recent California jury verdict. The verdict marks the third such decision against the company linking Roundup weed killer to cancer since the middle of 2018 and another entry in an ongoing litany of corporations putting

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Hurricane Michael Upgraded to Category 5

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Monday April 22, 2019

Hurricane Michael stands as one of the most devastating hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States and last Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it would upgrade the storm’s category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale from 4 to 5. This makes it the fourth storm of such strength

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FDA Takes Action, Stops Dangerous Hernia Mesh Sales

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Thursday April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) ordered Boston Scientific and Coloplast cease all sales and distribution of hernia mesh devices used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse. Following years of ongoing legal conflict, Boston Scientific and Coloplast were the only companies still selling and distributing the surgical mesh product. Historically, pelvic mesh,

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Workers’ Comp Claim Denied. What Should You Do?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Tuesday March 26, 2019

Workers’ compensation protection typically covers injuries received while at work. In Florida, construction companies and non-construction companies with more than four employees must carry workers’ compensation coverage. If you or a loved one were injured at work, the injury may be covered as part of a workers’ compensation claim. Despite this broad protection, however, claims

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