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What to Do If Your Surgery was Botched

Did you know experts estimate more than 250,000 people die each year due to surgical errors? Surgical errors stem from a number of factors, including systematic issues amongst hospital staff, physician error, contaminated medical devices, and issues during pre-operative or post-operative care. Studies indicate almost 75% of surgical errors happen during the surgery, with the -->

Pentagon sending letters to more than 130,000 owed tax refund on disability pay

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans released from military service following injuries who may be owed more than $1,700 each in tax refunds after the Pentagon incorrectly withheld money from their disability pay.  By Corey Dickstein.  See more here:  http://www.stripes.com/news/pentagon-sending-letters-to-more-than-130-000-owed-tax-refund-on-disability-pay-1.537986

Senate plans path ahead for ‘blue water Navy’ benefits fix

Senate lawmakers will start their work next month on legislation to extend disability benefits for nearly 90,000 veterans who worked around toxic chemicals during the Vietnam War but have been denied compensation for that exposure.  By Leo Shane III.  See more here:  http://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2018/07/17/senate-plans-path-ahead-for-blue-water-navy-benefits-fix/

The Link between Fall Prevention and Elderly Independence

According to experts, fall down accidents are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can have devastating emotional and physical effects on elderly individuals. Some elderly individuals feel less confident about their mobility after a fall, which can cause depression and feelings of isolation. Elderly individuals involved in a -->

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

We are officially in the midst of what’s known as the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers. According to statistics, the number of teen deaths due to automobile crashes spikes beginning on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day. What can we do to help keep our kids, and others, safe when behind the wheel? -->

Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car -->

Tired on the Job? It’s a Major Issue, Here’s Why

More than one in ten workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue*. Being tired on the job puts you and everyone around you at risk for serious injury. According to experts, fatigue has the following effects on your body: Trouble thinking and concentrating Memory issues Poor Balance Slowed reaction time Inability to stay awake Diminished -->

Veterans Services Group Attorneys to Present at VA CLE

Veterans Services Group Founder, attorney Nancy Morgan, and F&P Veterans Services Group Attorney, Christine Clemens have been selected to present at the Legal Services of NYC’s Introduction to VA Disability Benefits CLE. For more information, including how to register, visit Legal Services NYC. va_cle.jpg For more information about the Veterans Services Group at Finkelstein & -->