April 17, 2014 in

What is RFC in Social Security Disability?

In determining whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to know what exactly you are capable of doing. Are you able to perform your past work, or are you capable of doing some other type of work? Your work capacity is determined by your residual functional capacity...
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April 16, 2014 in

Important Car Recalls to Watch Out For

General Motors, Chrysler and Toyota have all announced safety recalls on some of their vehicles. It is important to keep up with recalls in order to keep yourself and others safe from harm. The recalls are as follows. General Motors recalls almost a million and a half vehicles for power steering failure Approximately 1,340,447...
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April 15, 2014 in

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body. This disease eats away at the protective sheath that covers your nerves. This damage then interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between...
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April 14, 2014 in

Boating Accidents in Florida (Part 2 of 3)

Last month I wrote about boating accidents in Florida and how liability is attached to the responsible party, as well as how property damages are calculated.  In this next part, I will discuss the personal injury side of boating accidents and why it takes an attorney with specific knowledge of maritime law to successfully...
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April 11, 2014 in

Florida Teen Posts to Facebook and Breaches Her Father’s Settlement Confidentiality Agreement

Last month a Florida teen cost her father $80,000 by violating the confidentiality clause in his settlement agreement.  Apparently, the girl’s father had just settled his age discrimination case with his former employer for $80,000.  The teenager then posted to Facebook “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver.  Gulliver is now officially...
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April 10, 2014 in

How to Maintain Your Credibility in the Eyes of the Social Security Administration

Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the establishment of a centralized fraud prevention unit in New York City. This unit will identify potential fraud trends in disability cases nationwide. The unit was created in response to the recent indictments in Puerto Rico and New York City. Ms. Colvin...
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April 9, 2014 in

Sick Infant Airlifted from Royal Caribbean Cruise

On Sunday, April 6, the United States Coast Guard flew an infant with a breathing problem from a port in the Bahamas to Miami Children’s Hospital.  The infant was onboard Royal Caribbean’s The Enchantment of the Seas in Coco Cay, the Bahamas when it started having difficulty breathing.  Apparently, the medical team onboard stabilized...
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April 8, 2014 in

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Every day millions of Americans living with autism face significant struggles that many of us know nothing about. The month of April is designated to increasing understanding and knowledge about autism and improving the lives of individuals who are living with the disorder. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, and...
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April 4, 2014 in

Zoltan Barati for the State of Florida v Motorola: The Most Important Question in Florida Whistleblower Law is Being Decided in This Matter.

Will our client, Zoltan Barati and the people of the State of Florida, get their day in court?  In this case Florida's whistleblower statute and the system is being turned on its head. The important question being decided is whether corruption will be given a loophole to escape responsibility. Qui tam/False Claims Act/Whistleblower laws...
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April 2, 2014 in

General Motors Doubles Recall… Again

On February 7th, General Motors (GM) announced a major recall of 778,562 of its vehicles. The recall was made because of a faulty ignition switch that when “jostled” causes the engine to switch from a running position to an accessory position. This turns off power steering, power brakes, airbags and other powered systems in...
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