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Unlikely Factors That Affect Divorce

Unlikely Factors That Affect Divorce

Marriage is always full of optimism, but it doesn’t always stay that way. Many marital relationships end in divorce. According to the website of Higdon, Hardy and Zuflacht, there are various legal areas that need to be addressed on divorces, such as child custody and support, division of assets and liabilities, and spousal support.
Of course, the spouses involved will do everything they can for their best interests, but it may come as a surprise that there are certain unlikely factors that the court considers, either for a more favorable or less favorable judgment for the spouses.

Willingness to Cooperate

The less disputes the divorce has, the faster legal matters can be accomplished. But even divorces that have numerous disputes can be fast and peaceful, as long as the spouses show their willingness to cooperate and maturity in regard to the separation. Those who are willing to cooperate are more likely to get favorable court decisions in terms of alimony, child custody and support.

Financial Standing

The shared financial capability and the individual financial capability of the spouses are also considered. For example, one spouse’s good financial standing can increase alimony to the other spouse, especially if the other spouse is not as financially sound. Financial situations, such as bankruptcy, can also influence asset and liability distributions, like how it can discharge certain marital settlements, as long as they are not supportive in nature.

Relationship with Spouse and Children

A spouse’s bond to his or her partner and their children are also taken into consideration. For example, a spouse that has received allegations of domestic violence may receive less favorable responses from the court, especially in terms of child custody and support and alimony.
Also, the spouse who has a deeper relationship with his or her children and has sacrificed more for the said children may have more favorable responses from the court.

Criminal Record

A criminal record shows a lot of things regarding a person, but one of the most important things divorce courts look at is the psychological aspect. Is this person still mentally sound to be a positive influence to his or her spouse or children? A spouse that has significant offenses under his or her name may get less favorable responses from the court. On the worst instances, he or she may even be legally limited in seeing his or her spouse and children.

Worst Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen because of the property owner’s negligence, defective equipment, unnecessary obstructions, slippery substances, and recklessness. But whatever the cause is, it doesn’t change the fact that someone can potentially be injured or even killed.

According to the website of Cumberland, Rhode Island slip and fall injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, LTD., slip and fall accidents can be taken to court, especially if they are caused by negligent parties, such as the property owners.
It is a good thing to know that the law is on the side of the victims, but what exactly happens to the victims of slip and fall accidents? The most serious injuries that can be sustained are written below.

Head and Brain Trauma
When a person slip, trip, or fall, he has the tendency to hit his head upon landing, giving him or her a head or brain trauma. Those with severe traumatic brain injuries have physical problems such as the partial or total loss of the senses. They also suffer from cognitive problems, such as difficulty concentrating, speaking, reading, and writing.

Neck and Spinal Cord Injury
An injury to the neck or the spinal cord is common on severe slip and fall accidents that involve a backward falling motion. Neck injuries, particularly whiplash, can be sustained because of the sudden jolt of the body upon the triggering of the accident. Spinal cord injuries can be sustained because of tremendous impact to the back. The worst spinal cord injuries result into different types of paralysis, such as paraplegia and tetraplegia.

Arm and Leg Fracture
When we slip, trip, or fall, we have the instinct of putting our arms forward to reduce the impact on our bodies. But this gesture also puts the arms on severe stress. With enough force, the arms may even break. Legs can break too because they are often directly involved in how the slip and fall accident has occurred.

Not All Drugs are As Safe As They are Marketed and Advertised

Many types of over-the-counter drugs have provided immediate relief from pains and illnesses, like headache, toothache, cough and colds, and fever; prescription medicines, on the other hand, have helped control and/or treat serious health concerns, like heart ailment, diabetes, manic attacks and others – a good thing since millions of people in the U.S. rely on pharmaceutical products to regulate their physical and/or mental condition.

Perfectly safe and effective drugs can work wonders, no doubt about that. However, safe and effective, never go together often for what may be safe for one, may serve as poison (or a cause of another type of illness) to another, and what may just be the right dosage for one may not be enough or may be too much for someone else.

Before drugs are made available in the market, it first needs to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; but, before any of these can obtain an FDA approval, the drug’s manufacturer will first need to show proofs that the drug has been tested and proven safe and effective for patient use.

Despite the extensive research and tests conducted by pharmaceutical experts, however, many drugs still get reported to the FDA as causing the development of more serious illnesses or causing death in some of those who use them.

To make sure that drugs are safe is a legal obligation to all pharmaceutical companies. Besides this, drug makes are also obliged to include in their drug’s product label the risk/s associated with using their medicine. Companies that negligently fail in their duty to inform consumers about the risks associated with using their product can be sought after by those harmed through the use of these (products). Legal action that will enable those harmed to seek compensation from negligent pharmaceuticals is a right that victims have under the law. As explained in the website of the law firm Evans Moore, LLC, companies whose products have a direct effect on the health and well-being of the public have a responsibility to make sure they make safety a priority at every stage of the design and manufacturing process. When corners are cut to save time and money, lives are put at risk.

People who are harmed instead of being provided relief due to the use of medicinal products can hold the responsible company liable for whatever injury they sustain. There is no shortcut and easy way to making negligent manufacturers answer for their mistakes, however. Often, the fight is brought to court by filing a product liability lawsuit. It may give an injured victim the legal leverage necessary if he/she were to be represented by a highly-skilled product liability lawyer.

How Taxotere Works To Treat Cancer

Taxotere is an FDA approved drug for use in chemotherapy. It is classified as a “plant alkaloid,” “taxane” and “antimicrotubuloe agent.” Known by the generic name doxetacel, taxotere has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the following use:

  • Treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer
  • Likewise it is under investigation for treatment of small cell lung, ovarian, bladder, and pancreatic cancer, soft tissue, and melanoma.

Taxotere is administered to the patient through the use of intravenous vein. Pill form of the drug is not available. The amount of the drug that will be administered to a patient will depend on several factors which includes height and weight, general health and other health issues and the type of cancer being treated. The doctor will be the one to determine the dosage and set the schedule.

As for the side effects, most patients do not experience the side effects that are listed. The good news is that most of the side effects are almost always reversible in terms of their onset and duration. There is a wide range of options that can help reduce or prevent the spread of side effects. Aside from chemotherapy caused permanent hair loss, other side effects of taxotere include low white blood cell count and low red blood cell count. There is also fluid retention, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, diarrhea, to name just a few.

So when do you know that it is time to call a healthcare provider or doctor? When the patient has a fever of more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or has chills. The latter may indicate possible signs of infection. The following symptoms may also require medical attention.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Black or tarry stools, or blood in stools or urine
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Mouth sores
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Swollen ankle, weight gain, swelling stomach
  • Shortness of breath

The Type of Leak that can Damage Your House and Everything Else You Worked so Hard For

Houses built on a slab (concrete) foundation and constructed on expandable clay soil run the risk of getting subjected to expensive foundation damage if ever its plumbing system ends up having a leak. Besides a damaged foundation, plumbing leakage can also result to water seeping into your home, causing damage to your flooring, your carpet and some furniture, as well as causing mold or mildew growth throughout your home, resulting to major health concerns.

Some homeowners fail to quickly realize that there is a leak under their house’s concrete foundation, more so, to locate it if this problem really exists. Professional plumbers, like those from ALD Fort Worth, however, share tips on how homeowners can determine if there is indeed a leak. Signs of a slab leak or a leak under your concrete foundation include:

A sudden increase in your water bill (that is if the leaking pipe is for the cold water); if a leak is in a hot water pipe, then your electric bill will likewise reflect an increase. A hot spot on your flooring also indicates a leaking hot water pipe;

  • Your water meter spinning at a higher rate than before, or the water heater running more often;
  • There is that sound of running water even when all faucets are closed;
  • Cracks in walls or floors;
  • Mold or excessive moisture, especially under your carpet/s

A slab leak can damage your house’s foundation in two different ways. One is by saturating the soil underneath your house’s foundation. If the leak is a little big, the soil can be washed away so that a void is created. Your house’s foundation right on top of this void can crack and drop due to lack of proper support.

If your house is built on top of expansive clay soil, then another way is by causing this soil to experience large volume changes. The moisture caused by the leak will cause the soil to expand, when it dries out, though, it will contract. These can create a bulge underneath your foundation and cause it to be stressed and crack.

More important than realizing the effects of a slab leak is finding out what actually caused the leak as this will tell you what sort or repair is necessary. While some leaks are due to mistakes in installation, some are due to very old plumbing and, some others, because of long wet weather, which makes the soil to expand, or prolonged drought, which makes the soil to contract.

Whatever is the cause of the slab leak, having professional plumbers evaluate and fix it would be most logical thing to do. Because, first, this will save time and maybe even a substantial amount of cash and, second, they are experienced and have the proper tools and equipment needed for the repair; also, their work come with a guarantee.

Compare Insurance Policies before You Buy

When you want to have the best motorcycle insurance coverage you need to get as many insurance quotes as you can. This website can help you understand and maneuver through these various insurance coverage to get the best mix for you. Here are some ways to help you decide which insurance coverage you should get and which investment is really worth the money.

When you get the chance to compare insurance policies offered to you, check whether the limits, deductibles, and optional coverage match up to help you see which policies would best suit your needs. If you want higher deductibles, you might end up with a lower insurance premium. This, however, can be an added financial risk. This also applies to limits. You might have lover premiums, but when the time comes to file an insurance claim, you might not have enough money to cover for all the damages and expenses.

When you have decided on the policies that you want to have, these policies will begin after you have received your motorcycle quote. In an event of an already existing insurance policy, you have to make sure that the end date is on or after the new one starts to prevent any coverage lapses. Depending on the insurance company that you sign with and which state you’re in, you can have a number of vehicles insured under the same insurance policy and other insurance rights. This would also allow you to avail of certain discounts that you might qualify for.

Ask your insurance provider on how many riders you can cover on your motorcycle insurance policies. This is to ensure that you will not be put in a financial bind when there are multiple victims after the accident. Be aware, however that your insurance policy may not cover you when you are riding another motorcycle. Exceptions can apply, such are rentals, where some of your optional insurance coverage can help cover for the damages after an accident.

How distracted are you when driving?

According to the website of the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, distracted driving accounts for a majority of road-related accidents across different states in the U.S. Sadly, these accidents have resulted not only life-changing injuries, but also ultimately death. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that each day, more than 1,153 people are harmed and 9 people killed because of a distracted driver.

A distracted driver is a moving road danger. Not only does it put his own life at risk, he also put at risk the lives of his occupants and everyone sharing the road with him. The question now worth asking is this: are you one of them? See if you are a distracted driver and how distracted you are when driving.

Are you taking your eyes off road?

Do you find it irresistible to answer text messages, even when driving? Do you value connectivity so much that you always want to check someone else’s status even when behind the wheels? Or do you want everyone to know what you’re up to by updating your Facebook status, even when driving? Taking your eyes off the road, even just for split seconds, may trigger life-changing car accident.

Are you taking your hands off the wheel?

Do you eat/drink/switch radio stations more often when behind the wheel? Being a multitasker is good at work, but is NEVER good when driving. Unfortunately, it is surprising why some even bothered to create a video teaching everyone how to apply makeup while driving.

Are you taking your mind off driving?

When you drive, are you thinking about something else? Do you daydream when behind the wheel? Are you worried or anxious every time you drive that it is often difficult to think of driving alone. If this is you, you are at risk of a car crash due to distracted driving.

Emergency Rooms: The Most Likely Places for Errors which Lead to Medical Malpractice

A young man was rushed to one hospital’s emergency department twice, due to severe headache, nausea and vomiting (his headache was actually worse when he was rushed there the second time). In both instances he was diagnosed as suffering from viral infection and then sent home; two days after his second trip to the ED a massive brain hemorrhage cost him his life.

The nearest hospital’s emergency department, or emergency room (ER), is always the first thought during life-threatening (or what seems to be life-threatening) situations. Records from the National Center for Health Statistics show that in 1993 and in 2003 there were 90.3 million and 113.9 million, respectively, hospital emergency room visits made by Americans. These numbers become pretty small, though, when compared to the 133.6 million visits recorded in 2013.

Emergency rooms are fast-paced environments where doctors, nurses and other ER personnel must act fast, but with the greatest caution and accuracy, to be able to stabilize all those who present themselves there, especially the severely injured and the critically ill. So many of these fast-paced, over-crowded environments, however, are run by overworked and undermanned staff, some of whom are even inadequately trained – factors that highly increase the possibility of errors, which often lead to severe or fatal injuries.

The common types of emergency room errors are mistakes with regard to the type or dosage of medicine, wrong interpretation of test results, downplaying or ignoring symptoms, failure to require appropriate tests, improper performance of procedures, delayed treatment, misdiagnosis, and patient dumping, which means releasing or transferring of patients to another health-care facility due to financial reasons [this is a violation of the federal law, called the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), for hospitals that receive Medicare funding].

While many would complain of delayed treatment, this may be due to the wrong “first come, first serve” concept. The fact is, emergency rooms quickly treat or treat first those who most need treatment. Determining who needs immediate treatment is done by a triage nurse using the emergency severity index, or ESI, which takes into consideration the condition of and the kind of care needed by a patient. While patients with the most critical injuries usually get treated first, they can be overtaken by patients with multiple traumas or who are either not breathing or unconscious.

If an error, however, (including delayed treatment) results to severe patient harm or, worse, death, then the family of the victim can file a civil lawsuit to seek the compensation which the court, where they will file the lawsuit, may deem them eligible to receive.

You can find more information about the frequency of errors committed in emergency rooms on this personal injury website. This website also mentions the legal responsibility that medical staff members will have to face due to the harmful results of the errors that they have committed as well as the damages that they may be legally required to pay.

Places to be in Milwaukee: Lakefront Brewery

One of the many things the great city of Milwaukee is known for is its manufacturing of some of the best beer in the entirety of the continental United States of America. The Lakefront Brewery is one of the many places in Milwaukee that offers a closer look onto its production – but none can quite compare to how this brewery does it!

The people with Lakefront Brewery had always found it odd – the concept of serving beer only after the tour was finished. There is a more involved appreciation among the visitors if they can enjoy the product while learning the history of the brewery as well as their products. The great thing about the tours in this particular brewery is that there is no definite script in the sense that every tour guide has a different take on how to take the crowd around. This ensures a fresh and new experience with every group. You are sure to have a newfound appreciation with the production of the beverage long after the tour is done.

Something to look forward to at the end of the brewery tour is the famed sing-a-long to the theme of “Laverne and Shirley” – always a crowd favorite. The price of admission is at the reasonable cost of $7 and it comes with a souvenir pint glass as well as four pours of beer as well as a coupon for a complimentary beer at some of the Milwaukee establishments, as listed in the coupon. Also offered is their famed gluten-free beer, perfect for those with strict diets for health reasons and the first of its kind in America, called New Grisk.

It is definitely well worth the visit, should you find yourself in the Milwaukee, WI area!

Types of Self Storage Units

The self-service storage is a very big industry, and it is growing in the United States. The convenience of these storage facilities offers has made it a multi-billion dollar business, and a primarily US-based industry. Storage facilities cater to both individuals and businesses, and many offer additional services such as truck deliveries, boxes and packaging supplies. When you are looking for a storage facility, one of the things you should look for is the location. You need to extend you search and not simply settle for those closest to your area.

When hunting for a place to store your belongings, you might consider going around different locations to find the best deal and services you can get. Storage units in various locations can offer different services, and should therefore be looked into and checked to see if which one will suit your needs. Some of your belongings might be sensitive to temperature, which is why you might need climate controlled self storage. Indoor self-service storage may offer better security from theft and trespassing, and could provide temperature control for important and sensitive items. On the other hand, generic garage-door type can still give you the same storage service and security guarantee as long as you choose the right facility. Review the items you are considering putting into storage and determine if you require any of these options for your storage unit.

When visiting different storage locations, make sure to talk with the property management personnel regarding important matters such as missed or late payments, discounts or rental specials, and whether you can see the unit personally. Grace periods for late or missed payments may vary from company to company, and even from state to state. Austin storage units in 78729 may have a different grace period from others in the area, therefore researching about such matter is vital. You might lose your belongings if you have missed or given a late payment that is not according to the policies stated by the storage facility. Likewise, inquire about special offers or discounts, since most storage facilities offer similar promos to make the transition easier or to make it more affordable. Lastly, don’t rush into signing the lease before seeing the unit personally. Make sure to see the actual unit, or at least the one on the same block or floor, to check the area and make sure you get the one you are actually looking for.