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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.