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Guidelines for Nursing Home Care

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 24th, 2009

Medicare is implementing a new format to combat nursing home abuse, developing new and creative ways to improve nursing home management. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance for nursing home surveyors on June 19, 2009. This new guidance further defines and describes several important dimensions of care to help improve nursing home residents? quality of life and environment.

Hot Fun in the Summertime: Ways to Beat the Heat

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 23rd, 2009

It is finally here.

This week, Dallas-Fort Worth, along with the rest of Texas, will begin to experience the severe heat of the summer: triple digits. 100 degrees is finally upon us, and I can already feel myself sweating. [Edit: it's official - at 3:13pm, DFW Airport registered 100 degrees.]

To beat the heat, here are some basic tips and strategies you can utilize throughout the day. If you or your child is in the heat for a large portion of the day, you should be very careful and follow these basic instructions.

Car Wrecks & Negligence on the Tollway - But Not by Drivers

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 22nd, 2009

It's happened again.

And we're sick of it.

Early Sunday morning, a 27 year old male by the name of Matthew drove more than ten miles (ten miles!) in the wrong direction down the North Dallas Tollway.

Zicam Recall, Drug Safety, and the Definition of Erroneous

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 19th, 2009

This story about the Zicam recall and investigation just gets better and better. And if we weren't involved in representing clients harmed by Zicam, we'd be popping popcorn, grabbing some Junior Mints, and watching the show.

Today, the executives at Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. released a statement defending its product Zicam against increased scrutiny from the FDA. States William Hemelt, Acting President and COO:

Zicam, Homeopathic Remedies, and You: How to Protect Yourself

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 16th, 2009

Another legal battle is quickly heating up.

The FDA announced this morning a product recall of Zicam nasal spray due to the amount of zinc in the drug. Zinc has been shown to damage olfactory nerves and continued use of the product may lead to loss of smell and other nerve damage. (We're foodies here in the office - losing a sense of smell results in losing a sense of taste and none of us in the office are willing to sacrifice taste for a possible cold remedy.)

How to Wreck, Ruin, and Terminate Your Personal Injury Case

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 11th, 2009

Warning:
Your Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter profile may keep you from getting the money you deserve after an injury.

Consider this:
Information is flowing faster and more effectively than ever before ? all without your explicit consent. While you may set your own profile privacy, other individuals can link their pictures and comments to you ? all under their own privacy settings.

Evidence from online profiles is already used regularly by the media, police, and insurance companies looking to characterize you as an undesirable plaintiff and witness.

Rasansky Law Firm on WFAA Channel 8 News Thursday, June 23rd

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 10th, 2009

Watch our interview with Chris Hawes Thursday, June 23 at 10pm on WFAA Channel 8 - we're discussing one of our current cases involving a disruption of service for a senior citizen's medical alert system. Tune in and then let us know what you think!

To tell us your thoughts:
Email the Rasansky Law Firm
Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online
Call the Rasansky Law Firm at (214) 651.6100
Tweet at the Rasansky Law Firm

Feeling Bad for the Big Guy (and the Little Guy, too): Insurance Companies & Vehicle Fraud

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 8th, 2009

Here’s a situation in which the Rasansky Law Firm actually feels remorse for the insurance company ? though just enough to express frustration and highlight the heightened woe of legitimate consumers:

As economic troubles continue to take a daily toll on Americans and their bank accounts, people are looking for any way to avoid falling farther into debt. Possibly the oddest, and arguably the worst, is the rise in car fraud cases

Daycare Abuse in Grapevine - Daycare Instructor Arrested on Claims of Sexual Abuse of a 3 year old Girl

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 4th, 2009

Today in Grapevine, police ">arrested a preschool instructor based on claims of sexual abuse of a 3 year old girl.

The thought of this abuse makes our skin crawl and causes our tempers to flare.

The Rasansky Law Firm Secures $230K Award For Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 3rd, 2009

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky, founder of the Rasansky Law Firm, and Amarillo attorney Jeremi Young, founder of The Young Law Firm, have received the first ever Cy Pres: Impact on Justice Award in recognition of the recent cy pres donation of $230,160 for the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.
The Impact of Justice Award, presented during the TAJF 25th Anniversary Gala on May 28, 2009, marks the first cy pres award given to the foundation. A cy pres award is a court-ordered donation to a charitable organization of the excess or unclaimed funds in a class-action judgment or settlement.
Mr. Rasansky and Mr. Young, previously a senior attorney at The Rasansky Law Firm, negotiated the 2007 confidential class-action settlement that resulted in the award.

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