January is Winter Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month. The purpose of the designation is to raise awareness regarding the risks athletes face when they participate in winter sports.
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When it comes to the subject of how and where we spend our final days, there is a lot of confusion and anxiety. Where will I be able to get the care I need? Will I be able to afford it? What will be the best setting for what I need? Your Denver nursing home attorney knows that in many cases, seniors are not receiving end-of-life care that meets their needs or their wishes.
November 21st, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
This year, car owners learned of two major recalls, both for dangerously defective parts. The first was the widely publicized recall by General Motors for defective ignition switches in their cars. Your Denver personal injury attorney explains that the faulty ignition switches cause unexplained stalling in moving cars, as well as a sudden loss of power which can disable airbags, power steering and power brakes.
In October of this year, five California University of Pennsylvania football players were arrested for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and other charges after severely beating a man when he tried to stop the players from harassing his girlfriend. The 30-year-old victim suffered a traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries due to the assault. The man also required treatment in the intensive care unit. Witnesses to the brutal act said that the players chanted "football strong" as they left the scene.
A well-versed Denver nursing home attorney knows that many individuals are either caregivers or they know someone who is a caregiver for an aging family member. A study entitled, "Caregiving in the U.S.," which was undertaken at the request of the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, found that 29 percent of the country's adult population — some 65.7 million people — are caregivers.
November 13th, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
In Part I of End of Life Decisions, Levine Law discussed the importance of living wills and advance directives in making sure an individual's desired medical care is implemented even when that person is unable to direct such care.
November 5th, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
Most people have heard the terms "living will" and "advance directive." If you have had surgery or any other type of medical procedure in the last 20 years, it is highly likely you had a conversation with medical personnel about having a living will or advance directive in place prior to the procedure. Both living wills and advance directives are written legal instructions that state a person's preferences for medical care should they become unable to make decisions for themselves.
November 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
October 31st, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
Anyone born in the 1960's and later — the so-called Generation X and Millennial Generation — are lucky to have never experienced polio or measles. Those diseases were eradicated, for the most part, by the introduction of vaccines in the 1950's. Vaccines were also developed for mumps and rubella, given together as MMR, and diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, given as DPT.
October 27th, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News
Legalizing marijuana before determining a legal standard for when someone is considered driving under the influence of marijuana has left law enforcement without the proper tools to keep impaired drivers off the road.
October 24th, 2014 | Posted by Levine Law, on News