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Should I go to the Emergency Room After a Car Wreck?

Emergency Room After a Car Wreck

Imagine the scene: You are cruising along on a beautiful, blue Saturday morning, enjoying the drive. BOOM! You get thrown around your car and when you finally realize what happened, you feel it: PAIN. As you exit the car, you evaluate the property damage and then you REALLY feel it. PAIN! You contemplate what to do: try and tough it out or go pile up that hefty emergency room bill. Unfortunately, many people who wind up in a car wreck will not make the proper decision. One of the most important things you can do if you have been in a...

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8 Things to Avoid When Hurt on the Job

Mississippi Workers' Compensation Law

Every year, thousands of people in Mississippi are injured on the job. Your employer is going to have your back and take care of you, right? The answer to that question is –not likely. For employers and insurance companies, the name of the game is risk reduction/avoidance. Money is their first priority. Your employer might try to have you sign forms releasing your rights or send you to a company doctor. You don’t have to waive your rights or see the doctor they want you to. Your best move when you get hurt on the job is to consult a...

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Southern Border Chaos: Title 42 Set to End

Title 42

  Democrats and Republicans both warn of another surge of migrants on May 23, when Title 42 is set to end.  Title 42 is a Trump-era policy which was used to designate hundreds of thousands of migrants for “expulsion,” claiming that allowing these migrants to enter would increase the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. It has been reported that hundreds of migrants have formed caravans heading to the U.S./Mexico border. The U.S. government is preparing to process the new arrivals by deploying more than 600 law enforcement officers to the border, along with personnel and resources required to handle the expected surge...

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Toxic Baby Formula

Toxic Baby Formula

Premature babies often need extra nutrition to support their undeveloped bodies and offset their initial low birth weight. Many doctors will recommend using formula to the parents, but recent evidence suggests that some brands of formula can cause infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially deadly digestive condition. To make matters worse, some of the manufacturers of baby formula, Abbott Laboratories, and Mead Johnson & Company, never added a warning label of their product, causing more unsuspecting parents to put their children at risk. Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their...

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Away from Home and Hurt at Work?

Away from Home and Hurt at Work

For certain types of jobs, travel is unavoidable. Whether you are a truck driver on the road delivering goods or a pilot carrying passengers to their next destination, sometimes duty requires you to leave the state of Mississippi. But what happens if you get hurt while you are away from home? It depends. First, we must understand that if you are in Mississippi when you get hurt, were hired in Mississippi, or are regularly employed in Mississippi, then coverage for your work injury usually exists under the jurisdiction of the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission. This is an administrative agency created by...

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Ray L. Gustavis, New Firm Partner

Ray L. Gustavis New Partner

Chhabra & Gibbs, P. A. proudly announce Raynetra L. Gustavis as the firm’s newest partner effective January 1, 2022.  Ms. Gustavis started with the firm as an intern while earning her Juris Doctorate at Mississippi College School of Law. After a successful externship with Justice Jim Kitchens of the Mississippi Supreme Court, she joined the firm in 2016 as an associate. During her career, Ms. Gustavis has litigated cases in state and federal courts and before the Mississippi Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She is licensed in both Mississippi and Louisiana. “Ray is a dynamic talent that effortlessly embraces Chhabra & Gibbs’...

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COVID-19 and Green Cards

covid

Covid-19 Vaccines are the hot topic of the day. Those applying for U.S. green cards must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under a new policy from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Starting October 1, 2021, all green card applicants must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination as part of their medical examinations. There are limited exemptions available and individuals who refuse to be vaccinated will be deemed inadmissible to the U.S. USCIS stated it may grant waivers based on age, medical or supply reasons. People also can apply for waivers based on religious beliefs or moral conventions, the...

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CPAP Lawsuits

CPAP Lawsuits

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and BiPAP machines used to treat sleep apnea that was manufactured by Philips were recently recalled due to a release in toxins and foam particles to patients that used them. Over 3 million devices have been known to be faulty. The faulty CPAP and BiPAP machines have been on the market for years, but up until a Class Action lawsuit had been filed, Philips chose to ignore all of the previous claims from users. The toxins and foam particles that release during usage have been known to cause lung cancer, asthma, heart failure, and kidney...

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Human Resource Coordinator

Human Resource Coordinator

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is seeking a Human Resource Coordinator. Responsibilities include recruitment for open positions; lead new employment orientation; coordinate open enrollments, changes and training for employee benefits programs; provide personnel policy and procedure guidance to employees and management; provide support for processing payroll; coordinating employee personnel records; assist with offboarding.  Excellent communication skills required. Applicant must possess an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Human Resources with 2 years exp. 40 hrs/wk M-F. Mail Resumes ref. to job #NT001 Chhabra & Gibbs, PA 120 N. Congress St., Suite 200, Jackson, MS 39201.     Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is a law firm that is...

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What is Discovery?

discovery

Sometimes we can overthink things and think things are more than what they really are. This happens often in the legal world. What one may think is something complicated, sometimes it’s just not. So, let’s talk about this thing called discovery. What is discovery in layman terms? We like to describe legal cases of all types as being completed in phases. One of those phases is discovery, which could be more expressly written as an evidentiary phase. Think about a select baseball or softball team of any age. Coaches hold tryouts to discover players who not only have talent to, but...

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