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Labor Day Boat Crash Kills Teen

Boat Crash Kills Teen

This past Labor Day Weekend, a 17-year-old girl died, and 10 others were injured when their boat crashed Sunday afternoon. The boat crash killed the teen when the boat carrying 14 passengers capsized about 16 miles off the coast of Florida near Miami. USA Today was told in their interview with Miami Dade Fire and Rescue that the boat hit a channel marker and capsized the 28-foot center counsel boat. Of the 11 injured in the crash, a 17-year-old passed away Monday from injuries sustained in the crash. While boating can be a fun experience for all ages it comes with...

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Two Children Killed in a Wreck with 18-Wheeler

two children killed in a wreck

Friday afternoon two children were killed in a wreck with an 18-wheeler and three others were injured when their car was hit by a semi-truck. The deadly crash happened on I-55 near Marston, Missouri around 12 P.M. Friday. The crash happened after the SUV failed to yield to the semi-truck resulting in the death of two of the children in the SUV and injuring three others. KAIT reports that the children in the vehicle ranged from ages 11 to 15 with two other passengers in their thirties. Two of the 3 other kids had serious injuries and were transferred by...

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Airport Employee Killed

airport employee killed

Tuesday evening an airport employee was killed at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Tuesday evening. The incident happened around 10:20 P.M. according to USA Today while the employee was unloading baggage from a Frontier Airline and her hair was caught in the bel loader. Unfortunately, work-related injuries happen every day especially when machinery is involved. Most are just minor injuries, but many end up serious if not deadly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2020 there were 2.1 million non-fatal workplace injuries. While this number seems to decrease from previous years the number is still extremely high. When...

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How long can you collect worker’s comp?

collect worker's comp

The amount of time that you can collect worker’s comp depends on the injury. Disability benefits are based on two thirds of your average weekly wage subject to the maximums set forth by the worker’s comp commission. Max rate for 2022, is $551.02 a week. If your worker’s comp doctor takes you off work for longer than 5 days, you are entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) benefits until your doctor returns you to work. You can get up to 450 weeks of temporary (partial or total) disability payments. Once the doctor finds you have reached maximum improvement, additional wage loss benefits...

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Jackson Water Crisis

Jackson Water Crisis

Once again Jackson, Mississippi has made National News over their water issues. In a press conference Monday, Governor Tate Reeves announced the Jackson water crisis has reached a new level as Jackson residents will soon lose water to their homes, “It means the city cannot produce enough water to fight fires, to reliably flush toilets and to meet other critical needs,” and for those in the city that still have water he warns them not to drink it. Governor Reeves said that the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency will be distributing water to the 180,000 residents affected by the Jackson water crisis....

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12-Year-Old Pedestrian is Killed After Being Hit by Vehicle

pedestrian killed after being hit by vehicle

Wednesday afternoon a 12-year-old pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Memphis, TN. Action News reports the crash happened around 3:30 P.M. and that the child was rushed to the hospital where she later died. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and was detained by police. Unfortunately, this news of a pedestrian killed after being hit by a vehicle happens way too often. In 2020 there were over 6,500 pedestrians killed in the U.S. according to NHTSA.  When a person is hit by a vehicle and survives, they are often left in severe pain and...

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August 2022 Update on the Boy Scouts of America Abuse Litigation

Boy Scouts of America

Background Employees and volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and local Boy Scout Councils sexually abused thousands of Scout members. Faced with an onslaught of abuse cases, BSA filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.   Judge Silverstein presides over the case, which now includes about 82,000 abuse victim claims. To help manage this massive litigation – the largest sexual abuse case against a single organization in U.S. history – Judge Silverstein appointed a Tort Claims Committee (TCC) to head up the case for abuse victims.   The litigation has more moving parts than most...

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Interested in becoming a United States citizen

becoming a United States citizen

Are you interested in becoming a United States citizen? Chhabra & Gibbs immigration team can assist you with determining your pathway to citizenship.  Are you 18 years of age or older and a permanent resident?  The steps included in this journey are: Determine your eligibility to become a U.S. citizen. Gather all information and documents required to prove your eligibility. Complete Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with the help of an attorney. Submit Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with the help of an attorney. Go to the biometrics (fingerprinting) appointment. Complete the interview. Receive a decision from USCIS on your Form...

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Natchez Trace Parkway Awarded $54.3 Million Dollar Grant

natchez trace parkway awarded $54.3 million

The Federal Highway Administration announced that the Natchez Trace Parkway awarded $54.3 million dollar grant to fix the safety for travelers in Mississippi. The project will resurface, restore, and rehabilitate 83 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway which sees millions of visitors every year. “Through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re now modernizing more of the infrastructure that creates opportunity in tribal communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Today, we’re proud to award over $54 million to resurface, restore, and rehabilitate over 80 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi, making it safer and more resilient for all those...

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Exactech Hip Implant Recall

exactech hip implant recall

Exactech announced the recall of its hip implants last Friday. In the recall it states that the GXL acetabular liner was inferior to other similar products on the market. The hip implants had premature wear as a result in the improper packaging of the implant leading to the implant not last nearly as long as it should. Because of this, they had to recall hundreds of thousands of their implants. The Exactech hip implant recall is for anyone that received it between 2004 and 2022. As a result of this premature wear, patients are experiencing pain, swelling, instability, and many...

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