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How Long is Too Long To Wait To Get Medical Treatment After Injury

Medical Treatment

How long is too long to wait to get medical treatment if you are in an injury?   When people have a fall at work or at a business, their first thought is often embarrassment, and their first feeling is often pain.  But in many cases it is hard to tell whether the pain is just a temporary soreness that does not require medical treatment, or something more serious.  There is no way to know for sure without seeing a doctor.  Some people are too stubborn to go to the doctor for medical treatment in Mississippi unless they absolutely have to and...

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New Year’s Eve Safety

Happy New Year's

One of the busiest nights of the year in Mississippi, New Year’s Eve, is celebrated in homes, bars, night clubs, and restaurants. It’s great to have fun but it is important to be safe, and to make safety a priority. Personal injuries are very common on this time of year, unfortunately. The personal injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have put together some New Year’s Eve safety tips for you and your loved ones to ring in the New Year safely. Avoid drinking and driving: If you are going out for New Year’s Eve, make plans in advance for...

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits

zantac cancer

Zantac, or its generic form Ranitidine, is used to treat and prevent the formation of ulcers in the stomach and counteract the accumulation of acid in the stomach that may lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public that some ranitidine medications, including Zantac, contain low levels of a possible human carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA is currently assessing the risk posed to patients from the presence of NDMA. This compound is classified as a potentially dangerous cancer-causing agent, and is used in gasoline, rocket fuel, as a stabilizer in...

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USCIS Policy Alert: Good Moral Character

Policy Alert USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy alert today to give practitioners guidance on how certain “unlawful acts” could impact a person’s ability to naturalize. A person can become a naturalized United States citizen after establishing 3-5 years as a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) or through military service. A person must also be eighteen years old and have “good moral character” (GMC) to complete the naturalization process. The policy alert mentioned above concerns the GMC element of the naturalization process. USCIS policy now states that the commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful...

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Domestic Violence & Immigration

Domestic Violence

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men across the United States. The prevalence of domestic violence is an unfortunate but real factor for many people. Some of the people experiencing this do not have immigration status in the United States, meaning that they are not lawfully present here. Some people can obtain status in the United States through the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA....

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Master versus Individual Hearing – What’s the Difference?

Master Hearing

Many people in removal proceedings do not realize the different types of hearings that will take place during the removal process. If you appear at an Immigration Court in front of the Executive Office of Immigration Review, chances are you are appearing for your master calendar hearing. These “master hearings” are one of the most common functions of an immigration court and are usually the first hearings a person in removal proceedings has in front of an Immigration Judge. These hearings are typically to check on the status of a case, to review the charges the government is bringing against...

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ICE & Form I-9 Audits

Audit of Form I-9

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents descended on chicken plants and other businesses in Mississippi after an investigation into alleged illegal practices by employers and employees. Part of the raid included the companies Form I-9’s being taken and reviewed by ICE agents to ensure their accuracy and compliance with federal law. Agents from ICE take custody of the employer’s documents by auditing them and assessing criminal charges or monetary fines based on inaccuracies. Employers across the Nation should be familiar with the Form I-9 to protect themselves and their businesses from a potential ICE audit. In 2018, ICE served more...

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Notice to Appear – What’s the Big Deal?

Notice to Appear Immigration

The United States government initiates removal proceedings through a Notice to Appear (“NTA”). The Immigration and Nationality Act governs what the NTA must contain in Section 239 of the Act. The NTA is what alerts someone of the charges the government is bringing against them. All NTAs must state the nature of the proceedings, meaning what conduct the government is alleging that gives them the authority to remove them from the United States. The NTA must also state the legal authority governing the proceedings. This means the government must point to specific sections of the law that describe how the...

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How Do Most People End Up In Removal Proceedings?

Removal Proceedings

At the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Executive Office for Immigration Review released statistics showing that their agency had a backlog of over 930,311 cases. Almost all of these people had dealings with a branch of the Department of Homeland Security at one point or another. DHS has three different offices dealing with immigration and enforcement, and those are U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Each of these sub-agencies serves a different function, but any of the three can issue a Notice to Appear,...

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI LAW FIRM FILING VAPING LUNG DISEASE AND TEEN JUUL ADDICTION CLAIMS

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Are you or someone you love suffering from lung disease related to vaping or addicted to nicotine after using Juul or other e-cigarette products? The Jackson, Mississippi-based firm Chhabra & Gibbs is filing cases on behalf of individuals who developed the deadly lung disease linked to vaping known as EVALI, or “e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury”, as well as on behalf of individuals who developed nicotine addiction from vaping. MISSISSIPPI VAPING LUNG DISEASE (EVALI) LAWSUIT           Earlier this year, a handful of cases of a previously unknown lung disease seemingly linked to vaping were reported in the U.S....

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