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June 2015 Archives

Has a loved one suffered elder abuse? Contact us for more details

There comes a time in many people's lives when hard choices have to be made with respect to their elderly parents' health and their overall quality of life and care. Many elderly persons suffer from medical conditions that simply make it unfeasible for them to be able to live with their families due to the care they need.

New Study on Sexual Assault Prevention

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 11, 2015 details an experimental sexual assault prevention program that resulted in a nearly 50% reduction in the occurrence of on-campus sexual assaults. To read more about this new approach to teaching the prevention of campus sexual assault :

On nursing home neglect, and the search for justice

As we all get older, we will all eventually need some form of help or assistance from the medical industry to get by. It's just the way things are -- we get older, and our bodies deteriorate. That's life. But what shouldn't be part of life, and what shouldn't be "the way things are" is getting to a medical facility and being abused by the people who work there.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Many people are not aware of a silent epidemic that affects millions of people annually, and that is elder abuse. In order to raise awareness of this frightening epidemic the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Use of therapy dogs can help crime victims through testimony

For many victims of sexual abuse, facing the perpetrator in court can be a scary prospect. And because sexual abuse typically involves layers of shame, embarrassment and fear, victims often find that discussing it in court can also be very difficult.

Are you ignoring a recall notice for your car?

According to new data released by a popular car shopping site it seems that only a little over 55 percent of all car owners take the necessary steps to take care of potential problems that may affect their cars after being notified of a recall by the car manufacturer. In fact, figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that at least 30 percent of all car owners that receive recall notifications in the mail basically ignore them.

Archdiocese criminally charged in clergy sex abuse scandal

We have written many previous posts about the clergy sex abuse scandal facing the Catholic Church. To be sure, child sexual abuse does occur in other denominations and in other religions. But cases involving Catholic priests are too numerous to count, and the Catholic Church's complicity in covering up these crimes is undeniable.

Legislation Proposed in N.J. State Senate to Expand Statute of Limitations on Sex Abuse Lawsuits

In New Jersey adults sexually abused as children are limited to a two-year window with which to file a claim. This two-year window begins when the child abuse survivor realizes that the sexual abuse damaged them. New Jersey State Senator Joe Vitale has proposed expanding this limited window to 30 years.

Products liability law overview

It seems that product liability lawsuits have become more and more ubiquitous these days. So what exactly does product liability mean? Simply put, products liability references the party that is held liable by law for any harm or damage that is inflicted by a product on the user of that product. Often this distinction is not just relegated to one entity but any and all parties that are part of the chain of manufacture of the product in question.

Child sex abuse becomes focus of difficult public discussions

Anyone who follows the news on a regular basis has probably noticed that high-profile stories about child sexual abuse have become sadly common. This does not mean, however, that sexual abuse itself has become more common. Rather, it likely means that abuse is becoming more widely reported, prompting much-needed public discussions.

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