J&C Wins Supreme Court Appeal of Sexual Abuse Case

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

On May 21 2015 the Delaware Supreme Court decided that Kimberly Hecksher had a clear right of action against the Fairwinds Baptist Church School for gross negligence in supervision of the school in contributing to the rape of a teenage girl student on its property. The case was the last of those brought under the landmark 2007 Child Victim’s Act which enabled time-barred claims based on sexual abuse of children to be brought for a period of two years in Delaware, and which eliminated the statute of limitations for civil actions based on such crimes. The Supreme Court found that if a...

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Protecting Our Children: Delaware And Other States Take Action On Behalf of Human Trafficking Victims

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog, Sexual Abuse | 0 comments

In 2014, the Delaware legislature signed into law S. B 197, a bill to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Forced labor and human trafficking is a billion dollar industry. The International Labor Organization estimates 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Human trafficking includes bonded labor, forced labor and includes the trafficking of children. S.B. 197 uses provisions of the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform...

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Matt Denn Knows the Value of Police Foot Patrols in Wilmington but the Delaware Assembly Only Knows $$$

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

We, as residents of Wilmington, DE have been embarrassed and saddened by headlines such as “Murder Town, USA.” Attorney General Matt Denn who was sworn in to office on January 6, 2015 has made it his mission to reduce crime, especially violent crime, in the City of Wilmington. He has often discussed how other cities with high crime incidents were able to reduce crime by having a visible presence of law enforcement officers in known high-crime areas. He didn’t just talk; he took action and made it happen by applying for a grant from the state’s Neighborhood Building Blocks...

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Understanding Legal Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Blog, Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

The names in the following blog have been changed for identity protection purposes. Amy James wanted to get a vaccine because she had taken a job working in a day care facility. She got the flu shot from her family doctor during a routine visit. Within hours her legs were starting to get weak. As the day progressed she started falling down and eventually the weakness progressed to her entire body to the point where she could not perform simple functions such as feeding herself or going to the bathroom. By the end of the day she couldn’t walk. By the time Amy came to our office, after a...

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Hazardous Workplaces In Delaware: Poultry Processing Plants

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

A June 23, 2015 News Journal (Wilmington, DE) article about hazardous workplace conditions and injuries at a Sussex County poultry plant should not be a surprise, but should be a wake-up call to workers everywhere. First, big agriculture is replete with safety violations. Many of our current workplace legislation originated in the early 1900’s and were the result of the public revulsion at the ghastly conditions at meat packing plants where human limbs were routinely severed. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, graphically described these processing facilities and sparked a national interest in...

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The Deceptive Advertising of Xarelto

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Have you seen the television commercials for Xarelto ? What Arnold Palmer, Kevin Nealon, Brian Vickers and all the other promoters of Xarelto fail to tell you is that Xarelto not only is many times more expensive than generic anti-coagulant drugs such as Warfarin, but there is no known antidote in case it causes problems such as severe bleeding which is an inherent risk of such drugs. When a patient takes Warfarin and has severe bleeding the effects can be quickly reversed with a simple and inexpensive shot of Vitamin K. For Xarelto there is presently no known antidote. If Xarelto causes...

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