Thursday, 5 July 2012 12:33

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green has offices located in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. Our lawyers are familiar with the individual laws of both states, and practice in the following types of injury:

 

The injured should consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Not having a personal injury attorney can lead to problems with proving a case, obtaining fair compensation and possible issues arising from statutes of limitations.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss. You may also send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 22:41

Disability

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The World Health Organization distinguishes two classifications of disability – body functions and body structures – when medical professionals diagnose and define an individual’s disability.

In body structure, an individual’s disability is specifically defined by physical impairments due to defect, loss or deviation from generally accepted population standards. Body function disability is more broadly defined and focuses on physical and mental disabilities and includes but is not limited to mobility, communication, self-care and domestic life.

If you become disabled, whether the diagnosis is temporarily or permanently, you can apply for assistance from the government by filing for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Likewise you can purchase private insurance to prepare for a possible disability.

Law Offices of Gary Green will work with you to help ensure that payments due to you are received should you become disabled but are denied when filing a claim. Our firm focuses on helping clients seeking:

Our offices have experience in representing the disabled in Arkansas and  Tennessee and are familiar with each state’s individual disability laws. If you or your loved one’s disability claim has been denied call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or contact us with an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com to discuss your legal options including filing an appeal.

Friday, 16 December 2011 12:40

Attention Veterans!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Veterans receive expedited processing of Social Security Disability benefit claims. If you served in the military and became disabled on or after Oct. 1, 2001 you are entitled to have your claim expedited. You can apply for both Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income in addition to the benefits you already receive from the Veterans Administration. Please contact us for more information.

At least for the last year, all deploying military units have received an ANAM (Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics) test within 12 months before being deployed. This testing tool is designed to detect speed and accuracy of attention, memory and thinking ability. Concussion injuries which occur as a result of exploding devices and/or other head trauma may cause changes in reaction time, headaches, irritability, memory impairments and difficulty in sleeping.

A post injury battery of neurological tests should be taken after any head injury has occurred. The results of this post-injury testing can help medical personnel compare a person’s speed and accuracy of attention, memory and thinking ability before and after an injury. (The ANAM test serves as a baseline). Please contact us for more information as we may be able to help you get the post-injury neurological testing necessary to prove the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) which would qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010 21:47

Personal Injury

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

There are virtually no injuries that we have not handled at Law Offices of Gary Green. The vast majority of our practice is devoted to personal injury and wrongful death claims. Many of these cases are successfully resolved without having to file suit because of our extensive experience with the law and claims management.

At Law Offices of Gary Green, we understand that injury in a personal injury case means more than the physical injury itself. We take into account our client’s future employment, foreseeable medical treatment and costs, future rehabilitation, vocational retraining, economic loss, and mental health issues. We understand that injuries may have psychological components that impact a client’s life that have to be taken into account as well. Even a routine accident without devastating injuries, frequently results in Post Traumatic Stress which can impact a person’s marriage, job, and normal functioning in society.

Having a lawyer is essential in a personal injury case because the insurance companies’ claim’s adjusters are paid to save their company money. The insurance industry’s own statistics concluded that those who retain lawyers to help them with their personal injury and wrongful death claims fare better than those who do not. That is reason enough to seek out a good law firm to help you.

We accept personal injury claims on a contingent basis. All cases are unique, so call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if you have questions or need additional information.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Drug and Medical Device Claims

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Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Qui Tam

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Qui Tam is an abbreviation for a Latin phrase qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hoc parte sequitur meaning who sues on behalf of the king as well as for himself. Qui tam is a writ under the Federal Civil False Claims Act that allows a private citizen with knowledge of past or present fraud committed against the U.S. federal government to sue on its behalf. This provision allows a private person, known as a relator, to file suit in the name of the U.S. Government, charging fraud by government contractors and other entities that receive or use government funds, and share any money recovered. The relator need not have been personally harmed by the defendant’s conduct.

A qui tam relator files a complaint, under seal, in a U.S. District Court that has jurisdiction over the case. Along with the complaint, the relator must also file a written disclosure of substantially all material evidence and information the person possesses. The primary purpose for the written disclosure is to provide the government with enough information to properly investigate the claim to determine if it will join in the lawsuit. Qui tam has been, and continues to be, a very effective and successful tool in combating government procurement and program fraud and recovering revenue lost because of the fraud.

If you believe you have evidence of wrongdoing that falls into one of the categories described in these pages, e-mail us at ggreen@gGreen.com or call us at (501) 224-7400, or toll free at 1-888-442-7947 to learn more about your rights. The consultation is free, and we are paid only if a recovery is obtained.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Social Security Disability

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The best advice for those filing a Social Security Dsability claim is to file the initial application without a lawyer. Most initial applications are denied and you only have 60 days to file your first appeal, the Request for Reconsideration. If you are approved, you will receive benefits dating back to the onset date of your injury. If this appeal is denied, you then can hire an attorney to appeal the claim and represent you at the hearing before an administrative law judge.

It is our experience that Social Security Disability law is strictly codified, but not so strictly construed. In order to qualify for benefits, your doctor must be willing to put in writing that your condition prevents you from doing any gainful work. This means that not only can you not perform the type of work that you have done in the past, but that you are not able to perform ANY type of work that would net you at least $500.00 per month. Additionally, your period of disability must last at least 12 full months.

Our fee is only 25% of any back benefits you receive. If your benefits are not approved, you do not owe an attorney fee. Call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com as soon as your Request for Reconsideration has been denied, so we can file your appeal in a timely manner.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Private Insurance Disability Claims

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

We may be able to help with disability claims against insurance companies when disability coverage has been purchased by you directly from an insurance company or provided to you through your employment. In situations where the insurance company has breached its duty of good faith in dealing with you and denying obviously deserved benefits, we can advise regarding remedies in excess of a claim merely for benefits. Such remedies can include punitive damages, statutory penalties, costs, interest, and attorney fees.

We are willing to consider these claims on a sliding scale contingency fee basis. The amount of the fee can be determined by the amount of the benefit claimed and the level of our involvement. We can discuss acting as escrow agent and attorney to collect benefits directly from the insurance company and then disburse to you through our trust account—even in situations where benefits have not been denied.

If you have questions or need additional information, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com if we can help.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:41

Toxic Torts

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Toxic tort cases are complex litigation cases that seek recourse for a person injured by hazardous materials and chemicals. In the United States, toxic materials are found in the air, water, food, work place, and even at home. Harmful substances include lead paint, pharmaceutical drugs, toxic mold, pesticides, chemicals and asbestos.

Many people come in contact with toxic materials by occupational exposure or pharmaceutical drugs. Because of the abundance of toxic materials in our country, there is a serious risk of exposure that can lead to  injury, disease, and death. Victims of a personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance may seek recourse for serious injuries.

Additionally, these cases often result in a class action law suit, because toxic exposure usually affects more than one person.

If you or a loved one has had an injury or illness due to a toxic substance, we may be able to help. If you have any questions or need additional information, call us toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Friday, 21 May 2010 22:40

Compartment Syndrome

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Acute Compartment Syndrome is an acute medical problem following injury, surgery or in most cases repetitive and extensive muscle use in which increased pressure (usually caused by inflammation) within a confined space and without proper treatment, may lead to nerve damage and muscle death. This condition is most commonly seen in the leg. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate surgery known as a fasciotomy to allow the pressure to return to normal.

The connective tissue that defines the compartment does not stretch. A small amount of bleeding into the compartment, or swelling of the muscles within the compartment can cause the pressure to rise greatly.

Common Causes of Compartment Syndrome include:

  • Tibial or forearm fractures
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • IV Drug injection
  • Prolonged limb compression, crush injuries and burns
  • Casts

Signs and Symptoms: (Known as the 6 “P”s)

  • Pain out of proportion to what is expected
  • Paraesthesias (altered sensation)
  • Passive Stretch pain
  • Pulseless
  • Paralysis
  • Pressure on passive extension of the compartment

Pain is often reported early and almost universally. The patient usually reports deep, constant, and poorly localized pain that is usually out of proportion with the injury. Pain is aggravated by stretching the muscle group and is not relieved by medication up to and including Morphine.

Parestheisa is altered sensation e.g. “Sticks & Needles”.

Paralysis & Passive Stretch of the limb is usually a late finding. The affected compartment may feel very tense and firm as well as pressure.

Failure to relieve the pressure can result in necrosis (death) of tissue in that compartment and hypoxia (lack of oxygen) of those tissues. If left untreated, Acute Compartment Syndrome can lead to more severe conditions and loss of the affected limb.

If you you or a loved one is suffering from Compartment Syndrome, call Law Offices of Gary Green toll free and without obligation at 1-888-442-7947 to discuss your legal options or send us an e-mail at ggreen@gGreen.com.