Data Indicates Many Veterans are Suffering from Smoke Exposure Due to Burn Pits.
You may have heard about the Burn Pit Registry, but what exactly is it? Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the VA says that research does not show these burn pits caused any long-term health problems, but much like the veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome, they are continuing to study it and have created a Burn Pit Registry to keep track of veterans exposed to the smoke and other elements. Nearly 170,000 veterans and current service members have entered information in the registry since it was launched five years ago. These numbers might be the first indication that there is a widespread problem affecting many service members with similar military service.
Topics: Veterans Affairs
Gene Powell, a retired U.S. Army colonel and member of Bluestein Attorneys’ SC Veterans’ Advocates Team, was recently honored by the University of South Florida for his decades of active and reserve military service.
At Bluestein Attorneys our Veteran Affairs team features officers and former enlisted personnel.
At Bluestein Attorneys, we understand what it means to serve our nation in a time of war.
We have experienced the sacrifices veterans make for our country. Fighting for the men and women who served is not just a profession - it's an honor.
For the next couple of weeks, we'll be taking time here at Bluestein Attorneys' blog to do something a little different. It's essential when dealing with sensitive legal issues to get an understanding of the attorneys you're looking to represent you — and nowhere is that more important than in Veterans Affairs Disability claims.
Our VA attorneys have agreed to answer a few questions that will help you get to know them a little bit better and to understand why they are so passionate about defending and standing up for the rights of military veterans and service members. Today, we'll meet with Tim Mercer who joined Bluestein Attorneys in 2018.
Topics: Veterans Affairs
If you've been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have an easier time recovering compensation for your injuries than you think. This is because special rules and theories of recovery have been developed in the area of product liability law.
Defective products come under the legal theories and laws surrounding product liability. These claims can be further complicated when the incident occurs in the workplace. In such circumstances, it can be hard for a victim to figure out what to do next.
Topics: Defective Products
Every year, thousands of people are injured from defective and dangerous products and chose to hold the manufacturer liable for the injuries in a defective product lawsuit under product liability law. Although these defective product lawsuits are also personal injury lawsuits, they can be more complex. If you are injured by a defective product, it is critical that you speak to a lawyer that has experience in product liability laws.
If you or someone in your home recently purchased or used a product that malfunctioned and caused property damage or injuries, you probably have questions about what to do next.
As a victim of a potentially defective product, you must be prepared with information about how to file a legal claim against the responsible party.
Among healthcare professionals like nurses, residents, and doctors, slips and falls are one of the top causes of workplace injury. It's not only the medical staff who may become severely injured due to a slip and fall injury in a hospital or other medical facility, however.
Patients, visiting friends and family, non-medical support staff like janitors or administrative assistants... anyone who steps foot in a medical facility could be at risk of being injured due to a wet, uneven, or dangerous surface.
We have a few pieces of helpful advice to lower your risk, whether you work in a medical facility or you're a patient or visitor.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Marti Bluestein – a founding partner of Bluestein Attorneys – has been recognized as one of the South Carolina Super Lawyers®. This year, partner Allison Sullivan has received the honor as well.