Year: 2018

5 Outrageous Reasons for Life Insurance Denial

Published on December 27, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance companies use many excuses as reasons for life insurance denial. Although some claims are legitimate, insurers often convince beneficiaries that a valid claim is denied for valid reasons. If you were a victim of a denied life insurance claim, it’s important to contact an attorney specialized in life insurance claims to help you with your case. What are the Reasons for Life Insurance Denial? After a person dies and a beneficiary files a life insurance claim, the claim can be paid, delayed, or denied. If the claim [...]
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What You Need to Know About Financial Exploitation in Nursing Homes

Published on December 17, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home caregivers, family, and friends often exploit the elderly by taking money, credit cards, personal possessions, and property without consent. When nursing home residents are victims of financial exploitation, they can lose their financial security and are placed at risk of involuntary discharge from the facility for nonpayment. Financial Exploitation of Elderly Adults Financial exploitation is the most common form of elder abuse, impacting at least 5 million elderly people in the United States annually. Elderly adults lose billions of dollars each year to people who prey [...]
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What’s In Your Drinking Water Nevada?

Published on December 12, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

State health officials and researchers found 88 different contaminants including lead, arsenic, uranium and coliform bacteria in Nevada’s drinking water supply, and 14 substances were detected at levels above recommended EPA safety limits. Contaminated Drinking Water in Nevada A recent report in USA Today shows that 23 Nevada public water systems are not compliant with safety standards for contaminants. Public records from the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection show that three state public water systems exceed recommended safety levels for contaminants including lead, uranium, arsenic, and coliform bacteria. [...]
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Matthew Sharp Presents Little Valley Fire Argument to Nevada Supreme Court

Published on December 9, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation, News

After lower courts determined that the Nevada Division of Forestry was guilty of gross negligence in the Little Valley Fire the case has made it’s way to the Supreme Court of Nevada. On November 6, 2018 Matthew Sharp, representing victims of the fire, presented his argument to the court. Sharp argued the court should not entertain a writ, pointing out the evidence presented at the lower court is not available to the Supreme Court. Without the benefit of the complete record, Sharp reasoned, the case should be remanded for [...]
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Why U.S. Children and Teens Are Dying at Alarming Rates [infographic]

Published on December 7, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident, Infographic

Motor vehicle accidents, drug overdoses, homicides, and suicides are killing children and teenagers in America at alarming rates. (Article continues below infographic) ______ Is America a Safe Place for Kids? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death rate for children and teenagers in the United States has increased by 12 percent since 2013. Death certificates for children and teens between 10 and 19 years of age are 33 fatalities for every 100,000 children. CDC records show that children and teens in the U.S. [...]
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Recent Truck/Bus Accident Highlights the Dangers of Faulty Tires

Published on November 23, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

A truck/bus crash that killed eight people and wounded 25 others emphasizes the dangers of faulty tries on big rigs. Faulty tires cause thousands of motor vehicle accidents and injuries each year, but tire blowouts on large trucks and buses are especially dangerous due to the size and weight of these commercial vehicles. Faulty Tires Create Dangerous Driving When a truck or bus tire blows out, the vehicle quickly veers in the direction of the blown-out tire. Sudden and violent veering of a fully-loaded semi-truck or passenger bus [...]
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What Not to Do After a Crash

Published on November 16, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Following a car accident, keeping a level head and following proper protocol can protect a driver from unnecessary arrest and legal complications. Avoiding Common Mistakes After a Car Crash By acting responsibly after a car crash, a driver can prevent possible problems with law enforcement and legal issues that may impact an injury claim. Here are some common after-crash mistakes to avoid. Leaving the Scene of the Accident According to the law, a driver is required to remain at a car accident scene until the police arrive, regardless [...]
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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Elder Abuse

Published on November 12, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Nursing Home Abuse

When elder abuse is suspected, families are often plagued with a variety of questions about the warning signs of maltreatment, how to protect their loved ones, and what to do when physical or emotional harm is discovered. What is Elder Abuse? Elder abuse and neglect perpetrated by family members, personal caregivers, and nursing home facilities causes serious harm and often results in death for victims. Elderly adults who experience abuse have a 300 percent higher risk of death compared to elders who are not abused. It’s estimated that [...]
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Do You Have Memory Loss Caused by Brain Damage? [infographic]

Published on November 7, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

Memory loss caused by brain damage is a serious issue. Severe head trauma and brain injury often cause short-term and long-term memory loss. A person who suffers a moderate to severe brain injury may not even remember the incident that caused the injury or the events leading up to or following the injury. (Article continues below infographic) Head Trauma and Brain Injury Severe head trauma is caused by a blow to the head. It can result from a car accident, a fall, or intentional force. A concussion is [...]
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Abandoned at the Nursing Home: Residents Could Have Perished

Published on October 22, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Nursing Home Abuse

California officials allege that staff members and administrators in two retirement facilities in Santa Rosa abandoned residents during last October’s wildfires in Northern California. Residents Abandoned During the 2017 Sonoma County fires in Northern California, two nursing homes abandoned residents as out-of-control wildfires threatened surrounding areas. The two nursing home facilities were located in the city of Santa Rosa which suffered major home and property devastation from the fires. The Villa Capri, an 80-resident facility, and the Varenna at Fountaingrove, a neighboring facility, are part of Oakmont Senior [...]
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