Pulmonary Embolism and Its Painful Signs

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Personal Injury, Product Liability | 0 comments

NuvaRing is a tiny elastic ring used as a contraceptive device. Due to its convenience, this contraceptive device, which entered the US market in 2001, easily won the favor of hundreds of thousands of women in the US. NuvaRing was originally designed to release controlled amounts of the estrogen Ethinyl Estradiol and the progestin Etonogestrel into the female’s bloodstream. Etonogestrel, which is a type of Desogestrel, is a third-generation progestin. Unfortunately, this progestin is known to increase the possibility of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and other complications.

Like other birth control methods that make use of hormones to prevent pregnancy, use of NuvaRing has the potential to lead to serious health problems. In fact, one of the most severe complications suffered by women who have used the product is pulmonary embolism, which causes extreme pain and which can lead to death.

Cause of Pulmonary Embolism

One serious side-effect associated with NuvaRing is deep vein thrombosis – blood clots occurring in the legs or pelvis. Deep vein thromboses can, sometimes, become so large that they burst, scattering smaller pieces into the bloodstream. These pieces are small enough to travel through the bloodstream and reach the lungs, where they can get stuck and create an obstruction in major arteries. This blockage is what is termed a pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism is a complication resulting from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Even healthy people are not necessarily safe from this complication. Although life-threatening, effective treatment to prevent blood-clotting can significantly reduce the risk of death. Also, measures that will stop blood clots from developing inside your legs will help save you from pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism may be detected as women suffering from it will feel abrupt and unexplained shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness; its other symptoms include coughing up of blood and a blue tint on the lips and fingers.

Pulmonary embolism ought to be treated without delay. If you or anyone in your family is suffering from this medical condition, or any other complications caused by NuvaRing, seek medical treatment and then call a highly qualified NuvaRing lawyer who will assist you in filing a lawsuit to get the compensation that you rightly deserve.

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Compensation When a Dog Bites another Dog

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Dog Bites | 0 comments

There has been a lot of attention given to dangerous dogs because the sheer number of dogs in the US (75 million) increases the risk of dog bite injuries to people. However, there isn’t much said about what can happen when a dog causes injury or death to another dog. For some people their pets are very important as any member of their family, and in others a pet is the only family they have. It could be argued that the emotional and mental anguish of the loss or injury to a pet could be comparable to the pain and suffering dog bite attorneys routinely address in their cases.

What The Law Provides

In some states, the dog’s owner is responsible for the actions of the animal whether or not there is knowledge of dangerous behavior or there has been a previous incident of biting. When a dog attacks a human and it leads to serious injury or death, the owner could face criminal charges unless the human had been trespassing or engaged in a criminal act. The victim of a dog bite may seek monetary compensation for damages under these circumstances, but what about damages when another dog is the victim?

In most cases, the courts would allow a lawsuit seeking compensation for the following when the dog bite victim is another dog:

  • Treatment costs in case of injury
  • Market value of the dog
  • Special value
  • Mental or Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

There is no cut-and-dried method for determining the “special” value of a pet. In certain states, there is no explicit mention of such damages, and it is up to the courts to decide on the amount of compensation on a case-to-case basis. If you have lost a pet, or had a pet injured by another dog, it will be up to the a dog bite attorney to assess how much compensation you can reasonably expect for the injury to your dog.

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How to Make Guacamole

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

How to Make Guacamole

Guacamole is a delicious dip whose origins go back to the Aztecs in pre-Euroinvasion Mexico. It’s made primarily of avocados and is a tasty alternative to more fattening dips such as ranch. The best thing about guacamole (besides the taste) is that it’s incredibly easy to make!

The most important ingredient of guacamole is the avocados. Make sure to pick ripe fruits that are not too firm, but not too soft. If you apply pressure to the outside of the avocado, it should have a little bit of give. If it has none, it’s not ripe enough and should be left on the shelf.

To make between two and four servings of guacamole, you’ll need:

  • 2 ripe avocados (pitted and peeled)
  • 1/2 of a red onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro (finely chopped)

You can also include a minced serrano pepper if that is to your liking.

Once you’ve got all your ingredients prepared, put your avocados in a mixing bowl and begin mashing them with a fork. Be careful to not mash them too much, because good guacamole has a slight bit of chunkiness to it. Slowly add the rest of your ingredients to the mixture and continue mixing until they’re well blended. It’s that easy!

If you are not going to serve it right away, refrigerate the mixture and cover it to prevent oxidation. Otherwise, serve with tortilla chips and enjoy this symphony of flavors composed through the wisdom of the Aztecs.

I based my recipe on Elise Bauer’s guacamole recipe.

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What Is The Difference Between Chapter 12 and 13 Bankruptcy?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Bankruptcy | 0 comments

Most of us have heard of Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, maybe even Chapter 11. But Chapter 12 is a relative unknown because it is specifically designed for the struggling family farm or fishery owner who may have need of debt relief.

Difference between Chapter 12 and 13

Chapter 12 is also a recent arrival on the scene, making its debut appearance in 1986 in Bankruptcy Law. It closely resembles Chapter 13 in many respects except that it has a much higher debt ceiling. This is because family farm or fishery owners have higher overhead costs than the average wage earner and as a result, often find themselves in more debt. Otherwise, it is also a financial reorganization protected by the court, and best handled with the assistance of an experienced lawyer like the ones found here.

Rationale Behind Chapter 12

Because of the limited debt ceiling of Chapter 13, farm and fishery owners who need debt relief used to seek the protection of the court by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is designed for large corporations. It was expensive and complicated, and most small outfits could not afford to declare bankruptcy under Chapter 11. Chapter 12 was enacted into law by Congress but it was supposed to only be a temporary measure. It even had an expiration date! No filings were supposed to be allowed after September 30, 1993, but it met a very real need so well that it continues to be used today.


Eligible family farms or fisheries may be registered as a single proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. However, to be eligible for Chapter 12 protection, the following conditions must be met:

  1. The primary business must be farming or commercial fishing
  2. For corporations, majority stock must be held by one family and its relatives
  3. Total debts for a farm must not be more than $3,792,650 or $1,757,475 for a fishery
  4. The debts of a farmer must at least be 50% (and for a fisher 80%) due to the primary operation of the business (farming or fishing)
  5. A majority of the assets of a corporation or partnership (>80%) came from the primary operation, or 50% of the individual or the couple’s gross income, from the tax year past
  6. Corporate stock is not publicly traded.

Should you happen to need to make such a decision, a bankruptcy lawyer can be instrumental in determining which kind of bankruptcy is most appropriate for your business.

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Senior Needs During The Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

The holidays are a time for families to come together and celebrate the year gone past. Often, this means spending time with elderly relatives, whose needs may be unfamiliar to those who only see them a few times each year. However, in order to ensure that your loved ones can all enjoy the holiday season, it’s useful to be aware of the particular needs that many elderly individuals may have, and try to make sure to accommodate them:

  • Ÿ  Difficult chores – many elderly individuals still living at home may have a list of chores around the house that need to be done but may be too taxing. Taking care of some of these to-dos can be a tremendous gift to seniors when visiting them at their homes.
  • Ÿ  Difficulty hearing – as the human body ages, it loses some of its faculties, particularly the ability to hear as clearly as before. If your loved one has hearing problems, reducing ambient noise and putting them in positions in which hearing the conversation is easier can help to make your elderly relative feel more included as a part of the celebration.
  • Ÿ  Easily tired – most elderly individuals don’t have the same energy levels that younger people do, and even minor activities can quickly tire the elderly. Therefore, it is a good idea to try and plan activities that will accommodate your elderly relatives in this regard. For instance, if you’re having a New Year’s Eve party, plan some activities for earlier in the night in case your elderly loved one just doesn’t have the energy to make it until the ball drops.
  • Ÿ  Nursing care – for elderly relatives in nursing homes, most of their needs will already be attended to by the staff. However, if you suspect that your loved one is not getting the care they need, you should read more here and consider contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer to learn more about what you can do to make sure they are provided for.

These simple tips can help ensure that the holiday season, or any time you get to spend with your elderly relatives, is a wonderful time for the whole family.

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Highest-quality Carpet Cleaners

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Cleaning Services, Home Repair | 0 comments

Wow Total CleaningHaving clean carpets at home or in the office matters a lot. It shows the type of person the house owners are as well the type of people who work in the office. However, carpets accumulate dirt, stains, soil, dander, and other pollutants, over time. Failure to clean them properly can lead to a build-up of health-threatening microbes. This is why expert cleaners recommend professional cleaning at least twice a year to make sure that dirt and odor-causing contaminants do not get trapped in your carpet.

Professional carpet cleaners do not just make sure that your carpets are noticeably clean; they also make sure that they will last longer while continuing to look impressive, especially to visitors. Just to make sure that you get the quality clean that you want and need, you will have to choose the cleaning service provider well. Sometimes, choosing a family-run business is the best assurance for top-quality carpet cleaning. This is because a family-owned business has a reputation to maintain and personal accountability to offer, which other companies may not have.

Through highly-trained staff equipped with modern carpet-cleaning equipment, no carpet dirt, stain, soil, or odor is too tough to remove. It also does not matter if the carpet you need to be cleaned is for home or office use. In any circumstance, the assistance of trained carpet cleaning professionals can be of invaluable use to almost any property owner.

Besides carpet cleaning, some carpet cleaners also offer lots of other high-quality services, including; water extraction & restoration, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, grout sealing, maid services, air duct, natural stone floors and hardwood floor cleaning. If you want impressively clean carpets, house flooring or other cleaning services, you should think about pursuing the services of a highly qualified cleaning company.

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Tips for Buying Used Cars

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Car Accidents, Car Insurance, Used Cars | 0 comments

Assessing a used car is difficult for many car buyers, as most people don’t know very much about cars beyond how to drive them. So if you are part of the majority and you are in the market for a used car, you should keep in mind these pointers to avoiding getting scammed or buying a lemon.

Do research

The classified ads used to be the traditional way to find a used car for sale, but nowadays you can check out what the local used car dealer has on their lot without stepping out of your house. The automobile accident attorneys of Madison, WI suggest you choose one or two that catch your eye, and look up the going rate for them on other sites, such as edmunds.com, just for comparison.

Check out the VIN

Many used cars have been in an accident at least once, and the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can be used to call up the history of the car. If the seller doesn’t have this or won’t give it to you, walk away. Most probably the car had been terribly damaged, involved in a crime, or had been stolen.

Check out the car’s condition

If you don’t know much about cars, bring along someone who knows more about it than you do. Even better, bring along a mechanic, if you know one, and have them look the car over thoroughly. If the car is in good condition, you can start bargaining with the used car dealer representative.


Since you’ve done your homework on the make and model you wanted, you are on solid ground when you start talking prices. Presuming the car is in good condition, you can start by asking for less than you’d be willing to pay, always keeping in mind that your threshold would be the average price for the car. Remember to factor in the cost of car insurance and to never sign anything that states you are buying the car “as-is” and can’t return it for any reason.

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