Settlement near in civil suit over death of Michael Brown | Law and order | stltoday.com

The family’s suit claimed former police officer Darren Wilson used excessive force during the 2014 fatal shooting.

Source: Settlement near in civil suit over death of Michael Brown | Law and order | stltoday.com

Click above.

Shows that police officer’s acts may be subject to civil law suit for damages. The family must prove that police acted unreasonably and used excessive force.

Answers sought after 78-year-old found dead in nursing home courtyard | News-Gazette.com

The long-term resident was found in an outdoor courtyard Saturday afternoon when the high temperature reached 87 degrees. Coroner Duane Northrup said she may have been outside for as long as three hours.

Source: Answers sought after 78-year-old found dead in nursing home courtyard | News-Gazette.com

Click above to read.

Nursing facilities have a duty to care for the safety of its residents and to protect them from harm. Investigating the cause of death is important because if it is unrelated to being exposed to high temperatures, then no damages will be available. If a vulnerable resident was exposed to temperature extremes and this contributed to her death then a claim for wrongful death may  be pursued.

Get Help with Social Security Disability Before, During and After

It pays to get help at every stage of your Social Security Disability case.

An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help you put your best application together and make sure that you explain fully to Social Security why you are disabled.

Get help when you apply online. This is important because SSA looks at every answer you give during the application process.

Get help with every form that SSA sends to you. This is important because every question is asked for a reason and you need to understand why SSA is asking the question.

Get help with appealing every denial. You need to file timely appeals and provide the correct information or you may need to start over.

Get help getting ready for your hearing. You need to know what questions the Judge will ask you and why.

Get help following the rules. New Social Security  rules make it harder for a person to get all the necessary medical records before the Judge.

Get help if you are denied at a hearing. It is important to never give up and to keep trying.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Getting Disability Benefits Is Tough For People With Hidden Disabilities : Shots – Health News : NPR

The U.S. government has been struggling to balance a surge in applicants for disability benefits with shrinking funds. An updated application process could make getting benefits even harder.

Source: Getting Disability Benefits Is Tough For People With Hidden Disabilities : Shots – Health News : NPR

Click above to read.

Central Illinois hearing office approves approximately 36 percent of those who seek a hearing. The older you are and the more common your disability such as back pain or arthritis, the better your chances of winning. However if you are truly disabled do not give up. Talk with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.

Social Security News: Why So Many No-Shows?

Social Security Disability Retirement Supplemental Security Income SSI Social Security Administration POMS HALLEX SSDI

Source: Social Security News: Why So Many No-Shows?

Click above to read.

I have noticed a more no shows in the hearing offices I frequent. People often do not understand that a lawyer only gets paid if you win your disability case. No reason to go in front of a judge by yourself. Make sure to talk with an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer.