Blog Posts in October, 2017

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  • Woman Says Her Identify Has Been Stolen Over a Dozen Times Since Equifax Data Breach

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-Oct-2017

    The Social Security numbers of roughly 145 million Americans—nearly half of the U.S. population—were exposed after a breach at credit report agency Equifax. While not all have been negatively affected, one Washington woman claims that the breach has severely disrupted her life. Katie Van Fleet, a Seattle native, says her identity has been stolen more than a dozen times since the ...
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  • Filing a Lawsuit for a Misdiagnosis: The Basics

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 27-Oct-2017

    Mentioning medical malpractice often conjures images of a doctor committing some sort of surgical error, giving the wrong prescription to a patient, causing a birth injury during delivery of a newborn, and other negligent actions. The odd truth is that many medical malpractice cases involving some of the worst patient injuries are actually caused by a misdiagnosis, or what the doctor did not do. ...
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  • Did You Hear About the Whole Foods Data Breach? Probably Not.

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Oct-2017

    While news outlets have been focusing on Equifax and Neiman Marcus, another big-name corporation’s data breach went under the radar. Whole Foods, which was recently acquired by tech giant Amazon, found out in late September that they had been the latest victims of a data breach. On Sept. 28 th, the grocery announced that it had received information about a third party having unauthorized ...
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  • Aaron Hernandez's Estate Refiles Lawsuit Against Riddell Helmets

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 16-Oct-2017

    Attorneys representing the sister of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez have refiled a lawsuit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell. Hernandez’s lawyers first filed a federal lawsuit in September after the late football star killed himself in prison and an autopsy revealed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease found in people who suffer repetitive brain traumas, ...
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  • How Traumatic Brain Injuries are Diagnosed

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Oct-2017

    It can be a great challenge to successfully diagnose a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ). In many cases, a brain injury might only manifest symptoms that mimic a germ-borne illness, like nausea or dizziness. In others, the symptoms do not manifest at all until far into the future. This is all quite problematic for doctors and patients alike, since a TBI generally gets worse and worse the longer it ...
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  • Defective Bicycle Lawsuits: Who Can You Sue?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 10-Oct-2017

    Bicyclists need to be aware of their surroundings at all time to stay out of danger and reduce the chances of getting into a serious accident. When near streets, they have to watch for distracted motorists that could abruptly cut into their lanes or turn in front of them. When on sidewalks, they have to keep one eye open for reckless pedestrians that might dash out in front of them. However, there ...
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  • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 6-Oct-2017

    Thousands of children in the United States will be born with cerebral palsy, an incurable motor disability originating from brain damage. While some cases of cerebral palsy are unexpected and cannot be easily linked to a particular event, many are actually caused by a doctor’s mistake. Medical malpractice that leads to a birth injury, which in turn causes cerebral palsy in an infant, should ...
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  • Farmworkers Want Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Banned After EPA Refuses

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 3-Oct-2017

    Environmentalists and farmworkers in California are pushing for the ban of a commonly used conventional insecticide. Back in 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President Obama, proposed banning the insecticide, called chlorpyrifos, because studies suggested it threatened human health. Now that Trump is president, his administration has reversed the decision and activists are now ...
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