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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Texas Inheritance Lawyer: Texas Inheritance Can Often Get Trapped Requiring A Texas Probate Lawyer to Free Real Estate and Other Inheritance by Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Texas Inheritance Including Mineral Interests, Bank Accounts, Stock, and Other Property Can Often Get Stuck After A Loved One Passes Requiring a Texas Inheritance Lawyer to Help Free Assets by Texas Inheritance Lawyer Jason S. Coomer 

In some situations family inheritance gets stuck in probate before it can be transferred or collected by a loved one's rightful heirs or beneficiaries.  Several reasons can cause assets to become stuck during the inheritance process including lack of information regarding the assets or Texas probate process, missing heirs or beneficiaries, fighting heirs and beneficiaries, proximity of heirs and beneficiaries, and lack of resources to move inheritance through the Texas probate process. A good Texas inheritance lawyer can often help resolve many of these issues allowing inherited property to become unstuck and to be passed to rightful heirs and beneficiaries.

Lack of Information Regarding Inheritance and Probate Assets

The issue of lack of information regarding inheritance and probate assets can often cause inheritance to become stuck or even lost.  Communication, research, and obtaining possession of crucial documents are typically the best method of resolving this issue.  Communication by the decedent or the loved ones of the decedent can often prevent assets from becoming stuck or lost.  By leaving an inventory of assets or at least some documents with an inventory of assets, a person can often prevent the loss of their assets after they pass.  However, in some situations the person that has died was battling significant health problems prior to their death, died unexpectedly, or became incompetent prior to their passing.  In these situations, it is often necessary to piece together assets through collection of documents and research.

Missing Heirs and Beneficiaries
The issue of missing heirs and beneficiaries can also often cause inheritance to become stuck.  In these situations, it is often necessary to file pleadings with the court and have an ad litem appointed to represent or search for missing heirs or beneficiaries.  These appointments can often become expensive and require substantial resources, however, if there are sufficient assets in the estate it is often worth the time and effort.  Further, in some instances a Texas inheritance lawyer can handle these cases on a contingent contract that can often alleviate some of the expense of the probate process. 

Fighting Heirs and Beneficiaries (Contested Probate)

When heirs and beneficiaries start fighting over inheritance, it can also cause the inheritance to become stuck.  In these situations, it is often necessary for Texas inheritance lawyers to represent all parties to help resolve issues and conflicts.  These contested cases can often be extremely expensive, especially, if the parties are not willing to agree to certain issues and force decisions to be made by a Judge or Jury.

The Proximity of Heirs and Beneficiaries

Often families do not live in the same city or state or sometimes even in the same country.  In these situations it is often necessary to hire a local Texas inheritance lawyer to help probate an estate and transfer inheritance.  In these situations, the heir or beneficiary can sometimes transfer inheritance without ever coming to Texas or with one or two trips to Texas.

Lack of Resources and Contingent Contracts

In some situations, heirs and beneficiaries cannot afford the cost of probate and other transfer costs.  In these situations, a Texas Contingent Probate Lawyer or Texas Contingent Death Benefit Lawyer that works on a percentage of the estate property can help heirs and beneficiaries transfer estate property to rightful heirs and beneficiaries. In these situations, the Texas Contingent Probate Lawyer or Texas Contingent Death Benefit Lawyer will typically need to see that there are actual significant assets in the estate and who the rightful heirs and beneficiaries are of the estate.  In these cases, bank statements, life insurance policies, royalty statements, mutual fund statements, retirement fund statements, real property deeds, property tax information, and other evidence of the estate assets can be useful in determining the approximate value of the estate and if a contingent contract for probating the estate can be viable.

For more information on this issue, please go to the following web page: Texas Contingent Probate Inheritance Lawyer.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer: Changes in DNA Caused By Drugs May Cause Pancreatic Cancer by Diabetic Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer: Diabetics and Health Care Providers Prescribing Diabetes Drugs Should Be Aware That Some Diabetes Medications Can Cause An Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer by Diabetic Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Though scientists still do not know the exact cause of all cases of pancreatic cancer, they have found several risk factors that can make a person more likely to get this disease. Recent research has that several diabetes drugs may cause an increased risk of pancreatic cancer.  These diabetes drugs include Januvia, Janument, Victoza, Byetta, Onglyza, Tradjenta, Bydureon, Oseni, and other diabetes drugs.  If you have been taking a diabetes drug and have been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer or you have lost a loved one that was taking a diabetes drug and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, please report the adverse action to the prescribing medical doctor and FDA as soon as possible.  

For persons that have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or families that have a loved one that has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was taking diabetic drugs, please feel free to send an e-mail message to Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer Jason Coomer.

Causes of Pancreatic Cancer: Understanding DNA May Be The Key to Determining Causes of Cancer

Researchers have made great progress in understanding how certain changes in DNA can cause normal cells to become cancerous. DNA is the chemical in each cell that carries our genes — the instructions for how our cells function. We look like our parents because they are the source of our DNA. But DNA affects more than the way we look. Some genes contain instructions for controlling when our cells grow and divide. Certain genes that promote cell division are called oncogenes. Others that slow down cell division or cause cells to die at the right time are called tumor suppressor genes. Cancers can be caused by DNA mutations (defects) that turn on oncogenes or turn off tumor suppressor genes.

Several cancer family syndromes have been found in which inherited DNA mutations cause a very high risk of developing certain cancers. In some of these, there is an increased risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Researchers have characterized many of these DNA changes in the past few years. Most often, DNA mutations of oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes related to cancers of the pancreas occur after you are born, rather than having been inherited. These acquired mutations may result from cancer-causing drugs or chemicals in our environment. 

Pancreatic Cancer Detection: Understanding and Identifying Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Can Be Important In Early Detection and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Resulting in Higher Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates
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For more information on causes of pancreatic cancer and diabetic drugs, please go to the following web page:  Pancreatic Cancer Risk Health Alert.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cause of Thyroid Cancer: Diabetes Drug, Radiation, and Genetic Predisposition Can Cause An Increase Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Thyroid Cancer Attorney Jason Coomer

Cause of Thyroid Cancer: The Diabetes Drug Byetta Has Been Linked To An Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancer by Thyroid Cancer Attorney Jason S. Coomer

Recent scientific studies have shown that the diabetes drug, Byetta, may cause an increased risk of thyroid cancer.  Persons taking Byetta should be aware of this potential thyroid cancer risk factor as well as other potential risk factors including: a family history of goiter, exposure to high levels of radiation, and certain hereditary syndromes.

Persons taking Byetta as well as their medical providers should be aware of potential thyroid cancer symptoms including:

  1. Developing a lump or swelling in your neck (most common symptom).
  2. Pain in your neck and sometimes in your ears.
  3. Trouble swallowing.
  4. Trouble breathing or have constant wheezing.
  5. Voice may become hoarse.
  6. A frequent cough that is not related to a cold or allergies.
Persons with multiple risk factors should make sure that their medical provider is aware of the potential risks and discuss their optimal treatment plans for early detection of thyroid cancer as well as treatment of diabetes.

Through early detection of thyroid cancer, most people are able to seek treatment for thyroid cancer and prevent the cancer from spreading.  For more information on this topic, please read go to Byetta Cancer Law: An Informational Website About Byetta, Cancer, and the Law.  

The Thyroid Secretes Hormones Influencing Metabolism, Development, and Temperature

"The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on the front of the neck. Your thyroid lies below your Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle. When the thyroid is its normal size, you can’t feel it.
Brownish-red in color, the thyroid is rich with blood vessels. Nerves important for voice quality also pass through the thyroid." WebMD

"The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. The main hormone is thyroxine, also called T4. Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development." WebMD

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Texas VA Medical Mistake Lawyer: Reporting VA Medical Mistakes Helps Protect Military and Their Families From Careless Medical Providers and Negligent Procedures That Can Injure or Kill By Texas VA Medical Mistake Lawyer

VA Medical Mistake Lawyer: Reporting Negligence in Military Hospitals Helps Protect Our Military and Their Families From Careless Medical Providers and Negligent Procedures That Injure and Kill People by Texas VA Medical Mistake Lawyer

Medical mistakes that happen when no one is watching and that are not reported can often be repeated.  When these medical mistakes cause serious injury, birth injuries, or death, it is important that the injured person or their family step up and file a VA Medical Mistake lawsuit.  The filing of a VA medical mistake claim under the Federal Torts Claim Act can often expose careless doctors, negligent nurses, and other medical providers who are hurting and killing people.   

 Designation of a Medical Advocate or a Health Care Decision Maker During a Hospital Stay and Effective Communication with Military Health Care Providers Can Help Prevent Some VA Medical Mistakes

It is extremely important when you are in the hospital to have someone that is with you to help watch out for your well being.  This is especially true if you have an allergy to certain types of medicines, are going to be unconscious or under anesthesia, or on strong pain killers.  In such situations, it is typically a good idea to have a person that you trust to be your health care decision maker with a valid HIPPA Authorization, Medical Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney, and other necessary documents.  

Veterans have a right to express their preferences about future medical care in an advance directive. This includes the right to name a health care agent who will make health care decisions on their behalf if they can no longer communicate for themselves. We will respect these preferences.

If you are asked to make health care decisions for a Veteran in VHA, the treatment team will offer you: 
  • Treatment options based on the Veteran's unique medical circumstances and needs.
  • Information you can understand about the benefits and risks of these treatment options.
A health care decision maker generally has the same rights and responsibilities as the Veteran would have in making treatment decisions.

  • A health care decision maker may agree to or refuse any treatment option offered by the treatment team. Refusing treatment will not affect the Veteran's right to future care.
  • A health care decision maker's decision about whether to accept or refuse treatments must be based on what the health care decision maker knows the Veteran would want. If the health care decision maker does not know what the Veteran would want, the treatment team is available to help consider what decisions are in the Veteran's best interest.
Overall, communication with your health care professionals is important and can greatly limit medical mistakes.