- Very interesting article discussing how work-place injuries are pushing workers deeper into poverty. These are the type of issues we see daily and help counsel clients on. Workplace Injury, Illness Pushing Americans Deeper Into Poverty
- Bernard and Davidhttps://www.nbcnews.com/feature/in-plain-sight/workplace-injury-illness-pushing-americans-deeper-poverty-n317361 attended a legal seminar concerning workers’ compensation claims. The seminar focused on proving denied workers’ compensation claims at trial.
- In August 2003, Karen Nomberg was diagnosed with breast cancer. Never one to sit around and dwell on her misfortune, Karen decided to become proactive in her fight against this dreaded disease. Within a few short months Karen joined the board of the North Central Alabama Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She got involved in fundraising and participated in many board activities.During the fall of 2004, as a way of showing support for Karen in her fight, friends and family formed Team Kate for the annual Race for the Cure held in downtown Birmingham. Kate was Karen’s childhood nickname as she was a fan of Gone With the Wind. She closely identified with Katie Scarlet O’Hara’s smarts and strong personality.Team Kate quickly gained many teammates and annually was one of the top fundraising family and friends teams in the Race. In 2007, Karen invited her friend, Hope McInerny, also fighting the disease, to join the team. The name then changed to Team Kate has Hope.Unfortunately, Karen lost her battle in May 2007. She may be gone but her spirit lives on in this team and in many other forms. In recognition of Karen’s contributions and spirit to the cause, The North Central Alabama Affiliate named an annual award in her memory. This award is presented each year at the annual October Race in Birmingham to that person is best exemplifies Karen’s contributions to finding a cure.In each of the past several years, TKHH has grown in teammates and money raised. Several times the team has been recognized as Central Alabama’s #1 Friends and Family Team. Together we have raised over $100,000 to help Susan G. Komen, North Central AL find a cure and unfortunately we are not done yet. So please take the time to register today and/or donate to our team if you are not able to make it. The race this year is on Saturday, October 17th at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.The Nomberg Law Firm participates in the annual Race and helps to fundraise for this most important cause. Please consider joining our fight. You need to be registered by October 4th online to receive a TKHH t-shirt and for us to have your packet at our convenient packet pick up. Donations may be made any time before the race.
RECENT CASES OF INTEREST
- Bernard recently settled a workers’ compensation claim that occurred near Meridian, Mississippi. Our client was paralyzed when the van he was traveling in hit a patch of black ice and crashed down a ravine and hit a tree. The claim settled for $100,000 plus open lifetime medical care.
- Bernard recently settled a case against Walmart in Jefferson County for a client who was struck in the head with a supplies cart. She suffered head and neck injuries.
- Bernard recently resolved a workers’ compensation claim from St. Clair County for a very nice client. Our client slipped and fell over a dark safety mat that was not supposed to be in her station. She injured her right ankle and later required surgery.
- Bernard settled a case out of Dekalb County for a client who tripped and fell inside of a dark inventory trailer. He injured his knee in the accident. Thankfully no surgery was required and he was able to return to work on a limited basis.
- Bernard settled a case from Madison County for a nice fellow who worked for a drywall and sheetrock company. Our client injured his shoulder and low back when part of the wall fell on top of him. After multiple surgeries, the client made a pretty good recovery. We recovered a very nice sum of money for the client. He was quite pleased with the result.
- Bernard recently settled a Walker a County claim that involved injuries to our client’s leg, back and foot. He was performing an emergency shutdown at a power plant when a valve flew off and hit him into the air. Thankfully he made a nice recovery. The settlement will take care of his medical care for life and pay him a nice sum of money.
- David settled a Jefferson County workers’ compensation claim for an employee who works for a national freight company. Our client injured his shoulder at work, requiring surgery. He recovered and has returned to his job.
- David concluded the second part of a workers’ compensation case. Last year, the case settled for $170,000 with future medical benefits remaining open. Over the summer, the parties reached a second settlement to close the future medical benefits for $176,400. Our client received a total settlement of $346,400 for this on the job accident.
- David filed a lawsuit in Limestone County on behalf of a Tennessee client injured in a work-place accident. Our client was crushed by a pipe weighing approximately 10,000 pounds. Our client suffered injuries to his shoulder, back and leg, resulting in four surgeries on his leg.
- David settled a hand injury case for an electrician injured while pulling wire. Injury resulted in two surgeries. Fortunately, our client has been able to resume his work as an electrician.
CASES THE FIRM IS INVESTIGATING
CAR/TRUCK ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR WHILE WORKING – Many of our clients are injured in auto/truck accidents occurring while they are working. We can assist injured workers who are injured as a result of these type accidents. In addition to the workers’ compensation claim, compensation may be available due to a 3rd party causing the accident. We represent injured workers in their claims against other drivers who have caused these type accidents.
ASHLEYMADISON.COM DATA BREACH – By now you have probably seen the headlines: About 37 MILLION men and women’s (mostly men) Ashley Madison profiles were hacked in a cyber attack. Information such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses and other very personal information was released. If you or somebody you know was affected by the Ashley Madison data release, contact us immediately for a free case consultation.
WHISTLEBLOWER / QUI TAM – Whistleblower claims of government fraud ranging from Medicare/Medicaid to military contracts, and any other type of fraud involving a government contract. Under the False Claims Act (FCA) the whistleblower is entitled to a percentage of the recovery. The law provides citizen-plaintiffs, called “relators,” with powerful incentives – sometimes up to 30 percent of the amount recovered – to report instances of fraud against the federal government. The relator must have first-hand knowledge of the fraudulent activity.
Common schemes involve double-billing for the same service, inaccurately coding services, and billing for services not performed. Studies show that as much as 10 percent of Medicare/Medicaid charges are fraudulent. Additionally, the Commission on Wartime Contracting has warned that the lack of oversight of government contractors has led to massive fraud and waste.
XARELTO – Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over the blood thinner Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. Xarelto has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death.
The Xarelto lawsuits come on the heels of the recent $650 million Pradaxa settlement. Researchers linked Pradaxa, also a blood thinning medication, to more than 500 deaths. Xarelto blood thinner litigation has been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in the Eastern District of Louisiana, who presided over suits against Merck & Co. related to its medication Vioxx. The Vioxx litigation resulted in a $4.85 billion settlement in 2007.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY – If you think you or a loved one qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, please consider contacting us. We can guide you through the arduous process.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
You want someone you can trust, someone with experience and mannerisms that have matured into success. I am very thankful to have had your representation Bernard. Thanks, sincerely.
— Patrick D., Trussville, Alabama
I had gone through three surgeries on my left rotator cuff and the workers comp company wanted to make a settlement offer and when they gave me an offer amount I thought it was a bit low for what I had been through. I contacted Mr. David Nomberg to represent me in my settlement portion of the case. He was well informed on all the aspects of the ins and outs of the settlement stage of the workers comp process. He negotiated a settlement to my satisfaction. I was really satisfied with the outcome and would highly recommend him for those who need a lawyer for such the same situation.
— Stephen K., Remlap, Alabama