2018 Money Metals Exchange & Sound Money Defense League Scholarship Winners Announced

Money Metals Exchange has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era.

Our scholarship gives students the opportunity to display their understanding of economics while lessening the burden of the significantly inflated costs associated with attending college.”

— Jp Cortez

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the third straight year, Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era. These groups have set aside 100 ounces of physical gold to reward outstanding students who display a thorough understanding of the economics, monetary policy, and sound money.

The Money Metals Exchange & Sound Money Defense League 2018 gold-backed scholarship was a success and the winners are as follows:

Undergraduate Winners:

First place: Nikhil Sridhar, Duke University

Second place: Nathan Barlow, Columbia University

Graduate Winners:

First place: Joakim Book, University of Oxford

Second place: Christopher Calton, University of Florida

Upon the selection of the four winners, the People’s Choice Award portion of the contest begins. The People’s Choice Award goes to the student whose essay attracts the most page views and most interest on social media (shares, likes, retweets, etc. on Facebook and Twitter).

We would like to thank our blue ribbon panel of judges:

Dr. Walter Block, Loyola University New Orleans

Dr. William Luther, Sound Money Project

Cliff Maloney, Young Americans For Liberty

Dr. Jonathan Newman, Bryan College

Finally, we would like to thank all of the applicants. Over the last three years we have had hundreds of applicants representing almost 200 different high schools, colleges, institutes, and universities, more than 40 states, 5 countries, and 3 continents. Students everywhere are waking up to the ongoing devaluation of the Federal Reserve Note — commonly referred to as the “dollar” – that jeopardizes their saving power, and furthermore, their future.

Jp Cortez, Policy Director of the Sound Money Defense League, said “Our scholarship gives students the opportunity to display their understanding of economics while lessening the burden of the significantly inflated costs associated with attending college.” Cortez continued, “We’re excited to unveil next year’s group of blue ribbon judges. We’ve had excellent turnout the last three years and we expect that trend to continue.”

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2019. For more information, visit moneymetals.com/scholarship or email scholarship@moneymetals.com.

Jp Cortez
Sound Money Defense League
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Hidden Illiteracy Barring the Door to Success and Prosperity Leaving Millions Behind to Suffer

Literacy:  A Vital Necessity in Today’s World event panelists, Mr. Ken Morris, Ms. Barbie Rivera, Mr. Frank Smith, Mr. John Stanard

Literacy: A Vital Necessity in Today’s World event panelists, Mr. Ken Morris, Ms. Barbie Rivera, Mr. Frank Smith, Mr. John Stanard

Mr. Ken Morris, signing Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Mr. Ken Morris, signing Frederick Douglass’ autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Ms. Barbie Rivera, founder & director H.E.L.P. Miami school sharing her successes with L. Ron Hubbard’s study technology

Ms. Barbie Rivera, founder & director H.E.L.P. Miami school sharing her successes with L. Ron Hubbard’s study technology

An event on the necessity of literacy was held with the occasion of Frederick Douglass Bicentennial year at the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office

The most dangerous and destructive of all illiteracies is hidden illiteracy.”

— John Stanard

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In honor of the Bicentennial Celebration of the life of Frederick Douglass, the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office hosted a panel of national and local leaders bringing to light the vital importance of literacy in the present day and providing solutions to achieving the goal of a literate nation. Frederick Douglass, a man who changed his nation and became a global icon, was born a slave but broke through the bonds of captivity because he realized that literacy would make him unfit to be a slave. This datum and the further pursuit of literacy led him to become one of the most well known American abolitionists, respected statesman, and renowned writer and orator.

Keynote speaker, Mr. Ken Morris, Jr., great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and Chairman of the Congressional Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission, shared stories from Douglass’ autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave written in 1845. Douglass’ master Mr. Aud, upon learning that Mrs. Aud was teaching the young Douglass to spell, said, “Now, if you teach him how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.” These words sank deep into Douglass and laid the pathway to his freedom. This same idea has been found to be just as relevant today in preventing children and adults from falling prey to the modern slave trade. It has been found that educated individuals are far less likely to be trafficked. Mr. Morris founded the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, inspired by his progenitor, to continue the abolitionist legacy of his family and educate youth throughout the country to proof them against modern day slavery.

A study conducted by the Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy found that, as of 2013, 32 million Americans cannot read. Millions more are considered functionally illiterate. In the 2015 to 2016 school year 6.7 million students received special education services due to having been labeled with learning disabilities and many of them have been prescribed dangerous psychotropic medications as a solution.

The second panelist, Dr. Frank Smith, Founder and Director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum spoke about the role and importance of museums in education today. Access to museums has been found to correlate with increased academic achievement. Noticing that access was not uniform and many children never had the opportunity, Dr. Smith has been striving to bring this access to all sectors of Washington, DC.

Panelist Ms. Barbie Rivera, educator and advocate and Founder and Director of the H.E.L.P. Miami school and tutoring center addressed illiteracy directly sharing the highly effective study methodology developed by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and her successes in its implementation with her students and their parents. She detailed how, with this study methodology, she has been able to take the students who come to her because they have been turned away by other schools, labeled as failures and told they were unable to learn and help them thrive, regain confidence in their abilities and graduate them into successful men and women who can make full contributions to society.

The event moderator, John Stanard, National Director of Social Betterment Programs and Policy for the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office, shared that "The most dangerous and destructive of all illiteracies is hidden illiteracy. This hidden illiteracy shows up in many ways in society as ‘low production’ or ‘inadequate quality of work’ or even ‘discipline of children in schools’. These symptoms may in fact be based in simple illiteracy problems which are easily addressed. With more than one billion of the world's population functionally illiterate, an effective educational methodology is not a choice, it is an obligation.”

At the end of the evening Mr. Morris signed copies of his great-great-great grandfather’s book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave for attendees. The donations will go towards placing copies of the book in schools to continue to uplift and inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office was established to address and promote collaboration on solutions and forward public policy that benefits social issues through Church-supported secular humanitarian and social betterment programs that address literacy, drug education and rehabilitation, criminal rehabilitation, human rights education and morality.

To learn more about Scientology and its programs visit www.scientology.tv. and www.scientology.org.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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In today’s economy, it is very easy to get into financial trouble. You can have a business venture fail or a divorce that causes bills to pile up.”

— Michael A. Cibik

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

In today’s economy, it is very easy to get into financial trouble. You can have a business venture fail or a divorce that causes bills to pile up. There many forms of bankruptcy which are called chapters. In this blog, we will focus on Chapter 7 by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is when you are unable to pay your debts. Your assets are liquidated, and the proceeds go to the creditors to settle the debts. This should be seen as a last resort and is primarily used for business owners. You may feel that you are alone and that it is shameful to have to declare Chapter 7. You shouldn’t feel this way. There are plenty of famous people out there who have filed such as Walt Disney, Henry Ford, and Donald Trump. There are plenty of businesses that have filed as well, such as Toys ‘R’ Us, Blockbuster, and Macy’s.

To declare Chapter 7, you must be sure that you are not eligible for Chapter 13, where you can pay back some of the money owed to creditors. The whole point of Chapter 7 is to give the debtor a new start. You must meet certain criteria to file for Chapter 7:

Your income must be equal to or below the median income in your state.
If your income is above, you will have to take a “means test,” which is a calculation used to prevent those who have high incomes from filing Chapter 7 instead of Chapter 13. It is a way to determine your monthly disposable income over six months prior to filing. If you don’t pass the means test, you’ll have to file Chapter 13, where you will be required to make payments to creditors over a five-year period.
You must attend credit counseling prior to filing. If you failed to attend, then you cannot file.

How Chapter 7 Works

According to uscourts.gov, you must file bankruptcy in an area where you live or where your business is located. You must file with the court:

Schedule of Assets and Liabilities
Statement of Financial Affairs
Schedule of Income and Expenditures
Schedule of Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
You must also provide tax returns or transcripts of tax returns before and during the bankruptcy process. There is a cost to file. The amount depends on how you are filing – a business owner, a single person or as a couple. This cost is usually more for a business owner since the case is more complicated.

Once you have filed, you will be appointed a trustee. This person will also determine if Chapter 7 is applicable to your case. The trustee can revoke the Chapter 7 based on fraud or an error in the paperwork. It is important to note that not all debts will be cleared. Debts not discharged include:

Child Support
Student Loans
Certain Taxes
Debts for Death & Personal lnjury (e.g. DUI)
Post-petition HOA fees
Debts for crime restitution orders
You can reaffirm a debt, meaning you can make a payment arrangement with a creditor.

The Negatives of Chapter 7

Although the main idea in filing Chapter 7 is to help the debtor financially start over again, there are negatives to filing.

Not for business owners who want to remain in business. When you declare bankruptcy, the business will be closed.
It won’t allow you to make past due payments like Chapter 13.
Your property could be subject to liens and mortgages that could go to the creditors.
You must reaffirm a debt before filing bankruptcy for it be not included in the bankruptcy.
Remains on your credit report for 10 years.
Loss of all credit cards.
Can’t file Chapter 7 bankruptcy for another six years.
It won’t get rid of student loans.
The court can convert the Chapter 7 to a Chapter 13.

Positives to Filing Chapter 7

It may sound odd, but there are some positives to filing.

Bankruptcy process takes 3 – 6 months.
Most states have exemptions that allow you to keep some things. In Pennsylvania, the exemptions include:
Equity in Your home (if you own it)
Personal Property (i.e. clothing)
Insurance or Annuity Payments
Public Benefits
Business Partnership Property
You will be able to keep your wages and property purchased after filing for bankruptcy.
You can get credit cards 1 – 3 years of filing. There are credit cards that strictly for people who have filed bankruptcy.
You can always file for Chapter 13 after filing for a Chapter 7.
Gives you some financial relief.
Bankruptcy prevents lenders from aggressive collection actions.
The number and amount of debts that a bankruptcy can relieve you of are numerous.
There is no specified amount in order to file for relief.

Cibik & Cataldo Can Help with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

You don’t have to face creditors alone. At Cibik & Cataldo, we have over 35 years of experience in bankruptcy law serving Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are ABC certified and know the bankruptcy laws that affect consumers and businesses. We also know all the exemptions that can help protect more of your assets and help you pass the “means test.”

We offer a free consultation to help you understand the financial position you are in and if Chapter 7 is right for you. If you do need to file for Chapter 7, we will help you with each step of the process so you will know what to expect. We will make sure all of the paperwork is accounted for and filed properly. Our primary goal to make sure your case goes smoothly. We’ll also provide guidance on life after a bankruptcy.

Contact Us Today
At Cibik & Cataldo, we are the Philadelphia bankruptcy lawyers – it’s all we do. We are here to help you navigate through the Chapter 7 process. There is life after bankruptcy. Schedule your free consultation by calling us at 215-735-1060 or emailing us. We can set up a meeting that works with your work schedule. We also offer 24/7 support!

About Cibik & Cataldo:

For the last 35 years, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania debt-relief law firm Cibik & Cataldo, P.C., has provided cost-efficient, superior, and value-oriented legal services to thousands of clients in Philadelphia County and the surrounding areas of Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County and Bucks County.

Cibik & Cataldo, P.C., is fully-staffed and concentrates solely on consumer and business bankruptcy matters. The firm does not represent banks, finance companies or insurance companies: only individuals, small business owners, and their claims.

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IP’s “PR problem” will be Discussed by Leading Figures at Public Event in New York

What to do about intellectual property’s negative image is the focus of the IP Awareness Summit, a gathering of concerned owners, educators and creators, Nov 29

Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation.”

— USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading intellectual property owners, creators, educators organizations and managers will consider the best ways to improve literacy about the role and impact of IP rights at the second annual IP Awareness Summit in New York on November 29.

IPAS will examine how increases in information access and speed have affected how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets are seen and why they often fail to be accepted as “legitimate” property. The Summit also will address improving IP literacy through education and the media. Registration is open to the public.

IP Thought-Leaders

Featured speakers include United Stated Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Director Andrei Iancu, leading inventors, educators and the media.

Director Iancu said in fireside chat before more than 600 members of the Licensing Executives Society in Boston on October 15 that IP faces a public relations problem and the once heralded American inventor is no longer seen as a hero. He amplified those remarks at a speech later that week before the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association:

“Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation. That by their highlighting, relentlessly, the dangers in the patent system, they actually encourage innovation…

“What an odd message to deliver in the 21st century. What an odd message to deliver in America in particular, a country of risk-takers, entrepreneurs and inventors. An odd message indeed, especially given the incredible success of the American patent system over time.”

Others who will address be addressing IP literacy issues at IPAS 2018 include Manny Schecter, Chief Patent Counsel at IBM and President of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, and Jay walker, entrepreneur, Priceline.com founder, TEDMED curator and one of the most prolific U.S. inventors. There will be panels, other speakers and breakouts with audience participation.

Among those already registered for IPAS 2018 are IP owners, executives, educators, creators, service providers, investors, lawyers, IP organizations and the media. The remaining tickets will go fast.

To see all of the presenters and the program, go here.

To register, use this link.

About the Center for IP Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s lives. CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates activities that seek to make IP more intelligible, enhance value and deter theft. The Center also tracks attitudes toward IP rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and through outreach, provides an education framework for understanding how IP promotes competition and creates jobs. To learn more, please visit www.understandingip.org.

Bruce Berman
Center for IP Understanding
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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation from a Work Back Injury?

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Every year, many Americans are hurt on the job and may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

If you injure your back at work, you should get the compensation you deserve.”

— Kenneth Saffren, Esq.

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

At Saffren and Weinberg, Marc Alan Weinberg, Attorney and Kenneth Scott Saffren, Attorney are partners. The firm’s tagline is “The People’s Voice In Court.” They make themselves available via phone at (215) 576-0100 or by email on the Saffren and Weinberg website. Saffren and Weinberg provides a no-charge, complimentary case review and answers questions for prospective clients.

Back Injuries On-the-Job

Every year, many Americans are hurt on the job and may be entitled to workers’ compensation for being injured at work. Many work-related injuries are back injuries, which can be severely disabling, resulting in long-term pain and treatment, as well as reduced future earnings due to limited employment options.

If you believe you have a back injury that you sustained from being hurt at work or are on the course for developing a back condition or injury due to your activities in the workplace, it is important to understand what benefits you may be entitled to.

A back injury can be severely debilitating, and the way it manifests itself can vary significantly. Many Americans in a wide range of professions are at risk of being hurt at work from a back injury. You can maximize your chances of receiving workers’ compensation back injury benefits by speaking with a workers’ compensation attorney to plan your claim.

What Workers’ Compensation Back Injury Benefits Are There?

Even though you have a back injury, you may be able to get at least some monetary compensation to help with your medical costs and lost future earnings. This is called workers’ compensation.

Back injuries are part of a broad category of work-related injuries that are commonly referred to as “WMSD” injuries. “WMSD” injuries refer to those work-related injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as injuries to the neck, wrist, shoulder, and back.

Back injuries are among the most common ways people are hurt at work. In fact, it is reported that in 2014 over 200,000 people in the United States received back injuries and back injuries account for 25% of all workers’ compensation payments.

The way your back may be hurt is extremely varied, as the back is a very complicated body part. For example, you may strain your lower back while lifting boxes as a warehouse worker. You may pinch a nerve in your spinal cord or herniate a disk from improper posture even while sitting.

There is a wide variety of back injuries and the activities that cause them. Nearly every occupation has some risk of back injury, and therefore it is important to be aware of the risks and remedies of being hurt on the job.

The kind of back injury you receive and how you receive it may still have a significant impact on whether you are qualified for workers’ compensation for it. For example, if your back pain is temporary and goes away after several weeks, it is uncertain that you will be able to claim workers’ compensation for it—even though you were hurt on the job.

Furthermore, if you have a pre-existing condition or the injury was caused by an activity outside of work, the chances of workers’ compensation decrease further.

However, if the back injury was received while at work and is severe and long-lasting, it is very likely you will be entitled to workers’ compensation claims for being hurt on the job. It is important to speak with a workers’ compensation attorney to explore your options and claim your workers’ compensation benefits.

What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a federally-determined but state-run program that allows people who have been hurt on the job to receive monetary benefits for treatment and costs, as well as compensation for lost future earnings.

Whether you have a back injury or have been hurt on the job from some other activity, it is important to understand how the workers’ compensation system works as well as consider speaking with a workers’ compensation attorney to see what benefits you may be entitled to from workers’ compensation.

Pennsylvania runs its own state-insurance program, the CRB, under its own guidelines and mandates. The agency oversees workers’ compensation regulations, whether for insurance rates, administering claims, or determining eligibility.

If you receive a back injury from being hurt on the job, you will likely be filing a claim with a private insurance carrier in Pennsylvania. The state’s workers’ compensation fund is only tapped when the insurance is not sufficient, or an employer does not have insurance.

Furthermore, it is very possible that a back injury may leave you totally injured or disabled. Workers’ compensation can provide you significant benefits for being hurt at work and even more if you have been totally disabled from it.

Is Pennsylvania Friendly to Pre-Existing Conditions or Workers’ Compensation?

In 2015, back injuries accounted for over 12.5%, or over 20,000, of workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.

Whatever the specifics of your back injury, there are many options available to you in Pennsylvania to receive workers’ compensation for your injuries from being hurt on the job.

Pennsylvania is not the most generous state in the country for those hurt on the job, but it still ranks among the above-average states for workers compensation payments and benefits.

In 2016, Pennsylvania ranked 17th out of 50 states. However, this was lower than its 12th place ranking in 2012. Pennsylvania pays 8% more than the national average for workers compensation.

Pennsylvania keeps a healthy workers’ compensation program for those who are hurt at work. If you believe you may qualify for workers’ compensation, a work injury lawyer can help you navigate the process of successfully filing your claim.

I believe my back may have been hurt at work, how do I get workers’ compensation?

The general process of filing your claim for workers’ compensation benefits in Pennsylvania is by informing your employer and attempting to get their insurance carrier to process and pay out your claim.

However often times the insurance carrier will challenge your claim, whereupon you can appeal to the state government and get a hearing before a state-appointed workers’ compensation judge.

If you have a back injury, the medical details of you being hurt at work will be particularly important. The back injury may have developed over time, and you may have multiple symptoms, such as spinal cord damage, muscle damage, or fractured discs. It is important to properly analyze and present the information in order to raise the chances of a successful claim.

Many workers will find they want the services of a work injury lawyer to help them navigate what can be quite complex legal maneuvers, where even a minor slip can result in severe consequences.

A workers’ compensation attorney can also help you present your case in the best possible light, significantly raising the chances of your claim being successful.

I’m ready to file a claim. What’s next?

If you believe you have been hurt on the job with a back injury, and are considering filing a claim for workers’ compensation, it is worth contacting a workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your case and see what options are available to you.

At Saffren & Weinberg, we have an experienced team of attorneys ready to win your case. Call us at (215) 576-0100 so that we can see how we can help you.

Kenneth Scott Saffren / About the author
Ken Saffren, Esq, is a partner of Saffren & Weinberg located in Jenkintown, PA, practicing in workers’ compensation, social security, and personal injury litigation. He is a member of both the United States District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as PHN Epsilon Roe.

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What is SIRVA and How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

What exactly is SIRVA?

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What is SIRVA? How Does it Apply to Workers’ Compensation?

Vaccines are utilized as a mechanism to help protect people from various diseases and illnesses that have proven resistant to conventional treatment. The way a vaccine works is that a weaker version of the disease is injected into the body. After the immune response builds up a defense to the weaker version, it will be able to withstand the infection.

However, there may be some risks to taking a vaccine. One such change is the development of SIRVA. This is an acronym for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.”

What is SIRVA?

SIRVA can occur when a vaccine is improperly injected. For example, if the vaccine is injected too high on the shoulder or if it goes in too deep, it can lead to several types of injuries. SIRVA is also likely to happen when a vaccine is injected correctly, although this is rare.

Likely fallout from a SIRVA can include intense prolonged pain, limited motion range, and some shoulder injuries like Frozen Shoulder Syndrome and Adhesive Capsulitis.

One of the causes of SIRVA is an injury to the musculoskeletal shoulder structure. This includes body components like tendons, bursa, and ligaments. Another cause of SIRVA is when the body’s immune system reacts negatively to the components of the vaccine.

One suggested reasoning for the rise in SIRVA is the way vaccines are administered. When people take vaccines, they are likely to expose their shoulders by pulling down their shirt collars, exposing the top part of the joint.

Side effects of the seasonal flu vaccine are the most common cause of SIRVA. This is because it is given to millions of people annually, and is provided in the arm’s deltoid muscle (on the shoulder). You should, however, note that although there is always a risk of SIRVA, it is quite rare.

SIRVA Shoulder Injury

How do you know that you have SIRVA? The most common symptom of SIRVA is severe shoulder problems and pain. This usually appears within 0 to 48 hours of the injection. SIRVA can also lead to loss of motion in the arms. However, these are not the only symptoms of SIRVA. Others include:

Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder bursitis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Tendonitis
Brachial Neuritis
Impingement Syndrome
Adhesive Capsulitis
Shoulder Dysfunction

Treatment for SIRVA

In a lot of instances, you can just treat SIRVA symptoms with pain medication like physical therapy and applying anti-inflammatory medications to improve your range of motions and reduce swelling. In some instances, you might need to take vaccine injections of cortisone injections.

However, sometimes people continue to experience pain after the above treatment. In severe cases, you might need to perform surgery to repair the damage done to the shoulder. If you require extensive treatment to deal with your SIRVA, it might be a significant drain on resources. Fortunately, you can get compensation for your SIRVA expenses.

Who Pays SIRVA Compensation?

In a lot of instances, the United States government administers vaccines to citizens. So, it is only befitting that if injuries like SIRVA arise from these vaccines, the US government should foot the bill.

The US Government does this through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This program began in 1988 after Congress passed the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. It was established to ensure a stable supply of vaccines and to stabilize its cost. It also serves as a no-fault compensation alternative to civil litigation in cases of vaccine-related injuries.

It was initially meant for complaints about people who suffered injuries due to compulsory childhood vaccinations. Currently, there are no age restrictions for those who want to file a vaccine injury claim for compensation. Claims can be submitted for adults, children, and adolescent.

It should be noted that the statute of limitations applies to filing claims before the VICP. You have to bring your SIRVA claim within three years from the start of the symptoms. If the vaccine injury results in death, a claim has to be filed within two years of the symptoms.

The payment for successful claims are made from a Trust Fund set up in 1988. An excise tax on vaccines finances the fund. About half of the claims related to vaccine injuries were paid in the last year. From the inception of the fund, about $3.2 billion has been paid out in claims.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the people compensated represent one in a million vaccinations. This reiterates how rare it is to get SIRVA. However, if you happen to be one of the rare SIRVA cases, you should consult with a lawyer and file a claim.

Is SIRVA Related to Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation applies to injuries that take place in the course of work. This means that if you sustain injuries outside the office, you would not be eligible for workers’ compensation.

The only time you will be able to file a workers’ compensation claim under SIRVA is if the vaccination was done or recommended by your employer. If this happens, it means that you sustained the injury in the course of work.

However, this is not usually common, and it would be best if you took your claim to the VICP. If your employer, who mandates a vaccination that leads to SIRVA, refuses you workers’ compensation, it would be best if you consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer.

Meet with an Experienced New Jersey a Workers’ Comp Attorney Today

If you suffered a SIRVA shoulder injury or another vaccine injury while at work, The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are ready to help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Call today at 856-327-8899 or fill out a quick contact form so a member of our law firm can follow up with you.

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Phares Urges Middle Eastern Americans to Run for Office in 2020

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Walid Phares answers questions at AMCD Forum

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Walid Phares, senior advisor to the American Mideast Coalition for Democracy is urging Americans with strong ties to persecuted communities overseas to run for Congress in 2020. AMCD seeks to provide support for Yazidis, Assyrians, Syriacs, Chaldeans, Darfuris, Copts, Bahais, Ahmadis and Sufis who have come to America fleeing persecution in their homelands.

Phares, who helped launch a large coalition of moderate Middle East and Arab Muslim NGOs during his tenure as a foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign in 2016, said, “We also strongly encourage Americans from Egyptian, Iranian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi and Turkish descent, and who support democracy and human rights, to consider running in the next congressional elections in 2020 and 2022, in order to better represent these communities on the Hill.”

“Both Republicans and Democrats should reach out to these overlooked communities,” continued Dr. Phares. “Men and women who have actually experienced ethnic or religious persecution are among the most grateful new citizens. These people know what it is like to live in unfree societies and will be zealous in their guardianship of liberty.”

“Sometimes Americans take their freedom for granted,” added AMCD co-Chair Tom Harb, “and they don’t realize how fragile that freedom really is. We are hopeful that fielding candidates who know first-hand what it is like to live without basic freedoms will benefit all Americans because these people know how precious freedom really is and how easily it can be lost.”

AMCD calls its members to consider running for Congress and all other elected offices. The organization will provide support for them in the next election cycle.

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The film provides a first-ever interview with Thomas Insel, MD, former head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The film provides a first-ever interview with Thomas Insel, MD, former head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Recent statistics reveal that 7.2 million 0-17 year olds—including more than 622,000 aged 0-5—are taking mind-bending psychiatric drugs in the U.S.

Recent statistics reveal that 7.2 million 0-17 year olds—including more than 622,000 aged 0-5—are taking mind-bending psychiatric drugs in the U.S.

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CCHR works for patient protections and encourages the public to take action against mental health abuse.

With recent statistics revealing 7.2 million US children are taking mind-bending psychiatric drugs, the documentary is a vital watch and warning for parents.

It is so encouraging that Letters from Generation Rx will be exposed to tens of millions of people through the Documentary Showcase and online beginning this Friday.”

— Kevin P. Miller, award-winning documentary writer and director

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With recent IQVia (formerly IMS Health) statistics revealing 7.2 million 0-17 year olds—including more than 622,000 aged 0-5—are taking mind-bending psychiatric drugs in the U.S., the documentary, Letters from Generation Rx by filmmaker Kevin P. Miller, an award-winning documentary writer and director, is a vital watch and warning, especially to parents. [1] The film premieres Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on the Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE. The weekly series provides a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues and will also air at 11am on Saturday, November 10th and 2pm on Sunday, November 12th.

Increased psychiatric labeling and drugging of children is now irrefutably linked to the increases in senseless acts of mass violence and suicide impacting our culture. Ten years ago, Miller first created Generation Rx to help expose this and how millions of American children are prescribed debilitating psychiatric drugs at the earliest stages of their growth and development. In response to the documentary, thousands of people wrote heart-wrenching stories to Miller, sharing their experiences on psychiatric drugs. He combined these gripping tales with the latest mental health industry research and interviews with experts to produce the award-winning Letters from Generation Rx, narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.

DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE debuts films weekly from award-winning Independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society. Says Miller, “I've spent a lifetime writing and producing films about the most enduring social challenges of our time: poverty, homelessness, racism and more. When I first discovered the illegitimate use of psychotropic drugs among children and teens in 1992, I assumed that others would consider it a human rights issue — just as I did. But sadly, over the past 25 years, that has not been the case. Politicians, the media, and certainly medical doctors have ignored the falsified science used to make many of these drugs legal; they have ignored the abuse of millions of children who have been prescribed these drugs, and most disturbing—they have watched tens of thousands of people die on these drugs without revealing the dark and dangerous side effects often associated with their use.

“I never intended to work in this genre for so long, so it is so encouraging that Letters from Generation Rx will be exposed to tens of millions of people through the Documentary Showcase and online beginning this Friday. I hope you'll join arms with me and help reverse the cavalier use of these very dangerous drugs – once and for all.”

The film provides a first-ever interview with Thomas Insel, MD, former head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA continues to approve psychotropic drugs despite side effects that include weight gain, diabetes, insomnia, mania, psychosis, hallucinations, depersonalization, suicidal ideation, homicide/homicidal ideation heart attack, stroke and sudden death.

Miller’s films have won him numerous international Film and Television awards. Though he has carved a unique path as a documentarian through films that deal with medical freedom of choice, he also values his work on behalf of the poor, military veterans, Native Americans, and children. His previous projects include working with some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, including James Earl Jones, Dame Judi Dench, David Suchet and Tilda Swinton.

Supporting the documentary premiere is the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, a 50 year mental health industry watchdog group which has an online Psychiatric Drug Side Effects database that allows people to research the potential side effects of common psychiatric drugs. The group says Letters from Generation Rx is vital to counter an industry that makes $35 billion a year from the sales of these drugs in the U.S. that harm millions.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit https://www.cchrflorida.org/

[1] Number of Children & Adolescents Taking Psychiatric Drugs in the U.S., https://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-drugs/children-on-psychiatric-drugs/

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MMA Fighter Tito Ortiz Calls Pete Davidson a ‘Piece of Sh*t Weakling’ After SNL Comedian Mocks Dan Crenshaw

“Real Americans respect and support our armed forces. I will not allow their sacrifices to be mocked.” – Tito Ortiz

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tito Ortiz, former light heavyweight MMA champion and a conservative celebrity, recently retaliated against comedian Pete Davidson’s remarks on SNL. On Saturday’s episode of the sketch series, Davidson gave his “first impressions” on both Republican and Democrat candidates before the Tuesday Midterm elections.

He laughed as a photo of former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, who wears an eye-patch after being injured by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, appeared on the screen. “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson remarked, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever…”

Ortiz wasted no time in letting his opinions be heard. On Sunday night, Ortiz posted a rant against Davidson, calling him a “piece of shit weakling” and a “little bitch boy” who “needs a good slap.”

The fighter, who’s scheduled to face off against Chuck Liddell for the 3rd time on November 24th, continued and said that “Real Americans respect and support our armed forces,” adding he will “Not allow their sacrifices to be mocked.” Ortiz is currently training with an unmatched ferocity for his upcoming fight, taking part in training sessions that include running, kickboxing, sparring, and wrestling. He only drinks water and Gatorade, and makes sure to avoid fried foods. He also follows a strict high-protein, low-carb, and low-sugar diet. Despite an illustrious career and numerous injuries, Ortiz claims that he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in, making his threats against Davidson all the more imposing.

Meanwhile, Dan Crenshaw made a response to the insensitive comments as well, saying he tries hard not to be offended by little things, and that he hopes that SNL “Recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”

Davidson’s SNL co-star, Kenan Thompson, appeared on “Today” and also said he felt the comic went too far. “It definitely seems it. My father’s a veteran, Vietnam, and I personally would never necessarily go there, but it’s tough when you’re fishing for jokes,” the star explained while promoting “The Grinch.”

Thompson believes the NBC show is currently "figuring out a way to right that wrong," and he knows it’s “being handled internally.”

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What is Light-Duty Work Restriction?

What exactly does light-duty work restriction entail? Read on.

I think many people aren't even aware light-duty work restrictions even exist. It's important to be informed!”

— Craig Altman, Esq.

VINELAND, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — +

Let’s explore this scenario: Say you had a workplace injury and your doctor provides you with a note listing your work restrictions. There’s a chance your employer might offer light-duty work.

But what does that mean? What is light-duty?

Light or Modified Duty work means that your employer will place you in a less physically demanding job until you are healed. Alternatively, your employer offers you the option of your current position with reasonable accommodations to fit within the restrictions set forth by your doctor.

However, some employers push their employees beyond the restrictions set forth by the doctor. It is crucial to inform your doctor and make an incident report with your employer. You want to do everything you can to protect yourself. One pitfall that a lot of injured workers get trapped in is pushing themselves to get back to regular duty too fast and sustaining further injury. If you feel as though the company doctor is only looking out for the company’s best interest, ask to be seen by another doctor on a list of suggestions. If there is no panel list, choose a doctor who specializes in the type of on-the-job injury you sustained. When and if you have questions, contact a workers’ comp injury lawyer for legal advice, like the Law Offices of Craig Altman, who will happily answer any questions you may have.

Light Duties Defined

When used regarding workers’ compensation law, the term ‘light duty’ has many meanings. The most common definition of light-duty refers to work that is physically or mentally less demanding than regular job duties on a temporary or permanent basis.

Sometimes organizations refer to the term ‘light duty’ when an employee is exempt from performing job functions that they are unable to perform because of a disability. ‘Light-duty’ may also consist of particular positions that are less physically straining or mentally demanding, that were positions created explicitly to provide alternative work for injured employees who, often have a physical or mental disability, or are unable to perform some or all routine duties.

The term ‘light duties’ is most often associated with the workers’ compensation law, and thus the first definition is the most frequent use of the term light duties.

Light Duty Examples

Light duty, as defined above, is a modified version of your old job or a completely different role, all based on the idea that it is physically or mentally less demanding than your regular job duties based on your disability or your work injury. The light-duty jobs may consist of doing less physical labor, working slower, or working shorter hours, etc. Here are a few examples of light-duty work:

Taking inventories
Performing office tasks
Working a desk job
Supervising and reporting on job sites
Monitoring surveillance cameras
Performing machinery/equipment maintenance

Things To Remember When Taking Light Or Modified Duty Into Consideration

Your light duty work can affect your workers’ compensation benefits that you are receiving. A few different scenarios that can occur will change the amount and the benefits that you receive.

If you were to take light duty work and:

You earn the same amount of money or more than what you made before your injury, your payments for lost wages will not continue
You earn less money than you did before work-related injuries occurred, you will receive lost wage payments in the form of partial disability benefits
Furthermore, you do not have to accept light duty work that exceeds the medical restrictions set by your doctor. If you so choose not to take a light-duty job that accommodates your medical leave restrictions, the employer can request a workers’ compensation judge to terminate or modify the benefits you receive. If your employer does not offer a light-duty job, you will continue to receive your workers’ compensation benefits.

Act Promptly When Offered Light Duty Work

When offered employment as light duty or modified duty, injured workers ought to act promptly. If an employee is expected to on a given date, refusing to do so could endanger the employee’s workers compensation benefits and workers comp case. Those receiving workers’ compensation benefits are free to request an extension of the starting date or time, but if it is not granted, they had better have an excellent reason for failing to show at work. If it is granted and the employee still does not show up for work on time, the employer has the legal right to withdraw the offer, and the workers’ compensation benefits may be modified or terminated outright, or if you are concerned about the outcome of accepting light-duty work or have any questions on modified duty and its implications.

Contacting a reputable New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney, like the Law Offices of Craig Altman will allow you to get the help and answers you need. Contact our law firm today at (856) 327-8899 for more information.

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