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Why You Should Hire SSDI Attorneys

SSDI attorneys are the best people to represent your case if your application for SSDI is denied. The rules regarding SSDI benefits are complex, and most applicants are initially denied. It is important that you consult with an attorney to ensure that you are treated fairly. A lawyer will be able to explain the rules to you in plain language and help you describe your disability in the best way possible. If you've been denied benefits for some time, it's important to hire an attorney to represent you in a hearing.

The Basics

The process of SSDI claims is based on medical documentation. Gather all the documents relating to your disability, such as physician statements, copies of medical tests, and records of health providers. The attorney will need these documents to make a strong case for you. This can delay your benefits and leave you homeless. A disability attorney will be able to collect these documents on your behalf. However, be aware that it is your job to gather these documents.

The information you gather will be crucial to your claim for SSDI. The most important types of information are medical records and your work history. The claimant may have trouble obtaining this information from their doctors, so an SSDI attorney will do the work for you. A good disability advocate will ensure that all necessary documentation is filed on time. In addition, an attorney will be able to help you navigate the appeals process and help you receive your SSDI benefits.

The SSDI Application

If you do not want to pay a disability attorney out of pocket, a lawyer can also help you submit a strong SSDI application. The attorney will review your application for errors and fill it out properly. They can even attend meetings with Social Security officials on your behalf. A representative will deal directly with the Social Security Administration, while the attorney will be able to see your file. If your SSDI claim is denied, having a disability advocate can help you get the benefits you deserve.

Getting The Help You Need

An SSDI attorney can be an invaluable asset for SSDI applicants. A lawyer can help you with your paperwork, and file your claim on time. The SSDI application is based on the medical documentation, so it is essential to gather this documentation. The attorney will be able to provide you with this information. This is a crucial step in ensuring your SSDI benefits are approved. So, find an SSDI attorney and have a disability advocate assist you.

Alabama SSDI attorneys can also help you get the benefits you deserve. A good SSDI attorney can help you get approved for the benefits you need and avoid the stress of an appeal. If you are denied for SSDI benefits, a SSDI attorney will be able to guide you through the appeals process and help you get the benefits you deserve. If your case is denied, you will not need to worry about losing your house and being homeless.

What Damages Could You Recover Through Truck Accident Claims?

Damages can be defined as being a legal term for what you are entitled to because of the negligence of someone else. If the injury is serious, you recover much more in damages. 

The big problem with truck accidents is that injuries are almost always serious. The compensation that is at stake is almost always a lot higher than in the regular car accidents. Right after truck accidents, you can receive compensation for several possible damages. Working with highly experienced Munley Law tractor trailer accident lawyers allows you to receive money for things like:

Medical Expenses

Medical damages can encompass all your current medical bills, like for emergency treatment, ambulance services, physical therapy, surgery, and so on. Also, you are entitled to receive damages for all the anticipated medical costs. This is determined based on injury extent and nature. 

Lost Wages

Such damages are made out of the benefits and the income that you are going to lose because you cannot work as you are injured. Calculating lost wages is not as difficult as you might think. 

Property Damages

This is the most obvious compensation you will receive after the truck accident. It is made out of the money you lost as decided by the damage that was incurred to your property. This actually includes things like your personal computer and your phone, if they were inside the vehicle when the crash happened. The repairs that are needed for the vehicle are obvious as damages you should be compensated for. 

Lost Earning Capacity

When your injuries are serious after the accident, which often happens if trucks are involved, the party at fault needs to make payments to cover whatever lost earning capacity you have to deal with. For instance, if you break your leg and it cannot properly recover, you might not be able to do your job anymore. If this is the case, you would receive financial compensation to cover the fact you will not be able to work anymore. 

Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

After the truck accident, expenses quickly stack up. The law understands this and will give you the right to get compensation for all out-of-pocket expenses. For instance, in order to receive medical treatment, you might have to pay for travel to and from your doctor. You might also need to hire a physical therapist and buy an adaptive device, like a wheelchair. In all of these cases, damages include these expenses. 

Loss Of Companionship

The legal term often used in this case is “loss of consortium”, when discussed in relation to the spouse. The legal term “loss of parental guidance” appears when discussed in relation to the victim’s children. Legally, these are all damages that will compensate your loved ones and you for losses associated with family relations. 

Disfigurement And Scarring

In trucking accidents, scars are quite common as an outcome. This is especially the case in the event that serious burns or lacerations appear after the collision. When you become disfigured as you are involved in the accident, compensation is given to you for the scarring’s economic costs and embarrassment that the injuries are going to cause in the future. 

Key Steps For Risk Assessment – Webinar By GlobalCompliancePanel

The webinar focuses on effective implementation of QRM through the understanding of the ICH Q9 process and principles of QRM. By reviewing the standard terminology of risk management and laying the foundation for a more practical approach to applying the QRM principles of ICH Q9 to any biopharmaceutical manufacturing process and equipment, it enables you to speak the same "language of risk" as those of the regulators and thereby significantly reduces your companies exposure to audit failures.

Risk management activities involve processes, methods, and tools for identifying, assessing and managing risks. These activities are conducted in a disciplined environment. It requires proactive decisions to continuously assess what could go wrong during the manufacturing of any product. This webinar addresses how to identify the critical risks and mitigate them. It provides a systemic prospective of QRM using the Swiss cheese model. Specifically, it focuses on key factors for a successful Risk Management process, the 7 key concepts in FDA's systems approach thinking to Risk Management, the required QRM documents and their contents and Risk Assessment methods and tools.

The webinar aims to equip and empower attendees with the knowledge of basic risk management terminology, the deployment of appropriate tools for risk assessment, FDA's audit care about for QRM , as well as how to apply risk management principles to various aspects of a quality system. Among the topics to be discussed are the key steps in the identification of risks, establishing a scoring criteria to analyze identified risks, use of the 5-p model for risk reduction, risk acceptance basics including factors that establish a risk acceptability criteria, elements of a Risk Control strategy and what and when to communicate with risk stakeholders. Since Risk Management is a dynamic process, topics will also include how to continuously monitor risks and integrate them into a continual improvement strategy, along with the management's role of ensuring the adherence to the strategy.

Why you should attend: ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 have been the bedrock of the regulatory agencies' regulations for pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st century. While adoption of these has been slow, some like Q9 and Q10 are increasingly coming into acceptance by the industry. Adoption of concepts such as Q8's QbD have been slow because it is still in its infancy and will require more time if it is to have the transformative effect first conceived by ICH. However, QRM (Q9) and Quality Systems (Q10) are increasingly coming into acceptance by the industry since their understanding is not as intricate and complex as QbD is. It is becoming increasingly evident that application of QRM (Q9) techniques would provide the refinement tools to formulate and validate the QbD (Q8) models of the processes. Hence a good understanding and application of QRM techniques and tools would be instrumental in the development of realistic QbD models that are more reflective of true process characterization and actual process behavior.

The approach to quality and risk management is dynamic in nature due to the evolution of science and technology. This dynamic nature imposes a challenging situation for companies since they are now required to keep themselves fully trained and informed of the changing regulations. Additionally, with the increasing formalization of QRM tools and techniques, regulatory agencies are requiring companies to establish Quality Risk Management Plans that are being used as starting points for their audits. The requirement for performing QRM coupled with QRM's dynamic nature increases companies' risk of audit failures. Citations arising from such audit failures are being addressed through a consistent documentable approach to risk management throughout the company irrespective of the business and manufacturing processes. This webinar addresses the "common language of risk" coupled with the documentation strategy required to maintain a defensible risk control strategy to meet compliance requirements.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST Price List:Live : $245.00Corporate live : $995.00Recorded : $295.00


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Chinmoy is a seasoned Life Sciences professional. His expertise includes the design, delivery and validation of industry compliant computerized and control systems for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing. His focus is on finding lean integrated manufacturing solutions to include Quality by Design (QbD) and Quality Risk Management (QRM).

He has more than 35 years of hands on industry experience in directing the implementation, validation and obtaining "fit for use" certification of large biopharmaceutical manufacturing automation and IT systems. These systems conform to regulatory requirements such as CFR 21 Part 11 and Annex 11. He has a very broad experience in facilitating QRM sessions for large US companies and has provided them with consultant oversight to establish their Quality Risk Management plans.

What Does a Pharmaceutical Lawyer Do?

If you have watched your television lately, you have undoubtedly seen one of the many advertisements broadcast to notify the public of the many lawsuits that have been filed across the nation due to the harmful or deadly side effects related to a prescription or over the counter medication. While some members of the viewing audience may consider the ads dubious ploys to drum up business and profits for a pharmaceutical lawyer, the very opposite of that is true. Yes, the attorney does stand to earn a paycheck for representing the victims of pharmaceutical side effects. But the job is, by far, more complex than broadcasting cattle calls for lawsuits.

If you are not a victim - or a loved one of a victim - who has been injured by one of the medications announced in the commercials, you may not fully understand the importance of the attorney's role in bringing justice and rightful compensation to those who have suffered permanent impairments or other harmful side effects related to the injurious pharmaceutical products.

The advertisements that you see, which are provided and paid for by the attorneys, act very much the same as public service announcements. And they let people know, if they have not already been advised, that they may be taking or using a pharmaceutical product that can produce dangerous side effects. Additionally, they let the consumers and patients who have used the medications know that they are not alone, and that the side effects that they have been experiencing are not merely manifestations of hypochondrias.

The issues related to some of the medications brought into question by the FDA have to do with transparency. By law, every medication released into the pharmaceutical market must be rigorously tested and re-tested in order to provide the prescribing physicians and their patients with the full range of potential side effects and/or potential dangers that may be associated with the use of the drug in question. In instances such as those related to GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia and Accutane, the legal arguments related to these lawsuits stem from transparency - or the deliberate lack thereof. Indications from the laboratory testing conducted on both of these medications provided a glimpse into the potential harmful and deadly side effects that they could produce. Nonetheless, the information was not released by the drug makers at the time the medications were released to consumers.

A pharmaceutical lawyer holds drug companies accountable for the damages that they have inflicted upon unsuspecting patients and consumers who have suffered unduly due to the use of their products. And, while the pecuniary remedies that they seek cannot undo the damages that have been done, their efforts can help ease the suffering of their clients.

Aspects to Consider For Clean Room Qualification And Operation – Webinar By Globalcompliancepanel

Overview: Controlled environmental conditions are often used when making medical devices and pharmaceuticals. However, to make sure these clean rooms are continuously operating in a state of control can be a difficult task unless the appropriate controls are incorporated into the design.

This talk will focus on the controls that need to be considered during the design and contruction and the methods to demonstrate these controls are effective.

Areas Covered in the Session:Clean Room Classification Design and OperationEngineering and Budget ConsiderationsAir Filtration and Maintaining Positive PressureInterlocks and Pass ThroughsControlling Human FactorsAcceptance CriteriaWho Will Benefit: This discussion will benefit any organization that wants to improve the control of their current clean room faclity or those considering building or upgradeing their clean rooms. It should be of interest to:QA and Manufacturing ManagersEngineersSupervisorsconsultantsAuditors

Tony has BS degrees in Biology & Microbiology and a MS in Quality Management. He is currently Quality Manager at Sealed Air, a supplier of rigid medical device packaging solutions. Previously he was Quality Systems Manager at Davol, Director of Quality Assurance at Scott Laboratories and Sr. Microbiologist at the National Cancer Institute. He is a Certified Quality Auditor-BioMedical and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality. He also teaches the refresher courses for these certification programs through the local RI-ASQ section. Tony has over 20 years experience using quality management techniques and value added auditing including the use of Failure Investigation and Root Cause Analysis to improve processes and products

GlobalCompliancePanel is an online training gateway delivering high quality regulatory & compliance trainings in a simple, cost effective and in a user friendly format.

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GlobalCompliancePanel imparts knowledge of best practices in industry to guarantee effective implementation of compliance programs for meeting regulatory demands. The key focus of GlobalCompliancePanel is to provide extensive and quality training for risk management, regulatory compliances, corporate governance and quality management. Apart from providing excellent training to compliance professionals by compliance & consulting experts, GlobalCompliancePanel would also focus on providing:

Information to ensure compliance and enhance quality with regulations for individuals as well as the organizationsLatest updates on industry trends, industry best practices and any modifications in the regulatory affairsOne stop destination for all your queries and to share and discuss issues, ideas and best practices andA resource on the data sheets, whitepapers, articles, books on industry standards, training kits, software tools, insights, press releases, etc on governance, regulatory, compliances and quality management across different industries.

Tuesday, May 15, 201210:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Price List:Live : $245.00Corporate live : $995.00Recorded : $295.00

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Defence For Disqualified Directors Orders

You may be experiencing the Insolvency Service laying the claim that one of your directors (or yourself) is a disqualified company director.

But it must prove that the director in question is unfit to continue with his or her duties. So anyone facing the prospect of being banned from continuing with their duties for a period of time should seek specialist legal advice.

Any proceedings for disqualified company directors are initiated under the Directors Disqualification Act 1986. It was this act which introduced the concept of unfit directors and their disqualification. The process is adversarial so it is always in director's best interests to seek advice and representation from solicitors who specialise in disqualified directors cases.

There are various reasons why people may be ruled disqualified company directors. They might have allowed the business to continue trading while it was insolvent. This will have put any creditors at a severe disadvantage. They may have persistently breached legislation covering companies, such as by failing to keep proper books and records. A director may also be disqualified if he has allowed his company to use a prohibited name. Or he might have failed to co-operate with the company administrator or liquidator. Another reason for disqualification may be the fact that the director has failed to lodge tax returns or pay taxes due.

Whatever the reasons for people facing the prospect of becoming disqualified company directors, it cannot be overemphasised that the onus of proof is on those seeking disqualification. But this does not mean that those facing an order should just sit back. They need to pro-active and that means consulting with lawyers who deal with such cases.

If there is a defence against being named as a disqualified director the solicitor will help identify this. The defence will be put in a 'Statement of Truth' which will be put, under oath to the court. Defence witnesses may also be called. The aim is to dispel any suggestions that the director has been negligent in his duties, or is unfit to carry on his role in the business.

Even if, following consultations with the solicitor, that there is no realistic defence, there may be a chance to shorten the term of any disqualified directors ban by pleading there were mitigating circumstances. It is very important, if need be, that this course of action is followed as the consequences for disqualified company directors are so severe.

Disqualified directors cannot continue their role with their current company or form another one. Their names will also appear on the Disqualified Company Directors Register which is available to the public.

EU Medical Device Classification – Webinar By GlobalCompliancePanel

Why should you attend : Today, medical devices occupy an extensive range of products that vary in intricacy and application. As the global market for medical devices continues to grow, it is important that companies be informed on the rules for classification of medical devices because of potential risk that can be associated with the device can have on the human body when used. This webinar will discuss the application of EU Council Directive on medical device classification.

Areas Covered in the Session

Basic definitions and purpose of medical device classification

How to carry out classification by reviewing the application and how to use the classification rules

Explanation of individual classification rules regarding non- invasive and invasive devises, along with additional rules applicable to active devices and other special rules

Who Will Benefit:

Quality Managers and Professionals

Marketing Managers and Professionals

Risk Managers and Investigators

R&D Project Managers and Team Members

Design Engineers


Joy Frestedt, PhD, CCTI, RAC, FRAPS. Dr. Frestedt is the President and CEO of Frestedt Incorporated, a novel virtual Contract Research Organization network of over 50 experts and highly skilled staff meeting specific needs in regulatory, clinical and quality affairs. Dr. Frestedt has over 30 years of scientific, clinical and regulatory experience in the health care, pharmaceutical and medical device industries especially running clinical trials, conducting laboratory analyses and assisting firms with strategic decisions involving clinical research programs, regulatory strategies and the development of quality systems to compete globally. She has held key positions including vice president of scientific, regulatory and clinical affairs at BridgePoint Medical and Humanetics Corporation as well as key management positions with Johnson and Johnson's Ortho Biotech, Medtronic, Mayo Clinical Trial Services, AstraZenca Pharmaceuticals and Orphan Medical. Dr. Frestedt holds a B.A. in biology from Knox College and a Ph.D. in pathobiology from the University of Minnesota Medical School and she is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Society of Clinical Research Professionals and she is a Fellow of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. Dr. Frestedt was named one of the "100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry (by PharmaVOICE, 2011) and one of the top 25 "Industry Leaders/ Women in Business Award (by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2011).


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Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Good Manufacturing Practices Similarities and Differences

Why you should attend: As a quality professional, you desire to have the very best quality system that operates effectively, efficiently and conforms to the appropriate quality standards to meet customer and user needs. You are also aware that there is a paradigm shift from an emphasis on compliance to an emphasis on quality based systems. An understanding of this paradigm shift can be gained by comparing the compliance based Pharmaceutical GMPs with the Medical Device Quality System Regulation. ICH-Q7A will be included because it is a cross between the quality and compliance approach.

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Howard enjoys sharing his 30 years plus experience in starting up, developing, implementing, managing, and remediating pharmaceutical and medical device quality systems. He has a BS in Biology/Chemistry and Political Science as well as work toward an MBA. His ability to quickly learn the technology is demonstrated by his success in applying quality assurance principles to a wide range of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is a Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA), Certified Quality Manager (CQM), and Quality Auditor (CQA). His technical education is further complemented by his Political Science degree helping him understand the regulatory process; his work toward an MBA provides business insight. He is a member of ASQ, PDA, AAMI, RAPS, and SQA. He strongly believes that Quality is very influential in shaping successful operations. He knows how to use his leadership abilities to build organizational relationships that make systems operate effectively as well as to develop and empower people.Wednesday, November 23, 201110:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

The Power of Law And Its Practitioners

The judicial structure in India is of three tiered nature. The first step is the district courts which are situated in various districts of India. Delhi was recognized as a distinct legal entity by the Proclamation Notification no. 911 on 17.09.1912. By the proclamation it came under the management of Governor General of India in council. The first Chief Commissioner of Delhi became Mr. William Malcolm Hailey, C.I.E., I.C.S. After this, for enforcing the existing laws in Delhi, the Delhi Laws Act, 1912 was enacted.

Part V, Chapter IV of the Constitution of India establishes The Supreme Court of India as the highest judicial forum. It is the final court of appeal, situated in Capital of India- New Delhi. Supreme Court acts as the watchdog of our constitution. The Supreme Court deals with two kinds of jurisdiction: original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction.

Under original jurisdiction of Supreme Court falls, disputes between states, or union and states and petitions involving infringement of fundamental rights. It also takes up appeals against the judgments of High Courts.

The 1961 law minister Ashoke Kumar Sen, was instrumental in passing of the Advocates Act. The Bar Council of India is responsible for its administration and enforcement. According to this act, Bar council of India is the supreme body to regulate the legal profession in India. In addition to being professionals, advocates are also officers of the courts. A vital role is played by them in the administration of justice. Advocates Act thus is a set of rules which should bind the law bearers and remind them of the duty they have towards the court, their clients and fellow advocates. advocates in delhi also abide by these rules and regulations.

There is a two fold process for being entitled to practice in India. The first step is that the applicant must be a law graduate from a recognized institution. The lists of such institutions are maintained by Bar Council of India for which it maintains an Internal Committee. In the second step, the law graduate to qualify as an advocate has to qualify the enforcement criteria laid by the council. Thus all the delhi advocates have also gone through the same two fold process.

Apart from the central Bar Council of India, there exists in each state a separate Bar council. Advocates are to register themselves with the bar councils and have to observe territorial confinement. However, registration doesn't restrict the advocates to appear in any court of India. Thus Delhi advocates can appear in Chennai high court or Guwahati high court.

In India, all advocates are recognized at the same level. Seniority is the basis of conferral of the title of senior advocate, which is on the basis of the duration of practice. Other factor affecting it is specialization in a particular field of law by the advocates. Apart from fame and status the Senior Advocates are requi8red to maintain higher standards of discipline, apart from some distinct rules. The senior advocates in Delhi also are bind to follow higher standards of conduct. Also they cannot interact directly with clients. From 2010 onwards lawyers are to pass the AIBE (All India Bar Exam) to qualify as an advocate. As a result advocates in Delhi, who passed from 2009-10 onwards have mandatorily passed the AIBE.

For an advocate to be appointed as a judge in high courts and Supreme Court, he/she must be having an experience of practicing law for at least ten years at high court or Supreme Court.

Get I-9 Compliance Help From Only an I-9 Attorney

Do you know that all employers now working in the United States of America must prove their identities and eligibilities? Yes, it has become a law according to The Immigration Reform and Control Act. This act also brings certain changes in the I-9 compliance form that must be known to all US employers. If it's been several years that you have been running an organization with a good lot of employees on the US soils, you must have your I-9 compliance form ready having filled up correctly. Well, if you are not aware of The Immigration Reform and Control Act, you can always take assistance from an I-9 attorney.

When it comes to taking I-9 compliance help, an I-9 attorney can play a key role. Every US employer must be aware of the rules that have been made more rigid by the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). In this respect, these legal experts can help you understand all the laws and regulations of the act and make you aware of all such complications that might affect your employment status.

Moreover, one might face problems in filling up an I-9 compliance form. A slight error in the form can bring obstruction in the authentication proceedings. Therefore, I-9 lawyers will help you fill up these forms correctly and let you tackle any sort of legal issue with ease. Now, many employers might have questions as to why it's necessary to seek for I-9 compliance help.

The Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Labor or the Office of Special Counsel for Unfair Immigration can approach anytime to check whether an employer is legally fit to run an organization. In this respect, it's the I-9 compliance form that will act as the evidential document proving that you are an authenticated employer and allowed to work in the US. Therefore, I-9 compliance help is crucial that can keep you miles from any sort of hassle faced in the midst of the verification process.

Prior to contacting an I-9 attorney, it's important for you to know about those who are eligible for I-9 compliance help. Those getting re-employment after three years from the actual date; those employed since November 1998 and serving the organization since June 1986; and those employed prior November 1986 and still working in the company. Once you have confirmed all these facts, you can now seek for I-9 compliance help from an attorney.