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Lawsuit and Abuse in San Diego Modeling Industry

Edited 3/1/2016 Leander James and Craig Vernon from James, Vernon & Weeks, PA is partnering with Hamilton-James to defend a woman who modeled as a teen 25 years ago in San Diego is suing a well-known modeling school, claiming it is responsible for booking photographers who sexually abused her. At age 14, Kyser enrolled at

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Boundary County reviewing Nault case

Coeur d’Alene Press / 2.16.16 COEUR d’ALENE — Nearly seven months after the drowning of 16-year-old Reggie Nault on Lake Coeur d’Alene, no charges have been filed related to the death and the Boundary County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case. Nault, who was a member of the Coeur d’Alene High varsity baseball team, was with

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Man sues Mennonite church over alleged abuse

Coeur d’Alene Press / 2.12.16 COEUR d’ALENE — A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims a child was sexually abused by his father, while leaders of a Mennonite church in Bonners Ferry failed to protect the boy. The lawsuit was filed late Wednesday by attorneys with the Coeur d’Alene firm of James, Vernon and Weeks. It states Clayton

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TLC’s Documentary on Child Sexual Abuse Gives Victims a Voice, a Chance to be Heard

See video, here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/tlc-presents/videos/breaking-the-silence/  “As a society, we’ll look the other way and pretend it’s not going on, when the reality is, it’s going on in our backyards.”  Those powerful words are from a survivor of child sexual abuse, Erin Merryn. Merryn was a young girl when she was repeatedly sexually abused over several years. Merryn

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Xarelto: A Popular Drug with Unpopular Consequenses

The world of medicine has found an expansive list of uses for anti-coagulants (blood thinners). Doctors have been prescribing blood thinners for years, helping to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Until 2011, the most popular blood thinner was a drug called Coumadin. It was designed to thin the blood enough to prevent

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Another Boy Scout Abuse Survivor Seeks Justice; More to Follow

Another Boy Scout Abuse Survivor Hears Call for Justice; Steps Forward, Files Suit (Minneapolis, Minnesota—July 14, 2015) Three weeks after Ramsey County Commissioner and sexual abuse survivor Jim McDonough made an impassioned appeal for Boy Scout abuse survivors to come forward and seek justice, another victim has emerged.  “John Doe 151” alleges abuse by the same Scout

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Transvaginal Mesh: A Ticking Time Bomb

Many women suffer from conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), for reasons ranging from child birth to simply getting older. There are more than 500,000 surgeries performed each year aimed at correcting these conditions. Surgeons attempt to use a surgical device called Transvaginal Mesh (TVM); which is designed to

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Creditor Committee Reaches Out to Abuse Survivors

The Official Creditor Committee in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy has made an unprecedented appeal for abuse survivors to anonymously file claims .  The debtor in bankruptcy, in this case the Archdiocese, is legally charged with giving such notice to all survivors of abuse.  However, the Creditor Committee didn’t wait around for the Archdiocese

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