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7 Best Professional Gifts for Lawyers

Happy with your lawyer? If so, you may want to buy him a gift to appreciate his work. However, figuring out what gift to buy can be quite challenging.

In this post, we present 10 professional gifts for lawyers that will show your appreciation for their work. These gifts have been compiled from our interviews with different attorneys from around the country.

7 Best Gifts for Lawyers

#1.  Business Books from Thought Leaders

SuperBetter-The Power of Living Gamefully.“Books are always excellent gifts for lawyers”, says David Ghavitian, a commercial real estate lawyer, who also prints 3D cosplay costumes in his spare time. David says that the best book gifts for lawyers are those that deal with strategic thinking. Here is a selection of the top 5 strategic thinking books you should consider getting an attorney:

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Do All Websites Need a Privacy Policy?

Apart from taxes, another part of running a business that most entrepreneurs dislike is the legal stuff. However, regardless of how much you hate legal or tax stuff, these two components cannot be avoided, unless you are ready for regrets.

In this guide, we will look at the website legal requirements USA business owners need to adhere to. The requirements may vary from state to state and, hence, you should seek independent counsel for further guidance.

Do All Websites Need a Privacy Policy?

So, do you need a Privacy Policy page? The short answers is, yes.

If you collect any kind of visitor information on your website, you need a privacy policy page. Below are some ways in which you may be collecting visitor info:

  • Taking payment details (PayPal, debit cards, credit cards, etc.)
  • Collecting site traffic data. Most site builders automatically do this
  • Collecting your readers’ emails by asking them to subscribe to your newsletter

Generally, a Privacy Poly tells your site visitors what information you are collecting and how you will be using it.

Vital Legal Stuff Your Website Should Have

Below is an overview of the important website pages you should have.

Privacy Policy

The “privacy policy” …

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Is Fleet Truck Insurance Required by Law ?

Trucks moving from state to state are required under the law to have a certain amount of minimum insurance coverage. In addition to federal law, there are other state laws that require trucks to have insurance. The insurance requirements are meant to protect victims of truck accidents from companies and drivers that cannot afford to pay any compensation from their own pocket.

The United States Code of Federal Regulations has outlined a number of requirements for truck insurance. These requirements are under Title 49, Section 387 and provide the requirement for trucks weighing more than 10,000 lbs.

Trucks that are only carrying non-hazardous general good are required to have a minimum of $750,000 insurance coverage. The sum covers for damages that can occur on property or injuries to people. In the UK, the amount varies depending on various conditions. Fleet owners can get fast truck insurance after their trucks have passed a number of checks.

Continuing with the law, a commercial truck carrying HAZMAT goods (excluding any type of explosives) should have a minimum of $1 million insurance for damage to property and bodily injury. On the other hand, a truck carrying HAZMAT goods and/or explosives should have a minimum …

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When it was introduced in the 1990s, vaginal mesh was heralded as a safe and permanent fix for female pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition that happens when a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken causing the pelvic organs – including the bladder, vagina, rectum and uterus – to drop into the vagina. It’s a condition that typically plagues older women, women who have undergone childbirth, a hysterectomy and menopause.

Vaginal Mesh Complications

Vaginal mesh, made from a flexible plastic material, is surgically implanted through the vagina. After incisions are made in the vagina and supporting tissue near the vagina, this hammock-like device is stitched under the prolapsed organs. The mesh is supposed to support the organs and reinforce the weakened vaginal tissue.

In some cases, however, the mesh is known to erode, causing pain and infection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that 10 percent of women experience mesh erosion within one year of the surgery. Typically, erosion symptoms happen within a month of the initial surgery, with pain during sex, vaginal scarring, vaginal shrinkage and organ perforation being the most common.

Some women have opted to have the mesh surgically removed. The procedure is difficult but can be …

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Although the FDA has received over 2,000 verifiable reports of complications resulting from vaginal mesh surgery, the procedure is still being performed on hundreds of thousands of women. Most vaginal mesh surgery is used to treat one of two conditions: stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Because the procedure was approved in 1996 and the first FDA warning was not issued until 2008, several lawsuits concerning vaginal mesh complications have been filed in nearly every state.

Vaginal Mesh Surgery

Vaginal mesh surgery sprang from the use of surgical mesh for the treatment of abdominal hernias. Surgical mesh is a flexible, perforated material that is surgically attached to tissue to hold organs or other tissue in place. After more than 40 years of being used for hernias, doctors began experiment with surgical mesh in transvaginal surgery to treat POP and SUI. Vaginal mesh surgery was approved to treat SUI in 1996 and POP in 2002.

Vaginal Mesh Complications Reported to FDA

Around 2005, nine years after vaginal mesh surgery was first approved, the FDA began receiving reports of complications resulting from the procedure. Some complications were merely the recurrence of the initial medical condition, but other, more severe …

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