Archive for the ‘Public Interest’ Category

The Power of the State Bar

High2016 LRS Conf San Franciscoer Legal had the great privilege of participating in the California State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Conference recently held at the State Bar headquarters in San Francisco. There were many highlights to the meeting, but the one that stands out out most to us is knowing the power of the State Bar to protect the public and insure people have access to the very best lawyers in the industry.

Since 2009 Higher Legal has helped Californians find the very best personal injury lawyers in the business. Higher Legal helps people save on the lawyer fees and monitors clients cases from beginning to end to make sure they receive the most transparent, personal and intelligent representation available. Additionally, as a Certified Benefit Corporation our mission is to be both the best lawyer referral service in the world and the best lawyer referral service for the world.

Human Trafficking Task Force LAPD

Human Trafficking is both an international and local problem. Human Trafficking Legal Network founder Daniel Amos is proud to assist victims of human trafficking through Higher Legal, a California Certified Lawyer Referral Service (LRS#130).

Click here HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORT to listen to this new report filed by Westwood One Radio: LAPD Task Force report.

 

 

Attention Women with Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) cases in Los Angeles

You have two choices:

You can call a law firm located out of state and discuss your very personal medical history and injuries over the phone with an unknown and often inexperienced intake clerk, or                                                                         

You can contact Higher Legal located right here in Los Angeles and meet personally with a female attorney who specializes in TVM cases and who understands the privacy you need and deserve in this type of case.   

If you have experienced problems or complications with a recalled mesh product, fill out the SEND ME A MESSAGE form to the right and we will help you. Our consultations are FREE and completely confidential. There are time limitations on filing a case, so please act immediately.

 

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Fill out the “SEND ME A MESSAGE” box on the right side of this blog, tell us that you want to connect with a local TVM lawyer and we will get back to you immediately.

 

Surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. It is made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. In urogynecologic procedures, surgical mesh is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.

The most frequent complications reported to the FDA for surgical mesh devices include mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), organ perforation, and urinary problems. There were also reports of recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, and emotional problems. Many of these complications require additional intervention, including medical or surgical treatment and hospitalization.

The FDA issued a Public Health Notification on serious complications associated with surgical mesh placed through the vagina (transvaginal placement) to treat these conditions.  Based on an updated analysis of adverse events reported to the FDA and complications described in the scientific literature, the FDA identified surgical mesh for transvaginal repair as an area of continuing serious concern.  The FDA issued a recent update to inform the public that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair are not rare. Furthermore, it is not clear that transvaginal repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients and it may expose patients to greater risk.

Higher Legal is a local service certified through the California State Bar that assists people with finding honest and exceptional lawyers to help them in their time of need.

 

Benefit Corporations: Profits + Purpose

Our government and our nonprofits have not been able to address many of society’s greatest challenges. So now there is a new enterprise now that uses the power of business to solve both social and environmental problems.

They are called Benefit Corporations.

This new form of social enterprise believes that business, which is the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must be the leader to create value for our society, not just for corporate shareholders.

Profits + Purpose.  That’s what Benefit Corporations are all about, and I am proud to announce that Higher Legal is a California Benefit Corporation!

Benefit Corporations, or “B Corps” as they are called, are the new rockstars of the economy because they inspire us and will continue to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. They are high growth and high impact. They are redefining what it means to be a successful business, proving that it’s possible to be the best in the world and also the best for the world.

Over 600 businesses have already joined the B Corp community, and Higher Legal is proud to be part of this community!

“90% of Americans say that companies must not only say a product or service is beneficial, but they need to prove it.”      Cone Communications

At Higher Legal we are putting our money where our mouth is, or should we say, we aren’t just going to tell you we are the best at what we do, we are going to prove it. Higher Legal was started to serve victims of personal injury. We are the one and only true advocate for the injured person. Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. Higher Legal is leading a movement to revolutionize the way personal injury cases are handled. Higher Legal is putting the client back in control of their case.  By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business. That’s what Higher Legal is all about.

For more information about our transformation, email us at info@higherlegal.com. Thank you.

 

College Drinking – You’re Busted!

I want to tell you my story so you don’t get busted! You see the reality is that most teenagers are going to experiment with alcohol before they reach the legal drinking age.  It happens all over the country! Whether it is at home, in a bar (using a fake I.D) or in a college dorm room, teenagers are tempted to drink.

With the start of the new school year just behind us, I want to take time to share with you my personal experience in high hopes that you will learn from my mistake and avoid a hefty fine, along with a court date and a whole lot of hassle.

My freshman year of college was filled with new people, new experiences and many new opportunities in and out of the classroom.  One of the opportunities I was given was being able to venture out with my friends at night, without having to worry about returning home to the supervision of my parents.  A few weeks after school started I found myself regularly attending parties and drinking with friends. One Saturday night at a party, a neighbor called in a noise complaint, bringing two squad cars to the scene within minutes.  The cops identified each party-goer as we left the house to see if we were of the legal limit.  Since I was under the legal limit I was breathalyzed and given a written citation for being a minor in consumption.  The offense was a misdemeanor and I was fined $500, which put a huge dent in my bank account.  I also had to deal with my parents about all of this and you know how that goes. Bottom line, the consequences of drinking as a minor are really stiff and in no way worth the hassle.

So here are a few tips: Know the law in California which you can get by clicking here. Also, if you get busted, take a look at this legal brochure. It has some of  the info you will need to know.

Now that I’m working at a company that has a cool new concept on the law I’m finding some good info that I’d like to share with you. If you have any questions yourself, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.  Hope to hear from everyone!