Nick Stroboulis: The Bail Bonds Industry, What is It?

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The bail bonds industry is something you may have heard of, but in turn still not know what exactly it is. Let Nick Stroboulis educate you on the finer points.

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, April 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The bail bonds industry is something a lot of people have heard of, but do not fully understand what it is and what it does. Most people know what bail is — basically, the process of someone accused of a crime being allowed to be temporarily released from holding while they await trial, with their release being dependent on them or someone else putting up a sum of money to ensure that they will show up for trial when the time comes. What a lot of people do not understand about this process, however, is the bail bonds industry, which is a necessary step of the process. Nick Stroboulis of Tampa will explain the finer points of this industry below.

Nick Stroboulis: what does the bail bonds industry entail?

Not everyone is going to be able to afford the cost of their bail as it were, Nick Stroboulis of Tampa points out. This is where bail bondsmen come in. Bail bondsmen basically provide the money for the defendant's bail in order to avoid that person having to sit in jail. On top of the money paid towards the bail, a bail bondsman will ask for a certain fee on top of it, ensuring that no matter what happens, they will have that fee in their pockets. Typically, you can expect the fee to be somewhere around 10 percent of the bail, though this varies from person to person. When the defendant makes all of their required court appearances, all the bail money will be paid back. There is, of course, the risk that the defendant may flee, which is probably the biggest risk of the industry, Nick Stroboulis of Tampa explains.

According to Nick Stroboulis of Tampa, the risk of fleeing is certainly a big one, as you will have trouble recovering the money you committed to their bail if they are not returned. One way that you can ensure your client is not successful in fleeing and ripping you off for the bail money is to track their license plate and using a service that themselves tracks license plates, thereby allowing you to have an idea where your fleeing client may be, Nick Stroboulis of Tampa points out. Some bail bondsmen can be somewhat cavalier in how they execute their profession, however. This is not the norm, but it's certainly not nonexistent, Nick Stroboulis points out. Bail bondsmen need to be responsible and, whenever possible, avoid violence in getting their client back. Clients flee for a variety of reasons, be it guilt or simply fear. However, bail bondsmen nevertheless have an obligation to round them back up and ensure that they face justice and pay back for what they owe, Nick Stroboulis of Tampa explains.

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Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa Inspires And Supports Emerging African Entrepreneurs

“For Africa to prosper, we must abandon employment-seeking attitude and adopt the mindset of relentless expansion of employment-creators”

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In his 50 years of doing business across Africa, key among Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa’s missions is to inspire and support Africa’s younger crop of budding entrepreneurs. As he puts it, this should be the mission of Africa’s political and business leaders alike. This is vital because “in Africa, the mindset drummed into young people is to go to school and seek employment but not to aspire to join the ranks of employment-creators. This has to change. If the entire African population joins the workforce as employees, who will employ them? The approach on our continent is one-sided.”

Ayabatwa challenges the status quo by inspiring and supporting young upcoming entrepreneurs. Take the case of Ahmed Bashir who worked in the Meridian Tobacco Company (MTC), one of Ayabatwa’s factories based in Arua, Uganda. From a humble beginning in the company as an employee, Bashir is a crucial supplier in the tobacco business chain. Due to his enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit, Bashir was encouraged to transform himself from an employee to a partner of MTC.

Bashir convinced MTC that he had what it takes to enter the world business. With Ayabatwa’s corporate social responsibility program that provides training, Bashir did just that – he became a business man in his own right. Today, Bashir is a buyer in charge of quality assurance directly connected to billions of Ugandan shillings paid out annually to the Arua farmers. In other words, Bashir became a valued business partner and a key stakeholder in the uplifting of his community and region. He has improved the lives of his family and inspired his neighbours to aim higher.

In Ayabatwa’s view, Africa needs thousands of Bashirs. Simply put, entrepreneurs are national assets to be cultivated, motivated, and remunerated to the greatest possible extent. Embedded in entrepreneurship is the ability to change the way we live and work. Entrepreneurs’ innovative thinking improves standards of living, and crucially, creates wealth, thereby contributing to a growing economy. According to Ayabatwa, that is the only means Africa will defeat poverty and prosper.

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Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

Staff at Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

Staff at Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day begins with gratitude.”

— Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today is internationally recognized as World Autism Awareness Day, which is part of Autism Awareness Month. Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV) was honored to join families, communities, and organizations nationwide and around the world in promoting autism awareness as well as understanding, empathy, and inclusion of those on the autism spectrum.

“All the psychological studies have shown that people who show gratitude to other people are happier people,” said founder and CEO of SKHOV, Dr. Joshua Weinstein. “World Autism Awareness Day begins with gratitude.”

SKHOV, a nonprofit NYC-based school and center, has been serving the autism community in all five NYC boroughs for more than two decades. The school remains committed to ensuring that children with autism receive the love and care they need to achieve their full potential during this difficult time.

In an effort to continue their work, SKHOV quickly transitioned its curriculum to reach students at home using Zoom as an education portal. “Even though we are far apart from each other, in heart, mind, and soul, we are all together,” said Dr. Weinstein.

Autism Awareness Month represents an opportunity to make a difference by showing kindness and understanding towards people with autism in our own respective communities. SKHOV looks forward to working with the community to create a kinder and more inclusive society for everyone.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices founded by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapeutic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. A nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.

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RI International Names Lisa St. George VP

PHOENIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — RI announced today Lisa St. George has been named Vice-President, Peer Supports & Empowerment. Ms. St. George has been with the Company since 2000 and served in many capacities, most recently as Director of Recovery Practices leading the Peer Employment Training team of consultants. She will be stepping into the new role effective immediately and joining all executive team and board of director meetings. “RI is a recognized and trusted leader in community and peer support training, with over 14,000 people around the world certified to date to deliver direct and compassionate care,” said Ms. St. George. “The voice of lived experience is transformative, and I’m excited about the direction to develop Peer version 2.0.”

RI’s Chief Strategy Officer Jamie Sellar will lead an integrated suite of innovative consulting and solutions that will encompass the Fusion Model of advanced crisis continuum and recovery-focused care. Arrow Foster will join Mr. Sellar’s team and supervise the Peer Employment Training team, which itself includes internationally recognized peer champions like Terrence Smithers.

In addition, RI’s Peer Leadership Council will continue to be an integral component of lived experience collaboration and engagement with senior administration and board of directors activities. Michael Zeeb will continue to Chair working closely with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chuck. The members of the Peer Leadership Council represent decades of experience at RI International, including Ms. St. George, Mr. Foster, Mr. Smithers, Christopher Bartz, Kristen Ellis, and Judi Holder.

Combined BHL and RI employ nearly 1,800 staff and have offices in Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana (2020), New Zealand, North Carolina, Utah (2020), Virginia (2020) and Washington State. Both were leading contributors to the development of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Crisis Now exceptional practice standards in crisis care and the SAMHSA National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice Toolkit, and their impact is growing through consulting, training and crisis immersion experiences.

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RI, founders of the Living Room model in 2002, deliver no-wrong-door crisis facility-based services across the country with rapid growth targeted. RI’s Campus of Connection model includes a strong peer workforce and surrounds the individual with support on their journey towards recovery.
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Caroline Delahaye Featured on Thrive Global

Caroline Delahaye was recently featured in an exclusive interview based on her work in the pharmaceutical industry

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Caroline Delahaye is proud to announce that she has recently been featured in an exclusive interview with Thrive Global. The interview highlights her work in the pharmaceutical industry and her advice for professionals starting out in their careers.

Caroline Delahaye has 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been called on for numerous specialities including Endocrinologists, Pediatricians, Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Urologists, Psychiatrists, Internists, and ENT Specialists.

In her interview, Caroline Delahaye describes her experience working in the pharmaceutical industry and provides advice for readers.

She notes that when it comes to advice, she lives by the “three C’s”: choices, chances, and changes.

“You must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change,” says Caroline Delahaye.

She says the most exciting thing about the pharmaceutical industry is that it is constantly changing and that there are new developments and breakthroughs every day.

For more information, please visit https://thriveglobal.com/stories/a-discussion-with-caroline-delahaye-on-forging-your-own-path-to-success/.

About Caroline Delahaye

Born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, Caroline Delahaye has 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1998, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. With proven success in delivering revenue and profit gains while outperforming the competition in highly competitive markets, Caroline Delahaye uses consultative and persuasive selling techniques to capture market opportunities and exceptional interpersonal skills to build rapport and establish positive working relationships with customers, co-workers, peers, and management. Caroline has called on numerous specialties including: Endocrinologists, Pediatricians, Rheumatologists, Cardiologists, Urologists, Psychiatrists, Internists, and ENT Specialists.

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Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies – New Book on LGBTQ Studies Available Today

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Meredith G. F. Worthen

Meredith G. F. Worthen, PhD

This book is the ideal resource for understanding LGBTQ stigma through a nuanced, theory-driven, and intersectional examination of LGBTQ prejudices.

A norm-centered intersectional and social power-focused examination of hetero-cis-normativity is integral to best understand the spectrum of stigmatizing attitudes toward LGBTQ people.”

— Meredith G. F. Worthen

NORMAN, OK, UNITED STATES, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Though there have been great advances for LGBTQ people in recent years, stigma, intolerance, and prejudice remain. Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies: An Intersectional Examination of LGBTQ Stigma offers an in-depth exploration of LGBTQ negativity through its ground-breaking use of Norm-Centered Stigma Theory (NCST), the first ever theory about stigma that is both testable and well-positioned in existing stigma scholarship. NCST focuses on the importance of norms/norm violations, social power, and interactions among these. Put succinctly, the central element of identifying and understanding stigma is norms, and because norms are built from privilege, this creates a hierarchy of non-stigmatized norm followers and stigmatized norm violators that is organized by social power.

Based on research with a nationally representative sample of 3,104 U.S. adults aged 18-64 stratified by U.S. census categories of age, gender, ethnicity and census region, hetero-cis-normativity and intersectionality are highlighted as fundamental in understanding separate but interconnected discussions about LGBTQ individuals’ experiences with discrimination, harassment, and violence. With chapters dedicated to lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, trans women, trans men, non-binary/genderqueer people, queer women, and queer men, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies brings together empirically-driven findings that work toward dismantling "straight lies" in an innovative and impactful manner.

Through its novel and critical approach, Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies is the ideal resource for those who want to learn about LGBTQ stigma more broadly and for those who seek a nuanced, theory-driven, and intersectional examination of how LGBTQ prejudices and prejudicial experiences differ by gender identity, sexual identity, race/ethnicity, and class.

From the Reviewers:

"For the first time, we have a book that takes a novel look at LGBTQ discrimination. Using an intersectional lens, Meredith Worthen offers both a new theory of stigma and a method for investigating how the intersections between hetero-cis-normativity, gender/sexuality, and racial/ethnic identities relate to differences in the stigmatization of a whole array of different queer identities. The elegance of the argument, breadth of scholarship marshalled, and the author's crisp and engaging writing make this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike."

Verta Taylor, Professor of Sociology and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Meredith Worthen has done us an invaluable service―providing the first detailed roadmap for developing a true science that can challenge the kind of social stigmas with which every queer is all too familiar."

Riki Wilchins, author of TRANS/gressive and Burn the Binary!

"Despite hard-earned progressive social change that has enhanced the status and welfare of LGBTQ people, they are still stigmatized. Queers, Bis, and Straight Lies is a must read if you want to understand the cultural sources of that stigma, how LGBTQ stigma manifests in the lives of the stigmatizers and the stigmatized, and the constancy and variation in the stigmatization of lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, trans men, trans women, non-binary and genderqueer people, queer women and queer men. This book scores on multiple fronts: it provides an encyclopaedic treatment of what is known about LGBTQ stigma; it advances an innovative theory of LGBTQ stigma, Norm-Centered Stigma Theory; it draws on original survey data to test the theory and, as a result, presents a dizzying array of provocative empirical findings; and it ultimately enables us to understand the intersectional nature of LGBTQ stigma. The result is a significant advancement in stigma research and an empirically grounded unpacking of the complicated ways LGBTQ stigma is anchored by hetero-cis-normativity that interfaces with gender, race and ethnicity, social class, and other axes of social stratification. Seen in this way, this book begins as a sociological study of stigma, but it turns out to be more than that. It is a compelling treatise on power, including the power to define social types, and the production of social differentiation connected to prejudice, discrimination, and violence."

Valerie Jenness, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

"This book is essential reading for people looking for a powerful theory on stigma that helps explain the lives of LGBTQ people. Based on extensive research, the author fastidiously details LGBTQ groups’ and individuals’ experiences with discrimination, harassment and violence. Criminologists, especially those with a special interest in in LGBTQ welfare, will want this book for themselves and for their students. Included are scales for measuring stigma and other important, and validated, resources. It’s a relief to have study that is both a practical and scholarly approach to this important issue."

Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington.

"Finally, a look at stigma that disaggregates the experiences of nine subgroups within the LGBTQ+ community, including bisexual, pansexual, queer, non-binary people, and does so through an intersectional lens! This book not only covers stigmatizing attitudes and perspectives, but also LGBTQ+ people's experiences with discrimination, harassment, and violence."Robyn Ochs, Speaker and LGBTQ+ Advocate, Editor, Bi Women Quarterly

This book’s deep dive into anti-LGBTQ stigma reveals why the topic remains fundamentally important, despite recent gains in equality. Theoretically informed and with exacting analyses, this book challenges popular discourses about who LGBTQ people are, what they experience, and why.

Vanessa R. Panfil, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University

About the Author:

Meredith G. F. Worthen is a professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma. Her main interests are in the sociological constructions of deviance and stigma, gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ identities, as well as feminist and queer criminology. As a researcher, teacher, and activist, her work dissects multiple dimensions of prejudice in efforts to cultivate understanding, empathy, and social change.

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Dreamers Liana Pavane, Sergio Radovcic and Beth Vazquez breaking the mold with Candice Georgiadis

Liana Pavane, a digital wellness expert and founder of TTYL

Liana Pavane, a digital wellness expert and founder of TTYL

Sergio Radovcic, CEO and Founder of DYPER

Sergio Radovcic, CEO and Founder of DYPER

Beth Vazquez, Founder of Recess & Results

Beth Vazquez, Founder of Recess & Results

Candice Georgiadis

Candice Georgiadis

Controlling what you can't control isn't easy and yet many dreamers have done it.

Collaborate — look for equally crazy people. They’re out there and they’re looking for you too.”

— Sergio Radovcic, CEO and Founder of DYPER

GREENWICH, CT, USA, April 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Candice Georgiadis, owner of the blog by her namesake, interviews individuals on the cutting edge of hotel, travel, lifestyle and other similar topics. She expands the marketing footprint of individuals and companies with a combination of branding and imaging across social media and conventional websites.

Three dreamers sat down with Candice Georgiadis to get their success story out in front of others to let them know what can be achieved when dedication and hard work are used wisely.

Liana Pavane, a digital wellness expert and founder of TTYL, discusses the 'impossible' in an interview with Candice Georgiadis.

Based on your experience, can you share 5 strategies that people can use to harness the sense of tenacity and do what naysayers think is impossible? (Please share a story or an example for each)

Your brand values matter…
I was out to dinner with two people who have continuously supported my events and wanted to partner with me for their own tech-free event. While we were discussing my involvement at the event, one of them mentioned how my slogan sounded sexual. My slogan, for reference, is “move your lips, not your thumbs.” Not only was the comment inappropriate, but it was child-like and derailed the conversation for the rest of the dinner. Instead of getting defensive, I stood my ground and simply stated, “you’re the first person who has said that to me” and attempted to move on.. My takeaway from that experience was that that person’s criticism was a manifestation of their own jealousy and an attempt to bring me down. Ultimately, I decided not to partner with them. After all, TTYL is a judgment-free zone, and that’s what I look for in potential partners too.

2. Nothing but a number…

As a young entrepreneur, I believe it’s valuable to surround myself with older generations and receive guidance. Since they’ve had way more life experience than me, I appreciate hearing advice on what they wish they would’ve done differently. However, sometimes some begin to spew their opinions at me even when I didn’t ask for it. For example, I recently met someone for coffee because they had reached out to me with an idea of how they could help me with my business. I thought, great! The more ideas I could get, the better. However, the conversation began to derail as they began to tell me that, to them, my business model was “small-minded” and that I should be thinking about x, y, and z instead. In response, I kindly explained to them my business mission and how what they had in mind wasn’t the goal of what I was trying to achieve with TTYL. My takeaway from this experience was that not everyone will relate to your business, and that’s okay. I chose to shake off the encounter and use it as a lesson on how to stay true to the people I serve rather than worrying about the people I ultimately can’t serve. Check out the full fascinating interview here.

In an interview by Candice Georgiadis, Sergio Radovcic, CEO and Founder of DYPER, discusses the 'impossible' and how being a dreamer harmed and helped him be successful.

Based on your experience, can you share 5 strategies that people can use to harness the sense of tenacity and do what naysayers think is impossible? (Please share a story or an example for each)

1. Ignore — let it be noise. It is not easy, but sometimes you just have to go with your gut. I was told that plant-based diapers will never be good enough. While it wasn’t easy, we’re getting it done.

2. Outpace — move fast, then move faster. Your first mover advantage will only last so long. We launched and then kept relaunching the company every few months. Treat it as a new launch each time.

3. Collaborate — look for equally crazy people. They’re out there and they’re looking for you too. When we wanted to compost our diapers, we found a group of dads in the Bay Area that were doing it on their own for years. We’re now partners, serving thousands of families with professional composting.

4. Divide — it’s not one big challenge. It is tons of small challenges. Conquer each one like it is the only one. We looked at every problem — materials, construction, delivery, service, disposal, etc. as the only problem we had and looked for breakthroughs in each one. The sum can be great and if it isn’t, you go back and redo the exercise. When I was running 100-mile ultramarathons, I convinced myself to run one 5K at a time. Then I just repeated 33 times.

5. Track — if it can be counted, it should. Everything matters, not just the big stuff. Sometimes you won’t know why but keeping track of every metric will come in handy. When we hit bumps, and we’ve had plenty, we would tend to get discouraged. Then we would look at the data and see if it was really a problem or simply just an anomaly. Be sure to check out the complete interview here.

Surrounding ones self with those who empower and challenge is one of many areas covered by Beth Vazquez, Founder of Recess & Results, in her interview by Candice Georgiadis.

Based on your experience, can you share 5 strategies that people can use to harness the sense of tenacity and do what naysayers think is impossible? (Please share a story or an example for each)

Manage the influences of your mind. For me this means flooding my mind with the truth of God’s word and making sure the things I hear, read, and consume are life-giving and motivating. This goes for everything from music, to social media, to food.
Surround yourself with those who empower and challenge you (in a healthy way). My dad always told me to be careful who I hang around — you become like them even if you don’t realize it. It is so true. If you are the smartest person in the room, find a new room.
Take responsibility for your success or lack of. If something isn’t working, make a change. Don’t play the victim and don’t linger in a pity party. Realize it and take action to change it.
Check your intention and make sure you are doing something for the right reasons, then stay committed. The difference between those who succeed and those who do not is mere perseverance.
Make the conscious decision to choose faith over fear. It’s ok to go scared as long as you keep moving. Read more about this dreamer in the full interview.

While there is a huge divide as to dreamers and birthright citizenship, it is undeniable they have inspiring stories, as seen above, and turned out to be some amazing people. Using the services of Candice Georgiadis to reach multiples of their own ability will help others break out from their lives and do the 'impossible'.

About Candice Georgiadis
Candice Georgiadis is an active mother of three as well as a designer, founder, social media expert, and philanthropist. Candice Georgiadis is the founder and designer at CG & CO. She is also the Founder of the Social Media and Marketing Agency: Digital Agency. Candice Georgiadis is a Social Media influencer and contributing writer to ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine, and several others. In addition to her busy work life, Candice is a volunteer and donor to St Jude’s Children’s hospital.

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TVM Sling Case Dismissed Without Prejudice as “Unrevised Claimant” Now Refiled in New Jersey

Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O/Prolift.

Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Johnson and Johnson Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by a defective TVT-O sling and Total Prolift that had been dismissed without prejudice. The dismissal was by agreement between the claimant and Ethicon, and as an “unrevised” claimant under Pre-Trial Order 293 was refiled by hr new counsel on March 27, 2020 in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (Case No: 2:19-cv-02454-RK). PTO 293 order tolled the statute of limitations for unrevised women alleging injuries by implanted Ethicon transvaginal mesh products. The tolling is effective got the time period until they undergo vaginal mesh revision surgery or have a recommendation by a physician that revision surgery is indicated (see PTO 293 for more specifics).

The lawsuit was filed by TS., a woman from South Carolina, who was injured by the TVT-O sling (used for stress urinary incontinence) and the Prolift (used for pelvic organ prolapse)—both manufactured by Ethicon Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.—after undergoing revision surgery.

The TVT-O and the Prolift devices were implanted on October 1, 2007 at a hospital in South Carolina. The claimant’s injuries occurred while she was a resident of South Carolina. Ethicon, Inc. is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device, strict liability for design defect and failure to warn, and breach of implied warranty.

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Neurological injuries caused by the Ethicon’s Prolift, TVT-O, and Secur devices can be strong cases as specific causation is usually very clear. These devices produce specific injuries nearly unheard of in the absence of the transvaginal mesh devices, and statements contained in the product’s instructions for use were deceptive. I am beginning to wonder how a standardized matrix settlement would provide adequate compensation for most women with these specific life-altering injuries.”

Dr. Vigna adds, “We represent women who have had their cases dismissed without prejudice after failing to achieve settlement and women whose cases are awaiting remand from the multidistrict litigation after completing the wave discovery process. In addition, we represent newly diagnosed women with pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia caused by old polypropylene mesh devices that are degrading, shrinking, and contracting in proximity to nerves as well as women with recently implanted prolapse devices and slings with catastrophic injuries.”

The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Laura Baughman of Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Vigna is a California and Washington DC lawyer who focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by transvaginal mesh devices including pudendal neuralgia, obturator neuralgia, and complex regional pain syndrome.

For articles, video resources, and information visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal (https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/) or https://tvm.lifecare123.com/.

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Retropubic Sling: Catastrophic Pain Syndromes Finally Getting Attention

Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh devices are placed into women each year, which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain.

These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices.”

— Dr. Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly 200,000 transvaginal mesh (TVM) polypropylene sling devices are placed into women in the United States each year, many of which cause foreseeable and unavoidable neurological injuries and life-altering pain syndromes. Very few women are warned that the device is implanted blindly, and each type of sling device places specific nerves in peril. These nerves can be acutely injured during the blind placement or over time as the polypropylene device is not inert, and it will contract, degrade, and create scarring and perpetual inflammation—placing the nerves at risk for compression and traction injuries.

Studies indicate that neuromuscular complications are far more common in women implanted with transobturator (TOT) slings than retropubic slings. Neurological symptoms and pain from neuralgia caused by the TOT device arise from injuries to the pudendal and/or obturator nerves. Pudendal neuralgia and obturator neuralgia have symptoms which may include pain with sitting, painful bladder filling, tailbone pain, inability to wear tight pants because of pain in the perineum, numbness of the clitoris, pain with sexual intercourse, groin pain, anorectal pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Greg Vigna, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, practicing physician, and Certified Life Care Planner notes that retropubic slings are also dangerous, “Blind placement of the retropubic slings place the ilioinguinal nerve in peril as normal anatomic variation can bring the nerve more medial and the nerve can become acutely injured or can be injured by traction over time as the device shrinks and degrades. Ilioinguinal neuralgia presents as pain at the hairline to the labia majora to the groin.”

Dr. Kenneth Peters, the North American authority on pelvic pain neuromodulation, published an article in Surgical Techniques in Urology, in March 1, 2020 where he applied an electrode in the retropubic space at the site of a mesh injured woman’s pain which was along the previous track of her retropubic sling. The woman had suffered for over a decade of pain after a failed retropubic sling. Twelve months after permanent stimulator placement, the injured woman continues to have greater than 90% improvement in her pain.

The article describes a woman who had suffered severe debilitating pain and neuromodulation who is now improved. Dr. Vigna states, “It would have been helpful to understand from reading the article if she had symptoms of neuralgia and/or complex regional pain syndrome, but the article isn’t descriptive of her pain. Dr. Peters believed that her pain may have been caused by an aberrant branch of the pudendal nerve. Considering she had no relief with a previous attempt at pudendal nerve neuromodulation, I would think that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 with or without ilioinguinal neuralgia may be in the differential diagnosis since both diagnoses are known to respond to peripheral neuromodulation.”

Dr. Vigna concludes, “These devices cause life-altering pain from nerve injury caused by specific defects in the various devices. Dr. Peters should be commended as he obviously believed this woman had serious pain, and he tried trigger point injections, Botox, pudendal nerve stimulation, and finally placement of an electrode at the specific site of pain. He pushed the envelope to help her. Peripheral nerve neuromodulation is a simple procedure, and safe with little downside risk. Hopefully others will begin to use Dr. Peters’ described treatment for refractory, mesh-induced chronic pelvic pain as access to care remains poor because of the inaction of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).”

https://www.goldjournal.net/article/S0090-4295(19)31007-6/fulltext

Greg Vigna, MD, JD, operates a California and Washington DC law firm and has teamed up with Martin Baughman, a national pharmaceutical injury trial law firm from Dallas, Texas, and together they represent women with catastrophic pain syndromes whose claims are proceeding down the path to justice.

To learn more about the neurological injuries get your FREE copy of Dr. Vigna’s book, Pelvic Mesh Pain at https://vignalawgroup.com

For articles, video resources, and information, visit the Pudendal Neuralgia Educational Portal (https://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com/) or https://vignalawgroup.com

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Social Distancing and Love at Shema Kolainu

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu - Hear our Voices

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu – Hear our Voices

Dr. Joshua Weinstein, the founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices (SKHOV), begins each school day with a message to staff through Zoom.

When we give unconditional love to the others, especially our children, in the classrooms and at home to our own children, we give it back to ourselves”

— Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Joshua Weinstein, the founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices, begins each school day with a message to staff through Zoom. The school has adapted its specialized curriculum so that students with autism can take part in distance education while they are quarantined at home, using Zoom as an education portal.

“Children are now distant from their teachers, friends and family,” Dr. Weinstein said, speaking from his home office. “We’ve closed the schools, children and adults are home, people are working from home and we are being relegated to video conference. Is this going to be our new social norm? While disappointment is natural, this is the right and necessary thing to do at this time.”

Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 that has frozen New York City and the United States, Dr. Weinstein concludes his daily message on an inspirational note before sharing with his social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

“When we give unconditional love to the others, especially our children, in the classrooms and at home to our own children, we give it back to ourselves,” he said.

After the message, the staff breaks off into groups to go over daily educational goals and distance learning schedules. Once the staff has received their assignments, SKHOV educators, therapists and special service providers conduct their distance learning courses to all enrolled students.

“Video chat is not a perfect substitute for real face-to-face intervention and interaction,” Dr. Weinstein acknowledged. “Spending time on Zoom is unlikely to feel as satisfying as being in the same room with our children, it goes completely opposite of our mission of verbal behavior."

While distance learning and homeschooling can be difficult for both parents and children, it is even more challenging for children with autism spectrum disorder who require individualized instructions and custom-made scheduling that provides support and therapy throughout the day. Still, parents of students at SKHOV have expressed their appreciation for the program that has provided valuable relief and excitement to their children during these difficult times.

Until this crisis has passed, Shema Kolainu – Hear our Voices promises to continue its mission to hear the voices of the families and children that they serve, inspiring and encouraging them to achieve their full potential for independence, productivity, and personal growth.

Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices founded by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, offers a broad spectrum of evidence-based education and therapeutic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD) and related disabilities in a warm and nurturing environment. A nonpublic, nonprofit, multi-cultural school, we provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring.

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Social Distancing and Love ❤️ – A Message from Shema Kolainu Founder and CEO Dr. Joshua Weinstein


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