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Is Your Lawyer Trauma Informed A “trauma-informed lawyer” is one who is experienced in representing victims of trauma, especially victims of crime.  Because litigation itself  can be a  traumatic process, it is important  to hire a lawyer who recognizes the role trauma plays in the lawyer-client relationship so as not to revictimized  the client.  A...
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Sexual Abuse by a medical or therapeutic provider is not only a violation of trust and medical ethics but, in many States, it is a violation of criminal and civil law. When you go to the doctor, dentist, hospital, counselor, physical therapist, or any other medical or therapeutic professionals, trust is inherent. But, unfortunately, sexual...
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A civil lawsuit was filed Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Dallas County Court at Law #3, Cause No. CC- 20-00553-C against The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas and its Bishop, Edward J. Bums and former priest Richard Thomas Brown. The lawsuit alleges that when Brown was assigned as an as assistant pastor at Holy Family...
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April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month(SAAM). Each year, advocates attempt to further educate the public on prevention and offer support for survivors. But, in the midst of a global pandemic and with the social distancing mandates in place, support takes on new challenges. For many survivors, social distancing limits access to medical care, counseling services...
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As Covid-19 spreads across the globe, “sheltering in place” for victims of abuse, especially Domestic Violence can cause immediate danger as they are forced to isolate with their abuser. The extreme lockdown with Covid-19, it makes it exponentially more difficult for a victim of domestic violence in the home to go somewhere else and escape...
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Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one...
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HOUSTON — A $20 million lawsuit filed in a Houston federal court by two alleged clergy sex abuse victims is stretching all the way to Rome. “This starts at the very very top, which is the Vatican,” attorney Tahira Khan Merritt said. Merritt, along with attorney Felecia Peavy, represents two adult clients identified as Jane...
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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 The Law Offices of Tahira Khan Merritt PLLC (tkmlawfirm.com) filed a lawsuit today in the 342nd Tarrant County District Court, Fort Worth, Texas. The case seeks to recover civil damages arising out of sexual misconduct  at the Massage Envy Spa, Montgomery Plaza, 2600 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Texas  by ...
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Alcohol and Sleep Last updated on May 26, 2017 Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to...
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Another headline about two woman sexually assaulted by a massage therapist at a reputable Massage/Spa facility. http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/second-victim-comes-forward-in-massage-envy-incident/article_d4053c26-100b-11e8-87bd-a70e1b76d83d.html While there are many reputable massage therapists, some therapist are sexual predators who seek out employment where they can prey on women (and men). If your “gut” tells you they have crossed the line, first, do what you...
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