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Mom’s in a nursing home, but is she safe? Tips on how to tell

Posted by James Edward Murrill on November 13, 2018

The day finally came where you had to move your loved one into a nursing home facility.  You did all your research, asked all your friends, and looked at online reviews. You and your family chose what you thought was the perfect place for Mom.  Mom moves in, and your family breathes a sigh of relief. Some of the time, that’s the end of the story.  Mom gets great physical and mental attention, she enjoys and interacts with the staff...

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Residential construction defects: When should I take action?

Posted by Keith Jackson on September 25, 2018

After years of kitchen envy, sketching rooflines on paper napkins and seemingly endless meetings with your financial advisor, you’ve finally hired a contractor to build your dream home. Or maybe you’ve just moved into the buzzing new neighborhood located in the ideal school zone. So what comes next? Read on to see how here-and-there fixes can turn into a new homeowner's nightmare.   Growing Pains: When is it time to question your Contractor regarding residential construction defects? To really put...

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DO I NEED A WILL?

Posted by Kallie Chambers Lunsford on May 15, 2018

Do I need a Last Will and Testament? The most common question I am asked by friends and acquaintances is “Do I really need a Will?” I am a strong believer that all people need a Last Will and Testament. It does not matter how much money you make, whether you own any real estate, or how many things you own. It is your last chance to leave your earthly possessions to your family members, friends, or charities. A Will...

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VAPING: IS IT HARMFUL, AND ARE MY KIDS DOING IT?

Posted by Rob Riley on May 15, 2018

VAPING: IS IT HARMFUL, AND ARE MY KIDS DOING IT? “Big Tobacco”. Those two words have become synonymous with deadly products, deceptive advertising, and manipulation of our youth. In recent years, anti-smoking consumer advocacy groups like thetruth.com have saturated media with campaigns such as “Let’s Finish Smoking for Good”. And it is working. The most recent statistics from thetruth.com show that only 6% of American teens smoke, a drastic reduction from 23% in 2000. But that is only part of...

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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH BITCOIN?

Posted by James Edward Murrill on April 26, 2018

Bitcoin has been in the news lately, and you may be wondering what it is and whether it’s legal. Before discussing those topics, please understand that Riley & Jackson is a law firm and not an investment service. We don’t offer investment advice, so if you are thinking about buying or using bitcoin, you should discuss that with your financial advisor. Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency that can be used to purchase things from people or businesses who have...

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Opioid litigation, why is it happening and what does it mean for patients who legitimately need pain relief?

Posted by Keith Jackson on March 28, 2018

Opioids, opioid addiction, and “pill mills” are increasingly in the news.  The president recently declared a public health emergency related to the growing opioid addiction crisis. Within the past year, hundreds of local governments filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.  Why? And what does this mean for Americans who legitimately need long-term pain relief? We answer these questions below.  But first, we look into other frequently asked questions about opioids. What are opioids? How do opioid medications affect our...

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