The Dirty Dozen Contraindications of Spinal Manipulation

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By DR. ANDREW MARK RODGERS, D.C,,M.S.,B.S.,C.F.S. There is a standard of care to be followed that dictates the caution that must be exercised when administering medical spinal manipulation treatments. The medical spinal manipulation can be chiropractic, osteopathic or rendered by other medical or non-medical persons all potentially ending in disastrous results. A definitive diagnosis and prognosis must be reached prior to treatment through a comprehensive history evaluation and examination. There is a systematic medical protocol that must be adhered to. This may even lead to radiological or imaging studies (MRI) prior to spinal manipulative treatment (SMT). Most important in this discovery procedure is to determine if this patient is a candidate for spinal manipulative treatment (SMT). There symptoms may not be coming from spinal or pelvic misalignments. There spinal and or … [Read more...]

Enjamio tabbed co-managing partner at Hunton & Williams

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Juan C. Enjamio has been named co-managing partner of the Miami office of Hunton & Williams. Enjamio co-heads the firm’s labor and employment team. Enjamio's experience is in international litigation, complex commercial litigation, and privacy law. He represents domestic and international clients in discrimination and harassment lawsuits, wage and hour collective actions, ERISA litigation and enforcement of non-competition agreements, and counsels domestic and international clients on employment, labor and commercial issues. … [Read more...]

Hard Rock Café chain faces Las Vegas trademark lawsuit

England’s Cavern Club, known as the birthplace of the Beatles, hit the international Hard Rock chain with a lawsuit Sunday in Las Vegas alleging trademark infringement. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, complained Florida-based Hard Rock Café International has recently opened a small events room called “The Cavern Club” in one of its Las Vegas locations. http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/nov/27/hard-rock-caf-chain-faces-las-vegas-trademark-laws/ … [Read more...]

Florida lawmaker looks to ban texting while driving

By DENES HUSTY III, News-Press James Caskey Jr. was riding his tricycle on a clear August morning in North Naples when he was struck by a car and died from head injuries. In what the 62-year-old Caskey’s widow, Margaret S. Caskey, 64, and her attorneys say is a first in Florida, a Collier circuit judge has ruled that punitive, or triple, damages can be sought in her lawsuit because of her claim that the driver in the crash was text messaging. The driver and defense attorneys deny the allegation. The case is scheduled for trial in March. About the same time that case is going to court, lawmakers will once again debate whether they should make texting while driving illegal. The odds are long that the bill — being co-sponsored by state Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, a highway safety advocate whose daughter, Dori, died in a … [Read more...]

UCF senior wins lawsuit v. Gov. Rick Scott

By Laura Newberry, Senior Staff Writer ORLANDO -- A UCF senior's argument for his constitutional rights has led to the blocking of a controversial state law that required welfare beneficiaries to be drug-tested. Accounting major Luis Lebron was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union last month in a motion to halt the law that the plaintiff said violated his Fourth Amendment rights, which guard against unreasonable search and seizures by the government. Lebron's efforts were successful, and a temporary order for the state to stop the drug testing was put in place by U.S. District Judge MaryScriven on Oct. 24. http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/mobile/news/ucf-senior-wins-lawsuit-against-gov-rick-scott-1.2676296 … [Read more...]