At Bachus & Schanker, LLC, we want you to be informed about your case. Not only does that mean being informed about the different legal aspects and daily progress on your case, but it means being informed about issues, public policy, and helpful tips and information relating to your situation. Below are suggestions and summaries for different books and resources that may be helpful to you. You may click on any of the links beside the books and directly purchase the books through Amazon.com. Please let us know if you have any questions about these resources, or if there are problems with the links.
“Marla Felcher's year long investigation has revealed case after case of infants and toddlers being seriously injured and killed by these products and case after case of manufacturers going to great lengths to cover this up. It's Not an Accident will expose the inner-workings of the infant products industry, highlighting the tactics used by corporate giants such as Hasboro (Playskool), Evenflo, Kolcraft, Cosco, Graco and Century Products to keep consumers in the dark about their safety records.” Amazon.com
Various experts have estimated that as few as 10% to as many as 60% of the population feels “sick” while indoors--but quickly feel better once they leave their office, home or school. This book contains tools to help individuals evaluate the type of toxic exposure affecting them and to manage the toxic exposure and create a plan to combat the exposure. Amazon.com
“This book offers concrete solutions and step-by-step actions that readers can take to create a healthier environment in their homes. Coverage includes all major areas of house or apartment pollution such as asbestos, lead paint, radon, gas fumes, carbon monoxide, household chemicals, water problems, allergies, cigarette smoke and much more.” Amazon.com
“In a simple and straightforward manner, The Traffic Accident Manual details how to equip yourself with the basic knowledge and tools needed to deal with an accident safely, effectively and comprehensively at the scene and later. It is a manual, a diary/journal and a reference source that is designed to enable the accident victim and their loved ones to participate fully with all events and procedures immediately following an accident and achieve the best possible legal and financial outcome.” Amazon.com
This book is a self-help guide to help crash victims after they have been in an automobile accident. It provides resources and strategies to help the crash victims successfully navigate the road to recovery.
“This atlas covers the issues that face medical examiners and coroners in determining the nature and extent of road traffic fatality injuries as well as the cause, manner, and circumstances of death. It covers everything from “typical road traffic fatality injuries” to “injuries caused by safety/restraint devices” and “autopsy and toxicology testing.” Amazon.com
“There are those who praise HMOs for cutting medical costs, overlooking the presumption that HMOs are taking care of individual patients. Cancilla's as-told-to story about her daughter, Jennifer, alerts us to some major possible dangers of HMOs. She details the eight years of Jennifer's downward-spiraling health and treatment--or lack thereof--including six major operations (the most difficult was terribly botched by a nonspecialist surgeon) and many hospitalizations. The staff of Jennifer's Kaiser Foundation Health Plan hospital saved money by keeping an infected catheter in position and by forcing Jennifer to use home nutrition procedures without sufficient instruction and experienced support. They refused to believe her and family members' descriptions of her pains and problems, regarding her, ultimately, as a nuisance. Finally, the Kaiser staff made no attempt to clean up after Jennifer's violent death; her father's fatal heart attack two days later may in part have been triggered by seeing the gruesome aftermath. The family's suit and the ensuing trial clearly established that Kaiser was to blame for an inhuman series of events.” William Beatty, Booklist
This book “argues that pointing the legal finger of blame blindly or hastily can hinder good medical care. The book proposes focusing first on who should be doing what, for the best delivery of health care, rather than saying 'whom do we want to hold liable.'” Amazon.com
“As a critical examination of the pervasive tension existing between defensive medicine and good, ethical patient care, this book investigates the impact of legalities on medical treatment. Physicians today are apprehensive about the threat of malpractice suits. Kapp explores the extent to which this fear is justified. He examines where physicians get their ideas about what the law requires and forbids, how physicians' perceptions of the law and medicine affect medical care, and whether these behavior manifestations benefit or hurt a physician's ability to practice ethically. Kapp then suggests ways medical professionals can resolve tension caused by conflicting demands and encourage more ethical care.” Amazon.com
This book began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Amazon.com
“This book describes what happens to us whenever we lose someone or something important. We all need a better understanding of the small griefs in life as well as those larger grief experiences that can overwhelm us. It can be used over the years as you encounter a wide variety of grief experiences or as you assist friends in moving beyond grief to good grief. The book examines the stages of grief, from stage one -- a state of shock -- to stage ten -- a struggle to affirm reality.” Amazon.com
“Beginning with the premise that a full resolution to grief is possible, the authors extend this lifeline to readers: complete healing doesn't happen without intentional effort (time alone doesn't heal), and this intentional effort, for complete success, must combine Christian faith and sound mental health practices. In offering these interwoven disciplines, the authors give readers the benefit of both the male and female perspective.” Amazon.com
“This is a true story of the authors' thirteen year employment as a geriatric nurse, a career which ended when he refused to remain silent about patient abuse. This story follows his experience with Nursing Home Abuse, the administration's attempt to cover up abuse, and the federal trial that followed his termination as a 'whistleblower.'” Amazon.com
The author “details her mother's life as a total-care resident in a typical skilled-nursing facility and her own attempts to advocate for better care. Woven into the narrative are specifics about how she monitored her mother's well-being, studying her chart, being present when she was being attended to, explaining her dietary needs, and finding new physicians when necessary. What results is an honest picture of life in a nursing home combined with much useful information for residents' families. A resource list includes nursing home reform organizations.” Library Journal
This book is a presentation of the authors' comprehensive model of elder abuse diagnosis and intervention. It includes information on legal interventions, courtroom testimony, and the criminal justice system. Amazon.com
This book was written by Former U.S. Senator, Presidential hopeful John Edwards. Prior to entering politics, Edwards was a renowned trial lawyer in North Carolina. Four Trials is an account of four of Edwards’ courtroom experiences. The book offers portraits of the victims he represented in Medical Malpractice and personal injury lawsuits, and offers glimpses into his own life background and motivation.
“In America, when somebody does you wrong, you take 'em to court. W. R. Grace and Beatrice Foods had been dumping a cancer-causing industrial solvent into the water table of Woburn, Massachusetts, for years; in 1981, the families of eight leukemia victims sued. However, A Civil Action demonstrates powerfully that--even with the families' hotshot lawyers and the evidence on their side--justice is elusive, particularly when it involves malfeasance by megacorporations.” Amazon.com