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Press Releases from The Law Offices of James Sokolove (18 total)


The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing greater access to the civil justice system, introduced more features to the ground-breaking community site, Mesothelioma Resource Center (MesoRC) to include a Community Marketplace and a Tribute Wall. The MesoRC website also provides a powerful one-stop informational resource for victims and families affected by this rare and aggressive cancer. Since its launch in September 2007, the site has seen continuing

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Adds CFO

The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), a company dedicated to reinventing how people access to the civil justice system, today announced the creation of a new executive role with the appointment of Rob Bunn as chief financial officer. After consulting for LOJS since 2004, Rob will now play a central role in developing and evaluating the Company’s financial direction and capital market activities. “Rob’s in-depth knowledge of LOJS and


The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, conveyed its deep concerns at reports of deadly side effects linked to the hormonal contraceptive ring device, NuvaRing. Used by 1.5 million women worldwide, the device has been associated with a significantly increased risk of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, and in extreme cases, death. “Data has been available since 1995 which clearly

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Highlights Trajedy of Trasylol

Newton, Mass., Feb. 21, 2008 − The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, expressed its continuing dismay following a recent report on the tragedy linked to the drug Trasylol®. According to a recent segment that aired on the CBS program 60 Minutes, the drug’s manufacturer failed to adequately warn doctors and patients of the risks involved in its use resulting

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Warns Consumers of Fentanyl Dangers

The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, cites the mounting evidence of danger associated with the use of the fentanyl prescription pain patch. This week Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Novartis AG\'s Sandoz recalled 25-micrograms/hour Duragesic®-brand transdermal pain patches in the U.S. and Canada due to the risk of accidental overdose resulting from manufacturing defects in the patch.

The Law Office of James Sokolove Sees Needed Spotlight on Social Security Disabi …

Newton, Mass., Jan. 25, 2008 −The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, cites the importance of the startling results of a two-month investigation into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims presented in a recent CBS News video report. The investigation found that up to two-thirds of disabled Americans who apply for SSDI are initially rejected or are subjected to a

The Law Offices of James Sokolove Founder Appears on Diverse Media

Newton, Mass., Jan. 24, 2008 −Attorney Jim Sokolove, founder of The Law Offices of James Sokolove, has long focused on providing consumers with important and timely information. Most recently, that commitment found the attorney reaching out to diverse audiences with back-to-back appearances on a PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) news segment and on a popular rock station’s radio talk show. Sokolove was interviewed for PBS’ “The Smart Consumer” news program and


Newton, Mass., Jan. 21, 2008 −The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing equal access to the civil justice system, has announced the hire of Joel Breen as Senior Manager of Digital Media. Breen’s addition complements the firm’s aggressive business building strategy to broaden consumer access through the maximization of digital channels such as social media, micro sites and interactive marketing. “Providing greater access to legal

Reversing the Rising Trend of Nursing Home Abuse

For Families, Taking an Active Role in Their Loved One’s Care Can Serve as a Powerful Prevention Measure The prevalence of abuse and neglect in nursing homes today is an undeniable and growing problem. However, according to Attorney Jim Sokolove, families can help prevent abuse from happening to their loved ones by following a few simple guidelines. “Although we can’t put a stop to all incidents of mistreatment in these facilities, families

Nursing Home Abuse: Growing Old Without Dignity

When families place an elderly loved one in a nursing home, they expect that he or she will experience quality care in a safe, nurturing environment. But reality paints a much different picture. According to a recent report by the National Center on Elder Abuse, 20,673 complaints of abuse, gross neglect and exploitation on behalf of U.S. nursing home and board and care residents were investigated in 2003 alone. Of

Breaking New Ground in Mesothelioma Research and Treatment

David Sugarbaker, M.D. and Other Pioneers Serve as Inspiration for New Mesothelioma Website Each year, malignant pleural mesothelioma affects over 3,000 people in the United States. Without therapy, most patients will die within 4 to 12 months following diagnosis. But thanks to the dedication of physicians like David Sugarbaker, M.D., mesothelioma victims are living longer and more comfortably—and a cure for the deadly cancer moves closer each day. Dr. Sugarbaker

For Mesothelioma Victims, Knowledge is Power

For people with malignant mesothelioma, a rare and serious cancer caused by asbestos, finding information on their illness can be as challenging as its symptoms. The Law Offices of James Sokolove ( hopes to change this with the launch of the Mesothelioma Resource Center, a comprehensive online resource designed for mesothelioma victims as well as their caregivers and families. “So many of these individuals already feel alone in their struggle,”

Putting a Human Face on Malignant Mesothelioma

Online Forum Gives Victims and Families the Opportunity to Be Heard—and to Heal For most people familiar with the term “mesothelioma”, hearing the word conjures thoughts of courtroom battles, news headlines and hefty cash settlements. But for those directly affected by the illness—one that causes as many as 3,000 deaths each year in the U.S.—mesothelioma has a decidedly human face. \"I lost my wonderful wife of 34 years to mesothelioma in

Mesothelioma Hurts More than Just the Victim

New Website by the Law Offices of James Sokolove Helps Families Cope When a Loved One is Diagnosed When it comes to an illness as serious as malignant mesothelioma—a rare and aggressive cancer for which there is currently no cure—the focus is almost always on the victim. However, according to Attorney Jim Sokolove, founder and principal of the Law Offices of James Sokolove, mesothelioma can be just as devastating for

While a Cure Remains Elusive, Innovative Mesothelioma Treatments Offer New Hope …

Clinical Trials Give Patients Access to the Cutting Edge of Modern Medicine Despite the fact that mesothelioma survival rates have improved, a cure still eludes the medical community. The median survival time following diagnosis varies widely, ranging anywhere from four to 18 months. But although a remedy is not yet available, today’s researchers are using clinical trials to look beyond standard treatments and explore new ways to help mesothelioma patients live

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Leads the Way in Mesothelioma Research and Treatm …

International Mesothelioma Program Focused on Prolonging Survival, Improving Quality of Life for Disease Victims Newton, MA. Oct. 11th 2007. While most of the medical world is still lagging behind when it comes to malignant mesothelioma—a deadly, asbestos-caused illness affecting as many as 3,000 Americans each year, one facility is facing the disease head-on. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is home to the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP), a large-scale initiative

Mesothelioma Emerges as a Worldwide Health Crisis

Death tolls rising in Australia and UK Newton, MA. Oct. 1st 2007. In recent years, malignant mesothelioma has crept out of the shadows as one of the deadliest cancers known to modern medical science. This aggressive disease, almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, kills more than 2,500 Americans each year. But the rapidly evolving crisis of mesothelioma is not unique to the United States. In countries such as the

Mesothelioma: The “Orphan” Cancer

Government funding remains elusive for deadly disease Newton, MA. Oct. 1st 2007. While Americans have long been romanced by campaigns for breast cancer and leukemia research, it may be some time before mesothelioma enjoys a stint in the spotlight. Despite the fact that over 2,500 cases of the disease are diagnosed in the U.S. each year—with as many or more dying from it—the need to develop effective treatments for mesothelioma victims

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