Recently, a 9.1 million dollar settlement was reached in litigation surrounding a defective earplug (3M Earplugs) that was touted to prevent hearing damage, but instead caused it among members of the armed services on active duty. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen talks with cohost, Bryan Goff and attorney Neil F. Nazareth, a principal at Martzell, Bickford & Centola, as they take a look at the 2016 whistleblower lawsuit that started it all, how these earplugs have impaired its users, and future litigation.

When designing a structured settlement for an injured person, we spend a lot of time pre-determining how much money should be set aside for medical costs. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and Ringler colleague, “Jack” McGintee are joined by Johnny Meyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ametros, to discuss the benefits of combining a structured settlement with professional administration and managing the injured party’s medical settlement funds or Medicare Set Aside (MSA) post-settlement.

The jury in Pilliod, et al. v. Monsanto determined that Roundup exposure caused Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and in a historic verdict awarded the couple with a record $2 billion in punitive damages. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Manny J. Valdez, Jr. and guest, attorney Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC., discuss this verdict, the legal strategy in the case, and the current status on recalling Roundup.

On this edition of Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause are joined by Denise A. LettauVP of Advancement for Secured Futures, as they explore the benefits of pooled trusts. Denise will discuss the advantages of working with a non-profit organization that prioritizes the physical and mental health needs of clients, all while providing trustee and trust administration services to the disabled, the elderly and minor children. 

Michelle Caine, J.D.,the Director of Relationship Management at Prudential Financial, and the new President of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) talks with Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and Ringler President and CEO, Geoff Hunt about the advocate for the financial security of injured people in legal settlements, the life companies’ role in the structured settlement planning process, and raising awareness about the benefits of structured settlements.

A jury recently awarded a $151-Million dollar verdict to Travaris “Tre” Smith who was left paralyzed after a 1998 Ford Explorer crashed and rolled over. The case is being structured to help with his long-term care. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with attorney LaBarron Boone from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they discuss this case. 

On this edition of Ringler Radio, we’re talking about preventing concussions in youth sports. Host Larry Cohen is joined by co-host, Nolan Robinson and returning guest, David Kracke, the Brain Injury Advocate-Coordinator for the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), to tell us about CBIRT’s great work in concussion prevention management, and what is being done to make sports safer with smart technology.

On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. talk about a recent settlement in litigation brought by former hockey players against the National Hockey League surrounding concussions and CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) with attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen law firm. Is the NHL doing enough to prevent CTE? And what does this mean for concussion protocol in youth sports as well?

Prescription opioids kill more Americans than car accidents. According to the CDC, six out of 1-thousand babies are born with opiate withdrawal resulting in longterm health problems. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson talk with attorney Celeste Brustowicz, a member of Opioid Justice Team, about the legal work underway among a group of highly skilled attorneys, doctors and civil leaders on behalf of the babies in the opioid crisis.

In Part 2 of Inside Structuring Attorney Fees & the JurisPrudent Deferral Program, Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and guest and Ringler colleague, Phillip Krause discuss how plaintiff attorneys can achieve better control over the timing of their income.

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