Personal injury victims receiving large legal settlements may discover that within a short period of time, the money is gone. Without proper guidance, education and customized settlement planning, a financial windfall can become a financial nightmare. On this edition of Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wright, talk with Greg Micoletti, Director, Structured Settlements at American General about the dissipation of personal injury settlements and what to do to prevent it.

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A report on the state of the Illinois legal system from Stephen D. Phillips reveals many misconceptions when it comes to lawyers, litigation and the civil justice system. That’s the topic of discussion on this Ringler Radio podcast, with host Larry Cohen, Ringler colleague, Mike Casey and special guest, Stephen D. Phillips, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago and former President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association . Hear how the report shines a light on the tort reform debate, frivolous lawsuits, workers compensation in Illinois and how the legal community is separating myth from fact.

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Everyone has heard the stories about the exploding Samsung cell phones, specifically, the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung cellphone owners were either burned from the explosions or the explosions caused severe property damage. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. welcome Gene J. Stonebarger, founder of Stonebarger Law, APC, to discuss the recent problems with Samsung cell phones from a consumer protection and litigation perspective.

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Many women today are opting for a more permanent solution to birth control and Essure has been a top choice. Unfortunately, some women who have undergone the procedure have alleged that they have experienced devastating side effects and injuries. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest Fidelma Fitzpatrick from Motley Rice LLC, take a look at the product and the litigation surrounding it.

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Reports that e-cigarettes have been exploding resulting in severe burns, allegedly due to a battery malfunction, is resulting in litigation. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins attorney William R. Sutton from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they take a look at e-cigarette explosions, what’s causing it and litigation surrounding these products.

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What went wrong when an MV22 Osprey helicopter crashed during a landing attempt during a training mission in Hawaii? A wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of one of the marines killed in this tragedy is revealing some interesting information about this aircraft. Hear about Lance Corporal Matthew J. Determan of Tuscon, Arizona, and his military family, as well as details of the crash with Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Mike Andrews from the Beasley Allen Law Firm.

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Customer feedback is essential to any company and often product or service improvements can be discovered after that engagement with customers. That’s also true within the settlement planning business. Our partners at AIG/American General gathered customer insights from recent surveys and here on Ringler Radio, we’re going to hear the details. Host Larry Cohen and co-host, Melissa Price, Ringler’s new Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer talk with Gina McCall, CSSC, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for American General Life Insurance Company about what customers are saying.

Cases involving big trucks are very different than a standard case involving a car crash with rules and regulations surrounding commercial vehicles that lawyers have to be familiar with in order to serve their clients fully. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Keith Christie talk with Attorney Chris Glover from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they take a look at trucking accident claims involving 18-wheelers and the regulations, technology, insurance, mechanics that can affect the case.

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Companies from time to time rebrand their look and messaging to connect better with audiences. We’re excited to tell you about our own rebranding at Ringler that’s being launched today! It’s the first real change that you can see since Ringler was founded in 1975. Ringler is still the largest settlement planning company in the nation with the experienced and trusted advisors creating the most objective settlement plans for all parties. Listen as Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen along with Geoffrey E. Hunt, Ringler’s President and CEO and Mark Vogel, head of the Ringler Leadership Team talk about what’s new and what it means for claimants, attorneys and our partners.

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There are approximately 25 million veterans from all wars and all branches of service in the U.S., some at risk of developing mesothelioma or another fatal asbestos disease as a result of asbestos exposure. Veterans comprise 30% of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in this country.  In this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Manny Valdez, Sr. talk with attorney Steven Kazan, founding, senior and managing principal of the firm, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, as they take a look at asbestos litigation involving veterans, mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

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