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Darlus Silman Humphreys Memorial Scholarship

Darlus Silman Humphreys Memorial Scholarship

The Darlus Silman Humphreys Memorial Scholarship was established by James F. Humphreys, owner of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. in honor of his late mother, who wished to attend college but was financially unable to obtain a college degree. Now a successful personal injury attorney, James Humphreys wants to ensure that other young women […]

HOW TO MISMANAGE A PANDEMIC

HOW TO MISMANAGE A PANDEMIC

By July 29, 2020, there were more than 150,000 reported deaths from Covid-19 in the United States, significantly more Americans than died during World War I. Thousands of additional people were dying every day, with no sign of this horrific loss of life abating. America, with less than 5% of the global population, accounted for […]

PART ONE: LACK OF PREPARATION AND IGNORING EARLY WARNINGS

PART ONE: LACK OF PREPARATION AND IGNORING EARLY WARNINGS

America weakened and dismantled institutions created to respond to pandemics. Covid-19 was not the first global pandemic in modern times. In 1918, the “Spanish flu” swept around the world, killing more than 600,000 people in the United States, which at the time had a population of approximately 100 million citizens. This pandemic was the greatest […]

PART TWO: MISINFORMATION & LACK OF COORDINATION FROM GOVERNMENT

PART TWO: MISINFORMATION & LACK OF COORDINATION FROM GOVERNMENT

The highest levels of government minimized the threat and spread misinformation. The Trump administration initially dismissed the pandemic as a hoax, compared it to the seasonal flu, asserted that the problem was under control, blamed rising case numbers on increased testing, and declared that one day the virus would “magically” disappear, perhaps when the weather […]

PART THREE: POLITICIZATION OF A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

PART THREE: POLITICIZATION OF A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

A public health crisis was politicized in order to enhance the chances of a sitting President’s re-election. The administration repeatedly pressured state governments to re-open businesses and schools even when experts warned that it was too soon, and even when re-opening was contrary to guidelines issued by the government itself. The President even went so […]

Class Actions, Mass Actions, and How to Tell the Difference

Class Actions, Mass Actions, and How to Tell the Difference

Traditional personal injury litigation usually involved one or two persons suing one or two defendants. For example, someone who was injured in a car wreck might sue the driver of the other car. But what happens when big companies sell defective products that injure hundreds or thousands of people who use them, or release toxic […]

Forever Chemicals: The Persistence of PFAS

Forever Chemicals: The Persistence of PFAS

In recent years, there has been increasing concern over PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorakyl Substances) materials, sometimes known as “Forever Chemicals,” because of their persistence in the environment and living things. These concerns have resulted in a large and growing number of lawsuits against companies which manufactured and sold such chemicals, or used them to manufacture […]

The African Travel Ban

The African Travel Ban

Seven days after his inauguration, the President signed a controversial “Muslim travel ban” that targeted people seeking to enter the United States from several countries with majority Muslim populations. This ban was modified after a number of court challenges, and Venezuela and North Korea were added to the list of affected countries, while Chad was […]

Should Sex Crimes Have an Expiration Date?

Should Sex Crimes Have an Expiration Date?

At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we represent people who have been sexually abused and assaulted, and seek to obtain compensation for their injuries. We understand that the criminal justice system often fails to adequately protect vulnerable individuals and deter wrong doers. In part, this failure stems from statutes of limitation (time period within […]

Drivers have a duty to slow down in wintry weather

Drivers have a duty to slow down in wintry weather

On behalf of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Drivers are no strangers to winter weather this time of year. Recent storms have already given the state its fair share of ice and snow, and, since it is only January, there is always the chance that more wintry precipitation is [...]
California Catholic Dioceses Establish New Compensation Program for Child Abuse Victims

California Catholic Dioceses Establish New Compensation Program for Child Abuse Victims

Six Catholic Dioceses in California recently established an independent compensation program for victims who were sexually abused as children by Diocesan priests. The California Independent Compensation Program (ICP) applies to claims involving abuse by Diocesan priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, along with the Dioceses of Fresno, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Diego. […]

Sexual Abuse and Schools

Sexual Abuse and Schools

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented victims injured by the wrongful misconduct of others for more than 40 years. Although many of our cases involve physical injuries, we know that emotional scars can be just as devastating, and that sexual abuse by trusted adults can adversely affect children for the rest of their […]

Sexual Abuse and Protestant Churches

Sexual Abuse and Protestant Churches

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented victims injured by the wrongful misconduct of others for more than 40 years. Although many of our cases involve physical injuries, we know that emotional scars can be just as devastating, and that sexual abuse by trusted adults can adversely affect children for the rest of their […]

Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented victims injured by the wrongful misconduct of others for more than 40 years. Although many of our cases involve physical injuries, we know that emotional scars can be just as devastating, and that sexual abuse by trusted adults can adversely affect children for the rest of their […]

Sexual Abuse and the Boy Scouts

Sexual Abuse and the Boy Scouts

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented victims injured by the wrongful misconduct of others for more than 40 years. Although many of our cases involve physical injuries, we know that emotional scars can be just as devastating, and that sexual abuse by trusted adults can adversely affect children for the rest of their […]

Local boy severely injured while boarding school bus

Local boy severely injured while boarding school bus

On behalf of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, January 25, 2018. A boy, who is 14 years old, is recovering from serious injuries after a motorist struck him as he was attempting to get on a bus to go to school for the day. While he was taken to an area hospital in Charleston [...]
Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has represented persons injured or killed through the wrongful conduct of others for more than 40 years. Sad to say, many such cases now arise through the abuse or neglect of elder citizens living in nursing home facilities, one of our most vulnerable populations.  Although more research needs to […]

The Relationship between Degenerative Disc Disease and Trauma

The Relationship between Degenerative Disc Disease and Trauma

As we age, the discs between our vertebra which cushion the spine tend to deteriorate through normal wear and tear. When they wear down, the vertebra can come in contact, and where they touch, bony spurs called osteophytes can develop. This in turn can result in a narrowing or stenosis of the spinal canal, the […]

The types of medical care spinal cord patients receive

The types of medical care spinal cord patients receive

On behalf of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. posted in Spinal Cord Injuries on Friday, February 2, 2018. After suffering serious spinal cord injuries, an injured party will without a doubt need intense and ongoing medical care. A review of exactly what is involved in this medical care may help others to understand the immense cost in terms of [...]

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