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Iowa Nurse Surrenders License After Being Charged With 15-Year Prostitution Scheme

Carl Markley, a 44-year-old registered nurse practitioner in Ames, Iowa, has surrendered his license after multiple criminal charges were brought against him. The charges against Markley include four counts each of prostitution and pimping. He has also been charged with human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a minor. Markley’s alleged…

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PKSD Newsletter – Evan’s Law to Prevent Window Falls

Recent studies show that accidents involving children falling from windows happen far more often than you might think. In fact, thousands of children suffer severe window fall injuries every year. Annually, there are also several children who die from their injuries after falling from a window. In 2011, four-year-old Evan,…

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PKSD Newsletter: Tips for Finding Affordable and Safe Child Care

Across the U.S., it is becoming harder and harder for parents to find quality child care that is not only affordable, but also reliable and safe. In some locations, families are finding child care so expensive that it actually costs them more than their housing. Below, PKSD discusses some of…

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Why Mitigating Damages is Your Legal Duty After an Injury

If you were injured due to another person’s negligence, you already have a lot to manage. As a victim seeking compensation from the at-fault party, however, you have more than your physical pain and financial costs to deal with. You also have a legal duty to be mitigating damages resulting…

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How Credibility Impacts a Personal Injury Claim

There are many factors that can significantly impact the outcome of a personal injury case. One of those key elements is the credibility of both the injured victim and any witnesses providing a statement. The insurance company will be looking for valid reasons to devalue or deny your claim. One…

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PKSD Newsletter: Enjoy a Safe and Sweet Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, everyone looks forward to spending time with friends and family and enjoying all the festivities. Before you plug in those holiday lights or host a Christmas party, however, PKSD has some important tips and reminders to help keep you and your loved ones safe. This…

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Iowa Restaurants and Stores Cited for Food Safety Violations

Last month, state and county inspectors issued citations to Iowa restaurants and grocery stores for hundreds of food safety violations. Some facilities had to close down as a result. When restaurants fail to adhere to food safety rules, it may cause customers to become seriously ill. Iowa Department of Inspections…

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PKSD Newsletter: Could Injured Workers Have a Third-Party Claim?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that millions of workers get injured and thousands more die every year. Of those individuals, nearly 50 percent have to take time off while they recover from a workplace injury or occupational illness. Annually, these incidents cost workers, their employers and the insurance companies…

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Recall of Two Million MamaRoo Infant Swings Due to Strangulation Risks

The manufacturer of the popular MamaRoo and RockaRoo baby products has recalled over two million of its infant swings and rockers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers that the straps of these products become a life-threatening danger when they are not in use. The unfastened straps hang…

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PKSD Newsletter: Tips for Summer Boat, Jet Ski and ATV Safety

During the summer season, millions of people across the U.S. enjoy the thrill of water vessels and over a million ATVs. Unfortunately, these summer recreational activities can sometimes cause serious accidents and severe or fatal injuries. In 2021, there were 658 boating deaths and an additional 2,641 people who suffered…

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