How Do I Qualify for Disability Benefits for Lupus?

If you have lupus, you might qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security disability income (SSDI). In order to qualify for benefits, your condition must significantly impair your functions. Your impairments must also meet the criteria set by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Social Security Administration only lists systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as an […]

Using Income Tax Free Structured Settlements to Maximize Compensation Recoveries

After we have won your case and recovered monetary damages, you, the plaintiff, will need to collect your compensation from the defendant’s insurance company. The most common types of cases are: Personal Injury A personal injury case is a civil case where someone who’s been harmed files a lawsuit seeking money from the person believed […]

Disparity in Death Rates for Black Mothers & Their Babies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are two of the leading causes of maternal death. Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, including pre-eclampsia, have also been on the rise in the last two decades, increasing 72 % from 1993 to 2014. Last year, a report from the Department […]

Danny Cornell Law Receives Heartfelt Letter from Appreciative Client

At Danny Cornell Law in Southeast Iowa, we proudly stand up for people living with disabilities but who are not getting the Social Security Disability (SSD). The job can sometimes be quite difficult as we go toe-to-toe with the Social Security Disability Administration, major insurance companies, and employers. But we never lose hope and we have […]

Burlington Pays $2 M to Family of Woman Killed by Office

A Southeastern Iowa city has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a woman who was mistakenly killed by a police officer. A federal court was notified this month that the settlement in Burlington was reached in the wrongful death lawsuit. Autumn Steele, 34, died after she was shot in the chest by […]

Iowa Supreme Court Reduces Government Liability for Unsafe Road Conditions

An Iowa Supreme Court decision could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible for injuries caused by road maintenance issues. The court, in a June 8 ruling, said a northern Iowa woman cannot sue Humboldt County for their failure to remove a concrete wall installed by a farmer […]

Iowa’s Conflicting Firework Laws Result from Public Safety Concerns

The Fourth of July — arguably America’s favorite national holiday — is just around the corner, which means people coast-to-coast are thinking of celebrating with fireworks. For Iowans, though, whether or not they can ring in Independence Day with a literal boom is not clear due to state, federal, and county laws conflicting with one […]

Wrongful Death Claims in Iowa

A death that was caused by another person or entity’s negligent or wrongful acts can qualify as a “wrongful death.” When a wrongful death happens in the state of Iowa, the damages that are awarded to beneficiaries of the deceased are distributed as part of that person’s estate. Wrongful death claims can be filed in […]

Supreme Court Addresses Iowa’s Controversial Forfeiture Policy

Iowa’s Supreme Court recently made a ruling that will hinder law enforcements attempts to seize cash and property it believes is associated with a crime. The court ruled that police can’t force people to answer questions about seized property before returning it. The decision will also require courts to determine if law enforcement properly and […]