immediate family member

immediate family member

Medical practice A person's spouse, child, child's spouse, stepchild, stepchild's spouse, grandchild, grandchild's spouse, parent, stepparent, parent-in-law, or sibling. See Next-of-kin.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly half of all American adults have an immediate family member who has experienced incarceration, according to a new study, underscoring the extent of mass imprisonment in the United States.
The form of relief can be availed by workers in case of death of an immediate family member.
He said: "The situation here is that my client is in advanced discussions with an immediate family member to enable the debt to be settled in full.
Rodel Batocabe rallied behind the passage of a measure, which recognizes that the death of an immediate family member bears a significant emotional and psychological burden upon a family member.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 states that employees are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period for a personal serious illness or to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition (Boushey & Mitukiewicz, 2014; Graves, 2014).
immediate family member of the deceased to have an account deactivated.
These provisions also allow individuals to be included on more than one inmate's approved visitation list and allow "unmarried inmates to have more than one unmarried person of the opposite gender who is not an immediate family member on his or her approved visitor list." Jon Mejia, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, commented that these provisions were made in response to complaints from inmates and families that spoke a language other than English.
"[P]atients may feel uncomfortable disclosing sensitive information or undergoing an intimate examination when the physician is an immediate family member."
The most common legal events that people experienced in the past 12 months: Credit card trouble or debt collection 11% Caring for an aging family member 8% Death of an immediate family member 8% Rental of an apartment 26% Purchase or lease of an automobile 18% Receipt of a ticket for moving violation 15% Sale of an automobile 11% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Large fractions of the respondents in the World Poll report the mortality of an immediate family member in the last twelve months, with malaria typically more important than AIDS, and deaths of women in childbirth more important than deaths from AIDS in many countries.
Others said it would not increase lawsuits because the case would involve rare situations where an immediate family member would be involved in the accident and have to witness the injuries causing the emotional distress.

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