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Marijuana in the Workplace
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Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
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Plan sponsors, particularly those that sponsor self-funded health plans, should review plan document provisions in light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen. In...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the clear terms of an employer's group health plan override an employee's equitable defenses in determining the plan's right to recover amounts from a third party. This decision points...more
On April 16, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen finding in favor of U.S. Airways in its quest to recover $66,866 in medical expenses incurred by its employee as a result of a...more
A jury ordered a nursing home to pay over $28 million for fraudulent billing, providing worthless services and for retaliating against two employees who complained about the shoddy care at the facility.
An Illinois district court jury in United States v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc. recently issued a verdict on February 11, 2013 imposing $28.1 million in civil penalties on the operators of a nursing home. The nursing...more
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that could change workers’ ability to hire lawyers to help them bring personal injury suits when their employers have paid for their medical expenses....more
With Halloween right around the corner, what better time to blog about creepy, crawly things that go bump in the night? Or at least just bedbugs....more
New York Erb’s palsy lawyer David Perecman applauds Adrian Clayborn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end is playing outstanding NFL football this season even with damage to his arm caused by Erb’s palsy.
New York nursing home abuse lawyer David Perecman comments on the charges filed by residents at the Garden of Eden Home in Brooklyn. The residents claim that they were abused mentally, emotionally, and financially by adult...more
Here are some items straight from the courtroom that might be of interest to you.
• Father, son win $25 million in Child Abuse suit against hospital. It took eight years, but a young man and his father finally get some...more
Is it too much to ask for a safe place for our loved ones to live? Sure expansive bathrooms and gourmet food are nice, but at the very least, shouldn't we be able to expect a safe environment free from violence?
Yet as an...more
Client Alert about the Massachusetts laws regarding liability for damages from snow and ice...more
OSHA requirements regarding first aid, and analysis of reasons a company should use to decide whether or not to have trained first aid providers....more
If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits, including medical care, under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. However, in order to establish that you have a valid workers’ compensation claim there...more
Earlene Johnson worked as a medical supply technician at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where almost 2,000 veterans may have been exposed to Hepatitis B and C and HIV due to poor sterilization practices. She...more
Simpkins v. CSX Corp., No 5-07-0346, raises the novel issue of whether an employer owes a duty to the spouse of an employee who contracted mesothelioma as a result of her exposure to her husband’s work clothes. This was an...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is conducting two asbestos testing sessions in the El Paso, Texas area for individuals who may have developed cancers such as mesothelioma or other
diseases as a result of asbestos...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce its support for a new bill that would make it easier for sufferers of malignant mesothelioma to prove that their injuries were caused by exposure to asbestos. The bill...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Lawyers Help (http://www.mesotheliomalawyershelp.com). Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos....more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*U.S. Supreme Court Determines That Civil Rights Act Covers Retaliation Claims
*Union Sponsors Wage and Hour Lawsuit As Means To Organize Workforce
*Mere "Temporal Proximity" Insufficient To Allow...more
The law firm of Hissey Kientz has announced the launch of its new
website, Mesothelioma Hotline. The website is a resource for information about asbestos and mesothelioma, and will provide mesothelioma patients and their...more
The law office of Hissey Kientz, LLP and its team of experienced
mesothelioma lawyers announced today that it will continue to fight for the rights of household mesothelioma victims in light of a decision by the 14th Court...more
This study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is set up to show the faults of past public relations concerning asbestos and suggests that we use this as a paradigm for future health hazards. Exposure to...more
This study is about the controversy over the different types of asbestos particles and how harmful they are. Asbestos is extremely dangerous if inhaled and often causes fatal diseases later in life. Some of these diseases...more
This article examines the idea of the "controlled use of asbestos". Asbestos is very dangerous when inhaled and can cause several serious diseases. Some of these diseases include but are not limited to mesothelioma,...more
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