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Dangers of Botulism with Botox
Hernia Patients in Pain as Skin Procedure Fails
What can I be compensated for after an accident injury that was not my fault?”
Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Legal Minute - I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Monster Energy Drink Accused of Teen Death
Legal Minute with Sacramento wrongful death attorney, John Demas
Sacramento dog bite attorney- Legal Minute
Legal Minute: “Who Pays for my Expenses If I’m Injured By A Driver Who Doesn’t Have Auto Insurance?”
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
As Greed Grows in Trucking Industry, Driver Fatigue Is a Problem Facing All Americans
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
Can you protect yourself from a hit and run accident and why do you need uninsured & under-insured motorist coverage?
Personal Injury Claim in California
Should you hire a personal injury attorney after a dog bite?
Skecher Toner Shoes Cause Severe Injuries
The collateral source rule in a personal injury action or tort claim generally prevents the admission of evidence that the plaintiff will be compensated from a source other than the defendant for his/her injuries. This rule...more
On November 15th the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued the opinion of Jeffery Jenkins, et ux. v. City of Elkins, et al. (No. 11-1059). Factually, Mr. Jenkins was an employee of Bombardier Aerospace driving a...more
It’s that time of year! Tis the season for toasts and traditions, presents and parties, secret Santa’s and sexual harassment, lawyers and lawsuits. . . Wait, what? Unfortunately, it’s true. Santa is not...more
The Black Lung Benefits Act (“BLBA”), 30 U.S.C. §§ 801-962, requires coal mine operators to pay compensation benefits, medical benefits, and other benefits to miners suffering disabling occupational lung diseases. In...more
Global Hawk Insurance Company v. Century-National Insurance Company Court of Appeal, First District(February 29, 2012)
This case considered whether an endorsement provided under the Financial Responsibility laws for a...more
Last year, the California Supreme Court held in Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. that an injured plaintiff whose medical expenses were paid through private health insurance could not recover as economic damages...more
Columbia, MO – February 28, 2012 -- To SSA, the word “disabled” is not a medical term. This is the number one reason that the agency will not accept your doctor’s pronouncement that you are “disabled.” To SSA, being disabled...more
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman calls for increased safety measures at construction sites following a fatal building collapse.
Last week construction worker Muhamed Kebbeh died when a two-story...more
If you are a property and casualty insurance provider your selection of court reporting firms should be carefully considered. As you know, legal issues occur on a regular basis and court reporting services are needed...more
CARE CUSTODY & CONTROL EXCLUSION PRECLUDES COVERAGE
Last Friday, in Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Lloyd Technologies Inc., No. A-09-CA-633-LY (W.D.Tex. September 30, 2011), a Federal District Court Judge in the Austin...more
A FSCO Director’s Delegate has allowed an insurer’s appeal of an arbitrator’s decision, which allowed the claimant to pursue accident benefits despite an unsettled WSIB claim....more
In a ground-breaking decision, the Texas Supreme Court today decided that workers compensation insurers are not subject to "bad faith" claims for unfair claims settlement practices under the Texas Insurance Code.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put the insurance industry on high alert. Threat of penalties for failure to report liability claims involving a Medicare beneficiary has raised concerns over properly...more
Collins & Lacy shareholder and Employment Practice Group Chair Christian Boesl explains how the South Carolina Second Injury fund may bar employers, self-insurers or insurance carriers from the fund if they have not submitted...more
Extraordinary Writs is a newsletter published by Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP covering recent developments concerning civil litigation defense in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia....more
Fraud costs the insurance industry billions of dollars each year. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF) estimates that insurance fraud is the second most costly economic crime in America after income tax...more
Under Nevada workers' comp law, the burden of proof is on the injured worker to show that it is more probable than not that the injury or claimed occupational disease is work-related. This makes it very difficult to get a...more
Towing around cargo in a trailer is difficult. Driving with a bunch of cars around is even harder. Of course, truck drivers need to be very experienced and cautious but watching out for them and taking precautions can save...more
The Court of Appeals here confirms my thinking that even if a party would not be liable in suit, e.g., as a governmental entity for immunity or for some other reason (in this case the exclusive remedy provision of the...more
Victims and their families can breathe easier, literally and figuratively, knowing they are eligible for compensation and health benefits under the Zadroga Act.
If you are an EMT worker, NYC firefightre, NYC police office...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
The workers’ compensation system was designed to provide certainty for injured workers in the event of a workplace injury. In exchange for certain benefits, the law does not allow a direct lawsuit against the employer at...more
Occasionally, one of my clients asks me to sign a lien agreement with a company offering to advance money to the client based on the client's potential permanent partial disability award at the end of his claim. I have never...more
To manage the cash flow risks associated with an organizations claims business, successful firms are employing a comprehensive Structured Settlement process to address the strategic, financial, operational, and hazard risks...more
All organizations are faced with a significant number of
employment and liability risk issues during these difficult economic times. Successful firms are employing a cohesive team
and infrastructure to address the...more
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