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Rule change may make disability benefits tougher to get

A short while ago, this blog discussed the importance of understanding the application process to seek disability benefits afforded by government programs. The Social Security disability or SSD claims process can be challenging and the challenges may have just become greater thanks to a new rule change. The recent changes eliminate the rule referred to as the treating-physician rule....

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Understanding time limits on medical malpractice claims

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of medical mistakes for victims. There are important considerations to be aware of in medical malpractice situations. It is essential to understand time limits as they apply to medical malpractice circumstances, which are referred to as statutes of limitation. Statutes of limitation must be strictly followed and failing to file a claim...

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The serious nature of misdiagnosis for victims

Victims of medical malpractice are protected through the legal process. According to a study done by BMJ Quality & Safety, about 12 million adults in the United States who seek outpatient care are misdiagnosed by their doctors. The researchers who conducted the study stated that in at least half of those cases, the misdiagnosis had the potential to result...

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Premises liability legal options protect injured victims

At the end of a hard winter, it can be helpful to review premises liability protections available to victims of slip and fall and other types of accidents. Victims may wonder what exactly premises liability refers to. Premises liability law includes a set of protections for victims who have suffered harm on another party’s property. Premises liability claims can...

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Know the most common medical errors in the United States

When you place your health care in the hands of a qualified physician or other professional, you trust that they are going to make decisions that are right for your care and your situation. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are all too common and are the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease....

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Understanding the Social Security disability application process

Being unable to work because of a disability can be difficult to accept and a can be a challenging period in a disabled individual’s life. While Social Security disability benefits can be helpful, the application process may seem complex. Disabled individuals should not, however, be intimidated by the SSD application process and should understand that being familiar with the...

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Texting and driving and other risky acts common for millennials

It is an unfortunate reality that an auto accident is a constant possibility when out on the road. Residents of Kentucky and Indiana are undoubtedly aware of this, some by experiencing it firsthand. Research can often be beneficial to understand how and why an accident might have occurred. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released a report stated...

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Is there a way to expedite the disability benefits process?

If you or your loved one is seriously injured or sick, you are likely well aware that time is critical. You already know the importance of getting medical help right away and notifying an employer of any accommodations or leave requests as soon as possible, and you are almost certainly accustomed to acting fast. That is why it can...

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Avoid these 6 springtime hazards

Around this time of year, a lot of people start thinking about spring cleaning projects. After all, there are many tasks we might have been avoiding during the winter that suddenly seem very important once the warmer weather rolls around. With this in mind, it can also be a good time to remind readers about some springtime hazards in...

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What makes a successful medical malpractice case?

Hardly anyone disputes that doctors, nurses and health care providers have difficult, stressful jobs. They make mistakes. Sometimes, circumstances are outside of their control, and, despite their best efforts, patients die or suffer from terrible complications. That is why it can be very difficult to prove a medical malpractice claim in Indiana or Kentucky. The law is quite complex,...

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