Vehicle Damage and Your Insurance Coverage

Posted by: Admin on June 20, 2014 in Car Accidents Insurance Coverage

Oh no! You’ve been in a car accident. Thankfully, no one has been injured. Unfortunately, your car hasn’t been as lucky. It’s pretty banged up, and with each passing moment, you fill with dread as thoughts swirl through your head – how much will this cost to repair, will my car have to be replaced, what will I drive in the meantime. One thought brings you comfort in this most dire of circumstances – I HAVE CAR INSURANCE. You quickly scramble to find your policy, buried somewhere in your glove compartment beneath a barrage of children’s toys, fast food napkins, and other odds and ends, but give up quickly, resorting to your trusty smart phone for help – it will have the answer, you think. Siri directs you to this website, and there it is, exactly what you need, a blog post with all the answers to quell your restless mind. You kick back with a cold beverage as you read on.

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The Definition of Injury

Posted by: Admin on June 17, 2014 in Workers Compensation

The legal definition of injury is complicated. The Ohio Revised Code defines what injuries are covered under Workers’ compensation. The statutory definition of injury includes any injury, whether caused by external accidental means or accidental in character and result, received in the course of and arising out of, the injured employee’s employment. It is a broad definition and to be construed in a light more favorable to injured workers.

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Injury vs. Occupational Disease

Posted by: Admin on June 17, 2014 in Workers Compensation

In the world of Workers' Compensation an injury is an incident or event that causes harm to an individual in the scope of someone's work activities. For instance, someone at work lifts a box and sustains an injury to his back. There is an incident, the lifting of the box, and there is an injury or harm to the person's back. There can also be an injury that occurs over time. For example, if someone's job is to lift many boxes every day and, over a period of days, this person develops back pain, this can be considered an injury. It's important to know that to have an allowable injury in a Workers' Compensation claim there must be a diagnosis from a physician.

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Concussion Lawsuits Against the National Hockey League

Posted by: Admin on May 28, 2014 in Concussions Head Trauma

In 2012, retired football players filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) alleging that the organization concealed risks of brain injury. The players argue that the league did not do enough to protect them from concussions sustained during thousands of tackles. Plaintiffs have also placed fault on the football helmet manufacturer Riddell for…

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Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts

Posted by: Admin on May 26, 2014 in Car Accidents

National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a story about a journalist’s harrowing experience test-driving a General Motors (GM) Cobalt. While racing around the track, the car’s engine, and all its steering mechanisms, suddenly shut off. After the journalist managed to slow the car to halt, a GM engineer determined that just a light tug on…

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$100 Million Settlement for Victims Injected with Contaminated Pharmaceuticals

Posted by: Admin on May 22, 2014 in Personal Injury

In September 2012, dozens of patients began exhibiting symptoms of a life-threatening form of meningitis, inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Most cases of meningitis are caused by a viral infection, but these patients had developed a rare form of the condition caused by a fungus. The Centers for Disease Control…

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The Clock is Ticking: Sports and CTE

Posted by: Admin on May 20, 2014 in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Evidence is growing that any hit to the head — from a car accident or a sports injury — can prove devastating in later life. In autumn of 2013, the National Football League (NFL) settled a class action suit brought by players who alleged the league knew far more than it shared about the neurological…

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Spinal Cord Injury Among Seniors on the Rise

Posted by: Admin on May 13, 2014 in Spinal Cord Injuries

The rate of severe injury among older Americans who fall down is going up. Johns Hopkins Medicine recently published findings in the Journal of Neurotrauma following a multi-year study of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients in the United States. The research looked at the emergency room data of more than 43,000 adults, aged 18 and…

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Electronic Health Records Provide Opportunity for Error

Posted by: Admin on May 6, 2014 in Medical Malpractice

In Ohio and throughout the United States, the digitization of health records is underway. While electronic recordkeeping has advantages, recent reports highlight the need for more vigilance when it comes to the potential for errors. For many healthcare practitioners, migrating patient medical information to electronic health records (EHRs) is a costly but necessary measure. Some...

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What To Expect At My Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted by: Admin on April 29, 2014 in Social Security Disability

A Social Security disability hearing is typically about 45 minutes long, but could be as short as 5 minutes or take over an hour.  The hearing is adjudicated by an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”).  In addition to the claimant, the claimant’s attorney and the ALJ, a court reporter and possibly a medical and/or vocational expert...

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