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Blog Posts in March, 2016

  • Should You Release Your Medical Records After a Crash?

    You’ve been in a car accident. You’ve been injured, you’ve sought medical attention, kept all pertinent records, and stayed organized and on top of things. All this, despite the chaotic and traumatic nature of car accidents that leave us a little dazed in the aftermath. Through it all, you’ve kept good communication with your own insurance company. One day, they ask for a medical authorization ...
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  • Baltimore Exploding Toilet Suit Claims Municipal Negligence

    An unusual case of alleged municipal negligence has captured headlines in Baltimore and all over the country: city resident Angela Wright claims to have been mentally and emotionally harmed when her toilet exploded while she was sitting on it. She has filed suit against the City Council, the mayor, and two plumbing contractors for damages. If the suit is successful, insurance carriers will most ...
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  • New Guide Benefits Insurance Companies, Not Workers

    On January 1st, 2015, the workers’ compensation system in Kansas was changed when a new medical guide became the tool for evaluating workers’ compensation injuries. The 6th edition of the workers’ compensation medical guide has removed several injuries that previously qualified injured workers for compensation. Effectively, the new guide makes it harder for workers in Kansas to retrieve suitable ...
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  • Essure Birth Control Device Receives FDA Black Box Warning

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the permanent contraceptive device Essure will receive a "black box label" following complaints of dangerous side effects from thousands of affected women. The device, which is manufactured and marketed by Bayer, is now linked to serious health complications, including life-threatening pregnancies and stillbirths. Essure is a small coil that ...
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