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How the Social Security Administration Defines “Disability”

  For many people, the term disability is a physical and/or mental condition or conditions, which partially, completely, temporarily, or permanently impairs a person. For example, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) significantly, completely, and permanently restricted the late Stephen Hawking's speech and other physical functions, but ALS did...
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Who Gets the Blame for Drug-Related Injuries?

Determining whom to blame for injury claims involving dangerous drugs requires meticulous investigation. Different types of lawsuits against guilty defendants can arise. Manufacturers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and their employers can be held to account, solely or in combination, depending on the circumstances of the case. Because there are so ...
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Filing an Injury Claim in California

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Car accidents, regardless of severity, are emotionally harmful events that can have long-standing physical and mental consequences, not to mention financial ramifications. In a perfect world, people would have little to no difficulty receiving damages for their suffering. The unfortunate reality is that insurance companies will generally do anythin...
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How Independent Medical Evaluations Affect Personal Injury Claims

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In personal injury cases, insurance companies may offer to provide an independent medical evaluation. On the surface, this may sound like a fair practice, but these evaluations are rarely neutral and are often used to counter the medical opinions and tests of the injured victim's physician. The goal, of course, is to cast doubt on the validity of t...
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Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: What you need to know as a parent

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As a parent, you are responsible for the overall health and wellbeing of your child. Hence, it is important for you to have a clear understanding about the common health conditions that your little one can experience as well. Apart from the common health conditions, you must also take a look at Traumatic Brain Injury. That's mainly because a lot of...
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Do Worker Safety Incentive Programs Encourage Workers Not to Report Injuries?

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Worker safety programs help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. To encourage employees to follow safety protocols, many companies implement incentive programs. But can these programs have the opposite effect? The Problem with Incentive Programs Employers typically implement safety incentive programs with good intentions. Employees are ...
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