Monthly Archives: September 2017

Been Denied Social Security Disability? 3 Legal Steps You Should Take

You have made it through the Social Security Disability application process and waiting period and have been denied assistance. The denial letter that comes in the mail can be absolutely defeating and frustrating. You might feel like the government simply … Continue reading

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CMS Rescinds Ban on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

McKnight’s Long Term Care News reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dropped its appeal of a court decision blocking its ability to ban pre-dispute nursing home arbitration agreements. McKnight’s adds that the move “is being seen as a … Continue reading

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Jailbird Blues: 3 Things You Need To Know About Posting Bail

If you’re ever in a situation that leads to your arrest and you going to jail, there are a few options that you have. One is to wait out your time until you must go to court to see if … Continue reading

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Two Ohio Cities File Lawsuits Against Opioid Drugmakers and Distributors

The Columbus (OH) Dispatch reports Ohio cities Dayton and Lorain have joined the state’s Attorney General Mike DeWine in suing several manufacturers of opioid pain relievers, including Allergan. Unlike DeWine’s suit, Dayton has also sued drug distributors including Cardinal Health and … Continue reading

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How Do Doctors Stay in Compliance with Medical Licensing Laws?

Medical professionals are required to adhere to the code of conduct of their practice and follow the law strictly to the letter. For you to qualify to render medical services, you are required to get a medical practicing license from … Continue reading

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Commute Via Bike? What to Do When a Vehicle Refuses to Share the Road & Hits You

If you are hit by a car while riding your bike, you may experience significant injuries. This may make it difficult to continue playing sports, go back to work or otherwise live your life. What can you do to hold … Continue reading

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Quiz: Can You Spot an Online Scam?

This website has an interesting quiz to see if you might be susceptible to an online scam. Here’s the first question: You purchase a birthday gift for a friend from a small online boutique. The seller sends you a message that … Continue reading

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Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence

AFP reports that “most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the” medications “will work as intended…say” researchers. HealthDay reports that investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing approximately “100,000 antidepressant prescriptions issued in Quebec, Canada, between 2003 and … Continue reading

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Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemicals

Mass Device reports that the Food and Drug Administration “released information on a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) recall of select SpF Plus-Mini and SpF XL IIB implantable spinal fusion stimulators over issues with potentially harmful chemicals which could be toxic to … Continue reading

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How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud: A Guide for Older People, Caregivers, and Relatives

The website Comparitech.com has a good article on elder fraud. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and … Continue reading

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