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Potential Worker’s Comp Rate Cut in Tennessee

29

May

Posted in work injury lawyer, worker's compensation, worker's compensation lawyer, Workers compensation attorney
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Tennessee is currently embroiled in worker’s compensation negotiations. The state has higher costs for businesses to acquire worker’s compensation coverage than many other nearby states, and the companies are suggesting a rate cut.   Doctors in the state suggest that cutting rates that businesses must pay will trickle down to less money earned in the […]

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Suing For a Dental Surgery Error

22

May

Posted in dental error, medical malpractice, medical mistake, Uncategorized
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Medical malpractice is a commonly known area of law, but many people don’t realize that dentist’s are also liable. Dental malpractice is in a separate category from other medical lawsuits, but behaves in a similar way.   Dental surgeries are complex procedures, and while they are less invasive than intense physical surgery they can still […]

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Understanding Whiplash Injury From A Car Accident

15

May

Posted in accident, car accident, car accident lawyer
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While not an actual medical term, “whiplash” has entered into our common vernacular to describe a certain kind of neck injury. We’ve all experienced whiplash at one time or another, and it’s unmistakable when it happens. The shooting pain, the frozen muscles, the darkened vision…it’s an unpleasant experience!   Whiplash can occur in a variety […]

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Americans Consume 80% of World’s Pain Killers

11

May

Posted in Pharmaceutical Drugs Lawyer, prescription drug, product liability
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The growing U.S. dependency on pain medication is a well documented phenomenon. However, a new statistic puts it into sharp focus:   “Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s supply of painkillers — more than 110 tons of pure, addictive opiates every year — as the country’s prescription drug abuse epidemic explodes.   That’s enough […]

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Iowa Receives $1.4 Million in Depakote Settlement

08

May

Posted in Pharmaceutical Drugs Lawyer, prescription drug
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The fight to receive compensation for damages due to Depakote usage has been on for some time now. The major concern has been that while Depakote was approved for treatment of Bipolar disorder, it was also being marketed to treat ailments that it had insufficient testing for. As such, the complications and side effects were […]

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