Can a nurse or other healthcare professional sue outside of the worker's comp process for negligent training procedures? Depending on the circumstances, yes. The first person to contract the Ebola virus in the U.S., a nurse, is suing the parent company of the hospital where she worked and contracted the disease for (among other things) negligence. If you work in the healthcare industry, this case could eventually affect you. Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment. [Read More]
Tired of Low-Speed Claims after High-Speed Military Service?
Dealing with the Veterans Affairs (VA) claim system may seem like the slowest crawl through the most boring deployment when compared to military service. Not only are you out of your normal job, but you're put in a position where you need to wait on the VA's multiple processes before you even get a "maybe" regarding your compensation. Instead of twiddling your thumbs, suffering from a yet-to-be-approved disability, or struggling to make income arrangements while you wait on a response, consider a few ways to get basic medical assistance and legal assistance for a faster claim. [Read More]
Struggling Against VA Disability Claim Denial? Fight With More Information
The Veterans Affairs (VA) disability system exists to help veterans in need, but the assistance sometimes falls short. It's important to filter out fraudulent claims and to get the right amount of care to the right people, but there are times where legitimately suffering veterans are denied. The problem could be a lack of paperwork or missing evidence, or your claim may have hit a series of unlucky events resulting in an error on the VA's side. [Read More]
Accidents Happen: 6 Things You Need To Do After A Car Accident
No one expects to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, they're more common than you might think. In fact, about 2.3 million people are injured in car accidents each year in the United States alone. When a car accident happens, you might not know what to do next, especially if you're injured or in shock. Here are four things you should do as soon as a car accident occurs. [Read More]