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5 Tips for Retrieving Medical Records

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It is essential to obtain this patient authorization form as soon as possible, and to verify that all the information is filled out, signed, and accurate.

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Military Families Outraged and Betrayed Over PFAS Dangers

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Even small doses of PFAS have been linked to various forms of cancer, reproductive damage, and immune system harm—to name just a few.

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Valsartan Cancer Lawsuits Due to N-nitrosodimethylamine

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Volatile NDMA has been shown to potentially induce tumors of the lung, bladder, kidney, liver, pancreas, esophagus, and tongue.

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$8 Million Asbestos Exposure Verdict for St. Louis Auto Mechanic

By USClaims

Bennett claimed he had been exposed to asbestos over the course of his time as an auto mechanic with Ford.

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Will Vaping Injuries Bring a Storm of Litigation?

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An outbreak of serious illnesses that are allegedly tied to vaping will almost certainly result in a virtual storm of litigation against the manufacturers of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies.

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Lion Air Lawsuits Settled by Boeing

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A $100 million compensation fund was set up by Boeing earlier this year, which will pay the families of each person who died in a 737 MAX crash

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NHTSA Investigates Poor Frame Welds on Jeep Wranglers

By USClaims

As more and more vehicles or vehicle parts are recalled, more consumers will be filing lawsuits for the injuries caused by these dangerous vehicles.

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Amazon Knew Hoverboards Were Prone to Exploding

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The original claim alleged Amazon sold a hoverboard, which later caught fire, resulting in severe injuries to the plaintiff as well as destroying a home.

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Quadriplegic Crash Victim in Dallas Wins $37.6 Million in Honda Seat Belt Lawsuit

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According to NBC News, a Texas jury awarded a woman paralyzed in a 2015 car crash of $37.6 million after she sued the automaker, Honda.

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Bicycles, Scooters, Skates and Skateboards—The Four Things Most Likely to Send Kids to the ER

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In 2014, there were 439,960 emergency room visits resulting from a fall from a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, or a scooter.

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Greyhound Lines, Inc. Ordered to Pay $27 Million After Bus Crash in Pennsylvania

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Forty-five-year-old Mark Soberay was a survivor in the Greyhound bus crash which killed one Vietnam tourist and injured more than 40 other passengers.

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Negligent Colorado Truck Driver Kills Four, Injures Six But Only Has $750,000 in Liability Insurance

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Truck Driver Driving 75 mph in a 45 mph Zone When Collision Occurred. Truck Driver Charged with 36 Felonies.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Stemming from Tesla Model X Autopilot Crash

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The wrongful death lawsuit also alleges Tesla failed to warn, engaged in false advertising, breach of product liability, and defectively designed the product.

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3M Agrees to Settle Lawsuit with Alabama Water Authority

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When the US Environmental Protection Agency tested the drinking water in 2016, they found it tested above lifetime exposure guides for PFOA and PFOS. WMEL provides water to approximately 53,000 people.

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Infections Caused by Leaking Breast Implants Leave Women Fighting Insurers

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In 2017, literally thousands of breast implant problems flooded the FDA’s system, with more than 4,000 injury reports filed in the last half of 2017, and a whopping 8,000 in the first six months of 2018.

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One of the Largest Jury Verdicts in Colorado History Awarded to Denver Bicyclist Paralyzed in a Car Crash

By USClaims

Injuries from bicycle accidents can be so serious they leave the victim unable to work for weeks, months, or perhaps even for a lifetime.

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Number of Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket

By USClaims

Clients who have been injured as the result of a pedestrian accident could find themselves with serious injuries and medical expenses they are unable to pay.

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Merck to Face Growing Number of Zostavax Lawsuit Claims

By USClaims

Did Merck Exhibit a Failure to Warn? Many patients who received the Zostavax injection subsequently filed product liability claims against Merck.

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Report Suggests J & J Was Aware for Decades that Talc Products Contained Asbestos

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Johnson & Johnson talc lawsuits resulted in a “watershed” verdict in St. Louis when 22 plaintiffs succeeded in a claim against J & J which alleged asbestos-tainted Johnson’s Baby Powder and Johnson’s Shower to Shower was responsible for their ovarian cancer.

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National Law Journal Names USClaims The Best Funding Provider in California

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Top-ranked pre-settlement funding company takes home the top award in California.

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Obstetrician Who Called Broker During Delivery Hit with $33.8 Million Birth Injury Malpractice Judgment

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Doctor walked away from the mother in labor several different times—once long enough to take an eight-minute phone call from his stockbroker. The baby, suffered a birth injury of severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen.

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Wearable Technology and Personal Injury Claims

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Helping Clients with Personal Injury Claims When Wearable Technology is an Issue.

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Increased Risk of Invokana Amputations

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Manufacturers knew—or should have known about the serious side effects of Invokana, including Invokana amputations.

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Another Airline Lawsuit When Colorado Man Sues Southwest Airlines After Suitcase Falls on His Head

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Airline lawsuit are a more frequent occurrence as more injured travelers step forward to hold airlines accountable. While injuries occurring during a flight are not particularly common given the number of people who fly each year, there are consequences for the airlines when negligence leads to an injury.

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Working in an Office Doesn’t Always Mean You’re Safe

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Even with taking precautions, it is possible to still get injured at the office. If you have initiated a lawsuit surrounding an office-related fall or other injury, but worry about your ability to keep up with all of your expenses, call USClaims.

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Lawsuits Filed in Mississippi Casino Bus Crash

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USClaims can help pay medical expenses related to bus crash injuries as well as regular monthly expenses if unable to work in anticipation of a court judgment or settlement.

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J & J to Begin Settling Pinnacle Hip Claims

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It is not entirely clear whether this latest settlement would cover all remaining Pinnacle lawsuits. Over the past two years, Dallas juries have ordered J & J to pay nearly $1.7 billion…

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Can I Get Paid for Missed Work Following a Car Accident?

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If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement for lost wages caused by a car accident, call USClaims.

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Pelvic Mesh Lawyer Claims Settlements are “Puny”

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Clients injured as a result of an operation using pelvic mesh may find themselves with medical expenses they are unable to pay, and could also be unable to work due to the severity of the symptoms. USClaims can help.

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Whiplash to Broken Bones – 5 Common Car Accident Injuries

By USClaims

Injuries often require hospital stays, doctor appointments, and physical therapy to heal properly, all which can be very expensive. At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding assistance.

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The Use Of Cell Phone Evidence In Accident Cases

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A valuable source of evidence is carried by virtually every driver – a cell phone. GPS tracking might help determine speed or might indicate where a driver was located before an accident.

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Were Visitors to the Grand Canyon Exposed to Radiation?

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Should it turn out that both Park employees as well as visitors to the Grand Canyon Museum received unacceptable levels of radiation exposure, the litigation regarding that exposure could drag on for years. USClaims can help your clients pay their medical expenses related to radiation injury.

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Distracted Driver Lawsuits on the Upswing

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There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that distracted driving is becoming more and more prevalent.

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The Gig Economy And Employer Liability

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There are several ways in which an employer may be found liable for the actions of independent contractors.

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Shingles Vaccine Zostavax Side Effects

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Some patients who received Zostavax, developed Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, which is a type of Bell’s Palsy, while other patients developed postherpetic neuralgia.

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New Technologies Could Potentially Prevent Thousands of Truck Accidents Annually

By USClaims

Any time a passenger vehicle collides with a large commercial truck, those in the passenger vehicle are extremely likely to suffer serious injury or death.

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Serious Burn Injury Cases

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According to the American Burn Association, there were 486,000 burn injuries in the United States that required medical treatments . If you are representing a client that has suffered a serious burn injury, they may be entitled to substantial compensation for their injuries…

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Top Tips for Avoiding Snow Related Accidents

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The combination of snow and ice make for slippery surfaces everywhere. Whether you plan on driving in snowy conditions, walking to the store, or participating in winter activities (ice skating, sledding, snow skiing), it is important that you take certain safety precautions…

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Another Blood Pressure Drug Valsartan Recalled for Possible Cancer Risk

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Another Blood Pressure Drug Recalled for Possible Cancer Risk.  Food and Drug Administration is now investigating the causes of impurities known to be carcinogenic in multiple blood pressure and heart medications.

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Georgia Supreme Court Recognizes Legal Funding as Investments, Not Loans

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Georgia Supreme Court ruled that legal funding is not a loan, but rather an investment. In a consumer legal funding transaction the plaintiff must only repay the funds if their lawsuit is successful, and the amount to be repaid is limited by the funds recovered in the lawsuit.

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Increased Alcohol Consumption During December Holidays

By USClaims

During these celebratory times, many people tend to find that they consume alcohol more than they usually do during other times of the year. This may result in injury or even death.

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Common Holiday Decorating Injuries

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While holiday decorating may seem like a harmless activity, certain decorations are more dangerous than others and can cause serious injuries and in some cases death.

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U.S. Claims Open for Business in Illinois

By USClaims

U.S. Claims now brings that same success to Illinois residents and has begun to offer pre-settlement funding solutions in the state.  Plaintiffs awaiting a lawsuit settlement can now receive cash before their case settles with no out of pocket cost and the transactions are non-recourse to the claimant, do not require a credit check, and – best of all – nothing is owed unless the claim is successful.

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Sprains, Strains, and Tears: The Most Common Workplace Injuries

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Work can certainly be emotionally and mentally taxing, but according to numerous statistics, it can also be physically harmful. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics in 2017, 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illness were reported by employees within the private sector. Of these injuries and illnesses, sprains, strains, and tears is the most common type of manufacturing injury/accident category by both the frequency of workers’ compensation claims and their severity.

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A Risk of Weather-Related Crashes: Hydroplaning

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Snow can worry a lot of drivers; it can cause traffic delays, slippery roads, and even ice. But there’s another risk of snow that many drivers don’t consider: hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when standing water on roadways causes a car to rest on the water rather than the roadway. When this happens, it removes the driver’s ability to maintain steering and control of the vehicle.

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Wintertime Slip and Falls Create Serious Risk of Injury

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We all know the dangerous winter conditions bring slip and falls. Snow and ice make driving so unsafe at times that both schools and businesses experience delays and even closures. And though we try to be very mindful of the risks involved with driving in such conditions, rarely do we give as much consideration to the dangers lurking right on the sidewalk. During the wintertime, snow and ice may prove a large risk for slip and fall injuries.

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Companies Facing Financial Pressure Experience More Common Workplace Injuries

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While maintaining control for other factors, the rates of injury or illness are five to fifteen percent higher during periods where a business meets or barely exceeds its analyst forecasts. These rates are much higher than those businesses that miss or comfortably beat their forecasts. Data from OSHA shows that one in every 24 employees is injured in companies that barely miss or just make analyst earnings, while only one in 27 is injured at companies that miss or comfortably beat them.

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Non-Licensed Drivers Responsible for 20 Percent of All Auto Accidents

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There are many risks involved in driving, and many laws in place in order to minimize them and create as safe of an environment as possible. One such law is the requirement of a valid driver’s license when operating any motor vehicle.

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America: The Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

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For many women and their loved ones, giving childbirth not only evokes an overwhelming feeling of joy and anticipation, but also fear. While bringing new life into the world is truly a miracle, our knowledge and apprehension of the risks effecting both mother and baby can overwhelm us with a feeling of great concern; and…

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Medical Malpractice a Common Cause of Paralysis

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When someone suffers an injury or damage to his or her spine or brain, and the signals between your brain and your muscles no longer function correctly (either from being interrupted or completely blocked), it can cause one to partially or fully lose their ability to move those muscles. Paralysis can affect one or both sides of one’s body.

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A Fall Down the Stairs Can Devastate the Head and Spine

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For thousands of years, humans have conquered the problem of changing elevation by building stairs. No doubt for just as long, we have feared to careen down them. After all, the human body isn’t indestructible, and what could pose a greater combined threat than gravity, velocity, and a rapid series of 90-degree angles? One of…

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Car Safety Systems Impact on Car Accident Injury Statistics

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In 2017, more cars than ever took to the roads equipped with advanced safety systems. Auto manufacturers have spent millions on these technologies with a single goal in mind: to save lives. But when the National Safety Council analyzed car accident injury statistics for U.S. car crash fatalities in 2017, it found that compared to the…

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A Hit-and-Run Driver Has Fled Your Accident Scene. Now What?

By USClaims

Nearly 1 in 5 drivers has been involved in a serious car crash that resulted in someone needing to go to the hospital, according to a 2016 report issued by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The same report found that 1 in 9 drivers has been seriously injured in a crash. Most of us imagine that we know what to do after we’re involved in a motor vehicle accident.

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When You Get Rear Ended, Pre-Settlement Funding From USClaims Moves You Forward

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Five months after she and her children’s father separated, “Christa” (not a real person) finally had the new morning routine down to a science. After rousing the kids from bed, getting them dressed, and making sure they had something approximating a breakfast, she would walk them to the bus stop.

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Don’t Let a Work Accident Cut into Your Productivity

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It was only Tuesday, but it was already shaping up to be a long week for “Melvin” (not a real person). His student loan payment was due by the end of the week, and his cat was sick, necessitating an expensive visit to the vet.

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When the Sudden Loss of a Primary Earner Impacts a Family, USClaims Can Help

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Eight months after Eric (not a real person) died, the main consolation for his widow remained that he probably never knew what hit him. Their attorney knew that a trial would likely award Eric’s estate a substantial sum, and he counseled the family to hold out for a comparable settlement offer.

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When Botched Medical Treatment Bleeds You Dry, USClaims Injects Liquidity

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Aaron (not a real person) hated needles, and so he dreaded the increasingly frequent appointments for his knee at the outpatient clinic. It was there, during a procedure that Aaron could barely stand to think about, let alone watch, that a medical technician would insert a frighteningly large gauge needle into his osteoarthritic knee and inject it with a corticosteroid-laced mixture of lubricants.

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If You Suffered a Bad Break at Work, it Might Not Be Your Fault

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“Grant” (not a real person) worked for a private moving company, loading and unloading the company truck several times a day. He was tall and strong, but he also knew when a lighter touch was called for, such as when handling valuables.

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A Medical Misdiagnosis Can Set You Back Years

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“Andrew” (not a real person) had been undergoing treatment for his multiple sclerosis for six years. In that time, he’d undergone dozens of MRI exams, paid a small fortune for medications, and, he joked, “seen more of my doctor than my wife.”

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USClaims Keeps Bills Paid for Victims of Traumatic Falls

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“Julie” (not a real person) wasn’t just a teacher: in the town where she had taught elementary school for more than 30 years, she was an institution.

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Incorrect Dosages Can Threaten Both Your Life and Your Wallet

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“Andy” (not a real person) loved to work with his hands and had crafted several pieces of wooden furniture in his garage workshop, so when rheumatoid arthritis began to creep into his extremities, it hit him especially hard. He tried to keep at his hobby through the pain in his wrists and hands, but it…

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Insurance Companies Hoping to Price Out Plaintiffs in TN

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The insurance industry claims a proposed Tennessee bill would preserve more money for injured parties but the only winners are the insurance companies themselves.

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