Time To Return To Work? Understanding The Independent Medical Exam

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Most of the time, your work-related injury will heal enough for you to be able to return to your job after a few days, weeks, or months. In some cases, however, things don’t happen as expected. The workers’ comp carrier has expectations that your injury will heal within certain periods of time, based on past history of conditions that are similar to your own. When that time is exceeded, the insurance company may ask that you undergo an independent medical exam (IME).…

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Is Your Doctor Negligent? What Patients Should Know Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Medical malpractice occurs far too often in the United States. In fact, according to recent statistics, medical accidents are believed to cause as many as 200,000 deaths per year. This is especially alarming when compared with the annual number of all other accidental deaths, which at 98,000, is less than half that number. Medical malpractice that does not result in death can also result in injuries or illnesses that can impact the quality of life and take a financial, emotional, and physical toll on victims and their loved ones.…

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Spring And Summer Custody: How To Make An Ideal Schedule For Kids

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With the spring and summer holidays on the horizon, one thing that divorced families with kids need to think about is holiday custody arrangements. If you are just getting to the point of making these arrangements in your divorce settlement, you will need to keep the following in mind: Listen To The Kids One of the first ways to determine where your kids go during the spring and summer holidays is to ask them what they would prefer.…

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