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Jun 29, 2020

Mississippi Rural Hospitals in Midst of a Crisis

By |June 29th, 2020|Covid-19|0 Comments

Rural hospitals are in a crisis throughout the United States, and Mississippi is no exception. However, Mississippi faces a greater risk than any other state when it comes to hospital closings. This is because Mississippi is the most underserved state in the country, medically – and things are about to get much worse. Consulting firm Navigant released a national report on rural hospitals early in 2019 that showed 48 percent of Mississippi’s rural hospitals are [...]

Jun 23, 2020

Open Roads Have Led to an Increase in Excessive Speeding

By |June 23rd, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

There’s nothing quite like the open road. However, the open roads across the country have become increasingly dangerous during the pandemic lockdown. Mississippi is no exception. With fewer vehicles on the roads due to stay-at-home orders, employment layoffs, and other reasons, law enforcement agencies have been reporting an increase in excessive speeding. WAPT spoke with Sgt. Kervin Stewart of the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), who said there has been an “uptick” in people driving 100mph [...]

Jun 16, 2020

Is There a Connection between Vaping and COVID-19 Complications?

By |June 16th, 2020|Covid-19|0 Comments

Even though parts of the world are seeing a decline in new cases of COVID-19, it doesn’t mean that scientists and other researchers aren’t looking at every angle of the virus possible in order to save lives. One of those angles includes the impact vaping would have on how patients suffer from COVID-19. Right now, we definitely know that the elderly and anyone who is immunocompromised are at higher risk of suffering from COVID-19. However, [...]

Jun 12, 2020

Can Having Coronavirus While Pregnant Lead to Birth Injuries?

By |June 12th, 2020|Birth Injury|0 Comments

Multiple studies have been conducted across the globe of pregnant women and those who have given birth during the Coronavirus pandemic. The studies have shown that the risk of transmitting the virus to the baby during childbirth is low, and that there is no direct link found between COVID-19 and birth injuries. The Nuffield Department of Population Health conducted a study of 427 pregnant women who tested positive for the Coronavirus in the United Kingdom. [...]

Jun 1, 2020

Was Your Sciatica Misdiagnosed?

By |June 1st, 2020|Car Accident|0 Comments

People seem quick to look right at sciatica as the problem they are having when facing pain in the lower region of their body, however, sciatica is often misdiagnosed when there are other serious problems present. Piriformis is a muscular disorder that is often mistaken for a herniated disc and even sciatica, leaving patients untreated and in a lot of pain. Piriformis syndrome occurs when the muscle known as the piriformis in the buttocks causes [...]

May 26, 2020

The Possible Long-Term Health Impacts of COVID-19

By |May 26th, 2020|Covid-19|0 Comments

COVID-19 is a global pandemic, and the United States is dealing with the peak in various states. Mississippi has also been impacted: as of late April, there were just under 6,100 confirmed cases, and 229 deaths. However, there have been reports of more than 370,000 people being officially declared as recovered from COVID-19. What does this mean, exactly? Today, we are going to look at some of the potential long term effects of the virus. [...]

May 18, 2020

Helping Someone Else Apply for SSD

By |May 18th, 2020|Personal Injury|0 Comments

There are multiple ways in which you can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) but one of those methods (in-person) is not available because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of Social Security offices across the country have closed to the public because of stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. Even though the Social Security Administration (SSA) is an essential operation, employees are either being asked to work fewer hours or work from home. This means [...]

May 12, 2020

Complaints Regarding Quality of Ventilators and Masks from China Lead to Halt in Export

By |May 12th, 2020|Firm News|0 Comments

Recent complaints from leaders across the globe regarding the quality, or lack thereof, of medical equipment being made and exported by China, has led to the country halting its exports. The announcement was made earlier in April by the General Administration of Customs. With the halt on exporting medical supplies, Chinese officials are examining all of the ventilators, N95 respirators, and various other defective medical supplies before sending them out of the country to any [...]

May 4, 2020

Does My Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19 Losses?

By |May 4th, 2020|Covid-19|0 Comments

The current coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on businesses that rely on the general public for its revenue. Even businesses and small companies at the top of their game have been feeling the pinch – closed down completely with no re-opening date in sight. Just about every business owner has insurance policies in place to protect themselves in case of disaster – it’s called business interruption insurance and it’s meant to cover losses [...]

Apr 28, 2020

“Dicamba Drift” and Monsanto’s Legacy as the Company Store

By |April 28th, 2020|Defective Products|0 Comments

In Merle Travis’ lament “16 Tons,” an unnamed coal miner asks St. Peter to spare him another day, because he “owes his soul to the company store.” Company stores may have faded away, but that hasn’t stopped mega-businesses and corporations from finding creative ways to keep their employees and customers beholden to them. And no corporation deserves the moniker more than Monsanto. Monsanto’s many controversies are well-known, but the latest involves dicamba: a powerful compound [...]

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