Earlier this month, the American rescue Plan was passed, and within the plan, there was a two-year extension of the Affordable Care Act. It intends to make health insurance more affordable for more Americans. It is referred to as the most significant expansion of health insurance since the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as…

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Elmiron, an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, has been linked to permanent retinal damage and vision loss. At least 63 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures Elmiron. Those lawsuits have been consolidated and transferred to one federal district in New Jersey. More lawsuits are…

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In February 2021, actress Ashely Judd suffered a crushing injury that almost cost her leg and her life. Thankfully, there were people who heroically helped move her to a hospital where she was able to get the medical care she needed. Even after her surgery, she will still need extensive physical therapy. Ms. Judd is…

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Driver-assist technology offers the promise that computer software can respond quickly to emergencies to prevent accidents. The designers and makers of automation-equipped cars assert that computer software doesn’t drive while intoxicated. The software doesn’t drive while tired or while talking on a smartphone. Automated technology should supplement the car driver’s focus while driving. The technology…

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A recent insurance company study asked workers’ compensation professionals to identify the “disruptions” in their profession in 2020. Disruptions are factors that are changing the how workplace injuries happen, how they’re handled, and how the payments are affected. Healthesystems conducted a survey, during the past three years, of professionals at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability…

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It happens time and again on America’s highways: a semi-truck or 18-wheeler starts to slide or skid. When the truck stops, the trailer part of the truck wraps around the tractor/cab. The trailer ends up at a 90-degree angle from the tractor. The driver of the truck likely suffers serious injuries or dies. Any vehicles…

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Traumatic brain injuries dramatically change lives. Victims who suffer moderate to severe TBIs lose cognitive, physical, and emotional abilities. Many TBI victims need to treat with neurosurgeons, psychologists, physical therapists, speech therapists, and other medical professionals. There is some promising news for diagnosing a TBI according to a recent ABC story. In a January 2021…

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If you have ever watched someone climb up a telephone pole to repair it, then you have a slight idea of what workers in tree felling do every day. This occupation is highly dangerous not only because of the heights they work from, but the numerous other variables that can go wrong while cutting trees.…

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People often assume that eighteen wheelers are just oversized vehicles sharing the road with them like any other vehicle. They do not stop and consider the dangers involved or the regulations these big trucks are subject to for their safety and the safety of their operators. When the legislation put in place for commercial trucks…

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