Personal Injury Blog
Being a trucker remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., and the highest number of occupational fatalities each year, by a wide margin, come from transportation accidents. With this in mind, truckers and others who work on the road need to be more careful than ever before.
Medicaid is a massive government program that provides coverage to millions of low-income and vulnerable patients every year. With any program so large, however, unscrupulous companies take their chances at filing overinflated or blatantly false bills.
An egregious example of this was Kool Smiles, a national children’s dental chain. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Kool Smiles was performing unnecessary procedures—tooth extractions, root canals, or pretend root canals—on their young patients and billing Medicaid. In all, the chain was found to have submitted false claims in 17 states, and ordered to pay back $24 million.
Let’s face it: legal matters can be difficult to understand. Latin phrases, like “qui tam,” only add another layer of complexity and keep people from understanding the legal system created to serve them.
But we’re going to demystify part of it today.
It’s no secret that winter hits Nebraska hard, and those conditions can make for treacherous roads and hazardous driving. With a little caution and preparation, you can reduce your chances of a collision and keep yourself safe on the road.
That said, always remember: sometimes it’s just not worth going outside. If there are serious whiteout conditions or a blizzard, stay home. Make sure you have enough food and other supplies before a big winter storm hits, so you can wait it out if the weather is really bad. But if you have to venture out, please:
Nebraska is not immune to the opioid crisis sweeping across America, leaving millions of people struggling with an addiction to powerful painkillers.
Opioids are a class of drugs that specifically bind to the opioid receptors in a person’s brain. These receptors respond to chemicals like endorphins, which help reduce pain and create a sense of pleasure. Opioids include heroin, methadone, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl. Prescription opioids are used to help with serious pain that patients experience after dental procedures or surgery. But these drugs are highly addictive, and when prescribed for minor pain or in too high a dose, disaster results.
Every year, people get trapped in their vehicles in serious winter storms; sometimes just for a few hours, sometimes for several days.
This has led to some horrifying stories, like the woman buried for three days in Maryland, or the family of four trapped in their car for two days in New Mexico. They were all safely rescued, but not every story has such a happy ending.
Service dogs provide an amazing and crucial service for people living with disabilities.
Unfortunately, some people have used these dogs’ recent popularity as an opportunity to break the rules. Fake service dogs, which are really just pets in fancy vests, do not provide critical services or help save lives. These animals present a danger to actual service dogs, as well as to children, since they are not trained the way service dogs are.
If you speed through a residential neighborhood and hit someone with your vehicle, is it really an “accident”? Sure, you didn’t mean to hurt anyone, but you were, in fact, breaking the law, and driving dangerously. Children can come out of nowhere. When you were a child, did you think about “safety first” when playing in your front yard?
Acute hip pain can make life miserable. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, climb stairs, sit, and go through one’s daily activities. Debilitating hip pain is why many people elect to have a hip replacement. A hip replacement is major surgery that can require four to six months for full recovery. It’s definitely the type of operation that no one wants to go through more than once. Unfortunately, defective artificial hip joints and product recalls have forced some people to undergo additional painful surgeries.
The first step you should take toward making a will?
Contact a Nebraska lawyer with experience in writing wills.
You need to make some decisions, such as choosing your beneficiaries, deciding on a personal representative (also known as an executor), deciding who should be guardian of your minor children, and choosing who gets what after you die.
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