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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Dec 2

    Accommodating Migraines in a Student's Education

    Accommodating Migraines in a Student's Education
    It seems that there is an increasing trend that more students are having trouble going to school and staying in class as a result of have migraine headaches. One of the unfortunate consequences for children and teenagers who suffer from...
  • Nov 25

    A Complete Breakdown in Support Systems in Sandy Hook Tragedy

    A Complete Breakdown in Support Systems in Sandy Hook Tragedy
    The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate has just released the results of its exhaustive study of the December 2012 horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 children and six educators murdered along with the…
  • Nov 14

    Schools Must Ensure that Web-based Content is Accessible

    Schools Must Ensure that Web-based Content is Accessible
    The issue of accessibility of web-based content is fairly new, given that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 pre-date the internet boom and the growth of innumerable emerging…
Rank this Week: 714

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 710

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jan 25

    Not at Fault in Your Motorcycle Accident? Four Tips to Recoup Your Losse

    Not at Fault in Your Motorcycle Accident? Four Tips to Recoup Your Losse
    If you’ve had a motorcycle accident for which you are not at fault, you are probably concerned about how to recoup your financial losses. Knowing what to do to recover the loss can mean the difference between you being able to stay…
  • Jan 24

    ALJ Hearing Processing Times and Pending Claims: The Statistics Tell All

    ALJ Hearing Processing Times and Pending Claims: The Statistics Tell All
    The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives is the most authoritative voice for disability claimants. According to NOSSCR, the situation is bad and getting worse for claimants. Fewer cases are being granted, and it…
  • Jan 23

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    When fathers are left in charge of small children…
Rank this Week: 1117

Maine Injury, Accident, &…

Maine Injury, Accident, & Disability Law Blog

Covers personal injury and accident law issues in Maine. By the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

http://www.mainepersonalinjurylaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    Space Heater Safety

    Space Heater Safety
    Now that Winter (and chilly conditions) is in full swing, Mainers are looking for ways to safely heat our homes. Space heaters, commonly used portable heating devices, are great alternatives to expensive or inefficient central heating…
  • Jan 8

    Extreme Cold Spell Strikes Maine

    Extreme Cold Spell Strikes Maine
    Maine, like most of New England, is currently in the midst of an extreme cold spell that should be ending this weekend. Temperatures have dropped to subzero levels today along most of the state, and heavy wind chills have contributed to…
  • Jan 4

    'Veterans Helping Veterans' Program Forges Connections and Friendship

    'Veterans Helping Veterans' Program Forges Connections and Friendship
    Launched last February, Maine-based project 'Veterans Helping Veterans' has paired young and elderly veterans together to bond through shared experiences and stories from their military service.  According to an article in the Portland…
Rank this Week: 1079

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Social Security Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Gordon Gates.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyer.us/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Getting initial disability claims granted

    Getting initial disability claims granted
    Working on initial disability claims, from the application itself through the DDS review process, is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job as a Social Security disability lawyer. Most of my practice involves preparing disability claims…
  • Jan 8

    Multiple Myeloma And Social Security Disability

    Multiple Myeloma And Social Security Disability
    Multiple Myeloma is a blood cancer that used to be a terminal diagnosis. However in the past 10 years or so, truly amazing advancements have been made in the treatment of this disease. There are new drugs, like Revlimid and Valcade, and…
  • Jan 3

    "The patient is doing well."

    "The patient is doing well."
    The patient is doing well. I wish I had a nickel for every time I read that sentence in a progress note for a patient who is applying for disability benefits. This statement (and similar language) in a patient's medical records can cause…
Rank this Week: 1156

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 913

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    JP-4 Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease in Vietnam Veteran

    JP-4 Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease in Vietnam Veteran
    We’ve learned thus far that JP-4 jet fuel exposure was more common than Coca-Cola exposure for the majority of Vietnam-era veterans. Vietnam veterans already have enough to worry about with regards to their cardiovascular system. PTSD…
  • Jan 24

    Agent Orange Exposure and C-123 Aircraft

    Agent Orange Exposure and C-123 Aircraft
    On January 9, 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its latest report relating to health effects of Agent Orange exposure. The IOM was tasked by the VA to study possible exposure to Agent Orange by Air Force reservists who worked on…
  • Jan 23

    Why Some Vets Develop PTSD, and Others Don’t

    Why Some Vets Develop PTSD, and Others Don’t
    Some veterans return from war, having experienced horrors most people can’t begin to comprehend, and show no symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress disorder. Others experience trauma that is nowhere near as intense, but suffer from severe…
Rank this Week: 1749

My Social Security Disability SSI…

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog

By Tim Moore.

http://disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.

    Republicans attack SSD on basis of out of control claim growth...but claims are going down.
    Certain members of Congress are setting the stage to attack the Social Security Disability program, based partly on the premise that claims are continuing to rise. However, this graphic provided by attorney Charles Hall shows that really…
  • Jan 21

    There are days when everyone thinks they…

    There are days when everyone thinks they have it rough. And perhaps they really do. But, then, you read a story like this and you feel thankful what you do have. From the article: "Martin Pistorius spent more than a decade unable…
  • Jan 21

    Better ways of tracking glucose levels for type II diabetic

    Better ways of tracking glucose levels for type II diabetic
    If you have type II diabetes, this tattoo seen in the article linked below--and the technology that it signals might possibly be around the corner--is a potential game changer. Perhaps in the near future, type II diabetics will have no…
Rank this Week: 1913

Social Security Disability Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

Covers the Social Security disability process and strategies for winning cases. By Jonathan Ginsberg.

http://www.ssdanswers.com
  • Jan 15

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce

    Local TV Station Highlights Problems with Social Security Hearing Proce
    This is the video segment about Social Security disability delays, hosted by investigative reporter Randy Travis of Atlanta’s Fox 5 TV.   Travis highlights what most Social Security disability lawyers already know – that the…
  • Dec 29

    Hearing Strategies for Claimants with Multiple Medical Problem

    Hearing Strategies for Claimants with Multiple Medical Problem
    Greg writes:  “I have seen many if not all of your YouTube videos and have to say you probably are the best disability lawyer on there. My case is rather unusual in the sense that I do not have one injury, I have three. I have a…
  • Aug 18

    No Jail if You Refuse to Use SSDI Money to Pay Court Ordered Obligation

    No Jail if You Refuse to Use SSDI Money to Pay Court Ordered Obligation
    The Michigan Court of Appeals recently issued an interesting decision in a case called In re Robby Lampart about the right of a state agency to go after a claimant’s Social Security disability to enforce a criminal restitution…
Rank this Week: 1351

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Nov 7

    We've Moved!

    We've Moved!
    The Law Office of Lillian E. Wong has moved.  Please make note of our new mailing address, phone and fax number: 15 Morningside DriveTopsfield, MA 01983 Phone: 978-561-1588 Fax: 978-561-1591As always, Attorney Wong remains…
  • Oct 26

    Lillian Wong Named 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star

    Lillian Wong Named 2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star
    We are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Attorney Lillian Wong has been selected to the Super Lawyer New England Rising Star list for her work in School and Education Law.  Each year, no more…
  • Oct 13

    Know Your Rights! Program

    Know Your Rights! Program
    On November 4, 2014 Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the featured presenters at the Know Your Rights! Program’s education session.   Know Your Rights! educates non-profits on legal issues relevant to their clients and is a…
Rank this Week: 1275

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Long Island Special Needs Law Blog

Covers estate planning and special needs trusts. By Ellen A. Victor.

http://longislandspecialneedslawyer.com
  • Jun 12

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability

    Feeling Guilty Over Causing My Child’s Disability
    Recently, I was reading this review of Toni Braxton’s new memoir, and the reviewer appeared shocked that Ms. Braxton attributed her son’s autism to God’s payback for a prior abortion. I don’t want to get into a…
  • Mar 5

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution

    Now Playing: Kings Park: Stories from an American Mental Institution
    Description: A powerful and very personal documentary about the history and legacy of the Kings Park State Mental Hospital by Filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer will be playing in Huntington at the Cinema Arts Theater, March 23rd, 2014…
  • Feb 6

    There is a Special Place in Hell

    There is a Special Place in Hell
    Four employees of a Long Island group home have been fired and charged with endangerment for pitting two disabled individuals against each other, according to Newsday and News 12 Long Island. Cellphone video of the fight shows the four…
Rank this Week: 1189

New York Social Security…

New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New York social security disability and long-term disability law. By Insler & Hermann, LLP.

http://www.newyorksocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1607

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1411

SC Disability Law

SC Disability Law

Discusses personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability issues. By Rita Metts.

http://scdisabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation

    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensation
    Veterans with disabilities may receive compensationThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal…
  • Apr 14

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base

    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The Base
    Covering the Bases: Social Security Disability, Medicare and returning to work - CapitalGazette.com: Covering The BasesThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication…
  • Apr 14

    Apply wisely for disability benefit

    Apply wisely for disability benefit
    Apply wisely for disability benefitsThis blog is not intended as legal advice, nor an offer of legal representation. We encourage honest communication regarding Social Security Disability. Please contact an attorney for legal advice…
Rank this Week: 1574

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 1369

North Carolina Social Security…

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability benefits, appeals and hearings. By the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.C.

http://www.northcarolinasocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful
    2012 is on the horizon. If you are on North Carolina social security disability, or if you seek SSD or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, odds are that you face multiple budgetary challenges. Those financial challenges are stacked…
  • Dec 18

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability
    The quest for North Carolina Social Security Disability can be brutally slow, especially when you measure that quest in terms of our 24/7, Twitter-centric world view. It’s easy to get impatient, in other words, particularly if you’re…
  • Dec 15

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?
    In 2011, over 3 million people sought social security disability benefits in North Carolina and elsewhere in the U.S. It’s a safe bet that many hundreds of thousands of those applicants came out of the process disappointed, if not…
Rank this Week: 1783

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Jan 24

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging

    Understanding Alzheimers Disease and Creating a safe environment for aging
    I just came across a great article in the Journal of Family Practice (January 2015) by Marisa Mendola PhD and Barry D. Weiss, MD, called “Addressing Alzheimers: A pragmatic approach.”      …
  • Jan 22

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)

    State of NJ issues MedCom to Medicaid Supervisors on use of Qualified Income trusts (QITs)
    On December 19th, 2014, the NJ Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (DMAHS) issued Medicaid Communication No. 14-15  to the County Welfare (CWA) Directors, explaining the necessity for certain higher-income Medicaid…
  • Jan 20

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI

    The 1.7% COLA increase in Social Security will be disregarded by SSI
    Some people who are disabled receive a modest amount of Social Security Disability benefits and also receive Supplemental Security income (SSI). To be eligible for SSI, the total countable income in a given month must not exceed certain…
Rank this Week: 2342

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 23

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism

    Another School Bus Incident for a Child with Autism
    Once again another incident in which a child with autism was abused or abandoned on a school bus.  This time a driver tied a three year-old child into his seat.  …
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement

    Jerry Tanenbaum Special Education Speaking Engagement
    Hello friends: Tomorrow is a busy day for me as I will be making two presentations on special education topics. In the morning I will be speaking in New Brunswick to other attorneys from across the state of New Jersey on the topic of…
Rank this Week: 3052

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Florida has a Large Percentage of Medicare’s top “Controlled-Drug” Prescriber

    Florida has a Large Percentage of Medicare’s top “Controlled-Drug” Prescriber
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from flojcc.blogspot.com Today’s post is authored by Judge David Langham and shared from flojcc.blogspot.com/ A story was recently published on the WUSF…
  • Jan 19

    False-arrest lawsuit from 2012 dismissed

    False-arrest lawsuit from 2012 dismissed
    Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.dispatch.com A false-arrest lawsuit filed by an East Side man against the Franklin County sheriff’s office has been dismissed in…
  • Jan 15

    Injured Worker Stakeouts: Do Private Investigators Commit Fraud?

    Injured Worker Stakeouts: Do Private Investigators Commit Fraud?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Leonard Jernigan, from The Jernigan Law Firm. Have you noticed a suspicious vehicle lurking in your neighborhood lately, or is there a stranger that seems to be everywhere you go? If you have an…
Rank this Week: 3280

Federal Employee Disability Law…

Federal Employee Disability Law Blog

Covers disability discrimination, Federal Workers' Compensation Act (FECA) and OPM Disability. By Eric L. Pines.

http://www.pinesfederal.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal licensed practical nurse (LP) with her FERS disability reconsideration appeal. She suffers from several psychiatric disorders, including PTSD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. …
  • Jan 5

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!

    From The OPM Disability Victory Files!
    We recently assisted a federal medical records technician with his FERS disability claim. He suffers from several back-related conditions, including lumbar spondyloarthritis, lumbar postlaminectomy syndrome, and myofascial pain syndrome.…
  • Dec 24

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: HOW TO WIN YOUR RECONSIDERATION!

    GAMES APPELLATE REVIEWERS PLAY: HOW TO WIN YOUR RECONSIDERATION!
    Hint: All the games examiner’s play that we discussed in the last post, also make their decisions erroneous!  In this space, we will discuss the requirements of a successful reconsideration motion, and why an attorney is your best…
Rank this Week: 2283

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • Jan 19

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong

    ADA compliance – half right is all wrong
       Two realities dominate the world of ADA compliance and defense. First, the ADA is a no-fault statute: good intentions don’t matter and innocence is no defense. Second, even when barrier removal is impossible, a business…
  • Dec 14

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.

    Who’s to blame for an ADA violation? If you don’t decide a judge will.
    When public or quasi-public entities contract with private businesses to use their facilities it can be difficult to pin down just who may have violated the ADA. It doesn’t have to be, but allocating ADA responsibility requires that the…
  • Nov 30

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?

    Reasonable accommodation under the ADA – what would you do for your mother?
    I wrote last week about the difficulty in determining just what the ADA requires in cases concerning physical accessibility. A recent decision from California shows how hard it can be to know what the “reasonable accommodation”…
Rank this Week: 2174

Indiana Long Term Disability…

Indiana Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, disability benefits, and insurance bad faith. By O'Ryan Law Firm.

http://www.indianalongtermdisabilitylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefit

    Applying for Social Security Disability Benefit
    If a disability is expected to last at least 12 months or end in death, then the disabled individual should apply for Social Security disability benefits. There are two types of Social Security disability benefits: Social Security Disability…
  • Dec 22

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition

    Scleroderma as a Disabling Condition
    At the O'Ryan Law Firm, we have represented several individuals in disability claims who suffer from a disabling disease called Scleroderma. According to the American College of Rheumatology: WHAT IS SCLERODERMA? Scleroderma (also known as…
  • Dec 15

    Aetna Disability Claim

    Aetna Disability Claim
    Many Indiana employees receive group disability insurance coverage through Aetna. Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Aetna is a large disability insurance company that is currently in the Fortune 100. O'Ryan Law Firm has successfully…
Rank this Week: 3777

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Georgia Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability and medicaid benefits. By Lisa Smith Siegel.

http://www.georgiadisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Disability Benefits for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Disability Benefits for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    Recent studies found that skin lesions, which are a symptom of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, can very often be contaminated by dangerous bacteria. These pathogens are linked to skin infections and soft tissue infections. According to research…
  • Dec 10

    Pre-surgery Exercise and Diet Help Ease Recovery After Colon Cancer Surgery

    Pre-surgery Exercise and Diet Help Ease Recovery After Colon Cancer Surgery
    According to new studies, exercising, maintaining a healthy diet and practicing relaxation techniques in the weeks before colon cancer surgery could actually help a person recover quicker. The results came from a study consisting of 38…
  • Nov 19

    New Approaches to the Treatment of Schizophrenia Focus on Eliminating Distraction

    New Approaches to the Treatment of Schizophrenia Focus on Eliminating Distraction
    Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling medical disorder that can cause delusions and hallucinations. Persons who suffer from this condition often find it very difficult to have a coherent conversation because of mental distractions. New…
Rank this Week: 3692

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey disability law updates, cases, and news. By Bonny G. Rafel, LLC.

http://www.newjerseydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4223

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
Rank this Week: 4440

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret…

Agee Clymer Mitchell and Laret Blog

Covers Ohio workers' compensation, disability insurance, medical malpractice and personal injury law.

http://www.ageeclymer.com/blogs/
  • Dec 20

    How to Prevent Personal Injuries This Holiday Season

    How to Prevent Personal Injuries This Holiday Season
    As the calendar year winds to a close and people set out to return to work after a holiday season, its important to remember to stay safe and avoid personal injury.  Shopkeepers and landlords are aware of some of the most common personal…
  • Dec 9

    Can I Appeal My Denied Application for PERS Disability Benefits?

    Can I Appeal My Denied Application for PERS Disability Benefits?
    When you apply for your disability benefits through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, the waiting can seem brutal.  Many are curious about the process, and especially what will happen if their claim is denied.  Rather than…
  • Nov 19

    Common Law Myths: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are All Frivolou

    Common Law Myths: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are All Frivolou
    Many assume that every medical malpractice suit brought in America is a frivolous claim that shouldn’t be allowed in our courts. The key to understanding the need for claims stems from the understanding that medical malpractice occurs…
Rank this Week: 2918

Disability Lawyer

Disability Lawyer

Covers Kentucky disability law. By Austin Mehr.

http://mehrdisabilitygroup.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5041

Social Security Disability Law

Social Security Disability Law

Covers Social Security disability topics. By Spencer & Spencer.

http://www.2spencers.com/social-security-blog
  • Nov 20

    Social Security Disability Fraud Alert

    Social Security Disability Fraud Alert
    The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration, issued a warning about a text phishing scheme. Several people have received suspicious text messages, requesting them to call a telephone number for information about their Social…
  • Sep 18

    How to Prove You’re Disabled

    How to Prove You’re Disabled
    To prove disability you need: Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. Knowing you’re disabled and proving you’re disabled to a judge are two VERY different things.You may have very serious medical issues that affect your…
  • Sep 18

    How to Prove You’re Disabled

    How to Prove You’re Disabled
    To prove disability you need: Documentation. Documentation. Documentation. Knowing you’re disabled and proving you’re disabled to a judge are two VERY different things.You may have very serious medical issues that affect your…
Rank this Week: 4886

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4679

Disability & Bad Faith…

Disability & Bad Faith Attorney Blog

Covers disability insurance claim and bad faith information. By Quadrino Schwartz.

http://disabilityinsurancelawyers.com/blog/
  • Sep 9

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation

    Diagnosis Does Not Equal Disability; an Important Message to HIV/AIDS Victims to Document Your Restrictions and Limitation
    Long Term Disability Insurance Companies typically say “diagnosis does not equal disability.” This phrase is normally among the first words spoken by a long term disability insurance company attorney to a judge in cases where the…
  • Aug 27

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You

    How Insurance Companies “Push Poll” Your Physicians to Turn Against You
    “Push Polling” is a device most frequently employed in political campaigns where a political party attempts to poison the opinions of voters against the opposing candidate under the guise of conducting a poll. Masquerading as…
  • Aug 21

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner

    Disability Considerations for Solo Practitioner
    If you are the sole practitioner in your legal, medical, chiropractic or dental practice, and you know that you are going to be unable to practice due to your disability, there are a multiple issues you should address prior to your last day…
Rank this Week: 4207

California Social Security Lawyer…

California Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers Social Security Disability Law. By Geri Kahn.

http://thecaliforniasocialsecuritylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22

    Listing 12.05 requires onset prior to age 22, not diagnostic testing prior to age 22
    Writing federal court briefs is hard work.  It takes a lot of time and I do not know if I am going to win (and collect fees).  The upside though is that I learn a lot and by having to … Continue reading →
  • Aug 7

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program

    Solano County Public Health Department Starts Hepatitis C Rapid Testing Program
    Solano County Department of Public Health is now offering rapid Hepatitis C testing at its HIV clinic in Vallejo, 365 Tuolumne Street. The test is confidential and free to anyone at risk for infection. Results are available in 20-40…
  • Jul 29

    Getting the Earnings Record Right

    Getting the Earnings Record Right
    I am seeing in more and more of my cases that the Social Security Earnings Record is an issue in and of itself.  It isn’t that Social Security is getting it wrong.  It is that the individuals have not checked … Continue…
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Calbom & Schwab News

Calbom & Schwab News

Covers the topics of workers' compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability.

http://www.calbomschwab.com/category/news/
  • Jun 11

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit

    How to Verify Whether You’re “Insured” to Claim Social Security Disability Benefit
    It is important for anyone who is considering an application for Social Security disability benefits, (benefits based upon their own past earnings records) to first verify that they have “insured” status under the Social Security…
  • Jun 11

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study

    Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Post-Injury Disabilities: A Case Study
    If you are disabled by many causes, or disabled from working due to causes not related to your work injury, such as cancer, an illness, or an injury when not working, you may still be entitled to Full Worker’s Compensation Disability…
  • Jun 11

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor

    Changes in Washington’s Workers’ Compensation System Can Deny You Caring Doctor
    I just finished a file review of a client, and every time the family doctor rejected the opinions of the panel examiners for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), he was challenged by the claims manager as well as…
Rank this Week: 4031

The FEHA Blog

The FEHA Blog

Discourse on California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act from an employee rights attorney’s point of view. By M. Greg Mullanax.

http://www.fehablog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some

    Same-Gender Harassment: Win Some, Lose Some
    A former City of Benicia employee sued the City and two supervisors for sexual harassment in violation of FEHA and for retaliation, among other causes of action. The employee and both supervisors were male. Supervisor 1 prevailed on his…
  • Mar 29

    Service Animal

    Service Animal
    I didn't see this until today, but Phyllis Cheng, Director of the DFEH, wrote this interesting article about service animals. I have not had a case with a service animal issue but an employer facing such an issue must do so carefully sinice…
  • Mar 10

    How Not to Act in a Deposition

    How Not to Act in a Deposition
    Justin Bieber demonstrates how not to act in a deposition. What a self-absorbed idiot. I wonder why his lawyers are empowering him by allowing him to act this way. If Justin were my client acting this way in a deposition, he would have to get…
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The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

Covers special education law and free appropriate public education. By Sanford Hausler.

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Waiver rule

    Waiver rule
    As is well known, if you don't raise an issue in your due process complaint, you cannot raise it in the due process hearing absent consent of the other side (and how likely is that?).  The Second Circuit, however, in C.F., by her…
  • Feb 24

    Stay-Put Split

    Stay-Put Split
    The Third Circuit jumped into the dispute between the D.C. and the Ninth Circuits on the issue of whether the stay-put provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which requires that a disabled child shall remain in his or…
  • Jun 15

    Summer Conflict

    Summer Conflict
    The Third Circuit has held that an IEP enacted before summer vaction, but not implemented does not establish the "stay put" placement when a placement dispute arises over the summer. The decision in LY v. Bayonne Board of Education can be…
Rank this Week: 2909

Machi Law Blog

Machi Law Blog

Covers Texas bankruptcy, personal injury, social security disability information.

http://www.machilaw.com/
  • Mar 1

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay

    Medical Bankruptcies are Here to Stay
    Don’t expect the Affordable Care Act to solve the medical bankruptcy problem in this country. Unpaid medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy filings. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may give many more people access to…
  • Feb 18

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney

    Fort Worth Magazine Names Ted Machi a Top Attorney
    Once again Fort Worth, The City’s Magazine has named Ted Machi a “Top Attorney” for 2013.  Top Attorneys are nominated by their peers.  With his 35+ years representing North Texans, Ted Machi is an attorney you can…
  • Feb 14

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly

    Same-Sex Married Couples May File Bankruptcy Jointly
    Same-sex married couples should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly.  Bankruptcy courts should provide the same federal protections as opposite-sex married couples even if they live in states that do not recognize same-sex…
Rank this Week: 4740

Veterans' Disability Blog

Veterans' Disability Blog

Covers veterans benefits topics for disabled veterans in Colorado. By Spencer & Spencer, P.C.

http://2spencers.com/veterans-disability-blog
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jan 27

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

    What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?
    TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more…
  • Jun 18

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

    Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?
    Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 1910. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for…
Rank this Week: 4884

Indiana Social Security Lawyer…

Indiana Social Security Lawyer Blog

Covers the claims process and hearing process for Social Security disability insurance claims. By Scott Lewis of Lewis, Lewis & Martinez.

http://adisabilitylawyer.com/legal-advice-blog/
  • Jan 23

    Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefit

    Back Pain and Social Security Disability Benefit
    In my Indianapolis Social Security disability practice, most of my clients include back pain as an impairment that keeps them from working.  If you have ever suffered from back pain, you may understand why these individuals claim…
  • Jan 13

    Medical Records and Being Prepared For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

    Medical Records and Being Prepared For Your Social Security Disability Hearing
    In my practice as an Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney , I find that good communication is essential for me to provide the best possible representation for my clients.  My office takes pride in responding promptly and…
  • Jan 9

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?

    Is Chronic Pain Syndrome Recognized as a Qualifying Disability?
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a long Listing of Impairments that describes certain conditions that can be found disabling without considering other factors such as the claimant's age, education, or work experience.…
Rank this Week: 4145

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Attorney Cincinnati

Covers social security disability and supplemental security income claims. By Anthony Castelli.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4906

Social Security Disability…

Social Security Disability Advocates in Los Angeles

Covers social security disability benefits and claims. By Mesriani Law Group.

http://socialsecuritydisabilityadvocates.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 4

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most

    5 States that Rely on Social Security Benefits the Most
    Ever since, millions of Americans rely on social security benefits for a living. In fact, in some states, it turns out that a greater proportion of their populations are depended on social security benefits to supplement their daily incomes.…
  • Nov 20

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase

    Food Stamp Cuts Devalues Recent Social Security Benefit Increase
    Although many of the Social Security Benefit recipients were delighted with the recent increase in Cost-of-living Adjustment (COLA), some of them remain mum as the food stamp cut devalues the recent benefit raise. Last month, the Social…
  • Nov 6

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014

    SSA Finally Announces Social Security Benefit Increase for 2014
    Image gives credit to © BRADLEY C BOWER/AP/Corbis.After various rumors and speculations regarding the automatic social security benefit increase for next year, the Social Security Administration has finally announced the exact amount of…
Rank this Week: 3618

The QR Legal Blog

The QR Legal Blog

Features substantive, practice related articles, firm updates and legislative/legal alerts. By Quatrini Rafferty.

http://qrlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

    Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.
    Great to see QR attorney David S. DeRose featured in the Fall 2013 edition of the The Pittsburgh Foundation's FORUM newsletter.http://pittsburghfoundation.org/sites/default/files/FORUM%20Fall%202013.pdf
  • Oct 8

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...

    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...
    PA Injured Workers: HISTOPLASMOSIS IN THE WORKPLACE: THE BAT DROPPINGS...: by Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr.   Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace?  If so, you may be a at risk fo...
  • Sep 25

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    Relax the Back: Lessons from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post…
Rank this Week: 4703

Minnesota Social Security…

Minnesota Social Security Disability Secrets

Discusses social security disability benefits for injured and disabled Minnesotans. By Thomas Atkinson.

http://mnsocialsecuritydisabilitysecrets.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 11

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?

    Can I Collect Minnesota Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability?
    YES you can depending upon why you received workers compensation benefits and why you were awarded social security disability benefits.  We frequently have clients with workers compensation injuries who later qualify for social security…
  • Feb 19

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?

    How Do I Testify At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
    In short; truthfully!  This is probably your last chance to convince a office of disability and review (ODAR) judge that you are able to perform sustained gainful employment.  This is not the time to be too proud or boastful due to…
  • Aug 15

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?

    How Long Must I Wait For My Social Security Disability Decision?
    In 95% of all social security disability claims, benefits can be awarded in one of three phases of the application process; Initial Application, Reconsideration or ODAR (Office of Decision And Revie
Rank this Week: 4164

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2957

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Oregon Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Oregon accident & injury news related to auto cases, insurance claims, social security disability, & workers compensation. By Di Bartolomeo Law Office, P.C.

http://www.oregoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 13

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement

    Pipline Application Coincides With Pipeline Settlement
    Two recent news articles involving natural gas pipelines caught my interest this week. The Daily Astorian reported that Clatsop County will once again consider a land-use application from the Oregon Pipeline Company for a 41 mile pipeline…
  • Sep 5

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?

    NFL Concussion Lawsuit: Just the Beginning?
    Football season is upon us. The college games have begun, and the NFL is not far behind. While driving home from vacation last week, we noticed a high school bus traveling all the way from deep Southern Oregon over to Newport for their season…
  • Aug 15

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement

    Why You Need to Read Your Property Damage Settlement Agreement
    When a potential client sits down with us to discuss an auto injury accident case, many times, the property damage portion of the claim has been resolved. Sometimes it is not, and we help with that too. A recent exchange with a liability…
Rank this Week: 4378

Law for the Long Haul

Law for the Long Haul

Covers estate planning, disability, Medicare, Medicaid, retirement, and long-term care. By Nancy Dollar.

http://www.lawforthelonghaul.com
  • Aug 26

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace

    Medicare and the New Insurance Marketplace
    Every week, "Medicare Monday" features a Medicare question or issue. If there is a Medicare-related topic you would like to be addressed here, please write in to ask@lawforthelonghaul.com. Please, do not send any information that…
  • Aug 23

    End of the Week Review

    End of the Week Review
    This week on Law for the Long Haul:who is eligible for Medicare what is a living trustVeteran retires after more than 50 years of serviceThis week, elsewhere: The Washington Post discussed a study on "super-agers." For the Huffington…
  • Aug 22

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service

    Veteran Retires at 71, After Over 50 Years of Service
    "Thankful Thursday" is a time for us to share a heartwarming story, express our gratitude, and reflect on the week. If you have something you would like to see featured here, please write to: tips@lawforthelonghaul.com.Major Bill Ray has…
Rank this Week: 2719

Ohio Social Security Disability…

Ohio Social Security Disability Blog

Covers family law, criminal law, and social security SSD/SSI ssues in Ohio. By the Law Offices of John T. Nicholson.

http://www.johntnicholson.com/ohiolawblog/
  • May 26

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job

    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job
    SSA ruling indicates that focus of disability inquiry should be on capacity to work, not ability to find a job  SSR 64-47c The claimant, a high school graduate who had worked in various capacities in carpentry, including foreman and…
  • Mar 24

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu

    Social Security disability rules for Lupu
    How to win my disability case for a lupus diagnosis? Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is evaluated in the immune system section of the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security disability handbook, more commonly known as the…
  • Feb 10

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant

    Delays in Ohio Social Security Disability claims hurt claimant
    Social Security Disability Delays Impact Vulnerable Patients Unfortunately it is becoming all to common for those applying for Social Security Disability benefits to suffer delay after delay while their claims languish in a bureaucratic mess…
Rank this Week: 4551