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Essure Birth Control: What You Need to Know

Essure is a permanent birth control designed to give women peace of mind in their family planning, but instead it has been linked to nearly 30,000 adverse reactions between 2002 and 2017.

If you have used Essure in the past 16 years and believe the birth control endangered your health or caused potential harm, you now have the opportunity to pursue legal action and receive compensation for your experiences. The deadline to file an Essure claim is October 31, so don’t hesitate to take action. Read More

A Quick Guide to Filing An Insurance Claim

If you got into an accident tomorrow, would you know how to properly fill out your insurance claim? Would you know how to identify the signs of a bad faith insurance settlement offer?

You never know when you will find yourself needing to take advantage of one of your insurance policies, so it’s important to learn exactly how to go about filing your claim to ensure the best results.

Find an Attorney

Before anything else, you should have a lawyer in place to assist you with your insurance claim. Insurance companies avoid paying out on claims at every opportunity, and by hiring a lawyer you will minimize your chances of being manipulated and exploited.

Before you file a claim, first and foremost, send a letter to the individual or parties who you believe to be responsible for your injuries. Let them know that you will be filing an insurance claim. This is the appropriate and fair step to provide an honest warning. Read More

Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding Workers’ Compensation

Even if you work in a relatively safe place, accidents can happen any time. If you work in a risky setting like a construction site or factory, the likelihood of accidents is even higher. The good news is that, in the event of a workplace accident, you have access to workers’ compensation benefits.

You may or may not expect to become injured or sick in your line of work, but either way it’s important to understand the implications of workers’ compensation so that you are prepared for the unexpected.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that your employer is legally bound to carry. It provides you with financial compensation after you suffer a job-related injury or illness. It is possible to obtain workers’ compensation regardless of who caused the injury, short of it being due to your own blatant negligence. In order to obtain benefits, you must forfeit your right to sue your employer in court for your injuries. The system is meant to minimize litigation while still protecting employees. Read More

HITECH: Your Medical Records are Your Property

You have a right to your records and shouldn’t be burdened with the high cost of paper copies.

New Laws and Medical Records

Many of our clients and potential clients expressed frustration at the cost and length of time it takes to obtain their medical records. There are laws that we have found helpful when it comes to affordable medical records requests. Instead of using a HIPAA authorization, we can use a HITECH request signed by you.  Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Essure Birth Control Damage Claims

If you have used the birth control Essure any time since its introduction in 2002, be sure to read the following information. A mass tort is now being brought against Bayer Healthcare based on allegations of Essure causing serious side effects and complications in women.

In fact, Essure has been linked to nearly 30,000 adverse events between 2002 and 2017. Though this device is now being discontinued, the lawsuits against it will continue for years. If you have endured harm or health dangers due to Essure, this is your time to demand compensation. Read More

Will Your Motorcycle Insurance Cover You In An Accident?

Riding motorcycles is a favorite American pastime, but unfortunately it is also a dangerous hobby that frequently leads to injury and death. As a motorcycle rider, you are extremely vulnerable to the reckless decisions made by distracted drivers. If you are involved in an accident with a negligent driver tomorrow, would your insurance cover all your financial needs?

Motorcycle Safety in Florida

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,976 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2015 alone, an 8.3 percent increase from 2014. Sustained injuries, of course, tally much higher at 88,000. This means that motorcyclists are about 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile driven, and five times more likely to sustain an injury.

Unfortunately, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists. It leads the way in motorcyclist fatalities each year. Most crashes occur when cars strike motorcycles from the front in head-on collisions. Cars making left turns are also major dangers to motorcyclists, since they often don’t see the smaller motorcycles passing through the intersection. Read More

The Legal Implications of Motorcycle Accidents

All drivers face vulnerability when they get behind the wheel, but motorcyclists face unique and extreme dangers. Though it is a favorite American pastime, riding motorcycles has also caused far too many riders to become victims of driver negligence. If you are injured on your motorcycle at the hands of a reckless driver, it is important to understand your rights and seek legal representation immediately. Read More

An Introduction to Mass Tort: What You Should Know

Lawsuits come in all shapes and sizes, including as a mass tort. You might assume that this term has nothing to do with you, but it’s actually quite possible that you currently or one day will qualify as a plaintiff in a mass tort claim. Use this quick guide to gain a basic understanding of mass tort and its significance in your own life.

What Is a Mass Tort? Read More

When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

Social Security is a complex yet integral component of your retirement plan, so it is essential that you understand your options to claim the benefits owed to you. The government imposes strict rules to control your access to Social Security funds, and while claiming your benefits early can be tempting, it is only a prudent decision in certain situations.

How Does Social Security Work?

There are four types of Social Security benefits available to citizens of the United States: retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits. Retirement benefits are the type that apply when discussing the best time to claim Social Security. Full retirement age is between the ages of 65 and 67, based upon birthday. Read More

Did You Just Discover You are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

The “Discovery Rule” is not an element of law that most people are familiar with until they become unexpectedly involved in a medical malpractice case. The Discovery Rule holds immense power over legal proceedings, because it determines timelines and correlates to statute of limitations. If you are entering into a medical malpractice case, it is essential to understand how the Discovery Rule could make or break your case. Read More