Jun 3, 2020

D.C. Council Sides with Insurance Companies Regarding Business Interruption Coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has left lasting impacts on the entire country. These impacts are more than just health issues, high mortality rates, and high unemployment numbers. Businesses forced to close by executive orders from their state governor have lost out on income. These businesses, many in the restaurant industry, are taking matters into their own [...]

May 27, 2020

The Effect of COVID-19 on Washington, DC’s Nursing Homes

The COVID-19 pandemic is striking nursing homes residents especially hard for several reasons. The residents are most prone to contracting the disease because of their advanced age and because many have existing health risks including diabetes, COPD, and heart disease. In addition, the risk of contagion is increased because the residents are in close proximity [...]

May 20, 2020

The Hidden Costs of Healthcare

There is no doubt that there are hidden costs of healthcare. We don’t mean the premiums or seeking care outside of your network, or even Emergency Room bills. It may sound cynical, but most people are fully cognizant of the shortfalls in their coverage, and expect to receive “surprise” bills associated with their care. For [...]

May 14, 2020

Those “Benevolent” Insurance Companies

We have all seen the “magnanimous” attitude of our insurance companies on TV lately. One decided to reduce rates because of the Coronavirus. That was followed by many others. We see "Jake" nicely advising somebody to do something; we see an emu riding in a sidecar; we see those who have seen everything before, therefore [...]

May 6, 2020

Has the Mental Health System Failed?

More than 40 million Americans deal with some form of anxiety or depression or another mental health issue yearly. People turn to games, television yogis, video tutorials, blogs, Facebook posts, and other digital methods to deal with their mental health problems. Do you see something wrong with this picture? There’s plenty of access to care [...]

Apr 29, 2020

Thousands of Veterans Turned Down by the VA – and Thousands More Are At-Risk

A study released in March 2020 found that thousands of veterans were unlawfully turned down by the Department of Veterans Affairs for decades. These veterans had other-than-honorable discharges, leaving them desperate for care and feeling invisible. The study was conducted by the Veterans Legal Clinic at Harvard Law School and it found that veterans have [...]

Apr 22, 2020

What Pandemics Teach us About the Importance of Rural Hospitals

As we continue to battle the unseen virus COVID-19, more people are realizing the need for and importance of rural hospitals. These hospitals continue to lose their funding or are being shuttered altogether and now there are thousands of people with nowhere to go for medical treatment. Rural hospitals have faced many other problems over [...]

Apr 8, 2020

What Is an “Expert Witness” in a Medical Malpractice Case?

In almost every single medical malpractice case, the plaintiff will have to hire an expert witness to provide testimony. For the most part, anyone who does not have an MD at the end of their name will not be able to answer questions regarding your injuries, which is why you should seek a qualified medical [...]

Apr 1, 2020

Doctor Bias Is Real – and It’s a Serious Problem

Doctor bias is a real problem that often leads to medical malpractice claims. It occurs for various reasons, one of which being the doctor simply makes a diagnosis based on what he or she has seen recently in other patients, instead of what’s wrong with the patient in the room at the time. There are [...]

Mar 25, 2020

Appeals in Medical Malpractice Cases Are Important

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied immunity to a drug treatment facility after the death of a patient. A lawsuit was filed over the wrongful death of a patient who went into cardiac arrhythmia while he was receiving voluntary treatment for addiction at the Bowling-Green Brandywine facility. When admitted, the patient reported to the facility [...]

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