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7 Things to Consider When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

7 Things to Consider When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

A car accident can be quite traumatic to the parties involved, with most victims suffering from injuries to the neck, back, brain, chest, pelvis or abdomen, or diaphragm rupture. Just as any personal injury case, car accident cases also involve processes such as medical claims review to determine the medical necessity and appropriateness of the … Continue reading 7 Things to Consider When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Joint Replacement Surgery Could Involve Medical Malpractice Risk

Joint Replacement Surgery Could Involve Medical Malpractice Risk

Joint replacement is a routinely performed surgery, but just as other surgeries it also carries its share of risks. Such risks lead to medical malpractice, and processes such as medical record retrieval, review, and eventually medical litigation that can be quite distressing to physicians. Joint replacement surgery or arthroplasty involves removing the damaged cartilage from … Continue reading Joint Replacement Surgery Could Involve Medical Malpractice Risk

Physician Dispensing Practice: a Major Concern for the Workers’ Compensation System

Physician Dispensing Practice: a Major Concern for the Workers’ Compensation System

The workers’ compensation program that utilizes comprehensive medical record retrieval and review is a major lifeline for injured workers in the United States. However, controlling workers’ compensation costs has always remained a major challenge. Many factors contribute to increasing costs, and one such factor is physician dispensing of repackaged drugs. Physician dispensing involves doctors and … Continue reading Physician Dispensing Practice: a Major Concern for the Workers’ Compensation System

How to Protect Your Company from Costly Workers’ Compensation Claims [Infographic]

How to Protect Your Company from Costly Workers’ Compensation Claims [Infographic]

Workers’ comp insurance benefits are paid to injured workers on the basis of a comprehensive medical records review. Occupational injuries are among the most difficult to manage and can affect other areas of your business operations, HR, medical, finance and safety. To prevent injuries, you need to provide a safe work environment and also manage … Continue reading How to Protect Your Company from Costly Workers’ Compensation Claims [Infographic]

Do Product Liability Cases Come under Personal Injury Law?

Do Product Liability Cases Come under Personal Injury Law?

Product liability cases come under personal injury when defective products cause injury to a person and bring medical expenses and result in lost wages. These injuries need to be evaluated via a medical records review to obtain accurate details of the injury and the medical care provided, which are vital to the case. Often, there … Continue reading Do Product Liability Cases Come under Personal Injury Law?

10 Personal Injury Claim Myths You Need to Know

10 Personal Injury Claim Myths You Need to Know

Personal injury claims arise when you are injured by the negligent or reckless behavior or another person. These cases rely significantly on medical records review, which helps the attorney to understand the medical facts involved and prepare the case accordingly. While it is true that the injured person is ultimately compensated for incurred costs such … Continue reading 10 Personal Injury Claim Myths You Need to Know

Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Stress is a global phenomenon and we are all often stressed out at work. However, is a stress-related workers’ compensation claim feasible? Is the evidence provided by a medical records review sufficient to substantiate your claim? Stress-associated claims are not typically workplace-related injury claims and the claimant may find it difficult to prove his/her case. … Continue reading Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Chronic Mental Stress?

Self Employed Americans & Social Security Benefits – Some Major Facts [Infographic]

Self Employed Americans & Social Security Benefits – Some Major Facts [Infographic]

Social security retirement benefits and social security disability benefits (this involves a medical records review to assess the disability) are major income resources for many Americans. You pay into social security while working for an employer, and 6.2% is deducted as part of the social security tax from your pay check and the employer matches … Continue reading Self Employed Americans & Social Security Benefits – Some Major Facts [Infographic]

What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

Electronic medical record systems are considered beneficial in many ways. They help reduce documentation hassles typical of paper records, simplify processes such as medical records review, and improve patient data integrity and care. However, they carry certain legal risks. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to address inherent problems associated with electronic medical records and … Continue reading What Legal Risks Do EMRs Create and How to Address Them

CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors

CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid to employees injured at the workplace and provide wage replacement and medical coverage. To prevent fraudulent claims, the system uses processes such as independent medical review to establish the genuineness of the injury. Typically, injured employees cannot sue their employer for the “tort” of negligence. They can file a lawsuit … Continue reading CCIP Coverage in Workers’ Compensation – Benefits for General Contractors