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Be kind out there, do what you can, when you can

I write this very aware that I will be judged by people who think Im trying to make people think well of me. I'm not. They should think the opposite of me. I'm a dick.  An ugly word, but it fits.  But, if they read this others might re-think who they really are. Here goes...This…
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Fire your lawyer!

This week I had a pre-trial conference on a work comp case involving the need for a total knee replacement.  I inherited my client who had fired her previous lawyer.  The client was assaulted by a mental patient resulting in 2 knee surgeries.  The insurance company accepted the case and picked the doctor.  After she…
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Top 5 ways to screw up your work comp claim

Failing to timely report the claim.  You have 45 days to report the accident, but every day that passes hurts your case.  Report it immediately to your supervisor or boss.  Note any witnesses or co-workers who were present when you were hurt.Picking the wrong doctor.  In Illinois work comp claims you only get one choice…
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Americans are 13 times more likely to die of medical negligence than murder

According to the CDC and FBI statistics, on average, 52 Americans are murdered each day. Compare that to an average of 685 deaths per day from medical errors/negligence. (05/03/2016 (hopkinsmedicine.org)). In fact, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine concluded that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in America. These are preventable deaths.…
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