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  • Marital Privilege - Understand the Processes

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 14-Jun-2017

    Under Nevada Law, no person can refuse to be a witness, refuse to disclose any matter, refuse to produce any object or writing, or prevent another from doing the same. NRS 49.015. This is true, unless you are granted a privilege. In order to preserve the confidential nature of certain types of conversations, the legal world has characterized certain communications as “privileged” so ...
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  • The Retroactive Problem with Retroactive Back-pay in Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 9-Jun-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Here is an all-too familiar hypothetical in workers’ compensation (“WC”). The insurer denies the claim, and the injured worker must then go before a Hearing Officer in order to get the denial reversed. Unless the injured worker knows their way around the system and applicable laws, it is always advised to be represented by an attorney at the hearing and ...
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  • Steps to Reopening Your Workers' Compensation Claim

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 26-May-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. Step 1: Are you eligible? Nevada has lifetime reopening rights if you either 1) are off work due to the injury; or 2) received a permanent partial disability (“PPD”). Generally, you must wait one year before reopening if you have received a PPD. See NRS 616C.390. If you were not off work or did not receive a PPD, you must reopen your case within one year. Id. ...
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  • Injured on the Job: Who do you Sue?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 22-May-2017

    By: Kevin D. Kampschror When you get injured on the job in Nevada, you file a C-4 form within ninety (90) days which is a claim for compensation. The doctor you see will fill out the bottom half, and you will fill out the top half. The doctor who sees you will send the C-4 to the appropriate insurance company of your employer. Without the C-4, there is no claim and you cannot receive any benefits. ...
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  • A Primer on Medical Malpractice Laws in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-May-2017

    When seeking medical treatment, all patients have a right to expect that physicians, nurses, and other health care providers will treat them in accordance to the accepted standard of care. This means that medical professionals assess, evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients as any reasonable medical professional would under similar circumstances. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, ...
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  • Wrongful Life or Wrongful Birth?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 16-May-2017

    When a child is born with a disability caused during childbirth through medical malpractice, there is often an obvious case to be pursued. There are other categories of medical malpractice that might not be so obvious: the claims of wrongful life and wrongful birth. Wrongful life claims : A claim brought by the disabled child (through a guardian), claiming that the medical provider did something ...
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  • An Independent Medical Evaluation, Can You Obtain One On Your Own?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 12-May-2017

    By: Kevin D. Kampschror Under Nev. Rev. Stat. § 616C.140(1)(a) any employee who is entitled to receive compensation under chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive of NRS shall, if requested by the insurer or employer, submit to a medical examination at a time and place reasonably convenient for the employee, and as may be provided by the regulations of the Division. In other words, you must ...
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  • Nevada Motorcycle Law: A Brief Primer

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Apr-2017

    It is well known that motorcycles and provide little protection to riders, and come with their own set of rules that must be followed. This article address some of the specific laws in Nevada that address the use of motorcycles and similar vehicles. It must be emphasized that these laws differ from state to state. Consequently, in the context of accident injury claims, it is imperative that an ...
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  • When Man's Best Friend Becomes Your Enemy: Dog Bite Law in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 21-Apr-2017

    According to the American Pet Products Association 2015-2016 (APPA) , there are approximately 78 million dogs owned in the United States in approximately one-half of all households. In fact, if dogs were humans, they would represent approximately 25% of the total population of the United States. These numbers merely support the obvious – we are all destined to be in close contact with our ...
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  • Work Injuries and Permanent Restrictions

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 17-Apr-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. When a person is injured on the job, hopefully they will recover and get back to the job they were doing. Generally, an injured worker will be given temporary restrictions by a doctor, and then the employer either can or cannot accommodate those temporary restrictions. See NRS 616C.475. Typically the temporary restrictions will continue until the injured worker has been ...
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  • Injured at Work: Can I Sue my Employer?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Apr-2017

    This is one of the most common questions asked when people are injured on the job. The question seems basic, but actually has a two-part answer. The first part is belying a myth about workers’ compensation. You do not ever sue anyone! Not the employer, not the insurance company. A workers’ compensation attorney will act as a guide to make sure you receive all benefits you are entitled ...
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  • Workers' Compensation: Benefits Available Under Nevada law

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 10-Apr-2017

    Workers’ compensation is an essential no-fault insurance system that provides much needed benefits to workers whose work-related injuries or illnesses prevent them from being able to engage in employment and earn a living. Under workers’ compensation, injured employees are eligible to recover medical benefits and benefits for wage supplementation, both of which are essential to a ...
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  • Leonard Stone, Nicole Steinhaus Article Published in Nevada Association for Justice's Advocate Journal

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 28-Mar-2017

    Shook & Stone is pleased to announce that Partner Leonard Stone and Attorney Nicole Steinhaus recently had an article featured in the Advocate, a bi-monthly professional legal journal published by the Nevada Association for Justice. Their article – Runners and Cappers in Nevada – was featured in the Advocate ’s March/April 2017 issue. Attorney Stone and Steinhaus’ ...
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  • Congress Considers Legislation that Could Limit Victims' Rights

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Mar-2017

    The civil justice system has become has become the focal point contention and dispute waged largely by corporations, insurance companies, and big businesses that have interests in shielding themselves from liability when their actions, products, or companies cause preventable harm. As a personal injury law firm that has recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for clients across ...
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  • No Workers' Compensation Insurance: What do I do?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 23-Mar-2017

    By: Kevin Kampschror, Esq. When you get injured while on the job you likely just assume your employer has workers’ compensation (“WC”) insurance. But what if they do not? What do you do? In Nevada, you have a few options. The injured worker can always contact their employer and request that the employer pay for the WC claim. However, this could be substantial as it would include ...
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