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  • Working and SSA Benefits

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Lawyer || 30-Apr-2013

    When you apply for Social Security benefits, whether it be Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income or Widower's Benefits, any work you perform for wages after your file your case must be explained at the hearing. The reason for this is simple: when you apply for disability you are telling the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you are unable to work, so it follows that if you do ...
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  • A Primer on Medical Malpractice Laws in Nevada

    Posted By Personal Injury Attorney in Las Vegas, NV || 8-Apr-2013

    According to a recent study by the United States Inspector General, hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other events that harm patients while they are hospitalized. Another report by the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, put the number of avoidable deaths in hospitals alone at over 195,000 per year, not including obstetric patients. In ...
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  • Workers' Compensation: Preexisting Conditions

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 5-Apr-2013

    Few of us go through life without having a few bumps and bruises along the way. Oftentimes, these scrapes leave workers with permanent injuries or conditions that could predispose them to a subsequent workplace injury, which unscrupulous workers' compensation insurers may use to deny a properly accepted workers' compensation claim. Fortunately, Nevada has adopted laws to govern when a work ...
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  • Workers' Comp Claim Reopening

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer || 3-Apr-2013

    On a regular basis, our firm receives phone calls from people asking about claim reopening. Here are a few important facts to consider before applying for workers' compensation claim reopening. A claim is not eligible for reopening if less than three hundred dollar was expended by insurer and claim closure was not appealed. A claim which did not result in being out-of-work and/or the Nevada ...
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  • Five Killed in Nevada Collision

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 2-Apr-2013

    Five family members were killed in a tragic southeastern Nevada accident when they were hit by a drunk driver. The van carrying the family was traveling from Southern California when an intoxicated man driving an SUV crashed into the back of the family's van while traveling on Interstate 15. The Nevada Highway Patrol stated that the driver of the SUV was an 18-year-old. The accident took place ...
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