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  • Personal Injury - Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Injured Mechanic and Against Health Insurer

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 28-May-2013

    This past April, in a 5-to-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of an injured airline mechanic and against his employer. The case involving airline mechanic, James E. McCutchen, arose from a car accident in which he was badly injured. His employer, US Airways, paid his medical expenses of $66,866. Mr. McCutchen sued the other driver and received a settlement totaling ...
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  • Worker's Compensation- Supreme Court Rules Firefighter with Brain Cancer Is Entitled to Compensation

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 23-May-2013

    The Nevada Supreme Court recently issued a decision in favor of a firefighter to receive workers’ compensation benefits in connection to brain cancer, despite arguments that his condition did not qualify for presumption that it arose during the course of or as a result of his employment. The unanimous ruling was issued on May 3 rd. According to court documents, the plaintiff was a Las Vegas ...
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  • The Role of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Reforming Patient Care

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 17-May-2013

    In a recent article published by the New York Times, UCLA law professor Joanna Schwartz discussed her recent survey of hospital administrators and medical malpractice litigation’s role in changing patient care standards. The survey asked more than 400 hospital risk management professionals about their response to medical errors. The results indicated that in recent years, hospitals have ...
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  • Vocational Expert Testimony

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 16-May-2013

    If you do not agree with a decision reached by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or want to dispute a denied claim for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you have the right to appeal by requesting a reconsideration. If this reconsideration is denied, the next step in the appeal process is to request a hearing that will be overseen by an administrative law judge (ALJ). Disability ...
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  • Physical Contact is Not Always Required for Recovery Under UM/UIM Policies in Nevada

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 10-May-2013

    Nevada Law requires all motor vehicle insurers to offer coverage protecting drivers in the event of a car accident with uninsured or underinsured motorists. The legal perimeters of these UM/UIM policies are determined not only by the terms of the policies themselves, but also by State Law. Several states, including Nevada, have adopted so called "physical contact" requirements in their ...
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