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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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