Personal Injury

The Importance of Having Long-Term Disability Insurance

Regardless of whether it may be because of sickness or injury, many workers have benefited from having long-term disability insurance. This is a type of insurance policy that covers the worker when worker’s compensation does not apply, and only kicks in once the short-term disability has stopped. The long-term disability insurance acts as a buffer to cover your lost...

Accutane and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

In 2009, Swiss-based Company, Hoffman-LaRoche pulled the brand name acne treatment, Accutane, from the United States drug market. The company claimed the extraction of the brand name was a business decision, based on the prevalence of generic forms like Isotretinoin. The sales of generic versions of Accutane rendered it less profitable for the company to keep distributing and selling...

Hospitals and Medical Malpractice

Health care professionals have a certain duty to carefully follow safety guidelines in order to protect and treat their patients, but that duty of care is not always followed. According to the 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, medical malpractice payouts totaled $3.6 billion in 2012, and infections acquired during hospital visits cost the United States health care system about...

Car Accidents and Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can be either traumatic or acquired, and have cognitive, physical, perceptual, and behavioral symptoms. Acquired injuries often occur at the cellular level when the brain is starved of oxygen, with causes such as neurological disease, stroke, aneurysm, and choking. Traumatic injuries are caused by an external force, and according to the Center for Disease Control, falls are...