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  • Qui Tam Lawyers, Whistleblower Attorneys
  • What You Need To Know About Workers Compensation
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Get A Detroit Workers Compensation Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Detroit Workers Compensation lawyer, Injured Worker News, Lansing workers compensation lawyer, Michigan Workers Compensation lawyer, Stories and Sharing, Work Injury lawyer

Detroit Workers Compensation Lawyers

Our workers compensation lawyers can help you with your workers compensation claim.

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Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren,  Sterling Heights, Lansing, Flint, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Dearborn, Canton, Westland, Troy,
Farmington Hills, Southfield, Waterford, and all of Michigan.

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Michigan Workers Comensation Facts

In Michigan, the Workers Compensation Agency (WCA) is the entity that administers the state's Workers Disability Compensation Act

They Will Be the Final  Say In Whether Or Not Your Claim Is Approved Or Denied

They Will be looking at

• whether or not you were actully injured during your clock in time

• whether  or not an  illness you have is actually  idue to your  workplace conditions: Toxic waste, asbestos etc

• What is the level of benefits that is appropriate for you

• What is the length of time that your  benefits should cover

Having a Michigan Workers Compensation Attorney On Your Side Can Make The Difference Between Approval and Denial

You Do Not Pay Us

The Michigan WCA  decides the fee schedule for  us. Let us who help you  with your  workers compensation benefit claim, forms and hearing(s).

Having  a workers comp lawyer on top of  your benefits claim in Michigan makes all the difference:

Did You Know That

• If you are no  represented by a lawyer your claim will go first to a mediator for a teleconference. If the claim is not resolved in the teleconference, the case will be scheduled with a magistrate for a trial. You do not want to be on your own for this process

• If you are  represented by  one of our network lawyers, your  claim will go straight to a magistrate.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a For The Injured Worker, Michigan Workers Compensation Lawyer Now

If you were injured on the job or if you have a work related illness  get a free consultation with one of our Michigan workers compensation lawyers today.

Dangerous Florida Jobs, Florida Workers Compenstion Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in On The Job Injuries, Stories and Sharing

Florida dangerous jobs causing the most injury are: Fishermen, Aircraft Pilots, Flight Engineers, Farmers, Machine Operators, Roofers, Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors, and Truck Drivers. South Florida workers compensation lawyers are accepting workers compensation cases for all Workers injured on the job in South Florida.

It is important to file your workers' compensation claim right away. In the event that your compensation is delayed, denied, or terminated prematurely, Florida workers' compensation lawyers will  pursue the necessary steps to protect and enforce your right to receive all of your benefits.

Common Florida Workplace Injury

  • Bruises and contusions,
  • lacerations and cuts,
  • Joint Injuries,
  • Stress Fractures,
  • Stress fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tendonitis
  • Injury to the: Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Biceps, Legs, Knees, Hips, Ankles, and Achilles.
  • Chronic Pain
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

Women are Losing Jobs Due to the Vaginal Mesh, Seeking Social Security Disability

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

The vaginal mesh is a Prolene fiber used to help women with Prolapse and urinary incontinence, let's face it. it is awfully hard to work at certain jobs if you have problems with SUI or other urinary incontinence issues. These medical conditions are not always from the aging process. Mnay women have poor genetics, are in early menopause or have had a rough child birtth experience that has weakened the vaginal wall. These mesh products were supposed to solve these problems but instead, have created worse problems. The result is many women can no longer work and are seeking social security disability.

There are over 300,000 women with a vaginal mesh implant in the United States. This has become a pandemic of huge proportions.

six women came together in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They all had a common enemy, the vaginal mesh. They came from Utah, Georgia, Florida, New York, Texas. All six These women were there to speak publicly and give tesitmony about their personal vaginal mesh medical horror stories in front of an advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

"Between them, the women figured they had undergone 45 surgical procedures to try to undo the damage resulting from vaginal surgery using synthetic mesh devices. The mesh implants were supposed to free them from the intimate discomforts that millions of women face after childbirth and as they age: pelvic organ prolapse, in which stretched, weakened tissues can allow the bladder or other organs to sag or bulge into the vagina, and stress urinary incontinence, which can lead to involuntary leakage with every laugh or cough. Once implanted, the hammock-like mesh was meant to shore up the supportive pelvic tissues and help keep sagging organs in place." (Online source). Obviously it is very difficult to work with these issues. But, the problems that have resulted from this mesh has made it impossible for many women to work, Just imagine a school bus driver or truck driver with mesh complications. This woud be difficult for a UPS driver or mailman (lady) as well. Any emergency staff or medical staff would also have a problem with the mesh causing severe incontnence, leakage and lower back and leg pain, difficulty walking and sitting and other complications. Work has become out of the question for many women.

These are only a few of the women with stories. There are 1000's with mesh horror stories.

If you cannot work due to a vaginal mesh implant speak to a vaginal mesh lawyer at the vaginalmeshhelpline.com . They can also help you locate a vaginal mesh doctor. Speak to a workers compensation lawyer about light duty. Speak to a social security diability lawyer to see if that is and option as well.

Pensacola Doctors accused of Fraud Scheme, Qui Tam Lawyers Take Notice

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

Qui Tam Lawyers of Florida, For the Injured Worker announce Pensacola Doctors have been accused of a Governement fraud scheme under the Qui Tam or Government Fraud Program that protects the tax payers.

A company or individual that has made a false claim may be liable for triple damages, a civil fine of $5,500 to $11,000 per false claim, and the attorney's fees of the citizen whistle-blower (called the "relator"). Individuals or companies that cause someone else to submit a false claim can also be found liable under the False Claims Act.

The standard of proof in a False Claims Act case is "preponderance of the evidence", i.e., the claim is more likely true than not. This is the same burden of proof ordinarily applicable in most civil cases, and is easier to meet than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard used in criminal cases.

Two doctors accused of fraud scheme

 lawsuit against Sacred Heart Health Systems, the Medical Center Clinic and two radiation oncologists is known as qui tam litigation, filed under the federal False Claims Act.

Designed to combat fraud against the government, the act allows private individuals who have knowledge of fraud to sue on behalf of the federal government.

Once such a suit is filed, federal or state law enforcement agencies investigate the claims to determine whether the Department of Justice will join in the suit as a plaintiff.

The details of the lawsuit remain a secret until the investigation is complete.

Once an investigation is complete, the government can either join the suit as a plaintiff, decline to join the suit but allow the whistleblower and the whistleblower's attorney to pursue the case or dismiss the suit for lack of evidence.

Fewer than 25 percent of filed qui tam actions result in an intervention by the Department of Justice, as occurred in Koch's suit.

WellCare health Plans

The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida and the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that WellCare Health Plans had agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle a qui tam/ False Claims Act case pending against it, primarily in the Middle District of Florida, that has been pending for years. 

Qui Tam lawyers of for the Injured worker are accepting cases from Florida Whistleblowers for Qui Tam cases.
 

 

 

 

 

The suit, originally filed by Koch under seal and made public when the federal government became a plaintiff in late March, alleges 6,450 fraudulent claims totaling $3.5 million between December 2007 and October 2011.

The potential damages from the suit could top $75 million, because it seeks to recoup triple the $3.5 million in alleged false claims, a penalty of as much as $10,000 for each of the claims, and attorney's fees.

Sacred Heart and Medical Center Clinic spokespersons both denied the allegations.

"We certainly do not believe we participated in any fraud scheme or any intentional improper billings and intend to defend against the allegations accordingly," said Lester Perling, a Fort Lauderdale attorney representing the Medical Center.

Lowrey and Krentel were employed by the Medical Center and were the only two doctors at Gulf Region Radiation Oncology Centers. Under a contractual arrangement, the oncology centers paid Sacred Heart and the Medical Center a percentage of its revenue.

Lowrey continues to work in the same capacity at Radiation Oncology Centers; Krentel is no longer there.

Georgia Safety for Workers, Workers Compensation lawyers Georgia

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

When a fiery blast rocked the Imperial Sugar refinery on the banks of the Savannah River four years ago this week, killing 14 workers and injuring dozens more, people were horrified, saddened and then outraged by an accident later deemed preventable.

Many committed themselves in the years that followed that unforgettable night to two words:

Never again.

So what went wrong?

Why doesn’t the nation have new safety rules that could prevent accidents caused by combustible dust in workplaces?

Why are Washington politicians — with the notable exception of U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Savannah — treating this issue like an outbreak of political E. coli?

Does anyone outside Southeast Georgia, where many families will carry the hurt from this catastrophe for a long time, really care?

Let’s answer the last question first: Probably not.

That’s harsh. But sadly, it’s reality. Most people who didn’t lose loved ones or co-workers or who aren’t living with horribly scarred skin have other things on their minds.

Four years doesn’t sound like a long time. But the public’s attention span gets shorter by the nanosecond. What attracts eyeballs one moment causes eyelids to droop the next.

The nation’s finest scientists with the U,S. Chemical Safety Board still care passionately. They have been studying combustible dust since a series of deadly fires and explosions in 2003.

In 2006 — two years before the Imperial Sugar blast — they released a report that found 281 dust explosions and fires in the U.S. between 1980 and 2005. They noted that 119 workers were killed and 718 were injured. Given these clear and present dangers, they recommended then that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration develop regulations for controlling dust hazards.

So how are the scientists faring, even after the 14 additional Imperial Sugar deaths in 2008 and five more workers killed last year at a Tennessee metal powers plant?

Not so well. In late January, OSHA published its twice-annual regulatory agenda. Here’s the agency’s outlook on combustible dust: “Next action undetermined.”

“We really don’t know why OSHA is doing this,” Rafael Moure-Eraso told the Associated Press last week.

Who is Moure-Eraso and why is he flummoxed? He’s the chairman of the Chemical Safety Board. He’s one of five board members who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate, then serve five-year terms. He and his peers investigate accidents, determine root causes and make recommendations.

Moure-Eraso has two master’s degrees and a doctorate. But in one way, he’s as dense as a brick.

Put simply, most lawmakers and members of the Obama administration don’t give a rip about pushing forward with dust rules right now. Why? Because the public doesn’t seem to give a rip either. Besides, just look at the nifty photographs of Imperial Sugar’s new refinery, built with insurance money. The images suggest a place that’s so clean you could almost lick Dixie Crystals off the floor.

So maybe those pesky rules aren’t needed, right? Maybe. At least not until another plant explodes.

Moure-Eraso may know beans about politics. But he understands one thing that the president and 99 percent of all congressmen don’t: “We do know that workers keep dying,” he told the AP.

Just not often enough.

Tom Barton is the editorial page editor of the Savannah Morning News.

For the injured worker and the Workers CompenstionHelpline is ready to help you if you have been injured due to poor afety at the workplace or a refinery in Georgia

Mesothelioma Drug to Help Workers

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CanBas Developing Mesothelioma Drug to Enhance Chemotherapy Treatment, Help for mesothelioma

Friday, Jan 13, 2012

CanBas Co., Ltd.,, a Japanese bio-pharmaceutical company that develops new cancer drugs that target the cell cycle, has received a boost from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in its research efforts to add to the arsenal of drugs available to fight malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lining of the lung and abdomen that affects about 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. The mortality rate for mesothelioma is high, so more effective treatment options are needed to stop the progression of the disease.

The company’s lead product is a drug known as CBP501 that enhances the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug Cisplatin, which is standard treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. CBP501, a synthetic peptide, enhances the toxicity of Cisplatin as it accumulates in mesothelioma tumors.

CanBas announced in January that the US FDA has granted orphan drug status to CBP501 for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The designation qualifies the pharmaceutical company for financial incentives for the development of drugs used to treat rare diseases. Without such incentives, drug companies have difficulty justifying the investment of time and resources necessary to bring to market drugs used to treat rare diseases that may have only a limited demand and therefore limited profit.

Currently, a randomized clinical trial is underway comparing the results of patients with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma in the U.S., Russia and Argentina treated with the chemotherapy drugs Cisplatin/pemetrexed with and without the addition of CBP501.

Malignant mesothelioma symptoms usually don’t appear until decades after exposure to asbestos, typically 20 years to 50 years. Because mesothelioma is aggressive, doctors often do not diagnose a patient’s mesothelioma until the disease is well advanced.

For the Injured worker Workers Compensation lawyers for victims of Mesothelioma are here to help you if you have asbestos related cancer.  Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you if you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma