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Workers compensation law is a complex and ever-changing field. To get the most effective and knowledgeable assistance, you should speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney near you who understands the laws governing your state. A workers compensation lawyer will be able to thoroughly evaluate your case and fight to ensure you recover the compensation you are entitled to. To schedule a private consultation, please contact us today. Remember, each state has it's own workers compensation Act and the federal Governement has a Workers Compensation act as well. This means you will need a lawyer with exoperience in the rules and laws of your state.

Contact Us For a Work Injury Lawyer

Workers compensation is a system of laws with guidelines and procedures that vary from occupation to occupation, and from state to state. If you have been injured on the job you will need an experienced workers compensation lawyer to guide you thru the complex maize of insurance companies, medical benefits  IME's, (independent medical exams) and  forms. Remember it is not in your employers or their insurance carriers best interest for you to stay out of work and collect benefits. They will do their utmost to avoid it. If your employer did not get the mandatory workers comp insurance you will need a lawyer to look into third party liability, a personal or other means of protecting your best interests.  Workers compensation cases can often pit the interests of a sick or injured worker against the interests of an employer. And rest assured, your employer is not on your side. For this reason, the workers' compensation claim process can be adversarial and difficult and will often necessitate the use of an aggressive job injury lawyer who is experienced with regard to workers' compensation claims.
 

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.

Hip Injury Lawyers, Stryker and DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you had an injury on the job which resulted in a metal on metal recalled hip replacement contact for the injured worker hip replacement recall lawyers. The hip replacement recalls our lawyer are filing lawsuits for include the DePuy Hip Replacements and the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement products,Rejuvenate or ABG II neck stem, hIp replacements.

Workers Compensation for  Hip Injuries and Recalled Hip Replacements
Accidents at work can result in any number of injuries. Some of the most common work injuries include back, neck, shoulder, knee injuries and hip injuries. Your hips connect your legs to your body basically, and bear much of the weight of your body. They are essential to your ability to move around and perform your job duties. If your hip is damaged, it can limit your range of motion, cause permanent disability and loss of income now and in the future, and can even require a hip replacement surgery in some severe injuries. If you were injured on the job and needed a DePuy or recently recalled Stryker Hip replacement be aware that these were recalled and revision surgery may be required.

Besides a workers compensation claim you may have a claim against the manufacturers of these defective hip replacements for injury or cobalt or chromium toxicity.

Hip injuries at work can range from fractured or dislocated hips, fractured pelvis and severe pain which prevents you from going back to work right away. Hip injuries will often require physical therapy, possibly surgical repair, or in some cases – full hip replacement surgery.

If you've been injured at work, you have a right to seek workers' compensation to help pay for your medical bills, loss of income while out of work, and other related expenses. You may want to seek the experience and knowledge of a NY workers' compensation attorney to expedite your workers' comp claim and get the help you deserve.

Call our dangerous drugs and devices department today to speak to a Stryker hip recall lawyer or a DePuy hip replacement lawyer today.

DePuy Hip Replacement And Your Work Injury, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If you work in a hazardous occupation where you must do alot of strenous bending and heavy lifting you may have found that you have had injuries to your hip. Your physician may have recommended hip replacement surgery. You may have opted for this surgery as a means to continue working. However there have been numerous metal on metal or metal component hip replacement systems that have been recalled and have had very serious side effects. If you have a DePuy Hip Replacement or Stryker Hip Replacement you may have been told you need revision surgery. This faulty hip replacement instead of helping, may have put you out of work.

Hip replacement lawyers are filing lawsuits for the victims of a number of recalled hip replacements:

Many painful  side effects exist for the patients who have undergone these hip replacement surgeries. Metal poisoning is a frequent problem with the ASR and Pinnacle hip. Loosening of the implant is another design complication that frequently affects patients with both the ASR and Pinnacle.

Side effects from a Depuy ASR or Pinnacle hip replacement include;

    Metallosis or metal poisoning
    Loosening of the implant
    Implant dislocation
    Bone fractures
    Hip revision surgery

The Stryker Rejuvenate hip replacement and ABG II Hip has been recalled by the manufacturer for complications as well.

Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip

The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems can be used as a component of either metal or ceramic hip implants. The metal-on-metal modular junction can fret or corrode, which may cause toxic metal debris to loosen and enter the bloodstream. This can result in pain, inflammation, swelling, tissue damage, and even metallosis.

Many hardworking people with these implants have found it hard to continue working. If you have been injured by a failed recalled metal on metal hip replacement contact our Hip replacement lawyers today.

 

 

Workers Compensation Lawyers NYC, Personal Injury Lawyers New York

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

A N.Y workers compensation lawyer can help you with your NYC workers compensation claim but, if there is another aspect to the injury and there is third party negligence then you will need a NYC personal injury lawyer. The NY workers compensation and third party liability peraonal injury lawyers of For the injured worker are here to help you 24 hrs 7 days.

If you're an accident victim injured at a job site due to negligence on the part of a third party, contact the work injury attorneys at for the injured worker today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our firm will promptly begin investigating what happened to expose violations of relevant safety regulations and other negligence by a third party.

The New York State Worker's Compensation Board keeps track of the most common worker's compensation injuries, the incidents that cause them and even the sex and age of injured worker.
The Most Common Incidents

In New York State, the four most common events that result in a work place injury for men and women combined are:

    Overexertion
    Falling
    Being struck by an object
    Falling to a lower level

The list is different when you separate out incidents in which men are injured from those in which women are injured; experts see a correlation between the differences on these lists and the fact that men are more likely to be employed in hazardous industries like construction. For men, the four most common incidents that result in an injury are identical to the list above, except men being struck by or against an object is more common than either type of falling. Women have a slightly different "top four" list:

  •     Overexertion
  •     Falling
  •     Repetitive motion
  •     Assaults by a violent individual

The Most Common Injuries

In New York State, the most common workers compensation injury is an injury to the back.  On average over the last several years about 20% of all accepted workers compensation claims are back related, with men reporting almost twice as many back injuries as women.

After injuries to the back, the most commonly reported injury is actually an injury to more than one body part as a result of a single event or incident. Multiple body part injuries account for about 13% of all accepted claims.

About 12% of all worker's compensation injuries are to the leg. In descending order, the next most common injuries are to the:

  •     Fingers
  •     Wrists
  •     Head
  •     Ankles

Who Gets injured on the job the most ?

  • Fishers and related fishing workers
  • Logging workers
  • Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
  • Structural iron and steel worker
  • Refuse and recyclable material collectors
  • Farmers and ranchers
  • Electrical power-line installers and repairers
  • Truck drivers
  • heavy or tractor-trailer drivers
  • Miscellaneous agricultural workers
  • Construction laborers
  • Beet sugar manufacturing:
  • Truck trailer manufacturing:
  • Iron foundries:
  • Prefabricated wood building manufacturing:
  • Framing contractors:
  • Light truck and utility vehicle manufacturing:
  • Animal slaughtering, except poultry:
  • Automobile manufacturing:
  • Cut stock, resawing lumber and planning:
  • Motor vehicle air-conditioning manufacturing:

Third Party Liability and personal Injuiry

  • Motor vehicle accidents,
  • 18 wheel truck accident,
  • delivery accidents,
  • auto accidents,
  • mechanic injury,
  • machinery,
  • environmental hazards
  • asbestos
  • oil tankers
  • cruise ship
  • airport worker injuries
  • airpalne malfunction injury or crashes
  • train crash injury
  • equipment failure
  • asbestos and mesothelioma

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New News On Asbestos, Mesothelioma Lawyers, Mesothelioma Death

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

For the Injured Worker mesothelioma Lawyers filing lawsuits for asbestos related Injury, Lung cancer

Pfizer May Be Liable in Asbestos Lawsuits

17 Apr, 2012 23:30 CET
 
 
While Pfizer Inc. may be best known for its contributions to the pharmaceutical world, a recent ruling in New York may lead to a renewed focus on the company’s past dealings with asbestos as well.
An NY federal appeals court recently ruled that Pfizer can be sued in asbestos ormesothelioma lawsuits in Pennsylvania that involve asbestos injury caused by the now-bankrupt Quigley Co. The company, which manufactured asbestos products from the 1930s until the 1970s, was acquired by Pfizer in 1968, business insurance reported.
Quigley – and, in many cases, Pfizer – has been named the defendant in 160,000 mesothelioma  and asbestos lawsuits that allege the company’s products harmed them. While a bankruptcy ruling regarding Quigley had initially imposed a stay on any of the lawsuits against Pfizer, the NY appeals court overturned the decision and ruled that the lawsuits could proceed.
For the injured workers mesothelioma lawyers are filing lawsuits for mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on the Job, Workers Compensation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

Carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers helping victims and families of  on the job injury from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Serious Brain injury and wrongful death can occur from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is produced when fuels like gasoline are burned. Carbon monoxide is found in the exhaust of gasoline generators, chainsaws, water pumps, brush cutters and pressure washers. These are tools commonly used in the construction industry. Exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide fumes can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause loss of consciousness and even death. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 14 percent of all unintentional carbon monoxide fatalities in the U.S. occur in the construction industry. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 10,000 people seek medical attention for carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the United States.

Department of Labor on Work Related carbon Monoxide Poisoning

EXPOSURE SOURCES AND CONTROL METHODS

The following operations may generate or involve carbon monoxide and lead to worker exposures to this substance:

* The manufacture and transportation of carbon monoxide

Operations near furnaces, ovens, stoves, forges, and kilns when they are being fired up to operating temperatures; firefighting, particularly in mines; testing of internal combustion engines; operations near portable stoves

Use in organic chemical synthesis, particularly in the Fischer-Tropsch process for petroleum products; in fuel gas mixtures for industrial and domestic heating; as a reducing agent in metallurgical processes such as the Mond process for the recovery of nickel; in the manufacture of metal carbonyl catalysts Liberation of exhaust from faulty equipment on autos, buses, airplanes, and boats; use of compressed air in respiratory devices in industry or breathing mixtures in diving, when the air is supplied from reciprocating oil-lubricated compressors

Methods that are effective in controlling worker exposures to carbon monoxide, depending on the feasibility of implementation, are as follows:

* Process enclosure Local exhaust ventilation General dilution ventilation Personal protective equipment

Workers responding to a release or potential release of a hazardous substance must be protected as required by paragraph (q) of OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard

Symptoms of carbon Monoxide poisoning

  •     headaches
  •     dizziness
  •     nausea
  •     breathlessness
  •     collapse
  •     loss of consciousness

On the job carbon monoxide poisoning can cause severe injury, brain injury, injury to vital organs or in some cases wrongful  death.

For help contact the carbon monoxide poisoning lawyers of for the injured worker, Workers compensation helpline.

Mesothelioma Drug to Help Workers

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Stories and Sharing

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

Workers Compensation Fraud

Written by lisaspitzer. Posted in Injured Worker News

If any type of fraud is suspected on behalf of any of parties involved in the workers compensation claim, the victim has the right to seek corrective action and compensation for the losses they have suffered as a result. The victim can be the employer or employee. Workers compensation investigations are handled by the appropriate local, state or federal government agency that governs workers compensation laws. The federal government and most state departments have an appeals board who hears the evidence gathered in workers compensation investigations. The victims of fraud have the right to legal representation in these proceedings. Legal representation can be greatly beneficial for victims of workers compensation fraud because these experts have the knowledge and experience to maximize and protect a victims legal interests.
Workers compensation investigations of fraudulent activity can result in strict penalties for those who violate workers compensation regulations. Workers compensation fraud adversely affects the economy, tax payer dollars, public agency resources, and those individual victims of fraud. Therefore, workers compensation investigations can lead to misdemeanor and felony charges brought against the fraudulent or negligent liable party.

It is important to note that an employer commits workers compensation fraud if they unlawfully manipulate the facts in order to lower their workers compensation premium. This deceitful manipulation of the factors relevant to a workers compensation premium can include any falsification of facts, including the number of employees that are to be covered or the nature of their work. Paying a workers compensation premium is considered part of the cost of running a business, and is therefore considered wholly the responsibility of employers. Employers can be held legally liable for any breech of this requirement.

Workers' compensation insurance fraud occurs in simple to complex schemes that often require difficult and lengthy investigations.  For example, an employee either inflates the extent of his/her injuries, or simply fabricates injuries altogether.  At the other end of the spectrum, white-collar criminals, including doctors and lawyers, entice, pay, and conspire with other indiviuals in cheating the system through fraudulent activity and insurance companies "pick up the tab," passing the cost onto policyholders, taxpayers and the general public.

If you report workers compensation fraud by an employer, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the QUi TAM law.

But what is workers’ compensation fraud? Workers’ compensation fraud occurs when someone willfully makes a false statement or conceals information in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits or prevents someone from receiving benefits to which they might be entitled. Below are a just few examples of how workers’ compensation fraud can be committed. If, after reading these indicators, you feel you know someone who may be committing fraud, contact the Office of Workers’ Compensation’s Fraud Division at 1-800-201-3362,
Claimant Fraud

  • Malingering
  • Exageration of symptoms
  • Working while allegedly disabled and not reporting income 
  • Claiming a job-related injury that never occurred
  • Claiming a non-work related injury as a work-related injury
  • False Milage reports                                                                                                                             

Employer Fraud

  •  Underreporting payroll or misclassifying employees for lower insurance premiums
  •  Deducting premium dollars from employee’s wages
  •  Employer knowingly fails to have necessary workers’ compensation coverage

Medical or Health Care Provider Fraud

  • Providing unnecessary testing or treatment of injured workers to reap financial benefit
  • Billing for services or treatment never performed
  • Billing the workers’ compensation insurer and the workers’ health insurer for the same services