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Nursing home abuse is on the rise in the United States. America has an aging population. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, “Life expectancy has risen from 68 years in the mid-20th century to the current average of about 81 years for women and 76 years for men…In 2018 there were 29.1 million...
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Workers’ compensation claims can be a difficult journey for those injured on the job. There is the physical injury and medical treatment, being out of work and dealing with your employer, their insurer, and the entire claim process which is different in each state. It can be confusing, stressful, and emotionally taxing. There are two...
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Ask the Attorney: Smith Jordan Attorneys at Law Answer Your Questions Raymond, please describe the nature of personal injury law. At its heart, the personal injury law involves someone being injured because of another person’s actions. There are three main elements in any successful personal injury claim whether it’s a car wreck, a slip, and...
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Do I have to pay an attorney by the hour? No, you do not. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Smith Jordan are paid a percentage of the benefits received by the injured worker for contested back wages and for any permanent disability at the end of the case. The injured worker does not have to...
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Nursing home abuse occurs with depressing regularity. Many of these cases get reported to watchdog organizations such as the National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS), while an unknown number go unreported and unaddressed. Even with sporadic and incomplete data, however, this organization received 14,258 complaints of nursing home abuse in 2014 alone. If you worry that a senior...
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The SSA denies more than half of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims the first time. Social Security can deny your claim for a variety of reasons, including application errors and inadequate medical evidence. The good news is that even if Social Security denies your claim, you can have an attorney review your case, and you can appeal...
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When your senior parents can no longer care for themselves, you trust in nursing homes to give them the attention, support, and assistance they need to thrive. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed, which can lead to nursing home negligence. Even if no one meant to hurt your loved one, you may...
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If you have been injured on the job for the first time, you may not be fully aware of workers’ compensation and how the process works. While you deal with physical pain, you likely also have some concerns about how to pay your bills. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can help you. The following are some of...
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As the population gets older, more Americans reside and receive care in nursing homes. You want the best possible care for your friends and relatives, and it’s disheartening to suspect that they may not receive the loving treatment they deserve. Here’s what you need to know about nursing home abuse, including the various types of mistreatment,...
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If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, you may be unsure what to do. The good news is that, after you’ve contacted the proper authorities and removed your loved one from the abusive situation, there are many methods for how to deal with nursing home abuse after the fact, depending...
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