The Myth of Invisible Wounds of War: A Primer on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

The Invisible Wounds of War

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment In listening to the radio and on TV very frequently there is referral to the problem of the invisible wounds of war and we keep hearing about the increased incidents of suicide in our vets.… Continue Reading

Lack of Informed Consent Leads to Medical Malpractice

Surgeon Performing Operation

Informed Consent   I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to… Continue Reading

Prison Mental Health Care System Inadequate: Correctional Experts Agree

High Rate of Prisoners on the Mental Health Caseload

Mental Care In U.S. Prison System Inadequate There is a high rate of  U.S. Prisoners on the mental health caseload. The U.S. Prison System is inadequate since mental health care experts agree that the services contracted to treat mentally ill… Continue Reading

Independent Medical Examination: Medical and Legal Issues

Independent Medical Examination Anatomy of muscular man

What is an IME?   An independent medical examination (IME) is a second opinion exam that may be conducted by a non-interested physician to obtain an independent opinion of an individual medical condition.  Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have the… Continue Reading

Recreational & Medical Marijuana: Pain Relieving and other Medical Properties

Recreational & Medical Marijuana Plant

Although, recreational marijuana usage is controversial, a growing number of states have passed marijuana laws for recreational purposes, and medical use. In some states, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Some medical… Continue Reading

Tobacco & Public Health: How To Reduce Consumption

The Smoking Man

Through the years, statistics have shown a link between smoking and lung cancer. Likewise, the tobacco industry’s independent research has found carcinogens in smoke, and they acknowledged the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. This has caused a negative impact… Continue Reading

Deliberate Indifference and Inmates’ Civil Rights

The courts apply the deliberate indifference standard to determine if supervising jail or correctional officials have violated an inmate’s civil rights; thus, it occurs when prison employees, including correctional staff, medical staff like nurses, physician’s assistants and doctors know of… Continue Reading

Tips For Collecting Your Healthcare Claim Against Self-Insured Health Plan

stick figure walking on gold coins

  Obtaining reimbursement on a health care claim is not easy today because of all the different laws and regulations and insurance plans.  I recently worked on several cases to recover claims involving a large self-insured health plan. All self-insured… Continue Reading