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March 2016 Archives

Companies push to opt out from workers' compensation

If you get hurt on the job, workers' compensation is supposed to provide the resources you need to pay your medical bills and other expenses associated with the injury. But now some large companies are pushing for legislation that would allow them to opt out of the workers' compensation system entirely. According to an article in ProPublica, Walmart and Lowe's are leading the charge, claiming that their own independent injury compensation systems provide better outcomes for injured workers while reducing costs and red tape for employers. 

Brain-surgeon-turned-lawyer writes book about malpractice

Lawrence Schlachter was a brain surgeon until a hand injury sent him on a new path: medical malpractice lawyer. His book, "Malpractice", provides an insider's account of how the culture of medicine is failing patients by encouraging doctors to circle the wagons and protect each other in the face of medical error. He argues that patients are the ones who end up suffering from this cultural conspiracy, even pointing out in an article in ProPublica that doctors will sometimes lie for each other in the courtroom. 

Arbitration clauses proliferate in nursing home contracts

It's devastating to learn that a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home setting. But now imagine that when you try to sue the nursing home, you're told you can't because you signed a contract that included an arbitration clause. This may sound like a grievous injustice but it's happening 

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