Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When asbestos-containing products are moved or disturbed, microscopic fibers are released into the air and subsequently inhaled into the lungs. Though mesothelioma is sometimes called “lung cancer,” this is not entirely accurate.
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If you can no longer work due to an injury or illness incurred at the work place, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. In most states, worker’s compensation (commonly referred to as “worker’s comp”) serves as a compromise between employers and employees. The employers agree to award benefits to injured and ill workers and, in return, the employees agree not to sue the employer for a larger amount. All employees – from construction workers and firefighters to office employees and delivery drivers – are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, including full-time and part-time employees.
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Donald Shiffman of the Law Firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. has been extremely successful with the processing of appeals to administrative law judges at the Social Security Administration, Since January 1, 2010 Attorney Shiffman has receive approximately 80 decisions of which 87% have resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients. Continue reading “Claimants’ Advocate” »
Medical malpractice claims against plastic surgeons can involve a variety of procedures. Patients who undergo breast implants, breast reduction, liposuction or facelifts may have to consider legal action if the medical professional they trusted caused severe scarring, infection, disease, malformation, tissue damage or other unexpected and often unexplained results. People who sought vast improvements in their personal appearance may face a future of embarrassment, pain, discomfort, medical complications and corrective surgeries. But imagine the combined effect of undergoing multiple procedures over a short period, and then having to deal with multiple failures. Continue reading “Too Much Plastic Surgery Can Have Devastating Effects” »
The Joint Commission, which accredits 18,000 health care organizations nationwide, recently established the Center for Transforming Healthcare to explore solutions for critical quality and safety problems in the industry. The first basic issue that the center targeted is handwashing, the most obvious hygiene practice that any health care worker should follow. Poor compliance with hygiene protocols contributes to the many deaths from infections that occur in American hospitals every year. Continue reading “Hospital Accreditation Commission Targets Medical Safety Issues” »
Asbestos Exposure Sites in Michigan
Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. In fact, there are several naturally occurring deposits of asbestos in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Due to the strength and flexibility of its fibers, asbestos has been used in many different types of industrial products, including cement, flooring, insulation, roof shingles and other building materials. Continue reading “Pursuing a Claim for an Asbestos-Related Injury” »
Although the United States government put bans and severe limitations on the use and production of asbestos products in 1972, thousands of Americans continue to be diagnosed with asbestos related diseases every year. Because of the delayed effects of asbestos exposure, people do not begin to develop mesothelioma, asbestosis, malignant lung cancer and other types of cancer until decades after the initial exposure.
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