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Attorney Mental Health & Wellness - A Personal Essay on Why I Believe We Have an Ethical Obligation to Act on it in the Workplace

March 26, 2021 BY Taylor Poncz | General

January 31, 2021 was 2 years since the day Daniel took his life and I still think about it on an almost-daily basis. Weren't his parting words to me, "I'll see you at the birthday party this weekend!"? I've replayed the conversation, and many others prior to that, over and over in my head and it still doesn't make any sense. Not to me, at least. ... Continue Reading

Medical Litigation Funding: How to Spot It and How to Fight It

March 26, 2021 BY Whitney Lay Greene | Professional Malpractice and Healthcare Litigation

On the surface, medical litigation funding and lien-based medical treatment provide a necessary service to individuals injured in an accident who would not otherwise be able to afford medical treatment. However, this noble veneer hides the potential ethical and legal turmoil of artificially inflated medical bills, questionable procedures, and a complex web of relationships between referral sources, medical providers, and third-party funding companies that may result from efforts to maximize an "investment" in the bodily injury claim or lawsuit. Skeptics of third-party funding believe these practices are at least partially to blame for the recent increase in so-called "nuclear verdicts" arising from seemingly ordinary cases. ... Continue Reading

OSHA Launches COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, Protecting High-Risk Workers and Prioritizing Onsite Inspections

March 25, 2021 BY Neil Brunetz | Workers Compensation

On March 12, 2021, in response to a presidential executive order, OSHA issued Directive 2021-01 (CPL-03), establishing a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19. With this latest directive, OSHA is spotlighting employers' response to COVID-19 and appropriate workplace protections for employees. ... Continue Reading

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