6 Ways an Attorney can Help Reduce, Defeat, and Negotiate Hospital Liens

Hospital Liens

After you have been in an auto accident, or have suffered other personal injuries due to another’s carelessness, you probably do not want to think about all the issues arising from the accident. Most importantly for you is to focus on your health and medical care. However, part of the settlement process in a personal injury case requires the handling of liens. Negotiating the settlement of hospital liens can be very complex, and it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Colorado Revised Statute § 38-27-101 provides that a hospital may have a lien for all reasonable and necessary charges for care provided to an injured person resulting from an accident.

Common Birth Controls: Problematic or Dangerous to Women?

Essure-Nova-Ring-Safety

You may not have heard of this, but many women have been complaining about a birth control device called Essure. These women are describing such symptoms as daily bleeding, constant headaches, bloating, as well as, stabbing pain. There is even a Facebook page called “Essure Problems.” A lawsuit was filed in May of 2014 against Bayer, the manufacturer of Essure, and this February 2015 an adverse report was submitted to the FDA where a woman died during the implementation process. The New York Times as now written an article on the device highlighting the data on the complications associated with Essure and criticism of the device.

As Population Ages, Costs to Care Rise

Elder Care Costs

Two recent news articles really brought to light for me the immense costs associated with caring for our aging population. The first is an article from the Associated Press, which covers the climbing costs of elder care. The other article is from the New York Times, and discusses the Medicare costs associated with nursing homes and nursing home negligence. As the baby boomer population continues to age, and more of our loved ones are put into nursing homes, I think it’s important to discuss what is going on with the elder care industry.

Dangerous Workplace: Nail Salons

dangers of working at nail salon

Having handled workers’ compensation claims for many years, there are numerous workplaces that I often think of as dangerous; that certain types of work are just inherently more dangerous for workers. A recent article in the New York Times, highlights the dangers nail salon employees face, specifically an unhealthy work environment that you (myself included) might not have realized existed. I don’t frequent nail salons myself, but reading this article really brought to light the type of situations that these women face.

Drugmaker Sues FDA, but Why?

Drug company files suit against FDA

A recent article from the New York Times discusses how Amarin Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, took the uncommon step of suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The article states that the company is arguing that it has a constitutional right to share certain information about its products with doctors, specifically off-label uses for their medications, even though the FDA does not permit the company to do so. It appears that this may be the first time a manufacturer has preventively sued the FDA over a free-speech issue before the company has been accused of any wrongdoing.