Month: March 2010

Illiteracy: A Problem in Filing Worker’s Compensation Claims

A Michigan man injured on the job was curiously resistant to filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim.  The reason was that he read at a third grade level.  He was embarrassed and would rather not file a claim than admit that he couldn’t read:  http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/99999999/AAAA/3210575/-1/news0302

World Trade Center Settlement

The judge presiding over settlement negotiations has initially refused approval of the agreement.  Judge Hellerstein has instructed the parties to return to the drawing board to ensure that injured workers are treated fairly and can make a fully informed decision:  http://www.khl.com/magazines/international-construction/detail/item53400/.

FDA Warning about Zocor

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin may–in some cases and in some people–cause muscle damage. While this sounds relatively harmless, the damage sometimes progresses to a severe form called rhabdomyolysis. With this disease (often called “Rhabdo” for short), the damaged muscles release proteins into the …

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