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Know Your Hospital Status to Prevent Medicare Confusion

Many people who wind up in a nursing home are transferred there after a hospital stay. But an article in today’s The Washington Post points out a technicality that could block your ability to have Medicare cover the cost of  your nursing home stay. Basically, everyone in the hospital is categorized as being in either …

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Employer Covers Up Injuries, Could Face Over $1M in Fines

A Houston company was issued 83 citations.  These citations were issued secondary to a finding that the company improperly reported over 70% of its workplace injuries.  The employer is facing over $1M in fines proposed by OSHA.  http://channel6newsonline.com/2010/09/department-of-labor-cites-houston-manufacturing-company-for-hiding-work-related-injuries/

Youth Concussion Rates Skyrocket

It may seem like we keep banging the concussion drum, but this story doesn’t go away.  According to new information published online today, the number of concussion-related hospital emergency visits for children ages 8-13 doubled between 1997 and 2007 (a 100% increase). For youth age 14-19, the increase was 200%, a 4-fold increase. The cause …

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Student becomes victim of Greensboro wrongful death

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University officials will look into the circumstances surrounding the Greensboro wrongful death of a student, according to news-record.com. The student became victim of the Greensboro wrongful death after collapsing during tryouts for the track and field team. The 20-year-old was in a supervised voluntary open tryout before the Greensboro …

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