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November 2016 Archives

What every office worker should know about repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (or RSIs) make it difficult for workers to complete their jobs without experiencing high levels of pain. These injuries account for approximately one-third of all time away from work. Since they often develop gradually before escalating, many individuals do not recognize their injuries as stemming from repetitive motions performed at work until much later. Learn to recognize the symptoms of common RSIs and find out what medical care you are entitled to by law.

Gaps in medical cybersecurity raise frightening possibilities

In today's digital age, it seems we're constantly hearing about large-scale hacks that jeopardize our personal information and expose us to potential identity theft. Most of these hacks target financial data: credit card numbers, bank accounts and the like. As a result, the financial industry has taken decisive steps to improve cybersecurity.

Why social media could hurt your workers' compensation claim

The use of social media provides us with many positive benefits. It allows us to stay in touch and keep up with the goings on of our friends and family. Social media has become a catalyst for communication; people post pictures and updates about their life, activities they participate in, articles they're interested in, causes they support and any other facet of their life they feel like sharing. While sharing the happenings of your life can make for entertainment and interesting topics to discuss, it can also cause major problems, especially when it comes to workers' compensation cases.

The future of sanitizing robots

Those who are fans of movies like “Minority Report” and “I, Robot” may understand that robots are the future. However, they may not realize just how close to “the future” we are today. More than just machines that assemble parts (in factories), some robots could be valuable in preventing the spread of disease in hospitals.

Should you sue even after a doctor apologizes?

We teach our kids that they should say sorry when they hurt someone, or when someone is injured in the course of an accident. The same should apply to physicians who want to give alternative recommendations or express their sympathies when medical procedures go awry or don’t go as planned.

Report sheds light on troubling prevalence of patient mix-ups in hospitals

It's every patient's nightmare: finding out that you received the wrong medication, dosage, test results, diagnosis or treatment because of a mix-up in medical records. In the 21st century, with medical technology having advanced leaps and bounds from even a few decades ago, patient mix-ups should never happen. Unfortunately, they still do - and with far more frequency than most people realize.