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Greyhound Crash Victims Wait on Investigation, Insurance

No passengers were killed in a wild Greyhound bus crash that left the bus laying on its side in an Ohio cornfield, but more than 30 were taken to area hospitals by ambulance and helicopter. All of the injured passengers have since been released, but it will take some time before they can assess whether they’ve been properly cared for by Greyhound Lines and its insurance carrier. There were 51 passengers and a single driver aboard the bus as it …

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Posted 9 months ago in Elder Law Your Money & The Law by Janet Raasch  
Medicare, Private Health Insurance No Help with Long-Term Care

We all like to believe that we will be healthy and independent up until the day we die. The reality is quite different. Although Americans are living longer than ever before, these extra years are bringing with them significant health problems. At some point, 70 percent of those over age 65 will require some help with the essential activities of daily living. These include dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, continence, transferring (getting in and out of bed or a chair) and …

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KCTV: Legal Ground Rules for Your Spring Move [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on KCTV, the CBS-affiliated TV station serving Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. discussing your legal rights when you move. Forty million Americans move each year, and this month marks the busiest moving season of the year. As one out of five moves involves a claim for damages, Larry explains some basic ground rules. Property Damage If  your property is damaged in the move, an honest mover will build insurance coverage into the …

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WRAZ-TV: Protect Yourself in Your Spring Move [Video]

One out of six Americans move each year, with the busiest season starting in May and running through August. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine appeared on WRAZ-TV (the Fox affiliate, and sister station of WRAL-TV) in Raleigh, N.C., with pointers on how consumers can legally protect themselves during springtime moves. Protect Yourself from Rip-Offs The most common rip-off is when a dishonest mover quotes a low price over the phone or Internet. After packing all your belonging on the truck, the …

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Insurance Dispute Freezes Avandia Victims’ Fund  [Video]

  Lawyers.com videojournalist Matt H. Mayes from Los Angeles reports that a big pharma and insurance legal dispute was allowed to deprive innocent victims of money that they were entitled to and often desperately needed. Tens of thousands of plaintiffs sued GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claiming its diabetes drug, Avandia, caused serious cardiovascular side effects — including fatal heart attacks. In 2010, the pharrmaceutical giant agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle the claims of thousands of people. Humana, …

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