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Feb 20, 2017

How Does Social Security Disability Back Pay Work?

By |Feb 20, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

The application process for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI) is lengthy and complicated. By the time you have applied for SSD benefits and your application was denied at the initial application level, but approved upon reconsideration, months have gone by. SSDI back pay is a payment of the benefits that the Social Security Administration […]

Feb 15, 2017

Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with Arthritis?

By |Feb 15, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease, of which there are about 100 different types. The Arthritis Foundation reports that more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some form of arthritis, and people of all ages, genders and ethnicities can get the disease. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United […]

Feb 13, 2017

How Long is the SSD Application Process?

By |Feb 13, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

The answer to how long it takes to apply for Social Security Disability benefits and get approved is, “it’s complicated.” It is complicated because there is not a standard time frame for approval of an SSD application, and there are different levels of approval. As we go into the explanation for average wait times […]

Feb 8, 2017

What You Need to Know About Nursing Home Neglect

By |Feb 8, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nursing home neglect and abuse are often lumped into the same conversation, but they are not the same thing. Neglect can be intentional or unintentional, while abuse requires malicious intent. Unintentional neglect is still actionable; it means that a care provider has committed a breach of duty or provided substandard care that contributed to […]

Feb 6, 2017

The Main Causes of Auto Accidents in Maryland

By |Feb 6, 2017|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

There are many factors that can cause an auto accident. Driving very early, or very late, might mean that fatigue is a factor. Inclement weather can reduce the visibility of other vehicles or important warning signs. Distractions can reduce or eliminate reaction time. All of these factors have one thing in common; they all […]

Feb 5, 2017

Can You File for Unemployment While Waiting for Social Security Disability?

By |Feb 5, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

You are facing a dilemma when you have been let go from your job because you can no longer perform that type of work given your disability. Maybe you called out too many times for doctors’ appointments, or you are not able to lift or perform many of the required tasks for your position. […]

Jan 26, 2017

Can Painful Cysts and Benign Tumors Qualify You For SSD?

By |Jan 26, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

If you have a condition such as polycystic kidney disease, which causes painful cysts or benign brain tumors that have symptoms which make it difficult for you to work, whether you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will depend on the evidence contained in your medical records. Unfortunately, there are no easy answers […]

Jan 24, 2017

10 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Social Security Disability Applications

By |Jan 24, 2017|Social Security Disability|0 Comments

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) can feel a bit intimidating. You are sick or in pain and you are unable to work, and you might feel a bit under pressure to get the application right because you know that the approval rate for SSD is low.

Here is an example of 10 […]

Jan 20, 2017

How to Avoid the Common Causes of Medication Errors

By |Jan 20, 2017|Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

In 2016, we learned that medical errors had become the third leading cause of the death in the nation. There are many different kinds of error that contribute to that figure, including errors with medication. Avoiding medication error is no longer as simple as sticking to a schedule and taking the right pill at […]

Jan 18, 2017

What You Should Know About Distracted Driving in Maryland

By |Jan 18, 2017|Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving|0 Comments

Distracted driving is everywhere. In our world, multiple electronic devices are competing for our attention at all times. Between onboard computer messages, radio, GPS and cell phones, distracted driving is a serious and significant problem. Add a few kids in the backseat, and it’s a miracle that anyone gets through the day without being […]

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