Archive for October 31, 2012

Medicare Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall accidents can happen to anyone but as the weather gets worse it is common for the elderly or those already dealing with a disability to be more prone to suffering Slip and Fall Accidents.  When a person that falls into one of these two groups suffers a Slip and Fall it is very likely that any medical treatment they receive will be covered by their Medicare health insurance.  While it is good that the injuries that result from the Slip and Fall are taken care of by a doctor, Medicare can cause headaches for you and your Slip and Fall Attorneys as you try to obtain compensation for your Slip and Fall Accident.

The difficulty in closing Slip and Fall cases where Medicare is involved is the requirement that Medicare be reimbursed for all medical expenses that were incurred as a result of the Slip and Fall; this includes past work and any medical expenses that will be incurred in the future.  Under the law, failure to take Medicare’s interest into consideration when settling a Slip and Fall case will make the defendant or party liable for the Slip and Fall liable to Medicare for the reimbursement of the medical expenses.  As such, liable parties take very seriously any case where a Medicare recipient is involved.

If you have suffered a Slip and Fall and would like to speak with Slip and Fall Attorneys contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.

 

Personal Injury and Dental Malpractice

Personal Injury

Many Personal Injury Attorneys in Missouri had shied away from Dental Malpractice cases for years.  The reason for this was that it was thought by many Personal Injury Attorneys that dental injuries were, in most instances, not great enough to merit a Personal Injury case.  However, recently Personal Injury Attorneys have been looking more at Dental Malpractice cases.

One of the reasons for this is that with the expansion dental corporations the chance of Dental Malpractice seems to have increased.  Dentistry like many parts of the healthcare industry has seen a rise in the number of practices that are now part of a larger corporation.  Unfortunately, stories of these corporations putting profit before patient care are becoming increasingly easier to find.  Stories of dentists performing substandard care in an effort to see more patients and performing care that may be totally unnecessary and without consent have been linked with some dental corporations.

Personal Injury Attorneys are in place to help deal with these few bad actors.  While many view Personal Injury Attorneys in a poor light, they are a necessary part of society, especially as corporations creep into industries that can have a serious impact on your life, health and pocketbook.

If you have a Personal Injury case and would like to speak with Personal Injury Attorneys contact The Elster Firm for a free consultation.

The information provided is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  No attorney-client relationship is created by this post.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.