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5 Things You Should Know BEFORE Talking to an Insurance Adjuster

Insurance Adjusters will start calling you within days of a car wreck. You need to be prepared when that phone call comes, or it can affect your claim years later.

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Posted on Aug 13, 2013

United States Supreme Court Settles Medicaid Reimbursement Dispute for all States

Attorneys and clients have been battling Medicare and Medicaid for years to determine just how much the agencies should be reimbursed when injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. The United States Supreme Court took a position in March in the case Wos, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services v. E.M.A. The High Court held that the federal statute regulating Medicaid, 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(25)(H), prevents the states from taking any portion of a beneficiary’s judgment or settlement monies that is not designated as payment for medical care. While Medicaid will still be reimbursed for overpayment of medical expenses, Medicaid is prevented from taking a client’s money that has been awarded for something else, like pain and suffering, emotional distress damages, or lost wages.

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Posted on Apr 08, 2013

Can I sue the government for my injury?

Missouri Revised Statute 537.600 says that Missouri and its political subdivisions, or cities, villages, counties, and school districts, have sovereign immunity, or are immune from being sued, except in a few specific cases.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2013

Remember the McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” Case?

Curious about the details of the McDonald's "hot coffee" case? Stella's case has been used to champion limits on our nation's jury system for years, but most people have not heard the whole story.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2013

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