Hospital Liens in Auto Accident Claims

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If you were in an auto accident severe enough to send you to the hospital, the hospital may claim a lien on your personal injury settlement if you did not have insurance. Missouri: A hospital, and other health care providers, may claim a lien on up to fifty percent (50%) of the amount that the… Read more »

Traffic Deaths Skyrocket

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 37,000 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016.  Motor vehicle collisions are now the leading cause of death in the United States.  This number represents a 7.2% increase in traffic deaths from the prior year and the largest year-over-year increase since 1966.  No doubt… Read more »

Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

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For decades talcum powder was marketed, particularly to women, for genital use.  In 1971, researchers found talc in 75% of the cervical tumors they studied.  In 1982, a researcher concluded that women who use talcum powder could be three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer.  By the year 2000 another ten epidemiological (medical science… Read more »


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Until 2015 there had been a steady decline in the number of highway fatalities.  Last year the number of highway fatalities jumped by the largest percentage in over 50 years.  And in the first six months of 2016, traffic deaths rose 10.4%, to 17,775, over the same period in 2015 according to the National Highway… Read more »

Auto Accident Settlement – Do I Have to Pay Taxes?

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In general, you do not have to pay taxes on any money you obtain for injuries from an automobile collision settlement.  The only exception to this rule is if the only injury sustained in the collision is long term emotional damages.  The IRS considers any settlement for emotional damages, only, to be taxable.  Also, any… Read more »

Chiropractic Adjustments and Stroke

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There is growing medical evidence that improperly performed chiropractic adjustments of the neck can cause a stroke.  A properly performed adjustment of the cervical spine should be directly from side to side.  If, however, there is any upward movement of the head during the adjustment, a vertebral artery can become dissected (inside of artery is… Read more »

Kansas “No Pay, No Play” Law

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If you have been in an auto collision caused by the fault of the other driver, you have the right to pursue a claim/lawsuit for all of your damages.  These damages include economic (lost wages and medical bills) as well as noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, disability, mental anguish, and disfigurement.  However, that may not be… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Causes of Chest Pain

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A common complaint following an auto collision is of chest pain.  There are a number of reasons why a car wreck can cause chest pain, ranging from extremely serious to a mild injury.  The most common cause of chest pain is pressure and bruising from the restraint of the seatbelt.  A seatbelt can cause simple… Read more »

Auto Accidents – Kansas No-Fault Law

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The State of Kansas enacted no-fault insurance over forty years ago.  The no-fault law provides that, no matter who was at fault in causing the auto collision, you have certain benefits available to you.  These include: medical benefits ($4,500 minimum); lost wage benefits; and rehabilitation benefits.  For instance, if you are injured you should give… Read more »