two important florida court decision; workers compensation and medical malpractice

I have pasted two appellate court decisions here because of how important they are to Florida law. You may not read them, but they are here if you’d like to. The first is an opinion from the Florida Supreme Court. The decision involves the enforceability of an agreement between a doctor and patient in which … Continue reading “two important florida court decision; workers compensation and medical malpractice”

water rights; state and regional regulations and farmers

The Gainesville Sun recently ran a nationally syndicated editorial about the impact of immigration on water resources in the context of climate change, specifically the increased occurrence of “droughts.” In her piece, Scripps Howard writer Bonnie Erbe fails to acknowledge the significant differences between eastern and western water law, and the features of Florida Water … Continue reading “water rights; state and regional regulations and farmers”

Motorcyclist Killed on I-75

Motorcyclist killed on I-75 today; A tragic motorcycle accident occurred today involving a motorcyclist. TV 20 reports the driver was killed after he overtook a pickup truck striking the rear and being thrown off, landing in the path of a semi-tractor trailer. Motorcyclist, and scooter drivers need to take special care out there. I’m not … Continue reading “Motorcyclist Killed on I-75”

Social security disability applications going forward

According to the Social Security Administration over the ten years between 2001 and 2010, applications for Social Security disability benefits increased 250%. The percentage of favorable awards of disability benefits over that same time declined from 46.1% to 35.7% (as a percent of all applications). The last five years has seen a 28% increase in … Continue reading “Social security disability applications going forward”

Car on bicycle accidents increasing

Bicycles on the roadway are by law vehicles with the same rights and responsibilities of all motorized vehicles used on our roadways. Recent statistics obtained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) indicate that there were 618 fatalities in bicycle-motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. These numbers represent just under 2% of the total … Continue reading “Car on bicycle accidents increasing”

Social Security tightens down on disability claims

Objective medical evidence of degenerative disc disease, diabetes, COPD, depression and other mental health issues, back problems, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, Hep-C, fibromyalgia, learning disabilities, chronic pain, PTSD, peripheral artery disease, can all lead to the inability to work. These conditions can cause a wide range of limitations. The judges who decide … Continue reading “Social Security tightens down on disability claims”

Automobile Insurance in Florida; landscape may be changing

Stay tuned to the Leon County Circuit Court case of Robin Myers et al vs. Kevin McCarty Florida Insurance commissioner. This case is at a preliminary stage but the first round goes to the Florida consumer. Myers is a message therapist who along with other professionals affected by the latest revisions to Florida’s no fault … Continue reading “Automobile Insurance in Florida; landscape may be changing”

Fibromyalgia and Social security disability SSR 12-2p

POLICY INTERPRETATION RULING SSR 12-2p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Fibromyalgia Purpose: This Social Security Ruling (SSR) provides guidance on how we develop evidence to establish that a person has a medically determinable impairment (MDI) of fibromyalgia (FM), and how we evaluate FM in disability claims and continuing disability reviews under titles II and … Continue reading “Fibromyalgia and Social security disability SSR 12-2p”

Vet’s can also be eligible for Social Security benefits

I usually have 4 or 5 open Social Security cases in which the applicant is a military veteran with a disability connected to his or her service. Some of these veterans are receiving income benefits. Veterans of US military service who are drawing disability payments from the VA have gone through a rigorous process to … Continue reading “Vet’s can also be eligible for Social Security benefits”