Month: April 2018

Claims Denials Health Insurance Companies Sometimes Get Away With

Published on April 27, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Insurance Bad Faith

Many people feel adequately protected by their health insurance coverage, only to find out they are not covered when injury or illness strikes. When claims are denied, patients are often left with exorbitant medical bills that are impossible to pay. High-Risk Factors for Health Claim Denials Incorrect Hospital Admission Status When admitted to a hospital, a patient is assigned a status, either observation status or inpatient status. If a patient is assigned the wrong status, an insurance company may refuse to pay the claim for the hospital stay. [...]
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Uber’s Driverless Car Fatality Raises Liability Questions

Published on April 20, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

The recent fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous car has raised concerns about safety and liability among lawmakers and safety officials. It’s likely that advances in autonomous technology may slow down until safety concerns and liability issues are addressed further. Who’s Liable for Autonomous Vehicle Accidents? A fatal accident that recently occurred between an Uber self-driving vehicle and an Arizona pedestrian is the most significant autonomous-technology accident since the death of a Tesla driver in 2016. The Uber fatality has prompted an investigation by the National Highway Traffic [...]
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Textalyzer: A Breathalyzer for Your Cellphone

Published on April 13, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

A new device called a textalyzer, designed to reduce the high number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers, can check to see if drivers have been texting or performing other activities on their cell phones in the moments before a crash. What is the Textalyzer? A digital device, called the textalyzer, has been developed to help law enforcement crack down on distracted driving accidents caused by cell phone use behind the wheel. The new textalyzer technology is modeled after the current Breathalyzer device that police use to [...]
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Residents Are Getting Illegally Dumped By their Nursing Homes [infographic]

Published on April 6, 2018, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Nursing Home Abuse

“Hospital Dumping” is an illegal eviction process for nursing home residents which has become a major concern for the elderly in the U.S. and about 9,000 people fall victim to this practice every year. (Article continues below infographic) Illegal Hospital Dumping Thousands of elderly residents are getting dumped every year in hospitals where they are taken for acute care treatment of illness or injury. Once their hospital care is completed, they are told without prior warning that they cannot return to their nursing home. According to federal laws, [...]
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