Month: October 2018
California officials allege that staff members and administrators in two retirement facilities in Santa Rosa abandoned residents during last October’s wildfires in Northern California. Residents Abandoned During the 2017 Sonoma County fires in Northern California, two nursing homes abandoned residents as out-of-control wildfires threatened surrounding areas. The two nursing home facilities were located in the city of Santa Rosa which suffered major home and property devastation from the fires. The Villa Capri, an 80-resident facility, and the Varenna at Fountaingrove, a neighboring facility, are part of Oakmont Senior [...]
What Are Intangible Damages in an Injury Case?
What are intangible damages? Intangible damages are harms like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and mental anguish. They do not have a specific monetary value assigned to them, like medical expenses or lost wages would. Calculating intangible damages is more challenging than evaluating tangible losses because they are not harms that can be easily identified with a bill. Types of Damages in Personal Injury Cases In a personal injury case, damages are divided into tangible and intangible damages. Tangible damages can be easily quantified, while the monetary [...]
What Is Medical Necessity?
Proving medical necessity can play an important role in a bad faith insurance case when a company denies a claim. Most health plans will not pay for healthcare services that are not deemed to be medically necessary. Medical evidence is required to show the validity of a claim. Even valid claims, however, are sometimes denied. Contact an insurance claim lawyer for help with your case. Medical Necessity Definition What is medical necessity? Health insurance companies provide coverage only for health-related services that are medically necessary, meaning medical services [...]
These 3 Drugs Put Truckers, Other Motorists at Risk [infographic]
Marijuana, amphetamines, and cocaine, which can all impair reaction times, attention spans, and reflexes, are the three drugs most commonly used by truck drivers. When truckers use substances that put other motorists, passengers, and pedestrians at risk, they can be held liable for the injuries and deaths that result. (Article continues below infographic) ______ Drug Impaired Truckers According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in 2017 drug use among commercial truck drivers reached the highest level since 2009. Studies show that drug use among commercial truckers is [...]