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Although you may be allowed to choose a doctor for the IME, it will be from a list of doctors that The Hartford provides. The chance that you will know anything about their doctors is slim, but assuming the doctor is objective and qualified, remember that he/she can only make a recommendation based on the information they: (1) get from your records, (2) their understanding and knowledge about your particular type of illness or injury, and (3) what they see as most important. Here are tips on protecting yourself and why you may need a disability lawyer.
Private health insurance and government programs typically only cover skilled nursing care. Long-term care insurance covers care what is necessary for a person to live independently and still maintain quality of life. This care involves activities of daily living, or ADLs, such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals, walking and other daily activities. Long-term care insurance can provide coverage that keeps elderly or frail adults in their homes, rather than allowing them to deteriorate to a condition that requires skilled nursing in a nursing home or other medical facility.
Claims involving birth injury do not have to be filed until the child’s eighth birthday in most cases, but there are exceptions. This allows claims for injuries that may not have been apparent until a child entered school. Unfortunately, some claims, such as claims against a government-run hospital, have much shorter deadlines so it is important to contact an experienced birth injury attorney if you suspect that your child has a birth injury.
Dr. Jeffrey E. Budoff, a respected board certified orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX, who specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder treatments states: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is mainly a work-related, repetitive motion injury and is defined as a compression of the median nerve. If you suffer from pain or numbness in the hand or forearm region, you can conclude that you have Carpal Tunnel syndrome.”
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All issues related to insurance claims, from making claims to resolving disputes when an insurance company acts in bad faith and denies a claim. Our experience covers all types of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and non-ERISA disability insurance, as well as life insurance and all other types of insurance.
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