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May 2014 Archives

Woman files misdiagnosis claims over brain inflamation

A female patient has initiated legal claims against multiple doctors after they allegedly committed medical malpractice. The woman’s lawsuit alleges that a misdiagnosis caused her virus to go undetected, resulting in the inflammation of her brain. The woman was suffering from a rare brain disease called herpes simplex encephalitis, but doctors allegedly did not timely diagnose her and she did not receive appropriate treatment as a result. Even though this case was filed out of state, unfortunately, cases like this do occur in Pennsylvania as well.

Families can try to avoid nursing home neglect with these tips

One of the hardest decisions for Pennsylvania residents may be when they have to put a loved one in a nursing home. Although one may want to care for their loved one on their own, it may not always be possible. At the same time, it can be scary to entrust a family member's safety in the hands of another. This is especially true when one considers that nursing homes are sometimes accused of nursing home neglect. Luckily, with a few tips, Pennsylvania residents can hopefully find a safe place for their loved one.

Are sex trauma victims treated unfairly in veterans' benefits?

A serious problem has been affecting the victims of military sexual trauma, and it is not just the fact that many of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. According to two veterans groups, the victims of military sexual trauma are suffering from discrimination when trying to apply for veterans' benefits on the basis of post-traumatic stress syndrome induced by military sexual trauma. According to Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN), those who have post-traumatic stress syndrome have a harder time qualifying for benefits if the post-traumatic stress is attributed to sexual assault.

Issues to consider when filing for Social Security disability

There are a large number of challenges faced by individuals seeking Social Security benefits. Some of these challenges could assist an individual to receive more benefits, while others could be setbacks. Here are a few things that the average Social Security or Social Security disability applicant in Pennsylvania may wish to consider in order to maximize the amount of income he or she is capable of receiving.

What if Congress repeals the File and Spend SSI strategy

Some are saying that the President has requested the 'file and spend' strategy be eliminated as an option for American retirees. This could affect many who are debating their best SSI benefits filing strategy. The question is: Should a 63-year-old Pennsylvania retiree reconsider using the file and spend option to retire at the age of 66, should the retiree wait until the age of 70 or is it wiser to file for SSI benefits sooner than those ages?

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