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Monthly Archives: February 2021

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Can Your Employer Hold You Responsible for Part of the Cost of Your Treatment If You Have a Pre-Existing Condition?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Florida, like many other states, is a comparative negligence state when it comes to car accidents.  Your car insurance company will take a detailed, recorded statement from you after a car accident to determine what percentage of the fault for the accident is attributable to you and what percent belongs to the other driver. … Read More »

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Implantable Medical Devices and Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Implantable medical devices save lives and preserve people’s health and productivity.  You probably know someone whose health has been greatly improved because of a pacemaker, insulin pump, or hip or knee replacement.  By nature, implantable devices require long-term follow-up care, if only to check that they are still working properly and do not need… Read More »

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Employer Retaliation for Compensable, Work-Related Mental Illness

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The popular narrative on mental health is changing, but a lot of stigma continues to surround mental illness and caring for one’s mental health, especially in the workplace.  To make matters worse, the work environment is not exactly conducive to good mental health.  Demanding work schedules, lack of job security, workplace harassment, and antagonistic… Read More »

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FMLA and Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You have probably heard that the United States is one of the few high-income countries with no federally mandated paid maternity leave.  While some employers allow employees to take paid time off after the birth of a child, the only federal protection is the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  FMLA allows… Read More »

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