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Dismissing Injuries: The Problem With Independent Medical Exams

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A recent three-part series on independent medical exams by the New York Times found that they are often disproportionately biased against the patient. Here are four problems the report discovered about the independent exam process. Doctors who work as medical examiners are chosen by insurance agencies. These doctors are often semiretired and frequently lack the… Read More »

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Children With Chronic Conditions Are More Commonly Affected By Medical Errors

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Doctors of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio have recently completed a study comparing medical errors occurring in children with chronic conditions versus medical errors occurring in children with no chronic conditions. The results show there is a statistically significant relationship between medical errors and chronic conditions. The overall medical error… Read More »

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Antipsychotic Medications Prescribed At High Levels In Nursing Homes

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Although clinical studies have shown that antipsychotic medications provide only limited benefits with multiple associated risk factors, the medication continues to be doled out at nursing homes in large quantities. In fact, these potentially dangerous drugs are so common that one recent study found that nearly one quarter of nursing home patients received at… Read More »

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Listening: A Key Component Of Pain Management

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Proper pain management starts with a thorough assessment of the issue at hand. To best decipher a patient’s true level of pain, a caregiver must start by thoroughly listening to the patient’s description of the pain that he or she is feeling. Pain is such an important part of a medical diagnosis that, during their training,… Read More »

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Potential Predictors Of Pain-Related Disabilities Identified For Low Back Pain

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

In 2012, the Oslo Hospital in Norway completed a one year study of 250 patients living with chronic non-specific lower back pain that lasted for six months or longer. After the year, researchers assessed possible predictors of pain-related disability and concluded that non-specific lower back pain resulted in a variety of related ailments. Researchers discovered… Read More »

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Car Accidents May Cause Long-Lasting Conditions

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Traffic accidents are a frequent occurrence in our highly mobile society. Unfortunately, cuts and bruises are not the only problems a victim of a car accident may experience. While the immediate effect of an automobile accident may be minor, long lasting conditions can continue to present themselves for months or years after the initial accident. Chronic… Read More »

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Welcome To Injury Law Service!

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being involved in an accident can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life. This is sometimes compounded when insurance companies fail to provide you with the coverage that you deserve. Welcome to Injury Law Service! We are here to limit your guesswork with our upstanding service. For over 19 years, Mr…. Read More »

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