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SPONDOLISTHESIS – OR THE REASON THAT YOU MIGHT NEED A SPINAL FUSION

Posted on April 19, 2017, Medical Malpractice Personal Injury

OUCH. There is nothing worse than back pain when you have it and it’s chronic. Of course, that’s not true, because even when I was suffering from back pain for more than two years, I was well aware that there were many medical conditions that were worse. As an injury lawyer, I consider myself fairly […]

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Self-Authentication by Lawyers

Posted on March 8, 2017, Personal Injury

We have been blessed at Casper & de Toledo. This is the 30th Anniversary of the formation of our firm. We have enjoyed our share of success on behalf of our clients. Make no mistake about it, we practice law for a living, but we still feel the need to sink our teeth into cases […]

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Trial Court Precludes Opinions of Kenneth W. Reagles, PhD. of Syracuse, NY.

Posted on November 21, 2016

In a pre-trial decision on November 1, 2016, trial judge Irene Jacobs ruled that defense expert Kenneth W. Reagles, Ph.D’s reliance upon The Healthcare Bluebook in his calculations for future medical costs of the plaintiff was inadmissible. The Healthcare Bluebook markets itself as a transparent system that can be used by all players in the […]

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Surviving Brain Injury

Posted on September 26, 2016, Traumatic Brain Injury

  If you think that the world can sometimes be a lonely place, imagine that one day you were on top of the world—recently married, a promising writing career, family was healthy— and out for a bicycle ride on beautiful day.  Then a collision with a motor vehicle catapults you to the pavement, and you sustain life threatening […]

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Employment Accommodations Following Disability

Posted on August 29, 2016, Employment Law Personal Injury

The Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) was enacted on July 26, 1990, with the goal of making American society more accessible for people with disabilities. One goal of accessibility was to provide protection for employees and job applicants who have permanent disabilities, while balancing the rights of disabled workers with the right of the employer […]

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Keeping Healthy

Posted on April 20, 2016

Becoming and staying healthy can be challenging. Vices such as caffeine and fatty, sugary foods are used by many people to calm anxieties. Some try to reduce stress at the gym, but a much easier, less time consuming–and arguably just as advantageous–method to relax the body and mind is one that anyone can do in […]

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Can Co-workers Dodge the Right to Privacy?

Posted on March 28, 2016, Employment Law

Recent debates over a person’s right to privacy may propel the assumption that an employee’s right to privacy on a work computer is limited at best.  But is unwanted access by co-workers, as compared to employers, to personal materials on another employee’s computer considered an invasion of privacy? This debate was recently presented before a […]

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AFTER A CONCUSSION, CAN A STANDARD EXAMINATION OF MY CHILD’S EYES “RULE OUT” A BRAIN INJURY?

Posted on March 22, 2016, Traumatic Brain Injury

    After your child suffers a concussion, don’t be misled by the part of the emergency room examination that includes the eyes. That examination is generally limited to an assessment of extraocular movements and the pupils (equal and reactive to light). A normal eye examination in the emergency room following a head injury cannot […]

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LASER FOCUS ON THEIR SPIES – YOU’RE BEING WATCHED!

Posted on March 2, 2016, Personal Injury

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you may feel alone. As I tell my clients, when you file a lawsuit, you sacrifice certain rights and privileges that we all generally take for granted. You forgo the right to keep your personal biographical information and health care history and records confidential. You cede the […]

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WHY DO DOCTORS LET THEMSELVES BE COMPROMISED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES?

Posted on February 17, 2016, Medical Malpractice

  My good friend and fellow trial lawyer Steven Gursten of Michigan has posted on his blog his experience with a physician hired on behalf of an insurance company to help defend an injury case. Steve called out the Michigan physician for her conduct. I agree with Steve that it’s important to shine a spotlight on […]

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