Lupus and Childhood SSI

Children suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (“SLE” or “Lupus”) may qualify for Childhood SSI. Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells,

A Tennessee truck accident kills 2, hurts a third victim

During the early hours of a recent Wednesday morning, an accident between a sedan and a tractor-trailer lefts two males dead and one injured. The truck accident happened along a highway in Tennessee when the westbound sedan driven by 41-year-old male crossed over the highway into the eastbound lanes. The sedan hit an oncoming tractor-trailer,

Workers’ Compensation and Medical Malpractice

What happens if an injured employee in a workers’ compensation case is further injured by a treating doctor?  In determining who qualifies as a third-party, it is perhaps best to look at an umbrella rule of thumb and then examine examples and exceptions to the rule. A third-party eligible to be sued by an injured worker is one

Tennessee car wreck involving 2 cars leaves 3 injured

Although Tennessee residents understand the risk of being on the road, no one ever anticipates being involved in a car accident. However, accidents happen every day, and anyone can be a victim. In some cases, the lives of car accident victims are drastically changed following a collision. In one recent Tennessee car wreck, this may

Social Security Disability for Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Psychosis

A person can qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits based on severe schizophrenia, paranoia, or other psychotic disorders. If a person is not working and has been diagnosed with one of these severe conditions, the Social Security Administration will determine whether the person is disabled under a listing or whether jobs exists considering the

Three people injured in truck accident.

On an evening in early February, a collision between a truck and a car occurred at approximately 6 p.m. The truck accident left one person seriously injured and two others with minor injuries. As the truck accident led to serious injuries, it is under investigation by Tennessee authorities with the Fatal Accident Crash Team. The

Changes for Social Security Disability Cancer Listing?

The Social Security Administration has proposed changes that would affect people seeking Social Security Disability or SSI benefits for cancers.  The SSA is seeking changes to the Malignant Neoplastic Diseases Listings of Impairments. The listing was last changed in 2009. The proposed changes are: Change the body system from “Malignant Neoplastic Diseases” to “Cancer.” How cancer

Tennessee troopers injured in separate highway car accidents.

The end of January saw two Highway Patrol troopers injured in two separate Tennessee car accidents at the same location. The car accidents happened only two hours apart. The first trooper was injured at around 3 p.m. while investigating the scene of an earlier accident. While discussing the car accident under investigation with another trooper,




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