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February 2015 Archives

Good Samaritans killed while helping at car wreck

A Tennessee family is still trying to come to terms with the tragic event in which a mother and her son was killed by a semi-truck on a recent Monday evening in early February. Authorities have released the video footage taken by the dash cam of the first response vehicle to arrive at the scene. They are hopeful that the video footage of the car wreck will raise awareness for the need for witnesses to help with the investigation.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Heart Transplant

In a continuation of my recent series on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for heart related conditions, this week I will look at the Social Security Administration's requirements for SSDI and SSI when someone has undergone a heart transplant. Feel free to review the rules on Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and ischemic heart disease.

Tennessee mother killed in truck accident

A 54-year-old Tennessee mother and grandmother died after been hit by a garbage truck at 9.30 a.m. on a recent Friday morning. It is reported that the driver of the garbage truck stopped at a red traffic light. When the light changed to green, he turned right at the intersection.  At this point, the victim was busy crossing the road and was in the crosswalk when the truck hit her. The truck driver was put on administrative leave without pay after the truck accident and will not be allowed to drive a city vehicle until the city physician has cleared him.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Ischemic Heart Disease

A person may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on certain heart conditions. Recently, I discussed eligibility based on Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). This week I am going to focus on the Social Security Administration's evaluation when a person suffers from ischemic heart disease.

Tennessee authorities concerned by increase in car accidents

According to traffic officials in Tennessee, there have been more fatal motor vehicle accidents than in the corresponding 2014 timeframe. Authorities have called on road users to assist them in the matter. In the first four days of February alone, seven people died in car accidents in only four East Tennessean counties. The call for help followed after another fatal crash in which a motorcyclist was killed.   

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Chronic Heart Failure

     A person may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on severe, such as chronic heart failure. If a person is not working and has been diagnosed with this severe condition, the Social Security Administration will determine whether the person is disabled under a listing or whether jobs exists considering the person's residual abilities.

Pregnant woman suffers critical injuries in truck accident

A Tennessee accident on a recent Tuesday evening during the last week of January did not only leave one woman critically injured, it also killed her unborn child.  The father of the baby has been left devastated by the truck accident. Not only does he have to deal with the loss of his unborn child, but his mother was also fatally injured in the crash.

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