Spotlight on Health Care: Bone Stimulation Devices

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

For injured employees who have a bone fracture injury or a surgical fusion, doctors are looking for successful “union” or “fusion” of bones throughout the treatment process. If after a period of rehabilitation, doctors notice the bone has not achieved union for a fracture or fusion after a surgery, your doctor may want to try […]

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Mailbag: Can I Be Fired For Filing A Claim?

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

Dear Brad, I was injured at work last week and I am afraid that if I file a claim I will be fired from my job. Can my employer fire me for filing a claim? Thanks, Matthew  Dear Matthew, Unfortunately, I hear this question asked all too often. The workers’ compensation system is designed to […]

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Why Isn’t the Insurance Company Paying My Weekly Benefits?

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Bradley Dworkin

There are many stages that a workers’ compensation claim will go through over its life cycle. Which stages the claim goes through will depend on the severity of the injury and the treatment plan. Depending on the stage of a claim, there are a number of possible answers to the question, “Why isn’t the insurance […]

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Spotlight on Health Care: Orthopedic Surgery Quality of Care Improvement

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

Presence St. Joseph Hospital – Elgin was recognized by the Illinois Hospital Association for their Orthopedic Group’s effort to improve quality of care. In a collaborative effort started in 2012, the team developed new care guidelines with the goal of getting patient’s home quicker and reducing the rate of VTE (the formation of blood clots […]

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What’s New in Illinois Law? Budget Crisis Continues

Posted on October 8th, 2015 by Bradley Dworkin

October marks the fourth month that the State is operating without a budget. The question on everyone’s mind is which state functions will cease to be funded as state coffers run dry. A recent casualty has been funding for state employees self-insured health insurance claims. The Department of Central Management Services has halted payment for […]

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