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Jones Law Group Settles School Discrimination Case for $285,000

Posted Date: June 25, 2016 | Categories: Employment & COBRA Claims, Individuals, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Social Security Disability

The Jones Law Group has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit against Ripley Union Lewis Huntington (RULH) School District in Ripley, Ohio for $285,000. In May 2014, the Jones Law Group in collaboration with the Calig Law Firm filed a lawsuit in in the United States District Court on behalf of three minority students at RULH. […]

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Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide

Posted Date: January 23, 2015 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 Allows Agency to Restore Some Service Hours Social Security announces as a result of Congress’ approval of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the agency will expand its hours nationwide and offices will be open to the public for an additional hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, effective March 16, […]

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US Study — Violence Common Among Nursing Home Residents

Posted Date: January 8, 2015 | Categories: Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio–When people talk about abuse in nursing homes, they generally are referring to staff members victimizing the elderly. But researchers say an even more pressing, prevalent problem might be the violence that can — and does — erupt between residents. According to a new study by Cornell University, nearly one in five people living […]

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How do I get my school-aged child evaluated for special education?

Posted Date: October 4, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

How do I get my school-aged child evaluated for special education?

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Prescribing Opioids to Minors: Form required 9/17/14

Posted Date: September 23, 2014 | Categories: Contracts, Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary, Mediation

As of September 17th, Ohio law requires a “Start Talking!” consent form for prescribing opioids to minors before a prescriber issues the first prescription containing an opioid to a minor, unless it is a medical emergency or a specific exception applies.

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Analysis of the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report

Posted Date: September 15, 2014 | Categories: Social Security Disability

Highlights of the 2014 Report Since its inception, Social Security has been the foundation on which America’s retirement security rests.  It has demonstrated its strength by paying benefits without interruption in good times and bad, during periods of recession and disaster and during recovery and healing.  The program’s strength is demonstrated yet again in this […]

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AMA Applauds New Effort to Modernize State Medical Licensure

Posted Date: September 8, 2014 | Categories: Credentialing, Health Care & Businesses, Licensure & Disciplinary

“The American Medical Association (AMA) has long supported reform of the state licensure process to reduce costs and expedite applications while protecting patient safety and promoting quality care. “State-based licensure is an important tenet of accountability, ensuring that physicians are qualified through the review of their education, training, character, and professional and disciplinary histories.

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Survey: U.S. Nursing Homes Don’t Report Many Abuse Allegations

Posted Date: September 3, 2014 | Categories: Individuals, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Personal Injury

Many of the nation’s nursing homes are failing to report accusations of abuse or neglect, according to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health Human Services. That was the upshot of a report, released this month, which surveyed a small number of facilities and estimated how well the nation’s nursing homes comply with federal […]

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HPIO Releases Publication on Ohio Prevention Basics

Posted Date: July 9, 2014 | Categories: Health Care & Businesses

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its latest publication: Ohio Prevention Basics 

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Will I Qualify for OPERS Disability Benefits?

Posted Date: July 1, 2014 | Categories: State Employee Disability (OPERS & STRS)

A member who applies for a disability benefit through the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) is initially evaluated under an “own occupation disability standard.”  The “own occupation disability standard” is defined as an inability to perform your last public employment position due to physical and/or mental impairments.  Please note that the physical and/or mental […]

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