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A Message Regarding Coronavirus to Our Clients, Prospective Clients, Colleagues, and Friends

March 13th, 2020|

As lawyers with significant experience with litigation involving the last pandemic in 2009 (H1N1), we would like to share our perspectives on the coronavirus which has now entered the Firm’s geographical practice areas. It has often been said that the coronavirus poses a low risk to healthy individuals, but this is little consolation to the aged or immunocompromised who are at risk for severe outcomes if exposed to the virus. Many coronavirus patients will require advanced medical care to survive. It is the task of the government, the healthcare industry, businesses, and society at large to assure that the number of new infections requiring advanced care do not exceed the system’s capacity to provide that care. If the coronavirus outbreak

Delayed Injuries after a Car Crash

February 29th, 2020|

When a person is involved in a car accident, their focus is usually in recovering from injuries. Serious injuries, though, don’t always appear immediately after a car accident. Some injuries may take days, months, and even years before appearing. A car accident can be a stressful event and in stressful situations, the body produces adrenaline and endorphins. These chemical reactions can mask the immediate pain and delay recognizing the extent of serious injuries The body’s natural healing mechanism also adds time to discovering injuries. For example, when the body tries to heal itself, it rebuilds tissue and attacks infections. This natural reaction can cause swelling and inflammation. The swelling or inflammation, however, doesn’t begin until much later. Also, the traumatic

How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk

February 28th, 2020|

The pharmacy industry is increasingly under pressure to cut costs. As the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) industry tries to commoditize drug products and decrease what pharmacists are paid, the real victims are the consumers who rely on the day-to-day expertise of those pharmacists. Pharmacists not only fill prescriptions, but they offer a wealth of information and advice about medication side effects, disease prevention, nutrition, diabetes management and much more. Pharmacists have specialized training and must attend pharmacy school before passing both national and state licensing exams. However, the current economic model disregards those specialties and only pays pharmacies the cost of the drug product plus a dispensing fee of $0-to-$1. Many pharmacists at companies like CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens

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