Podcast category: Medical Law

Workers Comp Matters

Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Adequate?

If a worker is injured on the job, workers’ comp benefits are provided so they can support themselves while unable to work. But do these benefits properly support injured individuals immediately and over long periods of injury? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Peter Rousmaniere about whether workers’ compensation benefits truly meet the needs of injured workers. In their discussion, they dissect waiting periods, weekly benefit caps, and the sustainability of these benefits for the injured employee. According to Peter’s research weekly benefit caps can be disadvantageous to workers who earn a high income or work overtime. In the conclusion of the episode, Peter offers more resources, including his own study “The Uncompensated Worker.”

Peter Rousmaniere helps organizations and individuals as they negotiate through the troubling waters of hazards, uncertainty, risk, and insurance. He specializes in workers’ compensation, other corporate types of insurance, new risk management product design and implementation, information technology, and risk communication.

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Lawyerist Podcast

#107: Niche Practice: Weed Law, with Matthew Buck

 

“Weed law,” it turns out, is neither as exciting nor as boring as you might think. In this episode, Matthew Buck offers a window into the world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.

Matt works for Corry & Associates, and he has successfully resolved numerous marijuana cases ranging from cultivation to RICO violations, and has assisted in the formation of grows, dispensaries, and MIPs across Colorado, from the Western Slope to Pueblo, County.

Ringler Radio

Inside Essure Litigation

 

Many women today are opting for a more permanent solution to birth control and Essure has been a top choice. Unfortunately, some women who have undergone the procedure have alleged that they have experienced devastating side effects and injuries. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Joan Pagnano and guest Fidelma Fitzpatrick from Motley Rice LLC, take a look at the product and the litigation surrounding it.

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Ringler Radio

Exploding E-Cigarettes and Litigation

 

Reports that e-cigarettes have been exploding resulting in severe burns, allegedly due to a battery malfunction, is resulting in litigation. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen joins attorney William R. Sutton from the Beasley Allen law firm, as they take a look at e-cigarette explosions, what’s causing them, and litigation surrounding these products.

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Ringler Radio

Customer Feedback on Structured Settlement Plans

 

Customer feedback is essential to any company and often product or service improvements can be discovered after that engagement with customers. That’s also true within the settlement planning business. Our partners at AIG/American General gathered customer insights from recent surveys and here on Ringler Radio, we’re going to hear the details. Host Larry Cohen and co-host, Melissa Price, Ringler’s new Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer talk with Gina McCall, CSSC, Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives for American General Life Insurance Company about what customers are saying.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

The DEA, Schedule 1, and Marijuana

 

In a recent decision, the Drug Enforcement Administration ruled that marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are determined by the Food and Drug Administration to be drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.  

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams joins Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML and Ben Cort, business development manager for the Center for Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), to discuss the recent decision by the DEA to keep marijuana on the Schedule 1 list. They will talk impact, the legalization of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana for scientific purposes, and what the future holds on this controversial topic.

Paul Armentano is deputy director of NORML, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and a senior policy advisor at Freedom Leaf, Inc: The Marijuana Legalization Company. He is the co-author of the book “Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?” Paul was also the principal investigator for defense counsel in U.S. v Schweder, the first federal evidentiary since 1973 hearing to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis as a schedule I controlled substance.

Ben Cort is business development manager for the Center for Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), part of the University of Colorado Health system. Ben’s passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 1996, Cort is also a junior fellow at the University of Florida’s Drug Policy Institute and serves on the boards of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and the Stout Street Foundation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

The Insurance Law Podcast

The Handling of Third Party Claims in Missouri

Attorneys Aaron French and Phil Graham from the law firm of Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. discuss why Missouri is quickly becoming a risk state for handling third party claims, and what this means for the future for insurers in the state.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

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