Bob Kraftt’s P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability) Blog posts about the way injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies. Bob Kraft is a Dallas, Texas practicing personal injury, social security disability, and immigration law.
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The disabled, under Social Security, must generally prove they are unable to perform their prior jobs going back 15 years. To do this, individuals must show they cannot perform those jobs as they actually performed them or as the jobs are generally performed. Technology can make certain jobs easier...
In a recently announced "Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2008 - 2013" the Social Security Administration lists the challenges the agency faces. I agree with this list, although I might add a couple of items to it. The Social Security Administration's service to our clients is deteriorating, which is...
The AP reports, "The Food and Drug Administration has alerted physicians to new warnings on anti-seizure drugs about heightened risks of suicidal tendencies, following an earlier announcement that the labels would be required." The warnings apply "to more than 20 medications used to control...
The AP reports, "The Food and Drug Administration has found at least 20 websites that may be fraudulently marketing products with claims that they guard against or cure swine flu, an agency official said Monday." One company, ReBuilderMedical Technologies Inc., has been given "48 hours to take...
The Detroit News reported, "The long-awaited federal upgrade of the 35-year-old regulation governing vehicle roof strength will save 135 lives, prevent more than 1,000 injuries and add up to $1.4 billion annually to the cost of new cars, the Transportation Department said." Transportation Secretary...
In a column in the Los Angeles Times David Lazarus wrote, "If you have a credit card, a cellphone or even just a job, chances are you've already signed away your right to sue if something goes wrong." He adds, "Mandatory arbitration clauses have become a routine part of the fine print in most...
A recent study shows that nearly 48 million Americans have a disability, which is a significant increase from the reported 2 million a decade ago. Arthritis tops the list as the most common cause of disability. It is expected that baby boomers will, as they age, cause a rise in the prevalence of...
The Wall Street Journal reported, "Consumers should 'immediately stop' using Hydroxycut weight-loss products amid concerns they may cause jaundice and liver failure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday." Responding to "23 serious reports of health problems with Hydroxycut products and...
DriveCam is an interesting device designed for fleet operators or for families concerned with the driving habits of teenagers. It mounts on the rearview mirror and records the view out the front of the vehicle and also the view toward the interior of the vehicle. So in a split-screen playback you...
ZabaSearch is another of the many new search engines in the Internet. This one specializes in people searches and has a few feature Google doesn't. It's free, so take a look. Here's their one-paragraph description: Telephone Numbers and Addresses Revealed Free. No Registration Required. Instant...