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Freelancers and contract workers are a growing work force in this country. Many people take on freelance work in addition to their regular jobs to generate more income, and many people choose to seek out freelance work full-time. Some economists think independent contractors are the future of the workplace, because more workers are demanding the freedom and independence freelance work offers. Technology has also made it easier than ever before to work from anywhere as a contractor.

If you’re working as a freelancer, though, things like workers’ compensation laws and legal claims in Hollywood and Florida can become more complicated. If you’re injured on the job, for example, what are your rights? How will you replace lost income and pay your medical bills? If you find yourself in this situation, contact a Hollywood personal injury attorney for legal advice. Flaxman Law Group is always standing by to help you if you have been injured.

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If you are having surgery or certain types of medical procedures, an anesthesiologist will be an important part of your medical team. The anesthesiologist is responsible for ensuring that the patient enters a medical state known as anesthesia, which means the patient will not be awake or aware of the pain of a medical procedure. Doctors, anesthesiologists, and nurses may all be responsible for ensuring that a patient is given the right sort of medication to induce anesthesia and is monitored carefully during the entire procedure.

A lot can go wrong when a patient is under anesthesia. In fact, many people consider the anesthesiologist’s job to be more dangerous than that of the surgeon. Many surgical mistakes and surgical malpractice lawsuits in Hollywood and Florida happens because of anesthesia malpractice. If you have suffered an injury while under anesthesia, do not hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

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Hip joint damage can happen to people of all ages, but often affects those who are middle aged or elderly. When this type of damage happens, patients may experience pain and decreased mobility. Some are given medication or walking aids to help them reclaim their lives. Many doctors, however, recommend hip implants and hip replacement surgery as solutions. Arthroplasty, also known as hip replacement surgery, replaces diseased or damaged hip joints with prosthetics. The idea is that these replacement prosthetics will make it easier for the patient to move around without pain.

According to the CDC, hip replacement surgeries are a very popular procedure, with about 332,000 full replacements done each year across the country. While most result in good outcomes, however, some result in complications, permanent injury, and even class-action lawsuits. If you have had hip surgery in Hollywood or South Florida and find that your mobility and pain levels are worse rather than better, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation.

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Have you suffered a disability or serious illness on the job in Miami, Hollywood, or your Florida community? You may be covered by benefit programs that are designed to help you. One of the most common sources of benefits in this type of situation is Social Security.

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Social Security Disability (SSD) insurance benefits are offered by the federal government to protect those who have been permanently disabled. These benefits are not “free.” Each year that you work, part of your income deductions are put towards this program. Your taxes also pay for these benefits so that if you are injured you can get monthly benefits for living expenses. Your children and spouse may also qualify for benefits under this program if you are disabled.

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There is a strong link between our environment and our health. When our environment is polluted – whether because of companies, contractors, or unsafe work environments – we can become very ill. Each year, for example, people are diagnosed cancer because they have been exposed to asbestos. Oil spills and other forms of pollution can also cause birth defects and illnesses, as can exposure to radon and lead.

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If you have been injured by a toxin or environmental pollutant because of negligence, a wrongful act, or recklessness, you may have a legal case. You may also have a claim if your property has suffered environmental damage due to someone’s negligence or a wrongful act. To find out whether you qualify, you can contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange a free consultation.

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Residents of Florida often enjoy great benefits by going on cruises, since the port of Miami is so close by. In addition, many visitors come to Miami and surrounding areas on their cruise ships. Cruises can be a great way to meet others, explore the world, and learn new things.

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While Florida may be a popular destination for cruises, however, cruise ships themselves are not without their problems. Each year, thousands of people are injured and some are even killed on cruise ships and while embarking or disembarking from ships. If you have suffered an injury on board a cruise ship or while on a cruise, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

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Bed sores have many names, including pressure sores, pressure ulcers, and decubitus ulcers. These wounds occur when someone is bedridden and pressure is placed on parts of the body. Bed sores are most likely to affect the heels, back of the head, elbows, hips, backs, and shoulders, because these are the areas of the body that come into direct contact with a bed when someone is laying down.

Bed sores unfortunately affect the most vulnerable. Nursing home patients, residents of assisted living facilities, patients in comas, bedridden patients, quadriplegic individuals, and people with severe mobility issues are most likely to be affected. Any time that someone is bedridden for an extended period of time, the risk of pressure ulcers is there.

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Plastic surgery has become a booming business. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were 15.6 million cosmetic procedures across the country in 2014 – an increase of 3% from the year before.

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Most patients turn to cosmetic surgery to increase their confidence and to look better. Most don’t imagine that pursuing a better look could cause serious or event fatalities, but it does happen. In some cases, patients suffer from poor results. A brow lift may cause uneven brows or unusual puckering of the skin, for example. In other situations, the results may be more dire. Patients may suffer from serious complications or allergic reactions. In some cases, implements are left in the patients during surgery or anesthesiologists make errors that cause brain damage, loss of motor function, or other serious complications. In some cases, complications cause coma or even fatalities.

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Do you know how you would deal with an unexpected medical expense? In Hollywood and South Florida, an emergency hospital stay can cost you tens of thousands of dollars or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. A serious, permanent injury such as a back injury or head injury can cost $100,000 of medical expenses alone in the first year. Subsequent years can cost even more. And these costs do not take into consideration the at-home care, medications, outpatient care, and all the other care that you may need if you have suffered a severe injury.

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Unexpected medical expenses are one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy in Hollywood, South Florida and across the country. This is because even with medical insurance, car insurance, and other forms of coverage many people are unprepared for the sheer cost of medical care and other expenses resulting from a serious injury. Unless you are independently wealthy, you may not be able to come up with the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars needed to replace lost income and pay for all the expenses of a serious medical condition. This situation can be even more dire if you do not have medical coverage or if you have inadequate coverage.

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Ear injuries in Hollywood and Florida are a common occurrence, especially for children. Although most of us consider ear injuries to be fairly minor, they can cause serious complications. Ear injuries, left untreated, can lead to lifelong and permanent injury or can affect hearing for a lifetime. Serious trauma to the ear can also result in head trauma and permanent injury.

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There many ways that ear injuries can occur. They can occur due to:

1) External injuries.

Even minor injuries to the external ear or to the ear canal can lead to infection that can spread to other parts of the ear and even to the brain. Frostbite, scrapes, burns, and cuts can all become infected. If you or your child has a minor injury to the ear area, be sure to keep the area clean. Seek medical attention at once if the injury does not heal or seems to get worse.

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