On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica)
On December 19th 2015, I was exposed to Cement Dust(silica) which came into my apartment while they wereSanding it down to smooth it out. I had no idea they wereGoing to do this. No warnings, No signs, and they said I didNot answer the door. I was very ill with pneumonia and soI was home and no one knocked on my door. They had a frameBuilt out of plywood with plastic on one side i9n my entrance way.There was at least a foot at the top of the frame with nothing .The dust came in from around my door, and through the cornersOf the window. My apartment filled with a bluish colored smoke.I was ill with pneumonia for 4 months and my pulmonary specialistCould not find why. They did Cat Scans which showed something lookingLike Ground Glass floating in my lungs. On Feb. 9th*****did a biopsyWhich showed it was the Cement Dust which cause me to have “organizingPneumonia” He recommended I move from this apartment, Replace all cushionFurniture and my mattress.Notes:Patient with hypoxemia (Spo2 84%) on room air ambulation noted at previous visit. Corrected with addition of supplemental O2. Patient was started on chronic Oxygen therapy at last visit. Since that time patient was diagnosed organizing pneumonia, and has been started on treatment. RA spo2 is 96%, will refer for repeat titration on 6 MWT.Patient with interstitial infiltrates of initially unknown etiology, but biopsy has showed organizing pneumonia. Infiltrates occurred after concrete dust exposure in her home. Patient underwent bronchoscopy with biopsy, which was consistent with organizing pneumonia. Patient started on steroids once biopsy results received. The patient has persistent dyspnea symptoms despite steroid dose. Will give Kenalog injection today, and begin prednisone therapy at 60 mg per day. Will repeat CT chest and Spiro/DLCO in 4 weeks. Patient counseled regarding diagnosis, and treatment, including potential for progression despite treatment. I am concerned that lack of symptom response to steroid dose started may be due to ongoing exposure in her home. Patient counseled regarding strict avoidance of further exposure. All bedding/clothes need to be properly laundered, and large pieces of furniture/bedding may need to be removed from home environment/replaced, but this should not be done until residence has been completely decontaminated due to risk of cross-contamination. Patient instructed to notify office with any new respiratory symptoms.Will continue current regimen, with exception of advair - which will be de-fuescalated due to systemic steroid dosing. Will consider treatment adjustment once organizing pneumonia addressedCLINICAL INDICATOR: Pneumonia. Respiratory abnormality.Scans were obtained from the thoracic inlet to the upper abdomen withoutcontrast. Comparison conventional chest x-ray 11/29/2015.There is an approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe (sliceposition 99).There is consolidation/atelectasis at the left upper lobe anteriorly andmedially. There are scattered nonspecific ground glass infiltrates at the leftupper lobe and at the superior segment of the left lower lobe. Several tiny,approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densities are scattered throughout the leftlower lobe.There are are multiple tiny, approximately 2 mm - 3 mm nodular densitiesscattered throughout the right lung.There is mild mediastinal lymph node prominence with the largest lymph node atthe precarinal region measuring approximately 1.1 cm maximal diameter.There is aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta with the maximal APdiameter approximately 4.4 cm. There are atherosclerotic calcifications.There are are degenerative/discogenic changes at the dorsal lumbar region .IMPRESSION: Approximately 1.4 cm spiculated mass at the left upper lobe.This is what I requested from the management at this time.Moving expenses, which includepaying my deposit on new apartment,paying first month rent,Paying for the replacement of my couchChair and Mattress.Any out of pocket expenses after medicare and my health insuranceDoes not pay including my prescriptions for this illness andMedical tests and Dr visits.Am I ok asking for this since it was not my doing that this happened?I have one month left on my lease. Should they let me out of the lease?
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind
i lived inRichland Ore.from 1946 to 1950, directly downwind from the Hanford facility.In the last ten years I have undergone surgery and chemotherpy five times for cancer,one for thyroid two years ago and still being watched closely ,one colon surgery,three bladdersurgeries and currently scheduled for five chemo treatments.Question: Do I have a claim as one of the downwinders?
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My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of
My husband had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1997 at the age of 31. We lived in Creswood,IL from 1992-1998. We currently live in WI, but we are learning of contaminated water in Crestwood for 20 years that the village was aware of and now also of current law suits being filed. I was wondering of the statute of limitations and of the possibility of a case. (My husband was cured, but we had a 1 and a 5 year old at the time and it definitely was a hardship.)
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I was helping my brother in law work on his roof, I lost my
I was helping my brother in law work on his roof, I lost my balance and fell backwards through the roof about 13 feet onto the concrete slab. I fractured the L1, L2, L3 and L4 Transverse Process all on the right side. I hired a local attorney right after the accident, they called me today to discuss the case. They said that the homeowners insurance was not going to accept liability because I voluntarily went up on the roof and that they were not going to go forward with the case. I don't get it, I thought homeowners insurance was supposed to cover accidents; which most of are caused by people putting themselves in that place voluntarily!! I need another opinion, I don't think this is right; I am going to have $7000-$10,000 in medical bills when its all said and done.
This post if for CalAttorney2 ONLY: Mr., my Memo in
This post if for CalAttorney2 ONLY: Hey, Mr. B, my Memo in Opposition to Defendant's' MSJs is coming along slowly, and reading it I'm growing less pessimistic. Anyway, I just discovered another possible aid: negligence per se. Both defendants are operating as if the written, detailed protocols required by KS law did not exist, so that's one leg of establishing the per se business; the other, though, is a little more difficult: showing that if they had maintained and followed a set of protocols, they would never have ordered me abruptly off prednisone. It's not strong, but it's something. So now, I want to check out the legislative history of the law, K.S.A. 65-1130(d). So what does this mean? History: L. 1983, ch. 206, § 2; L. 1989, ch. 192, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 115, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 114, § 44; Jan. 1, 2012. Can I get to this stuff online? How?
I have a personal injury case going on since 2010 and trial
I have a personal injury case going on since 2010 and trial starts next month. I got rear ended and obtained herniations in my neck and lower back. I have gotten multiple steroid injections up to this point with little relief. Also tried PT, Chiroparactic car with no help. The defendant had a 100k policy with geico, but geico is only offering 10k to settle. I'm a candidate for lumbar and cervical surgery and my Lawyer told me he can "guarantee" he can get me the full 100k Settlement if I get the surgery. Does this make sense? If my MRIs show the herniations damage, why will surgery settle my case? Not sure he's being fully honest or just wants a better case to go to trial. He told me straight out that he don't want to go to trial for wok and doesn't think I will do much better without surgery.