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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've been on LTD ERISA disability as a result of an auto
I've been on LTD ERISA disability as a result of an auto accident. Initially, I was approved based on physical and psychological injuries. However, my physical injuries were getting gradually better and as few months ago, I no longer meet the definition for physical disability, but I'm still collecting disability due to depression, anxiety, and PTSD.I hadn't attempted to lift anything heavy out of fear of aggravating my injuries. However, recently my family and I moved and I attempted to help them, and to my surprise I was able to help lift heavy objects with only slight discomfort, so I continued on helping. I still feel some back pain doing prolonged activities such as sitting, standing etc...During my appointment with my therapist a few days prior, I let him know that I still feel pain doing prolonged activities, but I hadn't attempted to lift anything at the time so I didn't know that I would be able to help my family move furniture with little to no discomfort. During our appointment, he was filling out some questions that the disability insurance company had sent him regarding my psychological and physical health (but they had already determined a few months prior that I no longer meet the requirements for physical disability, but I still meet the requirements for the psychological aspect) also, my physical bealth improved a lot in the past couple of months.During my next meeting with my therapist, I will inform him that a couple of days after our last meeting, I was able to help my family move to a new residence with little to no pain and discomfort and I will also call the disability insurance company to inform them of that as well so they can have it on record.I'm currently awaiting an auto accident settlement, and I'm concerned about the possibility of the auto insurance company manipulating these facts to reduce my settlement. If they video taped me moving heavy objects, and they issue a discovery for the disability company and see that I told my therapist that prolonged activities cause my pain (even though I had not attempted to lift anything heavy until 2 days after my appointment with therapist, so I had no idea I would be able to help my family move). Should I be worried about this? I know I haven't done anything wrong, but I'm concerned about the possibility of the auto insurance company manipulating these facts in a way that would benefit them and hurt me. I'm already planning on informing the insurance company and my therapist that to my surprise I was able to help lift heavy objects. Is that going to hurt my case?
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does texas allow complaint for a third party bad faith against an insurance companyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yeah, he said that I would have to sue the driver first than the insurance company would be liable for the lawsuit once he is found guiltyJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: to amend my complaint to remove the insurance company and replace it with the driverJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I file the complaint in February 2016 and the lawyer represented the insurance company respond with an answer to the complaint and they have answered some of my interrogatories. But the lawyer just sent a motion of dismiss since they are a 3rd party
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