Entries by Tim Misny

Death Before Disability Benefits

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Social Security Disability Backlog The cold, hard truth for over 7,000 people on the social security disability benefits wait list is that it is just too late. With the backlog of benefit appeals and applications topping out at over 1 million, and taking up to 2 years to process, it is estimated that over 7,400 […]

Child Pedestrian Deaths at All Time High

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The Perils of Walking to and from School Imagine kissing your angel baby good bye in the morning, for their walk to school – Only to get the nightmare call that your child has been hit by a vehicle. More than 1,800 injuries and 45 deaths in Ohio over the last 5 years alone have […]

Traumatic Birth Injury

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The Reality of a Traumatic Birth  A traumatic birth can be incredibly difficult to process, heal and ultimately recover from, both physically and emotionally.  Childbirth is so often depicted as a picturesque fairy tale, with the media portraying very little that resembles reality. If you talk to any parent, and for obvious reasons mothers in […]

Deadly Debris on Ohio Roadways

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I was driving down the freeway at at the posted speed limit when a truck in front of me lost an unsecured broom and it went smack into my windshield. After the initial shock, “duck” and recovery – I began thinking about just how dangerous this scenario is. More than a nuisance, debris on the […]

Distracted Drivers Leading Cause of Teen Death

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Distracted Driving is now the Leading Cause of Death in Teens A new national program is aiming to make an impact on teen distracted driving.  The lack of real world experience combined with an increased likelihood to be distracted is proving to be a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, our teens have more distractions than ever […]

Hurricane Harvey and the Importance of Umbrella Insurance Coverage

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The wake of devastation following Hurricane Harvey serves as a tragic reminder that insurance can literally make or break your future when a catastrophic event occurs. For many in Houston and the surrounding metropolitan areas, the damage from Hurricane Harvey will not be covered under their insurance policies. This equates to an uncertain future and […]

Factor V Leiden Complications & Injury Risk

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Factor V Leiden Risks More than 3 million cases of Factor V Leiden are diagnosed annually in the US, yet our doctors are not testing for this in routine physicals and exams. Factor 5 or Factor V Leiden is a medical condition in which the V clotting factor in our blood has a mutation, which […]

The Reality of a Work Related Injury 

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 A workers’ comp claim is not a lottery ticket. For an individual that was injured ‘on the job’ a compensation claim is essential to relieving medical and financial burdens for the duration of your injury. When workers’ compensation was originally outlined, the world was a much different place! Rising medical costs, higher costs of living […]

Sharing the Streets – Averting Roadkill

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Driving is no easy task. Whenever you get behind the wheel, it feels like there are countless things to keep track of. Switching lanes, checking your mirrors, avoiding negligent drivers, the list goes on and on. However, often lost in the chaos of driving are its non-human aspects. Gravel on the streets, potholes and other […]

Click It or Ticket: The Truth Behind Seat Belt Safety

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As a result of a million-dollar ad campaign and heightened awareness from citizens in general, the seat belt dilemma of past years has died down considerably. However, it’s far from gone. Each year, too many drivers are killed in accidents that could very easily been non-fatal. Specifically, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found […]