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Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities – Chronic Pain

Celebrities are human just like us. Today, we share another blog in our series on Celebrities with Long-Term Disabilities, with a focus on Chronic Pain. Click here to read other posts in the series, on Skin Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lupus, Diabetes, Epilepsy, PTSD, and Brain Aneurysms.   George Clooney Hollywood actor/director George Clooney dealt with chronic pain in the wake of a serious on-set accident in 2005. While filming the political thriller Syriana in 2005, the former E.R. star hit his head during what should have been a routine stunt and has had issues ever...
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The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

The Facts on Medical Marijuana and the Law

  More than 20 US states have already legalized medical marijuana and the government of Canada is currently working towards introducing a bill to legalize medical marijuana by spring 2017. These are being driven by the growing recognition of marijuana’s health benefits globally. Among the many cannabinoids contained in marijuana, THC and CBD are the two that have drawn medical interests. THC increases appetite as well as reduces nausea and most FDA-approved, THC-based medications are used to that effect. Further research is being conducted into THC’s use in...
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Top Disability Law Firm Provides Clear Communication

Top Disability Law Firm Provides Clear Communication

Our client, Joe S., was happy with our clear communication about her legal rights and how to proceed with her situation. That’s what we do best! At Share Lawyers, we understand that complicated legal procedures can be stressful and it’s our job to relieve some of that stress! “My experience with Share Lawyers was extremely good! There was no stress! I found their communications to be very informative and helpful, and I appreciated having someone stand behind me and have no judgments. All the staff were kind, understanding and supportive from the very beginning and...
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Marijuana Usage and Insurance Claims

Marijuana Usage and Insurance Claims

One Sunday morning, Vik woke up and set about his usual Sunday routine. He kissed his wife Priscilla who slept in on Sundays, freshened himself up then proceeded to start making breakfast for his family of four. Vik’s job as head of IT at the local college kept him busy during the week so Vik, a stickler for good work-life balance, tried to make the most of the weekend. He spent his Saturdays with his wife doing different activities around the house and the neighbourhood, then took the family out to dinner at a restaurant often chosen by his 16-year old daughter Zahra. On...
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Long Term Disability: Osteoporosis

Long Term Disability: Osteoporosis

Many issues pertaining to health and well-being seem to articulate the differences between men and women clearly. Take osteoporosis, for example. Mere mention of this chronic illness in today’s culture conjures images of women suffering from weak and brittle bones. But a recent article in the New York Times gives us cause for concern: men get osteoporosis, too. But because it’s seen as a “women’s illness,” they’re less likely to get screened. It’s important to reflect on the causes and prevention of this illness, which is a Long-Term Disability. Those suffering from...
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Ask A Lawyer: Medical Marijuana and Your Rights

Ask A Lawyer: Medical Marijuana and Your Rights

  Q: My doctor prescribed me medical marijuana drops for my arthritis pain, but the insurance company says that I am not seeking treatment, so they do not have to pay me.  What can I do? A: If conventional medicine suggests that no further active treatment will help you to overcome your disability, then you do not have to do more than what your own physicians can offer you in that regard. If your doctors feel that there is some medication that you ought to take, and you do not take it, then that could be construed as failure to be in active treatment. Legally, if the...