Posts By: Alison Wholey Briggs

What’s In Your Medical Records Could Kill You.

As a trial lawyer and as a registered nurse I’ve seen shocking inaccuracies in medical records-including my own. And here’s why that’s important. First, every medical decision your doctors make about your care is based on your medical history. Let’s say you’re in a crash, and you’re rushed to the ER.  You’re disoriented or unconscious…. Read more »

Keep It Civil

Why you should care about civil lawsuits: Hint- cars, helmets and cribs. Watch this if you dare.

Car Seats Kill Babies–Even Outside the Car!

I did it myself. Maybe you did, too. If you’re still doing it, here’s what you need to know: When you take the car seat off the base and put it on the floor inside the house so you don’t wake the baby, your baby can strangle. The reason is that the car seat base in… Read more »

Health Insurance That Doesn’t Help. Bills That Don’t Get Paid.

 As if we didn’t already know this, a study shows that “among people with health insurance, more than 20 percent had trouble paying for basic necessities. More than a quarter had bills in collection, and 13 percent had borrowed money as a result of their illness.”  A lot of our clients know this first hand. A… Read more »

Injury Survivors and Money. You and #6.

Most Mainers don’t have a lot of money saved for the day a distracted driver injures them. But the medical bills pour in, and the paycheck is on hold, and the wrongdoer’s insurance company says “Tough-We don’t think you’re really hurt.”  A Justia article lists the six features that sociologist Nils Christie indicates folks consider before… Read more »