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HMO's and the Law - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript

May 5, 1998

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Transcript

More and more people have been seeking legal action against their HMO's because of a failure to cover treatment that was originally in their insurance policy. Tom Bearden has the report.

TOM BEARDEN: Jerry Cannon's wife died from leukemia in 1992. He thinks she might be alive today if her health insurance company had approved a bone marrow transplant in time. Phyllis Cannon was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 1991. But there was hope.

How to proceed after non-injury car accident in New York

Automobile accidents can happen to anyone at any time, even to very safe and experienced drivers. It is difficult to figure out exactly what one should do in the middle of such an ordeal, especially when there is significant property damage, even if no one is injured. It is always wise to be prepared ahead of time by knowing what the law requires of drivers who are involved in automobile accidents in the state of New York.

Surprising reasons truck driving can be dangerous

In recent posts, this blog has discussed the dangers that large trucks pose for motorists on American highways. Truck-related fatalities are by no means limited to those sharing the road with truckers. Truck drivers themselves are at risk each time they get behind the wheel.

What should you know about safe extension cord use?

Like many Schenectady residents, you may have a few extension cords lying around your house. You could be using one or more at this very moment. With summer temperatures looming, an extension cord could be a lifesaver if you want to get your portable fan in just the right spot. These cords are convenient and handy, but can also cause serious or deadly hazards if they are used wrong or are defective.

Is New York the most dangerous drunk driving state?

New Yorkers tend to carry the stigma of being some of the worst drivers in the nation, thus it would follow that they have the most dangerous drunk drivers as well. When carting the kids to the next Saturday night movie, drivers can rest assured that New York is not topping the nation, according to a recent study.

Reasons why no concussion should be taken lightly

When it comes to head injuries, concussions are one of the most common types you can get. This does not mean you should discount the severity of a concussion, no matter how mild. At Bendall & Mednick, we understand how important it is for Schenectady residents to be accurately diagnosed with a brain injury, as well as to have the diagnosis in a timely manner. A missed or delayed diagnosis can be debilitating or even deadly when it comes to concussions.

Graduation and summer herald start of teen drunk driving season

Across New York State, as well as the rest of the country, teenagers are now celebrating their newfound freedom as school ends. Many have just graduated from high school and are preparing for a fun summer vacation before going off to college or jobs. Tragically, some of them will not make it that far, as graduation celebrations and summer get-togethers mark one of the most notorious times of the year for teenage drunk driving. At Bendall & Mednick, we understand the heartache that families face if they have a teenager who is injured or killed by a drunk driver.

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