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archiveNovember 2019

The Dungeon of Self

“We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of self.” Attributed to Cyril Connolly, a British author (1903-1974). I read the quote in one of the daily readings I do in support of a semblance of sane recovery, from a self help book called “In God’s Care” Hazelden 1991. I focused on the<a class="more-link" href="">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">"The Dungeon of Self"</span></a>

Are Women Without Children Drinking More These Days?

<p>In addition to the skyrocketing use of antidepressants among older women, there is also a surge in substance-related suicides.  Studies show that since 1997, there has been more than a 40 percent increase in the percentage of women who binge drink.  On average, women drink less than men, however, women are binge drinking more than …</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Are Women Without Children Drinking More These Days?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Best Drug Rehabilitation</a>.</p>

December Sparkles in Eureka Springs

<p><img width="300" height="144" src="" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy"></p> <p>November 23rd, 2019 December 5th 53rd Annual Silver Tea Crescent Hotel, 1:30-3:30 pm On December 5th from 1:30 to 3:30, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">December Sparkles in Eureka Springs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Eureka Springs, Arkansas</a>.</p>

Alabama DOL Ombudsmen will Continue to Offer set Schedule for Benefit Review Conferences in 2020

Ombudsmen Patricia Fraley and Ted Roose plan to continue to keep regular office hours on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 9-12 and 1-3 for anyone who wants to submit a settlement for their review. There is no need to make an appointment for these times but it is a good idea to call and give them a heads up just to make sure they will be there. 2020 OFFICE DAYS FOR BRCS ALABAMA CARRER CENTER 3216 4TH AVENUE SOUTH BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222 9:00 AM- NOON & 1:00 PM-3:00 PM JANUARY 14, 2020 JANUARY 28, 2020 FEBRUARY 11, 2020 FEBRUARY 25, 2020 MARCH 10, 2020 MARCH 24, 2020 APRIL 14, 2020 APRIL 28, 2020 MAY 12, 2020 MAY 26, 2020 JUNE 9, 2020 JUNE 23, 2020 JULY 14, 2020 JULY 28, 2020 AUGUST 11, 2020 AUGUST 25, 2020 SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 OCTOBER 13, 2020 OCTOBER 27, 2020 NOVEMBER 10, 2020 NOVEMBER 24, 2020 DECEMBER 8, 2020 DECEMBER 22, 2020 Ombudsmen Patricia Fraley 205-305-6343 Ted Roose 205-307-8576 The Career Center located at 3216 4th Avenue South (Birmingham).

In Alabama, Absent Supporting Medical Evidence, “Substantial Evidence” is Necessary to Prove Causation

On November 15, 2019, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inEx parte Sea Coast Disposal, Inc., in response to a Petition for Writ of Mandamus. The employer argued there was insufficient evidence to support the trial court’s determination that the employee’s neck and back claims were compensable. Regarding the neck, the Court of Appeals reviewed the evidence, consisting of medical records, medical expert testimony, and the testimony of both plaintiff and his father-in-law, regarding the onset of symptoms, including swelling in the plaintiff’s neck. The Court of Appeals determined that there was “substantial evidence” supporting the trial court’s finding of compensability. The Court of Appeals then reviewed the evidence regarding the low back, including an almost one-year delay in the onset of symptoms, infrequent complaints, and no supporting causation opinion from a medical expert. The Court of Appeals held that there was not “substantial evidence” for the trial court to have reasonably inferred that the low back injury was compensable. The Petition for Writ of Mandamus was granted in part and denied in part.
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