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June 2019 Blog

  • Avoiding Cyber Security Pitfalls: Vendors and Protected Health Information

    Under HIPAA, a medical provider, insurance carrier, or other covered entity can be held responsible for the cyber breach or HIPAA violation of a vendor that has access to protected health information (PHI). In one recent incident, a Florida health care provider was forced to pay $500,000 to resolve the alleged HIPAA violations of its…

    Posted 6/26/2019
  • Temporarily Aggravated

    We have written about aggravation of pre-existing condition claims in South Carolina; so you are familiar with the legal standard. The claimant has the burden to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence including medical evidence, that their injury has aggravated a pre-existing condition or that the pre-existing condition has aggravated the effects of their…

    Posted 6/26/2019
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Change of Condition for the Worse

    The Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission recently issued an opinion regarding the specifics of how a claim for a change of condition for the worse is filed within the one-year statute of limitations. In this particular case, claimant sustained an admitted compensable injury to her left shoulder on January 28, 2015….

    Posted 6/5/2019