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September 2013 Archives

Social Security Disability: Securing benefits for those in need

The saying, "If you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" rings particularly true for two local men in Wisconsin. In fact, they bring a whole new dimension to the phrase. Two disabled men in our state have been brought together seemingly by fate to help one another and to lobby for Social Security Disability benefits and other programs for people with disabilities.

HIV-positive man claims disability discrimination

Since HIV first came to be well-known among Americans, there have been many advancements made. These advancements aren't limited solely to treatment of the disease, but also to the general attitude toward people who have contracted the virus. The change of attitude has come largely as a result of public education campaigns about how the disease is actually spread. A recent focus of these movements has been to allow more HIV-positive people to find employment by preventing disability discrimination. As a result, those who are positive for the virus in Wisconsin are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Wisconsin's long-term disability benefits: Potential changes

With increasing frequency, insurance companies are wrongfully denying persons disability benefits as a means to increase corporate profits. There are new challenges that continually present themselves in the battle for long-term disability benefits. Recently, legislation was set in motion to change benefits for employees in Wisconsin.

Medical center sued for disability discrimination

A medical center is in hot water after being sued in district court over the firing of a mentally disabled man back in 2008, according to local sources. Wisconsin residents are well aware that people with mental disabilities are perfectly capable of performing as outstanding employees, which makes this disability discrimination case all the more upsetting. Thankfully, the issue has been brought to the attention of a district court and legal recourse is being undertaken on behalf of the wronged employee.

Whistleblower files suit against Morgan Stanley for retaliation

Wisconsin residents have undoubtedly heard that one of the factors that experts have said contributed to the recession was a growing number of questionable loans being made by large banks. A credit audit specialist employed by Morgan Stanley began to notice that the lending standards at the institution were declining after 2004. Now, the whistleblower says that when he attempted to bring this to the attention of his superiors, he suffered a campaign of retaliation.

Wisconsin woman takes action for disability discrimination

It is the constitutional right of every American to be treated fairly and without discrimination. Discrimination is the lawful and intentional unfair treatment of a person based on any of a set of federally protected characteristics. Disability discrimination occurs when a person with a disability is treated unfairly, or when adequate accommodations are not made for people with disabilities. Recently, the 2012 Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin has taken action against disability discrimination throughout the city of Whitewater.

Decrease in long-term disability: New drug for stroke patients

Seeking long-term disability benefits can be long and arduous road. Access to medical innovation is responsible for keeping large numbers of United States. residents off long-term disability who would have otherwise joined them. Recent reports in Wisconsin reveal that a new drug therapy method reduces functional disability and the need for long-term disability benefits.

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