Veterans Disability and Orthopedic Injuries

Posted by Eugene Powell on Feb 14, 2020 10:59:20 AM

From strained back muscles to broken bones, orthopedic injuries can be serious and cause major issues for veterans.

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Topics: Veterans Affairs

Clarke Newton Named Partner

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jan 28, 2020 12:56:30 PM

Bluestein Attorneys has named Clarke Newton as new Partner.

 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Columbia attorney Clarke Newton has been named a partner with Bluestein Attorneys.

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Topics: News

Dangers of Asphalt Exposure

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Dec 18, 2019 9:59:00 AM

What Construction Workers Should Know About Asphalt Exposure

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

Have You Seen the VA Disability Appeals Changes in 2019?

Posted by Eugene Powell on Dec 17, 2019 8:15:00 AM

 Veterans Affairs has recently announced the largest single change to VA Disability claims in decades, discontinuing its Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (or RAMP), in order to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization (VAIM) Act, which took effect on February 19, 2019.

What does the change to the VA Disability appeals process mean for disabled veterans currently waiting for a decision or considering filing an appeal? We've broken down the details to give you a closer look.

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Topics: Veterans Affairs

There May Be More to Your Workers' Compensation Case

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Nov 12, 2019 1:17:30 PM

Recently, our very own Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan sat down to discuss Workers’ Compensation and some of the issues clients may face. In this short clip, they discuss available resources and options for clients whose cases may be bigger than just a Workers' Compensation claim

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Topics: Worker's Compensation

Halloween Safety Tips

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Oct 9, 2019 2:47:21 PM

Urban legends about poisoned sweets or sharp objects inserted into candy and distributed to children by malicious strangers are just that: urban legend.

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Topics: Personal Injury

2020 Best Lawyers in America

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Sep 5, 2019 2:50:00 PM

We are extremely proud and honored to share that four of our attorneys were honored by Best Lawyers for 2020, and our founding partner – Marti Bluestein – has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Columbia in Workers’ Compensation by the annual publication.

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Topics: News

Bluestein’s Clarke Newton named to Leadership Columbia class of 2020

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Aug 27, 2019 8:49:58 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Clarke Newton, a lawyer with Bluestein Attorneys, has been named to the Leadership Columbia Class of 2020.

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Topics: Personal Injury, News, Criminal Defense

Battle Over Burn Pit Exposure

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Aug 14, 2019 10:04:00 AM

 

Data Indicates Many Veterans are Suffering from Smoke Exposure Due to Burn Pits.

You may have heard about the Burn Pit Registry, but what exactly is it? Burn pits were a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, the VA says that research does not show these burn pits caused any long-term health problems, but much like the veterans affected by Gulf War Syndrome, they are continuing to study it and have created a Burn Pit Registry to keep track of veterans exposed to the smoke and other elements. Nearly 170,000 veterans and current service members have entered information in the registry since it was launched five years ago. These numbers might be the first indication that there is a widespread problem affecting many service members with similar military service. 

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Topics: Veterans Affairs

Gene Powell honored by program that helps student veterans

Posted by Allison Sullivan on Jul 11, 2019 3:02:16 PM

Gene Powell, a retired U.S. Army colonel and member of Bluestein Attorneys’ SC Veterans’ Advocates Team, was recently honored by the University of South Florida for his decades of active and reserve military service.

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Topics: Veterans Affairs, News