Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ask Dr. John Esq – Alcohol and COVID-19

alcohol and COVID-19 don't mix together

Alcohol and COVID-19: What You Need to Know.” The bottom line is, “In no way will consumption of alcohol protect you from COVID-19 or prevent you from being infected by it.” In fact, it is  more likely that alcohol will

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Refunds From Auto Insurance?

auto insurance refund

Refunds? It’s a term we all know and love, but most of us don’t associate refunds with costly insurance premiums…at least until now. In a surprising turn of events amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our country’s largest auto insurers

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Ask Dr. John, Esq – Iliotibial Band Syndrome – ITB

illiotibial band syndrome hurts runner's knee

In this time of social isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are attempting to pass the time with an exercise routine that respects the “6-foot-rule.” Also, where appropriate, an exercise routine that incorporates the outdoors with fresh air

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Ask Dr. John Esq – New OSHA Guidelines for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

COVID-19 - New OSHA Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was enacted “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act.” With the Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Drunken Driving Responsibility

drunk driver responsibility

According to the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (“MADD”), every two minutes someone is injured in a drunk driving crash and every 51 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driving crash. Drunk driving remains the #1 cause of death

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Ask Dr. John Esq – Is Prolonged Sitting Bad for Your Back?

sitting with back pain at work station

Back pain impacts us all. 50%-80% of all adults will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Even if we personally do not experience back pain, it is likely that someone close to us will. Accordingly,

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Virtual Arbitration

virtual arbitration in Massachusetts

While the world feels locked down, there is certainly concern that justice may be delayed. There is a well-known legal maxim that says “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.” William Penn wrote in a 1693 book “To delay justice is injustice.”

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Ask Dr. John, Esq – Review of Recommendations Regarding Ibuprofen in the Context of COVID-19

COVID-19 and ibuprofen reports from Dr. John

In the context of decreased health care access and the recommendation of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many personal injury victims have been self-treating for their injuries. Among the ways individuals are seeking relief for their pain, ibuprofen

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