Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

Low VIT K may result in knee pain, disability or immobility

“older adults with low circulating vitamin K levels were nearly 1.5 times more likely to develop mobility limitation and nearly twice as likely to develop mobility disability compared to those with sufficient levels. This was true for both men and women.”

M Kyla Shea, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Richard F Loeser, Sarah L Booth. Vitamin K Status and Mobility Limitation and Disability in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2019; DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glz108

https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/gerona/glz108/5485918?redirectedFrom=fulltext

The Worst Debt Collector in the World?: Debt collector told the vet he was “living off social security while the rest of us honest Americans work our a– off. Too bad; you should have died,”

 

The Worst Debt Collector in the World?

 

 

By JAMIE ROSS

PHOENIX (CN) – After garnishing exempt disability payments from a 100% disabled Army veteran’s wife, a debt collector told the vet he was “living off social security while the rest of us honest Americans work our a– off. Too bad; you should have died,” the veteran claims in court.

Michael Collier and his wife, Kim, sued Gurstel Chargo, P.A., a Minnesota-based third-party debt collector, in Federal Court.

Collier suffered spine and head injuries in the Army and was declared 100 percent disabled. He and his wife, a college student, receive disability payments, which are exempt from execution, according to his complaint.

Nonetheless, Gurstel garnished Kim’s savings account, and the credit union froze her money, to seek $6,000 from Michael’s defaulted student loan.

The Colliers say they “immediately filed an objection and request for hearing.”

At the hearing, Gurstel’s attorney told the court that the frozen funds were indeed exempt, and promised the court that the money would be released “Right away,” according to the complaint.

“The court then issued its ruling finding that the garnished funds were exempt from execution, and entered an order quashing garnishment on the credit union effective that day, May 24, 2012,” the complaint states.

But in the parking lot, the Gurstel attorney told Michael Collier “he would need to get a lawyer in order to get his money back.”

Collier says he called Gurstel’s office, and an unidentified paralegal told him he would have to sue to get the money. When he said the money was exempt veteran disability payments, “the assistant told Michael, ‘F— you! Pay us your money! You can’t afford an attorney. You owe us. I hope your wife divorces your a–. If you would have served our country better you would not be a disabled veteran living off social security while the rest of us honest Americans work our a– off. Too bad; you should have died.'” (Spelling as in complaint.)

The Colliers seek actual damages, statutory damages, and punitive damages for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, conversion, privacy invasion, and malicious infliction of emotional distress.

They are represented by Floyd Bybee of Chandler.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/10/12/51225.htm

Panel rules MMR jab made girl deaf – but not enough for payout

By Mail On Sunday Reporter

PUBLISHED:17:09 EST, 18  August 2012| UPDATED:17:09 EST, 18 August 2012

A woman has won her fight to prove she was  left deaf by the MMR jab – only the second time it has been linked to  disability.

But a medical assessment panel ruled Katie  Stephen, 21, will not receive compensation because she is not considered  disabled enough.

Katie was given the measles, mumps and  rubella jab in 1991 when she was 15 months old.

But she developed a fever and irreparable  damage to the nerve between her brain and ear, and is deaf on her left side.

Officials at the Vaccine Damage Payment Unit  accepted the vaccine was the likely cause of her hearing problems.

But the body, run by the Department for Work  and Pensions, ruled out compensation as she was only ‘20 per cent disabled’.

Katie, of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire,  said: ‘If my disability can be cast aside so easily, why have I suffered so many  difficulties in my life as a consequence? This has put me in a  negative  place.’

An alleged link with the condition has since  been discredited.

The family is now involved in a new group  action being brought by Blacks Solicitors, pursuing their ex-lawyers for  professional negligence.

A spokesman for the DWP would not comment on  the case.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2190391/Panel-rules-MMR-jab-girl-deaf–payout.html#ixzz248qcIbIp