QR Partner Tereasa Rerko Selected as Keynote Speaker for Cal U Career Network Reception

Attorney Tereasa Rerko was recently selected to be the Keynote Speaker at an event at her Alma Mater, California University of Pennsylvania. The event was the annual Mock Networking Reception and Etiquette Dinner.  This event is sponsored by Cal U Career Services, www.calu.edu/careers as well as the University’s Student Association Inc., Student Activities & Leadership,…

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QR Results: Veteran Awarded Service Connection for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by Board of Veterans Appeals

QR is pleased to announce that our appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals for an Army veteran with service in Vietnam resulted in a reversal of the initial Ratings Determination by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Pittsburgh Regional Office) and a full grant of service connection for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Veteran applied on…

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QR Results: Injured Worker Entitled to Reinstatement of Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Unjust Firing

Quatrinini Rafferty represented a male in his late 20’s who injured his right shoulder at work. The injury occurred as he was attempting to dislodge an air bag from the steering wheel of a large truck. Although the Employer, a trucking company, acknowledged his injury, they fired our client while he was working a modified…

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Vincent J. Quatrini, Jr. speaks at UPMC Forum for Occupational Medicine

QR attorney Vince Quatrini was the lead presenter for injured workers at the UPMC presentation, “Achieving Excellence in Workers’ Compensation: Strategies from Medical and Legal Professionals,” alongside Workers’ Compensation Judge David B. Torrey, Valerie S. Faeth, defense attorney for Cohen & Grigsby, and a host of UPMC physicians. Mr. Quatrini provided the injured worker perspective on…

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Histoplasmosis in the Workplace: The Bat Droppings and Bird Manure Disease

Are you exposed to bat droppings and bird manure in your workplace? If so, you may be a at risk for a diagnosis of Histoplasmosis. Recently, I handled a case involving this disease. Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling the spores of a fungus called H. capsulatum. Histoplasmosis is not contagious; it cannot be transmitted from…

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Community Leader: David S. DeRose, Esq.

Below are links to a three-part series on back pain and its treatment from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/my-aching-back-only-seek-surgery-for-the-back-when-necessary-703565/ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/ways-to-have-a-healthier-back-703518/ http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/my-aching-back-low-back-problems-are-common-neurological-disorder-701704/

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Nursing Home Concerns

Americans are living longer than ever. One result is that there are now nearly 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States. In Pennsylvania alone, there are approximately 80,000 people living in nursing homes. If your loved one is admitted to a nursing home, personal care home or assisted living facility and you have…

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