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In May 2017, Iowa’s new Medical Cannabidiol Act made it legal to use cannabis to treat certain debilitating medical conditions. Many conditions that are covered under the Act, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS, can be managed and treated for many years; as a result, many regular users of medical marijuana will likely remain in…

Before you settle your Iowa workers’ compensation claim, it’s important to discuss with your attorney the effects a settlement may have on other benefits you receive. Settlement income can affect your eligibility or reduce your benefit amounts for many government programs.  What Benefits May Be Affected? The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) administers a number…

In case the unthinkable happens and a loved one dies as a result of a work injury, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage provides benefits to survivors under Iowa law. While nothing can fully compensate you for your loss, these benefits can help you pay some of the unexpected expenses and help with the additional…

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