Saturday, May 21, 2011

Federal Disability Job Fair - June 9

The U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with The Federal Executive Board will hold a Job Fair for people with disabilities from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on June 9, 2011 in Richardson, TX. Two sessions will each present 'How to Apply “Schedule A” Authority in the Federal Government?' and 'Employment and Training Programs and Career Websites.' For more information, contact Blas Rueda-Caraballo at (972) 850-4459 or rueda-caraballo.blas@dol.gov or click here (PDF)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Oklahoma City pharmacist with disability in murder trial

Oklahoma City pharmacist Jerome Ersland is charged with first-degree murder in the May 19, 2009 shooting death of a would-be robber. The charge alleges Ersland shot Antwun Parker, 16, while he was incapacitated and lying on his back.

You can follow stories from the murder trial here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Disability Lawsuit With Former Pharmacist

This case is from 2008, but it's an interesting story:

"Wal-Mart Settles 14-Year Old Disability Lawsuit With Former Pharmacist"

Wal-Mart pharmacist, Glenda Allen, was shot during a robbery at her second job. Doctors estimated her chance of survival as very poor. But survive she did. Doctors concluded she may never walk again. But walk she did. In the end, she suffered permanent injury to her spinal cord and required the use of a cane as a result of an abnormal gait caused by the shooting.
When she sought to return to work, Wal-Mart fired her.

More information about the story can be found here.

3 jury prospects let go in Okla pharmacist's trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two years after her son was shot to death during an attempted robbery at an Oklahoma City pharmacy, the teenager's mother has filed a lawsuit alleging the shooting "was an act of gross negligence and deliberate indifference."

Cleta Jennings filed the lawsuit against Jerome Ersland, 59, and the Reliable Discount Pharmacy over the May 19, 2009, shooting death of 16-year-old Antwun Parker. Jennings filed the lawsuit on Tuesday as jury selection was under way for Ersland's first-degree murder trial over Parker's death.

Monday, May 2, 2011

CIGNA Adds Pharmacist to Disability Management Clinical Team

CIGNA Adds Pharmacist to Disability Management Clinical Team
  • The pharmacist will focus on the role of medication impacts/effects in the disability management process
  • Will identify prescription-related trends and strategies to help people stay at work or to be successful in returning to work from disability
PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2011 - Underscoring the importance of integrating clinical disciplines into the disability and absence management program, CIGNA announced today that it’s adding a pharmacist as a new member of CIGNA's disability management clinical team, focusing on the role of medication and medication adherence in disability management and stay at work and return to work strategies.