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1 the computation of the amount due to an insured and the fixing of the proportion to be borne by the underwriters.
2 in Scottish civil procedure, the changing of the writ or defences before the record is closed.


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ADJUSTMENT, maritime law. The adjustment of a loss is the settling and ascertaining the amount of the indemnity which the insured after all proper allowances and deductions have been made, is entitled to receive, and the proportion of this, which each underwriter is liable to pay, under the policy Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, p. 617 or it is a written admission of the amounts of the loss as settled between the parties to a policy of insurance. 3 Stark. Ev. 1167, 8.
     2. In adjusting a loss, the first thing to be considered is, how the quantity of damages for which the underwriters are liable, shall be ascertained. When a loss is a total loss, and the insured decides to abandon, he must give notice of this to the underwriters iii a reasonable time, otherwise he will waive his right to abandon, and must be content to claim only for a partial loss. Marsh. Ins. B.1, c.3, s.2; 15 East, 559; 1 T. R. 608; 9 East, 283; 13 East 304; 6 Taunt. 383. When the loss is admitted to be total, and the policy is a valued one, the insured is entitled to receive the whole sum insured, subject to such deductions as may have been agreed by the policy to be made in case of loss.
     3. The quantity of damages being known, the next point to be settled, is, by what rule this shall be estimated. The price of a thing does not afford a just criterion to ascertain its true value. It may have been bought very dear or very cheap. The circumstances of time and place cause a continual variation in the price of things. For this reason, in cases of general average, the things saved contribute not according to prune cost, but according to the price for which they may be sold at the time of settling the average. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, s. 2, p. 621; Laws of Wisbury, art. 20 Laws of Oleron, art. 8 this Dict. tit. Price. And see 4 Dall. 430; 1 Caines' R. 80; 2 S. & R. 229 2 S.& R. 257, 258.
     4. An adjustment being endorsed on the policy, and signed by the underwriters, with the promise to pay in a given time, is prima facie evidence against them, and amounts to an admission of all the facts necessary to be proved by the insured to entitle him to recover in an action on the policy. It is like a note of hand, and being proved, the insured has no occasion to go into proof of any other circumstances. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 14, s. 3, p. 632; 3 Stark. Ev. 1167, 8 Park. ch. 4; Wesk. Ins, 8; Beaw. Lex. Mer. 310; Com. Dig. Merchant, E 9; Abbott on Shipp. 346 to 348. See Damages.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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From the planning to concluding stages of the inquest, the investigation focussed on chiropractic adjustments rather than on the death in question.
Lesser says, "and responses vary, but I truly can't think of a medical condition that won't be helped in some way by chiropractic adjustments. I'm never surprised when dogs respond to chiropractic treatment, even for conditions like infections, skin and coat problems, digestive disorders, behavioral problems, and recovery from the use of anesthesia.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, the therapies emphasized at Spears included diet, nutritional support, exercise, and the necessity for a following a healthy lifestyle.
Changes in electrical activity in muscles resulting from chiropractic adjustment: a pilot study.
When patients present with a problem (disease), we diagnose it the same way any other science-based diagnostician does, then we strive to return them to normal through diet, exercise, specific nutritional supplementations, and chiropractic adjustments. With a natural approach to the return of normalcy, there is no need to just control an illness until it runs its course (i.e., death).
All patients had a full medical work up including blood work, and urinalysis before and after receiving a chiropractic adjustment. There was a tremendous amount of data included in each file.
I can remember about 10 years ago when not a few MDs were up in arms because some chiropractors were suggesting that antibiotics were not needed in some pediatric ear infections, were causing an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria, and that a chiropractic adjustment might be of help.
“We're very satisfied with the immediate relief we can provide with ART[R] which is exactly hat these people need to keep walking.” Some received Active Release Technique, the official soft tissue care, and others received a chiropractic adjustment.
In order to qualify for the free back support, new patients must receive one regular service at their first visit, whether it's a chiropractic adjustment, nutritional consultation or other service.
Each patient included in the study received a minimum of 5 x-rays: lateral cervical, vertex, 2 nasium cervical views (before and after the first chiropractic adjustment) and either an A-P cervical or an A-P open mouth view.
His research interests include investigating cerebrospinal fluid pressure changes during upper cervical displacement and chiropractic adjustment, the effects of spinal cord compression on somatic evoked autonomic reflexes.
Does this mean that the chiropractic adjustment is not a valid form of treatment for anything other than musculoskeletal ailments?