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5 Kitchen Safety Tips to Keep in Mind this Thanksgiving
The holiday season is one of the best times of year to come together with your family, friends, and loved ones. How will you be celebrating? What traditions do you take part in year after year? What memories will you create this year? As we look at celebrating Thanksgiving this week, what are you looking […]
When It Comes to Alcohol, You May Not Have Thought of These Issues
Alcohol is indeed legal, but alcohol abuse is associated with a significant number of crimes. Roughly 40 percent of inmates who are incarcerated for violent offenses were under the influence of alcohol at the time of their crime. This includes robbery, sexual assault, aggravated assault, child abuse, and homicide.  These are not the only crimes […]
5 Ways to Give Back in Tallahassee this November
Fall in Tallahassee is a time of cooler weather, changing leaves, and the beginning of the holiday season, not to mention, college football. Unfortunately, some residents may struggle through the holidays, while others deserve recognition for their selfless service and sacrifice. It does not take a lot to help them. Let us share five gratifying […]
What Kind of Mistakes Can Amount to Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that can occur when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional deviates from a recognized standard of care and injures a patient, whether through a negligent act or omission. That is different from being unhappy with the outcome of a medical treatment, and it does not […]
What Is Restitution and What Does It Mean for Crime Victims?
Put simply, restitution is payment for an injury or loss. In a criminal case, a perpetrator of a crime may be ordered to pay restitution to a victim when his or her crime causes the victim a financial loss. This is different than a court-imposed fine, in that fines are paid to the government to […]
What Is A ‘Mistake of Law’ And Is It A Criminal Defense?
Everyone makes mistakes. What happens when a mistake amounts to an illegal act and you are charged with a crime? Is saying you made a “mistake of law” a valid legal defense? In general, people are expected to be aware of the laws governing their community and state. There are exceptions. For example, a traffic […]
Injured by a Prescription Drug Error? You May Have a Case.
Prescription drug errors violate trust and cause harm, sometimes serious harm. Unfortunately, this can be a much bigger problem than most people realize. The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health recently published a study showing preventable medication errors impact more than 7 million patients annually, and cost nearly $21 billion […]