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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?
What is Restitution? 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 […]
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 […]
How A Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works
Losing a loved one is devastating under any circumstances. Losing a parent or child, however, due to negligence or an intentional act by another person can make the suffering unbearable. While nothing can bring them back, a “wrongful death” claim can hold the liable party accountable regardless of whether he or she is convicted in […]
Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating this Halloween
Kids love Halloween! School parties, scary costumes, and trick-or-treating make for exciting childhood experiences. While it is an event that we can all get excited about, Halloween also presents a number of safety risks. Did you know, for example, that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween […]
5 Tips You Need as an Employer to Avoid Employment Discrimination Claims
Workplace discrimination lawsuits are expensive for employers in terms of time, money, and damaged reputation. This is true even when they win. It does not matter if you would never dream of discriminating against an employee, without taking certain legal precautions you are at risk.  Did you know the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommends […]
SPEAK UP! October Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and advocates across the country are banding together to raise awareness, support abuse survivors, and renew commitments to fighting a hideous public health crisis.  Domestic violence affects millions of people across every racial, ethnic, religious, social, and economic boundary. The issue is commonly associated with physical violence against […]