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Dealing with a DUI in 2020? Here Are Three Things You Should Look for in An Attorney
A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction can be devastating. Fines, a suspended driver’s license, and even jail time are common consequences. Long-term impacts can include increased auto insurance rates, a damaged professional reputation, diminished employment opportunities, and a record of wrongdoing that appears on the most rudimentary background check.  Everyone makes mistakes. It is […]
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice?
Did you know medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional deviates from a recognized standard of care? Whether this happens through negligence or omission, if it results in injury to a patient there may be a serious problem. Successful claims must show that […]
What Is An Age Discrimination Complaint in 2020?
Older Americans are not only living longer, they are also working longer. As such, a growing concern adversely affecting millions of working Baby Boomers is age discrimination. Put simply, age discrimination involves treating job applicants or employees less favorably because of their age. Judging older workers on the basis of age rather than abilities is […]
Is It Possible to Sue A Doctor for Emotional Distress?
Is it possible to sue a doctor for emotional distress? The short answer is “yes.” Courts have ruled that when a doctor causes emotional distress due to negligence, the patient can sue just as if the doctor caused physical harm. In many instances, emotional distress is as damaging as physical distress. It can lead to nausea, […]
Why You Need to Use a Lawyer Instead of Artificial Intelligence
Do you remember a 1970s television program called The Six Million Dollar Man? It starred Lee Majors as astronaut/test pilot Steve Austin. After a horrible accident, government doctors “rebuilt” Austin by giving him “bionic” limbs. In the process, they made him “better, stronger and faster.”  To date, this particular technology has eluded us. Even so, […]
Learn How to Manage Your Health During Heart and Cancer Prevention Month
Did you know heart disease and cancer have several things in common? They are both massive health concerns, they share some of the same risk factors, and February is dedicated to raising awareness about them. Every February is designated American Heart Month and Cancer Prevention Month. It is an opportunity for healthcare professionals, advocacy organizations, […]
Tips for Fire Safety During National Burn Awareness Week
Did you know the first week in February is National Burn Awareness Week? It is an annual opportunity for burn care organizations, burn survivor support groups, and public safety professionals to increase awareness about burns, as well as the frequency and causes of burn injuries in America.  While fire safety during National Burn Awareness Week […]
3 Employment Tips for Tallahassee Employers to Start the New Year
Employment concerns are a relatively constant aspect of managing a business. Making good decisions can mean the difference between a successful new year and one that involves headaches, lost productivity, and potential lawsuits. Failing to establish sound hiring protocols, or procedures for handling inappropriate workplace behavior, for example, can lead to a number of avoidable […]