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What is Double-Billing by Your Attorney

What is Double-Billing by Your Attorney?

When you work with a legal professional for a legal suit that you are involved in whether it is one that you are filing or one that is being filed against you, you expect your lawyer to respect you and treat you with a standard of care for their profession. Attorneys have an established standard by which they should exercise that reasonably treat their clients in such a way to minimize the harm that a client may suffer.  And while [...]

Medical Malpractice Settlement Negotiations

Medical Malpractice Settlement Negotiations

Medical malpractice incidents happen much more than many people think. In fact, medical errors happen so often that they are the third leading cause of death in the country. Medical malpractice encompasses many types of medical errors. It includes doctors making mistakes during various procedures just as misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose are also forms of medical malpractice. When a victim suffers medical malpractice there may be the option to file a claim for compensation. When a claim is filed, [...]

Top Reason Why Workplace Sexual Harassment is Not Reported

Top Reason Why Workplace Sexual Harassment is Not Reported

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported more than 6,500 sexual harassment claims were filed in the United States in 2020. These represent only those sexual harassment incidents that were reported. Because sexual harassment often goes unreported, there were likely many more incidents that took place that year where nothing was done. There are many reasons why sexual harassment goes unreported, with one of the most common being the fear of retaliation. If you have been victimized by workplace [...]

3 Steps to Suing Your Attorney for Legal Malpractice

3 Steps to Suing Your Attorney for Legal Malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a medical professional makes mistakes and is negligent in their care and actions and as a result, their patient is harmed. Legal malpractice is similar to this with the exception that it is a legal professional who engaged in misconduct and a client was harmed. When legal malpractice is the reason you lost your case, you may be able to take action against your lawyer. When you hire an attorney, there are professional rules and [...]

What To Do If Your Attorney is Ignoring You

What to Do if Your Attorney is Ignoring You

When you work with an attorney for any sort of legal matter, you are their client and they are to be providing you with acceptable legal services. While your attorney doesn’t have to drop everything every time you call, email, or text, they should be getting back to you with information or resources to help you with your inquiries in a timely manner. It is important that you know what is happening with your case and that you are [...]

Top Three Preventable Surgical Mistakes

Top Three Preventable Surgical Mistakes

When a surgical mistake happens to a patient, the patient can suffer long-term and even lifetime debilitating damages. Life can be changed permanently with just one mistake in the operating room. This is why medical professionals like surgeons take an oath to do no harm. Their jobs are so critical that every decision they make can have great consequences for the patients they operate on. In Ohio, victims of surgical mistakes can take legal action against the medical provider that [...]

Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen to LGBT People

How Often Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Happen to LGBT People?

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the prevalence of workplace sexual harassment is a male coworker harassing a female coworker. This happens quite often as 81% of women admit that at some point during their professional career, they have been sexually harassed in one form or another. Men too, though, also can be sexually harassed in the workplace and 43% have said that during their career they have experienced sexual harassment or assault while [...]

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits on the Rise

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits on the Rise?

 A lot has happened since the COVID-19 pandemic has come about. Many things have changed and been impacted by the virus and the resulting government response. As such, even though things seem like they may be getting closer to the normal world we once knew before the virus touched down, we still are not quite there yet.  One area of life that may have been impacted by COVID is the prevalence of medical liability claims. Medical errors even before COVID [...]

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice

Any medical practitioner can be subject to a medical malpractice claim if it can be shown that they were negligent in their care and actions. A majority of medical malpractice claims come about due to surgical mistakes. Surgeons are on the receiving end of a large portion of litigious pursuits by patients. Given how invasive surgery is and the ramifications that can result from a surgical error, this reality may be understandable. When it comes to preparing for surgery, any [...]

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio?

What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment in Ohio?

Although challenging supervisors and contemptible coworkers are unavoidable facts of life in Ohio as well as throughout the United States, no one should ever feel physically threatened, degraded, or debased while they are at work. There are numerous state and federal laws in place designed to protect our state’s residents from hostile work environments. When a manager, supervisor, or colleague torments or harasses you to the extent that you fear for your physical safety, are no longer able to do [...]