Or even once. One of the huge downfalls of the privatized healthcare system in the USA is how a litigious society impacts healthcare. Doctors themselves, and nurses, have to take out insurance policies to protect themselves from impending lawsuits (that in the course of a career can happen multiple times due to legitimate reasons like gross negligence to frivolous lawsuits). THe former of course will face more lawsuits in his or her career.
Rising legal costs and the cost of insurance push up healthcare costs, then those rising costs are passed on to the patient or the state (thus the patient thru taxes).
Is there anyway to reduce the number of lawsuits if you’re a doctor? Turns out there is.
Continue reading Poor and Nice – Doctors Who’re Never Sued Twice
US News Law school rankings are out: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools
Grad schools always jockey for position in the ranking scheme, after all, prestigious spots covet the best teachers and students, and then the cycle continues. But what else do the rankings induce? Continue reading Law School Rankings Ruffle Feathers
I should just publish now….OK, here are a few additional tips.
First off the best way to at least get acquainted with the right attorney is to operate on recommendation. Continue reading How to Select the Right Lawyer for the Job
There’s an old saying that attorneys are a, “dime a dozen”. With the advent of social media the tools to select the right attorney for the right job, and compare all at the same time, is at your fingertips.
That means the following concern should happen less in our digital age.
My attorney for 2 years has done nothing that I understand. I drive 80 miles one way for a meeting and we discuss options/strategies then I leave (after she charges 400.00) and she does not follow thru. Continue reading Dime a Dozen for Attorneys – Do Your Research
Case Study Question:
Can you sue doctors if they put someone on life support for a week even though in the subjects living will (which the doctors do have a copy of) they stated that they do NOT want to be on any form of life support? Continue reading Legal Help on DNR
Be it a common law relationship, girlfriend, friend, parent, and even spouse, when you’re purchasing a home ensure you’re very clear in writing what will happen when the house is a) sold, and b) if someone wants to exit the partnership early. Continue reading Common Sense When Sharing a Home
You slipped on city property and will be bringing a claim against the city.
You’ve been hit from behind by an automobile and you feel fine for a couple of weeks but then you’re starting to get pain in your neck.
No matter your story, if you’re injured and plan on filing a claim you should be aware of your limitations. Continue reading What are the statute of limitations on injury claims?
Condo living can be good for the environment, requires less maintenance, and can increase security/community. Smaller spaces and sharing heat reduces your carbon footprint (assuming you pay attention to that kind of thing). You don’t have to vacuum common area carpets, shovel snow, or cut grass. The garbage is taken away down your chute, and your condo fees cover most of your utilities. You also have the benefit of living in close proximity to others for added security. Continue reading Obvious Check Before Buying a Condo
No legal action yet, but you can bet political careers are about to end, and the CRTC, Canada’s telecommunications department, will lose in the latest attempt by the telecommunications oligopoly in Canada.
Because people are starting to rent less DVDs, watch less TV, and increasing their bandwidth use to watch online movies, TV, youtubes, the big companies want their billions in revenue through a different means. Continue reading Stop Metered Internet in Canada
Seems as though the rules have changed if you’re a nerd in Idaho. The number of schools who can participate in a program that will permit students who graduate early access to scholarships. before there was a cap on the number of schools that could participate per district. Because the low number of participating schools lawmakers have eliminated that rule. So you can now, if you have smart students in your school, participate in a program that will permit advanced students a chance to get a chunk of change for their college years.
No word on how many schools have these types of studious teens….