Acquired Hospital Infections And Medical Malpractice: Know Your Rights

When you visit a hospital, you expect your health to improve, not to decline. When a decline is experienced due to the negligence of a medical professional, it can be especially disheartening. It's estimated that 1 in every 25 hospital patients end up with an infection, such as staph. For those who find themselves in this category, increased symptoms and greater medical treatment are often in their future. Medical Malpractice Read More 

Work With Your Ex To Create A Great First Post-Divorce Holiday Season For Your Children

Going through a divorce can be a grueling process, especially when you have children. Not only are you and your spouse separating, but your children's family structure is also changing as well. The first holiday season after your divorce is finalized can be especially difficult for both you and your children. Here are a few ways you can ensure that your child's first holiday season with divorced parents is cheerful and full of joy, not stress. Read More 

How To Keep More Of Your Tax Refund In Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

If you file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you pay off your debt gradually in three to five years under a payment plan devised by the court. Though you don't lose assets under Chapter 13, any extra income you are expected to get counts as disposable income, or income remaining after you pay needed expenses, including tax refunds.  The trustee will count it as part of the bankruptcy plan, and expect you to turn it over. Read More 

Whistleblowing Versus Exposing Company Secrets: How Civil Litigation Differentiates Between The Two

If you expose something secretive about the company you work for and suddenly find yourself in the midst of a lawsuit, you may be wondering how your commercial litigation lawyer can help you out of this sticky situation. From your point of view, you may have been "whistleblowing," but from your employer's perspective you were revealing company secrets you agreed to keep secret. There is a legal differentiation between the two, and here is how your lawyer will not only explain it but use the definitions to defend your position. Read More 

Filing For Social Security? Why You Should Consult With An Attorney First

If you're filing for Social Security Disability (SSD,) you may think it's as easy as filling out the application, submitting it and waiting for your approval letter.  However, the process is not as cut-and-dried as you may believe, since the greater majority of people who file for SSD are denied the first time they do so.  This is why it's so critical for you to speak with a SSD attorney before you file. Read More