The Debate That Changed My Life

The Debate That Changed My Life

Would Failing To Properly Administer Birth Control Be Classified As Wrongful Life Or Medical Malpractice?

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An article on the Newser website details an unfortunate situation where a woman was given a flu shot rather than her normal birth control medication and became pregnant as a result. While the article states the woman has filed a wrongful life lawsuit against the health clinic that made the mistake, this type of error may be better litigated as a general medical malpractice. Here’s more information about these two legal theories to help you understand why. Medical Malpractice Defined Medical malpractice is a general term used to describe...

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Urban Agriculture: What You Need To Know About Raising Honey Bees

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Urban agriculture is becoming more and more popular these days. For some, this may come in the form of rooftop gardens. For others, it may come in the form of a hipster hen house. For those who enjoy fresh and organic honey, beekeeping may come into play. Read on to learn more about hipster beekeeping and the effect local and state laws may have on your fun. Are Bees Dangerous Animals? As a property owner or even renter, you need to make sure that you are aware of any potential liability of the pets that you have. Animals can cause injuries,...

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What Must Be Proven To Charge A Person With Burglary?

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When a person commits burglary, he enters a home or other building illegally with the intent to commit a crime. Being charged with a burglary is considered a felony and remains on a person’s permanent record. To charge a person with burglary, there are different factors that must be proven. This involves providing evidence to show that each aspect of a burglary occurred and convincing the court system that it happened. These are the points that must be proven to bring burglary charges against a perpetrator.    Unauthorized...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports For Children From Divorced Families

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Summer is here and parents everywhere are planning vacations and travel. For parents who are either recently divorced or who are undergoing a divorce, this can be a tricky time. Getting a passport for your child either during a divorce or after a recent divorce settlement can involve getting the cooperation of your ex-spouse. The commonly asked questions and answers found below can help you get the passport for your child before your upcoming summer vacation.  Q: Will I need to get permission from my current (or ex) spouse in order to...

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The Consequences, And The Hidden Consequences, Of A DWI Charge

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The consequences of a DWI/DUI reach further than most people know. These types of charges can literally ruin someone’s life. They’re not the kind of charges that fade away after their court ordered consequences have ended. First Time Offense Penalties The penalties for a DWI vary by state, but in general, here’s what you can face for a first time offense. Fines – First offenses often come with a fine. That fine can range from a couple of hundred dollars to closer to one-thousand dollars. License Suspension/Revocation –...

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Preparing For Life After Workplace Injury

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Being injured on the job can create a lot of uncertain scenarios. Is the injury permanent? Could it come back in a few years? Will your employer be able to help years after you’ve left the company? The answer to those questions depends on the nature of the injury and how well the situation was negotiated immediately after the injury. If you’re dealing with a workplace injury condition now, make sure to think about a few issues that could come up later and ways to prepare yourself for future difficulty. Recovery Isn’t As...

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What To Do If Injured While Riding As A Motorcycle Passenger

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If you were injured as a motorcycle passenger, you could have a viable claim for a personal injury lawsuit (contact a local motorcycle accident attorney in that case). Liability could be on the person driving the motorcycle, another driver involved in causing the accident, or defective equipment. Here is what you need to know about each situation. Accidents Not Involving Other Vehicles Injuries that occur without another vehicle involved will put the blame on the driver of the motorcycle. To win your case, you must prove that the driver was...

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Using Your Right To Silence While In Custody

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If you have been arrested, you should know that you can invoke your right to silence at any time. This right exists primarily so you can have an effective defense against criminal charges by not incriminating yourself, and so that you can benefit from legal counsel. It Is Part of the Constitution The 5th amendment of the US constitution gives you the right to remain silent, and the 6th amendment gives you the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. Those two rights are extremely important to every citizen. Unfortunately, people...

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When Will My Partner Receive Benefits When I Die?

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When planning for what might happen if you pass away, you might be concerned about whether you have enough saved to make sure that your family will be taken care of. Your social security benefits that you have paid into your whole life may go to your surviving spouse, but only after he or she has reached a certain age. However, there are some exceptions. Knowing when your spouse will receive your social security benefits will help you plan for after your life. Social security survivor’s insurance exists because the loss of a spouse can...

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Sexual Harassment At Work Takes Place In Many Ways

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Sexual harassment is most commonly associated with unwanted touching or sexual advances by a superior. However, there are numerous other behaviors that can be considered harassment under the law. Once you have understanding of how this is viewed in the legal world, you will be able to identify it and work towards a resolution fast. What Can Be Considered Harassment? According to the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the following can constitute sexual harassment under the law: Repeated requests for dates or sex Indecent exposure...

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