A Tort is defined as a wrongful act. Torts are wrongdoings done by one party against another and recognized by law as grounds for a civil lawsuit. For example, say you are an elderly woman walking on the sidewalk at an outdoor shopping plaza and are hit by a person riding their bike on the … Continue reading What Is A Tort?
In jury trials, juries are the fact finders or trier of fact. It is the jury’s responsibility to sort through disputed accounts presented in evidence before coming to a decision during deliberation at the end of the trial. The judge decides questions of law, i.e., how the law applies to a given set of facts. … Continue reading Charging the Jury
Electronic Cigarettes or vapor cigarettes are devices made from metal tubes which contain a cartridge filled with nicotine laced liquid. The liquid is vaporized by a battery powered heating element. E Cigarettes mimic cigarettes and come in a variety of flavors. Manufacturers of e cigarettes falsely claim they are a less dangerous alternative to smoking … Continue reading E Cigarette Hazards
The Cyberbullying Story: The website operated by Ryan’s parents, John and Kelly Halligan, states that early concerns about Ryan’s speech, language and motor skills development led to him receiving special education services from preschool through the fourth grade. Ryan’s academic and physical struggles made him the regular target of a particular bully at school between … Continue reading Cyber Bullying Stories: The Ryan Halligan Case (1989 – 2003)
AARP reported in an article dated October, 2012 that an elderly patient, Jean Arnua, spent five days in the hospital for a fractured spine following an emergency room visit. Neither she nor her family was aware that Jean had never been “formally” admitted to the hospital. The stay was recorded as “observation” and not “in … Continue reading Medicare’s Stringent Requirements For Post Hospital Care
The Washington Post recently reported that a Vienna, Virginia man pressed the “record” button on his smartphone prior to the start of his colonoscopy with the intention of recording post-op instructions the doctor would give him following the procedure. The man’s phone, which was left in his pants, was placed beneath the surgical table and … Continue reading ANESTHESIOLOGIST TRASHES SEDATED PATIENT AND PAYS FOR IT!
Erin Merryn, childhood sexual abuse survivor, author, speaker, child advocate and activist is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, a non-profit social welfare organization in the State of Illinois. Erin is a survivor of rape by an uncle from the age of 6-8, without her parent’s knowledge. She is now on a mission to … Continue reading Erin’s Law
In most states, medical malpractice cases require testimony from a medical expert. In the state of Delaware, the medical expert’s testimony is submitted in the Affidavit of Merit which must be filed in court with the original complaint, when initiating the lawsuit. A medical expert will address two questions central to any medical malpractice case: … Continue reading Expert Witness
If you are considering filing a Personal Injury lawsuit, it is helpful to understand the stages involved. The following is not intended to be legal advice or an exact process for handling a law suit, but to educate you about the process so you know what to expect * Choose your lawyer soon after the injury. … Continue reading What to Expect When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit