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HIPPA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPPA, was created by the US Congress. The form gives permission to a healthcare related entity to disclose protected health care information to a third party, such as an attorney representing a...

What to do in case of Medical Malpractice

There are some important steps to take if you think a medical professional has provided inadequate or improper care. First, you should contact the medical professional in charge of your care. It’s possible that your issue could be remedied with the proper...

Pedestrian’s Duty of Care

Pedestrian’s Duty of Care A pedestrian must exercise reasonable care for his or her own safety. The care required must be proportionate to the danger to be avoided and reasonably anticipated consequences. Contributory negligence may be assessed against a...

Complaint

A complaint must contain language asserting that the court in which it was filed is appropriate in terms of jurisdiction and venue. Jurisdiction refers to the court’s authority to preside over the case. A case brought in federal court, for example, must contain a...

Class-Action Lawsuit

A suit filed by a plaintiff or plaintiffs on behalf of themselves and as representatives of others. Class-action lawsuits are most often filed to hold a company accountable for the liability of its products, such as defective pharmaceutical drugs or toxic materials....