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Without Consent: When A Hospital Violates Your Rights

You just found out the very institution you deemed a safe space violated your rights. The hospital you trusted to help you heal from your injuries secretly video recorded you while you were there. They recorded you getting undressed, they recorded your interaction with the doctor and they recorded your medical procedure. And it wasn’t […]

Why Can’t You Help Me, Aren’t You A Lawyer?

“Yes, I’m a lawyer. And yes, you feel slighted, neglected and even frustrated. But no, you don’t really have a case and I can’t represent you in a lawsuit.” It sounds harsh and maybe a bit uncaring. Yet, I’ve been finding I’m saying that phrase more and more these days to callers who feel they […]

Failure to Prevent Suicide or Self Harming

Suicide or attempted suicide while a patient is being detained in a mental health facility is a known risk which must be protected against by the institution that has undertaken to counsel patients with mental health issues. So too, prison suicide is a regular occurrence, as people with untreated illnesses often find themselves in trouble […]

Can I Sue Facebook?

A few days ago it was revealed that up to 50 million Facebook user’s personal information was extracted and used by a third party without user’s consent. What that really means is the user’s accounts were breached and the data received was or currently is being used by a company outside of Facebook’s control. Well, […]

Sued As A Result Of An Online Review

Online websites such as Yelp, Angie’s List, Better Business Bureau, Epinions, Foursquare, Google+ and even Facebook encourage visitors to leave reviews. Some are fairly nice reviews…some not so much. These reviews can lift a company’s reputation or tarnish them. But there are inherent problems with these review sites and sometimes leaving a review can get […]