Daily Archives: March 19, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
How To Avoid Legal Scams

Too often, looking for a lawyer means you are experiencing a troubled period in your life — a divorce, a criminal case, an action against a doctor who committed malpractice. In such times, your attorney is your closest ally, someone to guide you through complicated legal procedures and fight for your best interests. How do you make sure you’re picking the right attorney who will return the best possible outcome for your case? Lawyers bound by strict ethics rules; outright …

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Posted 5 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Courtney Sherwood  
Jury Awards $3 Million for “Wrongful Birth”

An Oregon couple has been awarded nearly $3 million to care for their daughter, after successfully arguing in court that they would have aborted her had they known before her birth that she had Down syndrome. Jurors found Portland-based Legacy Health negligent for failing to spot four-year-old Kalanit Levy’s chromosomal abnormality before her birth, and blamed a failure of communication between doctors and lab workers, in part, for the missed diagnosis despite several red flag raised by ultrasounds. Parents Deborah …

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Posted 5 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Jennifer King  
Public Shaming Used as Punishment for Deadbeat Parents

There are a number of ways to punish parents who fail to pay child support: Garnish their wages, revoke their drivers’ licenses and even throw them in jail. But a Kentucky county prosecutor is trying a different tactic: Public shaming. Bell County, Ky., Attorney Neil Ward has started to give deadbeat parents a choice: Go to jail or stand in a public place holding a large sign that says, “I do not pay child support.” Regardless of which option they …

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