My dream career

I have an unexpected dream, it’s an idea, but you won’t believe me when I tell you. You’ll say I’m interested in it because of the money, because I’m cynical, but it’s that very image I want to fight back against. That image is the reason I’m writing this post.

My dream is to become a medical malpractice lawyer. I think through becoming a medical malpractice attorney, I could help people in their time of need. People who are victims of wrongdoing at the hand of a medical professional. A medical professional that they trusted with their lives in a time of great need that has failed them.

Think about it like this: if some doctor screwed up and performed your operation incorrectly, wouldn’t you like to get some compensation for that? I mean, the doctor made a mistake that you’re stuck with dealing with potentially forever. But what if you don’t have the money to sue a doctor? Hospitals have lots of money, and they all have insurance companies backing them. And at every level, they have powerful assets that want to keep you from getting a cent despite your unfortunate circumstance.

To me, the lawyer who takes your case and gets you the money you deserve is a hero. And I’m not against the medical community. I think malpractice lawyers help doctors, even if doctors probably don’t like sharing a taxi home with one. Malpractice lawyers help keep doctors honest and focused. The fact that a doctor can be sued for bad mistakes means they’re more likely to remain aware of their actions.

Yes, it also means they have too much paperwork, and I’m not against laws changing to make some of that easier on them and patients, but fundamentally, you want to have someone there to defend you in the event that you have to deal with a health issue for the rest of your life.

So, that’s my dream, to be that guy. No one would question my desire to be a doctor, for instance. But I think, in my own way, I’ll be doing my part to help people, and I’m willing to let them assume the worst if I feel I’m doing my best regardless.

The truth is plenty of people end up with some serious injuries due to medical malpractice. And some of those cases really do deserve to be tried.

I want to be that guy. I want to help people out in their time of need. Especially in an unfortunate circumstance that will cost them a ton of money in medical bills over a long period of time. I hope you all can see why now.

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Can a business be sued for wrongful death for over-serving a customer? Indeed, it is possible.

Many people are unaware of how the law works when it comes to social responsibility, especially when it comes to drinking and driving. While most of us understand that an individual who chooses to consume alcohol and then operate a car, truck, or motorcycle may be held accountable for their actions if they are involved in a wreck, many people are unaware that other parties may also be considered responsible for injuries or deaths that result from a collision.

Even if you were not behind the wheel (or even in the vehicle, for that matter), an individual or party may possibly be held liable for another person’s reckless or negligent actions. What is even more interesting is that a party may be held liable for an intoxicated person’s own death.

Take, for example, a recent case in Houston, Texas, in which a civil claim was filed against a northwest Houston bowling alley, AMF Willow Lanes, for the wrongful death of a patron, Anthony Barden. The claim was filed by Mr. Barden’s estate, and is seeking more than $1 million dollars in damages. The crux of the estate’s claim? That Mr. Barden had been served alcoholic beverages the night of April 22nd (and the early morning of April 23rd) and he was struck by a vehicle while walking on the northbound service road of the Tomball Parkway. Because he was allowed to leave the business in a “highly intoxicated state”, the suit alleges that AMF Willow Lanes should be held liable for letting Mr. Barden continue to consume beverages even though he was clearly intoxicated.

When it comes to legal responsibility, some states do have “dram-shop liability” laws in place that make it possible for people to hold establishments accountable for over-serving individuals, making them at least partially liable for any injuries or deaths that occur. In the case of Mr. Barden, the claim is that he would likely have not been mortally injured if the establishment had recognized the level of intoxication he was under, therefore, it could have prevented the death, even though no one at the establishment was behind the wheel of a vehicle and Mr. Barden himself was not behind the wheel of a vehicle.

The sudden and tragic loss of a loved one is a devastating blow that most families are understandably unprepared to handle. They often don’t know where to turn, and will rely on the advice of friends and family members to find out what action they are eligible for. There are other resources as well, like law firm websites like this one in Houston that handles wrongful death cases, or helpful sites like Quora can often point people in the right direction. Overall, it is important for everyone to be aware of the social contract that we all have as individuals in society and recognize our rights, no matter which side of the accident we are on. It is up to each one of us to protect each other and be responsible for our own actions, whether behind the wheel, behind the bar, or out in society amongst the rest of our friends and neighbors.

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Porcelain Laminate Veneers

White teeth can make you look smarter and more gorgeous and, therefore, more confident. Nothing beats a healthy smile too! This is why many dentists have made significant improvements both in the way they serve their clients and in the kinds of services they offer. They make sure that they are able to provide their clients with the most modern dental services, in a clean and totally comfortable environment. They also make sure that their clinics are not just conveniently located, but also provide a homey and pleasant atmosphere and manned with professional, yet, friendly personnel.

A couple of services that dentist now provide are veneers and teeth whitening. These two services are sure to leave you with a shining smile. Veneers are your best solution to chipped or cracked teeth and teeth discolored by food and drinks. These are really thin coats or laminates shaped after your teeth. These are bonded to the front of your damaged or discolored teeth, from which a very thin layer has been chipped off, giving your teeth a shine for a beautiful smile.

Porcelain laminate veneers are thin, natural looking “shells” that are attached to your front teeth. These veneers are customized from porcelain laminate material and then bonded to your teeth. Cosmetic dentists use porcelain laminate veneers to treat the following common problems:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Porcelain laminate veneers:

  • Improve the appearance of your smile.
  • An alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures.
  • A great aesthetic solution for your smile.
  • May help you avoid orthodontic treatment.

Veneer application is usually completed after only two visits to the dentist. However, to make sure that this dental treatment will be successful, the U.S. National Library of Medicine: National Institutes of Health says that letting only a skilled and experienced dentist perform it is important.

 

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What is High Conflict Custody?

What is High Conflict Custody?

Divorce is often a legal nightmare, especially if the couple involved do not agree with certain terms, such as division of assets and liabilities and spousal support. But one of the most emotional disagreements involve child custody.

Some of the leading factors that cause high conflict custody are abuse, neglect, financial problems, ethical disagreements, and parental alienation. Whatever the cause of your case is, it doesn’t change the fact that it has a negative effect not just on you and your spouse, but also on your children. This is particularly problematic if the children are young, because it can affect their development.

Here are some of the possible effects of high conflict custody to children:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Feelings of worthlessness, including low self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Going back to behaviors he or she has already outgrown, such as bed wetting
  • Poor performance in school
  • Rebellious tendency, including aggressive behaviors like shouting and disobeying and passive-aggressive
  • behaviors like not talking to you and staying away from you

To minimize the effects of high conflict custody on the parties involved, especially the children, you should try to make the legal issue as peaceful as possible, and you can do this by considering the following actions:

  • Tell the child that the decision is not his or her fault, and it is solely an adult issue
  • Because it is an adult issue, it is better to put the child away from the conflict as far as possible
  • To put the child away from the issue, don’t even think of using him or her to testify against the other parent, because it will only make the child more involved
  • Convince your child to focus on other things, such as school and recreation
  • Understand your ex-partner’s perspective and compromise accordingly
  • Don’t get overly emotional, because emotions such as anger and guilt can be destructive in the legal process

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General Partnership, Limited Partnership, and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

A business entity, wherein two or more people share ownership is called a partnership. This type of business may be formed by individuals, schools, interest-based organizations, businesses, governments or a combination of any of these. All the partners contribute in all aspects of the business, including capital, property, skill and labor. In return, all share in the company’s profits and losses.

Though it is not legally required, a partnership agreement will definitely prove an essential element in this type of business format as this will allow business partners to handle the following important matters with clarity:

  • How business decisions will be made;
  • How profits will be divide;
  • How disputes will be resolved;
  • How ownership may be changed (when bringing in new partners or buying out current partners); and,
  • How the partnership may be dissolved.

There are three types of Partnership:

Limited partnership. Under this partnership arrangement the liability and share in profit of a member is proportionate to the amount of his/her investment. Though one or more individuals can be a limited partner, there is, at least, one who shall remain as a general partner, exercise control of the business and have full personal liability for the debts and obligations of the business. A general partner, as different from a limited partner, earns higher profits, but also has more liability, in case the business suffers financial loss. Limited partners do not participate in management decisions.

General partnership. Under this arrangement, profits, losses, management responsibility and liability are divided equally among the members. If there will be unequal distribution, it is recommended that this, as well as specific percentages assigned to each partner be stated in the Partnership agreement. General partnership comes with a tax advantage: profits are not taxed to the business; partners include these on their individual tax returns, thus a lower tax rate.

Limited liability partnership (LLP). Under this arrangement, some or all business partners have limited liability. One partner, however, will not be held liable for another partner’s acts of negligence or misconduct.

When starting a business, the advice and assistance of a qualified legal professional is always vital as this can affect a firm’s future growth and changes; these will also have a substantial impact on how a business functions and operates.

As pointed out by Tucson corporate attorneys, “Corporate formation doesn’t have to be a daunting challenge. With the guidance of an experienced attorney, new businesses, such as those in Tucson can be given the establishment they need to grow and flourish. Furthermore, with such help, a business owner can rest assured that critical legal errors that could affect the company’s success will be avoided.”

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