Monthly Archives: | April, 2016

Whistleblower Law firms : 101

Fraud is an unfortunate feature of business that every owner must deal with. Fortunately, well-intentioned employees notice more than their bosses do and come forward with observed accounts of fraud. This is known as whistleblowing, the act of reporting evidence of fraud or misconduct internally within a company or government. Whistleblowing has a very real impact. Research shows that 65% of employees who observed wrongdoing reported what they’d seen, costing a typical company about five percent of its annual revenue. What’s more, about one in five corporate fraud cases reported in the United States between 1996 and 2014 was brought to light by a whistleblower — that’s 20% of corporate fraud cases over 18 years. Whistleblower law firms exist to protect the whistleblower under federal and state law. Almost half of employees who see malpractice choose not to report it due to the fear of being retaliated against. No matter what, though, you need to say something when you see something wrong, which is also why you need the help of a whistleblower lawyer. There are some benefits to reporting fraud, known as qui tam lawsuits. A qui tam lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by the whistleblower under the

Securing Your Family’s Future is a Will Away

It may not be a comfortable topic for many people, but preparing for old age and what comes after is very important. In the event that one becomes very ill or mentally incapacitated, certain decisions (such as financial and health decisions) have to be made by a court-appointed conservator on behalf of that individual (the conservatee). Legal advice and protection from a probate attorney and other advisors matters greatly when it comes to estate planning and will filing. But how does one protect oneself and their loved one from what’s known as “elder abuse?” And what does a probate attorney do, exactly? Writing a Will It’s always wise to write a will well before reaching old age. Th

Thinking of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer? Here Are Some Questions You Need Them to Answer

No one wants to need a personal injury lawyer but they exist for a reason. If you have been in a motor vehicle crash, you might be entitles to a car accident settlement. You have a time limit on when you can legally file a civil case so time is not on your side with these kinds of cases. Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer? Only you can answer that but most personal injury law firms offer free first consultations so you can scope them and their practice out to see if you do have a claim for a car accident settlement and if the law firm is a good fit for you and your case. Ques

A Case Where an Attorney Was Absolutely Needed to Defend a Nursing License

Nurse Kathy Lynch, age 57, was cleared of allegations this week following accusations that she unlawfully issued weight loss drugs to her patients. The jury debated for three hours, and after reviewing testimony from the trial, agreed that she was innocent of all 16 charges she had been facing. Lynch?s attorney, Scott King, was instrumental in helping to clear her name. Lynch?s clinic, known as Kouts Family Health Care Clinic, had a collaborative agreement since 2009 with a local doctor. However, it wasn?t until 2013 that the agreement was actually registered with the state, and the clinic didn?t have the proper government approval to issue prescriptions. Healthcare Laws are Constantly Changing; Very Confusing At the heart of the issue, according to King, was