Recovering Compensation For Damages Related To Involuntary Admission To A Psychiatric Facility

A person who is psychologically sound being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility seems like the plot to a horror novel. Unfortunately, this is something that happens in real life and more often than you would think. If you were put in a mental health facility against your will because of someone's negligence or misuse of the law, here's what you need to know about suing for compensation for damages related to the incident. Read More 

Shifting Sands: Today’s Juveniles Less Likely To Be Charged As Adults

Are you the parent of a teen facing serious charges of wrongdoing? Has your family law attorney told you that there is a possibility your teen will be charged as an adult rather than a juvenile? If so, it is important to understand the current landscape of juvenile law in this area. The current thinking of many states is that there is more financial and rehabilitative success in returning these teens to juvenile court. Read More 

Will Workers Compensation Cover Depression? What You Need To Know

Not all injuries or illnesses are physical, as anyone who has ever suffered from any mental illness can tell you. Historically, people with mental illnesses have often had difficulty obtaining treatment, and mental illnesses like depression are still sometimes treated as less important than physical ailments, or even as less-than-legitimate conditions. So, it's not surprising that you might have concerns about your ability to receive treatment for work-related depression under workers compensation rules. Read More 

Cerebral Palsy Caused By Medical Negligence: Common Causes And The Expenses That Compensation Requested Must Cover

Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder that affects one's muscle tone and motor skills, and affects approximately 0.2 to 0.3% of all children in the U.S. There are 3 different types of cerebral palsy — spastic, athetoid and ataxic. While cerebral palsy may be a congenital disorder that is unavoidable, it can also be a direct result of medical negligence during pregnancy, labor and delivery or the first few years of the child's life that has caused permanent injury to the brain. Read More 

4 Tax-Related Questions You Might Have About Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy is a beneficial but complex option for folks who feel as if they are drowning it debt, so it's natural to have questions about the process. You might be concerned about losing your federal tax refund or wonder whether filing for bankruptcy can help you prevent tax-related liens, and the answers to those questions may impact your decision to file. Read on to learn about how bankruptcy may affect you at tax time. Read More