According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 15 million homes in the United States have wells that supply drinking water. Based on research done by the U.S. Geological Survey, 20% of private wells have contaminants. Contamination of wells can cause serious illnesses and decreased property values. Due to the serious nature of water well contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency has established the Clean Water Act, which regulates water pollution and sets water quality standards and requirements that, if not met, can lead to lawsuits in federal court. [Read More]
Taking Action When You Suspect Abuse in a Nursing Home
Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging. In order to ensure that your loved one has access to the care and medical attention needed to remain in good health, you might consider putting him or her in a nursing home facility. These facilities play a valuable role in helping families care for their aging loved ones, but they can also be places where abuse occurs. If you suspect abuse in the nursing home where your loved one is housed, here are three steps that you should take in order to ensure the abuse doesn't continue in the future. [Read More]
Under What Circumstances Can You Sue For Emotional Distress?
Accidents and injuries can leave a person in physical pain, spending months or even years recovering. But those injuries are not always on the outside, and they can't always be seen with an X-ray or MRI scan. Sometimes, accidents can cause emotional trauma that leads to prolonged suffering. If you've recently been injured, and you feel as though you've been affected psychologically, what can you do? Here are the circumstances under which you can generally seek compensation. [Read More]
Four Areas The Interrogatories May Cover To Illuminate The Effect Of A Slip And Fall Injury On Your Life
If you are preparing for interrogatories related to a slip and fall injury claim, expect the defense to ask questions related not only to how the accident occurred but also how the injuries have affected your life. Here are some of the areas the interrogatories will cover as the defense seeks to answer these questions: 1.Healthcare Providers You Have Consulted The defense will want a list of all the healthcare providers you have consulted from your injury to date. [Read More]