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How To Divide a Wrongful Death Settlement

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 9:22 am in Wrongful Death.

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If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident or incident that wasn’t their fault and you’re in the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party, one of the things you’ll need to understand is how wrongful death settlements are distributed. Every state has unique laws regarding who can receive money from a wrongful death settlement if your claim is successful and what that money can be used for. Since wrongful death lawsuits are filed on behalf of someone else, it’s understandable that there are rules that govern how a settlement is divided.

What Are the Rules for Drivers at a Red Light or Stop Sign?

Published on Feb 18, 2022 at 3:12 pm in car accident.

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Intersections can be confusing even for the most well-seasoned drivers. It may even seem like everyone approaches red lights and stop signs a little differently, some choosing to stop while others quickly roll through.

While you might be tempted to simply go along with what everyone else is doing, it is best to stick to the rules of the road to help limit the risk of an accident or serious injuries.

How Do You Prove Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Published on Jan 27, 2022 at 3:33 pm in Employment Law.

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The workplace should be a safe environment where you come to do your job and don’t have to worry about harassment of any kind. In many workplaces, that is a reality for their workers. Unfortunately, though, that’s not true for every work environment or even for every worker. Even if one worker experiences a safe environment at their work, another could be experiencing harassment.

Arkansas Opens Two-Year Revival Window for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Published on Jan 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm in Sexual Abuse.

A new law in Arkansas provides survivors of childhood sexual abuse a new opportunity to take civil action against an abuser or organization responsible for abuse. This is significant news for child sexual abuse victims whose cases were once considered expired due to state statutes of limitations.

While some aspects of this law will remain permanent, there are parts that are temporary and allow a limited time for legal action. The two-year revival window for filing sexual abuse claims is only open between February 1, 2022 and January 31, 2024. To learn more about this important legislative step, please reach out to an attorney from McMath Woods P.A. who represents survivors of sexual abuse in the state of Arkansas.

Why Are Trucking Accidents a Serious Issue?

Published on Jan 14, 2022 at 10:19 am in Tractor Trailer.

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There is no doubt that accidents involving large commercial trucks like tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers cause serious damage. By many standards of measurement, truck accidents are far worse than car accidents, despite occurring less frequently. The risks of being a truck driver are significant—as are the risks to the drivers of cars, small trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles that share the road with large commercial vehicles.

Former Nursing Home Chain Owner Charged with Tax Fraud

Published on Dec 21, 2021 at 3:21 pm in News.

The former owner of Skyline Healthcare, a company that owned or operated over 100 skilled nursing facilities in 11 states, is facing new charges in Arkansas—a total of 10 felony charges. Former owner Joseph Schwartz is being charged by the Arkansas Attorney General’s office with two counts of tax fraud and eight counts of Medicaid fraud. Over the past several years, Skyline Healthcare facilities across the country have been investigated for numerous allegations, including fraud, resident neglect, unpaid staff wages, bounced checks, short staffing, wrongful death, missing payroll documentation, inadequate COVID-19 prevention measures, and a host of other issues, causing many of the facilities to close their doors.

How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm in Employment Law.

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If you are the subject of inappropriate jokes, sexual advances, or other unwelcome attention, you may be a victim of sexual harassment. As a general rule, this type of harassment occurs when another person’s actions create a hostile working environment. A hostile working environment is defined as one that makes it difficult for a reasonable person to focus on his or her job. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do if you feel as if you have experienced inappropriate conduct in the workplace.

When Can Compliments Be Considered Harassment on the Job?

Published on Dec 17, 2021 at 12:35 pm in Employment Law.

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Every worker deserves to feel safe in their workplace. This is not only a fact, but it’s the law—employers are legally obligated to ensure discrimination and workplace harassment aren’t happening in their places of employment and to their workers. Certain actions can be considered harassment in a workplace when those actions take away or harm someone’s ability to do their job and/or are deemed inappropriate for a workplace situation.

The Prevalent Issue of Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Published on Dec 9, 2021 at 6:59 pm in nursing home negligence.

The Prevalent Issue of Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Residents in nursing homes often receive medication because they have health issues. It’s important that residents only receive the medication they’re prescribed and need for their existing physical and mental illnesses.

However, residents in long-term care facilities sometimes are given medications they don’t need to keep them restrained, more manageable, or in a stupor. This is sometimes done to keep residents quieter, more docile, or need less individual care. The problem is this violates their rights. Elderly residents deserve to live their lives free from restraints of any kind and free from unnecessary medications. When they’re given medications they don’t need, it can cause their physical and mental health to rapidly decline.

Let’s take a look at the prevalent issue of overmedication in nursing homes and how a lawyer can potentially help your loved one get justice if they are being overmedicated.

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