The primary civil rights enforcement statute, 42 USC 1983, gives access to the courts to sue governmental parties, such as law enforcement, to defend a citizen whose Constitutional Rights have been violated. A person can bring an action for police misconduct or brutality in federal court to demand damages for rights violated in the process of arrest, imprisonment, personal injury or denial of medical care by the state. It is within your rights to file a lawsuit whether the mu
Death is a taboo topic. No one likes to think about the idea of dying, especially if they are young and completely healthy. We think about older or sick people making wills in preparation for death, so we assume that making an estate plan doesn’t apply to us. But as many of us have learned the hard way, we should always be prepared for anything life could throw at us, death included. Recently, my brother-in-law’s family lost a loved one way before his time. Ben was 29 and had
Debt Collection in Healthcare: How to Collect Debts Efficiently and Legally PART III: The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) What is the FDCPA?
The FDCPA was established to protect consumers from unfair treatment at the hands of debt collectors. Failure to comply with any part of the act’s strict guidelines and requirements can result in sizeable fines, penalties and judgments. Therefore it is critical that you become familiar with the FDCPA’s regulations to avoid l