When people think of workplace injuries, they tend to focus on adults who are hurt on the job. The reality is that teens can and do sustained injuries while at their places of employment. According to some statistics, as many as 27,000 teens are hurt badly enough on the job to require hospitalization. Despite being minors, underage employees are also covered by workers' compensation and eligible for the same rights and benefits.
After pursuing over 50 lawsuits in 10 years, a Sydney man was declared to be by a vexatious litigant who abused the legal system by an Australian Supreme Court justice. As part of his punishment, the man is now required to seek approval from the court prior to bringing legal action against anyone. This is, by no means, a unique situation. The courts in the US have also forbidden people from litigating cases because of abuse.
Most sexually active women in the United States have used one form of contraception at some point in their lives. Indeed, according to the Guttmacher Institute, the typical American woman will need to use contraception for three decades. Women now have more choice of contraceptives than ever, but some methods present health risks that can cause serious injuries. Find out how one contraceptive method (the intrauterine device) works, and learn more about the lawsuits that some women are filing because of their injuries.
After suffering from an injury or medical problem due to medical malpractice, you may decide to sue the doctor or hospital. Suing for medical malpractice is your right, but you will have to prove that the doctor or facility was negligent in some way. When you sue, your attorney will help you calculate the damages of the case, and there are numerous things that are included in this figure. The basic damage you can sue for is medical expenses for the injury that was caused, but there are two other things you can sue for.
To make sure that suspects cannot accuse police officers of coercing information, United States criminal law mandates the use of Miranda rights. The Miranda warning is a legal requirement across the United States, and police officers must adhere strictly to the law when dealing with suspects. Learn more about the steps a police officer must take if he or she suspects you of committing a crime, and find out when evidence can become inadmissible in these circumstances.