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When Breach of Fiduciary Duty Occurs
Individuals accountable to a board of directors (or simple investors) hold a legal, and arguably moral, responsibility to the shareholders who depend on them to run a business. Those types of responsibilities are consumed in what is called fiduciary duties. When a businessperson breaches those duties and shareholders are harmed as a result, investors have the […]
How to Tell if a Hip Replacement is Defective
Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which doctors replace the hip joint with a prosthetic or artificial implant. A procedure such as this is generally performed to alleviate the patient from arthritic pain or joint damage resulting from a fractured hip. Generally, hip replacements can last for over 15 years. Defective Hip Replacements Unfortunately, […]
What to do About Wrongful Interference With A Business Relationship
What is Wrongful Interference? Wrongful Interference is when someone intentionally tries to harm the business of someone else. Wrongful interference can come in the form of an undeserved negative review published online or meddling with a contractual agreement they have with a third party. While fair competition is legal, malicious interference is not. Other Examples […]
Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
RICO Law The Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO law, refers to the prosecution and defense of those who engage in organized crime. In the early 70’s, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in an effort to combat the Mafia. Since then, RICO law has been broadened and used to […]
Major Complications Caused by the Wrong Dosage
In July of 2012, Andrea Benedi-Wells, a 32 year old wife and mother, was pronounced dead in her home. The medical examiner ruled the cause of death an incorrect prescription (dosage) of medication. According to a lawsuit filed, Mrs. Benedi-Wells’ physician prescribed fentanyl patch for her extreme back pain. The suit alleged Benedi-Wells was prescribed […]
My Prescription is on a Recall List, What Should I do?
When your doctor prescribes you medication, you take it and expect to get better. However, no one ever expects to get worse from following the doctor’s orders or see their medication being recalled. A drug recall is when a over-the-counter or prescription medication is taken from the market because it has been discovered to be […]
My Child was injured on a Theme Park Ride, What should I do?
Theme parks are great places to have fun and create exciting memories for the entire family. But what do you do if your child is injured on a ride? Amusement parks are held to high-standards by federal and state governments. They have a responsibility to provide safe rides to their customers. If someone is injured […]
I was stuck in an elevator, do I have any rights?
People who live in apartments or work in office buildings use elevators every day. Elevators are a part of our lives that we do not think twice about, unless something goes wrong with them. Even though accidents caused by elevators are not as common as accidents that are work-related or happen at construction sites, they […]
I was in the middle of a Truck Accident. What are my Rights?
Imagine yourself driving on an interstate highway when, suddenly, a truck ahead of you swerves and hits a guard rail. The truck turns over on its side and spills the raw materials it had been hauling all over the highway. You and another car have no time to respond and collide with the truck and […]
Is The Hospital At Fault If I Had To Be Re-Admitted After An ER Visit?
Is The Hospital At Fault When I am re-admitted after An ER Visit? Medical care is a necessary yet complicated service. We would hope that a visit to the Emergency Room would provide the result we need to correct our emergency and move on. Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary for a patient to revisit the […]
Is My Neighbor or the Construction Company at Fault for Damages to My Property?
If your neighbor is having remodeling done and you sustain damage to your property in the process, you’re probably wondering who is at fault. Here at Oldham & Smith Attorneys at Law, we want you to be fully aware of your legal rights in these confusing situations. It’s always best to know where to turn […]
My Mom Has Bed Sores In Her Nursing Home, Is This Abuse?
When the time comes to help provide care for a loved one, many of us turn to professional nursing staffs and residential homes where we are under the impression that these services can provide the ones we love most, with the proper, necessary care that they now require. Signs of skin ulcers or pressure sores […]