Libel and slander are both types of defamation. Libel is an untrue defamatory statement that is made in writing. Slander is an untrue defamatory statement that is spoken orally. The difference between defamation and [...]
In some circles, the terms “negligence” and “medical malpractice” are used interchangeably. However, there are clear differences. In reality, medical malpractice is a subcategory of negligence. Both of these concepts [...]
If someone used my debit card online unauthorized to do so and I dispute the charges, can the bank deny credits back to me?
When Banks Can Refuse to Refund Fraudulent Debit Card Charges If you are a victim of debit card fraud, you are responsible for the following: $0 if you report the loss or fraud immediately and the card has not been [...]
Can a practice legally refuse to treat a patient if they have an unpaid balance but they haven’t been officially dismissed from the practice?
In all patient challenges, the most important goal is to avoid a claim of patient abandonment and assure that patient care is not neglected. Regardless of the reason for your issues with a patient, whether it’s unpaid [...]
What happens to our assets as a couple when we decide to divorce and do not have a pre-numptial agreement or any documents signed addressing this when entering the marriage?
Court Division. During the divorce process, North Carolina couples can make their own property settlement agreement, either on their own or with the help of mediation. If the spouses cannot agree, they can request [...]
What happens if I slip and fall on the painted line outside of a store due to rain and the pavement being smooth there?
North Carolina negligence laws follow the doctrine of contributory negligence, which bars recovery by the plaintiff if he or she is partially at fault. The majority of other states follow the doctrine of comparative [...]
Do I need antibiotics for a tooth infection, dental implant, bone graft or other dental work and is it required for my Dentist to prescribe them?
Use of antibiotics should be judicious and carefully thought out. Just because you have an “infection” in your tooth, it does not mean you need an antibiotic. Also, not all “infections” are actually infections. Not [...]