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Are These Grounds For A Wrongful Death Suit?
My Father Passed Away Recently. The Circumstances Behind His Death Have Just Been Disclosed To Me By An Acquaintance Who Was There At The Time. The Account Is As Follows: My Father Was Working Out At A Large Chain Gym When He Suddenly Collapsed In Cardiac Distress. Gym Staff Then Called 9-1-1 And Said That Someone Had Fallen.
Meanwhile My Father Lay On The Floor Gasping For Air As A Crowd Gathers Round. Staff Took No Initiative To Take Control Of The Situation. As His Breaths Begin To Dissipate Then Cease The Manager Of The Gym, Who New Something Had Happened Never Left His Post At The Front Desk Checking Id'S. Someone Then States That My Father Is Not Breathing And There Is No Heart Beat...As Staff Looks On. A Fellow Gym Member Then Rushes Over And Begins Cpr. The Man Is Then Advised By Gym Staff To Cease Cpr And Wait For Emt'S. Another Staff Member Is Then Seen Taking The Defibrillator Off Of The Wall And Powering It Up...The Machine Was Beeping And Ready To Administer Shock, However, The Staff Never Uses It...They Just Held It In Their Hands. Apparently They Are Not Trained On How To Use The Machine Nor Cpr. When The Emt Eventually Arrive 12-15 Minutes Later, They Are Walking In Slowly, Like There Was Never Any Emergency At All Because The Staff Stated That Someone Had Fallen. (The Hospital Is Within A Half Mile Of The Gym!)
By The Time They Arrived My Father Was Gone. I Believe That The Staff'S Lack Of Knowledge Of Cpr And Defibrillator, As Well As The Managers Lack Of Care To Properly Handle The Situation Contributed To My Fathers Demise. The Gym Members Who Notified My Family Of This Were Instructed By Gym Staff To 'Not Stir Up Any Problems' Upon Them Asking Why More Was Not Done To Help My Father. The Manager Never Left The Front Desk...Because He Was More Worried About Checking Id'S And Making Sure That Someone Does Not Sneak In, Than Saving My Fathers Life. Does This Seem Like Grounds For A Wrongful Death Suit? I Feel Like If They Had The Tools To Save A Life (Defibrillator), Then Why Didn'T They Use It?! Why Didn'T The Manager Handle The Situation Properly...He Should Have Called 9-1-1 Back When He Realized It Was A Life Threatening Emergency.
wrongful death? no. Negligence? Yes. Wrongful death implies that they somehow cause his heart attack, which they most likely did not do. But it seems they were negligent in not being properly trained on how to use life saving equipment that was obviously available to them. You should really contact a lawyer.
What Can I Do With A Law Degree Other Than Be A Trial Lawyer?
What Can I Do With A Law Degree Other Than Be A Trial Lawyer?
I'M About To Get My History Degree, And Law School Is Sounding More And More Appealing, But I Really Don'T Want To Be A Lawyer. What Else Can I Do With A Law Degree?
Please be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first.
Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. Many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.)
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a lot of debt.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just saturated with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will lie to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............
If you don't believe me, then just do a search here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.s. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of >>>Healthcare or Information Technology! I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job availability! and scholarships!
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
I Am Looking For A Search Engine That Allows Me To Screen For Law Firms Based On Their Size And Practice.?
Does Anyone Know How To Screen For Law Firms Based On Their Size And Practice Area? I Want To Offer Free Lance Services To These Firms And Wanted To Pre Screen So That I Can Target Them Better.
I am unaware of a popularly available search engine like this. There are marketing firms that have this kind of information but you have to pay for it. If you want to be a freelancer, you might just have to do the grunt work and create a spreadsheet yourself.
Where Can Software Developer/Web Service Creators Find Experienced Legal Assistance With Documents?
Is Anyone Out There Either A Lawyer Who Has Experience In This Field Or Has Developed Web Applications Or Personal Computer Software That Can Reference A Firm Or A Place To Find One?
I work for a software company that specializes in software for law firms. I know many different lawyers that could help. However, I only know ones that use (or have thought of using) our software, so there may be better ones out there.
I would suggest looking for an "intellectual property" lawyer in your community. You can find on by looking at www.findlaw.com or www.martindale.com. If you look at martindale, look for one with an AV rating - that means that they have been rated by their peers as a top attorney, and have more than 10 years of experience.
Seeking A New Attorney, But Highly Recommended Attorney Is In The Same Firm/Office.?
I Have An Attorney Who I Think Is Pretty Complacent And Not Representing Us As Strong Or As Aggressive As I Believe She Should. I Have Heard From A Judge Who Is A Friend Of The Family That Another Attorney Does Real Well In The Court Room. The Down Side Is The New Attorney Is In The Same Office/Firm As The First One... Is It Ethical And Acceptable For Me To Switch Attorneys To One In The Same Firm/Office.
Have you discussed this with your attorney? Your current attorney cannot meet your needs if you fail to communicate with him/her. Before heading down that path, you should at the very least schedule a meeting with the attorney and express your concerns. I can tell you from experience that it is not advisable to change counsel in the middle of litigation. Things get sloppy, even within the same firm. If after you express your concerns and see no improvement, you will still need to speak with your attorney about transferring the case. Some firms have a no-transfer policy and fire you as a client on the spot. Our firm allows this, but I know of firms that do not. They take it as an insult. Yes, there are pompous firms out there LOL.
As a paralegal, I advocate attorney communication. Tell him/her your needs, your concerns and give the attorney a chance to work for you. They can't do that if you just decide one day to fire them. If it doesn't work out, I would recommend speaking to both attorneys regarding the transfer of the file. It happens in our firm because each attorney does specialize in something different. I'm just saying don't get your heart set on it. Not all firms allow it and this new attorney may have too large a case load.
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Paralegals are not licensed to practice in any state, nor are paralegals regulated by any legal body. Registration is voluntary in a few states. Please do your research and know more about the paralegal profession before accusing anyone of committing UPL or ignorantly stating that a paralegal license (which no US paralegal has because it does not exist) or education can be revoked.
Living In Southern California And Need A Divorce Lawyer But Cant Afford One?
Ok This Is For A Friend But Not Me.
She Is Attempting To File For Divorce But The Paperwork Is To Confusing And She Also Cannot Find Her Now Ex. She Cant Afford To Pay For Her Legal Services Her Self, And She Has Also Attempted To Go To The Local Self Help Center At Our Court House But They Dont Do Much Else Then Give Her The Paperwork And Tell Her To Refill It Out. What Other Resources Does She Have? She Is Located In La County.
Have your friend call up local lawyers and explain her problem and ask them what it would cost to just have them do the bare minimum and just tell her what she needs to know.In fact show up and ask in person ..they could be sitting there bored..and knowing they are not going to make a fortune doing nothing might just take the five or ten Min's to help her. Normally an attorney would charge by the hour, for advice or instructions , but that is also in an ongoing relationship. I think she could find one that was willing to just charge her a small fee to file papers for her. The reason I say that is that is exactly what I did...and I found a lawyer who did it for me or i should say told me what to do ... by the way...he only charged me 76 dollars..I too was in L.A. co...my ex was also missing ..so a fee for an ad in the newspaper will be needed ..not much!!..and I guess that is very nice of a person.
Hope you can be as lucky!!!
ps. if your friend cannot even afford less than a hundred dollars for a serious thing like divorce ..she has much bigger things to worry about than a divorce.This is not a put down in any way just comon sense. I wish her the best!!