Potential Medical Malpractice at Georgia ICE Detention Center

Currently the subject of investigation, a whistleblower allegation of mass sterilization of women at an ICE detention center has shocked the nation. The facility, located in Georgia, houses a large number of Spanish-speaking women who are being held under immigration laws.

A nurse-practitioner who worked at the facility, Dawn Wooten, is identified as the whistleblower who also raised several other allegations as part of the complaint. In her report, Wooten claimed that the detention center failed to provide adequate medical care, including testing for the coronavirus. Additional complaints also alleged that medical records were destroyed and working conditions were unsafe. Continue reading “Potential Medical Malpractice at Georgia ICE Detention Center”

Civil Rights and the American Dream

Matt HarmanEnshrined in the idea of the American dream is the protection of civil rights. When injustices occur in a civilized society, citizens can legally protest and use their free speech to demand change. Whether a grievance is with a private citizen, business or person in authority doesn’t matter.

So long as protesters are not breaking the law, fighting for existing civil rights or petitioning for the extension of rights is a valid form of protest. Unfortunately, large and continuous protests can attract counter protesters and law enforcement. When tensions are high, it can lead to a situation where individuals are mistreated according to the law.

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What is a Whistleblower?

We have all heard the term “whistleblower” on the news, but you may not understand just what is involved. Here are some facts about whistleblowing and how it can affect you.

The term whistleblower originates from the whistle a referee uses to signal an infraction in a game. Credit for the term is granted to Ralph Nader in the early 1970s to take the negative connotation away from those who report against wrongdoing. Whistleblowers can be anyone in the private or public sector who have firsthand knowledge of company or government misdeeds. Continue reading “What is a Whistleblower?”

Faulty Medical Equipment Could Put You and Your Loved Ones at Risk

COVID-19 has exposed many shortcomings in the preparedness of the US in light of a pandemic. The novel coronavirus has laid bare the ways the country has failed to place a high importance on safety during a time of mass illness and death. One of the glaring issues at hand is how states are faced with the need to adequately provide hospitals and frontline workers with the appropriate protective gear and necessary equipment. Due to the lack of these materials, many states are forced to purchase equipment and supplies from sources that may not put quality first. Continue reading “Faulty Medical Equipment Could Put You and Your Loved Ones at Risk”

The Fear of Coronavirus Among Corrections Workers

The topic on everyone’s minds is how to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection. This holds true among every group, including those who are incarcerated. The challenge of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among inmates and prison staff is at the forefront of prison systems across the country. How do we protect inmates, and how do we protect the prison staff and their families from contracting and spreading the virus? Continue reading “The Fear of Coronavirus Among Corrections Workers”

What Can I Do About a Breach of Contract?

Contacts Law Augusta GAContracts form the basis of all business relationships. It is virtually impossible, and completely inadvisable, to conduct business without them. But what happens when another party refuses to honor their contract obligations? The Harman Law Firm in Georgia wants you to know your legal options.

Legal Remedies for Breach of Contract

When a party or parties with whom you have a legal, binding contract fail to live up to their part of the bargain, you can file a breach of contract claim in the Georgia courts. Upon the advice of your legal counsel, you may pursue three basic courses of action against the breaching party or parties. Continue reading “What Can I Do About a Breach of Contract?”

Road Rage Lawsuits

Car Accident Atlanta GAWe’ve all spent time out on the road in the Atlanta area, and have seen our share of road rage incidents. Have you ever been a direct victim of this dangerous situation? If so, you may have grounds for a road rage lawsuit.

Road Rage Is A Crime

Road rage is a criminal offense that involves intentional acts to hurt someone. Typically, the offenders’ actions end with traffic accidents, fights, and assault leading to serious injuries. As a result, charges of assault and battery can be filed. Continue reading “Road Rage Lawsuits”

The Difference Between a Summons and a Subpoena

When an Atlanta sheriff deputy comes knocking on your door and hands you an official document, it can make anyone feel a bit anxious. Both a summons and a subpoena notify you of court proceedings, but the meaning of each document is different.

What Is a Summons?

A summons is an official notice of a lawsuit that involves the person named in the document. For instance, if you’re being sued, you need to be properly notified so that you can attend the court hearing that has been scheduled. Continue reading “The Difference Between a Summons and a Subpoena”