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Dental Malpractice: Is there a Case?

TASA ID: 16998

Whether on the defense or the plaintiff’s side in dental malpractice allegations, there are key questions and considerations that underpin the validity of any claim. These include: What is the nature of the injury? Is the injury severe enough to bring litigation? What is the standard of care for the particular circumstances? Was the injury due to a violation of the standard of care? This article was written to help attorneys define the standard of care in dental malpractice cases, more readily evaluate if the standard has been violated and work more productively with their experts.  

What Can a Literary Agent Do for You?

Originally written for the National Non-Fiction Authors Association

TASA ID: 4153

Published with permission. 

Backstory: As publishing companies feel increasing financial pressures and pressure from other media competing for leisure time, dollars, more and more editors are being let go. There is no corresponding diminishment of manuscripts flowing into those companies. Literary Agents serve as a filter for publishers.  Today agents are considered the gatekeepers of the publishing process. Many publishers will not look at a manuscript or proposal unless it arrives with an agent.

Types of Engineering

Choosing The Appropriate Engineering Expert for Your Case

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Do you want your Proctologist doing your Neurosurgery? 
They are both licensed MDs aren't they? 

Do you want your Wills and Trusts Attorney working on your Subrogation case? 
They are both licensed Attorneys aren't they? 

Do you want your Workman's Comp adjuster handling your Large Property Liability loss?
Adjusters are all licensed adjusters aren't they? 

Similar concerns exist among the various professional engineering disciplines and licenses. 
All licensed engineers are the same aren't they?

In a word, No, No, No, and No. 

While there are over 10,000 different types of experts nationally, in California there are 18 types of licensed professional engineers. The main three types are: 

To read the rest of the article, download the PDF below. 

 

Restaurant and Hotel Safety:

Keys to Preventing and Managing Accidents and Incidents

TASA ID: 2534

The pressure to run a successful hospitality operation is greater than ever.  Between rising labor, food and rent costs and an intensely competitive marketplace, owners are finding it tougher to reach a profitable bottom line.  Now add to this the fact that the industry is a popular target in the legal arena with wage, discrimination, harassment and accident lawsuits which can often add up to significant expense for the operator.  For owners to successfully manage this difficult environment, they must operate at a very high and professional level and become proactive in addressing the threats to their business.  In terms of preventing and managing accidents, this means developing and implementing a system of safeguards that minimize exposure. This article will focus on accidents and incidents due to slips and falls, cuts and burns and foreign objects found in food.  The following are keys to creating that system:

PART I: Why Workplace Bullying Is A Serious Problem

By: Lawrence J. Fennelly CPOI, CSSM & Marianna Perry CPP, CPOI

TASA ID: 10544

Workplace bullying is repeated inappropriate behavior, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual’s right to dignity at work.

An isolated incident of the behavior described in this definition may be an affront to dignity at work but as a one off incident is not considered to be bullying.


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