Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Is the Doctor or Hospital Liable?
When a physician or health care provider breaches the standards of care in the medical industry, patients can suffer the consequences. Medical malpractice refers to the failure to uphold a standard of care, resulting in injury or harm to a patient. The injured patient may have grounds to hold a doctor and/or hospital liable, or… read more
Lake Calhoun Name Change Up for Legal Debate in Minnesota Appeals Court
In the Land of 10,000 lakes, one has caused great controversy: Lake Calhoun. Minnesota residents and legislators are currently engaged in a heated debate about what the new name of the lake should be, after a Minnesota court of appeals ruled that a state agency’s change to “Lake Bde Maka Ska” was against the law…. read more
When Is it Considered Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence in the health care industry. Medical malpractice can cause serious and even fatal patient injuries. It is a type of mistake or misconduct that would not occur under the care of reasonable and prudent physicians and hospitals. As the victim of alleged medical malpractice, you have the right to… read more
Minnesota Senate Closes Marital Rape Loophole
In April 2019, the Minnesota Senate took a unanimous vote to close a loophole in the state law that made it impossible to file rape charges against one spouse within a marital relationship. Prior to the new vote, a spouse could not press charges against another spouse for alleged rape if the couple was married…. read more
Should a City Be Responsible for the Safety Against Gun Violence?
Gun violence has been a growing concern in America over the last several years. Although the firearm crime rate has dropped over the past decade, gun violence in the U.S. still kills more than 100 people in the country every day. Gun violence in schools, concerts, clubs, churches, and other public places have led to… read more
Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana: Minnesota DWI Laws You Should Know
While medical marijuana is a legal substance in Minnesota, driving while under the influence of this drug is not legal. A person can receive a driving while impaired charge if he or she drives under the influence of marijuana or another controlled substance that can impact his or her brain, muscles, or nervous system. Avoid… read more
Thinking of Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim? 3 Ways to Know You Have a Strong Case
Have you suffered injuries in an accident that you did not cause? You may be able to collect financial compensation through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. However, some Mankato personal injury claims are stronger than others. If you have any of the following features in your case, you may have a strong chance… read more
Veterans Stand Behind Considine’s Bill, Pushing for Easier Access to Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana can have numerous benefits for many patients throughout Minnesota, but many people have limited access to this substance. One vulnerable group fighting for greater access to medical marijuana is our veterans – cannabis can greatly relieve many mental conditions that veterans experience, including pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder. Considine’s Bill, sponsored by… read more
Knutson + Casey Files Lawsuit Challenging Medical Marijuana Use for Parolees
According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, former inmates on parole cannot consume medical marijuana even if they have a doctor’s prescription – even though medical marijuana is legal in the state of Minnesota and many patients rely on this medication to relieve medical conditions. The Mankato law firm Knutson + Casey is filing a… read more
Can I Take a Rapist to Court Even After They’re Convicted?
Sexual assault is a heinous crime that often has a lasting impact throughout a victim’s life, from lasting mental health issues to therapy costs and feelings of embarrassment and shame. Victims can seek justice for their assault through a criminal prosecution, but this might not be enough to provide a sense of resolution. In these… read more