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“Never events” and why they happen

Serious medical errors in North Chesterfield, Virginia, are often called "never events," or medical malpractice events that are preventable and should never happen. Since many never events go unreported, it is hard to determine the exact number, but they can still...

The most misdiagnosed cancers

Medical malpractice occurs when doctors in Virginia and around the country fail to follow a basic treatment protocol with harm being caused to a patient. Cancer is the most misdiagnosed conditions, with a rate of 1 in 71 misdiagnosed cases according to statistics....

Can Virginia police lie during interrogation?

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on multiple occasions that police officers' duty to uncover criminal behavior can include lying to those being questioned. This is a primary reason that anyone speaking to Virginia police about potential criminal activity should say as...

How are retirement accounts divided in a divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you might need to divide one or more retirement accounts. This can be a complex process. Since Virginia is an equitable distribution state, these accounts might not be divided 50/50. The value of the plan First, you need to consider how...

Should you live with your spouse before marriage?

It's tempting to think that living with your partner prior to getting married may increase your chances of avoiding divorce. However, statistically speaking, Virginia couples who cohabitate may actually be more likely to divorce a year after their weddings take place....

Can financial disagreements lead to divorce?

A surprising 48% of married or cohabitating Americans say that they argue about money. Most money-related arguments are about spending habits. About 60% of people say that their partners either spend too much money or are too frugal. Couples may also argue about how...

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