Should I Bring My Young Child Along to the Dog Park?Aug. 22, 2023

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Things to Consider Before Bringing Young Children to the Dog Park

By Priscilla Lord, Esq.

Just like Minnesota has some of the most beautiful state parks and trails, the Twin Cities and surrounding areas have some excellent dog parks. I know there are plenty of tough Minnesotans out there who take their pups to the parks all winter long, but for many of us (including   […]   Read More »

5 Factors for Considering the Worth of Your Injury CaseAug. 8, 2023

Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

After getting hurt in a car accident or other incident where another person or party caused it, you can work with your Minneapolis injury lawyer to get financially compensated. One of the most common types of payments that people receive in these cases is for compensatory damages. This means that the court will award you the monetary amount needed to make you whole once again, or as much as possible. To   […]   Read More »

I am a Nurse Accused of Drug Diversion by the Minnesota Board of Nursing: What Should I Do?Jul. 25, 2023

Drug Diversion Nurse Accused

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Drug overdose is currently the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, deaths from opioid overdose (this includes deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin) have more than quadrupled over the last 15 years. In 2015, 572 deaths due to drug overdose were recorded in Minnesota alone. As a nurse attorney that represents nurses and other licensed professionals before   […]   Read More »

How Do I Manage the Stress of Being Investigated by the Minnesota Professional Licensing Board?Jul. 11, 2023

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Managing Stress During a Professional License Defense Investigation in Minnesota

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

As a professional license defense attorney, I understand the immense stress that comes with being investigated by your Minnesota professional licensing board. It can feel as if your entire career is hanging in the balance. However, there are ways to manage this stress and navigate the process of a professional license   […]   Read More »

The Four Most Commonly Asked Questions from People Who Have Suffered a Dog BiteMay. 16, 2023

dog bite lawyer By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Did you know that approximately 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the U.S.? Although dogs are often viewed as mans best friend, they can also be dangerous animals. If you or a loved one has   […]   Read More »

How Do I Manage the Stress of Being Investigated by my Minnesota Professional Licensing Board?Apr. 25, 2023

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

As a license defense attorney, I understand that being investigated by your professional licensing board is a stressful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It may feel like your entire career and livelihood are on the line. However, there are steps you can take to manage the stress and uncertainty that comes with this process. In this blog post, I offer some tips on how   […]   Read More »

Should I Obtain Professional Liability Insurance?Apr. 11, 2023

Medical Professionals

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

I am amazed at how few licensed nurses, social workers, and other licensed professionals obtain and carry a personal professional liability insurance policy. If you are wondering about whether obtaining your own professional liability insurance is worth it, the answer is always a resounding YES! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions I hear as a professional license defense attorney.

Doesn't my employer   […]   Read More »

Why is My Practice Under Investigation by the Minnesota Board of Nursing?Mar. 30, 2023

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Three Things to Know if your Medical Practice is Under Investigation

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

As a Minnesota nurse license lawyer, my clients often ask me why they are being investigated by their licensing board. Many people don't realize that Minnesota licensing boards are complaint-driven. In other words, your licensing board does not go out looking for improper behavior on its own. Rather, your board relies on others   […]   Read More »

Who is Responsible if I'm Bitten by a Dog? Mar. 24, 2023

Dog Bite Personal Injury Lawyer

Three Things to Know About a Personal Injury from Dog Bites

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

When temps rise above freezing, Minnesotans and their pups love to get outside for some much-needed fresh air. Our beloved dog parks will soon be a furry frenzy. With the joy of the changing seasons, however, there comes a spike in dog attacks.

A dog bite is probably the first thing that comes to your mind,   […]   Read More »

Five Things NOT to Do if You are in a Car AccidentFeb. 28, 2023

Car accident what to do

By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

Over the past 10 years I have represented many people in car accident injuries. Sometimes the best way to learn is by taking lessons from the past mistakes of others. Through my experience as a personal injury attorney in Minnesota, I have developed a top 5 list of things NOT to do if you are in an automobile collision. I would like to share these tips with   […]   Read More »

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