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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

What are the Possible Outcomes of a Board of Nursing Investigation?Feb. 14, 2023

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

The first question my clients have when they are notified of a Minnesota Board of Nursing investigation into their practice is, "Am I going to lose my license?" It's important to know that revocation of a license is just one possible (and rare) outcome, and only comes up in the most extreme circumstances. So,   […]   Read More »

Should I Hire a Nursing License Lawyer if I am Under Investigation by the Minnesota Board of Nursing?Jan. 31, 2023

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

I can't tell you how many times I have been asked this question by prospective clients who call for a consultation after they have been notified by the Minnesota Board of Nursing that their nursing license is under investigation. When you receive allegations from your licensing board, it can be scary, confusing, stressful and create feelings of uncertainty about your future, both professionally and financially. Hiring   […]   Read More »

Keep Identity Thieves at Bay: Protect Your Social Security Number and Accounts Where You Spend MoneyJan. 19, 2023

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Identity theft, a concept that wouldnt even have made sense thirty years ago, is now one of the most pernicious and damaging offenses were at risk for every day, and because its substantially perpetrated over the Internet, the threats come from every corner of the globe. By focusing on key areas of vulnerability and taking steps to minimize your risk, you can increase your chances to avoid the hassle of recovering   […]   Read More »

How Long Will it Take to Get Compensated for Injuries Sustained in a Car Crash?Jan. 3, 2023

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By Melissa Heinlein, Esq.

One of the most challenging things for someone who has been injured in a car crash due to the fault of another is the time it takes to get compensation from the at-fault party. Often times, my clients are not only suffering physically from an injury, but they are also missing work and incurring numerous expenses. As an accident victim, it is important you do your best   […]   Read More »

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