Defense-Law

A 77-year-old grandmother beat the crap out of a guy who tried to rob her. When Winifred Peel attempted to get cash from an ATM in Liverpool, 3 men tried to push her aside and take her money. ‘You’re not having my money, young man,’ she thought, then grabbed one of them by the collar, pulled as hard as she could, bashed his head into the wall 3 times, and scared them off. Source Source 2

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I’m sorry but taken out of context this really looks like Cas’ spent an ungodly amount of time redecorating their cabin and all Dean’s got to say when he’s back is

“but…

…why pink???

State Makes It Legal to Shoot Cops in Self-Defense If They Violate Your Rights

The idea of the law that will allow U.S. citizens to defend themselves from the violent cops is spreading the country. The Indiana State had ruled in favor of such law earlier this year – too many cops act wrongfully and assault innocent people. No wonder that people want to be able to defend their lives and property from police. It’s terrible when the thug in uniform terrorizes you and you cannot do anything to protect yourself.

What the law means actually:      

(i) A person is justified in using reasonable force against a public servant if the person reasonably believes the force is necessary to:

(1) protect the person or a third person from what the person reasonably believes to be the imminent use of unlawful force;

(2) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful entry of or attack on the person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle; or

(3) prevent or terminate the public servant’s unlawful trespass on or criminal interference with property lawfully in the person’s possession, lawfully in possession of a member of the person’s immediate family, or belonging to a person whose property the person has authority to protect

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anonymous asked:

Do doctors really order unnecessary lab tests regularly out of fear of getting sued? I recently read an article claiming some alarming statistic that a lot of the tests performed are done solely out of malpractice fears. That seems so sad, that this system is broken to this extent.

Umm… yeah, we do.

So, remember earlier this year when I found out I got sued? It was because we didn’t do a bunch of labs that, though completely medically unnecessary and against the standard of care, the family thought would have “saved” their loved one from death. 

There are certain things that have become standard out there, and if you don’t order a certain test and you mess up, you WILL get sued. This happens a lot more in the hospital than in the outpatient setting. As a general rule, the sicker the patient is, the more unnecessary tests they get. 

Patient says they have the worse headache of their life? Doesn’t matter that they come to the ER for that same complaint once a week for Dilaudid. They’re getting a CT scan to rule out a bleed.

Patient has burning chest/epigastric pain that is obviously coming from their severe chronic esophagitis? Better get a stress test or a cath just to be sure it’s not their heart. 

We do this stuff ALL the time. One of the things I love about doing medicine overseas is that this burden to CYA is lifted and you can practice medicine in a logical, common sense, prudent way while still treating the patient completely appropriately for their condition. 

But as long as we judge the quality of a doctor’s care by patient satisfaction scores and we allow people to sue for ridiculous things and ask for ungodly sums of money, doctors will continue to practice defensive medicine

There is a point where it gets out of hand though. In my opinion, if you’re draining the system or potentially causing harm to the patient with all your CYA tests, you’ve gone too far. And I think a lot of doctors order tests without talking to the patient first because they assume all patients are litigious, but if you and the patient can come to an agreement not to do an expensive unnecessary workup, then it’s fine. 

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This is a pretty helpful infographic, but like most “know your rights” information out there, it raises more questions than it answers.  

Generally speaking, I tell clients, friends and family that in a police encounter the best thing to do is be respectful and truthful. If you don’t feel like you can tell the truth without getting into trouble or arousing further suspicion, ask if you are free to leave, and if you are told you are not free to leave, inform the officer that you will not be answering any more questions until you have spoken with an attorney.  Then just stand your ground, continue to be respectful and polite but don’t say anything more.

“I’m sorry, officer, I don’t consent to searches,” is a great phrase to have in your back pocket.  And you guys – don’t consent to searches.  Even if you believe you have nothing to hide.

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TX School District Approves Arming Teachers, Even Provides the Handguns
After every mass-shooting that takes place on a school campus, the public asks why educators are not allowed to be armed in order to protect themselves and their students in the event of an attack. One school district is now finally answering that call.