What is the date this took place, please?
Ben, J.D., R.N.
Where is my answer? Its not here on my email
Im not quite sure what you mean. I wasnt fired so I havent lost my wages but my reputation has been damaged number one, im sure in the back of my managers and directors minds they probably think differently of me. She did lie so that is Slander. She needs to be stopped. Should I hire an attorney. The Civil Trial Advocates that you are talking about are free? Will they do anything to her?
Hi there Leslie,
Nice to hear from you and thanks for writing back.
I apologize for any failing on my part to explain and will try to do a better job here.
In your post, you asked: "Do I have a case to sue her?". I was just trying to outline the way to do so. In other words, just for an analogy, say a patient asks you, "Do I have a fever?". Well, rather than "yes" or "no", the only prudent answer is, "I'll check your temperature and find out". Likewise, here, the only way to ascertain the merits of your case is to have a free screening. It's entirely up to you, of course, but there's no governmental authority or office that will do the job for you, meaning you have to act by seeking legal counsel. And, in speaking of wages, when I had meant was future opportunities. Meaning, say word gets around that you were "drunk on duty". That would be just fatal to future job opportunities, especially for a nurse, and I know from personal experience how hard you've undoubtedly worked to achieve your education and professional stature.
So, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is yes, you should absolutely explore your litigation options with a trial lawyer, at least in my estimation. Whether you choose to act or now, however, I am just so sorry you're even faced with this mess in the first place. You do deserve to be treat appropriately.
Hope that makes sense and that you ultimately see justice accomplished!
One last question. What did you mean by confering with legal counsel completely free of chargeAnd will the non profit american Bar association refer the best lawyer to me for this case. I have dealt with lawyers in the past who really didnt help me at all and were very slow. I am referring to my divorce. I just want someone good. This is very important to me.
Hi again Leslie,
Sure, logical question. Think perhaps of facing the prospect of having to undergo a serious operation. I would want a board certified surgeon in the appropriate specialty if at all possible. That's all I was trying to accomplish with providing the link:
The list you find when you click that link represents a short database out of many thousands of attorneys. In other words, I was hoping to save you a bunch of time and potentially heartache and frustration by searching through telephone listings and so forth. Just like the American Medical Association is a trusted entity, the American Bar Association is held in esteem by the legal community. So, if I were in your shoes, this is where I would turn (the link I provided) to seek help.
I'm signing off for the night, but I want you to know it's truly been a pleasure interacting with you and I'll hold a good thought for everything to go just as smoothly as possible.
Hang in there,
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