FAQs

Q. What kind of cases do you handle?

McShane & Brady, LLC handles all forms of personal injury cases. These include car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and breaches of privacy. If we do not handle your case or think another firm is better suited for your needs we will happily refer your case to one of our colleagues.

Q. What is HIPAA?

The term HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This is a federal procedural statute which requires doctors and hospitals to keep their patients' medical and health information private. The act also provides very specific circumstances and procedures by which the private information may be released.

Typically, a health care provider can only release private health information with the expressed authorization of the patient or an order from a Court.

Q. What can I do if someone sees my medical records that shouldn't?

You should contact an attorney to discuss your options. Your health care provider has a legal duty to keep your records and information confidential. It does not matter whether your records have been released verbally (a health care provider told someone else your private information) or in writing (your records were given to someone else either in written form or by computer access). If your private information has been released without your authorization or a Court order, you may have a cause of action against the health care provider.

Q. Is the initial meeting with you free?

Yes. McShane & Brady, LLC does not charge a fee for a consultation to discuss your potential case. If you have been injured or feel you have been wronged, please call the office and set up and appointment. We are happy to speak with you.

Q. What makes McShane & Brady, LLC different from other law firms?

We focus on helping our clients resolve their problems. McShane & Brady, LLC takes pride in getting to know our clients and working out the best solution for the client. We want we earn your trust and confidence and hopefully make a new friend.

Q. What is the difference between criminal and civil law?

Criminal law is the government's action against a private citizen for the suspension of the citizen's liberty or freedom.

Civil law concerns an injury or dispute between private citizens or businesses. The typical remedy that is being sought in a civil action is money. Civil law involves personal injuries (i.e. car accidents, slip & falls, medical malpractice, and breaches of privacy).