Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens Legal Representation in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
507-218-2392

Rochester Law Blog

Common Workplace Hazards for Health Care Professionals

No matter how many precautions they take, health care professionals face several hazards on a daily basis while doing their job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 56,000 work-related illnesses and injuries in U.S. hospitals in 2013. Here is some information about the most common workplace hazards for health care professionals.

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens

Syngenta Litigation Update: The Case has a Pending Settlement

The Syngenta MIR 162 Corn Litigation has a pending settlement. The settlement, which must be approved by the court, will establish a fund for the submission of claims by eligible claimants who contracted to price corn or corn byproducts after September 15, 2013.

Criminal Damage to Property Charge Dismissed

On Friday, the Olmsted County Attorney's Office dismissed a criminal damage to property charge against one of Attorney Grant Borgen's clients. A jury trial was set to begin this morning, but the Olmsted County Attorney's Office informed Mr. Borgen on Friday that it would not be going forward with the case. This is a great result for the client, who vehemently denied any wrongdoing in this case.

Annual Holiday Party

We mixed things up this year at the annual Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens holiday party. Rather than exchanging gifts with one another, we pooled money to be donated to two charities. The charities were selected by our staff. We are proud to donate $285 to Women's Minnesota Teen Challenge and $250 to Season's Hospice. Happy holidays!

Breaking Down the Sentencing Phase of a Minnesota Criminal Case

In Minnesota, if you plead guilty or are found guilty of a criminal offense, you will have a sentencing hearing where a judge will impose consequences as a result of your criminal behavior. There are a lot of confusing terms that are thrown around during the sentencing phase of criminal case. This blog attempts to break down these terms.

Civil Forfeiture Laws Remain Controversial in Minnesota

Minnesota law allows law enforcement agencies to seize property in a wide range of alleged criminal investigations. That may seem obvious, as property is often evidence that prosecutors intend to use to pursue a conviction. However, there is another side to some seizures. Each year, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors seize cars, cash, computer equipment and other assets under Minnesota asset forfeiture laws.

These procedures have been controversial, and lawmakers have taken several stabs at reforming the state's civil asset forfeiture statutes since 2010. The largest friction point is that the proceeds from any civil asset forfeiture procedure are split between the state government and local agencies. Local police and the county attorney's office, each get a share of the proceeds. However, civil forfeitures have remained fairly steady since 2010.

Rochester Man Acquitted of Rape Charges

On Friday, an Olmsted County jury acquitted Rochester resident Oddie Oker of rape and burglary charges. The State of Minnesota accused Oker of breaking into an acquaintance's residence and committing a brutal sexual assault.

Client Sees the Return of Forfeited Motorcycle

As discussed in a recent blog, certain criminal activity carries with it collateral consequences. A DWI will result in your license being revoked. Certain sex offenses may require registration as a sex offender. Certain felonies and crimes of violence will result in a loss of firearm privileges. Some criminal activity will also result in the forfeiture of property.

The Slowly Developing work Injury Related To Repetitive Strains

Not all work-related injuries are linked to a single distinct event, such as an accident. The daily grind of many jobs may lead to a cumulative stress injury that can be debilitating. Many people may have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common repetitive strain injury in today's workforce. However, repetitive stress injuries can affect many areas of the neck, back, shoulders and limbs.

Cumulative strains are the leading cause of injury in the workforce, according to the Department of Labor. What is more profound is that government officials say that workers who suffer from repetitive motion injuries may miss more work due to the injury than other types of workplace injuries. 

A Criminal Conviction May Result in a Loss of Firearm Privileges

Some criminal activity carries with it collateral consequences. For example, a DWI/DUI arrest will result in your license being revoked. A drug bust may result in your money or property being forfeited. Certain sex offenses require you to register as a sex offender.

Email us for a response

Stray Voltage Litigation

Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens has represented many farmers suffering from stray voltage. We understand the law and the science and know how to take on large utilities in the courts.

Location Map

Contact Our Firm Today For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • MSBA | Minnesota State Bar Association

Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens
300 3rd Avenue SE, Suite 305
Rochester, MN 55904

Phone: 507-218-2392
Rochester Law Office Map

Office

We welcome your feedback regarding our services.

 VISA | MasterCard | Discover