February 20, 2020

Expungements in Arkansas

In the last legislative session there were, once again, some changes to how expungements are done. The criminal record isn’t actually destroyed. I like to say […]
February 12, 2020

Medical Board Complaints

If you have a medical board complaint you should have an attorney write it for you. A complaint from an attorney carries more weight. If you […]
December 20, 2019

What is EMTALA?

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act was passed while Reagan was in office back in 1986. The goal was to stop hospitals from refusing […]
December 17, 2019

The First Amendment and Social Media

I recently settled a case against the City of Walnut Ridge. The issue was whether or not a citizen’s posts on the city’s police department Facebook […]
December 12, 2019

License Versus Certification

What is the difference between a license and a certification? A license is required by law. Think “L” for Law. A certification is when a non-governmental […]
October 15, 2019

What Dr. Nasser did isn’t exactly assault in Arkansas…

There has been lots of media attention on Dr. Nasser the Olympic gymnast doctor who was molesting young gymnasts. He was “treating” these ladies for different […]
November 11, 2017

You’re In Labor…Should You Sign That Hospital Consent Form?

Hospital consent forms can be intimidating especially when you are asked to sign in between contractions! Some women are bullied into signing. Others say nobody discussed […]
October 1, 2017

Episode 12 – A Lawyer on “State-Sanctioned Rape” of Arkansas Midwifery Clients

In this episode, Cristen speaks with Kesha Chiappinelli, an Arkansas lawyer who represents consumers working for better midwifery regulations.  Right now, for example, the law requires […]
September 20, 2017

New Stricter Regulations Proposed for Arkansas Licensed Midwives

Arkansas Licensed Lay Midwives are regulated by the Arkansas Department of Health. Current rules require mothers to prove they are medically fit to endure a midwife-assisted […]