Car accidents happen every day in Montana. With winter driving conditions for a large part of the year, and tourists unfamiliar with Montana’s roadways in the summer season, accidents happen. Most of the smaller fender bender type accidents are usually settled out of court and between insurance companies. These are often small amounts of money… read moreThese are the Billings, Montana Assisted Living Facilities with Repeat Violations…
Posted in Nursing Home Abuse on June 21, 2022
Nursing home abuse and neglect is, unfortunately, a prevalent issue in Billings and throughout Montana. Assisted living and nursing home facilities, especially those run “for profit,” can be understaffed and have employees who are not trained/experienced to properly care for residents. The nursing home abuse and neglect attorney at Heenan & Cook evaluate and prosecute… read more7 Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Posted in Nursing Home Abuse on May 30, 2022
Many nursing homes are communities where loved ones can be provided for and kept safe. Unfortunately, our nation’s elders are vulnerable to abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, about 10 percent of all Americans over the age of 60 have experienced some form of abuse. They also report that as many as 5… read moreCPAP Machine Recall Injury Claims: What’s It About and Who Qualifies?
Posted in Personal Injury on May 20, 2022
Philips CPAP Breathing Machines Recalled Over Potential Injuries Philips Respironics has issued a recall for Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices after potential health risks related to lung injury have been identified. The company may be facing multiple lawsuits filed by people who were injured… read moreNo Fee Hike Guarantee – Heenan & Cook, PLLC
Posted in Personal Injury on May 9, 2022
In auto accident and personal injury cases occurring in Montana, most Montana injury lawyers will charge a “contingency fee” instead of charging by the hour. The “contingency fee” is a percentage of the total money the lawyer is able to recover on behalf of the client. If the lawyer recovers nothing, then the client owes… read moreThe Hero’s Journey for a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor
Posted in Sexual Abuse on May 9, 2022
A Former Client Discusses Hiring a Sexual Abuse Lawyer and the Process of Bringing a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit [The below is a condensed version of a Podcast interview between John Heenan and one of his former clients. The full version is available for listening at https://join.wisdom.audio/bAxS] J. Heenan: So, my name’s John Heenan, I’m a… read moreI’m a Lawyer with Deep Roots in Agriculture: Here’s Why I’m Suing the Manufacturers of Paraquat
Posted in News on May 9, 2022
By Joe Cook My background and heritage are in production agriculture across Montana, the Dakotas and Wyoming. I am named after my grandfathers- Joseph Cook and Patrick Goggins- both of whom dedicated their lives to production agriculture. My Montana State FFA and American FFA degrees hang beside my law degree on my office wall. With… read moreWhat Rights do Sexual Abuse Victims in Montana Have?
Posted in Sexual Abuse on May 9, 2022
Many sexual abuse victims in Montana do not realize that there are two parallel tracks for pursuing justice. The first is the criminal prosecution. In a criminal prosecution, the perpetrator of a sex crime is investigated and potentially prosecuted. The outcome of the criminal prosecution is generally related to holding the defendant responsible, which can… read moreHow Much Does an Injury Lawyer Charge in Montana?
Posted in News on April 27, 2022
Whether for a will or divorce or a DUI defense, many lawyers bill by the hour, with good lawyers charging hundreds of dollars per hour. In those instances, only those with the most money can afford to hire the best lawyers. When someone is seriously injured through no fault of their own, they often have… read moreFree Montana Living Will Form
Posted in News on March 28, 2022
We’ve sadly seen too often where someone is seriously injured and didn’t have a living will in place, leaving a spouse, children, or other loved ones to make their best guess at what their injured loved one would want in terms of medical care and treatment. The personal injury attorneys at Heenan & Cook know… read more