Why My Posts Sometimes Include Medical and/or Legal Disclaimers

If you read enough of my posts (actually reading this one gets you two for one), you will come across some posts that have one or both of these disclaimers –

Standard Disclaimer:

I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact proper emergency service personnel.

I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of legal expertise you need.

You can also find both disclaimers in my https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/disclosures-and-disclaimers/ section

I may overuse the disclaimers, but these days better safe than sorry. I do not ever give medical or legal advice on my blog, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), or in person. I will give my personal experiences with legal and medical systems, but those comments are not meant to be taken as anything more than my experiences with the legal or medical systems. I may quote or link to the law or medical laws, rules, regulations, etc., but I don’t give my interpretation of said links or quotes.

I used to work for one county and several federal gencies. I also worked for or volunteered at several medical organizations. In each case, I was told never to get medical or legal advice or my interpretation of whatever rule, regulation, or law I quoted. I would reference the relevant rule, regulation, or law. If they still had questions, I would refer them to a higher authority who would repeat what I said.

As I mentioned here, Why You Shouldn’t Ask For/Give Legal Or Medical Advice, and numerous other posts, I don’t encourage anybody to give medical or legal advice. Even if you are an attorney or qualified medical professional, unless the person asking is your client or patient, you should still avoid giving advice. I follow several bloggers who are lawyers. Most of the time if they give an opinion, they may it clear in the post they are not giving legal advice and they are not your attorney.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's collaborateDealspotr.com
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