CONSUMER ALERT: Hoosiers Should Follow Precautions When Embarking On Home-Improvement Projects

first_imgTake your time. Don’t let anyone rush your decision. Keep all records related to your project. This includes any contracts, receipts, warranties and correspondence (including texts and emails). If a contractor does not complete the work agreed upon, consider filing a complaint with the Attorney General.In addition to the above tips, the Indiana Home Improvement Contracts Act requires home improvement contracts exceeding $150 to be in writing. The contract must also contain certain information, including contact information for the home improvement supplier; a description of the work to be done; the approximate starting and completion dates for the work; a statement of contingencies that may change the completion date; and the contract price.This Friday is Consumer Protection Day at the Indiana State Fair, sponsored by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Fairgoers are invited to stop by our booth to say hello, talk about consumer issues and check to see whether they have unclaimed property. Staff members will also be distributing helpful information throughout the fairgrounds.As always, consumers who believe they are the victims of scam attempts are asked to report them to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-800-382-5516 or going online at and clicking the “File a Complaint” box at the bottom of the page.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Don’t assume a flyer or ad makes a contractor reliable. Individuals and companies engaging in outdoor home improvement frequently leave flyers and advertisements on consumers’ doors or mailboxes. Hoosiers Should Follow Precautions When Embarking On Home-Improvement ProjectsThe Office of the Attorney General has received multiple complaints this summer about home-improvement contractors. As Hoosiers consider tackling home-improvement projects during the remainder of the warm-weather months, they should follow these tips:Always insist on a contract. This is the first step to ensuring you and any contractor are on the same page as to the scope of work and price for the project. Never pay for the entire project before work begins. Any payments should be tied to the completion of specific items from the contract. Do your research. Ask friends, family, and neighbors for any information on a contractor before you use them. Consider contacting the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for complaint information on contractors you are considering.last_img read more


first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has confirmed a meeting will be held next week to discuss cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital.Letterkenny General HospitalMinister of State McHugh TD said there have been a lot of questions raised over the past few weeks regarding the Cancer Care Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital and the services provided by the excellent staff at the hospital.He added that he has been continuously raised this matter and have received numerous reassurances that there is continued support for the service. “I have called for a working meeting to take place between all relevant stakeholders to discuss the matter.“I can confirm this meeting is taking place next Friday, 27 February, facilitated by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s office, and attending the meeting will be officials from the Minister’s office, senior representatives of the Saolta Group, Letterkenny General Hospital, and the National Cancer Control Programme.“On the Agenda for discussion will be the continued cancer care services at the hospital, the challenges currently facing the staff, best use of resources, addressing waiting times and future plans for the service.“I will also be raising the €19Million investment at Altanagalvin Hospital and how we can look at a coordination between the two hospitals to ensure that patients can avail of the best and quickest quality of care in the long-term.” The Minister addd he had a very positive conversation with Maurice Power, CEO of the Saolta group yesterday, where he outlined that they are totally committed to Letterkenny General Hospital.“I have previously asked that they look at building in a review regarding a second consultant at the hospital, dependent on numbers and this is something I intend on raising at the meeting,” added Minister McHugh.Mr Power confirmed that ‘The Saolta University Health Care Group are committed to maintaining the service at LGH’. Furthermore, ‘all necessary steps will be put in place to ensure that any impact on patients is minimised’.“Additionally, I have requested the Minister’s officials meet with a number of groups representing people affected by cancer to have their concerns raised and I am happy to confirm that these will be going ahead next week also.”MAJOR MEETING NEXT WEEK ON FUTURE OF CANCER SERVICES AT HOSPITAL was last modified: February 20th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerLetterkenny Genral HospitalMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more