Posts Tagged ‘ER’

The Vulnerably Housed and Homeless Suffer Increased Risk of TBI

Typically, traumatic brain injury (TBI) coverage focuses on those involved in contact sports and on military veterans. However, TBI also seriously affects vulnerably housed individuals and the homeless. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation recently featured a study arguing that the homeless who suffer TBI have a strong, negative impact on public expenses. Homeless and unsafely…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #45

The big story of the week here in Austin is Texas Supreme Court justice David Medina being indicted for arson yesterday. After the indictment was handed down, the Harris County (Houston) DA, who himself is in hot water and may be forced to resign, plans to ask that the indictments be dismissed. Apparently, the grand…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #44

This is an abbreviated, trial version of the round up. First, tort “reform” and lawyers behaving badly… The Chungs have become the new favorites of the tort-reform movement. On the other side, Kia Franklin at TortDeform has Glenn Beck’s ER horror story. New Jersey has voted to allow emotional harm in wrongful death suits. (Via…

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Medical Malpractice and "Defensive" Medicine

An anonymous Texas ER doc has a blog post discussing the medical malpractice story of Christopher Jones. Mr. Jones, 33, arrived at a Los Angeles area emergency room complaining of chest pains, where he was told to sit down and wait his turn. After more than three hours, he got up, walked outside, collapsed and…

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