Posts Tagged ‘US’

I Am Humbled

In the summer of 2012, I visited the West African countries of Liberia and Guinea to investigate a project involving a local school and health clinic.  I came back thinking that I felt more humbled than I would probably ever feel. I was wrong. For the past twelve days, my family has hosted one of…

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First Summer Drowning Of The Year?

I’m in the process of getting organized to help teach a bunch of Boy Scouts about water safety for their swimming merit badge class.  And it appears that the lessons are as important as ever. It’s not even mid-May yet, and Austin has apparently had its first summer drowning.  Earlier this week a 28 year…

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Kids Safety: Kids and Sports – How much is too much?

This morning’s Austin American Statesman ran a great story entitled Kids and Sports: How much is too much? The premise of the article, which was written by a Dallas doctor,  is that kids and parents’ increasing focus on some sports is dangerous for our kids. There are a number of issues.  Kids now are much…

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Auto Accidents: Another Form Of Distracted Driving — Daydreaming

A Friday report in Popular Mechanics reported on the dangers of daydreaming while driving.  The report is based on the Erie Insurance Group’s study of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s database of traffic fatalities.  That study concludes that 62 percent of the traffic fatalities in the US over the last two years have been…

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A Tea Party Leader On Tort Reform

Andrew Cochran keeps a blog dedicated to the 7th Amendment — the amendment guaranteeing US citizens the right to a jury trial in civil cases.  Earlier this month, he had a post quoting Judson Phillips, a leader of the Tea Party movement.  It seems that Mr. Phillips understands the role of the civil justice system…

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More Austin and Texas Trucking Accident Dangers?

Last week, the federal government announced new plans to allow more Mexican trucking companies to have access to US highways.   Other than some limited trials, Mexican trucks have been limited by law to only driving within 25 miles of the US/Mexico border.  But under the new proposal, the trucks could continue on into the United…

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What's The Problem With The Trucking Industry Texting While Driving Ban?

  As many of you know, in January, the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that they would begin  implementing guidelines that banned drivers of commercial vehicles, such as large trucks and buses, from texting while driving.    I didn’t think many people would be opposed to such a regulation. …

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Something A Little Different – A Nationwide Look At I-35 Wrecks

Many of our serious injury cases are the result of car or trucking wrecks on I-35.  Because it’s an interstate, with more cars and trucks traveling at higher rates of speed than typical roads, I-35 has more opportunities for drivers, construction workers, and others to be injured in accidents.  But it’s not a problem that’s limited…

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A Doctor Touting the Benefits of Texas's Medical Malpractice System?

I was watching a local news station last night, and they had a story about medical tourism.  There is apparently a quickly growing trend of people visiting foreign countries (primarily India) to have medical procedures performed.  The procedures are suppposedly much cheaper than the same surgeries here in the US.  I really began paying attention…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #55

Around here the temps are hitting the 80s, and more and more people are out and about in shorts and bathing suits. So it seems appropriate to note the post from the DC Med Mal Blog about a new study that shows skin cancer risks vary according to geography, and the Southern US, not surprisingly,…

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