Myths of Tort Reform in the Health Care Industry Dispelled

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While the insurance industry succeeded in convincing legislatures on over half the states that "tort reform" would improve overall health care to the individual care recipients, the notion that doctors would gravitate to practicing "defensive medicine",  prescribing unneeded tests, procedures, and medications to avoid being sued, has been dispelled by a recent major study by the New England Journal of Medicine. They find that tort reform measures specifically designed to insulate emergency room doctors from lawsuits did nothing to reduce the number of expensive tests and procedures those ER … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are In a Car Wreck

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If you are like the majority of the population, you spend a great deal of time in your vehicle. With all of daily commuting to work and/or school, running errands and vacationing, the chances are fairly high that you will be in at least a minor car wreck at some point in your life.  Because of distracted driving due to cell phones, the chances of being in an accident are increasing regardless of how responsibly or defensively you drive.  A car accident can happen at any time, so it is essential to know what to do if you are in a car or truck accident and the importance of contacting either … [Read more...]

Six Things You Hope Truck Drivers Are Not Doing

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When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the consequences can be deadly. Although accidents happen, there are generally causes for these accidents that could have been avoided. A truck and car accident is often fatal, because the size of the commercial truck makes it a more serious threat to other vehicles on the road. Like any type of accident, each truck accident is unique. However, there are several causes of truck accidents that can often be avoided and Springer & Lyle are here to help if you get injured as a result of a negligent truck driver that fails to take proper … [Read more...]

What To Do If You Are Hit By a Drunk Driver

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Each time you get on the road, you take care to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Unfortunately, there are others who do not abide by the same rules as you, so there is always a risk of being involved in a car accident.All too often there are people who endanger all of those who cross their path by drinking and driving. When a drunk driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of their car, they are putting themselves and the lives of all those they come in contact with at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunk driving kills one person every 48 … [Read more...]

Tort Reform in Texas Reduces Likelyhood of Ebola Lawsuits

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As the recent Ebola scare seems to have subsided, we have a rest from the outcries of many onlookers who question the handling of such serious cases and focus on need for astute measures to prevent an outbreak such as is running rampant in west Africa. But it is unlikely that the courts will see any measures take from the effected or the worried onlookers since Texas has enacted strict measures limiting the liability of treatment facilities. Read this article in The Texas Observer, also found in The Guardian, reporting on where we stand in relation to our government and corporate health … [Read more...]

Air Bag Recall Expands as More Lawsuits Appear

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Takata Corp makes airbags used by several auto manufacturers, nine total including Toyota, Honda,  and Chrysler. News of more lawsuits followed Toyota's recall of nearly a quarter-million vehicles and U.S. safety regulators advise drivers to have their airbags replaced as soon as possible. Read the article by Reuter's Ben Klayman posted Tue Oct 21, 2014.   … [Read more...]

Mediation

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Mediation is a powerful tool and a viable option when looking at the expense and time involved with litigation. This method of resolving disputes enables each party to have more control and be more creative in the final outcome of the case. … [Read more...]