Surprising Sumertime Injuries

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The pleasant weather and summer are here again! Summertime evokes thoughts of enjoyable days spent out of doors, diving into swimming pools, and picnics of BBQ and corn on the cob. For most people, summertime is their most favorite time of the year filled with great memories and fun.

Unfortunately, …

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Giving Birth to Multiples Increases Risks of Complications

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As reported by Fox News recently, a Houston area woman gave birth to the only set of all female quintuplets in the United States.  Born at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, the five little girls arrived on April 8th at 4:41 p.m. via cesarean section. It took mother Danielle …

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Surviving an Apartment Complex Fire

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The Houston area was hit hard recently by hail, high winds and dangerous storms. One particularly nasty storm produced strong lightening in the Harris County region. Residents of an apartment complex in the area were shocked when a lightning strike from this storm sparked a large fire in their building, …

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No Telemedicine In Texas?

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TexasBarToday_TopTen_Badge_SmallThe World Wide Web has, without a doubt, made the world a smaller place.  The free exchange of information has opened doors to cross-state and cross-border sales of goods and services.  It only makes sense that the service industry would take advantage of this access to a whole world of …

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Distracted Teen Drivers and Cell Phones

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The AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety (AAA-FTS) has published a very sobering report this week – teen drivers are even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought.

The AAA-FTS analyzed in-vehicle event recorders in 1,691 moderate-to-severe vehicle accidents between August of 2007 and July of 2013 involving drivers ages …

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Protecting Yourself From “Superbugs”

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Hospitals are where we go to get treatment and recover from various ailments and diseases.  We think of hospitals as safe places where the thing that is causing us harm will be removed.

Unfortunately, all too often hospitals can also be the source of our infection and injury; the place …

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News Report Shows Consequences of Driving Drunk In Houston

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KHOU.com is reporting this week that a Houston man will spend the next 50 years in jail after driving drunk and killing a family of 5, including 3 children.   One 16-year-old girl, Stephanie Guzman, survived the crash only to wake up from a coma and discover the rest of her …

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Questions and Answers About Medical Malpractice Claims in Texas

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There are very few people we simply just trust without questions in our lives. When it comes to our relationships with our doctors, we assume they always know best.  But we all make mistakes even doctors. Unfortunately, when adoctor makes a mistake it can truly be a life or death …

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Evidence of Seat Belt Use or Non-Use Now Admissible in Texas

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For the past 40 years, the law in Texas has held that evidence of whether or not the plaintiff in acar accident case was wearing a seat belt is inadmissible at trial. However, last month the Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Nabor Wells Service, Ltd. v. Romero,

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Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable

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With the prevalence of public service messages about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, you would expect the general public to get the message. Unfortunately, far too many drivers are still willing to gamble their lives, as well as the lives of others, by drinking and driving. …

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