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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Texas House To Consider New Dram Shop Insurance Requirements

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The Austin Business Journal reported earlier this month that Texas House Representative Chris Turner has reintroduced a “dram shop” liquor liability insurance law after the death of Abdallah Khader last month.  At 2 years of age, Abdallah was hit by a repeat drunk driver in Arlington Texas and lived the …

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FDA Issues a Cumin Spice Recall

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Fox News is reporting that the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a massive recall on hundreds of products containing the popular spice cumin. Traces of peanut were found in the spice and this can be potentially deadly to those suffering from a peanut allergy.

Cumin spice is …

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Massive Vehicle Air Bag Recalls By Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, BMW, Ford, Mitzubishi, Mazda and Nissan

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a second recall for certain Toyota, Honda and Chrysler vehicles due to defective airbags.   Over 2 million vehicles are covered by this recall.  The companies have been aware of the issues with these air bags accidentally inflating for no apparent reason.

Apparently, …

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