Ringing in the New Year Without a Lawsuit

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As Texans prepare to celebrate the holidays at office parties and social gatherings, it’s important for party hosts to keep liability in mind as they plan celebrations especially those that involve alcohol. Partygoers should be encouraged to take personal responsibility for their own actions as a way to curb lawsuit abuse this holiday season. Following […]

Judicial Hellholes 2019-2020 Report

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The 2019-2020 Judicial Hellholes report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) is out! The report identifies areas of the country where lawsuit abuse is rampant and justice is not evenly applied.   While questionable legal practices and junk lawsuits continue to be a problem in Texas, our state’s work to shed its reputation as the […]

Say “Boo” to Lawsuits

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Halloween – a time for creepy crawlers, ghosts, witches and things that go “boo” in the night. But there is more to this fun holiday than meets the eye.  While you are trying to decide what costume to wear and what party to attend, some personal injury lawyers may be gearing up for ways to […]

Personal Injury Lawyer Ads Plaguing Consumers: Texas Responds

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Personal injury lawyer advertising continues to raise eyebrows across the United States. A new study examines how Philadelphia personal injury lawyers continue to unleash legal services ads on that city’s consumers. The problem isn’t limited to the East Coast, as Texans, too, have seen in recent years. Personal injury lawyer ads with terms such as […]

Texas Lawsuit Reforms Attract New Physicians

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Since Texas voters approved medical liability reforms 16 years ago, the number of new doctors practicing in the state has grown significantly.  Read more from the Texas Alliance for Patient Access:    TEXAS LICENSES A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW PHYSICIANS AT THE 16-YEAR MARK OF LIABILITY REFORMS The Texas Medical Board licensed a record 4,760 new […]

Stopping Lawsuit Abuse Starts With You!

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September 30 through October 4 marks 2019 Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week in Texas (LAAW) and across the country. This effort puts a spotlight on abusive lawsuits and questionable legal practices – and to educate Texans on the cost lawsuit abuse imposes on all of us. LAAW also focuses on personal responsibility and reminds each of […]

Texas Legislature Making Strides to Protect Patients

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As a physician, I strive to communicate openly and transparently with my patients. Building trust is a critical component in any treatment protocol – whether patients are navigating a life-threatening or debilitating illness, or one that is persistent and chronic. Too many times, however, trust in the doctor-patient relationship erodes when a patient sees or […]

Legal Consumer Guide

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You’ve heard the old adage that nothing in life is free, and it especially applies when discussing the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse.  After all, the fallout from questionable legal practices and lawsuits affects each and every one of us.  For example – take a look at health care.  For far too long, some […]

Louisiana: Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor

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The Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 1187 by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham – a measure aimed at reining in deceptive legal advertising. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the legislation will take effect on Sept. 1, 2019, and will require legal advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed […]

Oklahoma Lands Spot as Judicial Hellhole

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Today, the American Tort Reform Association made a midyear addition to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and announced that Oklahoma has been added to the “Judicial Hellholes” list. The announcement comes amid a year fraught with litigation from the state attorney general, liability-expanding decisions from the state’s highest court and failure on the legislature’s part […]