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 […]

86th Session Recap

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The 86th session of the Legislature ended on May 31, but not before lawmakers took important steps to strengthen Texas’ standing as a model for lawsuit reform.  Here’s a look at what passed this legislative session: Deceptive Lawyer Advertising: Sent to the Governor Senate Bill 1189 will require ads for legal services to properly warn […]

A few examples of summertime lawsuits

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You can find plenty of examples for “summertime lawsuits” with a quick online search. You’ll also find advertisements from personal injury lawyers ready to file a wide range of lawsuits. This summer use common sense to avoid being on the receiving end of lawsuit and to think twice before filing a suit. Here are just […]

Stand Up for Summer

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Simple summertime pleasures can be taken away, because of frivolous lawsuits targeting some of our favorite activities. The most common target is a diving board. Many private and public forgo this exhilarating pool accessory due to fear of a lawsuit. Let’s not cancel summer. Frivolous lawsuits cost time and money – even if cases are […]

Jury Service Appreciation Week

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared May 6th – 10th, “Jury Service Appreciation Week.” “The right to trial by jury of our peers is a critical part of our justice system. The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. Texans know […]