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England Attempts to Ban Cigarettes

By C. Douglas Weber - July 29, 2014

Cigarette

People smoke cigarettes in England, just as they do in the US.  Their healthcare system is different from ours, however, and this may result in England ultimately adopting a much more radical strategy to eradicate tobacco use than anything...

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Behemoth Insurers

By C. Douglas Weber - July 18, 2014

Insurance Claims

In nearly every case we handle, we are dealing with an insurance company on the other side.  On one hand, that is a good thing – it means that there is someone who can pay for our client’s damages without  having to try to...

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Veterans Deserve Better

By Jeffrey B. Miller - June 30, 2014

American Flag on Wheelchair Honoring Veterans

 
 
After  the most recent revelation that VA officials—particularly those in Phoenix-- destroyed records reflecting the horrible lack of responsiveness to veterans' healthcare, veterans and their families have...

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An excellent way to increase the hourly wage of our...

By Gabriel V. Kory - June 25, 2014

Using Nursing Home Executives' bonuses to increase the hourly wage of nursing home staff is a great idea.

If you’ve visited a lot of nursing homes, as we have, you’ll notice that a lot of the facilities look very much alike. This should be no surprise, as the same small group of people are behind the construction and administration of...

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Tracy Morgan Critical, Comedian Killed, in Collision With...

By Jeffrey B. Miller - June 09, 2014

Morgan Walmart Accident Photo

The serious injuries sustained by comedian Tracy Morgan, along with the death of his writer, underscore the dangers inherent in accidents between 18-wheelers and other vehicles on the road. Truckers are subject to a variety of rules which...

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Motor Vehicle Crashes Cost the U.S. Nearly $1 Trillion/Year

By Teri Rowe - May 30, 2014

Car Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest report on the cost of motor vehicle crashes this week. Its findings:  the total annual cost of motor vehicle crashes, in economic losses and societal harm, came to 871...

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Mickey Rooney: Actor, Entertainer, Elder Abuse Victim

By MWK - April 10, 2014

Young Mickey Rooney

When actor Mickey Rooney died recently at 93, having worked in show business for 80 years, we might have assumed that a Hollywood star of such magnitude would have made a fortune and been able to leave a substantial legacy. We would be wrong....

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Why Fight Arbitration?

By MWK - April 01, 2014

The little guy in arbitration

Our clients sometimes ask us why we almost always fight arbitration agreements, which force people into private arbitration rather than allowing an injured party to have a day in court in front of the jury. There are several reasons, but the two...

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Why Do So Many Cardiac Patients Get Stents? M-O-N-E-Y

By MWK - March 20, 2014

Money and medicine

There are about 700,000 cardiac stent procedures performed in the U.S. each year. This involves the implantation of a tiny metal mesh tube in a coronary artery, ostensibly to relieve a blockage. Well, sometimes. It turns out that tens of...

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Dangerous, Deteriorating Roads – There’s No Cheap Fix

By C. Douglas Weber - February 28, 2014

Dangerous, Deteriorating Roads – There’s No Cheap Fix

America’s road to recovery may face a costly detour due to a fraying transportation network. This past week, President Obama unveiled a proposed $300 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s roads, bridges and rail lines. It is an...

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