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Are You Unsure of What to Expect in Your Personal Injury Claim? Our Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Give You Helpful Tips in Their Blog. We will also be posting other helpful information on medical, legal, and social issues of interest.

The Girards Law Firm team understands the confusion you face as you move forward with your personal injury or wrongful death claim. With regular updates to this blog, you can stay informed and get the helpful advice you need.  We will also be posting here other helpful information on medical, legal, and social issues to keep you informed.


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5/18/2013
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NHTSA Guidelines to Reduce Driving Distractions Published. Read Federal Register here.

Visual-manual devices that distract drivers are subject of new guidelines.

Category: Trucking Collisions

5/17/2013
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Global Iniative Asthma Guidelines have been updated. Read update here.

Proper management of asthma has become more important in the last 20 years as diagnosis skyrockets.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/16/2013
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Spoliation Letter form for Trucking Collisions available at Girards Law Firm website.

Preservation of evidence is critical in the hours and days following a heavy truck collision. Download form here.

Category: Trucking Collisions

5/16/2013
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Common Back Injuries in Texas Car Crashes

The car crash attorneys at Girards Law discuss some of the most common back injuries people experience in auto accidents.

Category: Car Crashes

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5/15/2013
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Compounding Pharmacy collected Patient Names to Mislead Regulators. Read Article Here.

Pharmacy prohibited from selling drugs in bulk so it collected random patient names.

Category: Compounding Pharmacy

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5/14/2013
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Legislation Pending to prevent increase in Truck Size and Destruction of Highways. Read article here.

Recent Workshop in DC brings Truck Safety Advocates and Congress together on safety issues

Category: Trucking Collisions

5/13/2013
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Which North Texas Hospitals receive "D" or "F" by Leapfrog Group? Read scores by clicking here.

5 North Texas Hospitals receive "D" or "F." Some hospitals in Oklahoma and Arkansas scoring "C" and "D"s.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/12/2013
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What does your hospital Charge for Inpatient Care? Database available here.

Data from CMS available here to compare hospital in-patient charges.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/11/2013
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Robotic Surgery Trial Reveals Dangers

Jury trial shows danger where marketing, technology, and patient safety collide

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/10/2013
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Federal Commission Trucking Regulations – How Big Is Too Big?

If you were injured in a trucking collision, you may be entitled to compensation if the truck did not meet federal size regulations.

Category: Trucking Collisions

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5/9/2013
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Hospital Mistakes to be Stripped from CMS database. Read article here.

Patient Safety Advocates Cry Foul. Data to be removed in July.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/8/2013
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UT Southwestern rolls out Patient Safety Data website. Find link here.

Open healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Data is critical to move away from hospital secrecy.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/7/2013
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Fentanyl Patches Still Source of Preventable Deaths. Read article here.

Preventable deaths still occurring despite years of warnings by safety organizations.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/6/2013
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Be Informed: Testosterone Replacement Increases Vardiovascular Events in Men. Read Abstract and Patient Handout Here.

Testosterone Replacement can be dangerous according to New Study. Abstract and a Patient Handout from U Wisc available here.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/5/2013
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Oklahoma Hospital Stats available here.

Oklahoma Hospital Stats available here.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/4/2013
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Texas Hospital Statistics are available here.

Texas Hospital Statistics are available here.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/3/2013
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Tingling Sensations after a Truck Collision Are Not Normal

Visit a doctor immediately if you are feeling a tingling sensation in your limbs after a truck accident.

Category: Trucking Collisions

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5/3/2013
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Arkansas Hospital Statistics Summary available here.

Hospital stats important for determining suitability of expert testimony in Arkansas malpractice cases

Category: Medical Malpractice

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5/2/2013
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Be Informed: Many Lipsticks Contain Carcinogens. Read Study Here.

Lipsticks may contain titanium, aluminum, manganese, cadmium, and chromium.

Category: General

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5/1/2013
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Consensus Statement Issued on Communicating Urgent or Unexpected Pathology Results. Read it Here.

Patient may get injured when Pathologists fail to report Urgent or Unexpected Pathology Results.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/30/2013
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AHA Says More than One-Third of Stroke Patients Fail to Use EMS. Read Abstract Here.

EMS Services are quickest way into medical services but younger patients and minorities often fail to use it.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/30/2013
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Tenet Reports $274 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for First Quarter. Read Tenet Press Release Here.

Tenet Reports $274 Million of Adjusted EBITDA for First Quarter

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/30/2013
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VerioIQ OneTouch Blood Glucose Meters by LifeScan defective. Read Recall Notice Here.

Meters may not display extremely high blood glucose placing patients at risk of death.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/28/2013
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Drug Manufacturer Paid Illegal Kickbacks. Read Complaint by US Government Here.

Novartis paid Illegal Kickbacks to pharmacies to switch patients to drug Myfortic for transplant patients

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/27/2013
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Be Informed: Hospitals report only 1% of Adverse Events according to OIG. Read Report Here.

The US Office of the Inspector General reports that only 1% of adverse events that occur in hospitals are reported.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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