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 […]

Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor

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Louisiana, considered by many as one of the most litigious states in the nation, is currently embroiled in a fight to curb deceptive advertising of legal services. A recent study of legal advertising in the state showed that during the second half of 2018, a legal services ad aired every minute on average in local […]

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 […]