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Google Art Project is another of those sites that isn’t funny, but sure is fun. Google lets you examine masterpieces of art in greater detail than you possibly could in a museum. You can zoom in on any portion of a painting to see the tiniest brush strokes. Fascinating. Check out one of my favorites, […]

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Medical Malpractice Reform Said to Increase US Deficit

Writing for the Huffington Post, Joanne Doroshow of the Center for Justice and Democracy highlighted a March analysis from the Congressional Budget Office determining that savings from malpractice reforms would be minimal. Doroshow argued that reforms imposed by HR 5, which includes a $250,000 noneconomic damage cap will actually increase the US deficit. According to […]

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Iowa Surgical Centers Face Little Oversight

This story is about Iowa, but it should serve as a warning to everyone that when the government does not regulate healthcare providers, there is a chance that patients will suffer. This article ran in the Des Moines Register recently, and is excerpted here: Iowa is home to dozens of outpatient surgical centers, but none […]

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Medicare Data Reveal Top Safety Issues at Texas Hospitals

The Houston Chronicle reports, “Allowing the public to see information about mishaps and errors that occur during a patient’s hospital stay has been a contentious issue for hospital personnel, who believe the public could misread it.” Two reports released this month by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the “first to look strictly […]

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Concern Grows Over Window Blind Safety

I’ve written on this topic many times, as it is a real concern to me. Too many infants die needlessly each year because they get strangled by the cords on window shades or blinds. The New York Times ran a lengthy article recently about this danger. Here are the opening paragraphs. You can read more […]

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Office of National Drug Control Policy Says Congress Should Mandate Painkiller Safety Training

USA Today reports, “To halt prescription drug abuse, the nation’s fast-growing drug problem, Congress must require special training for doctors and other health care workers before they are allowed to prescribe powerful drugs such as OxyContin,” ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that […]

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Friday Fun

This is a cute story about a young lady who quit her job by sending photos to everyone in the office. After you look at all the photos and admire her spunk, be sure to read the rest of the story.

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Study Finds Surgeons’ Skills Decline the Day After Drinking Alcohol

The Los Angeles Times reported there “are no rules on the amount of alcohol a surgeon may (or may not) consume on the eve of a day in the operating room.” A group of researchers designed an experiment to determine the effect of drinking on a surgeon’s drinking the night before they would perform a […]

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Ford Expands Recall of F-150 Trucks Because of Faulty Airbags

The AP reported under regulatory pressure, Ford expanded its recall of the F-150 pickup truck over an “electrical short” than can cause air bags to deploy without a crash. The recall includes 1.2 million trucks largely from model years 2004 and 2005, and some from 2006. Former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator Joan Claybrook […]

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SSA Holds Compassionate Allowance Hearing on Autoimmune Diseases

The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), recently published an article about compassionate allowances by the Social Security Administration for claimants suffering from autoimmune diseases: Impairments that are on SSA’s list of Compassionate Allowances are those that provide almost a 100% guarantee that the person will be found disabled. Individuals with these conditions […]

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Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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