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THERE THEY GO AGAIN!
Corporate Front Group Attacks Texas Jurors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 12/13/06
Contact: Alex Winslow, 512-381-1111, Read More...

AFTER BEING RUN OUT OF 3 STATES, DOCTOR GRANTED REFUGE IN TEXAS: Texas Medical Board Should Repeal License of Dangerous Doctor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 12/05/06
Contact: Alex Winslow, 512-381-1111, Read More...

EVER-RISING INSURANCE RATES
LIKELY HERE TO STAY
By DAVE FEHLING, Houston Metro 11 News, 12/05/06 video
In neighborhoods like this one in northwest Harris County, people are now paying on average nearly $1,400 a year for homeowners insurance -- by far the highest prices charged by insurance companies in the nation. Read More...

 

 

 

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AMERICAN RED CROSS FACES NEW FINE OVER BLOOD SAFETY
By ANDREW BRIDGES, Houston, Chronicle, AP, 11/28/06
WASHINGTON — The American Red Cross is facing another heavy fine over blood-safety violations, bringing penalties against the organization to more than $15 million despite a promise three years ago to fix the problems. Read More...

A CASE THAT SHOOK MEDICINE
How One Man's Rage Over His Daughter's Death Sped Reform of Doctor Training
By BARRON H. LERNER, Washington Post, 11/28/06
Many people have vowed to avenge the untimely death of a relative. Lawyer and journalist Sidney Zion actually did so -- to the benefit of patients and doctors-in-training nationwide. Read More..

STUDIES: HOSPITALS COULD DO MORE TO AVOID INFECTIONS
Poor Hygiene, Operating Room Traffic, Antibiotic Use Are Cited
By CHRISOPHER LEE, Washington Post, 11/21/06
Infections acquired in hospitals, which take a heavy toll on patients, arise mainly from poor hygiene in hospital procedures, not from how sick patients were when they were admitted, according to three new studies. Read More...

WIND INSURANCE BLOWING UP
Increase set at more than 4 percent
By Elizabeth Pierson, Brownsville Herald, 11/21/06
AUSTIN — Insuring a house against hurricane damage in Cameron and Willacy counties is about to become more expensive. Homeowners in coastal counties who buy their insurance through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will pay on average $34 more for their premiums beginning Jan. 1. The Texas Department of Insurance approved the 4.2-percent increase last week. Read More...

RITA WILL HIT THE CAPITOL
By BETH GALLASPY, Beaumont Enterprise, 11/19/06
Heading off some of the fights homeowners faced with insurance companies after Hurricane Rita will be among the priorities of the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature, at least for one Southeast Texas representative. Rep. Joe Deshotel, D-Beaumont, said he wants to clarify when companies must pay additional living expenses if included in homeowners policies. He heard from people who were stranded away from home after evacuating, but could not get their insurance companies to pay for the extra living costs. Read More...

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