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When the Dog Bites

Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 7th, 2009

Each year, approximately four million Americans report dog bites to police and health officials. Most of these bites do not cause much damage and are superficial, but in 2007, thirty-three fatalities were caused by dog maulings.

Houston Daycare Shut Down for Child Endangerment

Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 2nd, 2009

Our sister site, www.daycareabuse.com, broke this story earlier, but it bears repeating - again and again and again:

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that child welfare officials, in an investigation of the home-based daycare due west of Houston, Texas, found several children locked in an outdoor storage shed, amidst gasoline, insecticides, lawnmowers and other outdoor equipment. The investigation was initiated after a concerned citizen reported too many children at the facility on Wednesday afternoon.

"Talk and Die Syndrome" - Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 1st, 2009

Although nothing has been confirmed, it appears as though prominent pitchman Billy Mays from symptoms linking to a traumatic brain injury. If confirmed, this will be the second case of TBI to have led to the death of a famous personality.

June Newsletter 2009

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 26th, 2009

Contact the Rasansky Law Firm | Representing Clients Across Texas & the Southwest

Guidelines for Nursing Home Care

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 24th, 2009

Medicare is implementing a new format to combat nursing home abuse, developing new and creative ways to improve nursing home management. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new guidance for nursing home surveyors on June 19, 2009. This new guidance further defines and describes several important dimensions of care to help improve nursing home residents? quality of life and environment.

Hot Fun in the Summertime: Ways to Beat the Heat

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 23rd, 2009

It is finally here.

This week, Dallas-Fort Worth, along with the rest of Texas, will begin to experience the severe heat of the summer: triple digits. 100 degrees is finally upon us, and I can already feel myself sweating. [Edit: it's official - at 3:13pm, DFW Airport registered 100 degrees.]

To beat the heat, here are some basic tips and strategies you can utilize throughout the day. If you or your child is in the heat for a large portion of the day, you should be very careful and follow these basic instructions.

Car Wrecks & Negligence on the Tollway - But Not by Drivers

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 22nd, 2009

It's happened again.

And we're sick of it.

Early Sunday morning, a 27 year old male by the name of Matthew drove more than ten miles (ten miles!) in the wrong direction down the North Dallas Tollway.

Zicam Recall, Drug Safety, and the Definition of Erroneous

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 19th, 2009

This story about the Zicam recall and investigation just gets better and better. And if we weren't involved in representing clients harmed by Zicam, we'd be popping popcorn, grabbing some Junior Mints, and watching the show.

Today, the executives at Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. released a statement defending its product Zicam against increased scrutiny from the FDA. States William Hemelt, Acting President and COO:

Zicam, Homeopathic Remedies, and You: How to Protect Yourself

Submitted by Anonymous on Jun 16th, 2009

Another legal battle is quickly heating up.

The FDA announced this morning a product recall of Zicam nasal spray due to the amount of zinc in the drug. Zinc has been shown to damage olfactory nerves and continued use of the product may lead to loss of smell and other nerve damage. (We're foodies here in the office - losing a sense of smell results in losing a sense of taste and none of us in the office are willing to sacrifice taste for a possible cold remedy.)

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