Monthly Archives: February 2007

Link of the Day – Target Heart Rate Calculator

We see far too many cardiac problems in our Social Security disability claimants, and that should make anyone worry about heart health. The HealthAtoZ Web site has a nifty target heart rate calculator that will help you establish your goals for aerobic exercise.

CNN Story On Hardball Auto Insurance Tactics

CNN recently ran an excellent story about the hardball tactics used by Allstate and State Farm to deny fair payments to auto accident victims. You can watch the story here (in two parts). The video portion is pretty bad, but the audio is fine. Please watch this important story. Click twice to start. Part One: […]

Link of the Day – Drunk Driving Articles has a good resource page of articles about drunk driving. Lawyer who represent personal injury clients might find some ideas here for educational pamphlets for your clients. We all need to do what we can to inform the public about the dangers of drunk driving.

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Link of the Day – Elimination Of Architectural Barriers

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is the state’s umbrella occupational regulatory agency, responsible for the regulation of 22 occupations and industries. One of the agency’s many duties is to set and enforce architectural standards dealing with handicap access. You can find tons of information about these standards, and even complaint forms, at the […]

“Deny, Delay, Defend” — Important Story On CNN Tonight

Monday night February 26, 2007, at 9:00 p.m., CNN will rebroadcast on Anderson Cooper 360 the results of the 18 month investigation into the insurance industry’s hardball tactics regarding claims made on auto collisions. This is the description from the CNN Web site: You’ve been hurt in a car accident, but your insurance pays only […]

Link of the Day – American College Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has an excellent resource site for people seeking information about allergy and asthma. These diseases are minor irritants to many, but serious, disabling problems to others. They come up frequently in cases involving Social Security disability. From the site: The ACAAI is a professional association of 4,900 […]

Link of the Day – Medical Pictures And Definitions

Health Pictures is a great site with dozens and dozens of photos, illustrations, and definitions of all kinds of medical conditions. You’ll find everything here from Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm to Yellow Sclera.

Link of the Day – Friday Fun

Do you need something to do while you’re listening to a boring person on the phone? I really like this little dart game.

Link of the Day – Workers’ Compensation Agencies In All 50 States

The North Carolina Industrial Commission maintains a very helpful page that lists the workers’ compensation agencies in all fifty states.

Supreme Court Of The United States – Shielding The Powerful?

The New York Times weighed in today with an editorial warning against the Supreme Court’s decision this week in favor of the Philip Morris cigarette company. The editorial: The Supreme Court’s decision yesterday overturning a nearly $80 million punitive damage award against Philip Morris is a win for corporate wrongdoers. It stretches the Constitution’s guarantee […]

New Report Shows Proposition 12’s Real Impact

The consumer group Texas Watch issued a press release this month that seems to validate the warnings so many of us made before Texas voters fell for the insurance companies’ propaganda and saddled us with the onerous Proposition 12 in 2003. Here is the press release: Underserved Areas Still Struggle to Attract New Doctors, Medical […]

Link of the Day – Network For Good Charity Site

Network for Good is a remarkable Web site where you can donate money or time to more than one million charities. You can also find consumer tips about making donations safely. Here is a description from their site: This is a website where you can give to your favorite charity/charities and have all your donation […]

Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army’s Top Medical Facility

The Washington Post had a long, disturbing article this week about our nation’s veterans being mistreated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The opening paragraphs of the story should encourage you to read the rest of the article. Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan’s room, part of the wall is torn and hangs […]

Link of the Day – Complaint Form At The Texas Department Of Insurance

Do you have a complaint about an auto insurance company? (If you don’t, you’re in the minority.) You can file a complaint form with the Texas Department of Insurance. In our experience, you probably won’t get a great result, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of making your views known.

How Social Security Disability Attorney Fees Are Calculated And Paid

We frequently have potential Social Security disability clients ask us about our fees. This is how we explain things to them. Most Social Security disability attorneys charge the same fees for representing claimants. This is because the Social Security Administration has set a certain standard for attorney fees, and all attorney fees must be approved […]

Tort-Reform Folly

There was an excellent article about "Tort Reform" in the Austin Chronicle a few days ago. It was so good, I’m going to include the entire article here and just hope the newspaper doesn’t find out. Back in 2003, 71-year-old Alvin Berry of Copperas Cove went to the doctor for a routine prostate screening. He […]

Link of the Day – National Institutes Of Health Alzheimer’s Resources

We sometimes see the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on our Social Security disability claimants. The National Institutes of Health has a great deal of information about this tragic disease on their Alzheimer’s page.

Link of the Day – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Pisease (COPD)

Many of our Social Security disability claimants have suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The National Institutes of Health has good information on this debilitating disease at their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease page.

Link of the Day – Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner

The Web site of the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC), whose mission is "…to regulate the credit industry and educate consumers and creditors, thereby producing a fair, lawful, and healthy credit environment for social and economic prosperity in Texas" has links to many of the laws and regulations regarding consumer credit in Texas.