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Transvaginal Mesh Implants

By | June 25th, 2012|Categories: General Legal Information, TVM|Tags: , , |

Surgical mesh is a metallic or polymeric screen used by surgeons since the 1950’s to treat a variety of medical conditions, both in men and women. In the 1970’s, gynecologists began using surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women. Then, in the 1990’s, the use of surgical mesh progressed to treat stress [...]

What is a Security?

By | May 8th, 2012|Categories: General Legal Information|Tags: , |

In general terms, a security is defined by statute and can be an agreement or contract between an investor (an individual, a group, or an institution) and an issuer (a corporation or a governmental entity). Issuers create and issue securities or debt in order to raise money to finance their operations. Common types of securities [...]

The Medical Malpractice Labyrinth

By | March 22nd, 2012|Categories: General Legal Information|Tags: , , |

Medical Malpractice “reform” has been a mantra of politicians for years. Texas has all but declared a “state of emergency” to prevent “frivolous” medical malpractice cases. Texans have listened, believed and followed their elected officials. Interestingly, those same officials never talk about the complex process in place, right now, to filter out “frivolous” medical malpractice [...]

What is a Tort?

By | February 14th, 2012|Categories: General Legal Information, Tort, Tort Reform|Tags: , |

Everywhere you turn, you hear: “Tort Reform.” Everybody wants it! Business needs it! Fairness demands it! But what, exactly, is a tort? The answer might surprise you. Texas has two types of law: Criminal law and civil law. Criminal law, as its name implies, deals with violations of the criminal laws of ths State. Violations [...]