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Court Appointed Special Advocates Breakfast

The KLH law firm attended CASA’s 14th Annual “Speak Up For Children” breakfast on September 23, 2014.  The firm, as well as 500 other attendees, learned more about this independent, non-profit organization. They are in charge of training and supporting volunteers to represent neglected and abused children. In court they are the child’s voice. Out […]

September 23rd, 2014|Community Involvement|

Preventable Medical Mistakes and Government Tracking-Patient Safety

Research shows that 440,000 people are killed every year by preventable medical errors in the U.S. Yet, it is an incredibly difficult task for patients to find out how safe their local hospitals are. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reversed its decision to stop tracking and publicly reporting 8 egregious medicals errors. This […]

September 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

RECALL: Are you using hazardous products?

Nearly everyone is familiar with General Motors’ recalls and we often find out about substantial recalls like the August 2014 voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs due to fatalities.

In fact, hazardous products, including for children, are sometimes recalled in much smaller quantities that don’t make the news.

This week, U.S. Consumer Product Safety […]

September 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Suicide and Death-The Truth

Since Robin Williams died by strangulation, suicide is being talked about once again in a major way.  Sadly, the statistics tell a tale that is horrible in our society. There are approximately 38,000 suicides a year in the US. That is TWICE the number of homicides!  Suicide is one of the top ten causes of […]

September 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles-Deadly, Silent Dangers

It is wonderful that we have “green” cars now. It saves money and time and energy and helps the environment. However, what is not discussed enough is how quiet they are, especially when going under 20 MPH.  This reality means that many people do not hear the vehicles coming and thus are not aware of […]

September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

FOUR CRUCIAL THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN DEALING WITH DOCTORS

1. Elective surgery on a Friday or in the afternoon carries higher mortality and complication rates than earlier in the week or day.

Obviously, if the situation is urgent, you must have it. However, for elective surgery, you always want to consider the timing. Every surgery has risks and complications. On about 4:00 p.m. on Friday, regular […]

September 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|