Battle of Sexes and Driving

According to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, about 1,470,000 men in the state had active driving privileges in 2010. For women, the number was almost 1,450,000. That’s about a 2 percent difference. A recent study, though, showed that women are far more likely to be involved incar accidents — specifically, two-vehicle crashes — than …

What Do I Do Now?

My workers’ compensation claim has been accepted but the insurance company is denying my medical care, what do I do? …If you have an accepted injury, then the insurance company must provide all medical care which is reasonable and necessary to cure or relieve the injury. Often the insurance company will object to the recommendations …

DUI and Personal Injury

Laws often require a person who is suspected of driving while drunk or using illegal drugs to give a sample of his or her blood or breath for chemical testing purposes. These laws are known as “implied consent” laws, because they provide that any person who operates a motor vehicle has given his or her …

Police Brutality and Smoking

The decision to stop smoking is a huge step toward a healthy lifestyle. Most people who have stopped smoking or have tried to do so agree that it is not an easy habit to break. When Pfizer Inc. introduced its smoking-cessation drug Chantix in the United States in 2006, many smokers who wanted help kicking …

Fatal Combination of Texting and Driving Kills Pedestrian

In our last post, we talked about different teenage driving behaviors including distracted driving and how many people who are killed in car accidents caused by teenage drivers are not in the teenager’s vehicle. In fact, one-third of the people who are killed by teenage drivers are pedestrians, bicyclists, and occupants of other vehicles. Tragically, a teenage …

Corporate Minutes!

IF YOUR COMPANY IS INCORPORATED, DOES IT, AT THE VERY MINIMUM, HAVE A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDERS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR? AND IF IT DOES, DO THE MINUTES OF THESE MEETINGS APPEAR IN THE CORPORATE MINUTE BOOK? Even if you are the sole director, shareholder and hold …

A continued talk on bicycle safety

Last time, we spoke about the tragic death of marathon runner Sally Meyerhoff. The famous marathoner was killed in a bicycle accident in Arizona when she collided with a pickup truck on March 8. Every year more than 700 people are killed in bicycle accidents in the United States. Last time, we used the untimely death of …

Applicable Law

 Hearing procedures for peer review proceedings have been codified in California in the Business and Professions Code Sections 809 et. seq. Ordinarily, a doctor’s failure to possess or exercise the requisite learning or skill can be established only by the testimony of experts. Lawless v. Calaway, 24 Cal.2d 81 (1943) Professional persons are not required …