Biking: Play! It Safe

Summer is a great time to get outside on your bike and enjoy nature. It is very tempting to throw caution to the wind and live dangerously. Television, movies, video games, and commercials can lure a risk-taking public into pushing the limits. We would like to encourage people to think through all of the consequences prior to embarking on an adventure. There are definitely some risks worth … [Read more...]

Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

There is more research being done on the use of hyperbaric chamber treatments to improve traumatic brain injury outcomes by increasing oxygen concentration. With increased oxygen concentration, the blood increases its capacity (quantity) and capabilities (quality) to carry oxygen, leading to increased oxygen saturation and regeneration of cells. The capabilites are increased due to growth of new … [Read more...]

Perspective on Tort Reform from a Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) released its 8th Annual report documenting what they refer to as "litigation abuses" in order to identify areas where they feel justice does not prevail and then to provide ideas on how to bring balance and accuracy back to the judicial system in these areas. They refer to the litigation abuses as Judicial HellholesĀ®. They claim that in certain areas … [Read more...]

Tort Reform: Not the Fix for Health Care System

In an effort to shift the blame for our country's health care crisis away from private insurers and onto the legal system, proponents of tort reform say there are three reasons for the surge in health care expenses: defensive medicine frivolous lawsuits high malpractice insurance premiums driving doctors out of business The Truth of the Matter: Defensive Medicine Does Not Increase Health … [Read more...]

Minneapolis is the Safest City in America, says Forbes.com

Minneapolis came in as the safest city on the Forbes.com top 10 list. Forbes.com looked at the 40 largest metropolitan areas and used 2008 statistics from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a number of different government agencies in determining the rankings. Minneapolis was in the top 10 in all four categories. Minneapolis tops our list of … [Read more...]