Med Mal Damages Caps Hurt Safety

The Center for Justice has released its findings on the effectiveness of damages caps on medical malpractice claims. The study found “consistent evidence that patient safety generally falls” after caps are passed. Five states that enacted caps during the last “hard” insurance market (2003 to 2005) where standard Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) were also available […]

November 25 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Tis the Season to Avoid Potholes

Officials have closed the center and right lanes of Interstate 70 eastbound in Wheat Ridge after a pothole developed on Wednesday morning that has flattened many motorists’ tires. The closure happened about 6:30 a.m. near 32nd Avenue, according to police. Television news helicopter filmed drivers stopped just past the pothole, fixing their flats on the […]

November 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Concentrated Laundry Detergent Too Enticing

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets resulted in more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years. The new study shows 144 had eye injuries, 30 went into comas and 12 had seizures. The cases reflect more than 17,000 poison center calls […]

November 17 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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Avoid Being a Holiday Food Victim

The holidays are all about gathering with friends and family to share good food and cheer. But to avoid sharing tainted food, the USDA offers tips hosts and guests eat safely at holiday parties. The first rule is to keep things clean! Wash your hands before and after handling food and wash cutting surfaces, and […]

November 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Marriott Tries to Pitch Tips Rather Than Adequate Wages

Starting this week, Marriott International will encourage guests to tip their maids, by placing tip envelopes in its hotel rooms so that guests can easily “express their gratitude by leaving tips and notes of thanks” for hotel room attendants. The initiative is part of “The Envelope Please,” a project by A Woman’s Nation, a nonprofit […]

November 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Consumer Rights
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CDOT Urges Drivers Prepare for Winter

The electronic message boards are reminding Colorado drivers that, in spite of the beautiful fall weather this weekend, preparations should be made now for winter driving conditions. The best advice for bad winter weather is not to drive at all, but if you must venture out remember to reduce your speed and leave yourself plenty […]

November 06 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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