The start of a new year is always a good time to assess your online footprint.

Law Offices of Gary Green encourages you to take the time to protect your personal safety: reset your passwords, check your privacy settings on social media, and ensure your children are not posting things that could potentially endanger them!

 

 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 15:07

Recall Roundup

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

What do Granny Smith apples, Oma’s Pride cat food, and certain 2006-07 Chrysler pickup trucks have in common?

They’ve all been recently recalled due to concerns over consumer safety.

Visist recalls.gov to stay up-to-date on the latest recalls and make sure that the products you regularly use are safe for you and your family.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we’ve turned to one of our favorite selections from gGreen.com‘s Famous Quotes in the Law page:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” 16 Apr. 1963, in Why We Can’t Wait 77, 79 (1964)

For more quotes like this one, please visit our Famous Quotes in the Law page. Got a quote you think we’d like? Email us

 

 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 18:15

On Tort Reform & Maggio’s Guilty Plea

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Circuit Judge Michael Maggio has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes — which came in the form of campaign contributions while he was vying for the Arkansas Court of Appeals — in exchange for reducing a nursing home negligence verdict.

The nursing home lawsuit involved the death of Martha Bull, who died in 2008 at the Greenbrier Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, owned by Michael Morton. Maggio reduced the plaintiff’s verdict from $5.2 million to $1 million, and in turn his fundraiser received checks from lobbyist and former Senator Gilbert Baker. Morton has admitted that his contributions to Maggio’s campaign were mailed to Senator Baker’s home.

So what does this mean for tort reform in Arkansas?

It means that the voting public should be informed about these unethical actions and how far some people will go to help out corporations and business magnates over the little guy. Morton himself was one of the leaders of a massive tort reform movement in 2013, which aimed to limit damages in death and injury cases and snatch control of the rules of law from the Arkansas Supreme Court. If Morton, Gilbert, and Maggio had their way, Arkansas citizens’ civil and constitutional rights would be at the mercy of money and greed.

Monday, 12 January 2015 16:56

Do You Know Your Limits?

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

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Do you know your limits? Unfortunately, many people don’t. And others pay the price.

No chart can tell you exactly what your blood alcohol content (BAC) will be after a number of drinks, but this chart can serve as a helpful guide – and a sobering reminder that just one drink affects you!

So what BAC equals a DWI in Arkansas? If you’re under 21, a DWI requires only a 0.02% BAC. For those 21 and older, a DWI requires a 0.08% BAC.

Take the time to get to know the law – and your limits!

 

 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015 16:51

Happy Anniversary to MADD!

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Congratulations to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) on their 35th impressive year! Law Offices of Gary Green has been a longtime champion and sponsor of MADD’s mission, and we’re grateful for the tireless work they do.

Help us honor them today by checking out their recently revamped website and reading more about their new commitment to combating drugged driving as well as drunk driving.

Thank you from Law Offices of Gary Green to all the MADD team members and volunteers!

Click here to find out more about our commitment to MADD.

Monday, 5 January 2015 15:44

Attorney Alliance

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Need an attorney in another jurisdiction? Call Law Offices of Gary Green.

Tell us the kind of case and the city and state where you need an attorney, and we’ll send you contact information. Email us at ggreen@gGreen.com or call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN.

In 1999, the year before the Razor scooter debuted, scooters and other ride-on toys sent 25,000 kids to the hospital. Just one year later, the Razor scooter hit the market and the number of kids sent to the hospital due to ride-on toy injuries skyrocketed to 1110,000. This statistic supports a new report in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, which found that the dangerous-toy category was consistently dominated by ride-on toys, such as scooters, wagons, and electric-powered mini cars.

Among the other toys making the “dangerous” list this year were a bow-and-arrow set, an alphabet pull toy with a too-long rope, and a baby doll with a bow that can fall off and pose a choking hazard.

The most common toy-related injuries are falls, collision, and foreign-body involvement (such as ingesting). The risk of toy injury peaks at 2 years old.

For more info, check out this story at The Atlantic or view a list of the most dangerous toys on the market, according to W.A.T.C.H. (World Against Toys Causing Harm).

Source: The Atlantic

With today being the busiest air traffic day of the year, remember to pack light, arrive early, and anticipate delays!

If you’re traveling on the open road this season, please keep in mind these three travel tips.

  1. Drive carefully and allow plenty of time in your schedule to arrive at your destinaton safely.
  2. As always, but especially during the holidays, don’t leave valuables in your car. Keep packaged gifts and other valuables out of eyesight.
  3. Bring emergency equipment for distance traveling, such as a first aid kit, blankets, flashlights, water, and snacks.  While a snowy, white Christmas makes for fun memories, it’s not ideal for traveling.

Safe travels to all from Law Offices of Gary Green!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:19

Lexiscan & Adenoscan

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

The FDA has warned healthcare professionals about rare but severe risks associated with Lexiscan and Adenoscan, two drug agents used in cardiac nuclear stress tests for patients who cannot exercise adequately.

The drugs can help identify coronary artery disease by dilating the arteries of the heart and increasing blood flow to help find blocks or obstructions. Lexiscan and Adenoscan cause more blood to flow to healthier, unrestricted arteries, thereby reducing blood flow to obstructed arteries. In some rare cases, this reduced blood flow can lead to heart attack and death, among other potential side effects.

For patients taking Lexiscan, adverse effects associated with death included cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, pulmonary edema, and respiratory arrest. For patients taking Adenoscan, adverse effects included cardiorespiratory arrest, dyspnea, cardiac arrest, and ventricular tachycardia.

If someone you know has suffered from a heart attack as a result of taking Lexiscan or Adenoscan, contact Law Offices of Gary Green to day to discuss your legal options without obligation. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.