Too Bad, So Sad Says Texas Supreme Court

Different deadlines for lawsuits over surgical sponges The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that a San Antonio woman could not sue her doctor over a surgical sponge left inside her body because she waited too long to file suit — even though, she could not have...

Free Heart Screening in Austin Tomorrow

Athletes, band members, cheerleaders and other students ages 14 to 18 who take part in strenuous sports can get a free heart screening Saturday at Heart Hospital of Austin, 3801 N. Lamar Blvd. The screening, from 8 a.m. to noon, is sponsored by the hospital and...

Who is really in the driver's seat?

About a month ago, I had to take the deposition of a driver that had caused an accident.  I really ticked off his attorney when I asked him the following questions: Q: Are you aware that, after the accident, my client had blood in his urine for a few days? A:   ...

Blood collected under new law

Austin police early Tuesday drew the blood of a drunken driving suspect — without a previously required search warrant who was involved in a crash and had an 11-year-old boy in the car. The incident happened 28 minutes after a new law took effect that gives police...