By Lauren B. Currin, LMA President
Recently I found myself in a very unusual situation. I found myself as the patient and potentially the client in a medical malpractice law suit. So, in order to make a very long story short, suffice it to say, my perspective and my life have been VERY different for the past month. It has been very much like some of the scenes from the movie, “The Doctor”, with William Hurt, a sleeper that came out in the early 90’s where Hurt was forced, after being nothing short of a curmudgeon to his patients, colleagues, staff and family to turn over a new leaf. Now I hope I cannot liken myself to Hurt’s pre-incident character, in most any way at all, but it is in his awakening that I hope to give you all the perspective and gift that I have gained.


Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the road. Because motorcycles do not have seat belts, you can be thrown off your seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or even death. Imagine your chance for survival if a truck strikes you, or if you strike it. Hitting a truck is like hitting a steel wall. However, your chance for survival will be increased if you wear a helmet and follow the safety tips below when riding your motorcycle.

Click on the link below for some safety tips from the U.S. Department of Transportation to read and share this month :


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Hurricane Season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and lasts through November 30th. In the Eastern Pacific, the season starts May 15th and also ends November 30th. Even though Tropical Storms Alberto and Bud have already “graced us with their presence”, 2012 is predicted to be a less active year than most.
To see if your summer vacation plans are hurricane-free, you can check the National Hurricane Center’s website for updates on current storm status: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
You can also check out these hurricane safety tips to share with your office, clients, or family: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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