Keep Our Families Safe

Keep Our Families Safe offers a series columns designed to help keep consumers informed about important issues facing Texas families. Topics range from toy and playground safety, to the state of our health care system.

Keep Our Families Safe Index
 
Asbestos
 
 
  Homeowners Not Warned of Danger in the Attic
  Asbestos: A Back-to-School Tradition We Don’t Need

Civil Justice
System

  Everyone Paying Their Fair Share
  Special Treatment for Corporations?
  Safeguarding Your Right to a Trial by Jury
  Jury Duty: The Responsibility of Every Citizen
  What is a Lawyer?

Class
Actions

  Justice for Society: What Class Action Lawsuits are Really About

Consumer
Issues

  ‘Do Not Call’? Here Comes ‘Do Not Mail’
  Camera-Phones and Your Privacy
  Be Careful With Coupons
  Staying Safe in the Sun
  Whatever Happened to Privacy?
  Oil Changes Pose Fire Hazard
  A Few Truths About Our Legal System and Protecting Consumers
  Health Problems and Pedicures
  Mandatory Arbitration: Taking away big rights with small print
Employment
 
  Sexual Harassment:  The case that changed America's workplaces
Healthcare
 
  Check Up on Your Hospital, Nursing Home
  Doctor’s Blacklist is Blackmail
  Hospital Billing Errors Can Send You to the Poorhouse
  In the Med Mal Debate, Don’t Forget Medical Errors
  More Tales of Medical Errors
  Your Checklist for Safer Medical Care
  Are your medications safe? The risks of “off-labeling”
  Who Will Help Malpractice Victims?
Insurance
 
  The Growing Problem of Insurance Underpayment
  Studies Show Lawsuits by Injured Patients Not the Cause of Insurance Rate Hikes
  Misplaced Faith
Products
 
  Generic Drugs, Specific Savings
 
 
  Cellphone Explosions
  The On-Going Danger of Mercury in Fish
  More Mercury Dangers
  Teens and SUVs: A Dangerous Mix
  Tasers: Deadly Discipline for Kids?
  Beware Pharmacy Compounding
  Power Window Dangers
  Concerns About SUV Rollover
  Out of Arms Way:  Injured teen tries to stop gun manufacturer
Travel
 
  Long Air flights and Blood Clots
  Fire hazards on airplanes