Retailers Employ Blue Lights To Help Curb Drug Use

The next time you step into a convenience store restroom you may find it lit by blue lights.
In order to try and do something to combat the growing opioid epidemic, some supermarket chains are trialing a new method to deter drug use in their public restrooms. By replacing restrooms’ normal white florescent lights with blue ones, they hope to make it harder for drug users to find the blue colored veins that they would normally use when injecting drugs from a syringe.
This new strategy seems to be working for at least one retailer who as given it a try. Turkey Hill Minit Markets in Lancaster Pennsylvania was reported as saying that they have seen a dramatic reduction in the amount of overdose incidents since they started trialing the blue lit restrooms around six months ago.
It’s not just convenient stores that are trying this new blue light strategy. The city of Philadelphia has started offering an anti-drug kit to its residents that includes a blue tinted light bulb after drug overdose deaths increased by more than 30 percent in the last year.
For more information on this story, see the article over at ABC News.


Jack Walker Speaks With The Dallas Morning News Over Disturbing Medical Malpractice Case

A disturbing story out of the Dallas area caught our attention last week. A case working through the federal court system seems to have revealed cases where nurses at Frisco-based Novus hospice facilities were allegedly ordered to overdose patients by the facilities’ CEO. So far, three of 16 defendants have entered pleas in the case with more to come.
Our own Jack Walker consulted with the Dallas Morning News to help provide perspective on this emerging case. "These intentional acts? This is horrific," Walker said, adding that if the allegations are true, "this is probably the worst that you could see because all of this is for a business purpose."
For more on this $60 million case that centers on Novus attempting to overcharge Medicare for services that were either unneeded or simply not provided, see this article over at dallasnews.com.


Know The Signs Of Medical Malpractice In 2018

Millions of Americans face adversity on a day-to-day basis. Many of those issues stem from medical and personal injury. At Martin Walker Law, we have been nationally recognized from the likes of Super Lawyer, Verdict Search, American Board of Trial Advocates, and many more. We have assisted those facing adversity as advocates to the great injustices that have plagued the lives of millions. Our $43 Million ETMC case was just the tip of the iceberg. (To learn more, watch Reid Martin's interview here.) Medical malpractice and personal injury can tear families apart, accrue debt, and unwarranted stress that deserves justice when it’s done unjustly.
As always, if you think that you may have a case, you can call Martin Walker Law at (903) 526-1600 and ask to speak with us about your free consultation. We’re always happy to help.
Do you think you’re a victim of medical malpractice? If any of these applies to you, pick up the phone right now and call us for a free consultation.

  • Lack of Improvement with Treatment
    • A difficult treatment to measure, much like new symptoms, but it’s important to get multiple opinions (and options) from different doctors. Many doctors do not like to admit fault when it comes to their practice. It’s imperative to take notes and see what other doctors are saying about your condition when you feel that you aren’t getting the treatment that’s improving your complications. To further compromise your system, prescribing the wrong medicine can also have problematic effects when it comes to your wellbeing.
  • Absence of Informed Consent
    • In every case involving surgery you must sign a document that lists out the risks so that you are able to understand the issues and complications that may arise from the surgery. Your doctor is supposed to explain each risk and answer each question that you may have about the surgery before it occurs. If this does not occur then it is considered absence of informed consent. You will need the ability to prove that adequate information was not provided and that you would not issue consent if you had knowledge of said risks. If you can do this, a medical malpractice case may be at your fingertips.
  • Surgical Errors
    • Proper sterilization and care of the tools involved in surgery, and ensuring that you had the correct surgery done are imperative to a hospital’s success with such dire circumstances. If these are not done, contact Martin Walker Law today as you may have a medical malpractice case. If the proper sanitization methods are not utilized, or if the incorrect surgery is performed – it will likely result in a medical malpractice case.
  • Patient Care Abuse Resulting in Death
    • Death is one of the hardest parts of life. And the death of a loved one at the expense of exploitation makes it even more overwhelming. Prescriptions of the incorrect medication, disregarding the needs of the patient, or any of the above that results in death of a loved one – get in contact with our medical malpractice lawyers straightaway. Waiting will only limit the success of your case, so it’s important to move quickly.
  • Failure to Diagnose
    • One of the hardest cases to crack, but one of the most common, and one that we’re adept at. A failed diagnoses will need to be proven that it was either wrong or that it never occurred. These misdiagnoses typically result in a domino effect that can lead to serious injury, or even death. A competent attorney can provide assistance to you in these complicated cases. Make sure to contact us as soon as you can.
  • New Symptoms
    • It’s important to build your case by documenting every symptom change from the day of the surgery until the present date. Because of the extreme amount of room for error between your surgery and two years down the road, taking notes is imperative for all lawyers. Improper documentation and complications could result in issues that go unpunished when it could potentially be a medical malpractice case. So, document everything!
  • Patient Neglect
    • Probably the most common issue that is a result of understaffing in modern hospitals. Improper staffing that results in patient neglect, such as not getting your medication at the correct time or unable to contact a nurse habitually, which could result in a medical malpractice case against the hospital.

It’s important to document as much as you can, no matter how hard it may be. We understand how much pain and suffering there is due to these injustices in the medical industry – we’ve been there ourselves. And Martin Walker Law wants for you and your family to be served properly in these times of adversity.
Contact us today for a free consultation and get help today. We’re here to help at (903) 526-1600.