Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is election day. This is a personal injury blog. So, here are some important thoughts about casting your ballot, on election day, regarding personal injury cases:
1. VOTE!!

2. VOTE for candidates who will preserve your right to hold wrongdoers accountable.

3. VOTE for candidates who will not support corporate immunity.

4. VOTE for candidates who will not support tort reform. For those of you who do not know what tort reform is, it is the changing of laws regarding filing lawsuits to receive compensation for personal injuries.

5. VOTE for candidates who will uphold and enforce the constitution, not change it.

6. VOTE for candidates who will not block citizens access to the courthouse while widening that access to corporate America.

7. Remember what the candidates said about each other in the primary elections. It is still true.

8. Whether you vote for a republican or democrat, make sure you know the entire political package of the candidate and do not settle for a grab-bag of political agenda for the one or two soundbites you like from the candidate.

9. Generally, republicans support tort reform and democrats to not.



The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does a good job of policing the drug companies and protecting the public health in the United States. It assures the safety, effectiveness, and security of human and veterinary drugs, vaccines and other biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and products that give off radiation. It is responsible for product approvals, over-the-counter and prescription drug labeling and drug manufacturing standards.

In Europe, however, this job is performed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA’s responsibility spans a decentralized, European Union, spanning over a European medicines network of 40 plus national regulatory authorities. It has to be an onerous task to police over 40 national regulatory authorities. However, the EMA is not as effective as the FDA. Drug companies in that European Union commit bad acts because they know they can get away with it.

Case in point is the October 23, 2012 news that the EMA is investigating allegations that Roche failed to comply with its EMA imposed obligations to monitor the science and adverse event reporting activities to detect, assess, understand and prevent patient injuries from adverse effects of its European manufactured and distributed drugs. These allegations came from the 2012 inspection of the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which showed several deficiencies in the safety reporting systems at Roche Registration LTD. It showed that Roche had not evaluated information it had received to determine whether or not the same constituted adverse reactions which would need to be reported to the competent authorities in the EU. Roche callously put patient care and safety in the back seat of the profit mobile.

We are not talking about a few reports that Roche did not have time to follow up on. At the time of the inspection, Roche identified some 80,000 reports that had not been evaluated to determine whether or not they should be reported as suspected adverse reactions. More astounding is that these reports included 15,161 reports of patient deaths.

For the worldwide pharmaceutical companies, Europe is the old west’s Hole-in-the Wall where they hide out from the law.


Texas Auto Accident Lawyers

Texas Auto Accidents

Auto Accident Litigation

At the Houston / Dallas law offices of Bailey & Galyen, our Texas Auto Accident Lawyers represent clients in the negotiation and litigation of serious auto accident lawsuits related to:

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Possibly the most common form of catastrophic personal injury, the negligent operation of an automobile on our roadways results in thousands of needless injuries and deaths each year.

The consequences of these accidents can be devastating to both you and your family, leaving you struggling to pay medical bills and replace lost wages while you recover. Adding insult to injury dealing with an insurance bureaucracy concerned only with its own financial well-being rather than fair compensation for your very real injuries.

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Damage
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Scars
  • Paraplegia
  • Back
  • Neck Pain
  • Broken Bones
  • Blindness
  • Deafness

Car Liability Insurance

Our lawyers are intimately familiar with your state’s liability laws and insurance regulations and won’t hesitate to take a case to trial if it’s the only way to secure maximum compensation. In addition, we utilize the latest technology in the investigation of auto accident liability, including accident reconstructions and expert witnesses, in order to identify all liable parties, including:

  • Operator
  • Manufacturer
  • Repair / Maintenance
  • Government (roadway & signage issues)
  • Liquor / Alcohol establishments (“dram shop” laws)

The cost of litigating an automobile / car accident claim against an insurance company is considerable, with substantial up-front expenses related to expert witness testimony, depositions and accident reconstruction. That is why Bailey & Galyen takes all car accident lawsuits on contingency, with NO FEES until we recover a positive judgment as compensation for your injuries.

The auto accident attorneys at Bailey & Galyen offer quality legal services and representation to clients throughout Texas, including Arlington, Bedford, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Carrollton, Plano, Weatherford, Mesquite, Houston, Clear Lake, TX.

Bailey & Galyen is a nationally recognized Texas law firm with a nationwide practice in the litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of clients across the country. Our TX trial lawyers and accident attorneys provide sound legal advice and aggressive trial representation to clients at multiple satellite offices, including:

Call Our Nearest Office for Prompt HELP:

Bedford Ph 817.868.5500 | Dallas Ph 214.252.9099 : 866.378.4705 | Fort Worth : Ph 817.263.3000 | Houston : Ph 281-335-7744 : 866-715-1529 | Arlington : Ph 817.276.6000 : 877.345.6767 | Grand Prairie : Ph 972.642.7900 : 866.380.3369 | Weatherford: Ph 817.594.5428 | Mesquite: Ph 972.682.7868