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Lawyers Can Help Businesses Grow

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Business Law | 0 comments

It’s a big deal in my family that I got into law school last year. My parents can’t stop bragging about the future lawyer in their family. Not only will I be the first family member with an advanced degree (Assuming I make it through, but that’s for another post), I’ll be in a prestigious profession.

Or, at least that’s how my parents see it. It’s surprisingly common for them to get pushback on my chosen prestigious profession. “Why didn’t he become an “insert less complex career here”?” is the most common negative response. I suppose this is meant as a joke. I don’t know why people would be such killjoys. My parents take it in stride (nothing is going to dampen their pride on this one), but it bothers me.

So, I’d like to take a moment and clear a few things up about why I have chosen this profession as my career.

A lot of people may think that I have put an undue burden on myself to complete such a difficult degree. However, when you are passionate about something, as I am when it comes to studying the law, it doesn’t seem overly complicated. I could read books for days about class-action lawsuits and anything related to business law and never get tired of it. That’s why I believe everyone should find their true calling. If you find something that you are interested in, going to work doesn’t seem so daunted every morning and there will be no such thing as “a case of the Monday’s”.

All lawyers that I have encountered have all been smart, hardworking, and passionate about their work. They believe in the law and in applying it fairly. That’s true across the board, no matter what area of law they’re in. Obviously, I meet quite a few lawyers these days and all of them are upstanding citizens. I feel like I fit into this group of people well and look forward to networking events with a group of my fellow classmates at the law school I am attending.

The second point I’d like to make is that lawyers are essential to business. I know a lot of people think going into business is the only way to make a living. I live in Texas, and we’re independent people. We don’t like working for anyone else. We want to set up our own situation and be our own bosses.

Well, first of all, plenty of lawyers go into business for themselves. And second, as you can see from the areas of practice for this business lawyer, lawyers are essential for anyone else to have a business as well.

Every day, lawyers help set up businesses, merge businesses, create and review contracts, help settle debts, help declare bankruptcy, and protect businesses from lawsuits. Lawyers are essential to getting businesses going and keeping them running in this country.

Basically, if everyone else wants to set up their own business, they need me to help them do it (in the future, again, hopefully).

That seems like a pretty good career to have, regardless of the difficulty of the subject.

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Big Pharma is the Next Big Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I think pharmaceutical companies are the next Big Tobacco.

Let me explain what I mean by Big Tobacco. Big Tobacco is a term for all the major cigarette companies that fought hard against recognizing the fact that cigarettes are harmful. These companies worked together for decades to hide just how dangerous their product was. They packaged cigarettes to be cool. They sold them with cartoons to attract children. They sold their product under the idea it was healthy for as long as possible, and even afterward, tried to sell it as great for relaxation, even though that was also untrue.

All of this, and they did it while knowing the whole time they were lying and their product was killing people.

That’s Big Tobacco.

And I think the pharmaceutical companies are next. Look, I live in a community with an opioid problem. I know people, some of them distant relatives, who are struggling with this. One of my second or third cousins had an accident at work, got prescribed pain medication for over a year, very strong opioids, and now can’t break the habit. Treating patients with opioids over a long period has turned many people into junkies, into criminals, and I bet the pharmaceutical companies knew about it all along.

After all, it’s been known for well over a century that opioids are addicting and need to be used responsibly in medicine. When did it become so easy to prescribe massive amounts of them with very little oversight? Why is this happening now and not four decades ago?

The reason is the pharmaceutical companies have been pushing these drugs. Just think of all those commercials you see on TV all the time for those new products. All those smiling people taking drugs that, if you listen to the little blurb at the end, can cause addiction, numerous horrible side effects, and death. In most countries, trying to sell drugs to consumers who are not doctors is illegal. It’s also illegal to send people to doctor’s offices trying to butter up doctors in order to get them to sell a new pill.

In this country, though, that’s all just fine. What I suspect is Big Pharma has known for a long time many of its drugs are highly addictive, and perhaps they’ve even purposefully made them more addictive, because what better way to grow sales than to create junkies who HAVE TO HAVE their product?

The only hope for this is to find some lawyers, like the attorneys of the Williams Kherkher Law Firm, who will fight Big Pharma the way they fought Big Tobacco. One or two big cases could crack this whole conspiracy wide open. Only then can we hope to see the decline in opioid addiction like we’ve seen in cigarette use. It’s only going to happen once we can force Big Pharma to admit, just like Big Tobacco did, that it’s a fraud.

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