Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Going to Houston This Week

Tomorrow morning, I will fly to Houston to participate in a project that deals with prosecutorial abuse, especially at the federal level. I will be interviewed on camera about the Enron case and other kinds of "white collar" cases in which prosecutors took what essentially were legal activities and turned them into "crimes."

I'll have a full report after I return.


Anonymous said...

Good luck William!!

Nydra said...

LRC article today is great. Please keep us posted on your neice.
In 1993, I was diagnosed with an accoustic neuroma, required brain surgery. 75% of patients lost all hearing on that side -- 10% lost their facial nerve which causes major disfigurement.
I researched and found House Ear Clinc in LA had never cut a facial nerve and saved hearing in 70% of cases and little chance of facial nerve damage. They had a better approach, a better technique and their surgeries were 4 hours vs what could last 20. 1 day in intensive care and out in 5. saved my ins a ton of money.
After a successful surgery, i had a prefered plan that had a stop loss of $1700 going locally and $2000 going outside the network, my local doctor had a resident phone me and ask about my outcome and they adopted it. They work at the Univ. and get lots of medicaid patients. So win-win-win. I won - great result, ins won - saved money, local patients won - didn't have to go to LA.
As an aside, they did my surgery on the day of the Northridge earthquake. being from Omaha, i had asked and been assured the operating room was all bolted down with backup power to their backups, too.
They are not a teaching hospital but there were Drs. there from Hawaii, Boston and Ireland the day i had my surgery.