Texas Personal Injury Law Blog

Big Verdicts Mounting Against Johnson & Johnson in Talc Lawsuits

On March 13th, 2019, a California jury handed down a 29 million dollar verdict against Baby Powder manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson in a talc lawsuit.  The jury found that the talcum powder was a substantial factor in bringing about Teresa Leavitt’s cancer. This verdict is one of many recent verdicts against Johnson & Johnson over […]

ICU Medical Recalls ChemoLock Vial Spikes, 20mm Lot #3757712

A Class 1 Recall has been issued for a lot Chemolock Vial Spikes manufactured by ICU Medical on August 13, 2018 and distributed from August-September.  The lot number of this recall is 3757712.  Apparently, this particular lot contains a manufacturing defect which could potentially lead to serious injury or death. The Defect in Lot 3757712 […]

Think Twice Before Loaning Out Your Jet Ski or Waverunner

Texans own nearly 600,000 boats, putting the state at number six nationally. Getting out on the water can be a relaxing and refreshing way to escape the Texas heat. But, ensuring that boats and personal watercraft (PWC) are operated by qualified boaters is critical. Although the state mandates boater education for operators born after September […]

Can Homeowner’s Insurance Refuse to Cover Dog Bites?

Homeowner’s insurance can refuse to cover an insured for dog bites and other damages done by a pet that lives in the covered household if there is an exclusion in the coverage that applies to injury and/or property damage caused by dogs or if there is no legal liability for the bite. You need to […]

Who is Liable for Texas Apartment Fires?

The southwest Houston apartment fire that claimed the life of a hearing-impaired tenant earlier this month was just the latest in a string of residential fires this winter. Three home fires claimed lives on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning—two at private residences and one at the Country Club Village Apartments. 10-year-old Angel Molina died of […]

Rear-End Accidents are Far More Serious for Motorcyclists

Just before Christmas, an off-duty Houston police officer was struck from behind on his motorcycle, causing him to hit another police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer sustained only minor injuries. But, larger passenger vehicles rear end motorcyclists far too often—and those rear-end collisions are far more serious than the fender benders the term brings to mind. […]

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Update

4.69 Billion Dollar Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Upheld by St. Louis Judge A St. Louis judge has upheld a talcum powder verdict of about $4.7 billion against Johnson & Johnson. The talcum powder manufacturer filed motions for judgement notwithstanding the verdict, new trial and new trial on damages following the July 13 verdict. This […]

What is Premises Liability?

“Premises liability” is the area of law that governs when a property owner is legally obligated to pay for injuries that a person receives while upon the property. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, your family or simply just exploring the areas around Houston, every individual has the right to expect the property owner to take […]

Rideshare Risks: Are Uber and Lyft More Dangerous Than Taxis?

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have been the subject of a lot of negative publicity, from disputes over the way drivers are compensated to concerns about screening and safety for passengers and drivers alike. Earlier this year, CNN reported 103 accusations of either passenger abuse or sexual assault by Uber drivers. In one case, […]

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