Pitfalls in Nursing Home Slip and Fall Injury Cases

As the elderly population continues to grow, the fall risk continues to grow as well. 60 percent of nursing home residents suffer at least one serious fall. Many of these victims have pre-existing conditions. So, nursing home fall injuries are usually quite severe. That pre-existing condition could be an old injury, like a bad knee, […]

Seven Types of Anesthesiology-Related Errors

During both scheduled and emergency surgeries, patients often count on anesthesiologists to make the surgeon’s job easier and expedite recovery. But too often, things go wrong. In fact, anesthesia errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice claims. These claims are different from other kinds of personal injury matters in several different ways. […]

Are Texas Trial Lawyers the Next Step in Battling Human Trafficking?

One of the buzzes at this spring’s Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP)–a seminar held in Las Vegas twice a year for personal injury trial lawyers to learn about the latest in wide-spread tort claims-was the move for trial lawyers to get involved in the war on human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a wide-spread criminal enterprise […]

Truck Litigation: Side Underride Accidents & Guard Nonuse

A “side underride” or “side underride accident”  occurs when another vehicle collides with the side of an 18-wheeler and goes under the trailer of the truck.  This type of accident often results in the sheering of the top of the other vehicle and can result in serious injury including decapitation of the occupants of the […]

What You Need to Know About Big Rig Collisions

The Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports of entry in the United States. It handles more waterborne foreign tonnage than any other port in the country. What comes in on a ship usually leaves on a large truck. In fact, longshoremen often offload a ship’s cargo directly onto a waiting tractor-trailer, when […]

The Grounded Boeing Planes and Potential Loss of Use Claims

Following two major crashes and an apparent link to a faulty navigation system, the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Boeing 737 Max 9 were grounded worldwide. The United States was the last to ground the Boeing jets on March 13, 2019. With over 370 of these planes in operation around the world, this grounding has […]

KMCO Plant Explosion Update – Shelter In Place

4/2/19. There was an explosion around  11:00am at the KMCO L.L.C. industrial plant in Crosby, Texas.  A large black cloud can be seen for miles billowing from the facility.  One death has been reported and several injuries as firefighters fight to put out the chemical plant fire. The KMCO, L.L.C. facility is a processing plant […]

$775 Million Dollar Xarelto Lawsuits Settlement

Five years after the $650 Million Pradaxa settlement, another drug company has agreed to pay big money to resolve claims that its blood thinner was a defective pharmaceutical product.  The $775 million dollar settlement covers roughly 25,000 individual lawsuits in both federal and state courts., however, this is not a class action settlement. These cases […]

Deer Park Plant Fire Poses Benzine Exposure Risk

ITC plant fire plume could be seen for miles across Houston on 3/17/2019. Despite the best efforts of firefighters and others to control the blaze at Intercontinental Terminals Company ITC plant fire in Deer Park , the fires at a Houston-area petrochemical plant engulfed at least 8 tanks and involved the release of a hazardous […]

Uloric Lawsuits Allege Failure to Warn of Increases Risk of Death & Side-Effects

Several Uloric lawsuits have been filed alleging that the maker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn consumers of know risks of serious deadly side-effects affecting the heart, kidneys, liver, bone marrow and other important parts of the body.  The Uloric lawsuits began after Helen Ge, a former safety consultant for Takeda Pharmaceuticals filed Whistleblower actions against […]