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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mystery Man Leaving Texas Work Site Crashes Dump Truck

Q: Who is responsible for injuries in a construction accident?

A man driving a commercial dump truck was reportedly leaving a construction site when he crashed into a passenger vehicle. The wreck between the disproportionately sized vehicles left the car’s driver with traumatic brain injuries described as “catastrophic”.  The truck driver was reportedly arrested after being apprehended by a police officer after fleeing the scene.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Amazing Medicine: Doctors Grow Texas Soldier a New Ear

What medical advances can we anticipate in the next decade?

A 21-year-old US Army private is getting back something she never imagined could be returned—her left ear. Thanks to amazing medical advances, Shamika Burrage has successfully received an ear transplant through the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. Burrage was involved in a serious car accident two years ago. She survived, but she suffered the loss of her left ear.

Now, the Army Medical Center has used cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to make a new ear which was then grown under her skin on her forearm.


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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Dangers of Xarelto


What injuries have been linked to Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a drug released by Bayer Healthcare in tandem with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to thin the blood. Xarelto is prescribed to patients at risk of stroke or those with atrial fibrillation in order to prevent clots. The drug is also approved to treat those with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or individuals who have recently undergone surgery.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

TBIs and Suicide


What are the long term consequences of a traumatic brain injury?

As medicine continues to advance, researchers are uncovering more troubling potential long term consequences stemming from traumatic brain injuries. Recently, the mother of a 22-year-old son who committed suicide published a book exploring the link between his death and a childhood TBI. While most doctors treat traumatic brain injuries as a self-resolving incident, the reality is that many TBI sufferers experience lifelong effects from their injury.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wrongful Death Claims and Oil Rig Explosions

What damages can I seek if my loved one was killed in an oil rig accident in Texas?

In January, an oil rig explosion killed five workers in Oklahoma.  Survivors reported hearing a loud boom and seeing fire. They fled, but the five workers closest to the explosion died and several others were seriously injured.  Now, months after the accident, a third wrongful death claim has been filed against the oil and drilling company responsible for the rig. For Texas oil workers, the Oklahoma accident is a harsh reminder of the potential dangers of the field.


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Examining Charter Bus Safety


What are the most common causes of charter bus accidents?

A tragic charter bus accident involving several Texas students has many parents questioning the safety of traveling cross country by charter bus.  The bus involved was carrying students from a Channelview, Texas school home after a trip to Walt Disney World. Forty students and six adults were aboard the bus when it crashed in Alabama.
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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Steer Clear of Cows Crossing Eastex Freeway

Q: Should you stop a vehicle on a freeway to protect an injured animal?

Why did the chicken cross the road? That's a question people have been asking for ages. The new question, at least in northeast Houston, is why did the cow cross the freeway?

Well, we may never know what the cow was thinking, but we know its presence on the freeway in the middle of the night played a part in a serious truck accident.

At approximately 3:00 am, a roadside assistance crew in a pickup truck in route to a job reportedly slammed into the back of a stopped wrecker truck on the Eastex Freeway.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Magical Bus Trip Ends in Tragedy

Q: Who is liable for injuries in a charter bus accident?

When a motor vehicle accident results in serious personal injuries, it is always tragic, but when a busload of teenagers is involved, it's particularly devastating.

One minute 40 high school band members and six adults on a charter bus home were dreaming of the Disney trip they had left behind and the next minute they were reportedly flying through the air as the bus ran off the road and plunged 50 feet down a ravine. First responders reportedly had to rappel down and cut some of the victims from the mangled bus.


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Behavior On Which a Wrongful Death Claim Can Be Based


Q: Can an intentional malicious act be the basis of a wrongful death lawsuit?

When people think of a Texas personal injury lawsuit, they may think it arose from one of the more common accidents like medical malpractice or a car accident.

So, when police say a man admitted to punching his girlfriend’s baby hard in the head two times "causing the child's hands and feet to begin to twitch and shake" before "he died from blunt force injuries", most people think of the criminal charges.

But the alleged malicious infliction of harm which causes injury can be the basis of a civil personal injury lawsuit as well—regardless whether criminal charges are pursued.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Liability for School Shootings

Can the parents of a school shooter be held accountable for his or her actions?

Parents send their children to school every day with the inherent belief that their child will be in a safe and supportive environment. When a school shooting occurs, it should cause all of us to pause and consider what can be done to prevent such tragedies. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, we are all struggling to determine just who is to blame for the deaths of 17 innocent students and educators.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries Could Now Be Diagnosed with a Blood Test


How can a blood test determine if you have suffered a brain injury?

With millions of Americans suffering from brain injuries every year, diagnosing a brain injury rapidly is of critical importance.  Serious traumatic brain injuries need rapid treatment to prevent potentially long term brain damage or death.  Now, the first blood test designed to diagnose brain injuries has gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
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