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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dance Lessons Learned in the O.R.

Q: Is dancing in the operating room malpractice or multitasking?

When the music strikes, some people can't resist breaking into a little Texas two-step or other trendy dance moves. But if a surgeon is cutting the rug while cutting the patient in the operating room, a personal injury lawsuit may result.

Recently, a state medical board suspended a surgeon for "being a threat to public health" due to alleged multiple incidents of her hip-hop dancing that were reportedly videotaped during patients’ surgical procedures.


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Friday, July 13, 2018

Pedestrians Aren’t Always Safe on Sidewalks

Q: Who can sue after a hit-and-run accident?

DWI car accidents in Houston are responsible for causing serious personal injuries and fatalities. This is particularly true when the victim of the car accident is an innocent pedestrian who was unfortunately in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Without the protection of a car of their own, pedestrians hit by motor vehicles often die at the scene or shortly thereafter from the blunt force and trauma of their injuries.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Pool Safety Tips for Summer

Do I legally need a fence around my pool?

Summer time in Texas is hot, and swimming pools offer people of all ages much needed relief from the heat. Millions of pools dot the landscape across Texas, from residential pools to public pools, water parks, and much more. With proper supervision in a safely constructed pool, swimming is an enjoyable activity. At times, however, pools become the site of...


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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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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 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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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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Monday, February 12, 2018

Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Texas

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

After an accident, you may feel as though time is standing still.  You might find yourself struggling to cope with the physical injuries associated with the accident and your sudden inability to support yourself or perform the tasks you normally would.  Even once the immediate aftermath of the accident has passed, it is common to become wrapped up in attempting to return to your life as normal.


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Hazing Incident Lawsuits


Q: Can I sue for personal injuries suffered in a hazing incident?

Hearing that a pro-football player suffered a traumatic brain injury wouldn’t be that surprising to most people. But allegations that the son of a former Dallas Cowboy suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fraternity hazing incident definitely raised some eyebrows.

Coming late to the game, so to speak, by filing a lawsuit nearly 2 years after the alleged incident happened may present some challenges, though.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Continues


What are my legal rights if I experienced complications from a transvaginal mesh device?

Transvaginal mesh is an implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.  Pelvic prolapse is a relatively common condition that can result after childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy.  It occurs when the tissue holding the pelvic organs becomes weakened or stressed. The pelvic organs can then bulge, creating pain and urinary incontinence.  

Pelvic mesh was developed to solve the problem of organ prolapse.
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