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May

03

You should always follow a manufacturer’s safety instructions. If you get hurt because you didn’t follow the instructions, you might not be able to be compensated for your injuries. But you should always talk to a lawyer before you decide that you made a mistake and an accident was your fault. For instance, it might […]

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Apr

08

Auto Accidents Are Not Accidents.

  Posted on April 8, 2016     By Mario de la Garza.

On any given day on the highways and streets of Houston, there are motor vehicle collisions.  People call them car “accidents,” but the truth is that these are no accidents.  Why?  Because the drivers that cause these crashes have the ability to prevent them, but instead they make dangerous decisions.  They decide not to look […]

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Mar

28

A year ago, two patients died and several more suffered serious complications as a result of drug-resistant bacterial infections at a Los Angeles hospital. It turned out that an endoscope used at the hospital – a device to look inside a patient’s digestive system – was designed in a way that made it difficult to […]

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Mar

28

Governments Can Be Sued For Bad Road Conditions

  Posted on March 28, 2016  

Most auto accidents are the result of a careless driver. But sometimes, they’re the result of poor road conditions and in certain cases, a local government may be financially responsible for the injury if it didn’t maintain a safe road. For instance, a truck in Nebraska spilled wet corn mash – which has the consistency […]

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Mar

28

The Most Overlooked Injury In The U.S.

  Posted on March 28, 2016  

Did you know that thousands of people suffer concussions each year, and don’t realize it – because the condition can be hard to diagnose, and because the symptoms often don’t show up until long after the injury occurs? As a result, many people don’t connect their symptoms to their actual cause. And they fail to […]

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Feb

19

Keyless ignitions tied to carbon monoxide deaths

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Keyless ignitions can be great for people who have their hands full and don’t want to take their keys out of their pocket. But it’s possible that such ignition systems could pose a deadly threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. The problem occurs because many such cars won’t shut off automatically if the driver doesn’t press the start/stop […]

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Feb

19

If you slip on a puddle in a store and injure yourself, you may be able to sue the store for not cleaning it up … if the store knew (or should have known) that it was there. So this raises the question: How quickly must a store realize that someone has spilled something, and […]

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Feb

19

City could be sued for car crash

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Cristyn Cordova was driving on busy Colorado Boulevard in Los Angeles when another car veered into her lane. Cristyn was forced off the road into the median, where she struck a large magnolia tree. She and three of her passengers died. Cristyn’s family sued the other driver, but they also sued the city, claiming that […]

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Feb

19

Filters for blood clots are causing health problems.

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

IVC filters are small spider-like nets that are implanted into a patient’s bloodstream in order to prevent blood clots from entering the heart or lungs. But a recent NBC News investigation revealed that as many as 27 deaths have been associated with the product, known commercially as the “Recovery Filter.” Apparently the filters have been […]

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Feb

19

Here’s a common issue when a doctor is negligent.

  Posted on February 19, 2016  

Doctors may have the best of intentions, but sometimes a doctor will make a mistake or be careless, and harm results. In many states, there are strict time limits for filing a lawsuit against a doctor. That means a patient must file a claim within a short time after the doctor’s actions, or lose any […]

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