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August 24th, 2019 Recently, a motorcycle rider and passenger en route to another motorcycle rider’s funeral never made it.  According to witnesses and Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, the wreck occurred on Highway 90 not far from the Sam Houston Parkway. A tow truck pulling out of a gas station tried to merge with westbound Highway 90 traffic. But the driver did not see the eastbound motorcycle. The force of the collision killed the rider instantly.…
August 18th, 2019 As civil claims and regulatory actions against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson continue to pick up steam, a federal grand jury may turn up the heat even more. A Waxhington, D.C. grand jury is investigating allegations that J&J knew its talcum powder was laced with asbestos, but did nothing about the problem. Company officials admit that the Department of Justice has subpoenaed documents, and these officials insist that the company is “fully…
August 18th, 2019 As civil claims and regulatory actions against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson continue to pick up steam, a federal grand jury may turn up the heat even more. A Waxhington, D.C. grand jury is investigating allegations that J&J knew its talcum powder was laced with asbestos, but did nothing about the problem. Company officials admit that the Department of Justice has subpoenaed documents, and these officials insist that the company is “fully…
July 27th, 2019 For those who thought the long-running Takata defective airbag saga was over, think again. The automotive giant once again asked the National Traffic Safety Administration to cancel a planned recall of over six million trucks and SUVs.  GM’s lawyers first made such a request in 2016, less than a year after it originally agreed to replace the Takata airbags in these vehicles. The company claims that, in a laboratory test of over…
July 20th, 2019 Although most doctors insist that medical misdiagnosis is not a serious problem, according to one study, misdiagnosis occurs in about one in five serious illness cases. That error rate is unacceptably high, especially given the lofty standard of care that underpins doctor-patient relationships. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in misdiagnosis cases. This compensation can include money for economic losses, such as revision surgery medical bills, and…
July 20th, 2019 Although most doctors insist that medical misdiagnosis is not a serious problem, according to one study, misdiagnosis occurs in about one in five serious illness cases. That error rate is unacceptably high, especially given the lofty standard of care that underpins doctor-patient relationships. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain substantial compensation in misdiagnosis cases. This compensation can include money for economic losses, such as revision surgery medical bills, and…
July 15th, 2019 Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on the simple principle that while we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of those…
July 15th, 2019 Perhaps the first thing to know about pedestrian accidents is that they are not “accidents” at all. These incidents may have been unintentional, but they were not inevitable and unavoidable. People accidentally spill milk and lose their car keys. They do not accidentally cause vehicle collisions or run over pedestrians.  Negligence law is built on the simple principle that while we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of those…
July 9th, 2019 By: Alexander Albert The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to criminal defendants a set of fundamental rights intended to promote the fairness of criminal prosecutions. Among these entitlements possessed by any defendant are the “right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury”; the right “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation”; and the right “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his…
July 9th, 2019 By: Alexander Albert The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to criminal defendants a set of fundamental rights intended to promote the fairness of criminal prosecutions. Among these entitlements possessed by any defendant are the “right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury”; the right “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation”; and the right “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his…