Injury Law Blog

  • Workers Making Engineered Stone Countertops Developing Lung Injuries and Dying Young
    By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report stating that 18 U.S. engineered stone fabrication workers had developed severe silicosis and two had died between from 2017 to 2019. Australia began screening workers
  • 3M’S DEFECTIVE EARPLUGS CHANGED THE LIVES OF CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS
    Central Texas veterans Sergeant Gilberto Figueroa and Staff Sergeant Charles Partain have joined thousands of veterans nationwide in suing Minnesota-based tech company 3M. Both Figueroa and Partain say that the company’s defective earplugs are responsible for hearing damage they endured while
  • Cyber Security: Are Companies Liable for Data Collected by Hackers
    A cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds. According to  Forbes , 3,813 data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records within the first six months of 2019. In fact, three breaches in 2019 are among the 10 largest breaches of all time. Most of the time, data breaches consist of email and passwords.   Over
  • Valsartan and Cancer
    By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Since the first announcement in July 2018, the Valsartan recall has been expanded more than 50 times and includes two similar drugs, irbesartan and losartan. The reason for the recall is contamination with a cancer-causing substance called with N-nitrosodimethylamine
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Childbirth is usually a joyous experience, one that brings lifetime memories for parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, but sometimes childbirth goes terribly wrong. While some childbirth complications and Read More
  • For years, researchers have been studying a possible link between breast implants and the development of Breast-Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). While estimates of the risk have varied widely, in recent months, textured Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Implanon (etonogestrel implant) is a non-oral contraceptive that is implanted in the upper arm. While it is a convenient form of birth control that lasts three years without the need to take a daily pill or get Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Good news for drivers in the Garden State: Two pieces of legislation to help injured motorists recover damages following car accidents were signed into law on August 15 by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. NJ Senator Read More
  • Children all over the country are heading back to school. Some students will be walking to school, others will catch a ride from mom, dad or grandma. But nearly 25 million U.S. students will take the bus to school. Luckily, school buses are one of Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Uloric (febuxostat) is used to treat gout. In February 2019, after reviewing the results of a safety study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement warning that Uloric increase the risk Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Wrier A study by the Center for Environmental Health tested 12 families for glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup. 11 of the 12 families tested positive. In 10 of the families tested, children Read More
  • As young children, we’re taught to respect our elders. So, when the car ahead of you is driving too slow in the fast lane, you might be tempted to throw an angry glance their way. That is until you realize it’s someone who looks like they could be Read More
  • It started with a morning cup of coffee and ended with a powerful corporation controlling the narrative. It’s the case that gave rise to attacks on personal injury attorneys. Further, it helped push a false narrative about frivolous lawsuits in Read More
  • Your morning commute is taking longer than usual. You’ve finished your first cup of joe while waiting in bumper to bumper traffic, but your highway exit is finally within sight. You put your blinker on to switch lanes, but suddenly a motorcycle zips Read More
  • A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found significant links between sexual trauma and ongoing health problems in women. The study found that mid-life women who experienced sexual assault or harassment Read More
  • Active duty and veteran service members in the Fort Hood community have begun seeking representation to file lawsuits against Minnesota-based tech company 3M. These lawsuits stem from allegedly defective earplugs issued to service members deployed Read More
  • As if being a victim of an auto collision wasn’t stressful enough, you find out the driver who crashed into you is uninsured. Texas law does require all drivers to be covered by liability auto insurance, however, not everyone follows the law and if Read More
  • Dogs play an important role in the lives of many Texans: They bring love, laughter, and companionship. But we have to remember; they are animals and have animal instincts, which means in certain scenarios they can lash out. That’s where Texas dog Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Today, July 24, 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Allergan has initiated a voluntary worldwide recall of certain models of its textured breast implants. The recall is in response to a Read More

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