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Texas Oilfield Injuries

The Eagle Ford Shale’s oil and natural gas resources have brought a lot of jobs and economic opportunity to our area. Unfortunately, the oil boom also caused some companies to take shortcuts that result in greater risk to oil workers where drilling occurs. At an oil and gas drilling site there is simply no room…

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Drunk Driving in Texas

Whenever someone makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after they have been drinking, they have decided to place everyone on the road at risk, including themselves and any passengers that may be in their car. Unfortunately, too many people make this decision, with Texas being among the worst when…

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Pipeline Explosions and Safety

Recently, a natural gas pipeline explosion sent shock waves through residential neighborhoods and lit up the night sky near the South Texas city of Refugio, a rural community north of Corpus Christi, about 15 miles from the Texas Coast. Witnesses claim they heard a loud boom and that their bed shook them awake. The explosion,…

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Trucking Rules and Regulations

When an 18-wheeler is carrying a full load, it can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. When a large truck with a full load is traveling at highway speeds night and day and in any weather, they present a potential hazard. When you consider that many trucks are carrying loads that are potentially…

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False Claims Act Reward

Texas Doctor Gets $11.4 Million False Claims Act Reward The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, a national provider of hospital staffing provider, in a lawsuit against group practice IPC Healthcare. According to the agreement, TeamHealth will pay the government $60 million plus interest to settle allegations that IPC…

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Commercial Litigation, False Claims Act

Texas Helicopter Crash

Texas Helicopter Crash Leaves One Dead, Two Seriously Injured A Texas helicopter crash in West Galveston Bay Monday evening was devastating for at least one family and possibly two others. The chopper was returning from an oil cargo survey of an oil tanker known as the Eagle Vancouver when it crashed into the water. The…

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Aviation Accidents, Helicopter Crash, Personal Injury

Pet Food Recall

Drug Contamination Leads to Pet Food Recall A specialty dog food company, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, has issued a voluntary pet food recall of certain lots of their Hunk of Beef brand pet food because they believe it may be contaminated with a potentially dangerous drug. The recalled pet food has lot numbers that…

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Food Poisoning, Personal Injury, Recall, Wrong Way Driving Accidents

San Antonio Crashes

Two San Antonio Crashes Leave Families Reeling Last Friday was a terrible day on San Antonio area roads and several families have been negatively impacted as a result of two San Antonio crashes. For example, on Friday night, a crash on the Southeast side involving a large truck and several other vehicles left seven people…

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Texas Plane Crashes

Two Texas Plane Crashes Leave One Dead, Two Injured Tuesday afternoon was a bad day for Texas plane crashes, as two of them crashed about 15 minutes apart. The worst of them happened in Rusk County, Texas, when a small plane crashed in an area just west of Carlisle at about 3:45 p.m., killing one…

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Aviation Accidents, Personal Injury

Smokeless Tobacco Recall

Altria Division Issues Smokeless Tobacco Recall Those out there who use smokeless tobacco products should pay special attention to this smokeless tobacco recall, since it involves some of the most popular brands in the country and in Texas. Yesterday, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co (USSTC), which is a division of Altria Group Inc, issued a voluntary…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability