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How Do I Know If I Have a Foodborne Illness Case?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), the annual cost of foodborne illnesses to the economy is actually quite staggering; a total cost of more than $15.6 billion every year. Compare that to the total USDA budget for food safety, which is barely over $1 billion. That cost was derived…

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Food Poisoning

What to Do If You’re in a Ride Share Accident

Ride sharing services are exploding in popularity throughout Texas. Earlier this year, the Texas legislature passed and Governor Greg About signed a law that creates a new set of statewide regulations for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, which the state now calls, “Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs. The purpose of the new law…

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Automobile Accidents

Why It’s Important to Track Vehicle Recalls

Luxury car brand BMW has issued two recalls for more than 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, including cars and SUVs, due to a risk that they may Spontaneously catch fire under the hood. According to the German automaker, the risk is minimal, but they still are asking that owners of the recalled cars…

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Automotive Defects, Recall

Is Texas Getting Serious About Distracted Driving?

Anyone who has driven on a Texas road has seen them. The drivers who are tooling along on a Texas highway at upwards of 75 miles per hour, but who really don’t seem to be paying attention. Those who are eating and drinking an entire meal from behind the wheel. Those drivers who seem to…

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Distracted Driving

What To Do If You’re Injured on the Job

A great many Texas workers put in long hours on the job every day, often in some of the most dangerous professions anywhere, including work at oil and gas drilling and refining sites, construction and many other professions. In some cases, workers are injured on the job because of repetitive or difficult movements, but more…

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Workplace Safety

Texas Car Dealers Selling Recalled Vehicles

Last week, several vehicle safety groups released a study showing something shocking. Apparently, many car dealers are selling recalled vehicles on a pretty regular basis. According to researchers, one out of every four vehicles on eight CarMax Inc. used car lots in three states were subject to safety recalls. Despite this, the defects were thus…

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Airbag Defects, Automotive Defects, Recall

Taking Aim at Drunk Driving in Texas

As part of a comprehensive campaign against the scourge of drunk driving, through the end of this year, the company that makes Budweiser will work in partnership with ride-sharing company Lyft on the “Give a Damn, Don’t Drive Drunk” (#GiveaDamn) campaign. The purpose of this initiative is to encourage better planning on the part of…

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Texas Chemical Explosion Rocks Harvey-Struck Region

There is a lot of activity surrounding the activity at the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. The plant caught fire and experienced ta chemical explosion in the wake of flooding and power outages brought on by Hurricane Harvey. First, an inquiry was opened by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into whether Arkema followed federal…

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Chemical Explosions

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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