Elderly Woman in Wheelchair

Citing “burdensome debt levels and expensive leases,” Senior Care Centers (SCC), which serves almost 10,000 residents and employs at least as many workers at more than 100 locations in Texas and Louisiana, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early December 2018. The company – the largest skilled-nursing provider in Texas – has struggled to pay […]

The first full week in February was observed as National Burn Awareness Week. We should all welcome the opportunity for fire and safety experts to emphasize burn awareness, prevention, and methods of treatment. Many of us have suffered a burn injury at some time in our life. And few of us realize how lucky we […]

Defective 3M earplugs cause hearing loss

For more than a decade, the 3M Company manufactured earplugs – the Combat Arms Ear Plugs – that were sold to the U.S. military. Now, the company faces several lawsuits over the defectiveness of this product and the resulting hearing loss suffered by many service members. Not only did 3M make faulty earplugs that have […]

Front of car impacted by accident

When a driver hits another car, a pedestrian, or cyclist, we can be too quick to habitually blame the victim for the accident instead of the driver who is responsible. This unfair victim accusation is based in part on human psychology, with negligent (or careless) drivers (and their insurers) all too willing to perpetuate this […]

distracted driving accident

As Texans know, texting while driving is illegal in the state. The law that bans texting, emailing, or any electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle was passed by the state legislature in 2017.   Drivers in many areas of the state can still use hand-held cell phones to talk while driving, but that may be […]

Icy Road Conditions

Those of us on the upper Texas Gulf Coast rarely experience extended periods of wintry cold and ice. But when we do get “sideswiped” by Old Man Winter, some of us refuse to alter our driving habits. So we … Drive the speed limit (or faster) on ice-covered roads, losing control of our vehicle. If […]

Texas Distracted Driving Attorney

The Houston area is No. 1 in several ways when it comes to traffic crashes. It holds the top position among all metro areas in the country when it comes to the number of traffic deaths. Houston also leads the country in fatality crashes involving alcohol and drugs. And according to the latest in a […]

Texas Truck Accident Attorney

Truck driver fatigue is a real problem, and one that affects everybody who uses our roads and highways. If a driver is tired behind the wheel, his or her responses will be slowed and decision-making abilities compromised. That can spell real danger when a 40-ton tractor-trailer rig is involved. Making Trucking Safer Transportation industry and […]

Some hair-coloring is still made with lead acetate, which can cause deadly lead poisoning

On December 3, 2018, a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products went into effect. Consumer Reports and several watchdog groups had filed a petition with the FDA earlier this year to put the ban in place. The FDA’s release about the ban reads in part: “The FDA reviewed the information and data submitted […]

Fresh Produce

We love farmers markets. Delicious, fresh fruits, veggies, etc. Real back-to-the-land kind of stuff (which many of us Texans long for). So much good flows from them. But be cautious. No need to get excited, but the recent E. coli (and other bacteriological) scares to our country’s food supply should remind us that not all […]