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Texas Man Dies from Vape Pen Explosion

E-cigarettes still operate in an unusual space in the U.S. Many of the devices and liquids consumers use aren’t tightly regulated. Though there have been steps in the right direction over the last couple of years, these devices still pose a threat when something goes wrong, which is exactly what happened earlier this year in Fo[...]

Date: April 12, 2019 / Defective Products / Wrongful Death
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Leukemia Drug Tasigna Linked to Artery Disease

If you or someone you care about is being or has been treated with the leukemia drug Tasigna® from drug manufacturer Novartis, you'll want to be aware that the drug is the subject of lawsuits and claims across the country. The drug was popularly prescribed in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia and has recently been [...]

Date: February 27, 2018 / Drug Injury / Wrongful Death
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The Latest Chapter in the GM Ignition Switch Lawsuit Saga

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. (GM) on December 28, 2017, won a court ruling that could significantly impact, and even reduce the value of, certain civil claims currently against it over flawed vehicle ignition switches. The switches have been linked to more than 120 deaths and many injuries and triggered a huge recall. U[...]

Date: January 22, 2018 / Wrongful Death
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Too Many Construction Workers are Electrocuted

Eighty-two construction workers died from electrocution in 2015, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), a figure that the Center calls “unacceptably high,” even though it represents a 39% reduction in construction industry electrocution deaths since 2003. In its report released November 1, the[...]

Date: December 11, 2017 / Wrongful Death

Boom in Oilfield Fatalities

[embed]https://youtu.be/g9mzroWQShw[/embed] Texans like to hear that there is a booming oil industry. It’s, of course, good for the state’s economy. However, it’s a different story when there is a boom in oilfield fatalities. In 2014, 142 U.S. oilfield employees died.  Seventy-one of those employees died in Texas. From 2[...]

Date: November 6, 2015 / Workers Compensation / Wrongful Death

West Texas Oil Field Blast Kills Two and Injures Nine Others

A high-pressure explosion claimed the lives of two West Texas oil field workers and injured nine others in Loving County, Texas on the morning of Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Loving County authorities identified the two dead as Robert Andrade Magdaleno of El Paso, Texas, and Amos Ortega of Artesia, New Mexico. Both workers were i[...]

Date: May 2, 2014 / Environmental Injury / Wrongful Death

Do You Have Questions About The Definition Of Wrongful Death?

The wrongful death definition states that an individual or company can be found liable for the death of a person under common law. The claim is a civil action brought most commonly by close relatives or heirs of the deceased. Within the United States the standard of proof for a civil case is a preponderance of the evidence. If[...]

Date: May 16, 2013 / Uncategorized / Wrongful Death