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Dallas Jury Awards Family of Man Hit by Greyhound Bus $20 Million

By The West Law Office |

In December, a Dallas jury awarded one family $20 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit after they lost their loved one to an accident caused by a Greyhound bus in 2017. According to reports, the victim, Hunter Brown, was traveling from California to Washington when the bus made a rest stop. The… Read More »

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Addressing Psychological Injuries in The Workplace

By The West Law Office |

We speak a lot about common physical workplace injuries – slipping or tripping and falling, getting hit by falling objects, muscle strains, equipment injuries, collisions, repetitive motion injuries, and others; but what about psychological injuries? They too have become an epidemic in the workplace. Below, we discuss some of the common causes of psychological… Read More »

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Texas Supreme Court to Hear Important Case of Whether Truck Driver’s Employer Caused Intentional Injury by Having Him Work Too Many Hours

By The West Law Office |

In December, the Texas Supreme Court will hear an important wrongful death case on the concept of intentional injuries when it comes to truck drivers who claim that they are allegedly coerced into driving excessive hours. The case involves the death of driver Fabian Escobedo, who drove for Mo-Vac, and whether the company could… Read More »

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Listeria Outbreak in Texas Kills One Person & Sends Others to Hospital, Including Newborn

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in December, multiple illnesses, infections, and hospitalizations, as well as at least one death in Texas was linked to a Listeria outbreak in connection with hard-boiled eggs packaged and distributed by Almark Foods. Symptoms experienced by those affected include balance loss, confusion, headaches, muscle… Read More »

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The Many Problems Associated with Drunk Driving in Texas

By The West Law Office |

There are simply too many drivers who are drinking and driving here in Texas; even though the penalties are up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 in fines. This is especially an issue during the months surrounding holidays such as New Year’s eve. In Texas, New Year’s Eve is prime time for drunk… Read More »

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Bureau of Labor Statistics Notes an Increase in Workplace Fatalities

By The West Law Office |

According to a new report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an increase in workplace injuries and fatalities in 2018. Specifically, the Department noted significant increases in two causes of fatal injuries: Deaths due to unintentional overdoses of nonmedical alcohol or drugs and work-related suicides. Overall, there was… Read More »

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KHOU 11 Investigation Finds That Some Texas Counties Are Placing Lives in Danger by Failing to Take DWIs Seriously

By The West Law Office |

Recently, an important article covering how driving while intoxicated with a child in your car is simply not taken seriously enough here in Texas, regardless of the accidents and damage that often result. Although it is a felony that carries up to two years’ jail time, many charged in some counties simply do not… Read More »

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More Problems for E-Cigarettes: Researchers Find Microbial Toxins in Products

By The West Law Office |

We have previously discussed emerging evidence that vaping is leading to serious lung injuries and even death in some cases, including here in Texas. The only company linked to these products that has been sued for wrongful death thus far is Juul Labs and, recently, an analysis conducted by the Harvard School of Public… Read More »

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Nurses Are Receiving More and More Violent Workplace Injuries Every Year

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According to a recent study published by the American Nurses Association, nursing is now one of the most dangerous places to work, with one in four nurses being assaulted on the job: Patients trying to use pipes to attack their nurse, violent outbursts, nurses being punched and suffering from broken ribs, noses, physical and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Retail Workers May Suffer More Workplace Injuries Than You Realize

By The West Law Office |

According to a new report released in November, workplace injuries for retail workers are one of the few injury areas that did not decrease over the last two years. According to the report, injuries in this area caused employees to miss an average of 24 days of work per year, and the top three… Read More »

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