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OilRefinery

New Report Shows That Six Oil Refineries in Houston, Texas Are Exposing Nearby Communities to Benzene and Cancer

By The West Law Office |

According to a new report just released in February, almost half of all oil refineries with the highest cancer-causing benzene emissions in the entire United States are all located in Houston. Take the Total Petrochemicals refinery in Port Arthur: Benzene levels just at its fence-line were measured at almost 150 percent above what the… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Faulty Equipment & Inadequate Training Killed Servicemen in Avoidable Accidents, And The Problems Have Not Been Fixed

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As reported on by ProPublica, in early February, the House Armed Services Committee members questioned Marine and Navy leaders about the number of Marines and sailors that died in avoidable accidents and whether the faulty equipment and training problems that led to these deaths had been fixed such that troops would be ready if… Read More »

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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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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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Vape

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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One Child Is Injured or Killed Every 20 Minutes Due to Tip-Over Accidents

By The West Law Office |

According to the latest reports from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 460 children have died from tip-over accidents between 2000 and 2018 and, on average, one child is injured in one of these incidents every 20 minutes; usually due to climbing or pulling themselves onto furniture or an appliance. Most of the deaths… Read More »

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E-Cigarette Company Juul Hit with Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By The West Law Office |

We’ve discussed just how dangerous vaping-related lung diseases are, and how the first vaping-related lung disease death occurred here in Texas in October. Pursuant to the negligence with which these products were produced and placed onto the market, the main producer of vaping products, Juul, was hit with a wrongful death lawsuit in late… Read More »

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WrongfulDeath

19 Straight Years of Daily Roadway Deaths in Texas

By The West Law Office |

Texas has long been above the national average in traffic deaths per capita; second only to Florida. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, almost 67,000 people were killed – and tens of thousands more injured – on Texas roads; just in the last 19 years. Sadly, 2019 marks Texas‘ 19th straight year of… Read More »

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Vaping

Vaping-Related Lung Disease Kills Woman in North Texas: Is This Just the Beginning?

By The West Law Office |

In October, health authorities in Texas confirmed that the state’s first vaping-related lung disease death occurred. The woman who died due to the vaping products was one of close to 100 cases of severe lung disease that have been reported this year and the Texas Department of State Health Services suspects that there are… Read More »

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Wrongful Death

Police Shoot Fort Worth Woman Legally in Her Own Home for No Reason—Can They Be Sued for Wrongful Death?

By The West Law Office |

The woman in Fort Worth who was recently shot by police for no apparent reason while inside her home after a neighbor called in a request for a welfare check has dominated national headlines. She was reportedly playing video games in her bedroom with her nephew at the time she was shot when, according… Read More »

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