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What should I do if I am injured on the job?

Knowing what to do if you have been injured on the job can mean the difference between obtaining all of the benefits and compensation you are entitled to or being left to pay some or all of your medical expenses on your own.

Understanding the process, as laid out by the Texas Department of Insurance, can be a good way to prepare and pursue the benefits for which you may qualify.

Vicarious liability in medical malpractice lawsuits

Recently we posted about a doctor and a hospital that are the subject of a negligence lawsuit in Texas. Often in a case of alleged medical malpractice, the plaintiff will name multiple defendants in the complaint. There are several reasons for doing this.

First, an act of medical malpractice frequently arises from multiple sources. For example, let us assume that a surgeon is accused of making a mistake. An investigation may reveal that other issues were also present that could lead to liability.

Texas hospital and doctor sued for medical negligence

It is often nerve-wracking for a patient to undergo surgery due to the nature of what is required. However, modern technology and research, as well as extensive training, has made a multitude of improvements to help doctors avoid mistakes.

This often leads us to depend on the medical professionals and institutions involved to successfully perform an operation, whether it is necessary or elective. While we do not like to consider the possibility of medical malpractice, sometimes it does occur.

Psychiatrist's series of mistakes catch up with him decades later

Almost everyone has a skeleton in the closet. Few of us get through life without making a mistake, or having a moment of bad judgment that we’d prefer to keep under wraps. But a joyride as a juvenile or painting graffiti of your girlfriend’s name on a sidewalk are a far cry from repeated violations of the Hippocratic Oath by a physician that he or she is obligated to uphold.

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a psychiatry professor who had been suspended from practicing medicine or had his license revoked in four states other than the one where he was currently practicing. At least one of those sanctions had taken place decades before the lawsuit was filed. 

Alleged wrong-way drunk driver kills mother and children in Texas

Whenever a vehicle is involved in an accident, questions arise as to the cause. Sometimes an accident is just that: an accident. There appears to be nothing intentional behind it, and nothing that could have been done to have prevented it.

On other occasions however, the facts will indicate the possibility that, but for one or more acts of negligence on the part of a driver, the accident need not have taken place. A possible example of the latter circumstance happened in a two-vehicle accident in Texas that killed a mother and her two children. Only the father survived the accident. 

Hit-and-run accident in San Antonio injures man

A man recently suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in San Antonio, Texas.

The pedestrian accident occurred just after midnight on the Fourth of July. The victim was hospitalized in critical condition. Police are looking for the driver of a truck or SUV, which apparently suffered front end damage. 

Reality show contestant killed in tragic workplace accident

Everyworkplace injury or death is an upsetting circumstance that can cause pain and suffering for victims and their families. Residents in San Antonio, Texas, who have been the victims of a workplace accident, may want to consider consulting with an attorney who may offer legal advice.

Workplace accidents that result in death can be overwhelming for the families of those involved. An attorney may be able to alleviate some of the immediate concerns for a victim’s loved ones, while they cope with their loss. The family of one man who was recently killed on the job may be considering their legal options after a catastrophic train accident.

Monkey bites lead to lawsuit in Texas

Property owners are expected to take the necessary steps to ensure their premises are safe for residents and visitors. If unsafe conditions exist and are not removed or people are not warned of their presence, the property owner can be held liable for any injuries that a person suffers as a result.

For example, a woman recently filed a lawsuit against Moody Gardens, a Texas attraction and amusement park. According to the lawsuit, the woman was enjoying a day visiting a rainforest section of the park when she was unexpectedly attacked and bitten by two of the monkeys. 

Head-on collision in Kaufman County results in 2 deaths

When an accident occurs on the road, it can often be easy to assume that contributing factors like alcohol or drugs were involved. Many times the individual responsible for the car wreck, however, is not under the influence. There are other potential factors – for example, distracted driving. Today, many people overlook the dangers of distractions while driving such as texting, eating, or changing channels on the radio.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a multi-car auto accident, and you believe that the other party is at fault, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages. It is important to speak with a legal professional who may be able help you with your claims and explain all of your options.  

Android app aims to reduce texting while driving

Texting while driving and other cellphone distractions have been known to cause car accidents in Texas. A new mobile application recently formatted for Android devices offers one possible way to prevent texting while driving, and may thereby reduce the number of serious motor vehicle accidents that arise from distracted driving, which costs more than $40 billion annually nationwide.

But, while such technology may help drivers avoid the temptation to text and drive, it is still not a substitute for sound judgment behind the wheel. 

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  • Richard Tinsman & Daniel J.T. Sciano. Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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