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Injured Texans without workers' compensation entitled to money

Any work accident victim employed by a company or individual that was negligent could file a lawsuit against that employer. If you are injured on the job, you could be eligible for compensation to help cover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Proper training and safety is required of every work environment.

You have a rightful expectation as an employee to be protected and safe while working and to not be exposed to unsafe working conditions. Whether you have suffered a construction site accident, occupational disease, neck injury, back injury or repetitive stress, you could be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim.

What standard is used to declare a person a negligent driver?

If you are seriously injured in a car accident in Texas, you might be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and other damages. An attorney reviewing the circumstances of the accident on your behalf may begin by trying to determine if there is sufficient evidence to prove that the accident was caused by a negligent driver.

This post is meant to be an overview of a very broad topic. It is not intended as legal advice which should only be given by an attorney familiar with all of the facts surrounding a particular situation

Texas Supreme Court affirms 10-year malpractice lawsuit deadline

The 10-year statute of limitations in Texas for filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice -- officially referred to as the "statute of repose" -- has withstood a legal challenge that went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.

The facts of the case date back almost 20 years, when a baby suffered severe brain damage during delivery. The infant’s mother waited until about eight years afterward before filing notice of intent to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, but did not actually initiate the action until five years after the 10-year statute of repose restriction had passed.

Traumatic brain injuries can have life-altering consequences

Accident victims, be it from an incident at work or a car crash, often incur injuries that are obvious. Broken bones, lacerations and contusions all are readily identifiable and treatable either at the accident scene or at a hospital.

Another type of accident injury, however, can be harder to detect. But just because it may not be easy to find does not minimize its potential impact on the accident victim. It is a traumatic brain injury.

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. 

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