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Workplace accident at fair leads to injuries to worker

When a workplace injury occurs in Texas, it can affect an employee not only physically but also financially and emotionally. In one out-of-state case, a man recently suffered injuries at a county fair. The workplace accident occurred on a Saturday shortly after 9 p.m.

The accident involved a fair ride known as Speed, which spins people in the air. A piece of the equipment reportedly fell while the carnival worker was servicing the ride. The equipment then struck him.

Man and wife awarded over $4 million in medical malpractice case

When a doctor in Texas fails to diagnose and treat a patient, this may lead to permanent harm to the patient, if not death. One man in another state claimed that a medical clinic failed to diagnose his infection over a decade ago, which left the bottom part of his body paralyzed. However, a court recently ordered for the man and his wife to receive compensation totaling over $4 million after hearing the man's medical malpractice case.

The man was hurt on the job in 2005 and went to a clinic for treatment. The clinic, which is no longer in operation, gave the man a shot, along with a prescription, and said he could return to work. However, the man's condition got worse, and he could barely walk as a result. When he returned to the clinic, he was sent back to work with extra pain medication.

Slip and fall accident may be caused by property owner

Sometimes property owners in Texas fail to keep up their properties in a proper manner. This can quickly lead to a slip and fall accident resulting in injury. In this situation, the owner of the property that was not sufficiently maintained may be held financially responsible in civil court.

The property owner may be held liable if he or she, or a worker in his or her business environment, created the condition leading to the slip and fall accident. In addition, if the customer created a dangerous condition leading to the accident, it is the property owner's duty to act responsibly and reasonably by correcting the problem and/or warning customers. The owner may also be held financially responsible if he or she knew or should have known about the dangerous condition but failed to take appropriate action to fix it in a timely manner. 

Boy, mom awarded $53 million in medical malpractice suit

When a medical center in Texas fails to reasonably care for its patients and ends up causing injury to a patient, the patient has the right to take legal action in an effort to hold the center accountable. In one case in another state, a jury recently awarded a total of $53 million to a boy and his mother in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The boy was born at a medical center with serious injury to his brain.

The boy has cerebral palsy and has to use a wheelchair. His mother also has to feed him and clothe him. The lawsuit explained around 20 missteps that nurses and doctors allegedly made after the boy's mother arrived at the hospital at around 40 weeks pregnant. At the time, she was not feeling her baby move as much.

Motor vehicle accident leads to 3 deaths in Texas

Three individuals in Texas lost their lives in a Wednesday morning vehicle accident. According to authorities, the motor vehicle accident involved two semi trucks and a car. The accident recently occurred along Interstate 30.

The motor vehicle crash took place at around 5 a.m. One semi truck was going west and veered left. It is at that time when authorities said the truck struck another car and crossed over the road's median. It then struck another semi truck in a head-on collision.

Car accident claims 1 life, causes injury in Texas

A Texas woman's life was cut short in a recent vehicle accident. Another person suffered serious injuries. The car accident occurred on a parkway near a park on a Sunday.

According to police, a Honda Civic was heading south on the parkway in the lanes going north. The car crashed into a Chevrolet pickup truck. The 83-year-old driver of the car died at the crash scene.

Alleged unsafe premises at hospital blamed for woman's fall

When a business in Texas is careless in maintaining its property conditions, a person visiting the property may end up getting hurt as a result. One woman in another state was hurt due to the claimed negligence of a hospital. She has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging unsafe premises.

According to the woman's lawsuit, she was paying a visit to a friend at the hospital one day. While she was walking along a hallway at the hospital, she reportedly stepped in a liquid puddle on the floor. She claimed that the puddle caused her to experience a slip-and-fall accident.

Construction site accident leads to critical injuries to worker

Sometimes even the most careful employees in Texas may suffer harm in inherently hazardous workplace situations. One man in another state recently suffered serious injuries in a construction site accident. The accident occurred on a Thursday in early June.

According to authorities, the man, 47, was at a hospital work site. Suddenly, he fell from a scaffold, plummeting 60 feet, which is the same as three stories. The accident happened shortly before 10:45 a.m.

Car accident claims life of teen in Texas

A vehicle accident recently took the life of a teenager in Texas. In addition, two other people suffered injuries in the car accident. The crash occurred on a Sunday evening in late May.

According to police, two sedans were involved in the crash just before 7:30 p.m. The first vehicle was reportedly going west in the lane on the outside. That is when the driver of the second vehicle made a left-hand turn onto the street and entered the first car's path.

Workplace injury still relatively common in slaughterhouses

Based on a recent government report, today's slaughterhouses are safer to use than ones in the past. However, the government's data likely do not capture every risk that poultry and meat workers face in the United States, including in Texas. Officials said that workplace injury and illness are still relatively common.

Between 2004 and 2013, more than 150 poultry and meat workers passed away from workplace injuries. The injury rate associated with workers in the meat industry is greater than that of the remainder of the manufacturing field. However, meat-industry injuries have a significant chance of going underreported.

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