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Nursing Home Lawsuit Filed for Inadequate Care

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A lawsuit was recently filed in a Texas court alleging a nursing home failed to provide appropriate health care for three different residents. The families of the three victims sued Parklane West Healthcare Center for negligence in the management and staffing of the facility, as well as negligence for the care of the patients - often called residents. Many of the complaints, injuries and deaths often are as a result of a culture of lack of caring, which is almost always caused by the nursing home owner's attitude of putting profits over proper care.

Cycling Safety Encouraged in the City of Houston

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With summer just around the corner, many Houstonians will be taking to the streets on their bicycles in search of recreational fun or sport. With this increased number of cyclists comes the increased risk of injury. According to a study by the Transportation for America, in 2013, Houston ranked ninth out of the top ten most dangerous cites in the United States for bicycle riders.

Medical Devices Intended for Children Are Only Tested on Adults

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According to a recent study published by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, most medical devices that are being approved for use in pediatrics are not actually tested on children first. Research found that nearly all of the devices are tested on adults ages 18 and older.

Helicopter Crashes

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When a helicopter crashes, the wreckage can leave a trail of clues that leads all the way back to the aircraft's design and manufacturer. In 2012, civil helicopters flew more than 3 million hours in the United States, resulting in 153 accidents. Of that number, 22 were fatal and 23 resulted in serious injuries. Prompt investigation of the crash site and knowledge about common causes of these crashes are critical. Abraham Watkins has handled many aviation cases through the years.

Jury Finds Johnson & Johnson Liable in Mesh Trial

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Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was ordered by a Texas jury to pay $1.2 million to a woman who alleged one of the company's lines of vaginal-mesh implants to treat incontinence was defectively designed, in the first verdict against the company over those devices. Jurors in Dallas determined the design of the TVT-O mesh sling implanted in Linda Batiste was flawed. The jury found $1.2 million in compensatory damages.

GM Defect Claims 13 Lives and Causes Loss of Houston Woman's Legs

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A defective ignition switch installed in General Motors vehicles has caused thirteen deaths and severely injured a Houston-area woman. Tiffany Adams, a 30 year old Sam Houston State University graduate, was traveling on U.S. 59 on December 23, 2013. A defective "ignition module" caused her key placed in the ignition to inadvertently switch from the "run" to the "off" or "accessory" position. As a result, Adams' 2007 Pontiac Solstice spun out of control, hit a tree and prevented Adams' airbags from deploying. The impact left Adams with a broken neck, broken ribs and injuries to both of her legs that required amputation. About two months after the accident that took her legs and broke her spine, Ms. Adams received a letter from GM informing her that her vehicle was being recalled.

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles Worldwide

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A total of 6.39 million vehicles are being recalled by Toyota Motor Corp., a Japanese based car manufacturer. Roughly 30 models globally have been affected.

One Dead, One Injured in 18-Wheeler Explosion and Fire on Hwy 290

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As reported by KPRC, the fuel tanks of an 18-wheeler caught fire and exploded after the truck overturned on Highway 290 in Northwest Houston early Tuesday morning. The driver of the truck was killed in the fire, but a passenger in the sleeper car was able to escape with minor injuries.

Widow Receives Verdict Against Hospital

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On November 9, 2010, Thomas Haskell, then 63 years old, underwent cardiac bypass surgery at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Ellsworth, Maine. Due to complications, Mr. Haskell died four days later.

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