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Randy Sorrels

Severity of Biologics

Biologics, a short term for biological medication, are typically prescribed to nurse autoimmune skin diseases, joints, and gastrointestinal system. They are one of the few drugs that are not made chemically, but instead are extracted from animal cells in laboratories....

Texas Needs Answers to Its Day Care Problem

An investigation by the Austin-based newspaper, Austin American-Stateman, has revealed a disturbing trend in Texas child care. For the last 10 years, over 80 children in Texas day care centers died due to both abuse and neglect, and in the same period of time, more...

Laser Hair Removal Lawsuits on the Rise

The New York Times recently ran a story on the dangers of laser hair removal at the wrong places. Noting that nearly 500,000 such treatments performed by dermatologic surgeons in 2011, the article really focused on the unquantified number of procedures performed each...

“Loser Pay” Provision

Some of this year's earlier legislation arising out of Texas House Bill 274 regarding lawsuits has recently gone into effect. Part of that legislation directed the Texas Supreme Court to develop certain procedural guidelines to implement that legislation. One area...

Ford and Lincoln Vehicle Recall

Ford is recalling almost 1.1 million Ford F-150s, F-250s, and Lincoln Blackwood pickups because their fuel-tank straps can rust, corrode and ultimately fail causing the fuel tank to drop to the ground. If it hits the ground, there is a risk of the tank rupturing and...

State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

The State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting takes place this week, Thursday, June 23 through Friday, June 24 in San Antonio, Texas. Our bar association consists of over 80,000 licensed attorneys, and the annual meeting is an excellent place to obtain quality continuing...

Infections Still a Huge Issue

We consistently receive phone calls complaining about hospital acquired infections that wreak havoc with the lives of patients who become infected. Hospitals tell the public they fight the causes of these infections on a regular basis, but they resist releasing their...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Our law firm recently settled a wrongful death case against a large, multinational corporation who we alleged employed a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, causing a major collision. The driver of the defendant vehicle fit the classic description of someone...

Texans for Lots of Radiation?

I recently reviewed a new website - tlr-pac.com. It was most enlightening. There are numerous contributors to both sides of the debate on the rights of individuals to pursue their claims in court. As it turns out, the largest donor to those opposing open access to the...

Texas Access to Justice Commission

The Texas Access to Justice Commission held its Legislative Day in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Included in this day was a press conference regarding the Texas legal aid funding crisis and potential legislative solutions. Held in the Speakers...

Texas Legislature Convenes

As the Texas Legislature convenes and begins the arduous process of determining new laws and how budget dollars will be spent over the next two years, the citizens of Texas need to know the real story about what is being proposed. Our law firm obviously has an...

Celery versus State of Texas

In one of the more interesting battles taking place during the election season, is a San Antonio produce company that is seeking to challenge the State of Texas Department of State Health Services order to close its plant and recall all products shipped from there...

Nissan Cube Recall — Fuel Spill Issues

Nissan is recalling over 51,000 of its Q. hatchbacks in the United States and Canada because of possible problems with fuel spillage during rear end collisions. The recall covers model year 2009 and 2010 Cubes made between January 30, 2009 and July 30, 2010. Dealers...

Additional Recall of Drop-Side Cribs

Drop-side cribs are again the focus of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In a new round of recalls, at least 82,000 cribs from the popular retailer, Pottery Barn Kids are being pulled from the market. The CPSC has proposed new rules that would completely ban the...

Deepwater Horizon Gulf Spill

As the Deepwater Horizon Gulf well continues to spew millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf, I read with great interest, intrigue, and utter amazement the commentary of Court Koenning in this week's edition. The lengths to which Mr. Koenning goes to again demonize,...

Corporate Cutbacks Compromise Safety

In another example of large corporations making cutbacks without due regard for adequate levels of safety, a subsidiary of pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson is being thoroughly investigated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. McNeil Consumer...

Electronic Onboard Recorders

The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently issued a new regulation that will require commercial truck and bus companies with serious patterns of hours of service violations, to install electronic onboard...

HOUSTON VEHICLE CRASH STATISTICS

In a morning recent posting, I addressed the Houston Chronicle's article on crash statistics for Houston highways. With more than 500 deaths occurring on Houston highways each year, Houstonians owe it to our fellow Houstonians to become more aware of the dangers we...

Texas Access to Justice Commission

I recently attended my first meeting of the Texas Access to Justice Commission as an official commissioner. This organization is charged with assisting low income and poor Texans who are in need of civil legal services. The effort to provide civil legal services is...

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