Just over a year ago on November 5, 2017, one of the deadliest mass shootings ever to occur on American soil took place in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The carnage was brought on by a gunman by the name of Devin Patrick Kelly of nearby New Braunfels. In total, 26 lives were lost that day along with 20 others who were injured.
A jury awarded a South Carolina man $13 million. The man suffered severe injuries, including broken bones and brain damage, when his vehicle was struck by a train. Lawyers for the plaintiff argued BNSF Railway was negligent by failing to cut down trees on its right of way.
A baby allegedly injured by malpractice during delivery at a public hospital has no right to sue the negligent doctors employed by the hospital. That is the result of a recent ruling from the Texas Supreme Court in Franka et al. v. Velazquez, et al., ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2011)(1/21/11).