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Texas Family Sues Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago After Woman Who Contracted Legionnaires' Disease Died

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Gibran Ruiz, the husband of a 35-year-old Carol Ruiz, who contracted Legionnaire's disease at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in November 2017, has filed suit against the hospital.

Harris County Resident Suffers Injuries After a Slip and Fall on Katy Dealership Premises

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On August 29, 2019, a Harris County resident filed a complaint against Autonation Ford Katy also known as Texan Ford Inc. in a Harris County district court, alleging injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall incident on the dealership's premises.

Fisher Price Recalls Dangerous Chair Due to Multiple Infant Deaths

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Fisher Price, the company well known for making toys and other products targeted toward babies and small children, recently recalled its Rock 'n Play baby sleeper.

Top 5 Safe Driving Apps

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With cell phones increasingly becoming a tempting enemy to safe driving, many states-Texas included-have adopted hands-free laws banning their use behind the wheel.

While distracted driving should be avoided at all costs, in some cases, cell phone apps can actually help keep drivers safe and focused on the road. Today, we are going to explore 5 of those apps.

Johnson & Johnson Liable for $8 Billion in Damages

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A Philadelphia jury sent a strong message to Johnson & Johnson regarding the company's marketing of its prescription drug Risperdal. A Maryland man filed a lawsuit alleging that the company failed to properly acknowledge known risks that the prescription medication could lead to breast growth in boys.

Pilots Out of Work Due to Grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX Sue Boeing for Lost Wages

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As of March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX has been involved in two fatal accidents resulting in a great outcry over the safety of the planes and causing authorities to ground the 737 MAX across the globe. The grounding of the 737 MAX has wiped out more than 30,000 Southwest Airline flights alone and resulted in the loss of more than $100,000,000 in lost wages for pilots who have been unable to fly.

$100M Trial Against Security Company for Wrongful Death Caused by Armored Truck Settles During Jury Deliberations

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In January 2018, an armored truck driver in Arlington, Texas, made an unexpected left-hand turn, hitting and killing a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist's family filed a lawsuit against the security company that employed the driver, arguing that the company had a history of failing to adequately vet, train, and supervise its drivers.

Lyft Driver Attacks Rider, Lawsuit Claims Lyft Failed to Screen

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A lawsuit has been filed against Lyft and a Lyft driver for a vicious assault of a would-be rider. In May of 2017, Jonathan Pratt was attacked by his Lyft driver in New York City, New York. Pratt called for a Lyft ride, but the Lyft driver allegedly had issues finding Pratt's pick-up location. As time passed, Pratt eventually attempted to cancel the Lyft ride so he and a friend could take a taxi instead. The Lyft driver then arrived and immediately began berating Pratt, using profanities and aggressive language.

Child Drownings

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Currently, Texas is leading the nation in the number of drowning accidents involving children. Particularly, Harris County is the most frequent location of child related drownings.

A 10-Year-Old Girl Died After Being Thrown from Ride

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According to the New Jersey State Police, a 10-year-old girl was ejected from a ride called "Extreme" at 6:18 p.m. on October 12, 2019. She suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.

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    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

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    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

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    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

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    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

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    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

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