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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 1, 2013 – According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), at least 40 percent of people who go to the doctor leave the medical office feeling that they have been misdiagnosed. The Institute of Medicine reports that more individuals die in the U.S. each year due to some form of medical malpractice, including a medical misdiagnosis, than the number of people who die annually from accidents on the nation’s highways, or from breast cancer. Medical malpractice is a real health threat, and medical misdiagnoses happen with alarming frequency. “Typically, an individual begins to […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 1, 2013 – A Texas House Bill was signed this past May which restricts “subrogation,” the substitution of one person or group by another for insurance rights. Texas House Bill 1869, passed unanimously in both the House and Senate, is designed to provide a legal framework which allows the settling of personal injury cases while helping an injured person meet their other expenses and providing certainty to health insurers. The law takes effect in January 2014. Subrogation by an insurance company occurs when the company that collected premiums from an individual is determined to […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 29, 2013 – A Texas resident has filed a lawsuit alleging that Pradaxa, a blood thinner, resulted in severe internal bleeding. The manufacturer of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, is facing a number of similar lawsuits alleging that their blood-thinning medication causes internal hemorrhaging and that consumers are not being adequately warned. “Anyone experiencing any issues after taking Pradaxa should immediately speak to their doctor,” warned Waxahachie personal injury lawyer John Hale. The lawsuit was filed this May in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by a plaintiff who first began taking […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2013 – A Harris County father has brought a lawsuit against a wildlife park after his son was injured. The suit filed against Animals of the Earth Inc. alleges that a child was injured during a tram ride in 2012 at the park owned by the defendant company. The petition was filed in Galveston County District Court on June 19 by Arthur Reyna, Sr. and on behalf of Mr. Reyna’s minor child. Mr. Reyna claims that the Bayou Wildlife Park tram operator drove the vehicle negligently when Mr. Reyna and his son were […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2013 – Efforts are underway in Texas to reduce distracted driving, a major cause of traffic accidents. Statistics show that distracted driving is a serious problem, and may be severely underreported. In Texas, public education efforts are underway by local government and cell phone companies to discourage distracted driving. “Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents resulting in injury or death,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. “It is very important for drivers to realize that taking your eyes off the road for even a second can be extremely dangerous.” […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – A traffic accident led to the arrest of a Texas woman. On March 1, a two-vehicle crash eventually proved fatal. A 2010 Ford Fusion driven by a 74-year-old woman, Millie Powell of Port Arthur, Texas, rear-ended another vehicle. The vehicle she hit had been lawfully stopped while waiting to make a turn into a private driveway. The collision caused minor damage. The other driver was uninjured; Powell was sent to a local hospital with minor injuries. But Powell’s passenger, 92-year-old Ruby Jones, also of Port Arthur, experienced moderate injuries. 
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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2013 – A new study shows that exercise may ward off dementia. The latest aging statistics indicate that as many as one in eight adults over the age of 65 is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new study released by the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that exercise in middle-age may be an effective tool in warding off later life dementia. “Alzheimer’s continues to be a major health concern for many people as they age,” commented Dallas elder law attorney John Hale. Researchers examined data from a patient visitor database, The Cooper […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 16, 2013 – Some retirees with government pensions will get less social security than they may expect. About one million Americans are affected by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), which affects government workers on the local, state or federal level who were hired prior to 1984 and are eligible for a government pension. “Retirees who are affected by the Windfall Elimination Provision need to be aware of what their Social Security benefits will be so that they can plan properly for their retirement,” said John Hale, a Dallas elder law attorney and estate planning […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 12, 2013 – Recalls of consumer products increased in the fourth quarter of 2012. Recalls of children’s and infant products and general consumer products reached a one-and-a-half-year high in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). “The increase in recalls likely reflects increased vigilance on the part of the CPSC,” said John Hale, a Waxahachie personal injury lawyer involved in defective products litigation. “It is much better for problems to be identified before a defective product causes serious injury or even death. Unfortunately, it sometimes […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 27, 2013 – A personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a child injured at a Houston rodeo last year was just settled. In 2012, a three-year-old was injured at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo when she was flung from a carnival ride. Kalyn Pennygraph was riding the Techno Jump, when she fell an estimated six-to-eight feet before hitting the ground, sustaining injuries including a concussion and abrasions. Kalyn’s mother just settled a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of her daughter with the event’s carnival operator. The lawsuit was seeking compensation for “medical care, […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – There is now an unofficial Bill of Rights for elderly residents of Texas. The Texas Attorney General’s Office has released information outlining the special rights that are in place for citizens age 60 and over. According to the Office, an elderly individual has all of the rights guaranteed to all citizens of Texas. In addition, the elderly have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, the right to make choices regarding care, benefits and services, and the right to be “free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.” If the elderly […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2013 – Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of thousands of hip implants. The company is recalling the “Adept,” an all-metal total hip replacement system, due to a higher-than-expected percentage of implants causing pain and difficulty in movement for patients. The Adept models have been found to have issues in the top part of the hip, where the ball of the thigh bone fits into the socket. All 7,500 Adept systems that were shipped worldwide between 2004 and 2011 are being recalled. Surgeons and hospital administrators were sent notification about this recent […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2013 – Consumer complaints regarding a popular intrauterine contraceptive device may be growing. Some women who have had the Mirena® intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) implanted have reported that they later had the device surgically removed due to uterine perforation. The small Mirena IUD, is a t-shaped device which stays in place, releasing minute amounts of hormone to provide contraceptive protection for up to five years, and then it is removed. The insertion and removal must be done by a trained healthcare provider. When it is done properly, the manufacturers state, there is no […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 20, 2013 – The Medicaid system in Texas is overburdened; it is uncertain if that will change any time soon. The 2013 Texas Legislature is faced with deciding whether to take $100 billion in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act over the next 10 years to help provide Texans with enough Medicaid health care coverage. The Texas Health Care Association (THCA), urging the current Legislature to support more funding for the state’s Medicaid system, has found that approximately 60,000 elderly and disabled Texans living in nursing homes are dependent on Medicaid services. Caring […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2013 – Medicare has changed its standards to allow therapeutic services for conditions which previously had to “improve.” The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN), together with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, has filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The lawsuit is asking that Medicare’s Improvement Standard measurement for Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases be removed; Medicare has been accused of denying therapy services to patients when it was determined that their condition had not “improved.” The administration, spurred by the class-action lawsuit, has agreed to alter […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2013 – Researchers have released their findings after analyzing the brain tissue of deceased former NFL linebacker Junior Seau. The analysis found that Seau had a debilitating brain disease, one which was probably caused by blows to the head he suffered during the twenty years he played football. Neurosurgeons specifically studying the brains of former pro football players who had complained of dementia and depression found that, in many cases, the players had been suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The findings are just the latest in the ongoing study of concussions and […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 30, 2013 – Contaminated water in West Virginia has prompted a class action lawsuit. A class action lawsuit has been filed against DuPont by area residents concerning the contamination of their water supply. The water has been contaminated with C8, a manufacturing chemical also known as perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA. C8 has been used since the 1950s at DuPont Washington Works in West Virginia in the production of Teflon and other consumer-used substances. “Tests of the local water in West Virginia near the plant and in neighboring areas in Ohio in 2002 showed levels […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 23, 2013 – Texas is looking at renewed legislative support to combat texting and driving. There are now six separate bills that call for a Texas-wide ban on texting-while-driving pre-filed for the upcoming 2013 legislative session. While Texas lawmakers successfully ushered a no-texting bill through the House and Senate in 2011, it was vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Gov. Perry has stated that that he believes public education is the best way to deal with texting while driving a motor vehicle. “Distracted driving is a serious danger for other drivers and pedestrians all across […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 16, 2013 – A family was awarded $109 million as part of a wrongful death personal injury judgment. A Pennsylvania family lost a family member in 2009. Carrie Goretzka died when a spliced power line landed on her while she was in her yard; she was burned and electrocuted, and later died from her extensive injuries. Her family sued West Penn Power, and won $109 million for personal injury and another $61 million in punitive damages. “The payout was the largest for Pennsylvania,” noted John Hale, Waxahachie personal injury attorney. While the trial ran […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2012 – There are two new large-scale cases of E. coli poisoning, Escherichia coli O157:H7, in the U.S. In late October, an E. coli outbreak sickened more than 100 attendees at the Cleveland County Fair in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported that a two-year-old child died from the bacteria and a dozen other people that were affected required hospitalization. Officials are comparing the incident to one in 2011 at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, where 27 people were fell ill after spending time in […]


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