Ellis County personal injury lawyer | Law Firm Newswire - Part 2

Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in numerous household products, including plastic water bottles and canned food linings. Researchers are increasingly concerned about the effect BPA has on human health and have long-suspected that BPA may be affecting hormone levels in children and pregnant women. A new study out of UC Berkeley appears to definitively show a clear link between BPA and thyroid hormone changes in infant boys and pregnant women, say researchers. “Researchers continue to study how BPA can affect the health of women and children,” cautions John Hale, […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 – An estimated 2.6 million U.S. children were treated for sports-related injuries between 2002 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 170,000 of those injured children were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from concussions. A sports concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow, bump or jolt to the head, one that usually occurs during a fall or colliding with another player. “Now that students are back in school is an ideal time to increase awareness of overall safety in student sports,” stated […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 24, 2012 – Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur each year in the U.S. Nearly 800,000 of these bites require medical attention. More than $1 billion is paid out by the insurance industry each year to address dog bite and dog attack claims. “Dog attacks can be terrifying and traumatic,” says John Hale, a Waxahachie personal injury attorney. “They can also cause permanent injuries, and even death.” According to the American Humane Association, approximately 92 percent of fatal dog attacks were caused by male dogs, 94 percent of them unneutered. Additionally, one-quarter of all […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 5, 2012 – Google’s self-driving cars have so far traveled approximately 300,000 miles, piloted solely by computers, without causing one single accident. When it comes to people-piloted cars, however, the statistics show a different story. In the U.S., as of 2008 (the most recent year listed by the U.S. Census Bureau), there were some 10.8 million traffic accidents, resulting in 35.9 million fatalities. State by state statistics also show a high number of incidents. According to the latest information from the Texas State Department of Transportation, there were just under 58,000 serious injury car […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 26, 2012 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top U.S. auto safety regulator, is recommending ignition interlock devices for first-time drunk driving offenders as a baseline safety system. Ignition interlock devices are designed to prevent drunk drivers from starting their cars. The devices could be implemented on a state-by-state basis and the cost paid for by the drivers themselves. Most drivers responsible for fatal car accidents in the U.S. test for alcohol consumption that is twice the legal limit, according to the NHTSA. In fact, more than 70 percent of deaths […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2012 – A recent voluntary recall of pre-sliced apples potentially tainted with listertia has raised the issue of food safety in the news again. The food in question is pre-sliced apples, distributed through grocery and fast food chains in 36 states, including Burger King, McDonald’s, Wawa and Wegman’s stores, and sold packaged with ‘‘Ready Pac’’ and ‘‘Safeway Farms’’ labels. Ready Pac is one of the top four producers of widely sold, ready-to-eat, pre-packaged produce that includes fruits, vegetables and salads. Food processed by one company is routinely distributed under multiple labels and names […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – A DPS Trooper said they are moving ahead with warrants for people involved in a deadly traffic accident. A young Magnolia man died when he lost control of his vehicle on July 31. He was struck by a white truck on Hardin Road about 30 miles northwest of Houston between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. When the young man’s Nissan Maxima was struck from behind by the truck, it entered a ditch next to FM 2978. The Maxima then backed out of the ditch and back onto the road where it […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2012 – A 27-year-old Houston woman died recently in a head-on collision. She was in the western part of the state returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, when a pickup truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. The pickup truck was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street in Lubbock. The driver of the car she was in at the time of the accident was critically injured. The victim was not wearing a seat belt and the impact from the accident launched her out of the vehicle. She was […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) August 23, 2012 – At least he was honest. A Texas man texted his friend and told him he needed to stop right before he drove into a ravine, suffering severe head trauma that included a broken neck and other fractures. Fortunately, he survived, and he has since started an organization to help educate the public on the dangers of driving while texting. “There are so many auto accidents resulting in serious injuries and deaths even without texting,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John D. Hale. “Texting while driving exponentially increases the chances of an […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2012 – An attorney and urologist in Texas, who are married, have been charged with a number of crimes. Chief among the charges are healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The indictment says some health care benefit claims they submitted were false, going back to 2003.The following organizations were allegedly defrauded over about an eight-year period: Medicaid, Medicare, Aetna, Humana Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. Also, prosecutors said the doctor reported seeing 117 patients in a day and working more hours than there are in a one-day period. At […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 30, 2012 – As many Americans try to save money, they often cut corners on maintaining their vehicles. However, avoiding repairs and common replacements can lead to car accidents and possibly injure others. Car owners are familiar with standing in a lobby as their mechanic approaches with an assessment of their vehicle’s health. That assessment often leads to expensive repairs, and according to Consumers Reports National Research Center, forty percent of consumers are postponing repairs like brakes, lights, and tires. Dallas car accident attorney, John Hale of The Hale Law Firm said, “Drivers are […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2012 – As the spring weather invites parents and their children outdoors, one Dallas personal injury attorney cautions parents about dangers on the playground. Playgrounds offer children a way to socialize, get exercise, and be a kid. But those monkey bars, merry-go-rounds and swings can lead to serious injuries, if they are not properly maintained. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 200,000 children under 14 years of age end up in the emergency room each year because of playground accidents. “When a parent takes their child to a playground […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2012 – Many Dallas, Texas residents look to plastic surgeons to fix minor imperfections that exercise alone cannot repair. Unfortunately, when patients become victims of a negligent surgeon, they may suffer irreparable injuries. Before seeing a cosmetic surgeon, patients generally put a lot of thought into their decision to have cosmetic surgery. After saving up enough money to move forward, they select a doctor, have a consultation and schedule the procedure. Unfortunately, for a Dallas woman, a procedure landed her in the emergency room nine days after her cosmetic surgery. The 28-year-old Dallas […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2012 – The latest stats show Texas had 2,998 traffic fatalities and an annual economic cost of $19.76 billion due to motor vehicle crashes, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. Texas received a “yellow rating” along with 25 other states, which means that the state showed moderately positive performance but there are still efforts that can be done to lessen serious auto accidents. “Every day individuals and families are dealing with the devastation of a bad accident and trying to heal,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale, of The […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2012 – Hip implants, knee replacement devices, and vaginal and hernia mesh products are the latest defective medical devices that have caused serious injuries in patients. “New technologies should not get fast-tracked, only to have patient safety compromised,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “Better efforts should be in place to institute recalls quicker and put more safeguards in place to protect patients.” Late last year, legislation was introduced to discover problematic medical devices sooner and manage recalls better. The three Senators behind the legislation also sent […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently launched a new awareness campaign about the danger of magnetic components and how they could cause serious injuries and death. Over the last two years, the CPSC has received an increase of reported incidents of youths and teens swallowing magnets. Even though magnets and magnetic components are prohibited in toys for children less than 14 years old, the CPSC says magnets still remain a hazard. “New toys and youth accessories come out every day and some are imported that might not have strict standards,” […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 24, 2012 – Dallas roadways can get icy and blanketed with snow in January and February, so drivers need to take precautions to get to their destination safely. Drivers should plan ahead so that their automobile is safe to drive; they are alert and cautious, and mindful of any news alerts before they head out. “You need to give yourself enough time to get to your destination safely,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “You should drive slower because everything takes longer on roads affected by winter storms […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2011 – The Waxahachie and Ellis County personal injury law firm, The Hale Law Firm, recently launched its new website, http://www.hale911.com/. Their attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims and their families since 2006, and have recovered more than $10 million on their behalf. The firm has a notable track record in the following practice areas: • Auto Accidents • Dangerous Products • Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries • Defective Drugs & Medical Devices • Burn Injuries • Wrongful Death Individuals who have suffered an injury are encouraged to give The Hale Law […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 22, 2011 – Texas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in force for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. This is the second year that police will be monitoring the Texas roadways for drunk drivers. The THP has arrested thousands of individuals who could have caused serious or fatal auto accidents. “Intoxicated drivers can wreak havoc during the holidays,” said Waxahachie auto accident lawyer John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “Do yourself and other drivers a favor and either designate a driver who will not be drinking, call a taxi, or call a […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2011 – Grain handling facilities across the state of Texas have recently been given serious Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) violations. Serious OSHA violations show that a facility did not carry out safety practices and thus could have injured or killed workers while on the job. In Saginaw, Horizon Milling LLC could be liable for penalties up to $57,000 for 17 serious violations at its facility that employs 85 workers. Workers were exposed to unsafe conditions in the flour blending, maintenance, shipping and receiving, and other operations at the company. Sprockets and chains, […]


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