Arkema Chemical Plant Responds To Lawsuits
When Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in late August, the people of Crosby, Texas had no idea about the ticking time bomb sitting practically in their backyards. The Arkema Chemical Plant in Crosby was storing dangerous organic peroxides when the plant lost electricity. Without electricity, the peroxides couldn’t be kept at a stable temperature and on August 31, 2017, the first of several explosions and fires broke out at the plant.
Harris County Receives Failing Grade For Dangerous School Zones
Although schools are considered a safe place for kids, the reality is school zones present a considerable danger to students. Despite texting bans and lower maximum speed limits in school zones, many auto pedestrian accidents occur in school zones each year and Harris County has some of the most dangerous school zones in Texas.
The Intertwined History of Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh
For women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic mesh seemed like a miracle cure. Unfortunately, the lack of clinical testing of pelvic mesh products led to massive recalls and lawsuits after women began experience debilitating and permanent injuries. Transvaginal mesh injuries are the same types of injuries suffered by hernia mesh patients, which should come as no surprise considering both products are made out of the same material. This has left many hernia mesh victims wondering why manufacturers didn’t take the hint.
What’s Wrong With Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implants?
For over seven years, shoulders implants with high rates of fractures have been used in thousands of patients. The Zimmer Biomet Shoulder Implant has caused many patients to suffer permanent and debilitating injuries, including lack of function, lack of mobility, and chronic pain.
Does Your Child’s School Bus Have Seatbelts?
Texas is one of five states that have passed legislation regarding three point seatbelts in school buses. Last month, a new law went into effect that requires any new school buses to have three point seatbelts. Unfortunately, there are still many school buses on the road without seatbelts, which could mean the difference between life and death for young student passengers.
Stockert 3T Device Causes Infections In Young Patients
Although it has been over a year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its warning regarding the Stockert 3T heater-cooler device, patients are still falling victim to its defective design. Recently, children who underwent cardiothoracic surgery in which the Stockert 3T was used have developed life-threatening infections because of the device.
First Bellwether Trials Scheduled in Taxotere Litigation
For women who suffered permanent hair loss after undergoing cancer treatment, many questions were left unanswered by the manufacturer of the popular breast cancer drug, Taxotere. Luckily, federal court lawsuits filed against the company are making progress, and four bellwether trials have been scheduled.
Texas Earns Poor Grade In Road Safety Policies
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health and safety across the country. Recently, the NSC analyzed all 50 states and graded each one for its efforts to promote road safety. Unfortunately for Texans, our state received barely a passing grade and was found to be extremely deficient in several important areas.
California Jury Awards $417 Million To Plaintiff In Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit
Six baby powder cancer lawsuits have gone to go to trial so far, and while in five of them, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was found to have failed to warn women of the dangers of talcum powder, the seventh trial in California has blown all past verdicts out of the water. A jury awarded $417 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer from long-term baby powder use around her groin.