Texas woman wins malpractice lawsuit over false positive for cancer

When many people in Tarrant County, Texas, think of medical negligence, they think of undiagnosed diseases, inappropriate treatment or horrific procedural errors that leave people grievously wounded. Although tragedies like this do often occur, a recent Texas medical malpractice case in which the plaintiff was healthy and did not sustain physical injuries highlights the fact that negligence and malpractice can take many forms.

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The sad truth about deadly Texas car accidents

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Given the fact that Texas is one of the most populated states in the country, it makes sense that there is a relatively high fatal auto accident rate, but the truth about these crashes is both sad and surprising. According to figures provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2012 (the most recent year for which relevant data is available), nearly 3,400 Texans lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents. That is a sharp increase over recent years, and it illustrates some  sobering facts:

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Unusually cold air chills Dallas-Fort Worth, increases car accident risk

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In one of the most southern-reaching winter storms in recent memory, the city of Atlanta was brought to a grinding halt for days. Although the Atlanta snowstorm deposited only about two or three inches of snow, Atlanta, unaccustomed to such conditions, became gridlocked. There were hundreds of car accidents, and some motorists were trapped in their vehicles for more than 24 hours.

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Lawsuits mount over fatal truck accident involving college bus

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At least three lawsuits in two states have now been filed against truck driver

The number of lawsuits in relation to a fatal truck accident in Oklahoma in September continue to mount. According to the Dallas Morning News, two lawsuits have been filed in Tarrant County against the truck driver and the trucking company involved in the crash. Meanwhile, another lawsuit has been filed in Oklahoma by the parents of one of the girls killed in the accident.

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Common questions about traumatic brain injuries and depression

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After sustaining a brain injury, those living with a TBI often experience the signs and symptoms of depression.

After sustaining trauma to their head, traumatic brain injury victims may experience a wide range of different effects. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who incur traumatic brain injuries may struggle with impairments that affect their coordination, emotions, memory and sensations. While TBI victims in Texas may experience many different effects, those who incur a brain injury also have a high risk of developing depression.

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Texas Explosion Attorney

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Explosions like the one in West, Texas can have life-time consequences on the victims. Explosions often cause broken bones, lacerations and worse, burns. Burns are extremely painful to treat and carry the risk of infection, which many victims of blast injuries and burns die from. In addition to the immediate damages and injuries, the risk of inhalation of toxic fumes from chemicals used to make fertilizer and the long-term affect on the body is a real concern. The worst injuries are often the ones you cannot see or touch, but are felt. Mental trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can have devastating consequences to the victims themselves and their families.

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Many drivers in Texas drive drunk multiple times

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A man in Texas was recently sentenced to two life terms in prison after receiving his 10th DWI conviction in 30 years.

Recently, according to The Washington Post, a man in Texas was sentenced to two life terms in prison after receiving his 10th DWI within a 30-year period. During the deliberation process, the jurors assigned to the man’s case did not know that he had been arrested for drunk driving nine other times. Instead, they only knew that it was at least the man’s third DWI. When the jurors found out that this was his 10th DWI, they were shocked to discover that this man had still been permitted to drive, putting others at risk for sustaining serious injuries in a collision.

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Study: Hands-free not necessarily risk free for Texas drivers

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Using hands-free cellphones, and other cognitive distractions, could lead to auto accidents resulting in serious injuries or death.

The advent of cellphones has made life easier for many people throughout Texas. For drivers, however, cellphones have only added to the potential hazards on the road. At any given daylight moment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that as many as 660,000 people were using cellphones while driving in 2011. Text messaging, talking and otherwise using these devices while driving may increase a driver’s likelihood of being involved in an accident. Such collisions may result in serious injuries or death for them, as well as other motorists and passengers.

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