Author Archives: George Cire

What Are the Caps on Damages in Texas Medical Malpractice Claims?

Like many other states, Texas law limits the amount of compensation an individual may recover in a medical malpractice claim. These laws tend to be controversial and are subject to criticism, especially by those victims whose cases would be worth a significant amount of money in other states without such caps. This is because even […]

The Basics of Wrongful Death Claims in Texas

A wrongful death in Texas is defined as a death caused by the carelessness, neglect, unskillfulness or wrongful act of one party. The victim’s surviving spouse, parents or children, either as individuals or as a group, may file a claim for wrongful death. Siblings, however, do not have the right to file these lawsuits in […]

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you find yourself involved in a car accident in Texas, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and perhaps confused. But as soon as it happens, you will need to do two things — take action to prevent further damage and injuries, and preserve any available evidence of the accident. Your first step should be to […]

Despite OSHA’s Best Efforts, Workplaces Remain Dangerous

Although it’s comforting to know that there is a regulatory body charged with enforcing workplace safety in the United States, the reality is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is severely understaffed and underfunded. As a result, the agency has been forced to prioritize its inspections, effectively limiting them to the most dangerous […]

Congress Aims to Limit Patent Lawsuits

Patent lawsuits have been steadily increasing in recent years — to the point where they have taken center stage in a recent series of congressional initiatives. In a rare show of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that aims to install protections against so-called “patent trolling.” How patent trolling works Patent […]

Medical Malpractice Issues in Texas: An Overview

Medical malpractice law can vary greatly between states, and Texas in particular has some unique limitations on these types of lawsuits. Here is a general overview of what you can expect if you are looking to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the Lone Star State. What constitutes medical malpractice? Medical malpractice can take many […]

Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claims in Texas

In 2003, Texas Governor Rick Perry implemented some of the most aggressive limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits in the country. For patients who have suffered an injury or sustained trauma or the loss of a loved one as the result of negligence or malpractice, these changes to Texas law can have a significant effect on […]

Mental Health Organization Allowed to Plea in Personal Injury Case

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Texas allows Dallas Metrocare Services, a provider of public mental health care, to argue a plea of immunity in its ongoing legal dispute with former patient Adolfo Juarez. This decision is the latest development in a lengthy legal battle between the nonprofit organization and Juarez. The case […]

Retired NFL Players Sue Former Team for Head Injuries

The recent $765 million settlement reached between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players has spawned a new round of lawsuits. The subject of the most recent suit remains the same — retired players looking to receive damages for traumatic brain injuries sustained during their playing careers. However, this case is somewhat more nuanced. […]

Claims Continue to Mount Against DePuy for Defective Hip Replacement Products

As more information becomes available about the alleged side effects suffered by recipients of DePuy hip replacement products, there has been a corresponding rise in lawsuits aimed at the company. Citing numerous potentially life-threatening health concerns, litigants have recently begun to flood the Texas legal system looking for answers. Last month, DePuy struck a multibillion-dollar […]

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