Archive for May 2010

Wrongful Testicle Removal Prompts Lawsuit

Having a testicle biopsy is one thing. Waking up to find the testicle surgically removed is another. This case is a difficult one and one that the plaintiff never dreamed would ever happen. The story unfolded fairly quietly to begin with when 23-year-old Karl Ruby (names have been changed to protect the victim and their…

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Have A Safe Boating Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend traditionally kicks off Austin’s boating season, which promises to be expecially good this year since Lake Travis and other area lakes are finally full. Unfortunately, it seems like every Memorial Day weekend also brings with it at least one serious boat crash that results in serious injuries to those involved. As you’re…

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Coming To Our Offices? Get Off Your Cell Phone

In April, I had a post featuring a KXAN story about drivers illegally using cell phones in school zones.  At the time, the story focused on drivers breaking the law in front of my kids’ school. Now, it gets even closer.  Last night, KXAN ran another story about people using cell phones in school zones,…

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Injured? When Do You Need To Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer?

I often have the misfortune of telling potential clients that I can’t help them because they didn’t come to us soon enough.  Clients often think they’re doing great to call us several months before a statute of limitations runs. But that’s not always enough notice.  A number of cases require immediate attention.  For example, in…

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You Should Worry While You Walk

Premises liability isn’t easy to understand. Generally speaking, owners are responsible to keep their premises safe. Premises liability is an area of the law that holds property owners and people who legally occupy property responsible for injuries that happen on their land. As an example, let’s say you were in a grocery store and you…

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Corporations Think Litigation Is Too Lengthy & Costly? Pot Meet Kettle

According to a new study conducted for a judicial conference, corporate counsel almost unanimously agree that civil litigation is too expensive, while 90 percent say that it takes too long.  I almost laughed when I read that.  I’m not sure what type of civil litigation they’re referring to, but in almost every case I’ve been…

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How Dangerous Is Dental Anesthesia In Children?

My friend Steve Lombardi, a personal injury lawyer in Des Moines, had a blog post the other day talking about Children’s Safety and Dental Anesthesia.   In the post, Steve described a recent incident in Canada where a child died during a dental visit.   I hadn’t really thought much about the problem so I took a few minutes…

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A Drowsy Driving Tragedy

While we never hope for tragedy, we should learn from it. This weekend, Bellaire High School senior Tobi Oyedeji, a high school basketball star who was planning to play at Texas A&M, was tragically killed in a car wreck.  Oyedeji was returning home from a school-sponsored after-prom party when he reportedly fell asleep, crossed the center…

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Out of Control Car and Big Rig Collide

No one knew why the car was being driven so erratically. The consequences were death by 18-wheeler. This particular accident was not only tragic, but hard to explain. The driver of the car involved was swerving erratically all over the highway, lost control and went into a spin that swept the car across the center…

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Car Safety: Do You Need To Use A Booster Seat Starting June 1?

On June 1, 2010, Texas Department of Public Safety officers will begin writing tickets for Texas’s new booster seat law.  The law requires all children under 8, unless they are already 4 foot 9 inches or taller, to ride in a booster seat.  Failure to use a booster seat may result in fines of $25…

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