Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

The rights of the elderly, particularly those who have suffered abuse, neglect, or assault in a nursing home, may be seriously impacted in the near future. Last year, as President Obama’s final term was winding down, his administration stopped allowing nursing homes that receive federal funding from requiring that their new residents sign a binding … Continue reading Trump Administration Seeks to Strip the Elderly of Their Right to Sue Nursing Homes

The Workers’ Compensation Program in California

Anyone injured while on the job in California may be entitled to receive compensation while they are recovering from their injuries under the California Workers’ Compensation Act (CWCA). Under the CWCA, when an employee suffers a qualifying injury, their employer must cover the employee’s medical expenses as well as provide the employee with ongoing workers’ … Continue reading The Workers’ Compensation Program in California

Falsely Accused, Wrongly Jailed Mississippi Woman Can Sue County

On April 26, 2012, Jessica Jauch was pulled over in Choctaw County, Mississippi and arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for selling a controlled substance. For the next 96 days she sat in jail, without access to an attorney or a judge. The charges underlying that warrant turned out to be false, so Jauch filed … Continue reading Falsely Accused, Wrongly Jailed Mississippi Woman Can Sue County

Who is at Fault if Your Self-Driving Car Gets in a Wreck?

By collision standards, the March 2017 incident involving a Tesla Model X and a Phoenix police motorcycle officer barely qualified for a police report. The officer, who was in front of the Tesla, stopped for a traffic signal, police said. After also stopping briefly, the Tesla began creeping forward, prompting the officer to jump off … Continue reading Who is at Fault if Your Self-Driving Car Gets in a Wreck?

Woman Receives $500k After Deck Collapse Causes Broken Leg

Earlier this month, a woman was awarded $500K by a Georgia jury who found that the homeowner was liable for a deck collapse that caused the woman to break her leg in two places. The woman, Monica Conover, was a party guest at the rented property in 2014. The homeowner, Tyson Martin, was found 85% … Continue reading Woman Receives $500k After Deck Collapse Causes Broken Leg

Degloving / Hand & Finger Injuries

Have you suffered a serious finger injury? Our Dallas lawyers may be able to help. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313. Serious injuries to the fingers or hand can be painful, expensive to treat, and can result in permanent damage which may limit your ability to earn a living. If you feel as though your injury was … Continue reading Degloving / Hand & Finger Injuries

$72M Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Overturned on Appeal

While jury after jury has been awarding plaintiffs hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for the cancer-causing risks in their talc and baby powder products, the company’s attorneys have consistently defended “the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder” and asserted they believe the verdicts will be overturned on appeal. This week, … Continue reading $72M Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson Overturned on Appeal

Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Finding That Dog Owner is Not Liable for Bite

Dogs are a man’s best friends, and they typically bring great joy and laughter to a household. With training, patience, and love, pets can be a wonderful addition to any family. Occasionally, however, certain pets may exhibit aggression, fear, or a propensity for unpredictable behavior. In these circumstances, an owner has an obligation to protect … Continue reading Tennessee Court of Appeals Upholds Finding That Dog Owner is Not Liable for Bite

Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town

CHICAGO (October 19, 2017) – Old Town resident Lauren Lammy says her car was crushed by a rusted light pole that fell on LaSalle Street. Luckily, she was not in the car at the time of the incident. But, Lauren can only imagine what could have happened if the pole had fallen during rush hour. That … Continue reading Neighbors concerned about rusted light poles in Old Town

Could Mandalay Bay Be Liable in Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

Lawsuits seem to follow any tragedy. And when the person most directly responsible for the tragedy is no longer alive — as is the case in so many mass shootings — victims look for someone to hold legally accountable. Schools and movie theaters have been targeted with lawsuits after shootings before, so it’s only natural … Continue reading Could Mandalay Bay Be Liable in Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

If I Were You, I Would Not Be Bullish on Long-Term Care

Last week I was in Dunkin’ Donuts and noticed something odd—although the oddness did not strike me immediately.  The woman who was serving me could have been my grandmother. Ditto that when I was at Home Depot in the lighting aisle yesterday.  And ditto it again in Walmart this morning. I would never dream of… … Continue reading If I Were You, I Would Not Be Bullish on Long-Term Care