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Kashmere Gardens Cancer Cluster

April 3, 2020
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Kashmere Gardens, in the Fifth Ward, used to be a busy community in Houston, until a large number of residents in the area started to die of cancer. The residents were informed there was a dangerous chemical percolating in the groundwater under their homes. Kashmere Gardens is one of the oldest and poorest communities in…

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Multiple petrochemical explosions plague Houston and surrounding areas

March 2, 2020
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The petrochemical industry is one fraught with substantial risks. This industry deals with many dangerous products like, natural gas, butadiene, propylene or one of the hundreds of other risky gases or chemicals. If not handled properly, these gases can explode or leak out. Recently a few explosions in the Houston area have shown how dangerous…

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Wrongful death claims and gross negligence in the workplace

January 2, 2020

On Dec. 17, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the number of work-related fatalities in 2018 showed an increase for the fourth time in the past five years. According to the American Society of Safety Professionals, most workplace accidents are preventable, given the innovations and all the tools available to employers in Texas…

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Wrongful Death Claim Regardless of Workers’ Compensation Coverage

November 20, 2019

Employers nationwide, including here in Texas, must protect the health and safety of their employees. Their responsibilities include compliance with federal and state safety standards including but not limited to OSHA. Even if an employer has workers’ compensation coverage, if an employee dies due to an employer’s gross negligence, the surviving family members may pursue financial…

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Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

October 18, 2019
Houston Personal Injury Attorneys

Wrongful death lawsuits may seem fairly straightforward: a person is killed due to the negligence of another, and another person subsequently brings a lawsuit on the decedent’s behalf. Yet who exactly can file a wrongful death lawsuit? In many states, it is left up to the personal representative of a decedent’s estate to initiate a wrongful…

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Lawsuit filed after detainee dies in detention center

June 20, 2019

It might be assumed by many in Houston that when a person is taken into police custody, many of their rights are forfeited until their cases can be heard at an arraignment. Yet that is simply not the case. Even in matters related to their arrests, a defendant has the right to seek counsel from…

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What constitutes wrongful death in Texas?

April 17, 2019
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There is seldom a death considered timely. When someone else’s wrongdoing causes an unexpected death, however, surviving family members are often left wondering how they will manage. This hardship is why some people file wrongful death lawsuits. A wrongful death is a loss of human life attributable to someone else’s negligence or harmful intent. These…

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