Houston Personal Injury Blog

Zantac Lawsuits

Zantac, known generically as ranitidine, was a prescription and OTC heartburn medication that first entered the US market in 1983. In 2020, the FDA asked retailers to pull it from their shelves due to cancer risks.  Retailers complied, resulting in a functional recall of the product even though the FDA never formally recalled Zantac.  So,… read more

What You Should Know About Traffic Violations in Texas

Most states use a points system with a certain number of points assigned for specific traffic violation convictions. When too many points are accumulated within a period of time, usually one to three years, the motorist’s license is suspended.  Texas had a point system called the Driver Responsibility Program or DRP from 2003 until 2019,… read more

What Is the Average Wrongful Death Settlement in Houston, TX?

If you’ve lost a loved one due to a wrongful death incident in Houston, TX, no amount of money can bring them back. However, filing a wrongful death claim helps you obtain monetary resources to address medical and funeral expenses, lost support, and other losses associated with your loved one’s death.  The question is, how… read more

Umbilical Cord Prolapse Birth Injury Claims

While your pregnancy should be a joyful time, numerous circumstances can develop that need a skillful doctor’s intervention. An umbilical cord prolapse is one such condition that demands immediate care from a competent and careful physician. However, should your doctor fail to give you and your baby appropriate care, the situation can become life-threatening. If… read more

Do I Need Texas Motorcycle Insurance?

We all know that in Texas, you need car insurance to legally operate a car. But what about motorcycles? Not surprisingly, the State of Texas requires motorcycle insurance, too. This makes sense. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more at risk of being injured in the event of an accident, including one caused by bad weather…. read more

Side Effects & Recall Info for the Paragard Copper IUD

Currently, there is no recall for Paragard Copper IUDs, even though there are pending lawsuits alleging injuries and damages caused by the birth control device. This blog discusses the potential side effects of using the Paragard Copper IUD and the ongoing litigation against the manufacturer. What Is a Paragard Copper IUD? An IUD (intrauterine device)… read more

Is It Illegal To Drink While Boating in Texas?

Texas open container laws do not apply to boats. You can drink alcohol while boating in Texas without breaking the law. However, it is illegal to operate a boat while intoxicated.  What Are the Texas Boating DUI Laws? Texas Penal Code §49.06 makes boating while intoxicated illegal. It is unlawful for a person to operate… read more

5 Ways To Ensure Swimming Pool Safety

Drowning is a much greater danger than most people realize. Every year, approximately 4,000 people drown in the United States unintentionally, and almost twice that number nearly drown, being saved before death. These numbers are magnified in the state of Texas, where approximately 1.44 deaths occur per 100,000 people. In other words, Texas accounts for… read more

Symptoms of Brain Bleed After a Head Injury

A headache or momentary dizziness is not the only effect you could face following a blow to the head. Whether you fall off a ladder, hit your head in a car accident, or are struck by a falling object, it’s important to be alert for signs of brain bleed. Brain bleed — also known as… read more

What Are the Effects of the Umbilical Cord Wrapped Around the Neck?

The birth of a newborn is supposed to be a special moment for a family, but there are many events that can turn this joyous occasion into a traumatic ordeal. One of these events is learning that the umbilical cord has wrapped around your child’s neck before delivery. This occurrence, called nuchal cord, can potentially… read more