3 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash in Haltom City, Police Say

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

It breaks our heart to have to blog about this yet again (this is about the third time in the past couple of months), but here is a news report about another wrong-way, likely intoxicated driver that has caused immense tragedy on North Texas roads. Three deaths.  Just awful. The crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday evening (August 30) …

Top 10 Best Explosive Gas Detectors in 2020

By JohnGas Explosions

We’ve recently blogged about how anyone using any form of flammable gas in their home (natural gas or LP gas/propane gas) ought to also install flammable gas detectors.  Here is an August 19, 2020 article containing a “Top 10” list of best flammable gas detectors. Of course, this “Top 10” list represents just one man’s opinion.  Our advice is to …

Bedsores in Nursing Home Residents Usually a Sign of Neglect

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nursing home neglect is the failure to provide care for an older adult. One of the earliest and common signs of nursing home neglect is bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers. Bedsores are painful wounds caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. Blood flow into the area decreases and the ulcer forms. …

Texas Now Has a 30-year Statute of Limitations Benefiting Child Sex Abuse Victims and Certain Claims

By JohnSexual Assault

Effective September 1, 2019, Texas made progress and increased its statute of limitations from 15 to 30 years concerning certain claims against individuals “arising from” sexual assault or abuse of children.  This is an article from WFAA in Dallas concerning this increase, authored back in May 2019. The newly enacted, larger limitations period is now codified at Tex. Civ. Pract. …

Transform Recalls Four-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Here is yet another piece of recalled furniture – this one a 4-drawer chest sold exclusively at Kmart stores – that poses a dangerous tipping hazard.  The recall is effective August 11, 2020 and involves about 19,900 Essential Home Belmont 2.0 chests.  These were sold at Kmart stores and online by Kmart between March 2018 and April 2020.  There are …

Fewer Drivers on the Road Leads to More Aggressive Drivers

By JohnCar Accidents

Here is a very recent article discussing the somewhat-surprising fact that even though fewer drivers have been on the road over the past few months (during the COVID-19 pandemic), the ones that have been driving are more aggressive and thus have been the target of law enforcement and increased numbers of citations . Come on, folks.  The aggression needs to …

Texas to Allow Limited Visitation in Nursing Homes With No Active Coronavirus Cases

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

As reported by the Texas Tribune and other Texas news outlets, here is some good news if a loved one of yours resides in a nursing home with “no active coronavirus cases.”   Of course, the risk of infection in nursing homes remains substantial.  Caution is still required.  More aggressive testing in Texas ought to be one key to controlling entry …

Triangle Tube Recalls Gas Boilers Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Hazard; One Death Reported

We recently blogged about hazards associated with carbon monoxide. It is a very dangerous substance that can kill and injure.  This blog post concerns a recently recalled Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gas Boiler products (distributed in the U.S. from November 2011 to July 2020) whose design can allow flue gas (containing dangerous levels carbon monoxide) to escape inside a …

Sexual Assault of Teenage Employees by Management at Fast Food Restaurants Occurs Far More Often You Might Think

By JohnSexual Assault

This is an article out of Michigan illustrating an ongoing problem: Adult male managers of fast food restaurants preying on minor or teenage girl employees and sexually assaulting them during or after work hours. This is just one example of this happening in the fast-food industry.  A Google search yields many more reports of similar occurrences.  These are truly dreadful …

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