Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Recent Cold Texas Weather

By JohnProduct Liability

Texans have recently been through a rough stretch due to the severe cold weather experienced in late February.  No tap water to drink, cook or bathe with, and the loss of electricity to power furnaces and other heat sources was a very common problem for many Texans due to the stunning lack of competence by the Electric Reliability Council of …

Honda Announces Recall of Pioneer 700 & Pioneer 1000 Off-Road Vehicles Due to Crash Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

As 2020 ended, Honda announced a recall of its popular Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 1000 recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) due to an electric power steering problem– which can lead to crashes and serious injuries. More than 118,000 vehicles were manufactured between 2016 and 2019, and specific 2020 models are affected by the recall. Honda’s ROVs were subject to a previous …

COVID-19 Leaving Texas Nursing Home Residents Feeling Isolated

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted most of the people in this country. However, the isolation that accompanies quarantine is especially strong among nursing home residents. Nursing homes have been the hardest hit when it comes to outbreaks of the virus. To protect seniors living in these facilities, nursing homes and regulators have tightened visitors’ restrictions dramatically. While this may reduce …

Street Racing Continues to Plague Dallas – With Deadly Results

By JohnCar Accidents

The pandemic is directly or indirectly responsible for much suffering. Perhaps because of pandemic-induced boredom, incidents of street racing in the Dallas-Forth Worth area have skyrocketed. The reckless driving inherent in street racing has led to death and destruction. Residents and city government officials are appealing to state lawmakers and the police to crack down on the behavior. On November …

Elderly Texans in Nursing Homes Given Priority for Covid-19 Vaccinations

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Supplies of the Covid-19 vaccination are still limited, but residents of long-term care facilities are receiving priority. In general, older people are at greater risk of serious illness or death if they contract the virus. They more often have underlying conditions and compromised immune systems, two factors increasing the odds of fatality or severe disease. Those in long-term care facilities, …

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. …

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