Texas Personal Injury Blog
The Whispering Pines Lodge in Longview, Texas has been fined by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services after a nurse was fired for allegedly sexually assaulting a resident on May 13, 2019, based on a Medicare inspection report. The report states that the nursing home failed to immediately respond to the resident’s accusations and contact the police. This delayed response, taking place from May 13-14, 2019, may have placed the resident and other patients in danger of further abuse from the alleged perpetrator.
In Texas, long-haul truck drivers who hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) must pass a medical examination, to perform certain work. The certification of this exam must be on file with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and failing to keep this record current may result in the loss or downgrade of a CDL. Even CDL holders who are exempt from showing a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) medical certification must pass a Texas medical exam before driving in the state. After a downgrade, the driver will be required to take the skills and knowledge exams again before hitting the road.
Why are truckers required to have a certification from a medical examiner? Why does the state take it so seriously?
Crush injuries involve compression of the extremities, which causes swelling of the muscles or neurological disturbances, or both. These injuries occur when force or pressure is put on a body part.
Crush injuries are often sustained when part of the body is squeezed between two heavy objects. This can happen on construction sites, in motor vehicle accidents, and all types of industrial accidents.
As the price of oil rises, we should expect to see more accidents in the Permian Basin. In 2017, 93 people died in trucking accidents on the Texas side of Route 285, which runs through Pecos, Texas, and Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 2015, the price of oil dropped… and the number of accidents dropped as well.
The overuse of antibiotics is a serious problem in nursing homes. Over the course of a year, 50% to 70% of nursing home residents receive antibiotics. Up to 75% of antibiotics in nursing homes are prescribed incorrectly, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To address this problem, the CDC has released its Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide, with toolkits to help nursing homes optimize their use of antibiotics.
U.S. oil production has experienced explosive growth over the past decade, largely due to drilling in the Permian Basin. Although the growth of crude oil production in the U.S. has had a stabilizing influence on the world’s oil markets, it has also created risks associated with tanker trucks for people traveling on smaller highways in rural New Mexico and Texas communities. Traffic is congested and accidents occur more frequently on routes to and from the Permian Basin.
Damages recoverable for a personal injury claim in Texas depend on the extent of harm you have undergone and the amount fault you share for the accident or incident that caused your injuries. For purposes of damages, harm suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence in measured in dollar amounts.
Falls are a common occurrence in nursing homes and can have serious consequences for frail, elderly residents. Of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the U.S., approximately half fall in a year, and one in three fall two or more times in a year, as reported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Serious injuries from falls are a major reason for lawsuits against nursing home facilities and their staff.
Policyholders pay their premiums, and, in return, they expect to have insurance coverage when the need arises. To their dismay, too many policyholders find that their legitimate claims are being denied. In addition to claims denial, bad faith insurance tactics may include unreasonably delaying processing or payments or making a quick, lowball settlement offers.
If you are looking for an attorney after a serious truck crash, you should know handling car accidents is an entirely different legal skill set than handling truck accident cases. You need a lawyer with experience, and a history of success, getting settlements and awards for clients who have been hurt by trucking companies and their drivers.
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