Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Almost 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Our firm has represented thousands of women and children against the manufacturers of dangerous and/or defective drugs, devices, and household products. Many studies exist that show a scientific link between the use of talcum powder products and the development of ovarian cancer. We encourage women to view our slides below, and to read more about this issue, so that they stay healthy and aware of the potential dangers.
Unmanned Crash Trucks in Work Zones Coming Soon
Thanks to support from the state Department of Transportation, driverless work trucks are set to make their debut at high-traffic construction work zones in Florida later this year, in pilot program that will likely be closely watched by many safety professionals. The purpose of these trucks is to make work zones safer. Based on statistics, transportation accidents are the most common source of worker injuries nationwide, and it is believed that anything that can be done to eliminate risk is a net plus when it comes to protecting workers.
Defective IVC Filter Litigation
IVC filters can sometimes fail, resulting in the device, or pieces of the device, migrating to the heart or lungs. There also have been cases in which these medical devices have shifted within the patient's body, including some areas that are unreachable by surgery. When any of these things happens the potential for serious injury is great, and these injuries can be fatal.
What to Do After a Texas Workplace Accident
Any worker who has been injured on the job is entitled to certain things and should not be required to take chances with their livelihood or their health because of an injury that is not their fault. If you or a loved one have been hurt on the job and you believe you are receiving less compensation than you should from the workers comp insurance company, or you believe your injury was at least partly caused by defective equipment, please contact Blizzard & Nabers and allow our Workplace Injury Attorneys to evaluate your case and find out if we can get you the compensation you deserve.
How to Choose the Best Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case
Don't make a decision about which attorney to hire until you've actually met them, discussed your case thoroughly and determined that you feel at ease and completely comfortable working with them. Hiring the right personal injury attorney to assist you with a lawsuit or an insurance claims can definitely reap great benefits in the long run and get you the money that you deserve.
The FDA Medical Device Approval Process
Defective medical devices that are implanted inside the body can result in physical injuries that can sometimes be life-threatening and which can also cause excruciating pain and have a significant negative impact on the quality of life. The trauma often associated with these defective devices can lead to massive unforeseeable medical expenses and economic losses. According to a 2011 study published by a health research group, between 2005 and 2009, 113 medical devices were subject to recall and 80 of those made it to the market through the 510(k) process.
Texas Drivers Are The Third Worst
A recent study by a company that compares auto insurance rates attempted to rate all 50 states' driving records by looking at statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a number of different categories, including the accident fatality rate, the number of fatal accidents involving failure to obey traffic signals, wear seatbelts or maintain a valid license; and the number of fatalities involving speeding, careless driving and drunk driving, as well as the fatality rates involving bicycles and pedestrians. When they added all of the scores together, Texas scored a solid third, meaning we have the third-worst drivers in the country.
Dangers of Drowning for Adults and Children
Negligence involving water hazards may cause serious injury or death in many different ways; perhaps a school with a swimming-related physical education class doesn't provide enough supervision, or a spa doesn't maintain its equipment to manufacturers' standards or inspect it often enough. Obviously, death is a major risk from drowning, but there is also a potential for serious injury, including brain damage, which is often caused from the lack of oxygen endured by drowning victims.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Deadly?
The devastation experienced by a motorcyclist in an accident is usually far worse than any other motor vehicle accident, mostly because they are not protected by a steel cage surrounding them and keeping them safe and they are smaller than everything else on the road. Motorcycle accident fatalities are roughly 30 times more likely than deaths in passenger cars. The number of deaths from motorcycle accidents is been trending up for years, with the number of fatalities in 2014 being more than double the number in 1997.
The Dangers of Oil Rig Explosions
The only way that the victim of an oil rig explosion can be compensated properly for their injuries and their losses this to have someone experienced and knowledgeable to build a strong case from their point of view and on their behalf. The Oil and Gas Injury Attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers have the knowledge and experience to deal with companies like this because we have been through it before and we have personally seen how hard it is at times to get adequate compensation for clients in court, even when all of the evidence points to their negligence. That said, we know how to square up against them and be effective in getting you all the compensation you deserve. Whether you have a personal injury suit or a suit for a wrongful death, we will fight hard for you.