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Nearly $4M medical malpractice claim filed against surgeon

A surgeon in a different state has been blamed for a woman's botched operation. In fact, the woman is suing the surgeon for around $4 million due to his alleged medical malpractice. In the same way, a person in Texas who suffers harm at the hand of a negligent surgeon may seek to hold that surgeon accountable in civil court.

The woman in the out-of-state medical malpractice case asserted that a gastroenterologist essentially poisoned her with fluids from her own body. This allegedly happened when the surgeon cut her during her surgery. The way in which the doctor cut her reportedly caused bodily fluids to enter and cover her organs, resulting in health issues for her.

Family law proceeding of divorce can majorly impact those over 50

The process of getting divorced can understandably be devastating emotionally and financially. However, this family law process can especially be tough for those over the age of 50 in Texas and elsewhere. Unfortunately, the divorce rate for those over 50 is now double what it was back in 1990.

Research shows that divorce after 50, or gray divorce, can be hazardous to both a person's physical and emotional health. For example, people who get divorced later in life may experience depression and higher blood pressure compared with their married counterparts. Research has also shown that getting divorced can lead to weight gain long term.

Motor vehicle accidents involving semis can lead to major injury

An individual in Texas was recently injured in a automobile collision involving a semi-truck. The accident took place on a Tuesday morning along United States Highway 290. Unfortunately, these types of motor vehicle accidents are often the result of a driver's negligence, in which case the driver may be held financially accountable for any injuries resulting from the crash.

The recent Texas accident occurred at around 11:45 a.m. Based on dashcam video of the accident, a semi-truck driver reportedly caused a crash that led to a chain reaction. This appears to have occurred after the semi-truck veered into another highway lane and struck a car there.

A car-truck accident can happen for countless reasons

When driving in close proximity to a commercial vehicle, such as a tractor-trailer or delivery truck, you may have concerns about your safety. Many people are injured in car-truck accidents every year.

Understanding the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents can help keep you safe. Here are some of the many mistakes truckers and trucking/delivery companies make:

  • Reckless driving: This includes everything from speeding to changing lanes without signaling. Any form of recklessness on the roadway increases the risk of an accident.
  • Driving under the influence: Alcohol, illegal drugs and prescription medications affect a driver's ability to make sound and fast decisions when behind the wheel.
  • Improper loading: An improperly loaded vehicle is one that's more likely to tip. Furthermore, the vehicle could lose its load on the roadway, putting many others at risk of an accident.
  • Drowsy driving: Commercial drivers are prone to driving drowsy, especially if they're asked to spend many consecutive hours on the road.
  • Inadequate training: Employers are responsible for providing its drivers with proper training, such as that related to safety concerns, defensive driving and technique.

Wrong-way motor vehicle accidents may prove fatal

Two people have lost their lives in a wrong-way car crash in Texas. Now, their grieving loved ones are left to question how such a collision could have taken place. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen as a result of a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for civil litigation in the Lone Star State.

The recent head-on collision took place on a Thursday at about 2:30 a.m. According to police, one of the drivers drove in the wrong direction on a turnpike for 11 miles. The female driver, 22, then struck another car that a 53-year-old man was driving.

Man files medical malpractice claim after wire found in his body

A man in another state recently claimed that a surgeon had left a wire inside of him 15 years ago. He has thus filed a lawsuit against the surgeon, who is now on trial. Any patient in Texas who is harmed due to a doctor's error has the right to seek compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

In the recent out-of-state case, the 70-year-old man claimed that the surgeon who left a wire inside of him was doing an angioplasty at a heart center at the time. Ten years later, an X-ray revealed that the wire stretched from the man's aorta to a thigh. The man asserted that doctors did manage to remove most of this wire during a surgery in 2018. However, 20 inches of it reportedly remains near the man's thigh.

Pickup trucks found not to be as safe as cars

They're big, powerful, heavy and many people won’t drive anything but a pickup truck. But are they risking their safety and the lives of their passengers? According to Consumer Reports, the only pick up to make the cut with regards to meeting the threshold of recommended safety was the Ford F-150, with the Toyota Tundra falling tragically short in the full-size category. 

Pickup trucks have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, not only for their ability to haul whatever cargo that you need, but also for transporting families. Since more and more families are using pickups as their primary mode of transportation, safety is even more important.

Family law proceeding of divorce can emotionally impact children

When two individuals get divorced, it is natural for them to feel frustrated, angry and sad. However, if they share children, their children can also easily experience these emotions. Fortunately, parents who are going through the family law proceeding of divorce in Texas can take steps to help their children to cope with it as effectively as possible.

First, it is a wise move for parents who are getting divorced to help their children to experience normalcy as much as possible. For instance, if the two parents have a relatively amicable relationship in spite of the marital breakup, they can still go on family dinners together or attend a sporting event as a family. Even if the parents cannot stand to be near each other, they can individually participate in activities with the children, such as taking them to a basketball game or the movies.

Motor vehicle accidents involving single vehicles may be fatal

An 18-year-old woman's life was recently snuffed out in a Texas car crash, leaving her loved ones to grieve and wonder how she could have lost her life so soon. Meanwhile, a man was injured in the one-car crash. Sometimes, these types of motor vehicle accidents happen due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case the driver might be held liable for any injuries or deaths stemming from the crash.

In the recent crash case, police said that a pickup truck driver, 20, was driving along a street on a Thursday evening. However, he ended up losing control of his truck. As a result, he hit the guardrail on an overpass.

Motor vehicle accidents may lead to death, injury

Two teenage girls' lives were recently snuffed out in a tragic collision in Texas. Several other individuals were also injured in the collision. These types of motor vehicle accidents can easily occur if a driver is careless behind the wheel, in which case he or she may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the accident.

The recent accident took place on a Saturday. Police said a 61-year-old man was driving a pickup truck and suddenly collided with a car at a street intersection. The man then reportedly fled the crash scene but was later apprehended and taken into custody.

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