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Wrongful death lawsuits explained

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, especially after finding out it was due to someone else's negligent or reckless actions. You may be experiencing a great deal of pain associated with your loved one's death. You may not know where to turn or what your legal rights are. Under Chapter 71 of Texas's...

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Gas pipe leak leads to explosions in Midland

Texas has become a hotspot for chemical, oil and gas explosions. In August, there was a natural gas plant explosion in Mont Belvieu. In fact, a 2016 investigation conducted by the Houston Chronicle concluded that plant explosions happen in Texas on an average of every six weeks. On Tuesday, August 18, a pipeline rupture resulted...

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What are the dangers of drugs containing NDMA?

Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered drug makers to pull Zantac off the shelves in April 2020, it was used by and prescribed to millions of Americans. The drug ranitidine (the primary compound in Zantac), which was used to treat gastrointestinal conditions (such as heartburn and stomach ulcers), was once touted as a...

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Texas oil and chemical plants exempt from safety inspections amid COVID-19 pandemic

Texas energy companies have gotten a break from monitoring chemical leaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an article in the Houston Chronicle, Texas has suspended some environmental rules for oil and chemical plants due to limited staffing. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has provided more than 100 environmental monitoring and inspection exemptions since...

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FDA recalls Zantac due to possible cancer link

Personal injury lawyers explain what you need to know about ranitidine Concerns about possible links between Zantac use and cancer have been mounting in recent months. As a result, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA) told drug makers on April 1, 2020 to pull the popular heartburn drug immediately from store shelves due to...

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U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board probes Houston-area chemical plants

On January 30, 2020, a gas well fire at The Chesapeake Energy Corp. in Burleson County triggered a massive explosion and killed three workers. This marked the seventh Houston-area incident since mid-2018 to catch the attention of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Prior to that, the board only conducted investigations in the Houston area once...

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Chemical plant explosions in Houston are becoming a growing threat to public safety

Multiple chemical plant explosions and fires have occurred throughout Texas within the past few years, resulting in several injuries and fatalities. In March of 2019, an explosion and fire at Intercontinental Terminals Co.'s Deer Park facility burned for three days and pumped copious amounts of black smoke into the air (which could be seen as...

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