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How to take legal action if you were injured by an impaired truck driver

It takes a significant amount of skill, experience, and good judgment to safely operate an 18-wheeler. Large commercial trucks are more difficult to maneuver than smaller trucks and cars. When fully loaded with cargo, 18-wheelers can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. In the hands of an impaired driver, such a large vehicle can wreak...

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Chemical plant goes up in flames in West, Texas causing residents to be evacuated

Another chemical plant went up in flames in Texas, according to CBS19. This time, the industrial fire happened in Palestine, Texas. In response, the town’s police department issued an urgent emergency alert to evacuate due to the fire. The police emergency alert was issued to all residents within a half-mile radius of Baze Chemical. Eventually,...

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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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