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Study Finds Offshore Oil Rig and Gas Worker Fatalities Are Undercounted

Our Texas oil rig accident lawyers reveal what you should know The federal government undercounts the number of workers who die as a result of offshore fatalities while working on offshore oil and gas rigs, according to a recent, in-depth study that examined fatalities for offshore oil rig accidents. As a result of such undercounting,...

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Pipeline workers die in North Central Texas explosion

Two North Central Texas men were recently killed in a worksite natural gas explosion about 15 miles outside of Dallas. The deadly accident happened in Farmersville around 3:30 p.m. in late-June at a construction site near State Highway 78 and FM2756. The men who died were subcontractors for Atmos Energy. Employees from Bobcat Construction and Fesco Petroleum...

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How a new Texas law affects truck accident victims

Accidents involving careless or reckless truck drivers often lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities. A victim who survives the crash may need years or even decades of physical therapy, surgeries, and other treatment. Medical costs can skyrocket. Unfortunately, Texas lawmakers have not made it easier for people injured in crashes involving big rigs. In...

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Peloton recalls treadmills following child's death

Peloton, widely known for its high-tech stationary exercise bikes, has recalled its Tread+ and Tread treadmill machines following the tragic death of a 6-year-old child and dozens of other injuries to children. Those who purchased either model of the Peloton treadmill have been warned to stop using it immediately, and CEO John Foley has publicly...

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Paraquat herbicide linked to Parkinson's disease

A weed-killer that's widely used around the world has been connected to Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that affects approximately 1 million Americans. Recent studies have found that exposure to the toxic chemical paraquat increases the risk of developing Parkinson's and other serious medical conditions. Also known by the brand name Gramoxone, paraquat is so...

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Be aware of these tricks used by insurance companies

Our Texas car accident lawyers explain what to expect when dealing with insurance companies It is the job of an insurance claim adjuster to investigate car accidents and determine liability. If it's clear that the other driver was at fault, the adjuster may determine how much the insurance company will pay you. Sounds like a...

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Diabetes drug Metformin recalled due to cancer risk

In the first week of the new year, a drug manufacturer issued yet another recall for a diabetes medication because of the cancer risk. As International Business Times reported, Nostrum Laboratories recalled a lot of its diabetes drug Metformin; specifically, the Metformin HCl Extended Release Tablets with a 750 mg dosage. The drug was found...

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