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Thinking about Suing a Municipality in Texas? First Things First

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Hypothetical: While you or your client are driving on a Texas roadway, a police officer rams into your car in pursuit of a suspect during a high-speed police chase. At the scene, the police officer inspects the significant damage to your car, apologizes, and even admits that you are not at fault for the damage. The officer even goes so …

CA Judge Allows Paralyzed Player’s Claim Against Pop Warner to Continue

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Is this the beginning of the end for youth tackle football? It certainly could be. A cultural sea change appears to be happening regarding our country’s true national pastime. In what may be considered a major shift in legal liability, “a California judge has ruled that a teenage football player who was paralyzed by an on-field hit can proceed to …

NFL & NCAA Need to Bear Responsibility for Sports Concussions

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As the College Football Playoff Committee caused a stir this weekend with its somewhat controversial picks of the teams that will be a part of the new College Football Playoff, last week we were somberly reminded, once again, of the physical toll that football-related concussions can take on players. Last Sunday, Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who was missing for …

Drug Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries, Study Shows

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The study on rats, published in the journal Nature, showed some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored.  The drug works by disrupting the “sticky glue” that prevents nerve cells from growing during an injury.  Further tests still need to take place, but the charity Spinal Research said “real progress” was being made. Damage to the spinal cord …

AAA Study Says 3 of 4 Kids’ Seats Are Installed Wrong

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How safe is YOUR child’s safety seat? According to a new AAA survey, chances are it is not as safe as you thought. “Three out of four car seats today are installed incorrectly,” said Michele Harris, director of traffic safety culture, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too often, we see kids who are in a car seat that’s installed …

5 Ways Tech Improves Car Safety

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 DETROIT – Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies are being shown off this week …

Houston: Booming Economy But So Are Workplace Injuries

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We may have a bustling economy in Texas, but is our city and state a safe place to work? According to new data released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the answer is a resounding “NO”. According to OSHA, Houston has the worst record in Texas, and Texas the worst in the country when it comes to workplace …

Testosterone Use Doesn’t Increase Heart Risk, Study Finds

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A study of 24,000 Medicare patients found that testosterone therapy didn’t increase the risk of heart attack, contrary to several earlier studies, and that it even lowered the risk of heart attack by about 30% in the group of men judged most likely to have one based on other factors. The findings are a boost for proponents of testosterone therapy, …