Looking for information on a particular legal topic? Check our list of topics below to find more information on many of the most common questions people have about legal matters.
A study by medical researchers has confirmed that drinking water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River was contaminated with toxic substances, including benzene and tetrachlorethylene (PCE), which can lead to significant and even fatal health problems. New legislation has been passed to compensate those who were injured. Learn about the potential hazards and illnesses associated with the contamination at Camp Lejeune and New River, as well as compensation under the new law.
The FDA has issued a Class 2 recall of medical manufacturer Exactech’s knee, hip, and ankle replacement devices because of potential health problems. If you or a loved one have had hip, knee or ankle surgery, speak with your healthcare professional to learn if you have an Exactech Surgical Implant, and find out what you need to know about the dangers of Exactech Surgical Implants.
Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR are arthritis medications manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. They are known as Janus kinase inhibitor-class drugs. The only difference between Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR is how long their effects last. What you need to know about the health dangers of Xeljanz.
Philips CPAP and BIPAP Ventilator Recall
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of many Philips CPAP devices, BiPAP machines and ventilators over safety concerns and health risks posed by malfunctioning devices. What you need to know about the Philips Respironics CPAP ventilator recall.
Sunscreen with Benzene
Certain sunscreen lotions may contain cancer-causing Benzene, a known carcinogen that can cause cancer. What you need to know about sunscreens that contain Benzene.
Texas Lawsuits and the Judgment Proof Defendant
People are considered “judgment proof” if they do not have the money to pay a court judgment or own only property that the law protects from being seized. Civil courts are set up to decide disagreements between people or companies. What you need to know about your rights.
Renters Insurance and Texas State Law
While renters insurance in Texas can provide peace of mind, it also has important limitations. These limitations can make it difficult to recover your expenses. Learn more about what Texas renters insurance is, what it covers, and whether you might need to purchase a policy.
If your loved one was injured or killed because of someone else’s carelessness or wrong act, you may have the right to compensation for your own harm. This can include a loss of the family member’s support and companionship. Learn more about compensation claims with regards to loss of a family member.
Gulf War Illness and Veterans Disability
Gulf War Illness (sometimes known as ‘Gulf War Syndrome’) is a mysterious and unexplained medical syndrome which affects tens of thousands of American veterans. Learn more about Gulf War Illness.
Claims for Autism Caused by Heavy Metals in Baby Foods
A recent study by the U.S. Congress has determined that certain baby foods brands contained elevated levels of heavy metals like mercury and lead. Many health research studies have connected heavy metal consumption with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Learn more about the connection between autism and baby foods.
Paraquat is the common name of an organic chloride salt. Paraquat’s chemical name is methyl viologen dichloride. Paraquat is manufactured as an herbicide to kill unwanted plants and grasses. Health studies have shown that Paraquat (Methyl Viologen) is linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease, a long-term degenerative disorder of the nervous system. Learn more about the dangers of Paraquat.
Many Prescription Drug Makers have marketed dangerous or defective medication that did not warn the consumer of side effects including bodily harm and even death. Winning a prescription drug personal injury lawsuit can be complex. What you need to know about prescription drug lawsuits.
Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans
Scientific research has established that Agent Orange can cause a long list of extremely serious health problems, including cancers. Many military service members were exposed to Agent Orange, and thousands developed illnesses as a result. What you need to know about the dangers of Agent Orange.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a mineral that was used for years in a wide range of industries. We now know that exposure to asbestos put workers and their family members at risk for a wide range of cancers and life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. What you need to know about asbestos exposure and risks.
Defective Medical Devices
Many medical devices have been determined to be dangerous or defective. They may injure the patients they are supposed to be helping, sometimes even fatally. What you need to know if you’ve been injured by a defective medical device.
It is used to treat various mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder, major depression, mood swings, irritability, aggression, schizophrenia and other behavior issues. Studies have shown a possible connection between impulse control problems and Abilify use. Learn more about the dangers of Abilify.
In order to prevent hypothermia and stabilize body temperature, hospitals often use the 3M Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming System to warm patients before, during, or immediately after surgery. If air in the Bair Hugger is contaminated, it may circulate bacteria or other pathogens into the air, resulting in severe patient infections. What you need to know about the Bair Hugger.
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics (FLQ)
FLQs are what are known as broad-spectrum antibiotics, because they work on both gram-negative bacteria and gram-positive bacteria. FLQs can lead to major bodily harm to the nervous system and aorta. What you need to know about FLQs.
Invokana, or canagliflozin, is an oral medication developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to control blood sugar levels in adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Some people who took Invokana were at great risk for developing serious complications including cardiovascular problems, myocardial infarction, and others. What you need to know about Invokana.
Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC Filters)
IVC filters are spider-like wires that are inserted into the inferior vena cava with the purpose of preventing blood clots from reaching the heart, lungs, brain or kidneys. The IVC filters catch blood clots and allow them to break down as time passes. What you need to know about IVC filters.
Metal on Metal Hip Implants
If you or a loved one has had a metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant when undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery with a metal hip prosthetic device, you may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries you suffered from the device’s failure. What you need to know about metal-on-metal hip implants.
Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD) designed as a long-term form of birth control. The Mirena IUD May Increase The Risk Of Developing Pseudotumor Cerebri, a medical condition involving an increase in the pressure inside the skull. What you need to know about the Mirena IUD.
Laparoscopic power morcellators (LPMs) are medical devices used for the removal of uterine fibroids, as well as for hysterectomies. In some cases, use of morcellators can lead to the development of cancer. What you need to know about power morcellators.
Did you or a loved one use Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower talcum powder daily for personal hygiene for four or more years and develop BRCA Negative ovarian cancer? What you need to know about your rights.
Were you or a loved one prescribed Taxotere for chemotherapy treatment after diagnosis of breast cancer? Did you experience permanent hair loss that lasted at least 6 months after completion of chemotherapy? Learn more about your rights for compensation.
Viagra and Cialis (Sildenafil)
Viagra and Cialis are drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Both Viagra and Cialis work by inhibiting an enzyme called PDE5. Studies have shown that when PDE5 is inhibited, melanomas can become much more invasive. What you need to know about Viagra, Cialis and melanoma.
Product Liability Theories
Under Texas’ Products Liability law, when someone has suffered a personal injury caused by a defective product, the injured person (known as the plaintiff) can bring a lawsuit against the person or company that manufactured the product (known as the defendant). What you need to know about products liability law.
How Long You Have to Take Certain Actions
If you were injured in Round Rock, Pflugerville, or the greater Austin area, even if you did nothing wrong, you must file your lawsuit before a certain deadline set by Texas state law. What you need to know about timelines for filing a lawsuit.