What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

  Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is responsible for many disabilities and deaths worldwide each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, over 64,000 deaths occur due to TBI. In other words, 176 Americans¹ die from TBI-related injuries every day.  TBI also causes over 223,000 hospitalizations annually, … Continued

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

When a loved one dies as a result of an accident, surviving family members often find themselves dealing with grief and financial problems. It can be incredibly difficult to cope with the loss of a loved one, especially when the death could have been prevented. However, these families may be able to seek justice through … Continued

Document Destruction and Verdict Against Hankook Tires

An Arkansas jury recently returned a substantial verdict in a case against tire manufacturer Hankook. A 76 year-old man suffered a fractured leg and hip in a truck crash that was caused by a loss of control that occurred when the tread on the right front tire separated from the body of the tire. Although … Continued

Woman Killed, Four Injured In Texas Crash

A woman was killed and four people were injured on August 22, 2016, when a tractor-trailer carrying a load of the propellant devices that inflate auto airbags crashed and exploded near the Quemado, Texas town on the Mexican border. The devices were manufactured by Takata, which has been forced by the National Highway Traffic Safety … Continued

Wyoming Oilfield Worker Dies After 76-foot Fall

An oilfield worker was killed on an oil rig near Midwest, Wyoming on July 14, 2016. According to the initial investigation, Dennis McCulloch fell 76 feet from a workover rig and died instantly. Mr. McCulloch was 28 years old at the time of his death and was a resident of Casper, Wyoming. He worked for … Continued

Oil Rig Death In Gillette, Wyoming

An oilfield worker was killed on an oil rig near Gillette, Wyoming on July 7, 2016. According to the initial investigation, the rig partially collapsed, crushing 26 year-old Joshua Adams. Mr. Adams was working for Basic Energy Services, a Texas company. The circumstances of the tragic death are still being investigated. As oil and gas drilling … Continued

Corporate Coverup Of Cancer-causing Chemicals

A federal court jury in Ohio found that corporate giant DuPont’s dumping of chemicals into the Ohio River caused cancer in a man who lives near the river. The chemical, called ammonium perfluorooctanoate, is used in the manufacture of Dupont’s Teflon, Gore-Tex, and Stainmaster carpet products. Dupont denied that the chemicals caused cancer. However, the … Continued

Three Workers Burned, Two Killed In Oilfield Tragedies

Three Workers Burned and Two Killed in Separate Oilfield Tragedies Three workers were burned and one was killed when a wellsite operated by XTO Energy exploded, engulfing the rig and the workers in a devastating fire. The explosion occurred on June 18, 2016 at the XTO wellsite outside of Watford City, North Dakota. One of … Continued

Schuster Wins Largest Injury Settlement In ND

In October, 2011, a tanker truck driver working in the Bakken suffered severe burns over more than 30% of his body when a water tank at a gas processing plant exploded into a massive fireball. The burns left the driver permanently disfigured and totally disabled from future employment. After three years of litigation, as reported … Continued

Smith Families Demand Safety Changes At Encana

The families of Tony and Deaun Smith have written the presidents of Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. and Encana Corporation, asking each of them to institute company safety changes to protect the public from future trucking tragedies such as the collision that killed Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were killed on … Continued