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October 2015 Archives

Wrongful death versus survival actions in Texas

It may come as a surprise to you to learn that in the event you lose a loved one because of the act of another, you may have recourse to a legal claim in addition to wrongful death. This other cause of action is known as a survival action, and in this post we will briefly cover the differences between these two types of claims.

Hypoxia: a birth injury that may be caused by malpractice

Hypoxia is a condition that occurs when a baby does not receive enough oxygen before, during, or immediately after birth. Hypoxia is very serious for the baby. It can lead to brain damage, permanent disabilities, or even death. These devastating consequences are preventable if the medical staff takes the right steps to identify and treat hypoxia.

Two UPS employees die in fiery truck accident

The United Postal Service confirmed that two employees perished in a fiery truck accident along I-20 in Texas. Both truck were traveling in the eastbound lanes of the freeway when they collided with one another. The collision caused one of the trucks to burst into flames.

Can I recover for negligent infliction of emotional distress?

Assume that you witness a fatal accident involving a car and truck, in which a loved one of yours was seriously injured in the car. You were not injured physically, but watching your loved one suffer had a shattering emotional impact on you. Even though you were not involved in the accident, and even though you suffered no physical injuries, can you still sue the person who caused the accident for negligent infliction of emotional distress?

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