Texas parents often rely on other people to transport their children to various extracurricular school activities. For instance, sports teams frequently travel to events at other schools by means of a school bus or van set aside for the purpose. One can only imagine a parent's grief when learning that the bus carrying a son or daughter was involved in a fatal accident.
Many Texas readers may be alarmed to learn that approximately 500,000 people suffer fatal injuries associated with medical errors every year throughout the nation. In fact, some estimates claim doctors and medical professionals make mistakes in providing care and treatment to patients as much as 15 percent of the time. Injuries suffered in med mal situations are often quite severe.
Not long ago, a man who lives in a state outside Texas moved back into his home after a fire had ruined it. Upon his return, he was able to install a new floor. Six months later, he claimed Lumber Liquidators had sold him a defective product. He also learned that others have made similar allegations in a class action lawsuit against the same company.
Many Texas medical patients will undergo surgery this year. While there is obviously risk involved with any medical procedure, patients entrust themselves to physicians believing all accepted safety standards will be followed. Sadly, substandard care remains problematic in many regions, and many people suffer serious injuries (as well as death) when things go terribly wrong. In such circumstances, medical malpractice laws often become a focus when questions regarding filing claims arise.