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Category: Wrongful Death

Which Experts Will I Need for My Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury cases will not require expert testimony. But, in more serious cases, there will be issues that may need to be addressed by expert witnesses because they are beyond the understanding of lay people like you and I. Deciding which experts you will use in your personal injury case will be up to you

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Jury Finds BP Executive Not Guilty Of Lying About Oil Spill Size

On April 20, 2010, the Gulf Coast experienced one of the worst maritime accidents and environmental catastrophes in history: the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon. The spill claimed the lives of 11 offshore workers, injured many more, and caused billions of dollars worth of property and economic damages. The news reports covering the Deepwater

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West Texas Rig Explosion and New Mexico Oilfield Explosion Claim Workers’ Lives

Onshore exploration and production has spiked in recent years with the development of shale oil and gas around the country. This development has been particularly significant in areas of Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. The increase in available oil and gas reserves has led to an increased need for people working in the oil and gas

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New Orleans Xarelto MDL Facts

Lawsuits against, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the developers/manufacturers of the drug Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) have made headlines recently.  After a contested battle of lawyers from around the country, it was decided that the numerous Xarelto lawsuits currently pending, and those to be filed in the future, would be consolidated in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The lawsuits

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Study Shows Decline in Nationwide Traffic Deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) recently compiled figures for 2013 show a decline in nationwide traffic deaths. According to the NHTSA report, 32,719 people died in crashes in the United States in 2013. This is a slight decrease from 33,782 in 2012. Per vehicle mile driven, 2013 tied a record low for traffic

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Offshore Louisiana Rig Explosion Kills 1 and Injures 3

One person was killed and three others were injured in an offshore Louisiana rig explosion occurring on November 20, 2014. The explosion, which was reported a little before 3 p.m. in the afternoon, happened on the Echo Platform located off of the Louisiana coast. The platform was operated by Fieldwood Energy, a Houston-based company. The injured workers were employed by Turnkey Cleaning

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Deadly Chemical Release at DuPont Plant Claims Four Lives

On Saturday, four workers at a DuPont plant in La Porte, Texas (an industrial suburb outside of Houston) tragically lost their lives and a fifth has been hospitalized after a deadly chemical release. The workers, who were believed to be assigned to the unit where the leak occurred, were exposed to methyl mercaptan.  This hazardous gas is

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Takata Airbag Recall Affects Louisiana Residents

Almost 8 million U.S. car and truck owners may be driving vehicles with potentially faulty airbags. Takata Corporation, a Japanese company that makes automobile parts, manufactured the airbags. The Takata airbags contain a propellant canister that is supposed to inflate the airbag if there is an impact, but the canisters in the Takata airbags can explode on impact

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Driver Convicted After Fatal Louisiana Bicycle Accident

On October 17, 2014, a Baton Rouge jury convicted Joseph Branch of vehicular homicide and first-degree vehicular negligent injuring relating to a fatal Louisiana bicycle accident that happened in 2012. After being at a bar, Branch rear-ended two cyclists on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Bike rider Nathan Crowson lost his life and Crowson’s fellow rider, Danny Morris, was badly

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Louisiana Work-Related Deaths Decrease in 2013

Louisiana Work-Related Deaths Decrease According to a September 11, 2014 report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 114 Louisiana workers died in work-related accidents in 2013. This was a decrease from 116 deaths in 2012. As Louisiana Workforce Commission Executive Director Curt Eysink explained these dips in Louisiana work-related deaths: “Overall, the numbers

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