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Common Devices Named In Dallas Medical Product Liability Claims

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 25, 2016

Many defective products cases involve medical devices that malfunction, do not work as intended, or can cause serious or even deadly side effects. Often, the device being scrutinized did not pass through the Food and Drug Administration’s formal approval process, but was permitted to be sold on the grounds that it was “substantially similar” to an approved device that was already on the market.

Experienced Texas medical device injury lawyers frequently talk to clients who were injured by devices like the following: Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

What If I’m in a Texas Accident That Leaves Me With Paralysis?

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 14, 2016

Any type of accident that results in damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis. A car accident, a fall, a workplace accident, or any other incident may do damage to the spinal cord. The extent of the paralysis and the specific medical problems it causes – such as loss of sensation or coordination – depends on which part of the spinal cord is damaged.

If you’re facing symptoms of paralysis after an accident, take the following steps as soon as you can: Read the rest »

Top 5 Child Sports Injuries In Texas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 7, 2016

About 30 million children participate in sports in the U.S. every year. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), over 3.5 million of these young athletes get injured. While many injuries heal with no lingering damage, others can cause long-term impairments. Experienced Texas child injury lawyers encourage parents, coaches, and fans to watch out for the most common types of childhood sports injuries. These injuries include:

Sprains and Strains

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury in children, according to the NIH. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, usually one that connects a muscle to a bone in or near one of the joints.  A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Common Types of Paralysis Injuries In Texas

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on March 1, 2016

Paralysis can occur if the spinal cord is damaged, cut, or severed during a catastrophic  injury accident. Our experienced spinal cord injury attorneys have helped represent patients with various forms of paralysis.  Here are some of the more common types of paralysis injuries.


Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, occurs when the patient suffers paralysis or weakness in both arms and legs. It most often results from an injury to the cervical spine, which is located in the neck.  Some people with quadriplegia or tetraplegia also deal with symptoms like loss of physical sensation in the affected body parts, trouble breathing, and difficulty controlling their bowels or bladder. Read the rest »

Dallas Driver Is Struck By Passing Vehicle After Car Breaks Down on I-20

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 24, 2016

Driver Struck By Vehicle In TexasA driver whose car broke down on an I-20 service road in southern Dallas suffered injuries when he was struck by another vehicle while trying to repair his own. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Courtesy Patrol had responded to the scene and were attempting to help the driver when he was hit.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver had stepped too far into a traffic lane. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he’s listed in “stable” condition. Police say that the driver who hit the man stopped at the scene and has been cooperating with authorities. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Motorcycle Crash Claims the Life of Austin Man

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 16, 2016

A collision with a truck cost an Austin man his life in the last days of 2015. According to police, the 33-year-old man was riding his motorcycle along Steck Avenue when a family in a pickup truck backed out of their driveway in front of him. Police say the man swerved to avoid hitting the truck and ended up “wiping out” on the pavement. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but still died from his injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident

Interstate 635 Accident Leaves Mesquite Pedestrian Dead

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 8, 2016

A 22-year-old Mesquite resident lost her life in late December when she was hit by a car on Interstate 635. The woman’s car had broken down on the interstate near Abrams Road in Far Northeast Dallas. According to officials, she was attempting to cross the highway when she was struck twice, first by a truck and then by a Chevy Camaro. She was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers who rushed to her aid.

Both the drivers who hit the woman stopped at the scene. Criminal charges have not been filed against either of the drivers who struck her. The highway was closed for several hours while traffic was re-routed to U.S. Highway 75 and investigators examined the scene of the accident. Read the rest »

Family of Man Slain in Baylor Construction Accident Files Wrongful Death Claim

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on February 2, 2016

The family members of a construction worker killed in a job-site accident during the building of the Baylor University business school has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The claim is against several parties involved in the building’s construction, including the general contractor overseeing the site and the subcontractor hired to do the electrical work. The family’s claim argues that the negligence of one or more of these parties resulted in their family member’s death. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

IVC Filter Injuries on the Rise in Texas (And Nationwide)

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on January 26, 2016

For years, surgeons have been using a tool called the inferior vena cava filter (IVC). The IVC is a wire device implanted into the largest vein in the body to catch blood clots. It’s prescribed for use for patients who are unable to use anticoagulants (blood thinners). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received hundreds of complaints about the filters. The most common problems people reported were punctured organs, punctured blood vessels, and the filter moving to different parts of the body. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Identifying and Stopping Identity Theft in Nursing Home Settings

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on December 2, 2015

Elder AbuseNursing home abuse and neglect doesn’t only include things like physical injuries, ignoring medical needs, insults, or sexual abuse. It also includes financial abuse or identity theft, which are growing problems for elderly Americans.

According to the Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN), 19 percent of people who reported identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2012 were over age 60.  Many lived in nursing homes or other skilled-care settings. Read the rest »

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