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The attorneys and staff at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP maintain a blog to comment on and inform readers about topics relevant to motor vehicle accidents, maritime law, prescription medications and medical devices, product liability, and general  legal news.   If you would like more information with respect to a particular topic, then please do not hesitate to contact us.   Also, please follow us on Twitter or facebook for regular updates.

Vet brain injuries from bomb blasts may not have symptoms

It’s one thing to think that you have a brain injury, know the symptoms and seek the proper medical advice based on that knowledge. But what about a brain injury where there are no symptoms? Researchers say this may be … Continue reading

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Pedestrians struck by vehicles in North Houston

January 9th was not a good day for pedestrians in Houston. According to KHOU, vehicles struck two men, in separate incidents, as they tried to cross busy roads that morning. Neither of the men was crossing at a crosswalk. There … Continue reading

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Pedestrian victims in multiple Dallas Area accidents

It is especially serious when pedestrians are involved in auto accidents, as they do not really have any means of defense or protection against a vehicle. Recently, there were two separate accidents in the Dallas area, each involving pedestrians. In … Continue reading

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Understanding the role of a Personal Injury Attorney

Most people overlook the many different responsibilities that are held by the personal injury attorney. These legal professionals are most closely associated with auto accidents, but their roles in our society encompass much more. Our need for these attorneys has … Continue reading

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Two Dallas-based construction workers fall four stories

Two Dallas-based construction workers fell four stories while working in College Station, Texas. These men were working on the scaffolding of an apartment complex and retail development. They have now been released from the hospital. It has not been reported … Continue reading

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Texas tops a list that nobody wants to be on

Usually, it feels great to be number one. That is not the case when the list is describing states with the highest number of construction worker fatalities. In 2013, Texas was at the top of this list. The Houston Chronicle reported … Continue reading

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University of Texas receives $15m grant to study brain injuries

Brain injury research is back in the news, though the truth is probably that it never really left. The topic is a hot one because doctors are constantly finding new victims of brain injuries with causes that are outside of … Continue reading

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Judge: Victims tortured by cop can’t file class action lawsuit

More than a dozen men who claimed a former Chicago police commander tortured and severely beat confessions out of them will not be able to band together to file a class action lawsuit, a judge in Illinois ruled recently. The … Continue reading

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Heads Up app designed to teach about symptoms of a concussion

Need to know the signs of a concussion or other traumatic brain injury? Bet you could guess that there’s an app for that. The Heads Up app is an interactive way to keep track of the signs that your child … Continue reading

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Refinery facility honored by OSHA

A Houston-based refinery facility is receiving one of the highest honors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company that runs the facility is Veolia, and they have been accepted into OSHA’s voluntary protection program at the Star … Continue reading

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Attorney Explains Why Falls are so Common

Personal Injury Attorney:  Why Are Falls So Common? Falls are most consistently the cause of accidents that produce injuries. More than a million injuries occur every year in the United States, and many of them occur in the Dallas area. … Continue reading

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Offshore Injuries Are Protected by the Jones Act

Any individual that has worked on an offshore oil rig recognizes that coworker or employer negligence is often the cause of many of the accidents that happen on an oilrig at sea. This often includes deck accidents, equipment failure, falls, … Continue reading

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Hiring your personal injury attorney in Houston

Everyone knows that one of the first things you need to do after you or a loved one receive an injury due to negligence is to get in touch with a personal injury attorney in Houston. Injuries, even those that … Continue reading

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Have a brain injury attorney help with your case against negligent parties

The Centers for Disease Control claim that each year, nearly 1.4 million people suffer some type of brain injury in the United States. These sorts of injuries can stem from a number of different things, including car accidents, falling injuries, … Continue reading

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Five things you wrongly assumed about personal injury lawyers

Many people’s professions are misunderstood and being a personal injury attorney in Houston is no different. People make a lot of assumptions about things they don’t quite understand. Personal injury law, is actually a very serious, justice-oriented area of expertise … Continue reading

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Refinery facility honored by OSHA

A Houston-based refinery facility is receiving one of the highest honors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The company that runs the facility is Veolia, and they have been accepted into OSHA’s voluntary protection program at the Star … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself against traumatic brain injury

Unless you personally know someone who has survived one, it is easy to overlook the devastating consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thousands of people, children and adults, experience these types of injuries every year, and it is important … Continue reading

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OSHA Is No Match for Workplace Injuries

When a 41-year-old worker in good physical shape dies on the job, something must be done to help his family. Texas is a state filled with refinery and chemical tanks, and they need to be cleaned. That’s what Adan Juan … Continue reading

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Working with your personal injury lawyer in Houston

Those who have to go through the pain and suffering of a personal injury because of someone else’s negligence should always have good legal counsel on their side. Finding the right personal injury lawyer in Houston is the first step. … Continue reading

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What should you ask your personal injury attorney in Houston

The injuries you or your loved one receives due to the negligence of another person, or company, can be debilitating. They can change your life in the worst of ways, resulting in long hospital stays, therapy, and mounting medical bills. … Continue reading

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What are the signs of a traumatic brain injury?

Let’s face it: most of us are not medical doctors. So when it comes to the self-diagnosis after an injury, we should leave it to the professionals. What happens if you have an injury but you’re not quite sure if … Continue reading

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Let a Personal Injury Attorney help with faulty medical products

Personal injuries can happen for a host of different reasons, and one of the most common, unfortunately, is from faulty medical devices. Many devices come onto the market before they should and without the proper testing. This puts many patients … Continue reading

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Hepatitis Drug Determined to be Safe and Effective

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 17,000 new cases of hepatitis in the United States each year.  Moreover, approximately 3.2 million individuals in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis.  It is spread primarily … Continue reading

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Be Inspired: FDA Warning Issued

On October 9 and October10, 2013, the FDA issued several warnings related to weight loss products containing sibutramine.  One such product is marketed under the name Be Inspired.  Under the FDA advisory, consumers have been instructed not to purchase or … Continue reading

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Dallas personal injury attorneys make bad times easier

When you or someone in your family is suffering through a personal injury caused by the negligence of someone else, it can be a very hard time. It can seem as though the entire world is against you, and you … Continue reading

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Houston Injury Attorney: Recalled Yogurt Causes Sickness

Investigations are currently underway to determine the level at which people have become ill after consuming a Greek yogurt that has been recalled. There has been a voluntary recall of about five percent of the Chobani Greek yogurt product. The … Continue reading

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Personal Injury Attorney: How Safe Is Fracking

Fracking is done in Northern Texas, but few people know that the Coast Guard may allow waste water from fracking in the Appalachian Mountains to be taken by barge into waters off the coast of Texas. The barges would travel … Continue reading

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