The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict safety regulations for all the different types of industries, and while each has unique hazards to address, some general rules cover all. One of those is the need for companies to provide the necessary safety training -- especially to new employees. Too many catastrophic injuries are suffered within a few days or weeks of people starting new jobs. A recent chemical plant explosion in Texas underscores this concern.
The unexpected loss of a loved one can wreak emotional and financial havoc on surviving family members. When that loss of life is because of another's negligence, it is sometimes necessary to hold the responsible party financially accountable. Several Texas families are pursuing suits against the U.S. Air Force after they lost family members or suffered catastrophic injuries in the Sunderland Springs First Baptist Church mass shootings last November.
Hospice care is often an essential aspect of providing care with dignity to elderly patients in Texas. Many patients who require hospice care suffer from serious diseases that impact their mental state, such as Alzheimer's or dementia. Failure to provide proper care for these already fragile patients can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death.
Many people in Texas consider their pets to be members of their family. Unfortunately, this can make it hard for some pet owners to understand just how dangerous or violent their dogs might be. Many fail to take necessary precautions to protect other people from their animals, and it might make owners even more resistant to taking responsibility for catastrophic injuries caused by their dog biting someone.
College should be a fun and challenging experience for students continuing their education. Sadly, one Texas student will never have that opportunity. A fraternity and 10 of its members were recently named in a wrongful death lawsuit, blaming them for the catastrophic injuries that led to a young man's death.
Life can change in an instant. Since your accident, you have probably had this thought countless times. No doubt, you spend time reflecting on your life before your injury and comparing it to where you are now. A catastrophic accident has changed your life forever.
An individual who suffers a traumatic brain injury often experiences difficultly in many areas of life. Catastrophic injuries of this nature can be challenging to overcome, and many lead to long-term or permanent damages that can be difficult to accept. People in Texas may wish to avoid similar injuries and protect themselves from future harm; unfortunately, some accidents occur under circumstances in which a victim has no control.
Safety is one of the top concerns among people buying used cars. You have probably come to rely on various seals of approval, such as the words "certified" and "inspected for safety" when considering previously owned cars for purchase. However, recent legal decisions may cause you to doubt the trustworthiness of those claims.
A Texas mom is warning other parents about the dangers that heavy objects pose to children. They may seem to be out of reach, but that doesn't mean they're safe.