For Leslie Vernon, Semper Fidelis, My Friend. Mesothelioma and the Greatest Generation

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 8:48 pm    

(This post originally appeared October 11, 2011) Leslie Vernon died this week-end. He was only 84. While you have never heard of Leslie Vernon, if you ever meet his wife Ivy, please say “Thank you,” actually, “Thank you, and, I am sorry.” Your gratitude will be for the service and sacrifice made by Mr. Vernon, […]

Tort Reform Fails the Empirical Evidence Test

Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:59 pm    

Tort Reform Fails The Empirical Evidence Test By: Troy D. Chandler, Chandler McNulty LLP Houston, TX As a trial lawyer, I find that empirical evidence always wins over even the most compelling argument. Facts matter.  Evidence matters.    That is why I never trusted the tort reform rationale.  The jury is in on the Tort […]

Union Carbide Corporation : A Legacy of Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 9:04 pm    

I.               Introduction If Union Carbide were only a miner of the richest asbestos deposit ever exploited[3], and not one of the largest owners and operators of chemical plants on the planet, the following concession about the hazards of asbestos would seem almost responsible in its attempt to alert the reader to the hazards of asbestos: A […]

Pharmaceutical Lawyers

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 9:13 pm    

Vast resources are available to individuals researching injuries from pharmaceuticals or prescription medication or medical devices such as Mirena IUD, Zimmer Knee replacement systems, DePuy Hips and metal-on-metal hips and pelvic mesh or transvaginal mesh.  Many families facing injuries from prescription medication and drugs or medical devices will face surgery in an attempt to lessen […]

Statutes of Limitations

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 9:14 pm    

A statute of limitations is an arbitrary time bar that prevent lawsuits from going forward after a certain length of the time has passed.  In many circumstances the statute of limitations is a two years from the date of the injury or event or two years from the date of a person’s death.  The Statute […]

Pharmaceutical Injuries from Prescription Medication

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 9:22 pm    

Pharmaceuticals or prescription medicine is supposed to help or heal, not hurt.   Many people take medications believing that pharmaceuticals are thoroughly and independently tested by the government or federal government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA found at before they are allowed to be put onto the marketplace and prescribed by doctors and sold […]

Symptoms of Mirena IUD moving out of place

Posted on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 9:24 pm    

Some women never notice that their Mirena IUD is out of place … until they go to the their doctor to remove it and learn that it cannot be found.   Other women get an inkling that something is wrong when they experience serious medical conditions such as cramping (often to one side) or unexplained […]

A Tribute to my Friend with Mesothelioma: Frank Curre

Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 9:25 pm    

“They fought together as brothers-in-arms, they died together, and now they sleep side by side. To them we have a solemn obligation,” Admiral Chester Nimitz. Most have never heard this quote, inscribed on a plaque at the Admiral Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Few could tell you to what it refers.  […]

Insurance in Civil Lawsuits

Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 9:35 pm    

An insurance company is involved in almost every lawsuit filed, but juries don’t get know about it.   Hiding the insurance policies from juries is a Texas rule (one of our neighboring states not only tells juries about insurance, but actually allows injured parties to sue the defendant’s insurance company directly). The Texas rule’s intention […]
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