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September 2013 Archives

Texas care firm claims that it was not at fault in death

After being sued over the death of a patient in its care, Christus Health Southeast Texas has responded by saying that it was not at fault. In the lawsuit, the widow of the deceased patient in question claims that caregivers failed to restrain her husband properly, allowing him to fall out of his bed and sustain the traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead to his death.

Texas accident leaves three dead

A car accident that took place at the intersection of Belterra Drive and U.S. 290 near Dripping Springs left three truck passengers dead. The collision occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 13. Officers say a Honda Accord made a turn at a yellow light and hit a truck that was heading east.

Judge allows plaintiffs to sue store that sold dangerous product

A U. S. district judge has ruled that a store which sold a defective flammable gel designed for portable stoves can be liable for breach of warranty in the case of a man who was injured by the product. The plaintiff has sued the store in a complaint that includes such claims as design defect, inadequate warning, loss of consortium and negligence.

Family of elderly couple wins lawsuit against Domino's Pizza

A Texas jury decided that Domino's Pizza is 60 percent responsible for a fatal accident caused by one of its employees. The delivery driver crashed into an elderly couple after he lost control of his vehicle, killing the woman and leaving her husband permanently disabled. The jury awarded the family $32 million because the company did not enforce its own policy requiring them to inspect their driver's vehicles.

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