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The Economics of Settlement

Clients sometimes question why we want them to consider settling their claims long before the trial date.  Such clients usually view the litigation process as a type of war, so they equate settlement with a peace treaty, or even worse, a surrender.  They want to win the war and have a ticker-tape victory parade.  Settle?  […]

H.R. 1215: A Bill Against Medical Malpractice Victims

A new bill is quietly making its way through Congress that directly affects victims of medical malpractice across the country. Known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, H.R. 1215 proposes a nation-wide cap on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice suits, sets limits on attorney fees, and threatens a right historically held by […]

Drone Safety: What You Need to Know Before You Fly

            Keep your drone in sight at all times. It’s common sense. If you can’t see your drone, you can’t control your drone. Not only is this dangerous for people, animals, and property in the area but it is also dangerous for you and your drone. Your drone deserves better- […]

The Most Common Types of Elder Abuse

Each year about 2.1 million Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The Administration on Aging estimates that only 1 in 14 of these cases are ever reported. As our population ages and more people are in need of a nursing home or care facility, it is more important than ever to know […]

May is Motorcycle Awareness Safety Month

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 493 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 alone. There were an additional 2,003 seriously injured motorcyclists on Texas roads last year. While an auto accident can be serious and devastating to anyone involved, the open design of motorcycles leaves their drivers exposed and more susceptible to serious injury during […]

Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoff Syndrome Following Bariatric Surgery

Powers Taylor LLP is investigating potential claims involving patients who have suffered brain damage because of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome following common medical procedures, such as bariatric gastrointestinal surgery.  This neurological disease can lead to permanent brain injury and can easily be avoided by a timely diagnosis and treatment. What is Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome? Thiamine, or vitamin B1, […]

Negotiation of Buy-Sell Agreements

A buy-sell agreement is a contract between the owners of a business, whereby they agree in advance upon a mechanism to allow for the dissolution of their joint ownership.  Under the simplest form of a buy-sell agreement, two equal owners agree that, at either party’s option in the future, one party will set a purchase […]

How to Report Elder Abuse

According to the Administration for Community Living, there are an estimated 2.1 million cases of elder abuse that are reported each year. That equates to roughly 1 in 10 of our seniors that suffer some type of elder abuse or neglect. A study by the National Research Council estimates that as many as 13 out […]

What to Expect During Mediation

Pursuing a lawsuit is a lengthy process. There are lots of steps before a case is resolved. One way that a lawsuit can be resolved is through mediation. Mediation is a guided settlement negotiation performed by a neutral 3rd party as an attempt to settle a lawsuit. Mediations typically occur after a lawsuit has been […]

DADS becomes part of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is an organization that provides both home and community based services for seniors in Texas, people with disabilities, and their families or caregivers. DADS provides a variety of services including medical care, long-term care, and home modifications. Recently, DADS began to transition to the Texas Health […]