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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, […]

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 […]

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Lightning Slides

On December 7th, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Lightning Slides that were manufactured by Horizon Industries and distributed by Playworld Systems, Inc. The Lightning Slide is a stainless steel playground slide often used at schools and public parks. The recalled slides may contain a weld that cracks and separates, […]

The Dangers of Sepsis

In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared sepsis a medical emergency. Sepsis is a reaction to your body fighting a life-threatening infection. It moves through the body quickly and can be deadly if not diagnosed and treated quickly. Unfortunately, less than half of Americans have heard of the illness. Sepsis can […]

What To Expect During A Deposition

Pursuing a lawsuit is a lengthy process. There are lots of steps and certain things that have to happen before a case can be resolved. One of the critical steps of a lawsuit is discovery. During discovery, both sides exchange information and gather evidence to support their claims or defenses. Depositions are a common part […]

Don’t Hit Cyclists- They’re People Too

For cyclists, sharing the road with drivers can be very dangerous. One driver’s quick glance to check a text message can turn deadly for a cyclist riding next to them. Many drivers are not aware of the laws that protect cyclists and dictate that they have just as much right to use the road. Instead, […]