Medical Malpractice

Frivolous Lawsuits and Tort Reform

The phrase “frivolous lawsuit” is one we have likely all heard in our lives. It drums up an image of money-hungry lawyers filing unnecessary lawsuits that damage companies and impede on the growth of business. The phrase has been touted as the reason states need to enact tort reform laws that limit the ability of […]

Powers Taylor Adds Associate Attorney

Welcome Jennifer Birdsall to Powers Taylor! Powers Taylor, LLP is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest associate attorney, Jennifer Birdsall. She will be joining partner Mark Taylor in running our personal injury and medical malpractice dockets. Jennifer graduated from the Texas A&M University School of Law in 2017. She is a dedicated and […]

Mark Taylor’s $989,000 Verdict is the No. 58 Verdict in Texas in 2017

Partner Mark Taylor’s $989,000 medical malpractice verdict has landed in the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017. The verdict amount was enough to land the No. 58 spot in Texas in 2017 according to TopVerdict.com. During the trial, Mark Taylor and the Powers Taylor team were able to convince the Tarrant County jury to award their […]

Power of Attorney 101

            One thing we always ask potential clients is whether or not they have Power of Attorney over their loved one who has been injured. But what exactly is a “power of attorney”? It is a powerful legal document where you can designate someone you trust to make decisions on […]

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 […]

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, […]

Mark Taylor and Anjulie Ponce Receive a $989,000 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Mark Taylor and Anjulie Ponce of Powers Taylor LLP, a Dallas law firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, obtained a jury verdict of $989,000 in a case involving the wrongful amputation of their client’s leg. The Tarrant County jury deliberated one day before finding that the plaintiff, Tanya Valentine, was entitled to the […]

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 […]