Yearly archive for 2014

FLSA

FLSA

The United States Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has provisions that require employers to pay non-exempt employees for hours worked over 40 in a work week at no less than time and one-half of their regular pay. Yet, for the past seven years, complaints related to FLSA […]

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Xarelto

Xarelto

Xarelto, once thought to be a safer alternative in blood thinners, has come under fire recently by doctors who are growing increasingly concerned about bleeding risks. Although all blood thinners pose a risk for bleeding, Xarelto lawsuits indicate that there is no known antidote for bleeding incidents […]

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Risky Business

Risky Business

Dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated the risks associated with using a cell phone while driving, including a significantly increased crash risk. Drivers who use a cell phone – either handheld or hands-free – are four times more likely to be involved in a crash, according […]

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Dallas Attorney Discusses Construction Site Accidents … Figuring Out “Who’s the Boss?”

Dallas Attorney Discusses Construction Site Accidents … Figuring Out “Who’s the Boss?”

It isn’t unusual to see workers from various industries on the same construction site. General Contractors frequently outsource niche tasks to specialty contractors. For example, it is common to find separate subcontractors for framing, doors, windows and plumbing. In many cases, construction accidents are the result from […]

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When Daycare Operators Leave Children Unattended in Daycare Vehicles

When Daycare Operators Leave Children Unattended in Daycare Vehicles

In Texas, if children are trapped inside cars, especially during seriously hot weather, it can result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, leading to permanent disability or death in a matter of minutes. Heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia, can cause shock, seizures, irregular heartbeat, heart attack […]

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Dallas Attorney Discusses Car Wrecks and Brain Injuries in infants and children under the age of 2

Dallas Attorney Discusses Car Wrecks and Brain Injuries in infants and children under the age of 2

Traumatic head injuries are a major cause of death and disability, but it might be best to refer to the damage done as traumatic brain injury. Some refer to these injuries as closed-head injuries. The purpose of the head, including the skull and face, is to protect […]

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Dialysis Patients kept in the dark about GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

Dialysis Patients kept in the dark about GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

Long before a leaked internal memo ignited a firestorm at the United States Food and Drug Administration, dialysis giant Fresenius was aware of a Level 1 Recall of the GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis powders. Even after the recall, the dialysis powders continued to be manufactured, distributed and […]

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How Does Your Daycare Measure Up?

How Does Your Daycare Measure Up?

In Texas, daycares are heavily regulated and monitored by the state agency known as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Inspectors routinely drop in to daycares unannounced to inspect, review training of staff and document their findings. When an inspector determines reason to believe that […]

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