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Texas inmates dying of heat exposure, lawsuits filed

Inmates are at the mercy of guards when it comes to almost every aspect of their lives. From medical care to temperature control, inmates rarely have any say. A recent report shows that incarcerated individuals in Texas are being exposed to extreme heat conditions that are deadly. A recent report claims that a minimum of 14 inmates have died due to heat in the prisons since 2007. Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed in some prisoner deaths caused by heat exposure dating as far back as 1998.

$32,154,506 verdict against Domino's Pizza in Texas lawsuit

Ordering a pizza for delivery is something that most people do without a second thought. In most cases, the pizzeria will give an estimated time for delivery. Once the pizza is made, it is up to the delivery driver to make sure that the pizza makes it to your door within the expected time frame. In some cases, trying to hurry up to meet that delivery window can make drivers do things they wouldn't normally do. For one Texas couple, a delivery driver rushing to make a delivery ended up causing a horrific accident.

Woman sues man for car accident caused by negligence

Anyone who is driving on public roadways has to watch what is going on around them. If a person loses focus for even a second, a car accident can occur. While some car accidents aren't too serious, other car accidents can cause injuries that lead to long-term problems or even death. For one Texas woman, getting into a car accident allegedly caused significant spinal injuries.

Family files lawsuit against company for fatal accident

Most people don't expect that going to work is going to end with them dying. Sadly, there are some instances in which an injury at the workplace can lead to someone's death. One family has filed a lawsuit in the Houston Division of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas that alleges the gross negligence of Rangeline Tapping Services, Inc. led to a man's death.

Mother and daughter injured in Texas car accident

When you are driving with a child in your vehicle, you are likely going to be as careful as possible to ensure that you get to your destination safely. While you can control your actions on the roadways, you can't control the actions of others. For one 31-year-old mother, another person's actions near the Panola County Expo Center led to tragedy.

Texas mothers should be aware of new guidelines for C-sections

With around one-third of deliveries being done as cesarean sections instead of vaginal births, almost every pregnant woman has at least some knowledge about the surgical procedure. Two major medical societies, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, have issued new guidelines for this surgical procedure that might reduce the number of C-sections being performed.

Auto accident in Odessa, Texas, injures bicyclist

Drivers on the roadways have to be mindful about everything that is going on around them. Pedestrians, people on bicycles, and people on motorcycles can all be seriously injured if they are hit by a vehicle. For one couple that was making a biking trek across the country, disaster struck in Texas when the female was hit by a pickup truck.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Bush's Chicken chain

Going out to eat isn't something that you think will ultimately lead to your demise. When you choose to order chicken from a restaurant, you have the reasonable expectation that the chicken has been handled and cooked properly. Sadly, for one Texas man, the decision to eat at Bush's Chicken in Killeen cost him his life.

Accident between car and truck injures two drivers

A busy Texas street was closed by an accident between a heavy truck and car a little after 10 a.m. on Jan. 13. The car accident occurred on FM 1960 in Atascocita in northeast Harris County. According to witnesses, the truck was attempting to change lanes when it struck a maroon Mercury sedan. The truck then veered off the roadway and overturned into a ditch.

Man dies of flu after being told he had bronchitis

A 41-year-old Texas man passed away unexpectedly after being misdiagnosed during multiple hospital visits. Although doctors diagnosed him with bronchitis, a medical examiner determined that the man died as a result of influenza and pneumonia. He is survived by a wife and six children and had been planning on becoming a minister.