Personal Injury Law

Kuraray Flash Fire

Kuraray America, Inc. Plant Explosion Injury Attorney

Saturday, May 19, 2018 Tragedy strikes the Pasadena Kuraray America Inc, plant with 22 individuals injured due to a preventable flash fire near Houston Texas. The Pasadena Fire Department confirms at least 22 people were injured following the flash fire at the facility. The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. at Kuraray America, Inc. plant …

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Ready to Help Victims of the Arkema Explosion in Crosby, Texas

Photo credit: Houston Chronicle In the early morning hours of August 31, 2017, a few days after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, Crosby residents were awakened by what sounded like loud explosions coming from the nearby Arkema Chemical plant. Not long after the explosions were heard, fires broke out at the plant, sending numerous …

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COMMERCIAL VEHICLE/TRUCK/18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Lack of sleep is a common cause of big rig accidents and truck drivers are a huge concern for they repeatedly drive long distances while fatigued. The US Department of Transportation estimates that up to 28% of truck drivers could have sleep apnea. With a heightened awareness of the problem, regulatory precautions are likely in …

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What You Need to Know About Car Wreck Settlements

A car wreck settlement can provide much needed funds to pay your mortgage, household bills and medical expenses after an auto accident. Some accidents are minor and rarely result in serious injury—the proverbial “fender benders.” But if you are involved in a serious accident through no fault of your own and are gravely injured, the …

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Justice for Keith Hans

*PLEASE HELP*

FORMAL INVESTIGATION OF THE HANS FATALITY MVA

Keith Hans lost his life on February 13, 2017 while on his way to work when his vehicle collided with a cement truck on Hwy. 87 South and Rainbow Rd.  Keith was beloved by his family and friends.  He will be forever missed.

The Pinkerton Law Firm, PLLC has been hired by the family to investigate how this horrific and tragic accident occurred.

We need your help!  We have uncovered that there are at least two eyewitnesses that have not come forward.  If you know something, saw something, heard something or know someone who knows something, please immediately call The Pinkerton Law Firm, PLLC at 713-360-6722.

The Hans family deserves to know the truth.  Please help!

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713-360-6722/866-764-0412

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Another Tragic Bicycle Death: METRO Bus takes a Notable Rice Professor

A tragic accident has taken the life of a notable Rice University professor, Marjorie Corcoran. Professor Corcoran died Friday morning about 8:30 a.m. when a Metro light rail train struck her on the southbound tracks at 6300 Fannin near Sunset. Rice President David Leebron confirmed Corcoran’s death to the campus community by making a statement, …

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Man Injured by Talc Company Awarded $18 Million by California Jury

After winning an $18 million verdict in an asbestos talc case, the Plaintiff reached a settlement with cosmetic talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels. It has been speculated that the Defendant settled in order to avoid facing the potential of even greater damages from a California state jury.

The Plaintiff that brought the lawsuit was Philip Depoian, a Los Angeles political figure. Depoian alleged at trial that he was exposed to asbestos in talc products at a barbershop where his father worked and through his own use of products that contained Whittaker Clark & Daniels-supplied talc including Old Spice, Clubman, Kings Men and Mennen Shave Talc.

Following a six-week trial in LA Superior Court, a jury agreed with Depoian’s arguments that his mesothelioma cancer was linked to asbestos in Whittaker Clark & Daniels’ talc products. On Oct. 19th, 2016, the jury found that the company was 30 percent liable for Depoian’s damages as he had sued several other defendants in his lawsuit. Because the jury found that Whittaker Clark & Daniels had acted with malice in marketing its talc products, they were allowed to consider awarding punitive damages under California law. However, before the second phase of the trial began, the parties reached a confidential settlement.

While cosmetic talc asbestos litigation is uncommon, litigation surrounding talc products has become increasingly more common, with more than 1,200 lawsuits filed in the last several years over the increased risk of ovarian cancer talc powder may have caused in women who used the product. These lawsuits have alleged that companies such as Johnson & Johnson were aware of the link between talc and ovarian cancer, but failed to warn the many consumers that use these products. Now, it may appear that cosmetic talc used at barbershops could have a link to mesothelioma cancer.

If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma as a result of either talc use, such as J&J Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower body powder, or being exposed to talc for long periods of time, then contact the attorneys at The Pinkerton Law Firm for a free consultation today. Our highly skilled attorneys will provide you with a free legal evaluation of your case, and should you decide to retain our services, we will pursue your claim on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t take a fee unless you recover compensation from the wrongful parties. Call now to learn more: 713-360-6722