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  • Brain Injury Patients in Texas Protected from Rehab Cutoff

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Aug-2013

    Texas is one of the few states protecting vital rehabilitation funds for cognitively injured people. Many insurance companies are accused of ending coverage after only a few months following a traumatic brain injury. Doctors say that patients who sustain a severe head injury may have about a year and a half to get back memory and cognitive skills that were stolen in an instant. Specialized ...
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  • Ikea Recalls Children's Beds in North America

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Aug-2013

    Parents in Texas might be interested to hear that Ikea, the world's largest furniture manufacturer, has recalled two models of its beds for juniors. The recall was issued for beds that were sold in the United States as well as in Canada. The beds were recalled because of a possibility of them breaking and causing children to get cut. As of yet, no injuries have been reported from the beds, but ...
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  • Laser Toys May Harm Children's Eyesight

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Aug-2013

    Texas parents should pay attention to a recent statement released by the FDA concerning the safety of laser toys marketed towards children. The statement claims that the concentrated light can deteriorate eyesight or even cause blindness. It's important for all parents to pay attention to these lasers and other defective products that can harm their children or others. The FDA is particularly ...
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  • Texas Teenager Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Aug-2013

    A Texas teenager is charged with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident that took the life of one of his passengers and seriously injured the other. The fatal car crash took place on July 28, 2013 in the 9700 block of West Bellfort around 3:00 a.m. According to Houston police officers, the teenager was driving under the influence of alcohol. The teenager was driving his Nissan Maxima at a ...
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  • Safety of Plastic Not Addressed in Recent Court Decision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 2-Aug-2013

    A federal jury ruled against two Austin-based plastic manufacturers in a suit brought by Eastman Chemical Co. The ruling on July 24, upheld Eastman's claims that the firms, PlastiPure Inc. and CertiChem Inc., published misleading information regarding the health effects of the plastics produced by Eastman. While this ruling favored Eastman against defective product statements, the ruling did ...
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