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personal_injury_law-300x215Res Ispa Loquitur is one of those cool old latin legal terms that has made its place in modern law and is here to stay. It is one of the more useful ones, as well, especially in medical malpractice claims.

The term Res Ipsa Loquitur literally translated means “the thing itself speaks”. In law, it means that the occurrence which brought about the injury would not, and could not, have happened absent a negligent act. It is a way of presuming negligence without having to prove it with a lot of evidence. What is a good example of that? A sponge. Yep, a sponge.

….. A sponge that was left in a person’s abdomen during surgery that was left there with “no medical justification for leaving it there.” Yeah, Res Ipsa Loquitur definitely should apply there. Leaving a sponge or other object in a person’s body after surgery can lead to infection and even death. The fact that a sponge or other foreign object was made to remain in a person’s body after surgery can only have happened because someone forgot to remove it. Therefore, the fact that it is even there is due to someone, namely the doctor conducting the surgery, was negligent in failing to remove it. Period. End of story.

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Around 2:34 p.m., DPS officials say 60-year-old Tom Boone III of Wyoming was driving a motorcycle towing a motorcycle trailer on US 87 in Hartley County.

Authorities say a driver turned in front of Boone’s motorcycle, causing him and the motorcycle’s passenger to crash into the vehicle.

Boone was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger was identified by authorities as 60-year-old Rebecca Boone, who was taken to an Amarillo hospital where she later died.

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(MT. PLEASANT, TX) via KTBS.com: -The driver of a 2018 International Truck-Tractor Semi-Trailer (TT-ST) and one of five vehicles involved in yesterday’s crash, on IH-30 at mile marker 162 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, has been identified as Wanda Gebhart.

Wanda Gebhart, a 64 year old female from Pikeville, Tennessee was pronounced dead on scene.

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(via nbcdfw.com): Dallas- Dallas police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people Wednesday night in southwest Oak Cliff.

The crash occurred at about 6 p.m. on Loop 12 at the intersection of West Kiest Boulevard.

The collision was between a motorcycle and a sedan. The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 24-year-old Roberto Ceniceros, of Dallas. The sedan was driven by Thell Johnson, 77, of Dallas, according to police. Both men were killed in the crash.

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Police were called Saturday morning to their fourth fatal auto-pedestrian collision since early February.

Units arrived at the 1700 block of Northeast Loop 820 westbound about 5 a.m. and began their investigation.

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WOOD COUNTY (via CBS 19) – Two people died in a two-vehicle wreck near Quitman early Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary DPS report, the accident happened just after midnight on Highway 37 in Wood County, two miles north of Quitman. James Vollie Davis, 67, was southbound on Highway 37 when, for an unknown reason, swerved into the eastbound lanes. He struck a car driven by Katherine Kay Cameron, 72, of Quitman.

Davis died at the scene. Cameron was taken to a hospital for treatment, but did not survive her injuries.

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(via nbcdfw.com): One person died and a second person was hospitalized after a car hydroplaned about midnight Friday in Dallas, which led to two other crashes, police said.

A driver of an SUV was driving southbound on Ferguson Road when the SUV hydroplaned onto the median and collided with a light pole near the cross streets of Barnes Bridge Road and Delford Circle.

The pole landed into the passenger side and the vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes.

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MITCHELL COUNTY, TX (via KCBD) –

One person has died an another has been critically injured after two pedestrians were struck by a truck tractor/semi-trailer in Mitchell County on Tuesday.

Texas DPS tells us two pedestrians were standing off of the roadway near IH-20 in the north barrow ditch following a previous crash. A truck tractor/semi-trailer was traveling West on IH-20, swerved to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle from a previous crash, and went into the barrow ditch, striking the two pedestrians.

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A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured Sunday morning when their vehicle crashed into the back of a car that had run out of gas and left in a middle lane of North Central Expressway, police said.

The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to Presbyterian Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma, police said.

The name of the 34-year-old motorcyclist had not been released pending notification of relatives.