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surgical-sponge-retained-300x188So, you had surgery a few days, or weeks ago and it didn’t take long but you started to feel very weak and ill. You noticed that an incision was not healing correctly. Then the fever started.

These are some of the more common symptoms that we hear about from our Rockwall, Dallas and Kaufman county clients who have had what is called a “retained foreign object” after surgery. Retained foreign objects can lead to infection and sepsis. If the infection does go septic, it can be deadly in a very short period of time.

WHAT IS A “RETAINED FOREIGN OBJECT”?

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One person died and one was injured in a crash involving a disabled vehicle in Arlington Wednesday night, police say.

Two vehicles crashed about 8 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 287 and westbound Interstate 20.

Police said Richard Spencer, 58, of Arlington, died in the crash.

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As Rockwall and Kaufman counties continue to see record growth and our roads become increasing clogged with traffic, we are seeing more and more accidents that involve catastrophic injuries resulting in the death of a loved one. When these types of accidents occur, the family is often left wondering what to do now. Most people have heard the term “wrongful death” and maybe some have some familiarity with what a “survivor” action is, but they are often confused about the difference between the two types of claims. We understand that the differences can be a little convoluted and that is why we aim to better inform you of the different types of claims if you or a loved one is killed in an accident.

It is really important to understand that wrongful death and survival actions are two separate causes of action when a loved one has been killed in a Texas auto or truck accident. The family may have the ability to file both types of actions in Texas, but they have a similar effect, which is where the confusion typically lies. The purpose of this article is to provide you with a better understanding of the types of claims that may be made and how the claims may be brought and administered by the family and their representatives. Here are the basics:

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

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ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck left one person dead and closed southbound I-45 early Saturday morning.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. near the town of Alma – north of Corsicana. The big rig – loaded with roofing materials – caught fire and burned for several hours. Officials confirm one person died on scene. No further details are known at this time.

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LEFORS, Texas (AP) — Three people are dead and two critically injured after one SUV crashed into another at an intersection in rural West Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred Saturday afternoon near Lefors, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of Amarillo. DPS says the 29-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was unable to avoid a Chevy Equinox that did not yield the right of way at a stop sign and entered the intersection in front of the Tahoe.

Authorities identified the three killed as 72-year-old Wesley Lewis of Elk City, Oklahoma, and 79-year-old Mildred Garza and 79-year-old Alverto Garza, both of Leedey, Oklahoma.

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Dram-Shop43 states, including Texas, have laws that impose a duty on bars and restaurants not to serve intoxicated patrons alcohol, and if they do, then the statute provides a means for injured individuals to sue the liquor licensee for their own negligence. The law is very good for a lot of reasons.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the reasons why dram shop laws are so prevalent, you may be wondering, “why should the bar be liable for the actions of their patrons? That is not fair?” Well, let me ask you this: is it fair that the injured party will likely not have enough money from the drunk driver’s insurance policy to cover their medical expenses, but the bar that took the drunk driver’s money and continued to serve him or her to the point of and passed the point of intoxication gets off Scot-free? Who was in a better position to protect themselves from such liability? Why should an injured victim be unable to hold a bar accountable for over-serving a drunk patron who’s inhibitions are lowered to a point where they can no longer make good decisions and competently drive home?
Serving Alcohol is a Privilege; Not a Right
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HARTLEY COUNTY, TX (via KFDA) –

1 man has died after a two-vehicle accident on US-385 in Hartley County.

Wednesday around 2:35 a.m., Stanley Smith, 78, of Dimmitt, was driving a Saturn Ion south on US-385 when a Freightliner semi crossed over into the southbound lane and side-swiped the Saturn causing extensive damage to the driver side.

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GuestandGrayLogoCORSICANA (via CBSDFW.COM) – According to DPS officials, crews were called to a two-vehicle crash on I-45, one mile south of FM 1603 near Corsicana around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Official say a 2004 Chevrolet Express van entered the northbound lanes of I-45 traveling south. The van struck a black Hyundai Elantra that was traveling north on I-45 in the left lane.

The driver of the Hyundai, 29-year-old Robert White of Denton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 28-year-old Amber Little of Denton, was transported to Baylor Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries.

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McKinney – According to the Collin County Sheriff’s Department,  two people have died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash on SH 380 Monday afternoon in McKinney. The wreck involved a small tanker truck, an SUV and a pickup, happened near CR 330. DPS investigators are on the scene. Vehicles and debris littered the road and one deceased victim was still on scene late in the afternoon. Significant debris will cause lengthy delays in the area. The road will be closed indefinitely.

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