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  • Congress Seeks to Take Away Individual’s Right to Sue

    Dear friends, The Republican led U.S. Congress has recently introduced a bill designed to drastically limit the legal rights of all Americans.  The restrictions that Congress is intending to implement will strip away the rights of Americans like you and your family to pursue legal actions against large corporations for claims involving discrimination, pharmaceutical and

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  • Texas Workers Comp System Questioned After Oklahoma Ruling

    by Nicole Cobler, The Texas Tribune Sept. 20, 2016 In the wake of an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision striking down part of that state’s workers’ compensation law, Texas is now the only state that lets private companies opt out of a state-run system and draw up their own plans to compensate injured workers. Before the ruling, Oklahoma had been the only

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  • US Steel Fined $170,000 For Asbestos

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Federal regulators have levied fines totaling $170,000 against the U.S. Steel Corporation for exposing workers to asbestos at the company’s Coke Works facility in Clairton, Pa., according the following statement the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Monday: “During the first week of February 2016, at the company’s coke production facility in Pittsburgh, five

Sammons & Berry, P.C.

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Sammons & Berry, P.C.

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  • $6.95 Million Verdict Against Union Pacific in Asbestos Case

    OAKLAND, CA – An Oakland jury recently returned a $6.95 million verdict against Union Pacific in an asbestos case.  The case was filed against Union Pacific under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act on behalf of a 69 year old retired boilermaker who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma.  Union Pacific defended the case asserting that the worker did not

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  • IVC Filter Linked to 27 Deaths

    Did Manufacturer of Medical Device Linked to 27 Deaths Ignore Safety Concerns? September 9, 2015 — An investigation by NBC News has linked C.R. Bard’s Recovery IVC filter with 27 deaths in the last decade, raising safety concerns and questions about its approval.  IVC filters are spider-shaped wire devices that are implanted in the inferior vena cava (IVC), the largest

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  • Bard IVC Filter Cases Transferred to MDL

    On August 17, 2015, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a transfer order directing that all Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits and all Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits filed throughout the federal court system be centralized for pretrial proceedings before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell in Arizona. At the time, there

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  • Washington Appeals Court Upholds $4.5 Million Asbestos Verdict

    SEATTLE, WA – The Washington State Court of Appeals recently upheld a $4.5 million damage award in an asbestos lawsuit filed against Caterpillar, Inc.  According to court documents, Edwin Estenson served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952. While serving in the  Navy, Estenson worked for three months aboard the USS Curtiss on repairs working with asbestos-containing

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  • In Texas, Injured Workers Struggle To Be Counted

    by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune Oct. 2, 2015 On any given day across Texas, truck drivers might crash their vehicles, construction workers tumble from scaffolding or refinery workers inhale nauseating fumes. But many of their injuries will be documented poorly by employers and insurance companies. Some will go unreported entirely — as if they never

Sammons & Berry, P.C.

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  • Railroad Asbestos Claims

    OVER $30 BILLION DOLLARS have been set aside in bankruptcy trusts by the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products to compensate workers who were exposed to asbestos.  Payments from these trusts are based on a number of factors including historic settlement values, disease and injury classifications, and individual exposure history.  For most claims, the worker must have...

  • Sammons & Berry Races For The Cure

    On Saturday, October 1, 2016, attorneys and staff from Sammons & Berry, P.C., participated in the “Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure” at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston.   Special thanks to Summer Bokhary (Associate), Grace McGregor (Paralegal) and Deanna Guerrero (Paralegal) for representing the firm in this great event!  

  • Jury Awards $7.5 Million to Railroad Worker With Leukemia

    On September 28, 2016, a jury in Madison County, Illinois entered a unanimous verdict in the amount of $7.5 million against Union Pacific Railroad Co.  The case was filed by a railroad worker who developed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) as a result of exposure to creosote on railroad ties he installed over the course of...

  • Happy Halloween from S&B!

    Sammons & Berry, P.C., would like to wish all of our clients and friends a safe and fun Halloween! Free Initial Case Review SAMMONS & BERRY, P.C., represents injured workers and their families.  Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals are experienced in evaluating, investigating, negotiating and trying these difficult cases.  If you or...

  • $1.4 Billion Stryker Hip Implant Settlement

    A global settlement was announced that will help thousands of individuals who have had complications involving their defective Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip replacements.  The settlement, one of the largest of its kind, will have an unlimited fund to compensate patients for their damages, and will potentially provide in excess of one billion dollars...

  • Sammons & Berry Supports “A Simple Thread”

    HOUSTON, TX Sammons & Berry, P.C. recently donated $1,000 to “A Simple Thread”, a Houston Area non-profit which helps homeless individuals in a unique way – by putting together small kits — “simple threads,” consisting of such basic necessities as sleeping bags and tooth brushes — to make life easier for people who are homeless...

Sammons & Berry, P.C.

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  • Texas Workers Comp System Questioned After Oklahoma Ruling

    by Nicole Cobler, The Texas Tribune Sept. 20, 2016 In the wake of an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision striking down part of that state’s workers’ compensation law, Texas is now the only state that lets private companies opt out of a state-run system and draw up their own plans to compensate injured workers. Before the ruling, Oklahoma had...

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