Prominent Couple Honored with Hospital District Foundation’s First Humanitarian Award
About 300 friends and supporters of the Harris County Hospital District celebrated a Jubilee of Caring Gala Dinner on Nov. 8.
Liability of Silence
A Houston attorney leading the charge against Ford and Firestone knew there was a problem, but couldn’t talk
Beating big corporations with big verdicts made Richard Mithoff one of the country’s best known product liability attorneys.
Files on tires’ recall must be disclosed in suit, judge rules
Data between Ford, Firestone included
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has to publicly disclose documents related to its recall of some tires that have been blamed for vehicle crashes, a judge in Houston ruled.
Texas Lawyer: the ticker
Public Citizen Inc. wants the court to turn down a request from Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. for a protective order that would keep documents in a tire-tread suit private. Public Citizen, a nonprofit public interest group founded by Ralph Nader, filed the amicus curiae brief in a suit filed in state court by a Crosby woman who was injured in an accident in 1999 in a Ford Explorer equipped with Firestone tires.
Group fights Firestone motion
Crosby litigant gets help in effort to publicize tire problems
A consumer watchdog group founded by Ralph Nader has gotten behind a Crosby woman’s fight to disclose publicly any information that she gains on Firestone’s tread-separation problems.
Suits, Births and Videotape
Doctors fear blessed event can turn into legal nightmare
Since the late 1970s when childbirth returned to a more natural procedure and a family event, videotaping soon followed as delivery room routine.
Texas Lawyer: On Tape
A videotape taken in the delivery room of a Houston hospital when a woman gave birth to a daughter in February 1999 turned out to be gripping evidence in a medical malpractice suit instead of the record of a joyous family occasion.
Medical verdict in Botched Back Surgery
A Kingwood hospital and two of its doctors were ordered by a jury to pay a family harmed by the doctors in the first known verdict in the state finding a hospital malicious for retaining a physician on its staff.
Hospital, doctors liable in malpractice suit
In an unprecedented jury decision, a Kingwood hospital and two of its doctors were found guilty of malice and ordered to pay damages to a local man, following surgery which left him incapacitated.