Monthly Archives: February 2013

Witness Attests BP Didn’t Adhere To Safety Standards

On the second day of the civil trial against BP, the London-based oil and gas giant responsible for the disastrous Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010, attorneys called expert witness Robert Bea to the stand.

BP Trial Begins in New Orleans

According to The Huffington Post, one of the main questions that needs to be answered is whether BP’s actions were negligent or grossly negligent.

First DePuy ASR Trial In LA

On February 20, Injury Lawyer News published an article stating that the first DePuy ASR lawsuit has gone to trial in Los Angeles.

OSHA Holds Texas Companies Accountable For Deaths

In August 2012, two workers were killed and one was injured at Watco Mechanical Services in Hockley, Texas, when a flash fire broke out at a mechanical facility. On February 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced in a press release that it has cited three companies in connection with the incident.

OSHA: Texas Deaths Could Have Been Prevented

On February 20, the San Antonio Express-News published an article presenting the alarming conclusion that work-related deaths at Texas’s Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas fields over the last few years could have been prevented.

Mississippi Tornado Causes Million Dollar Damages

The recent tornado that tore through Mississippi on Sunday, February 10, left the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) with tens of millions of dollars in repairs, reports The Associated Press.

Transocean Owes $400m In Deepwater Horizon Case

According to FuelFix, a news source that focuses on the energy industry, Transocean Ltd. owned the deep-water rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. On February 14, the company pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of violating the Clean Water Act and will pay $400 million in criminal penalties.

BP Unveils Well Monitoring Capabilities in Houston

Although it is encouraging to see that BP is implementing serious changes in reaction to the 2010 explosion and oil spill, the fact remains that lives were taken and many people were significantly impacted by the company’s negligence.

Woman Files Lawsuit Against American Medical Systems

According to, an unnamed Charleston, West Virginia, woman filed a lawsuit against AMS on January 18 claiming that she has suffered serious health complications following a January 2011 surgery during which an Elevate transvaginal mesh was implanted.

Alarming Amount of Oil Industry Deaths In Texas

A February 10 article published by the Houston Chronicle reveals that although workplace deaths in the Lone Star State have declined overall, the oil industry still suffers from a significant number of work-related fatalities each year.