Monthly Archives: April 2013

Could the Gulf Oil Spill Trial Save BP Billions?

According to an April 22 article from Reuters, legal experts have suggested that by opting to go to trial with a number of plaintiffs after failing to settle claims with small businesses and the U.S. government through negotiations, BP could have saved itself tens of billions of dollars.

Gulf Oil Spill Trial Judge Orders Attorneys to Answer

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, who is tasked with determining who was responsible for the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill that killed 11 people and caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history, has given lawyers on both sides two months to submit reports summarizing their opinions about the evidence presented in court.

AUGS Shields Transvaginal Mesh Surgery

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has issued a statement opposing a potential ban of transvaginal mesh and recommending that it remain an option for treating POP.

Investigators Finding Reason for West, Texas Explosion

While multiple news publications are stating that the cause of the deadly explosion that occurred at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on April 17, is still unknown, experts are already beginning to speculate about the potential legal costs.

Fertilizer Plant Explosion in Texas is Fatal

A tragic explosion occurred at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on the evening of April 17, killing as many as 15 people, injuring upwards of 160 and causing officials to evacuate members of the 2,700-person community, according to an article published by the Chicago Tribune.

Texas Man Collides with 18-Wheeler Reaching For Food

According to the Corsicana Daily Sun, a local media outlet, 28-year-old Robinson resident Jerimiah Stones was driving his late-model Toyota along Interstate 45 near the 224 mile marker at around 1 p.m. when he collided with an 18-wheeler.

Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Explained

On April 10, What’s Transvaginal Mesh, a website launched by personal injury lawyers across the country, published a press release that explains the details of pelvic organ prolapse – one of the conditions that the devices have been used to treat.

BP Calls First Expert Witness to Testify

Adam “Ted” Bourgoyne Jr., a retired Louisiana State University professor and drilling operations expert, told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier that BP’s crew followed “normal industry practices” while working on the ill-fated Mocando well, reports The Christian Science Monitor.