This weekend, Williams Kherkher is proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the 2014 Harris County Labor Day Weekend Celebration. The event will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Pasadena Fairgrounds and will feature an array of events throughout the weekend. We are excited to join in on the event in support of our union friends.
During the Labor Day weekend celebration, the whole family can participate in the BBQ cook-off, a raffle benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, live music, a petting zoo, and pony rides. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the celebration and show your support for Houston’s workforce. Facilitators are still looking for volunteers to help with various projects during the celebration. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here.
The team at Williams Kherkher is committed to supporting the Houston community. Come out and join in the fun this weekend!
The legal team at Williams Kherkher is proud to announce that John Eddie Williams, Jr., Managing Partner at the firm, has been named to the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Williams was named in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs.
For more than 30 years, Williams Kherkher has been fighting to uphold the rights of injury and accident victims, and we are proud to see this dedication recognized through Williams’ inclusion on this distinguished list.
You can read more about this honor by clicking here.
The legal team at Williams Kherkher is very proud to announce that three of our own attorneys, Sejal Brahmbhatt, Margret Lecocke, and Sean McCarthy, have been selected as Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Stars, a prestigious title awarded only to attorneys who have been recognized as outstanding in their field of practice. Each year Super Lawyers, an attorney rating system that distinguishes preeminent lawyers in a variety of practice areas based on peer recommendations and a strict ratings system, chooses from a pool of nominated lawyers to select those lawyers who are considered to be the best in their fields. Of all those chosen each year, only about 2.5% of all lawyers in a state receive the title of “Rising Star.”
After being nominated by their peers, the attorneys are run through a rigorous evaluation process based on twelve areas of achievement and peer recognition, such as experience, representative clients, and honors or awards. Based on this, candidates are awarded points, and those with the highest points review and rate other nominees from their own practice area. Finally, those attorneys who have the highest number of points at the end of this process are selected as Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. Having not one, not two, but three Super Lawyers 2014 Rising Stars on our team is a high honor, and the team at Williams Kherkher congratulates Sejal, Margret, and Sean for their accomplishment.
Jim Hart, partner at Williams Kherkher, has been named Litigator of the Week by Texas Lawyer for his work in achieving an $11 million dollar verdict for the family of a man killed in an accident involving a tanker truck carrying explosive materials. Hart and his partner Steve Kherkher, who also served as counsel on the case, brought a claim against X-Chem and NCH Corp. for gross negligence in causing the death of Daniel Rhodes.
Jim and Steve chose to pursue compensation from these companies, and not the driver of the vehicle, because of serious failures in the driver’s training which caused him to mistakenly attempt to return to the road after he was allegedly forced off by another truck. The jury agreed with the arguments set forth and delivered a verdict of $11 million in favor of the family, assessing 25% liability to X-Chem and 75% to NCH Corp.
A group of medical experts will be investigating the effectiveness of nutrients in dark chocolates for preventing heart attacks and strokes, an article from Fox News stated on March 17.
The study, which will be headed by Chief Doctor JoAnn Manson, will test 18,000 men and women in the U.S. to discover the health benefits of cocoa flavanols that are found in dark chocolates. In the study, the participants will randomly be given a cocoa flavanols capsule or placebo for four years; however, researchers will not know who is receiving the cocoa flavanols.
In some earlier research, cocoa flavanols were found to improve conditions that can affect the heart.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in conjunction with some well-known chocolate makers, will sponsor the study.
Our attorneys at Williams Kherkher strive to help women who have developed heart problems as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills. If you think you have suffered a stroke, heart attack, or other health problem as a result of these birth defects, call (800) 220-9341 and find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation.
A recent study in Germany found that cleft palates can be treated by elongating the upper jaw bone of patients, News Medical reported on March 17.
According to a study published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, distraction osteogenesis is a technique used to treat people with a cleft lip and/or palate by lengthening the bone of the upper jaw. In the procedure, a device is installed to slowly lengthen the upper jaw bone to the proper place.
The research, led by Erlangen University Hospital doctor Emeka Nkenke, explained that elongating the bone is necessary due to the tendency of the upper jaw bone to retract to its previous position after undergoing surgery. Though there were reports of complications from the technique, the researchers said patients who only need to stretch the upper jaw bone by less than 12 millimeters may benefit from distraction osteogenesis.
Sadly, treating cleft lip and cleft palate is often quite expensive, placing a serious financial burden on parents. However, if you believe your child’s birth defect(s) were the result of using Topamax during pregnancy, a lawyer at Williams Kherkher may be able to help you sue the drug’s maker and get you the financial compensation you need. Discuss your situation with our team today by calling (800) 220-9341.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports players are now prohibited from using testosterone therapy by the athletic commission, according to a news report on March 12.
The ban of testosterone therapy for MMA fighters was pushed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after some aging fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were allowed to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). The therapy reportedly makes fighters able to be more successful at an older age by slowing the aging process.
Research has shown that persons who used steroids during their younger years may experience low testosterone levels as they get older, therefore resulting in the need for TRT.
Unfortunately, testosterone supplements also heighten the risk of a person having a heart attack or stroke. If you have suffered health problems as a result of using low-T supplements, call (800) 220-9341. Our legal team at Williams Kherkher can evaluate your situation and possibly help you pursue legal action to get the compensation you need.
On Monday, March 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has rejected London-based oil giant BP’s request to deny claims for businesses seeking compensation that weren’t able to prove their economic losses had been directly caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
BP spokesman and senior vice president Geoff Morrell said the company doesn’t agree with the decision, saying “claimants whose alleged injuries are not traceable to the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill…are not proper class members under the terms of the settlement.”
BP wants to set the settlement cost at the amount that was reached in 2012, which was $7.8 billion. However, the amount has ballooned up to $9.2 billion in recent calculations.
Filing a claim with the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center can be stressful, as many applications have been initially rejected. However, our attorneys at Williams Kherkher have a great deal of success getting our clients the compensation they deserve and may be able to help you. Talk about filing a claim with our help by calling (800) 220-9341 today.
Tardive dyskinesia is a medical condition characterized by the rapid and involuntary movement of the facial muscles, the tongue, the trunk, and the limbs. Experts believe prolonged exposure to antipsychotics such as Risperdal contributes significantly to the development of this neurological disorder.
Several symptoms have been associated with tardive dyskinesia, including:
- Rapid blinking of the eye
- Involuntary grimacing
- Involuntary movements of the tongue
- Crinkling of the lip
- Irregularity in breathing
- Involuntary movements of the limbs
If you believe taking Risperdal has caused you or a loved one to suffer from adverse effects such as this, a lawyer from Williams Kherkher might be able to help you file a lawsuit against the maker of this drug to compensate you for the damages you have incurred. Call us at (800) 220-9341 to have your case assessed by our experienced and competent legal team.
Zoloft, a popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, has been linked to several birth defects among babies exposed to in utero. This is because Zoloft contains anti-folate properties, which halts the proper absorption of folic acid in pregnant mothers, which increases the risk of congenital malformations, including clubfoot.
In the U.S., clubfoot is considered one of the most common malformations upon birth, occurring in approximately 1 of 1,000 live births. Babies with clubfoot usually have a heel or a foot that is unusually small. The affected foot may also point downward or inward, and may also have an abnormal shape.
Shortly after birth, infants with clubfoot should be treated using a foot cast or brace. Untreated clubfoot may cause babies to suffer from further complications in the future such as decreased mobility and foot sores.
If taking Zoloft while pregnant has caused your baby to develop clubfoot or other birth defects, don’t hesitate to seek legal assistance from our lawyers at Williams Kherkher. We have years of experience helping families dealing with such problems fight for justice and compensation. Call us now at (800) 220-9341 to discuss what we can possibly do for you.