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I often get asked by my clients what they should do immediately after an accident.  Granted, if they are clients then they have already had an accident, but most are simply asking because they want to know what to do next time.  The following are actions that you should always take after an accident: Call…

In Texas, all drivers are required to carry liability insurance by law.  The term “liability” references a situation where you are deemed at fault for causing a collision.  Essentially, the State of Texas wants to ensure that its drivers are financially accountable for their actions, so it requires you to purchase liability insurance when driving…

In Texas, all drivers are required to carry uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist coverage on their automobile policy.  However, Texas does allow for an “opt-out” of this requirement if you expressly waive this coverage in writing and sign a rejection form.  Importantly, under the Texas Insurance Code, it is illegal for your insurance company to raise your…

Most people are unaware of their rights concerning the repair of their vehicle after a car accident.  This issue largely arises because the Defendant insurance company is trying to cut corners and save costs regarding the repairs, so they give false information. Specifically, the Texas Insurance Code expressly states that you have the right to…

Potts Law Firm Participates in Abilities Expo-Houston. The NRG Center in Houston, Texas hosted the 2017 Abilities Expo in Houston, Texas this past weekend.  Attorneys from the Potts Law Firm attended to support those with disabilities of all kinds – especially those caused by birth injuries, negligence, and accidents. Our attorneys had detailed conversations with…

I often get told by my clients that they “do not want to make any claims on their own insurance policy” because “it will raise their rates.” Like many things, this is an insurance tactic meant to scare people from claiming what is rightfully theirs. Let me elaborate further. Under Texas law, every person in…

Potts Law Firm represents multiple families who filed claims against Presbyterian Hospital relating to Presbyterian’s employment of Dr. Guy Rosenschein. Dr. Guy Rosenschein was a pediatric urologist who worked at the central Presbyterian Hospital from 2012 to 2016. Prior to 2012, Dr. Guy Rosenschein worked at various hospital in Arkansas, Missouri, New York, and France. In November…

When placing a loved one into a nursing home, staff members have a duty to provide continuous and appropriate nursing care and attention. Unfortunately, elder abuse has become more prevalent and is rapidly becoming an epidemic in the United States. A common misconception among many is that mistreatment only occurs in small or poverty-stricken nursing…

Zostavax, the anti-shingles vaccine manufactured by Merck has been found to not only cause shingles, but can also cause severe complications of shingles as well. The vaccine is composed of weakened live viruses intended to generate an immune response to prevent future shingles outbreaks. However, the live viruses can actually cause shingles. Since the FDA…

The Nursing Home and Medical Negligence Division at Potts Law Firm has been extremely successful in cases where elder abuse occurred in long-term care facilities. One of the many examples is the Novogradac v. Barry Healthcare case. Mr. Novogradac was an elderly gentleman in need of skilled nursing care and was admitted to two of…

Ethicon Physiomesh Removed from the Market Due to Complications On May 25th, 2016, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled their popular Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh due to two large independent registry studies (HerniaMed German Registry and Danish Hernia Database) that demonstrated higher complication rates resulting in significant injuries. Synthetic hernia meshes such…

Potts Law Firm, a Houston-based national law firm, is expanding to the East Coast. Managing partners with the firm announced today that it will open a new office in Orlando, Florida, allowing for the firm to better serve its clients and more efficiently handle its case load as it continues to grow. Potts Law Firm,…

Court Appoints Plaintiffs’ Counsel in California Xarelto JCCP Cases California Superior Court Judge Kenneth R. Freeman in Los Angeles appointed the plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in the state’s Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP) for all Xarelto cases in the state courts. Derek H. Potts, founder and national managing partner of Potts Law Firm in Houston, was appointed…

Derek H. Potts Appointed Liaison Counsel in California Xarelto JCCP Cases Potts Law Firm Actively Involved in Multiple States Including CA, MO, PA and MDL in LA HOUSTON — (Jan. 17, 2017) – Derek H. Potts, founder and national managing partner of Potts Law Firm, has been appointed to be Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel in California’s…

What’s the Verdict? Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction against New Overtime Rule Just 10 days before the implementation date, a federal judge has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule requiring overtime pay for more than 4 million new employees. These new regulations were to become effective on December 1, 2016….

The content below is written by Mike Helenthal, a writer for the SE Texas Record. The full article can be found at http://setexasrecord.com/stories/511037508-potts-woellner-named-in-top-40-attorney-list HOUSTON — An attorney with the Potts Law Firm has earned an award for being one of Texas’ the top young attorneys. Andrew Woellner of Potts was recently notified by the National Trial…

PRESS RELEASE Andrew A. Woellner Has Been Nominated and Accepted as 2016 AIOLC’s 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorney in Texas For Client Satisfaction The American Institute Of Legal Counsel has recognized the exceptional performance of Texas’s Labor & Employment Attorney Andrew A. Woellner as 2016 10 Best Legal Counsel for Client Satisfaction. The American…

HOUSTON — (Sept. 26, 2016) – Derek H. Potts, founder and national managing partner of Potts Law Firm, will present on the current status of vaginal mesh sling litigation at the prestigious American Urogynecologic Society’s PFD Week in Denver, Colorado, Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) Week is the go-to meeting for health care…

The content below is written by Joe Martin, a reporter for the Houston Business Journal. The full article can be found at http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/07/houston-law-firm-doubles-footprint-in-greenway.html Houston-based Potts Law Firm plans to move into a new Houston office more than double the size of its current one with plans to double its lawyer count. Potts, currently located at 100 Waugh…

Attorneys Generals from both the state of Washington and the state of California have filed consumer lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, citing misrepresentation and neglect regarding its transvaginal mesh product. The lawsuits specifically charge that the company “neglected to inform both patients and doctors of possible severe complications and misrepresented the frequency…

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