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Addicks and Barker Reservoir Release Pre-Trial Hearing The hearing was concentrated on how to move through the lawsuits efficiently. Hundreds of claimants are suing the government claiming the release of the Addicks and Barker dams flooded their homes, not the storm. Friday, October 6th was the first hearing with a federal claims court judge from…

Nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities are required by law to undergo regular inspections and to correct any problems or deficiencies. According to a September, 2017 Federal Report from the Department of Health and Human Services, Kansas nursing home inspectors failed to obtain evidence of correction of deficiencies in 52% of the surveys…

HOUSTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Potts Law Firm, a Houston-based law firm, filed a class action on September 6, 2017, in the Harris County District Court seeking to represent all individuals and businesses recently affected by the San Jacinto River Authority’s handling of “controlled release” of water from Lake Conroe on August 27, 2017. As…

Potts Law Firm Files Inverse Condemnation Case for All Persons and Businesses Impacted HOUSTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Potts Law Firm, a Houston-based law firm, filed a class action on September 3, 2017, in the Harris County District Court seeking to represent all individuals and businesses recently affected by the Harris County Flood Control District’s and City of Houston’s handling of “controlled…

Potts Law Firm is committed to keeping you informed with the latest insurance claim information and your legal rights after the storm. As Texas business, residential and commercial property owners, we understand first-hand what you have been through over the past week, and we are here to help in the days and weeks ahead. Potts…

More than likely, if you have a flood insurance policy, it is a Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP).  This means for a residence that you have $250,000 in building coverage and $100,000 in contents coverage.  And it means for a business (or residential building with 5 or more units) that you have $500,000 in building…

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…

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