Personal Injury Blog

  • Steps To Take Following an 18-Wheeler Crash

    06 Nov 2017  |  adam.blake  |  Car Accidents

    We have all experienced it, driving down the freeway in Texas only to see an 18-wheeler struggling to keep its massive rig in a single lane. Thoughts fill your mind: what happens if this truck loses control? How can I get ahead of this 18-wheeler before the situation takes an unsafe turn? These are normal […]

  • There Are Four Types of Driver Distraction

    30 Oct 2017  |  Don Kidd  |  Car Accidents

    Distracted driving is any activity an operator of a motor vehicle is engaged in that both distracts them from their primary task of driving and increases their risk of an accident. Said another way, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. There are four […]

  • Another Victory against Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh

    22 Oct 2017  |  P&K Law Firm  |  Defective Medical Devices

    The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a federal court’s landmark judgment against Boston Scientific for its unreasonably dangerous pelvic mesh kits. Marketed under the name Pinnacle, the product was implanted in four women who brought claims after suffering serious personal injuries after the transvaginal mesh was implanted. Jim M. Perdue, Jr. was lead counsel in the consolidated […]

  • What is Cerebral Palsy?

    15 Oct 2017  |  Jim Perdue  |  Houston Law Firm

    “Your child has cerebral palsy.”   These are some of the most terrifying words a parent can hear.  Questions fill your head about how this happened?  What does it mean?  What is the future? Cerebral palsy is a broad term that captures a wide spectrum injuries or neurological diagnoses.  Just as there are a wide range […]


    03 Sep 2015  |  P&K Law Firm  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    A recent NBC new story raised serious questions about the safety of Bard IVC filters. The NBC story reports on two compelling and tragic stories of Bard IVC filters fracturing or dislodging and traveling into the patient’s heart. In one case the Bard IVC filter fractured, traveled to the heart, and forced the patient to […]

  • Medical Device Approval Process

    28 Aug 2015  |  P&K Law Firm  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    A recently published study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlights the potential public health dangers posed by medical devices that undergo limited testing to determine their safety and effectiveness. In 2010 and 2011 there were 28 medical devices that received Premarket Approval (PMA). PMA is considered the Food and Drug Administration’s […]

  • Xarelto Lawsuit Filed

    24 Jun 2015  |  Jim Perdue  |  Dangerous Drugs

    On June 23, 2015 Perdue & Kidd filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf a Harris County widow whose husband died of a spontaneous subdural hematoma bleed out while on Xarelto. The emergency room physician who attempted to treat the husband when he was admitted to the emergency room determined that nothing could be done […]

  • Xarelto Drug and the Risk of Bleeding Events

    16 Jun 2015  |  Jim Perdue  |  Dangerous Drugs

    On June 11, 2015, Judge Eldon Fallon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana held a Science Day to better educate himself and the public about the anticoagulant drug Xarelto. Judge Fallon is overseeing consolidated multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings for all Xarelto lawsuits filed or removed to United States Federal […]

  • Nationwide Knee Replacement Lawyers

    04 Jun 2015  |  Jim Perdue  |  Defective Medical Devices, Product Liability

    On March 12, 2015, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website posted a Class II recall for Zimmer, Inc.’s Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial implant following an increase in reported adverse event complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. Radiolucent lines are lines that are seen on x-rays, appearing dark on the exposed film. They are risk-factors for […]

  • The Relationship Between Insomnia and Fatal Car Accidents

    22 May 2015  |  Jim Perdue  |  Car Accidents, Personal Injury

    Countless people throughout Texas experience exhaustion and many are insomniacs, whether they have been diagnosed or not. On the heels of several studies linking the condition to fatal car accidents, experts are urging people to address and treat their sleep issues, as it could save their lives. The Sleep Research Society and the American Academy […]

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