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Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. We specialize in Personal Injury trial litigation and focus our energy and efforts on those we represent.

Sexual abuse, sexual assault

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California $100M verdict in Middle School sexual abuse lawsuit. A San Jose jury awarded $102.5M to two women, finding that they were repeatedly assaulted by their middle school music teacher over a period of years and that the Union School District failed to intervene in the abuse.

The result was reached on March 30th after the conclusion of a civil trial against Union School District which includes Dartmouth Middle School, where the teacher was employed, and where the assaults took place between 2009 and 2017.

Car accident lawyerLocal Doctor Killed in a Hit and Run while Biking in Galveston. Local doctor, Dr. Nancy Lefeber Hughes was struck and killed while biking in Galveston in the early morning on March 18th by a young couple. The driver, Logan Llewellyn, 21, was apprehended two days later with an arrest warrant at his residence in an RV park in Seguin, outside of San Antonio. The young woman in the passenger seat at the time of the crash, Cianna Mims, 18, was also charged for failing to report the accident.

Hit and Run-Driver Didn’t Stop

Dr. Hughes died at the scene of the crime and is estimated to have been hit between 6 AM and 6.30 AM by Llewellyn as the couple drove to see the sunrise by the Seawall. After hitting the doctor, the two fled the scene without even stopping to see what had happened. Two bystanders came across the injured doctor and called emergency services for help, but she died before aid could arrive.

Exactech Knee Implant Failure

Exactech Knee Implant Failure

Exactech Knee Failure, a Texas-sized problem. They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and now a Texas-sized problem is coming to haunt Exactech Inc., the maker of the recalled Exactech knee implants.

Knee Implants is big business

Defective metal hip and hip replacement

Defective metal hip and hip replacement

Defective Metal Hip Recall and Replacement. From the early 2000’s there was a trend to using metal-on-metal hip replacements for degenerative hip disease, and unfortunately, these metal implants can cause permanent physical damage to patients.

Metal debris causes local and generalized injury

Wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Atmos Energy Settles. If you’re a North Texas resident, chances are you’ve heard of Atmos Energy. Atmos Energy is a Dallas-based distributor of natural gas and is one of the largest distributors in the United States.

Their customer base spans nine states and they oversee a massive intrastate natural gas pipeline system. Due to the size of their operation, it’s no surprise that Atmos Energy has reported revenues in the billions.

Personal injury from car accident

Car accident scene, with ambulance and fire trucks

Personal Injury – The Importance of Acting Fast in Texas. In the state of Texas, personal injury cases fall under the category of “civil” cases, and therefore have a two-year statute of limitations. This means that a lawsuit can only be filed within two years of the date of the incident that caused the injury. In many cases, some injuries become apparent very quickly; broken bones and lacerations are easy to identify and are fairly straightforward to treat with the correct medical care, however, “unseen” injuries can be much harder to detect which increases the probability of suffering from long-lasting complications.

Top Three types of Personal Injury claims

Dallas dog attack attorney

Dallas dog attack attorney

Dog Bite Cases and Negligence – Texas’ “One Bite Rule.” In Texas, more than half of the population owns at least one pet. Dogs make up 43% of pets owned by Texans, and some of the most popular breeds are Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, and finally mixed dogs (commonly referred to as “mutts”).

 Although dogs make great pets, some breeds may be more susceptible to displaying a poor temperament and aggressive behavior than others. Texas was among the highest-ranked states in the nation for dog bite claims in 2019 with an average payout of over $40,000 and a total of 937 claims.

Child sex abuse

Child sex abuse

Child Sex Abuse in Catholic Dioceses Worldwide – One of Nation’s Oldest Districts Suing Insurance Companies to Cover Tide of Cases. Twenty years ago, the Boston Globe reported on the child sex abuse endemic to the Boston Archdiocese of the Catholic Church.

Damningly, that report found that not only were children abused but that the Church was complicit in hiding the allegations and refusing to hold the predators responsible, fomenting an institution that was extremely dangerous for children.


Don’t Drink and Drive written on the road

Richardson, Texas Driver Arrested For Drunk Driving Following Deadly Crash. Plano Police have arrested and charged a Richardson man with intoxication manslaughter after a deadly crash on January 30.

Angel Velasco, 34, of Richardson, was charged with the crime. According to the police, the tragic accident happened on a Sunday mid-morning at the intersection of Jupiter Rd and E. Plano Pkwy.

Dallas, Texas victim of dog mauling and dog attack. As reported earlier, a Dallas, Texas student who was horrendously mauled and attacked by two dogs, has now returned home after an extensive hospital stay.

Jaqueline Durand, 22, was dog-sitting for a Coppell couple when she was mauled by their two pets, a German Shepherd and a pit bull. The UT Dallas student was hired as a dog sitter for three pets while their owners were out of town. Read the full story here.

Durand suffered multiple catastrophic injuries including the loss of both ears, lips, nose, and the majority of her face, the dog bites missed her carotid artery and she had multiple deep dog bites and lacerations all over her body.

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