Shezad Malik Law Firm 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.

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Home Depot LawsuitLowe’s Companies Inc. could be on the hook for punitive damages in a premises liability suit that went to trial about recently in Nevada state court alleging that the home improvement retail giant’s failure to clean up standing water in an outdoor area of the store caused a customer to slip and suffer a significant brain and neck injury.
Plaintiff Kelly Hendrickson claims she fell in a Lowe’s store in 2013 while shopping for plants in the outdoor garden section. Her lawsuit states that her fall was caused by a “slippery substance on the floor” and that she sustained “severe, serious and permanent injuries and damages.”
Hendrickson’s attorney have argued that 33 other accidents had already occurred at Lowe’s stores under similar conditions prior to Hendrickson’s fall and that they knew standing water in the outdoor garden area at their stores posed a danger to customers.

Home Depot LawsuitHome Depot has over 2,000 stores located across the country, making it one of the largest retail stores in the U.S. selling home improvement and construction materials. Like other large retail stores, Home Depot employs hundreds of employees and is visited by thousands of customers daily. Not surprisingly, Home Depot faces more than its fair share of lawsuits by customers injured because of the negligence of the company and its employees.

Retail stores have an obligation to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn customers of any potential hazards or dangers.

Home Depot has been the subject of a number of injury lawsuits. This doesn’t necessarily mean Home Depot is an unsafe store. In fact, most large retailers face numerous injury lawsuits every year. The reason for this is because they employ hundreds of employees. While most employees are likely well trained, it only takes one negligent employee to cause an accident.

CVS Injury LawsuitCVS stores are one of the most popular stores in America, and its large volume of customers means that, inevitably, injuries occur on store premises.

If you slip and fall at a CVS store, you should seek medical attention for any injury that’s obvious, or even if you just feel sore or a little “off.” You may need x-rays or other diagnostic tests to determine what your injuries are. It may take a day or two for the extent of your injuries to become apparent, and you will also want to follow up with your primary care physicians.

Abide by any restrictions your doctor may give you, such as limiting activity, not bearing weight on the affected area, or not doing any heavy lifting. Try to keep a journal or log about your treatment and how you feel on a daily basis, because some details may be hard for you to remember down the road during a lawsuit.

Whole Foods InjuryWhole Foods is one of the most popular stores in America, and its large volume of customers means that, inevitably, injuries occur on store premises.

If you slip and fall at Whole Foods, you should seek medical attention for any injury that’s obvious, or even if you just feel sore or a little “off.” You may need x-rays or other diagnostic tests to determine what your injuries are. It may take a day or two for the extent of your injuries to become apparent, and you will also want to follow up with your primary care physicians.

Abide by any restrictions your doctor may give you, such as limiting activity, not bearing weight on the affected area, or not doing any heavy lifting. Try to keep a journal or log about your treatment and how you feel on a daily basis, because some details may be hard for you to remember down the road during a lawsuit.

Don’t be fooled by Six Flags’ injury policy, with an experienced lawyer by your side you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against Six Flags if you or a love one were injured while visiting the amusement park.

Six Flags injury lawsuitWhether your injury was due to a slip and fall or while riding roller coaster, you have rights. Injuries are not uncommon at amusement parks, but many times attendees are not aware of their rights. In fact, well over 1,000 injuries occur every year at amusement parks, according to the National Safety Council.

One recent example of an injury occurring at an amusement park is when a 13 year old girl was seriously injured on Six Flags Superman Tower of Power ride after a cable snapped. The cable swung around and severed the girl’s’ feet.

Recently, a Texas jury awarded $2.9 million in personal injury damages to a Wise County family that claimed gas extraction wells caused pollution, decreased value of their land and multiple health problems.

fracking water contamination attorneyWhat is Hydraulic Fracturing?

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the petroleum engineering process for extracting underground natural gas. The Wise County drilling site was in the Barnett Shale, which created a boom in natural gas extraction in the Dallas Fort Worth area, after the explosion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques.

The U.S. District Judge presiding over the federal transvaginal mesh litigation has chosen four Boston Scientific cases that will be considered for early bellwether trials, scheduled to start in 2014.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyLitigation Continues to Grow

There are more than 22,500 federal lawsuits involving vaginal mesh pelvic repair systems manufactured by different companies. These mesh products have been associated with severe injuries when the device eroded through the vagina.

I am providing this timely slip and fall update. Unfortunately many folks get injured by slipping and falling in a Dallas store or businesses every day. Many serious injuries can be avoided if Texas’ business owners would simply take the time and invest the money to make their stores safer.

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As a Texas supermarket trip and fall attorney, I have represented customers who have been injured in grocery stores, convenience stores, shopping malls and big-box retailers for many years. Consistently, I have found that most of our clients have fallen because the business owner has not dedicated enough resources to customer safety. Some companies spend millions advertising each year but skimp when it comes to keeping customers safe.

Customer safety begins by creating the safest environment reasonably possible. Stores should have adequate lighting, clean and clear places to walk and non-slip surfaces. Many people in the Dallas Fort Worth area walk around in sandals and open-toed shoes. Knowing this, extra precautions should be used by store owners to make sure that anti-slip surfaces and anti-slip wax are used.

As a Texas medical doctor and Fracking water contamination attorney, I want to pose this rhetorical question; What happens when the foxes are guarding the hen house? Consider that as you savor your morning coffee, which may be contaminated with benzene, from a contaminated water aquifer.

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Oil and gas industry as well as government regulators have maintained for many decades that a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used for natural gas wells has never contaminated underground drinking water. The fracking process, involves water and toxic chemicals being injected at high pressure into the ground to break up rocks and release the gas trapped there. This process according to industry officials, occurs thousands of feet below drinking-water aquifers and because of that distance, the drilling chemicals allegedly pose no risk.

According to ExxonMobil at a Congressional hearing on drilling…“There have been over a million wells hydraulically fractured …and there is not one, not one, reported case of a freshwater aquifer having ever been contaminated from hydraulic fracturing…”
But there is in fact a documented case, and the E.P.A. report suggests there may be more. Researchers, were unable to investigate many suspected cases because their details were sealed from the public when energy companies settled lawsuits with landowners. E.P.A. says this practice continues to prevent them from fully assessing the risks of certain types of gas drilling.

The American Petroleum Institute, dismissed the assertion that sealed settlements have hidden problems with gas drilling, and according to their data, they have found that drinking water contamination from fracking is highly improbable.

The documented E.P.A. case, and the report was published in 1987, and the contamination was discovered in 1984. The report concluded that hydraulic fracturing fluids or gel used by the Kaiser Exploration and Mining Company contaminated a well roughly 600 feet away on the property of James Parsons in Jackson County, W.Va., referring to it as “Mr. Parson’s water well.”
“When fracturing the Kaiser gas well on Mr. James Parson’s property, fractures were created allowing migration of fracture fluid from the gas well to Mr. Parson’s water well,” according to the agency’s summary of the case. “This fracture fluid, along with natural gas was present in Mr. Parson’s water, rendering it unusable.”
In their report, E.P.A. officials also wrote that Mr. Parsons’ case was highlighted as an “illustrative” example of the hazards created by this type of drilling, and that legal settlements and nondisclosure agreements prevented access to scientific documentation of other incidents. “This is typical practice, for instance, in Texas,” the report stated. “In some cases, the records of well-publicized damage incidents are almost entirely unavailable for review.”
Industry officials emphasize that all forms of drilling involve some degree of risk. The question, they say, is what represents an acceptable level. Once chemicals contaminate underground drinking-water sources, they are very difficult to remove, according to federal and industry studies.

A 2004 study by the E.P.A. agency concluded that hydraulic fracturing of one kind of natural gas well — coal-bed methane wells — posed “little or no threat” to underground drinking water supplies. The study was later criticized by some within the agency as being unscientific and unduly influenced by industry.

Instances of gas bubbling from fracked sites into nearby water wells have been extensively documented. The industry has also acknowledged that fracking liquids can end up in aquifers because of failures in the casing of wells, spills that occur above ground or through other factors.

Both types of contamination can render the water unusable. However, contamination from fracking fluids is widely considered more worrisome because the fluids can contain carcinogens like benzene.

The risk of abandoned wells serving as conduits for contamination is one that the E.P.A. is currently researching as part of its national study on fracking. Many states lack complete records with the number or location of these abandoned wells and they lack the resources to ensure that abandoned and active wells are inspected regularly.

A 1999 report by the Department of Energy said there were about 2.5 million abandoned oil and natural gas wells in the United States at the time.

Short answer, carbon based energy is not the answer, in this current heat wave that most of the country is withering under, think of the amount of solar energy that can be harvested?
Studies have shown that a solar array set up, in Nevada can supply all of the energy needs of the USA, for the next century.

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I have handled a few dog bite cases in my time. Nothing galls me more, especially when a child gets mauled by a so called pet dog. As a Dallas Dog Bite and Dallas Dog Attack Attorney, I have heard many instances where a dangerous dog such as a pit bull attacked a child aged around two years old or other infants. The child did not stand a chance.

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Currently I am handling a case where a 2 year child was attacked and mauled by a small stray chihuahua dog who had been taken in 2 weeks earlier. My 2 year old client was bitten on the face and sustained injuries to her lip…the injuries could have been a lot worse.

I will keep you readers appraised of the development in my case.

Read more about dog bite rights here.

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