Texas Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Atascocita, Baytown, Pasadena and Surrounding Areas Of Texas
Bush Lewis, P.L.L.C.
We believe it is our duty to make a difference in our community, in the legal profession, in the civil justice system and its trial by jury, and like you, in the lives of our families. Bush Lewis is proud to have its board certified lawyers recognized by both Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers as being top-rated in their profession.Learn More
Medicine should be involved in providing better health by preventing, treating, and healing problems-not hurting people. The medical malpractice lawyers at Texas's Bush Lewis are experienced with these types of cases.Click here to learn more about medical malpractice in Texas
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that at least 200,000 people die every year from cancer related to their workplaces. Lung cancer, mesothelioma, and bladder cancer are among the most common occupational cancers. Every tenth lung cancer death is related to workplace exposures. At least 90,000 die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Thousands more die from leukemia caused by exposure to benzene and other solvents.
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Texans have strong legal rights regarding Hurricane claims filed against their own insurance providers. Insurance companies are liable if they violate your legal rights. Good hurricane lawyers know how to use all the legal tools available to properly resolve hurricane insurance claims. Ken Lewis of Bush Lewis, PLLC, and Scott Renick of the Law Offices of Scott Renick, have successfully handled over 100 Hurricane Rita claims.Click here to learn more about hurricane claims
News and Updates
Between November 2009 and March 2010, Toyota has issued a number of safety recalls on its vehicles. Bush Lewis lawyers are accepting serious injury and death cases caused by any of the defects covered by these recalls. The recalls cover three different defects: Floor mats that can become entrapped and prevent the accelerator pedal from working properly, problems with the accelerator pedal sticking, and improperly programmed software for the automatic brake system (ABS) that can interfere with proper braking. The ABS brake software problem is limited to the 2010 Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h. The entrapping floor mats are on the 2005-2010 Camry, Avalon, and Tacoma, 2004-2009 Prius, 2007-2010 Tundra, 2006-2010 Lexus IS 350 and IS 250, and 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350. The sticking accelerator pedals are on 2005-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 Camry and Tundra, 2008-2010 Sequoia, 2009-2010 RAV4, Corolla, and Matrix, and 2010 Highlander. Bush Lewis lawyers are only handling injury and death cases caused by these Toyota defects. If your vehicle has not been in an accident caused by one of these defects, we recommend you promptly go to your local Toyota dealership and have the appropriate recall work done. If you were involved in an accident caused by improper braking or acceleration from one of these defects in your or another driver's Toyota, contact our lawyers at (409) 835-3521.
Avandia Heart Attack Cases
A Senate report released February 20, 2010 reveals drug maker GlaxoSmithKline knew of possible heart attack risks tied to Avandia years before the evidence became public. Avandia was prescribed for treatment of Type II diabetes. Bush Lewis lawyers are reviewing Avandia heart attack cases.
Chantix is a smoking cessation drug manufactured by Pfizer. Bush Lewis lawyers are reviewing cases involving psychiatric injuries, suicide, attempted suicide, blackouts, and seizures during the use of Chantix.
Yasmin, Yaz & Ocella Birth Control Pills
The birth control pills Yasmin, Yaz and the generic Yasmin brand sold as Ocella can cause blood clots and blood clot-related injuries such as heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and DVTs. Bush Lewis lawyers are reviewing these type injuries from these drugs as well as women experiencing gallbladder injuries.
Hurricane Ike Insurance Claims
Southeast Texans face a new hurricane season every June through October. Hurricane Ike was devastating to many of us, causing significant property damage and loss. Most of us have already had contact with our insurers. Ken Lewis of Bush Lewis, PLLC, and Scott Renick of the Law Offices of Scott Renick have spent their entire legal careers practicing in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Chambers, Jasper, Newton, Galveston and surrounding counties. They successfully handled over 100 Hurricane Rita claims. Based on their experience and knowledge of the law, they have prepared a booklet for your use in dealing with your insurance company on your Hurricane Ike claims. Please call us at (409) 835-3521 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org on the Bush Lewis website contact page to have us mail a free copy of "When A Hurricane Strikes" or stop by the Bush Lewis, PLLC offices at 595 Orleans, Suite 500, in the San Jacinto Building in Beaumont or Scott Renick's office at 3590 Delaware, Suite 311 in Beaumont to get your free copy. There is no obligation.
Ken Lewis and Scott Renick have teamed up to handle Hurricane Ike claims together to bring their combined experience to these important claims. Call us at either office for a free appointment to see if we can help you. Your insurance policy and Texas law give you important rights in dealing with your insurance company after a hurricane. It is up to you to enforce those rights. Please get a copy of our free booklet so that you will understand those rights.
On April 15, 2008, the FDA announced that the blood thinner heparin may have been intentionally contaminated to reduce cost of the drug. Heparin has been associated with several deaths and allergic reactions recently. In early April 2008, the FDA reported that there has been a substantial increase in the number of people who have died while taking heparin. Heparin is manufactured by Baxter International and is commonly used before certain types of surgery and during hemodialysis as a blood clot preventative. FDA findings indicate there have been 103 heparin-associated deaths since January 1, 2007, and 91 of these were reported to the FDA on or ofter January 1, 2008. Baxter and the FDA recalled several dosage types of heparin in February 2008 after receiving reports of adverse reactions including breathing difficulty, vomiting, excess sweating and a rapid decline in blood pressure. Baxter then expanded the recall to include all remaining lots of its multi-dose, single dose, and flush products. Bush Lewis lawyers are actively seeking heparin cases that resulted in death or injury of individuals who were administered heparin.
Duragesic Pain Patch Recall
Johnson & Johnson's Alza Corporation recalled some its Duragesic patches containing the painkiller fentanyl on February 13, 2008, saying manufacturing defects may lead to fatal overdoses. This is the fifth recall of some version of the patches since 1994. The FDA issued a July 2005 warning after 120 patients died using the patches. The current recall is for patches releasing 25 micrograms of fentanyl per hour. Bush Lewis lawyers are currently investigating cases of patient deaths while using Duragesic pain patches.
Paxil & Birth Defects
Ken Lewis has been handling drug and drug device cases since the swine flu vaccine and Dalkon Shield birth control device litigation in the 1970's. He is currently investigating cases involving birth defects in children born during or after a mother's use of the popular anti-depressant Paxil, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
Johnson & Johnson recently released a study of its own Ortho Evra birth control patch which showed the patch created a greater risk of blood clot- related injuries than birth control pills. In January 2008, the FDA required a third significant update to Ortho Evra label warnings. Bush Lewis lawyers are reviewing cases of stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis occurring in women while using this birth control patch.
Pain Pump Shoulder Injury
A study published in the July 3, 2007, American Journal of Sports Medicine concluded: "Use of intra-articular pain pump catheters eluting [releasing] bupivacaine with epinephrine appear highly associated with postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Intra-articular pain pump catheters, especially those eluding bupivacaine with epinephrine, should be avoided until further investigation." This device is a type of pain pump catheter implanted temporarily in the shoulder following arthroscopic shoulder surgery that may be linked to a painful, debilitating condition involving loss of cartilage and known as glenohumeral chondrolysis. Symptoms may include unusual pain, stiffness or other problems. Bush Lewis lawyers are currently investigating these possible claims.Learn More