Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston TX | O'Hara Law Firm

August 2017

Judgment for Over $900,000 For Child Attacked by Dog

Attorney Patrick O’Hara obtained a judgment for over $900,000 for a young girl that was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. The dog escaped through a broken window. The unprovoked dog charged the young girl and bit her on the legs in her own driveway. One of the dog owners eventually pulled the dog off the victim. The victim’s mother sought medical treatment for her daughter immediately after the event

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Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are damages awarded against a defendant as punishment for conduct such as fraud, malice or gross negligence. Occasionally, the news media publishes stories about large punitive damage verdicts. What is often not mentioned in these stories is the reduction of punitive damages by judges pursuant to state law.

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Airline Passenger Mauled on Plane by Therapy Dog

Earlier this summer, a passenger was attacked on a Delta flight by a fifty-pound emotional support dog sitting on the lap of a passenger next to him. The victim was unable to escape because he was in a window seat, and the dog blocked the route of escape. The man was bit on his face multiple times. He received 28 stitches on his face. He will likely have permanent scarring.

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CRPS Treatment Options

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS) and Causalgia, is the most painful form of chronic pain that exists. CRPS is a disease affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System. The pain caused by the disease is constant, intense and out of proportion to the original injury. CRPS usually affects one of the four limbs, but it can occur in any area of the body.

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