27Jun/19

Falling Injury Attorneys : Personal Injury Lawyers

Falling Injury Attorneys : Personal Injury Lawyers

Have you been injured in a fall at work? Let our Law Office help.

Every year hundreds of serious injuries are caused by falls on construction sites. Workers are routinely injured in accidents involving scaffolding collapses, working at heights, and building collapses.accident attorneys

Common falling injuries

Injuries resulting from a fall are often life changing. Even a minor fall can result in broken bones, collapsed lungs and severe lacerations. Falls from a significant height can cause spinal cord injury, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and death.

Falling injury-preventing OSHA regulations and Texas laws

OSHA regulations require that employers provide their employees with fall protection systems when employees are working at a height above six feet. OSHA also requires that employers protect their employees from falling through holes (including skylights) by using hole covers. The three most common types of fall protection equipment used in the construction industry are fall arrest systems, nets, and guardrails.

According to Texas law, Employers are required to provide their employees with a safe working environment. The law requires that an employer designate a competent person to ensure the safety of other employees working at heights greater than six feet.

Our Law Office has the experience and drive you need to resolve your construction site fall case. Our Law Office will aggressively pursue your claim to ensure that the people responsible for your injury are held accountable and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our Law Offices and an experienced construction accidents attorney will provide you with a free consultation. Injury relief is just a phone call away.construction accident attorneys
Practice Areas: Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents. On the Job Injuries. Wrongful Death. Construction Accidents, Boating Accidents, Premises Liability. Contact Us

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24Jun/19

Indian Traditional Knowledge Vs. US Patents

Traditional knowledge is nothing but an intellectual property or expertise which was formulated, sustained, and passed on to other generations by ancient people. It is, of course, the cultural identity of a country. Indeed, specific traditional knowledge of India is not protected as of intellectual property.
This would result in issues related to the use of traditional knowledge of a country by other individuals.Thus there is a need to protect the traditional knowledge of various countries. The Indian government has taken serious steps in the documentation of Indian traditional knowledge. Therefore patent filing in India is simple, but it takes a long time, which should be done to protect an Intellectual property.
Here you can know about some of the patent issues or scenarios and the situations where others used the Indian traditional knowledge.

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library
The TKDL is a serious initiative of the Indian government to protect the Indian Traditional Knowledge. This digital library helps to access the traditional knowledge, ancient findings, and medicinal facts of India. It is possible to refer to information or collection of records that are not available with International patent offices. There are several patents offered erroneously, and thus, this digital library was set up the Indian government with great efforts. There are texts available in this digital library which details about the Indian medical system, which includes Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Yoga, and several others. All these texts are accessible in different languages.

The following are some of the notable cases that resulted in issues related to the traditional knowledge of India.

Turmeric Patent
Turmeric is a native plant of India which is a tropical herb used for medicinal purposes. In India, turmeric is widely used as a food ingredient, medicine, natural dye, and several other purposes. Some of the therapeutic benefits of turmeric are to treat cold, purify the blood, and skin infections. It is considered as an antiseptic and anti-parasitic. Thus in the year, 1995 US offered a Patent for turmeric to the University of Mississippi for its healing property. Therefore based on the patent, the exclusive rights for the sale and distribution of turmeric were offered to the Medical center of Mississippi. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research filed an objection for the turmeric patent provided by the US. The council submitted the proofs of traditional knowledge on turmeric and its properties. It was challenging to find published information on the medicinal properties of turmeric. Nearly 32 references were found on different languages on the Indian traditional knowledge of turmeric. Thus the patent offered was revoked stating that the turmeric was in use ever since from the ancient days. Therefore the traditional knowledge of India was safeguarded.

Neem Patent
This tree was known for its various medicinal benefits in India. But the patent for this tree was applied by W.R Grace, a Patent office of USA. The applicant claimed that neem was used to fight against fungal actions. An opposition was filed by India to cancel the patent offered by the research foundation of science in Delhi. The bark, leaves, twigs, seeds, flowers of the neem tree was used for specific medicinal purposes. The tree can treat skin infections and dermatological problems. After submission of evidence of the use of neem tree and its products from the ancient times patent offered was revoked. Again the traditional knowledge of India was again safeguarded.

Basmati Patent
The US patent office offered patent to Basmati rice to Ricetec. It is aromatic rice which is grown in India and Pakistan several centuries back. Rice is the staple food of the Asian countries, and the farmers worked hard to come up with a distinct variety of rice. Ricetec applied for a patent for a particular strand of rice variety called Basmati to the US patent office. Thus to control the production and sale of this high-quality variety of rice, the patent was applied. Plant protection was a proponent in the US, and hence the patent application for the rice variety was accepted. Thus the rice was labeled as Superior Basmati Rice. Ricetec somehow tried and protected its patent rights of the rice variety. Thus TKDL played a vital role in the protection of traditional knowledge of India.

27Mar/19

Truck Accident Attorneys – Truck Accident Injury Claims

It is the nature of large commercial trucks, that when they crash, they cause tremendous damage. This includes damage to other vehicles, and even buildings, but worst of all, truck accidents cause severe and fatal injuries. It is very common for survivors of truck accidents to live with permanent disability, pain, and secondary health problems. If you have been injured in a truck accident, our truck accident attorneys can help.personal injury lawyers

Common truck accident injuries include:

Brain injury
Spinal cord injury
Amputation
Crush injury
Back injury
Neck injury
Severe burns
Chemical burns
Broken bones and fractures
Soft tissue injuries
Whiplash
Internal injuries
Facial injury
Suffocation
Exposure to toxic fumes
Lacerations
Disfigurement
Paralysis
Coma
Decapitation
Dismemberment
Death

The Real Cost of Severe Injuries
The immediate costs of severe injuries are usually presented quite clearly in your medical bills, lost income, and other existing expenses. The long-term expenses are more elusive and difficult to determine. While your immediate costs can run in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical care alone, the life-time cost of severe injuries can dwarf the cost of your initial care.

The long-term outcome of severe injury can be difficult to predict, as well. While we encourage you to hold out hope for a full recovery, we also know that permanent disability and the need for life-long medical care is a very real possibility with many types of injury. Our truck accident attorneys will help you get the compensation which can pay for your real long-term medical expenses.

Compensation for your truck accident injuries should pay for more than just the most basic care. It should give you access to the latest, most advanced treatments which give you the highest possibility of being restored to your pre-accident level of function, comfort, and health.truck accident lawyers

Your opponents, such as the trucking company and its insurance company, will try to underplay your medical needs. When you work with our truck accident attorneys, and have incurred severe injuries, your personal litigation team will include medical experts who help explain and prove to the court just how serious and expensive your injuries truly are.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by in a truck accident, please call our truck accident attorneys. The initial consultation with our truck accident attorneys is free, and if we agree to represent you, we will work for a contingent fee, which means we won’t get paid for our services unless you receive a settlement or an award. A truck accident lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.