How Do I Know If I Am Being Defrauded by My Hospital?
July 25, 2019
No one thinks it will happen to them, but it is possible that if you have sought care from a hospital, you might be defrauded during the billing process. While you should expect to be billed for the care that you receive, there have been countless cases where a hospital adds fraudulent charges or otherwise increases the costs. Sometimes hospitals file fraudulent liens, which means...
What Are My Rights If I am Pulled Over in Texas for a DUI?
July 25, 2019
Drinking and driving is never a smart mix, even if you aren’t drinking excessively. Unfortunately, it happens in Texas more often than in many other states, with statistics placing Texas at #11 in the United States for incidents related to driving under the influence. Regardless, if you are pulled over for a DUI in Texas, you should know your rights, and what you should and...
Does Texas Have A Three-Strikes Law?
July 25, 2019
Texas, along with many other states, has enacted a three-strikes law that carries a higher punishment if you have committed multiple crimes and are likely to commit crimes in the future. Texas enacted this law to keep habitual offenders in jail and make the state safer for the public. The three-strikes law in Texas is applied to certain felonies that are serious or violent. They...
Do Roundabouts Reduce Accidents?
July 24, 2019
In Texas, cities like Fort Worth, Allen, and Frisco have installed numerous roundabouts — intersections that are circular and controlled by yield signs instead of traffic lights and stop signs– and have many more planned. Other cities in Texas are soon to follow suit. But for many Texans, the big question is: do roundabouts really reduce accidents? Are they better than the more common four-way...
Fears Nachawati’s Jonathan Novak Outlines Opioid Epidemic Origins for Maryland Bar Journal Article
July 16, 2019
An article by Fears Nachawati’s Jonathan Novak published in the Maryland Bar Journal examines the origins of the opioid addiction epidemic and the critical role that the legal system is playing in helping overwhelmed state and regional governments address long-term societal damages caused by opioid addiction. In “Bootstrapping the Opioid Epidemic: Civil litigators are assisting communities in recovering from the opioid crisis where the Federal...
Prominent Consumer, Environmental Lawyer Gale Pearson Joins Dallas-based Fears Nachawati
June 27, 2019
Nationally known lawyer Gale Pearson, who is helping to pioneer water contamination litigation, has joined Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm. A nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist, Ms. Pearson has served on several multidistrict litigation science committees. She helped lead Minnesota’s first lawsuits alleging water contamination by 3M-manufactured chemicals. Recently, she was named to the federal Plaintiffs Executive Committee leadership group for multidistrict lawsuits involving water...