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Botched Water Birth Lawsuit Settled for $13 Million

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Oregonian, the parents of a child who was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes after his botched water birth have settled a lawsuit against their medical provider for $13 million. The news outlet reported the parents settled their birth injury lawsuit with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, resulting in the largest payout in at least a decade for a birth malpractice case in the state. The child, now 4, is nonverbal and cannot walk. He uses a cart to get around. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which severely limits his motor skills.  The parents involved in the lawsuit could not comment on the case with the media, citing a confidentiality agreement, but the Oregonian reported that the case was dismissed in March following the settlement. Court documents indicate that the parents went to the medical center, planning to give birth to the child underwater, with representatives saying…
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World Autism Awareness Day: What Do I Need to Know?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

This Saturday, April 2, marks the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Make sure you show your support by wearing blue. Many organizations and groups including Autism Speaks and the United Nations will honor the day. Around the globe, historic airports, bridges, museums, concert halls, restaurants, hospitals and retail stores will be marked with blue lighting in an effort to help raise awareness. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, as they account for 1 in 42 cases, while girls account for 1 in 189 cases. At the bottom of this page we have included links to various organizations involved in autism awareness efforts. We hope that someday a cure or direct cause is discovered concerning this disorder, as many people who have autism suffer great…
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John O. Roark, 1940-2016

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Sadly, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, our very own John O. Roark passed away at the age of 75.   This is a tremendous loss for our firm and for the people of Central Texas. Roark was longtime supporter and leader within the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Chairman and National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA). Additionally, he was a was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a municipal court judge in Nolanville. For more information about Roark’s life, you can click here. His family is asking that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Temple-Mission Fund, Food for Friends in Bartlett (13200 FM 972, Granger, Texas 76530), Communities in Schools (any Temple or…
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