Houston Personal Injury Blog
  • 15 Feb. 2017

    3 Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Victims who suffer injuries as the result of another’s careless or negligent actions have the legal grounds to pursue financial compensation for their damages. Because every case, accident, and injury is different, it is not always easy to say what damages a victim is entitled to recover in their unique case. However, there are certain types of damages that victims can pursue and possibly ...
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  • 16 Jan. 2017

    Attorney Erin Copeland to Speak on Essure at Masters of Mass Tort Conference

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Partner Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson has been invited to speak at the Masters of Mass Tort legal conference taking place this week. Erin, along with other industry leaders from around the country, will come together to discuss topics unique to mass torts, including currently pending litigation. Erin will be speaking on the Essure® birth control litigation. ...
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  • 13 Jan. 2017

    Erin Copeland Appointed to Essure Executive Committee

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Attorney Erin Copeland, partner of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson has recently been appointed to the Essure Executive Committee for California as a Judicial Council Coordinate Proceeding (JCCP). Erin has been a prominent leader in the fight against Essure and often speaks out about the dangers of this risky medical device. Essure is a birth control device made out of nickel and ...
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  • 20 Dec. 2016

    Essure Lawsuit Remanded to St. Louis Circuit Court

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson along with a team of other product liability firms recently obtained a remand of their Essure medical device cases back to a St. Louis, Missouri state court. Essure is a method of permanent birth control that has come under fire for the number of safety concerns raised by patients and cited in Medical Device Reports (MDRs) to the Food & Drug ...
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  • 15 Dec. 2016

    Erin Copeland Speaks at Emory Law Next Generation Conference

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Attorney Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson spoke this week on “Getting Selected for Leadership” at the Next Generation Conference hosted by the Institute for Complex Litigation and Mass Claims at Emory Law in Atlanta. Erin Copeland, along with senior members of the federal judiciary and other notable attorneys from both the Plaintiffs and Defense bar, ...
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  • 28 Nov. 2016

    FDA Updates Warning for Birth Control Device Essure

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Essure is marketed as a form of permanent birth control device made of metals, including nickel and titanium. The device consists of two coils that are implanted into a woman’s fallopian tubes and are intended to remain there for the life of the patient blocking sperm from reaching the eggs. A number of risks have been associated with the device, including, but not limited to, pain following ...
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  • 28 Nov. 2016

    Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson to Speak at Diversity in the Law Seminar

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Attorney Erin Copeland of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson will speak on the topic of Ethical Dilemmas in the Perpetuation of Unfair Stereotypes of Women & How to Change the Dialogue at the Diversity in the Law seminar at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina this week, November 29-30, 2016. This seminar will put forth the importance of diversity in ...
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  • 6 Oct. 2016

    Erin Copeland Stands at Forefront of Essure® Litigation

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    According to a new press release, a judge in California has ordered all cases in the state against Bayer Corporation regarding the Essure® permanent birth control device be consolidated before a single judge in the Alameda County Superior Court. The plaintiffs in the litigation are represented by a team of national leaders in the fight against Essure®, including Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, ...
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  • 26 Sep. 2016

    Five Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    When a person sustains a serious injury as a result of someone else’s act of negligence, the next steps can oftentimes be complex. There are a number of things that a victim will have to do in the aftermath of the accident, such as reporting the incident, seeking medical attention, gathering information, and speaking with any witnesses to the accident. One important thing to consider, ...
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  • 21 Sep. 2016

    Spinal Cord Injury FAQ

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    While many people may have a basic understanding of a spinal cord injury, there are some things that not a lot of people understand. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, our Houston spinal cord injury attorneys understand that this type of situation can be difficult. Because of this, we want to make sure people understand the potential issues that are associated with spinal cord ...
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  • 15 Sep. 2016

    Four Attorneys from Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson Listed in 2016 Super Lawyers®

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    The team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson is proud to announce that four of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Super Lawyers® list. Attorney Erin Copeland has been selected to the Super Lawyers® list for two consecutive years. Attorney Jay Henderson earns his 10th consecutive selection to the list and Attorney Michael Josephson has been named to ...
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  • 15 Sep. 2016

    Essure® Removal After Complications

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Many women who were implanted with the Essure® permanent birth control device have complained of painful and severe adverse events that required the women to have the device surgically removed. The Essure® device has been marketed as a nonincisional alternative to other permanent birth control surgical procedures, such as vasectomy and tubal ligation. Two Essure® micro-inserts or coils ...
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  • 9 Sep. 2016

    Dangers of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    As we travel down the highways and roads in Houston and beyond, we don’t take a second to think twice about all of the commercial trucks on the road. After all, they are common sights. However, there are a number of things that you don’t see that could make these large vehicles dangerous when in certain conditions or on specific roads. One of the potential dangers that can arise is a ...
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  • 1 Sep. 2016

    Four Dangers Oilfield Workers Face

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    Some careers are inherently more dangerous than others. For instance, oilfield workers. Those who work with oil and gas are often put in harm’s way simply due to the many factors with which they work. There are many combustible elements, heavy machinery, and other factors that can cause a worker to sustain serious injuries. It is important for workers to make sure they have the necessary ...
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  • 23 Aug. 2016

    What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Posted By Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson

    One of the most life-altering injuries an individual can sustain in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). After all, the brain is one of the most crucial parts of the body and any damage it suffers can result in long-term injury, including cognitive impairment, changes in personality and ability to work, and more. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury and are seeking legal representation, ...
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Advantages of Working with Board Certified Attorneys

Our firm is proud to have three lawyers on our team who are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tommy Fibich is a board certified civil trial law specialist, and Russell Briggs and Jay Henderson are board certified personal injury trial law specialists. Board certification is a great honor-in fact-only 10% of practicing attorneys in the state have earned the right to be publicly recognized as certified specialists in their respective fields.