Lung Cancer: The Leading Cause of Cancer Death

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death and is responsible for about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths for both men and wormen. Tragically, according to the American Cancer Society, “more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.” Causes of lung cancer For decades it has been […]

SPREP Countries Vote to Ban Asbestos

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP,) comprising 21 Pacific island and five metropolitan areas, voted to “restrict the importation, re-use and re-sale of products and wastes containing asbestos in Pacific island countries.” The impetus for this move was the Rotterdam Convention’s failure in past years to list chrysotile asbestos on Annex III […]

DuBose Law Firm Volunteers to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

On Saturday, September 2nd, DuBose Law Firm held a Hurricane Harvey supply drive at our offices. Beaumont trial attorney, Scott Frederick, was stuck in Dallas on business earlier in the week. Frederick decided to ride out the storm in Dallas and rent a moving truck to take back to Beaumont with supplies. The moving truck […]

MD Anderson Stayed Afloat During Floods

MD Anderson, named the #1 best hospital for cancer-care in the US by U.S. News & World Report, managed to continue care for their patients during the flooding. Lessons learned Previous experience with flooded buildings and research facilities taught the staff lessons in maintaining care throughout the duration of the flooding. Floodgates protected the buildings, […]

Important Info for Hurricane Harvey Property Owners!

Important info for Hurricane Harvey property owners: Texas passed a law this summer that significantly weakens home owner rights against insurance companies for property damage claims. It takes effect September 1. There are still a few days to make claims under the old law. Property owners with Hurricane Harvey property damage claims wishing to take […]

Texas Texting & Driving Law Takes Effect September 1!

Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D- Laredo, fought for this day through five legislative sessions comprising ten years. The bill, with her sponsorship, finally passed both House and Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6, 2017. Now there are only three states remaining without a texting while driving ban – Arizona, […]

Effects of Cosmetics are More than Skin Deep

In the 16th century, a Swiss physician and philosopher, Paracelsus, stated that any substance applied to or in the body can cause harm, given the right circumstances. In other words, “the dose makes the poison.” This is true especially with the wide range of chemicals, nano particles, asbestos contaminated talc, and other substances used in […]

The Drever in Dallas: Historic High-Rise Gets High-End Renovation

Downtown Dallas will have a new shining star when the renovation of the former First National Bank tower at 1401 Elm Street is complete. Once the tallest building in Dallas, this 52-year-old skyscraper, long-vacant, is in the midst of a major redesign and upgrade. The Drever will consist of a combination of 324 apartments, 218 […]