Category: Firm News

Why Pipeline Explosions Are A Risk For Oil Workers


Some occupations are certainly more hazardous than others, including those who work on and around pipelines. Oil pipelines are the lifeblood of not just the American economy but the global economy, and these workers perform incredibly valuable functions. However, the explosion risks are real, and we want to discuss what that’s the case.  Pipeline Explosions… read more

What Damages Can You Recover From a Pipeline Explosion Injury?


Individuals who work around pipelines face significant risks on a daily basis. In the event a pipeline explosion does cause injuries, individuals may be able to recover compensation for their losses. Here, we want to review some of the damages that may be available, and we want to specifically touch on workers’ compensation laws in… read more

Jury Selection


The purpose of this article is to discuss jury selection techniques, strategies, and principles. It is critically important that the attorney is aware of the beliefs, opinions, experiences, and attitudes of the jurors.  In jury selection, counsel will usually ask questions of the jury panel.  This is called voir dire.  During voir dire, it is… read more

Branch Law Firm Files First New Mexico Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson and Johnson

On May 12, 2016, the Branch Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, LLC; Imerys Talc America, Inc.; and Ethicon Endo-Surgery.  This is the first lawsuit in New Mexico against these companies for their talcum products.  The litigation against these defendants will be groundbreaking in New Mexico and… read more

Hip Replacement

Zimmer Durom hips were released to the American market in or around 2006. Since then many people have experienced complications and were required to undergo revision surgery. If you had a hip replacement and are unsure about the manufacturer, we can help you investigate. If you were implanted with a Zimmer Durom cup and had… read more

Out of Control

Unintended acceleration may cause you or a loved one major problems. People across the nation have experienced issues with specific models of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury where the electronic control throttle malfunctions causing the accelerator to make the car travel at an unsafe speed. Models of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury made and sold to the public… read more

Gold King Mine Spill

On August 5, 2015, workers for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caused the release of 3 million gallons of heavy metal contaminated wastewater while attempting to enter the defunct Gold King Mine in Southern Colorado.  This release of toxic wastewater ultimately flowed into the Animas and San Juan rivers, causing the water to turn… read more