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For over 35 years, Houssiere Durant Houssiere, LLP, has fought for individuals and their families. Our lawyers and staff are uniquely qualified to win and have demonstrated a legacy of success, no matter how complex the case. Unlike other firms, we have extensive in-house expertise and experience in a variety of areas.

HDH has developed a reputation for championing individual rights, and winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in Texas and across the country.  We build personal relationships with our clients based on trust and never lose sight of the individual no matter how large or complex the case becomes. This tradition of practicing quality law and maintaining the highest professional ethics has earned the firm respect within the industry.

    Houssiere Durant Houssiere, LLP has deep in-house expertise in a variety of areas including:

    • Medical Malpractice
    • Defective Vehicles
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical Devices & Implants
    • Environmental Pollutants
    • Vehicle Rollovers
    • Aviation Accidents
    • Nursing Home Negligence
    • Arbitrations
    • All types of personal injury
    • All types of product liability
    Medical

    Caution Using IVC Filters

    Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. If a blood clot travels to the heart or lung, it could be fatal. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Permanent filters are made of stainless steel and titanium.…

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    The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas

    The National Trial Lawyers Announces Charles “Chip” Houssiere, III as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Central and South Texas An honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to…

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    Medical

    Jury Awards $100 Million Verdict

    [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A Delaware State Court jury held that Boston Scientific Corporation must pay $100 million to 52-year-old Delaware resident, Deborah Barba, who claimed permanent injury resulting from the company’s vaginal mesh inserts. The award included $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive…

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    Medical

    Jury Awards $38 Million in Depakote Trial

    [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On May 27, 2015, a St. Louis jury ordered Abbott Laboratories to pay $38 million to a girl who suffers from spina bifida after her mother took the anti-seizure medication Depakote during pregnancy.  The verdict includes $23 million in punitive damages. The jury found…

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    Medical

    Actos Settlement

    [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Takeda has agreed to pay $2.4 billion to resolve certain Actos claims. Those who are allowed to participate in the settlement must: (1) allege they have bladder cancer; (2) have first used Actos prior to December 1, 2011; and (3) either have a lawsuit…

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    Automotive

    Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

    [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall, which has been expanded multiple times, now includes 17 million vehicles in the United States and 25 million vehicles worldwide. Recently, on April 16,…

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    Medical

    Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

    [share title=”Share This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious…

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    We fight to win.

    For our clients.

    For what’s right.

    Charles R. Houssiere III

    As founder of Houssiere, Durant Houssiere, LLP  he has championed victims that have been affected by dangerous products, aviation malfunctions, chemical exposures, trucking accidents and medical negligence. His passion for fighting for the voiceless pushes him to the forefront in the courtroom.

    Linda Durant Houssiere

    As managing partner of Houssiere, Durant Houssiere, LLP she comes from a long line of lawyers, over three generations, which instilled in her a passion and respect for the practice of law. She has extensive training and experience in mediation and brings that expertise to all of the firm’s cases. Since 1981, Linda has worked nationally on many mass torts litigation; such as Ford-Firestone tires, Ford vehicle fires, SUV rollovers, breast Implants and insulin pumps. She enjoys the challenge of prosecuting individual victim’s cases against huge manufacturers.

    Randal A. Kauffman

    Is an associate lawyer of the firm. He is a savvy litigator that contributes with extensive experience in medical malpractice and product liability claims. He dedicates his practice to aggressively unveiling the truth for his clients.

    Spencer Speed

    Spencer Speed is a dedicated trial attorney who focuses his practice on achieving justice for individuals who have been injured by defective products and negligent healthcare providers.  His litigation experience includes representing individuals and families who have been injured by defective medical devices and medical malpractice, including birth injures, nursing home abuse, misdiagnosis, surgical and anesthesia errors, and wrongful death cases, among others.

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    We are proud to be celebrating over 35 years of serving victims and their families. To learn more about our team, visit here.