Pate & Spivey, L.L.P Attorneys at Law
505 Orleans, Ste 500, Beaumont, TX 77701              

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As a civil litigation firm, P&S is located just minutes away from both the federal and state courthouses in Beaumont, Texas. However, its geographic practice area includes all state and federal courts in North, South, and East Texas, and federal courts in the Western District of Louisiana.

Business Litigation

P&S represents companies and individuals in all aspects of business and commercial law including:

  • Contract drafting and interpretation
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Deceptive Trade Practices (DTPA)
  • Fraud/Misrepresentation
  • Insurance Contracts
  • Life Insurance Contracts
  • Long-Term Disability Contracts
  • Negligence

The firm strives to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with its clients. As a result of its success, P&S receives many referrals from satisfied clients.

Life & Disability Insurance Litigation

The death or devastating illness or infirmity of a family member can result in extreme financial hardship to a family. Individuals who buy life insurance, long-term care insurance, or disability insurance make this purchase to help ensure that there are sufficient financial resources to take care of the needs of the family or the disabled or elderly family member. Insurance can and often does serve as that blanket of protection. Carriers often live up to their obligations to their insureds by timely paying all of the benefits that are owed. But if an insurance company wrongfully denies benefits, individuals and families may need legal representation. P&S represents such individuals and families who have legitimate claims against life, private disability, or long-term care insurance companies. P&S will review your case to determine if you have a valid claim. If your claim has been improperly underpaid or rejected, the firm will work to ensure you and your family receive the compensation you are legally entitled to recover.

Insurance and Commercial Litigation

For more than 85 years the firm has represented insurance and other companies, their agents and employees in all Texas state and federal courts in cases involving:

  • Arson
  • ATV Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury Cases
  • Burn Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Chemical Exposure Accidents
  • Commercial, Business and Residential Claims
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Coverage Disputes
  • Crane Accidents
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Equestrian Accidents
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Explosions
  • False Arrest
  • Fires
  • First Party Litigation
  • Health Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Libel, Defamation and Slander
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Malpractice Litigation
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nuisance
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Premises Liability - Commercial and Residential
  • Product Defect
  • Property Disputes including Hurricane, Hailstorm, Windstorm, Foundation, and Plumbing
  • Railroad and Railcar Accidents
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Toxic Torts
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Workplace Accidents
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation

P&S handles lawsuits on behalf of clients who have suffered serious injuries from dangerous prescription drugs, dangerous over the counter remedies and preparations, and defective medical devices.

Topamax (topiramate):

The FDA has warned that Topamax (Topiramate), a drug used during pregnancy, has been linked to oral birth defects, including:

  • Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) - Symptoms of cleft lip present as a small gap at the top of the lip or an indentation of the lip. Cleft lip can also continue into one nostril (unilateral complete) or both (bilateral complete).
  • Cleft palate (palatoschisis) - A condition where the roof of the mouth (soft and hard palate) is not fully formed. A complete cleft palate can affect the soft and hard areas from uvula to the nasal cavity, and many times includes a cleft lip. It may also be limited to a hole in the roof of the mouth, which is referred to as an incomplete cleft palate.
  • Hypospadias - Usually a male birth defect wherein the urethral opening appears on the underside shaft of the penis rather than the tip.

Other potential problems may exist during eating and talking, and may include ear infections. Topamax is used to treat epilepsy, mood disorders and chronic pain. It has also been prescribed to prevent migraines. 

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Diflucan (fluconazole):

The FDA has warned that long-term, high doses of Diflucan may be associated with a  birth defects in infants whose mothers were treated with the drug during pregnancy.  Diflucan is an antifungal medication, generically known as Fluconazole. Diflucan is manufactured by Pfizer Inc., and it is also sold as Trican.  It is used to treat a number of fungal infections such as Candidiasis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, crypotcoccal meningitis, and onychomycosis. It is also used as a first-line for the following indications: coccidiodomycosis, crytococcosis, histoplasmosis, and prophylaxis of candidiasis. The following kinds of birth defects have been reported by mothers who have had children with Diflucan birth defects: 

  • Joint deformities
  • Long Bones
  • Thin Ribs
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Bowed Thigh Bones
  • Abnormal head shape
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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh is a treatment option for women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Today, many women suffer physical and emotional trauma as well as financial stress due to the poor testing and design of the transvaginal mesh medical devices. The complications often cause more damage to the patient than the ailment it was implanted to treat. The emotional and physical harm affects women's relationships, careers and daily activities.

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Personal Injury

P&S attorneys are experienced and successful in handling serious injury and death cases including:

  • Amputations
  • Automobile, ATV, Auto-Pedestrian, Bicycle, Boat, Bus & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain and other Head Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chemical exposure injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Dangerous Drugs such as Topamax, Diflucan, Zofran and others
  • Day Care Abuse
  • Defective Medical Devices such as Vaginal and Bladder Suspension Mesh
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Elder Abuse
  • Electrocution Injuries
  • Explosion injuries
  • Identity Theft Victims
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Pharmacy Misfills
  • Railcar Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Denial of Long Term Care Insurance Benefits or Private Disability Benefits
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