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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

What is Wrongful Death? According to Cornell Law School, wrongful death is “a death caused by the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally.” At one time, a wrongful death claim could only be brought about by the deceased person’s survivors, generally his or her immediate family. Today’s statutes allow wrongful death claims to […]

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Hunting Accidents: the facts and how to get help

Hunting accidents, while uncommon, leave devastating consequences. The steps you take following such an occurrence determines how you navigate the aftermath of such an unfortunate event.  Substantial injuries are an inherent risk in hunting. Consider the environment encompassing hunting: camouflaged individuals utilizing tools intended to end life, often from high areas or through mud, wet, […]

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Construction accident: workers’ comp or third party claim?

In 2018, OSHA reported one of every five fatalities in the private industry was in construction. The top reasons for these 591 construction workers’ deaths: the “Fatal Four.” Falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in between led the pack in construction deaths.   Statistics for construction accidents The Fatal Four accounted for over […]

The Legal Woes of Elmiron

The trouble with Johnson & Johnson’s talc baby powder was not the last of their legal woes. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is now adding to the legal battles. One particular medication, Elmiron, has presented itself as the newest offender in a promised cure, manifesting into unexpected and unmarked complications. What is […]

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Motorcycle accidents increase during Covid-19 pandemic

The country is full-fledged in the middle of a pandemic. Some areas remain shutdown; others have restricted hours or operation standards for business. Numerous have regulations against group sizes. This grasp to control the spread via restrictions comes with a natural consequence: reduced road traffic. With fewer people on the road, there should be more […]

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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuits

In what appeared to be a breakthrough, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) pulled the trigger on ceasing sales of its talc-based baby powder. Don’t assume this cessation is admission to guilt.  J&J’s May 19th, 2020 statement stated due to COVID-19 and the need to allow for social distancing in facilities, many items no longer would be […]

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COVID-19, Nursing Homes, and Long-term Care: A perfect storm

It is no secret that nursing homes are hot spots for infectious diseases. A recent New York Times article found over 135,000 residents and staff members of nursing homes and long term care facilities tested positive for COVID-19. To date 1/3 of all deaths related to the pandemic are from these types of facilities. Are […]

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Does COVID-19 Qualify as Workers’ Compensation?

In nearly every news article or social media post, COVID-19 is the topic. Americans are rushing to the unemployment offices with claims surpassing the 1982 record. What if you are not laid off, but instead, are sickened with coronavirus on the job. Would workers’ compensation for coronavirus apply to you? Workers’ compensation laws vary by […]