Johnson & Johnson baby

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 […]

nurse pushing lady in wheelchair in nursing home

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 […]

COVID-19 Button

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 […]

ranitidine and Zantac

Zantac is the latest drug outed by Valisure. This online pharmaceutical company analyzes each batch of medications. Distinguishing them from other pharmacies, Valisure’s testing procedures ensure their customers receive drugs free from any known contamination. Examination of Zantac’s over-the-counter medication raised red flags. Valisure alerted the FDA to the findings. Overseas Drug Manufacturers According to […]

drowsy driving truck driver

With the increase in online shopping and consumerism, the truck driving industry has grown in step. Over the last decade, the industry increased 5% and anticipates the trend to continue during this current decade to meet the demand. Companies hiring drivers expect shipments to arrive timely and as promised. This puts pressure on drivers to […]

man on construction site with potential workers comp case

Talk to any Human Resources personnel, and the first thing they will tell you is if you become injured at work, report it immediately. Although a few specific situations will not be covered, most generally, you are. This is regardless if the injury is your fault or another’s.  Where is the line for coverage, and […]

baby on changing table ready for a diaper change and powder

Johnson & Johnson is in the spotlight for its talc powder and a potential link to an increased risk of cancer. According to an NPR article, the company claims its products have always been asbestos-free and safe for use. Around 14,000 cases argue the opposite.  The American Cancer Society does not give a clear answer […]

Jul sign blowing neon with a warning about nicotine above it

Nearly every American knows what a juul is and how discreet it can be. Juul, a spin-off from the vaporizer maker Pax Labs, is partly owned by Altria, a tobacco company with at 35% share of Juul Labs. While there are other types of e-cigarettes, Juul holds about 70% of the industry. According to a […]

dog biting hand of man

Adopting a dog is a natural part of the American lifestyle. Unfortunately, pets also bring accidents. Ordinarily, people don’t buy a dog and presume it will bite another person. When it does, you need to know your next steps. Dog bite statistics Before we go into protocol, let’s review some facts. Generally speaking, children account […]

abstract drawing of a prisoner looking out a cell

The following “prison story” is based on numerous female inmates who bravely told their accounts of the abuse they faced at the hands of prison staff. The details of our story are balanced against staggering statistics haunting the unfortunate reality for female inmates. To even begin to remedy this issue, it is imperative we understand […]