Wrongful Death

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States

Ongoing Legislative Efforts to Ban Asbestos in the United States In 2016, The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was reformed after the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act was signed by President Obama, to enforce a more thorough assessment of harmful chemicals by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under the new chemical […]

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits

Growing Number of Talcum Powder Users File Lawsuits A recent settlement between Colgate-Palmolive Co., and a plaintiff from Pennsylvania who developed mesothelioma after using their talcum-powder based products, is part of a growing number of lawsuits against health giants such as Colgate-Palmolive Co., and Johnson & Johnson for their failure to warn consumers that their […]

A Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Suit

A Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Suit When placing your health, well- being, and perhaps your life in the hands of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals, you trust that you will receive the highest level of care.  Unfortunately, sometimes medical professionals fail to uphold and provide that standard of care, which can lead […]

Medical Malpractice Accounts for Over 250,000 Deaths Annually

Medical Malpractice Accounts for Over 250,000 Deaths Annually A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found that medical malpractice or error accounts for approximately 250,000 deaths annually in the United States – ranking as the third leading cause of death, right behind cancer and heart disease. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School […]

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster The job of a factory worker encompasses many responsibilities – from machine operation to line production, workers take raw materials to create new products. Asbestos containing products manufactured in factories were also frequently used in: pipe covering for steam lines and hot water lines, block insulation, cement, […]

Legislative Changes Affect Claims, Arbitration for Victims of Elder Abuse

Legislative Changes Affect Claims, Arbitration for Victims of Elder Abuse As the elderly population continues to rise in the United States, the need for home care positions and facilities continues to be in high demand. Unfortunately, the staff to patient ratio is on the decline, resulting in a lack of care and neglect in some […]

Asbestos Exposure Victims – the Bystander Effect

Asbestos Exposure Victims – the Bystander Effect With many of the asbestos manufacturers having gone bankrupt, many cases today rarely involve victims who were heavily exposed to asbestos (i.e., working with the product directly). Instead, studies have found that victims of asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis are a result of bystander […]

Asbestos Exposure Linked To Doll Manufacturers

Asbestos Exposure Linked To Doll Manufacturers The first uses of asbestos date back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that its use became rampant not only because of its versatility, but also because of the mineral’s unique characteristics; it’s durable, heat resistant, and abundant.  Occupational exposure to this carcinogen is one of […]

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