Wrongful Death


U.S. consumers spent about $20 billion on toys in 2017 with projections for a seven percent increase in sales for 2018. In short, toys are big business. The downside: a market flooded with toys that, in some cases, are not tested for safety. Fortunately for American toy buyers (and kids), the definitive annual toy safety survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is here. For more than 30 years, the Trouble in...

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What happens when you’re hurt at work, and it was a third person’s, outside of work, fault? It could be a Third-Party Liability Claim, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. If a workplace injury is caused by a car wreck while on the job or by defective equipment, the third party or product manufacturer can be liable. Many people think that workers’ compensation is their only source of benefits if they have an...

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In the last 20 years, deaths due to opioid use have drastically increased. In 2016 alone, according to a special report from Time magazine, nearly 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses – “roughly as many as were lost in the entire Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” An average of 115 people die each day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Life expectancy in the U.S. – one of the...

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Civil Justice Denied

Civil Justice Denied


Posted By on Dec 11, 2017

Advocates for individual rights might someday call 2017 The Year of Reversal for the number of attacks on America’s civil justice system. Pick your poison, from the rollback of restrictions on forced arbitration to passage of legislation that will weaken protections against medical malpractice and nursing home abuse to a slew of  proposed “tort reform” measures. At the root of all of these initiatives is corporate profits rather than...

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A medication error occurs when a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or taking medicine. The Institute of Medicine estimates that about 1.5 million people are injured by medication errors annually in hospitals, nursing homes or in outpatient settings. Meanwhile, a recent study published by the journal Clinical Toxicology estimates that the number of medication errors occurring at home doubled from 2000 to 2012. Many of these...

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About 146,571 people died from unintentional injuries in 2015, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these injuries were suffered at home. Safety check your home for the three F’s: fires, falls and firearms:   Sawdust is highly combustible. Remember to clean up! Fires According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were over 380,000 residential fires in 2015. Most of us know common-sense fire safety...

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