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July 22, 2016
Early this month, a Tennessee teenager won a $70 million verdict against drug maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in his Risperdal male breast growth lawsuit. On July 1, a Philadelphia jury returned the sizable award, finding that J&J failed to warn the plaintiff or his family that the drug... Read Full Post
Category: Dangerous Drugs
July 21, 2016
Congress voted to extend The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, providing much-needed medical coverage to individuals with Ground Zero-related health illnesses for the next 75 years. Enacted by President Barack Obama in 2011, the act ensures that the heroes of 9/11 continue to... Read Full Post
Category: News
July 12, 2016
Traffic deaths are on the rise; according to a government report, 2015 saw roughly a 7.7% increase in traffic fatalities over 2014, with an estimated 35,200 traffic-related deaths for the year. The numbers come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) newly-released early... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
July 07, 2016
A U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina has closed until officials can determine whether the water is safe for humans. The closure comes after a teenager visiting the center from Ohio died from a brain-eating amoeba found in the water. Officials tested the water after the incident and... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
June 28, 2016
A Fairfax County woman was awarded $4.75 million in damages for the injuries and financial losses she suffered after a fireworks mishap. The woman was left with severe burns, a concussion and lacerations from exploding shrapnel. The 2010 fireworks accident was just one of dozens that happen every... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
June 21, 2016
An overturned tractor trailer on the Lincoln Tunnel Helix recently caused major delays for commuters, but fortunately, no injuries were reported with the crash. However, the driver was issued two summonses related to the crash, raising questions once again about the need to impose tighter... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
June 14, 2016
Long awaited and much cherished, the arrival of summer is something most everyone welcomes with glee. Days of boots and heavy coats have finally given way to carefree living in shorts and sandals, and everyone seems ready to enjoy the outdoors. While there is no doubt about the sense of freedom and... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury
June 07, 2016
As the weather heats up on the cusp of summer, people are preparing to hit the pools to cool off. A recent report, however, reminds parents and other caregivers that even a kiddie pool – an often overlooked danger – presents a drowning risk. Dr. Nina Shapiro, who serves as director of pediatric... Read Full Post
Category: Premises Liability
May 31, 2016
The month of May was designated “National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a way of reminding motorists to share the road safely with motorcycle riders. While the month is nearly over, the campaign’s message is one that will... Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents
May 24, 2016
It has been a little more than one year since Amtrak 188 derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 180 others. Since that time, the victims and their family members have been waiting to hear whether the engineer was responsible for their heartbreak and they’ve... Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury