After the second straight loss for Johnson & Johnson, rumors are swirling that the company may settle the remaining talcum powder lawsuits currently pending in state courts. Last week, a Missouri state jury found the company liable for negligence and other counts, rendering a $55 million... Read Full Post
The largest naturalistic light-vehicle study ever conducted is shedding light on just how risky some behaviors are (or aren’t) for drivers. The results highlight known risk factors, such as using a cell phone or other “distracting” behaviors, but also demonstrate that drivers who are emotionally... Read Full Post
A cancer diagnosis brings fear and uncertainty; the hair loss that has come to be recognized as a symbol of chemotherapy often amplifies the sense of loss of personal control that cancer brings.
Typically, chemo-related hair loss is temporary, but new lawsuits are being filed by users of Taxotere... Read Full Post
In an effort to cut down on the sometimes tragic effects of drowsy driving, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have released a call for input on a proposed rule on obstructive sleep apnea.
According to the March 8, 2016, notice, the... Read Full Post
New York state nursing homes repeatedly violate legal standards of care and act with practical impunity, says Laurie Kash, who has pursued wide-scale nursing home reform for nearly a decade. Kash’s plight began when her own mother suffered the indescribable horrors of elder neglect and malpractice... Read Full Post
Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), even mild ones, may suffer from long-term behavioral and cognitive impairments, according to a recent study. Researchers also found that home environment can contribute to the level of impairment.
The study, published on February 22 in the... Read Full Post
Officials are still scrambling to discover the cause of a fatal crane accident in lower Manhattan on the morning of Friday, February 5. What was supposed to be a routine securing of the 565-foot crane turned into tragedy as the construction workers somehow lost control of the boom, and watched in... Read Full Post
Police have identified a man killed in a crash with a dump truck on January 21, 2016. The victim was 52-year-old David J. Turi, of Manahawkin. Turi was driving a 2011 Ford F250 utility van that crashed into the dump truck on Route 70.
According to police, Turi was traveling on Lakehurst Road in... Read Full Post
Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board released its annual list of most wanted safety improvements for transportation. The 10-item list represents the federal agency’s highest priorities going forward. The Board intends the measures to reduce risks based on past causes of... Read Full Post
On March 20, 2015, after a long night of partying at a strip club, then-New Jersey cop Pedro Abad got behind the wheel to drive himself and three friends home. Abad had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 — three times the legal limit — and consequently drove head-on into a tractor trailer on the West... Read Full Post
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