Personal Injury Law Articles

Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide
discussing legal aspects related to Personal Injury.

Mesothelioma Novel Biological Therapies

  March 23, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
Chemotherapy is often the first line of defense for patients suffering from mesothelioma. Many mesothelioma patients are not eligible for surgery at diagnosis, so chemotherapy is the best option for increased survival rates.

Hire an Accredited Asbestos Professional before Repair or Remodeling

  March 23, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Homeowners are constantly faced with routine maintenance and repairs, and many like to modernize their homes with extensive remodeling projects. While these types of upgrades and repairs are necessary, there could be hidden dangers for unsuspecting inhabitants.

What is Emotional Distress and How Can I Prove It?

  March 23, 2015     By Dan T. Matrafajlo, Attorney at Law
If you choose to file a claim with the Division of Workers’ Compensation, you should hire an attorney to help with your claim. The legal system can be confusing and overwhelming, and there deadlines to be met. An experienced Personal Injury attorney will guide you through the process.

What Consumer Protections Apply to Defective Products?

  March 20, 2015     By
If a consumer is injured by a defective product, he or she may have a variety of avenues available to protect him or her.

Crime Victim Injuries – Legal Rights in the Criminal & Civil Courts

  March 20, 2015     By Laffey, Bucci & Kent
Victims of crime are often misinformed about their full legal rights. There are many differences between the criminal and civil justice systems. Learn about crime victims’ full legal rights.

Recent Product Recalls Consumers Should Know About

  March 19, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Thousands of products are recalled every year due to manufacturing defects, poor product design that creates unsafe conditions for users, or a lack of adequate safety information about the product included with its packaging.

Construction Workers Injuries and Fatalities

  March 19, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
Construction worker injuries and deaths in construction work zones happen all too often. Just a few months ago, a construction worker in Chester County was hit and fatally injured by an automobile when he was putting down cones. This is one recent news story among many involving the death of a construction worker in a highway work zone.

Dangerous Conditions Can Cause Slip and Fall Accidents

  March 19, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
As the winter weather continues into March, the personal injury lawyers in South Jersey and Philadelphia at Grungo Colarulo want to remind everyone to stay safe while walking.

Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers Discuss Nursing Home Report Cards

  March 19, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
The federal government is currently making it much more difficult for nursing homes to achieve a five star rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) altered their public reporting site to include a stricter criteria to reach a top rating.

Nursing Home Ratings Drop As Government Standards Increase

  March 19, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Many in the nursing home industry are facing a drop in their ratings on the government’s consumer advocacy website, Nursing Home Compare, as tougher standards are imposed.

5 Important Steps to Take after a Dog Bite Accident

  March 19, 2015     By Dan T. Matrafajlo, Attorney at Law
If you or someone you know was bitten by a dog, it is important that you consult with a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will make sure that you get the proper medical treatment, find out as much as possible about the dog that bit you, get witness statements regarding your attack and the dog’s previous behavior, and identify sources of compensation for your loss. Your New Jersey dog bite lawyer will build a strong case and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

Co-Ops and Condos are Prime Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Habitat Magazine recently published an article covering the most common areas board members and property managers of co-ops and condos should be aware of in terms of slip and fall accident prevention.

Winter Weather Conditions Cause Serious Slip and Fall Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
Icy conditions cause slip and fall accidents to happen more often than one might believe. Falls on icy sidewalks can be life-changing, resulting in terrible injuries such as sprains, broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, as well as lost time from work and lost wages. Some falls even result in death.

The Pitfalls of Giving Recorded Statements

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and the striking vehicle has insurance, it is more than likely you will be contacted by their insurance company. For the reasons outlined below, the answer is do not ever give a statement to the other vehicle’s insurance company.

Most Common Areas for Slip and Fall Accidents

  March 18, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Over 50% of slip and fall accident cases filed last year happened on the grounds of a condominium or a cooperation ownership (co-op) building. This significant number includes five areas that are most hazardous. By examining these unsafe conditions, the number of slip and fall injuries can be reduced.

Targeted Therapies Improve Survival Rates for Mesothelioma

  March 18, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer notorious for being difficult to treat. The disease is often not diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage, which makes most patients ineligible for potentially curative surgery.

Potential New Treatments Intended to Minimize Side Effects

  March 18, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
Researchers who are working to develop new mesothelioma treatments are faced with the challenge of minimizing potential side effects. Ideally, effective treatment will selectively target malignant cells without damaging healthy mesothelial cells.

Poor Design and Installation Caused Explosion in NJ Factory

  March 18, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
New federal investigation findings indicate that design flaws and installation mistakes resulted in the 2012 fire at the US Ink facility located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. As a result of this dangerous combustible dust fire, seven US Ink employees suffered first and second degree burns.

My Dog Just Bit Someone, What Do I Do?

  March 17, 2015     By
Most people see their pets in a light similar to their own children. So, when a dog misbehaves it may be easy for an owner to overlook the bad behavior and forgive the errant puppy. But, what if the dog bites someone? Are there legal ramifications? What should an owner do?

What Can I Do About My Noisy Neighbors?

  March 16, 2015     By
It is late at night, you have to work in the morning, but all you can hear is the thumping of your neighbor's stereo next door. You have asked them to turn it down before, but they do not seem to get it and the racket continues. Now, it is time to take things to the next level. So, what can you do about a noisy neighbor?

Are there Dangerous Products Lurking in Your Home?

  March 16, 2015     By Martinez & Schill LLP
In an investigation of recalled products last November, ABC News found that a typical product recall only recovers five to 20 percent of affected products. With hundreds of products recalled every year, it is very likely that you have a dangerous or defective product somewhere in your home.

Wrongful Death Claim in Turkey under Turkish Law

  March 14, 2015     By Cindemir Law Office
As in common law countries, Turkish Law also covers damages stemming from death involved incidents by third parties. Traffic Accidents, Construction Accidents and other death involved accidents caused by third parties are subjected to Turkish Tort Law and also Criminal Law. Wrongful Death is also stipulated under Turkish Penal Law under the section of “intentional murder” or “murder with negligence”.

How do Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Your Claim?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Imagine a scenario where you suffer injuries in a motor vehicle accident to an area of your body that was already injured in the past. For example, you have a sport injury to your knees that was healing and getting better right before you get into the motor vehicle accident, which injures your knee even more.

What are Attendant Care Benefits?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Attendant Care Benefits cover services that are provided by an aide to assist with everyday living tasks that the injured person cannot perform themselves, as a result of the accident. Routine everyday tasks consists of things like bathing, dressing, using the washroom, personal grooming and hygiene, mobility, and more.

Optional Driver’s Insurance Benefits – A Treasure Or A Trap?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Most likely you have recently received an updated driver’s insurance policy. Have you read it? Recent laws have canceled most of the benefits, which were previously given to every driver for their standard monthly premium. Insurers forgot to mention: it may cost very little to get these benefits back, but it will make a world of difference in case of a car accident.

What Listed Expenses Can You Claim if You Get into a Car Accident?

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule there are various categories of listed expenses that you can claim if you get into a car accident:

How to Talk to an Insurance Claim Adjuster

  March 12, 2015     By Ambridge Law
Do not provide more than basic information about your accident (e.g. date, place and type of the accident) to your insurance before you talk to a lawyer, who will prepare you for the interview; Do not allow the adjuster to visit you at home before you see a lawyer. The purpose of such home visit is usually to ask you questions for several hours in order to take an official statement from you.

5 Important Steps to Take if Your Child Was Injured in a School Bus Accident

  March 11, 2015     By The Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm
When your child rides on a school bus, the last thing you think about is an accident. Although accidents involving school buses may be rare, when they do occur they can be catastrophic.

Ten Mistakes People Make when Dealing with Doctors and Rehabilitation Centers after an MVA

  March 10, 2015     By Ambridge Law
1) Not seeking immediate medical attention after the accident. It will be hard to prove that your injury was serious if you did not get medical help very soon after the accident.

Beware of Towing Trucks

  March 10, 2015     By Ambridge Law
The following is a true story by one of our car accident clients who preferred to stay anonymous. This is a story of their car accident and their encounter with a tow truck driver right after the car accident.

If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Accident, What Are My Responsibilities?

  March 10, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Motor vehicles have a legal obligation to share the road. If you are walking or jogging, drivers don’t have the right to hit you just because you were in their way. However, as a pedestrian, you are much more vulnerable to injuries in an accident than the person inside the vehicle is.

How Pre-existing Injuries Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

  March 10, 2015     By Dan T. Matrafajlo, Attorney at Law
It’s important you understand all your legal rights regarding your particular personal injury matter because the negligent party is definitely aware of their rights. This includes, but is not limited to, automobile accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and/or work-related accidents.

Recent Study Identifies Genetic Mutations Caused by Asbestos Exposure

  March 9, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
A recent study by some of the nation’s top researchers has identified four genes that may contribute to the development of mesothelioma.

Key Ingredient in Vinegar Proves Effective in Killing Mesothelioma Cells

  March 9, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Vinegar has long been praised for its health benefits and antimicrobial properties. Now there is evidence that acetic acid, the primary ingredient in common household vinegar, can also be a powerful anticancer agent, capable of killing cancer cells in minutes.

Preventing Falls at Construction Sites

  March 9, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
One of the most hazardous trades in the country is construction work. Out of 1,000 construction workers that will succumb to fatal injuries this year, 33% will be caused by falls at construction sites. The most common fall accident in construction are falls from roofs.

OSHA Proposes Increased Transparency for Workplace Injuries, Facing Pushback from Retail Industry

  March 9, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Presently, companies like Walmart and Target are protected from having to disclose incidents of workplace injuries to regulatory agencies and the general public, allowing them to hide potential hazards. But a new regulation proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is set to change reporting requirements.

Risk of Birth Defects Associated with Zofran Use during Pregnancy

  March 9, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Taking the prescription medication Zofran during pregnancy can increase the risk of fetal birth defects including cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, and heart malformations.

New Research to Improve TBI Treatment

  March 9, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
New and improved treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spinal cord injuries may soon be available, thanks to researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, and Other FQ Antibiotics Linked to Nerve Damage from Peripheral Neuropathy

  March 6, 2015     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The FDA has warned that antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones may increase the risk of serious nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. Nerve damage in the arms or legs resulting from peripheral neuropathy can occur just a few days after beginning treatment with FQ antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, or Avelox, and may be permanent.

A Restaurant Gave Me Food Poisoning, Do I Have a Case?

  March 5, 2015     By
It is rare, but sometimes restaurants either make mistakes or intentionally put their customers in harm's way. This can result in an array of conditions, generically referred to as “food poisoning.” So, if you experience food poisoning, can you sue someone for the harm you have suffered?

Had an Accident in a Rental Car, Whose Insurance Pays?

  March 5, 2015     By
Travel is supposed to be enjoyable. The thrill of visiting someplace new, the relaxation of stepping away from the daily grind, and the enjoyment of experiencing something new and different. But, even when away from home accidents can happen. If you experience a motor vehicle accident in a rented car, whose insurance pays?

Evidence of Seatbelt Use Now Admissible in Texas - Nabors Well Services Ltd v Romero

  March 5, 2015     By Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
The Texas Supreme Court has overruled 40 years of case law regarding the inadmissibility of the use or non-use of seatbelts in Nabors Well Services Ltd. V. Romero, Cause No. 13-0136 (decided Feb. 13, 2015). Evidence of the failure to use of seatbelts is now fair game for proving comparative negligence on the part of a plaintiff.

The Most Dangerous California Highways in Orange County for Personal Injury Car Accidents

  March 4, 2015     By The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
In 2012 alone, there were over twenty thousand accident victims killed or injured in Orange County. While freeways seem as if they’d be the most dangerous, only about a third of the fatalities and serious injuries occur on the interstates. The majority of victims killed in Orange County accidents lose their lives on surface streets. We list the most dangerous intersections and highways in Orange County where you’re most likely to have your first, next or last and final accident.

Product liability: What Are the 3 Defect Types?

  March 4, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
A product may be defective due to errors in design and production or due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate instructions and warnings.

How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help with Your Compensation Claim

  March 4, 2015     By Clark Law Firm, PC
When you lose a loved one due to the negligence or fault of someone else, a wrongful death lawyer can help you claim compensation.

What Is a Deposition?

  March 3, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Among the more daunting tasks you may face as a plaintiff, or victim pursuing a personal injury claim, is an event called a deposition. A deposition is an event in which a defense attorney will ask you to orally answer questions related to your accident and injuries, and your attorney will ask questions of the defendant, or the person at fault for the accident.

Passengers May Have Legal Claim for Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships

  March 3, 2015     By Sansone & Lauber
No one sets sail on a vacation cruise expecting to sustain a serious injury or illness. But passengers who do require medical treatment expect that the care they receive will be delivered according to the recognized standard of care. When they are harmed by medical negligence, they may have available the legal right to hold those responsible accountable.

Can I Recover Money Damages if an EMT Makes a Mistake?

  March 3, 2015     By
Accidents happen. Whether it is a slip and fall, a car crash, or a sports injury, accidents can happen many ways and in any variety of different places. Typically, after an accident, the first call is for emergency medical attention. That help is usually delivered by an emergency medical technician. But, what happens when these people make mistakes?

Sick or Injured After a Cruise, What Can I Do?

  March 3, 2015     By
A cruise vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. But, they do not always end that way. An increasing number of passengers in recent years have experienced illness or injuries while on their vacation. Often, this has been the fault of the cruise line, itself. If this happens, what can you do?

Asbestos Exposure is the Top Fatal Work Injury in Canada

  March 2, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Exposure to asbestos can have a profound impact on human health. Even low level asbestos exposure can cause serious diseases over time.

Common Mutated Genes Found in Mesothelioma Patients

  March 2, 2015     By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rapidly spreading and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Residents of Philadelphia: Know the Rules for Proper Snow Removal

  March 2, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
Many Philadelphia residents are unaware of the local city rules regarding snow removal on their property.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Changes Following Defective Auto Deaths

  March 2, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
Mark Rosekind has been appointed the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Asbestos Exposure to Construction Workers

  March 2, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University in Sweden conducted a research study focused on male Swedish construction workers who participated in health examinations between 1971 and 1993.

Asbestos Hazard at New Jersey High School

  March 2, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
An emergency asbestos clean-up has been ordered at Paulsboro High School in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The Basics of a Successful Personal Injury Claim

  March 2, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Many types of accidents can cause injury. If an injury is sustained in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to collect compensation for his or her injuries from a liable party.

How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

  February 28, 2015     By
In many car accident cases, a central question is who is ultimately liable for the accident. Even if a person is at fault, his or her level of liability may be reduced or eliminated based on the laws of his or her state.

Discovery and Depositions in Germany

  February 27, 2015     By Planet Depos
Taking depositions in Germany can be easy with the proper planning and scheduling.

How Can You Prevent a Truck Accident?

  February 27, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
It can be intimidating to drive right next to a big-rig or an 18-wheeler. They are huge, weigh about 80,000 pounds and have this scary tendency to drift in and out of your lane. But, sharing the roadway with these large trucks does not have to be daunting and a nightmare. There are steps you can take to stay safe around big rigs and make sharing the road with commercial truck drivers a lot loss tense.

Personal Injury Perspectives: The Dark Side of Rego Labels in Queensland

Beginning 1 Oct 2014, motorists were no longer required to display registration (‘rego’) stickers on their vehicles. This change was made by the government to align Queensland with the rest of the nation. The purpose was to save taxpayers up to $3.5 million a year in postage/printing costs.

New Reporting Requirements For Fatal Work Injuries

According to the 2013 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary report, a total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were reported in 2013. In addition to the number of worker fatalities, millions of employees suffer workplace injuries every year.

Potential Public Health Crisis in Canada

According to new national data acquired by The Globe and Mail show, asbestos exposure was the single most cause of workplace deaths in Canada last year topping other chemical exposures, fire fatalities and deaths caused by highway accidents. The data stated that in 1996 there were nearly 5, 000 death claims approved due to asbestos exposure.

Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act

The Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act, intended to improve the efficiency and quality of treatment for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), was approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives in early December.

Dangerous Conditions at Construction Sites

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Reports of Dangerously Mislabeled Supplements

A recent investigation into the quality of supplements sold at four popular retailers has revealed some troubling news. Herbal supplements sold under store brand names may not be what they claim to be, and may contain hidden ingredients that could be harmful.

Icy Winter Conditions Create Fall Hazards

While the winter of 2014 will be remembered for its significant snowfall, the winter of 2015 looks like it will be remembered as an icy one.

New Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of death and disability, particularly in children and young adults.

The Dangers of Untreated Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice is a very common condition in newborn babies. More than 50% of babies develop the condition, which causes a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes. Jaundice is usually not considered a serious illness, and is often resolved with minimal to no treatment. In some cases, however, ongoing or severe jaundice that is not properly treated can result in devastating and lifelong complications.

Icy Fall Accidents

New Jersey’s winter weather often involves thawing and freezing cycles which lead to dangerous icy surfaces.

How to Report a Defective Product

Not knowing how to report a defective product stops a lot of people from taking action. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it as easy as possible for those reporting defective products. Learn how to alert the CPSC about a product that injured you and in turn, let other consumers know of dangerous products.

The Effects of Brain Injuries on Children

The effects of a brain injury can be far more devastating in a child than in an adult patient. This is because a child's brain is still developing until age 25. An injury sustained by a still-developing brain can stall or even completely stunt the brain's growth.

What Is a Product Defect?

There are numerous ways in which a product may be considered defective. Once an item enters the stream of commerce and injures someone, the victim may be able to pursue a products liability claim against the party found to be responsible.

How Do I Present Evidence If I Am Pro Se?

Even though you do not have a legal education, a pro se plaintiff or defendant is still expected to comply with the same rules of evidence as seasoned lawyers. In federal cases, the federal rules of evidence must be followed. In state cases, state and local court rules must be followed to ensure that the judge receives relevant and reliable information.

Limits to a Hunting Company’s Liability during a Hunting Accident

When a Clarksburg, West Virginia company provides its grounds for hunting purposes, it may face exposure to liability in case of any injuries or accidents that occur on its premises. The extent of such liability may differ depending on the relationship between the company and the hunter.

How to File a Personal Injury Claim On Behalf Of Incapacitated Loved One

Sometimes, injuries in an accident can leave a person mentally and physically incapacitated and unable to take any legal action on his or her own. In such cases, authorized family members may file a personal injury claim on behalf of the person.

You Can’t Just Sue Anybody Who Is Rude to You

In order for a plaintiff to prevail with a lawsuit, there must be an existing framework for recovery. Simply put, individuals generally do not have a cognizable cause of action based on someone simply being rude to them. However, state statutes and case law determine whether there is a recognized cause of action. The following causes of action may be available to a person who has been slighted, depending on the state law that has jurisdiction over the case.

Defendants' Insistence on Confidential Settlements Can Have Adverse Consequences for the Public

Confidentiality clauses in lawsuit settlement agreements have become more common over the years, but secrecy in settlements can be harmful for injured plaintiffs and for the public.

Illinois Snowmobile Safety Tips

Snowmobiling can be an exhilarating winter activity for Illinois residents of all ages. But like any other sport, it can be dangerous. Snowmobile accidents can lead to serious injury and even death.

Can Someone Who Trespasses on My Land Sue Me?

While it may defy common sense, a trespasser who is injured on a property owner’s land may be able to successfully sue a property owner. Fortunately for homeowners, this is not always the case. Additionally, several nuances can tilt a case one way or the other.

Just Had a Car Accident, What Do I Do Now?

The time after a car accident can be frightening and confusing. What will happen to your car? Will your insurance pay, and if they do will your rates go up? Will anybody face criminal charges? Could you be sued? These and many more questions are likely racing around the minds of most people after an accident.

Freedom of Speech – Why Satire is Protected

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution grants individuals the freedoms of speech, the free exercise of religion, the press and the right to peacefully assemble. While many individuals may construe their freedom of speech rights broadly, not all forms of speech are protected. Satire is generally a protected form of speech, but there are certain exceptions.

Defamatory Social Media Posts - Can I Sue Someone for Bashing Me Online?

When individuals feel that their reputation is damaged because of a reckless comment made on Facebook, Twitter or other social media channels, they may consider pursuing a defamation lawsuit against the insulting party. Through a libel lawsuit, they may be able to recover compensation for the damages that they have sustained.

Elder Abuse

One of the most disturbing crimes against humanity is the abuse and neglect of the elderly. The mistreatment of this highly vulnerable group of people is incomprehensible on many levels. The recent case of a 99 year old man from New York was especially troubling. His children viewed surveillance films that showed hired caretakers tying him to his bed, throwing him on his bed, and watching him fall from a wheelchair without helping him.

How Does Personal Injury Protection Insurance Work when You are Driving Someone Else’s Vehicle?

In states with no-fault accident laws, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a portion of your automobile insurance coverage known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) provides coverage for accident-related medical expenses, regardless of fault. However, if you suffered an accident while driving someone else’s vehicle, you may wonder which policy covers you. Yours? The vehicle owner’s? Neither?

How Do You Prove Liability in an Auto Accident?

Without having professional experience in the legal system, personal injury law can be complicated, even intimidating. You know you weren’t at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, but how can you prove it?

Taconite Mining Linked with Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma patients experience the breakdown of the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs in their bodies, which in most cases specifically affects the lungs. This rare form of cancer usually attacks people who have been exposed to asbestos. A recent study has shown that mesothelioma has also been linked to taconite mining.

Unwarranted Defective Medical Device Lawsuits Undermine True Personal Injury Victims

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest maker of health-care products, claims women are being solicited to make fraudulent lawsuits against the company, which has already paid out millions in settlements to women injured by their defective trans-vaginal pelvic mesh.

Birth Defects Associated with Epilepsy Medication

The American Academy of Neurology is recommending that doctors discontinue prescribing anti-seizure medications containing valproic acid to pregnant women.

Fire Safety

From candles to cooking to electrical wiring to home appliances, there are potential fire hazards at every turn within our homes. In recent years, unintentional fires have killed an average of 2,500 people, injured more than 13,000, and caused $5 billion in property damage. Learn how to protect your family and home from fire hazards.

Beware of Ice and Snow

The winter months are here, and that means there’s going to be ice and snow all around you.

Insomnia is a Major Contributor to Car Accident Fatalities

A recent study found that individuals who suffer from insomnia are more likely to die from injuries sustained in car accidents and other unintentional injuries than non-insomnia sufferers.

California Dog Bites – What You Need to Know to Keep Yourself, Your Family, and Your Dog Safe

Dogs play many roles in our society. They sniff out drugs and bombs, guide the blind, and protect our properties. Most dogs, though, have only one job: to be a loyal, loving companion. It can be easy to forget that dogs still share many physical characteristics with wolves, the apex predators from which they have descended, and have the capacity to seriously injure or even kill a human being.

Can I Sue a Restaurant for Getting Food Poisoning?

In most situations, a person who is injured by another person’s negligence can sue the party that caused his or her harm. This holds true in cases of food poisoning. However, there are certain factors regarding food poisoning lawsuits that victims should be aware of before deciding to pursue this route.

When Can an Employer be Found Liable for an Act of an Employee?

Due to a number of legal theories, employers may be found liable for their employees’ actions that resulted in harm to coworkers, customers or other individuals. There may be variations or prohibitions against certain causes of action based on state law.

California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment

California legislators plan to introduce a bill to eliminate the personal belief exemption which allows California parents to refuse to vaccinate their children. Two U.S. senators also want to eliminate the religious exemption. Whether either change is enacted, daycare facilities who fail to protect others from unvaccinated children and parents who fail to vaccinate their children risk liability for any injuries or deaths caused by their child’s spread of the highly contagious measles virus.

Car Manufacturer Recalls Are on the Rise: Airbags, Fuel Leaks, and More

Work. Home. School. Daycare. Supermarket. We rely on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B quickly, cost effectively and safely. We trust that our cars have been manufactured properly, have been designed effectively, and will not falter in the event of an emergency.

It's Time to Stop Your Teen from Texting and Driving

Texting and driving is a serious problem on our roadways – no matter who is doing it. In the five seconds it takes to send a brief text message, you typically travel the length of an entire football field without looking at the road. It's like driving blindfolded.

Six Auto Accident Myths that Everyone Thinks are True

Getting into an auto accident is something you may experience at some point in your life. Here are some myths debunked that can help you be better prepared.

Liability Concerns Prompt Some Illinois Cities to Limit Sledding

Along with building snowmen, dodging snowballs and relaxing with a warm mug of cocoa by the fire, sledding is a fond childhood memory for millions of Illinois residents. But in recent years, safety and liability concerns over the beloved winter pastime have prompted cities across the country to close hills to sledders.

Second Opinion in Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is frightening and overwhelming, especially when one is diagnosed with an aggressive and serious type of cancer such as mesothelioma. It is vital to get the right kind of treatment and care while fighting this disease in order to have the best outcome possible.

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