Blog Posts in April, 2015

  • Could Talcum Powder Usage be Linked to Ovarian Cancer?

    Talcum powder, the popular powder made from the mineral known as talc, could bring some alarming news along with it – it has links to causing ovarian cancer in women. This astonishing news is apparently anything but new, as early as the 1980s, studies were done to show that women who used the powder had higher rates of obtaining ovarian cancer than other women. Many people will use talcum powder, ...
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  • 5 Things You Should Do to Stay Safe When Boating and Swimming

    Summer is fast approaching, thus so is the time you’ll spend outside bathing in the sunshine on your pool deck, lakeside, or on the beach. Inevitably you’ll get too warm, and you’ll jump into your respective body of water for a quick dip. This increased time spent in close proximity to water unfortunately also heightens your risk of water related injuries. The following is an incomprehensive list ...
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  • Wineries Failed to Notify Patrons of Arsenic Tainted Wine

    A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that 28 wineries, including the widely popular Sutter Home, Charles Shaw, and Beringer wineries knowingly marketed, sold and permitted patrons to drink wine that was contaminated with arsenic without properly notifying them of the health hazards. Three of the plaintiffs allege in their claims that the contaminated wine contained a level of ...
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  • The 10 Most Dangerous Amusement Park Rides

    According to the Daily Beast, over 2000 Americans were injured in accidents relating to amusement park rides. The data comes from 10 states, with California and Pennsylvania accounting for about two thirds of the injuries, and Massachusetts, Alaska, and Nebraska recorded zero amusement park injuries. Injuries in the 830 accidents examined ranged from spinal cord injuries to concussions to simple ...
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  • Signs and Symptoms of Hip Implant Failure or Injury

    They’re more than a major headache, and unfortunately they’re not that uncommon. Hip implant failure can lead to severe health issues for anyone who has had the procedure. The following are the most common types of complications, but this is not a comprehensive list; for a full list of complications, speak with your medical provider. Types of Hip Implants Total hip replacement procedures replace ...
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  • What Types of Businesses are Considered Dram Shops?

    The term “Dram Shop” originates from 18th century English establishments that sold alcohol, specifically gin, by the spoonful, which was called a “dram.” Since, this term can generally be applied to any businesses that sell alcohol. “Dram Shop” Laws are civil laws that are usually called on to help the victims of DUIs, or their families to sue the establishments that provided the alcohol in the ...
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  • STD Liability

    Sexually transmitted diseases intersect with the law in two different types of scenarios: in the first scenario, you can be liable for failing to keep someone’s private health issues a secret; in the second, you can be liable for transmitting a disease unbeknownst to your partner. Both can result in severe lawsuits, so if you are in a position to be at risk for either, it is important to know what ...
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  • Spring Break Means Masses of College Kids and More Risk of Drunk Driving Crashes

    According to a new study by Science Daily, during the week of Spring Break, for various highways and warm climate communities, the rate of car crashes increases by 10%. This effectively meant 16 more auto-related deaths per year in Spring Break destinations. While this study didn’t find any additional sources of drunk driving related accidents, it was quick to stress that doesn’t mean the risk ...
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  • What are the dangers you can face during Spring Break?

    Staying Safe During Spring Break There are many issues a spring breaker could run into in their week of bliss. The following highlights the biggest dangers, and explains effective methods for minimizing the danger you’ll face while on Spring Break. Auto Accidents A new study by Science Daily shows that in warm climate, spring break “hot spots,” automobile accidents dramatically increase. This ...
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  • How Much Are DePuy ASR Cases Really Worth?

    In 2010, DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company, initiated a massive recall on its ASR Hip Resurfacing system after multiple studies exposed high rates of mechanism failure in the hip implants. Many patients who have undergone surgery and gotten the implant were forced to have a second corrective surgery in order to install a better implant and reverse some of the negative effects of the faulty ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...