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Aug 23, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $417 Million to Ovarian Cancer Victim in Talc Case

By |Aug 23, 2017|Defective Products, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Talc Cosmetics|0 Comments

On Monday, August 21, while most of the country was out searching for the solar eclipse, a jury in Los Angeles awarded $417 million to Eva Echeverria. She is dying of ovarian cancer – too ill even to attend the trial – linked to 41 years’ worth of daily use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby [...]

Jul 14, 2017

Getting to the Bottom of the Elizabethkingia Anophelis Outbreaks

By |Jul 14, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

If you’ve never heard of Elizabethkingia anophelis, don’t worry: you’re not alone. It’s a bacterial strain found most often in the gut of mosquitos, most often in Africa. But in 2015 and 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed reported an outbreak of the bacteria in the state. In total, they had 63 confirmed [...]

Jul 11, 2017

VA Health Initiative is Reducing MRSA Cases

By |Jul 11, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) a serious problem in hospitals throughout the country. That is why an initiative by the Veterans Health Administration looks so promising. At a recent conference, the VHA reported a reduction in “Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by 89 percent over four years in a Veterans community living center (CLC) in North Carolina.” [...]

Jun 7, 2017

Delayed Diagnosis of Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Infections

By |Jun 7, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, or NTM, infections are a serious health problem. If left untreated, they can cause permanent lung damage or even death. ReaderUSA recently told the story of a woman named Betsy, who developed an NTM infection which was mistakenly diagnosed as bronchitis. Betsy sought additional help after her symptoms did not clear up with [...]

Feb 7, 2017

There’s a Good Chance That Your Plane’s Captain Is Clinically Depressed

By |Feb 7, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Hundreds of flights are crisscrossing the country right now; those flights are carrying millions of people to their loved ones for the holidays. While flying is statistically safer than driving, a new survey has revealed an unanticipated danger to travelers around the globe; more than 1 in 8 pilots may be suffering from clinical depression. [...]

Jan 5, 2017

Accidental Gun Injuries and Shootings Peak Around the Holidays: How to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

By |Jan 5, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Guns are popular gifts during hunting season, which just so happens to coincide with the holidays. This year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted more than 185,700 background checks for gun sales on Black Friday, an all-time high since the program was created. It’s no coincidence that the spike in gun sales comes along with [...]

Jan 3, 2017

Off-Duty Firefighter Saved Dozens from Deadly Restaurant Gas Leak

By |Jan 3, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Lonnie Wimmer’s night out on his day off turned out to be a lucky break for patrons of the River Ridge Taphouse in Clemmons, NC. The off-duty firefighter noticed that a number of people in the crowd were behaving strangely; holding their heads or stomachs and making frequent trips to the bathroom. The observant Wimmer [...]

Dec 17, 2016

Samsung’s Latest Recall Poses Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury

By |Dec 17, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

It hasn’t been a good year for Samsung loyalists. The Galaxy Note 7 recall was a disaster; it was more than a month after injuries and multiple cases of exploding batteries were reported before an official recall was issued. After replacement handsets started exploding, the company published a public apology in full-page ads in three [...]

Dec 13, 2016

Holiday Hazards to Avoid This Year

By |Dec 13, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The holiday season is a great excuse to get together with friends and family and eat and drink too much. We like to keep the happy in the holidays, but we know that this time of year sees a higher of accidents around the house and on the road. This year, take an extra minute [...]

Jul 19, 2016

What Parents Should Know about Pokémon GO

By |Jul 19, 2016|Personal Injury|0 Comments

If you haven’t heard about Pokémon GO yet, you’ve probably seen the effects of the latest gaming craze to sweep the nation. The increase in the number of people spending time outdoors isn’t some new health craze – it’s thanks to Nintendo’s wildly successful smartphone game. Once-deserted town centers are hosting droves of tweens and [...]

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