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Category Archives: Public Safety

Bed Bug Infestation – Your Legal Rights

  Planes, trains, automobiles, hotels, apartments, houses, and even movie theaters – what do all these places have in common? Bed bugs have attacked people there! In Southern California a family was awarded $1.6 million against their apartment owner for suffering a bed bug infestation that left their child, then just a baby, with permanent […]

Sales of Essure birth control implant to be halted by Bayer; U.S. last to sell controversial device

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer said Friday that it will halt sales of its controversial Essure birth-control device in the United States at the end of the year, bringing to a close a protracted battle over an implant that thousands of women blame for serious health problems, including persistent pain and perforations of the uterus and fallopian tubes. […]

Is killing your weeds KILLING you?

SAN FRANCISCO – Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto’s widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit is the first case to go to trial among hundreds of lawsuits saying Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson sprayed […]

Should Doctors Use “The Pain Scale” For Injured Individuals?

We see it all the time in the medical records. Regardless of whether the injury is from a car accident, workplace incident or something else, many doctors ask the question. Rate your pain on a one to ten scale? Sometimes, the patient is even given a form with numbers and faces to complete. This article re-published by permission, […]

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT IN A PARKING LOT?

There’s a lot that can go wrong in a parking lot. In your typical parking lot, cars, pedestrians, and shopping carts are everywhere, and moving in every direction. Drivers may be distracted by a variety of factors, including stressful errands, noisy children, or even their own cell phones. To make matters worse, not all parking […]

Tenants’ Rights: Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

As a tenant, you have many renters’ rights you may not be aware of. When you rent an apartment, home, condo, or other unit, understanding your rights and how to enforce them can help you be a better tenant and offer peace of mind. Getting in the Door If you apply to rent a unit, you can’t […]

Is Vaping REALLY Safe?

Vaping has exploded onto the scene in recent years… but the vapes themselves are sometimes exploding all too literally, as well. These explosions been occurring for several years, but have attracted renewed attention lately due to the death of a man. So, what do we make of all this? The first modern e-cigarettes (also known […]

My Neighbors Dog Bit Me!

  DOG BITE INJURIES ARE FREQUENT Homeowners’ liability insurance is an issue in many personal injury cases. Clearly, a huge percentage of personal injury cases are traditional automobile accidents covered by automobile insurance. Yet, many other claims involve different types of events triggering homeowners’ coverage. Our firm is currently handling several different types of injury […]

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at Penn State. “Scientists only started looking at sleep […]

A Very Profitable Lie!

Like so many of our nation’s current crises, the opioid epidemic was born of a highly profitable lie: that extended-release opioid painkillers were far less addictive than the ordinary kind. When Purdue Pharma set out to make a killing off of pain pills in the 1990s, two primary obstacles stood its way: Opioids were among […]

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