Beware of Toxic Antimicrobial Chemicals in Consumer Products

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It’s been 20 years since a fine was levied against Hasbro for engaging in false advertising. Hasbro had claimed that their popular Playskool toys, which had been treated with an antimicrobial substance called triclosan, could safeguard the health of children. The use of triclosan and 18 other potentially harmful chemicals in hand soap and other antimicrobial washes were subsequently banned …


Product Recall Lawsuit Alleges Samsung Not Honoring Product Recall

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Samsung has been in hot water over the past few months. First, it experienced huge embarrassment after it was forced to recall its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, less than two months after it was released. This was due to a design flaw with the batteries that caused the phones to explode and catch on fire. Shortly after …

How You Might Get Burned By Worker’s Comp Fraud

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Worker’s compensation is designed to help those who are injured at work and lose their income as a result. It could be an employee who fell at work and needs several months of physical therapy to recover. If the employer cannot pay for the victim to spend months out of work, worker’s compensation is an insurance policy paid for by …


Sadaka Associates, Marc J. Bern & Partners file Zostavax Lawsuit in Philadelphia

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The law firms of Sadaka Associates and Marc J. Bern & Partners filed the first of numerous lawsuits in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas alleging Merck’s shingles vaccine Zostavax caused serious nerve injury, including blindness. According to the complaint, the plaintiff Jorja Bentley alleges that the patient information sheet, label and prescribing information that accompanied the vaccine did not provide …

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Six Pharmaceutical Companies in Hot Water After 20 States File Lawsuit for Alleged Price-Fixing

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In a recent lawsuit filed by the Attorney Generals of 20 different states against six major pharmaceutical companies, the states allege that the companies have been secretly conspiring to inflate prices on certain generic drugs. Connecticut, already having suspicion, began it’s own investigation in 2014. Over the next couple of years, what they have discovered has been more than they …

Why You Should Not Use Social Media When Involved in a Serious Personal Injury Case

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Social media is everywhere. From sharing photos on Instagram to stories on Snapchat, you can update your status to brag about a promotion or complain about heavy traffic on Facebook. Almost three-quarters of all adults with a computer and internet access use at least one social media platform regularly. Many use social media to promote their business, to share their …


Worst Defective Products of 2016

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When consumers purchase products, it’s assumed they will be made as safe as possible. However, that is not always the case. More and more, products from virtually every category are found to be defective, leading to injuries and sometimes death. When this happens, those affected by the manufacturer’s negligence turn to attorneys skilled in handling incidents involving defective products. As …

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How to Cash In On Class-Action Lawsuits

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When it comes to class-action lawsuits, many people think there is little chance they will see any compensation by being a participant. However, when you happen to receive a letter or postcard in the mail asking if you want to participate in a class-action suit, don’t be so quick to toss it in the trashcan. Instead, there are several tips …

Lawmakers Searching For A Workers Comp Cure

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The worker’s compensation program was established by Congress as the legal guideline and benefit application for injured workers across the nation, but the federal government stopped short of making it a federal oversight operation. Each state was delegated the responsibility to design the workers comp program according to the needs of the state, which has contributed significantly to the confusion …

4 Things to Know About Employment Disputes

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When it comes to employers and employees, it’s natural that from time to time a disagreement may arise. Whether it’s a work schedule, overtime pay, or an issue such as sexual harassment or racial discrimination, when these employment disputes occur, many factors must be considered. In many cases, an employee may be terminated or pressured to drop any complaints they …