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Workers in These Industries at High Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos has caused many workers to contract fatal mesothelioma, sometimes even years after exposure. The harmful mineral was widely used up until the mid-1970’s as a fire-retardant insulation and still poses a high risk to industry workers… Read More

Common Conditions That Qualify for SSD Benefits

If you are suffering from a disabling condition you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits that provide assistance to you and your loved ones. In order to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits, you must fill out an… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Division Hid Data on Xarelto

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), has been accused of knowingly using a defective device during the testing trials of Xarelto, an anticoagulant, which has been shown to cause permanent damage or death from… Read More

Two Die in Possible Street Racing Crash Early Monday Morning

Two people died and another is in critical condition after an early Monday morning crash that may have involved street racing. The crash happened at 4 a.m. on Central Avenue near Butler Drive. The driver of one car lost control and crashed into a tree… Read More

Understanding Third-Party Workplace Injury Lawsuits

When you get injured at work, you can usually bring a workers’ compensation claim to help pay for medical expenses and lost wages while you recover from your injuries. However, you might not realize that you may be able to pursue a third-party personal… Read More

CDC Reports Falls as the Leading Cause of Injuries and Death Among Seniors

In conjunction with the 9th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from its latest study, revealing that falls are the leading cause of death and injury among older adults age 65 and… Read More

Misdiagnosis Is the Most Common Medical Malpractice Issue, New Study Finds

A new study conducted by The Doctors Company found that misdiagnosis is the most common allegation in medical malpractice claims. Incorrect, failed or delayed diagnosis claims accounted for 39 percent of the 1,180 malpractice claims reviewed for the study. The… Read More

Survey: Drivers Who Are Distracted Still Consider Themselves Safe Drivers

Distracted driving has become a growing threat to driver safety, as there was an 8.8 percent increase in fatal accidents related to distracted driving from 2014 to 2015, according to data released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More

Arizona School Buses Have One of the Highest Inspection-Failure Rates in Country

According to a recent investigation by The Arizona Republic, nearly three of 10 school buses did not pass 2015 safety inspections due to major defects. The inspection failure rate in 2015 was almost double what it was in 2013, jumping from 15.4 to around… Read More

Rio Tinto Minerals Sued over Talcum Powder’s Link to Cancer

A newly filed lawsuit names mining giant Rio Tinto Minerals Inc. as a responsible party in five alleged cases of ovarian cancer caused by the use of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Rio Tinto mines talc that is used in Johnson & Johnson's talcum… Read More

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