Blog Posts in August, 2017

  • Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

    Johnson & Johnson was hit with yet another verdict, in the most recent lawsuit alleging talcum powder is linked to ovarian cancer. In August of 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in damages to a plaintiff who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Evidence in this trial indicated that Johnson & Johnson knew of the ovarian cancer ...
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  • Prescription Opioid Crisis in America

    For years, local and state governments, along with the healthcare world, have come to understand the devastating impact of opioid over-prescription, misuse, abuse, dependence and addiction. Now, the opioid crisis is being viewed as a National Emergency, as declared by the U.S. President. The United States statistics [i] behind this declaration are dire and appear to be getting worse: There are ...
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  • Legionnaires' Disease

    Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria. People usually contract Legionnaires’ by inhaling mist or vapor from water containing bacteria. The bacteria was named Legionella Pneumophila after the 1976 outbreak at the American Legion Convention in Philadelphia which resulted in 221 cases of pneumonia – 34 of which were fatal. Legionnaires’ disease continues to occur, generally ...
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  • Uber and Fatigued Drivers: What You Need to Know

    Uber has completely revolutionized the transportation industry. Ride-sharing has become common-place in many parts of the country and the world. As the industry has grown, Uber has offered flexible and economical alternatives for its customers to travel from place to place, an innovative option for food service delivery, employment opportunities for drivers, and a reduction in DUIs and drunk ...
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