Injury Law Blog

  • Danger in the Oil Fields
    By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer Global demand for oil and natural gas is booming, not only in the US, but also in developing countries like China, Russia and Brazil. These resource and labor-rich countries are using oil and natural gas to power their industrial revolutions. Their demand comes with a
  • Philadelphia Announces Plan to Reduce Traffic Accidents
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Founded in Sweden in the late 90s, Vision Zero has made its way across the Atlantic, implemented in the US by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio during his first year in office. Since then, it has been taken up by cities throughout the country. One of the more recent
  • Talcum Powder’s Odyssey: From Acceptance to Suspicion
    Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder journey dates back more than a century to 1894 when it was introduced to the market after receiving an overwhelming response from mothers following childbirth. The credit for inventing this product goes to Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, the first director of
  • DOJ Kills Obama-Era Police Reform Initiative
    By Sean Lally, Staff Writer On September 15th, the Justice Department announced in a press release that it would be uprooting an Obama-era initiative focused on police reforms. The Collaborative Reform Initiative, which has been around since 2011, was originally introduced to rectify community-
  • Each year, one in four people over 65 fall at least once, and many of these victims sustain serious injuries, like broken bones and head injuries. Certain physical issues, such as Vitamin D deficiency, limited vision, medication side-effects, and a Read More
  • This article was submitted by OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting Litigators who work with cases involving long term care know how significant the issue of falls can be.  Falls are the leading cause of injury and death by injury in adults over 65. Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Following the horrific damage dealt by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, some of those who suffered at the hands of Sandy offered some timely advice, saying the worst is yet to come. They referred to the frustrating process of Read More
  • Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the world, manufactured by Monsanto, has constantly been in the news regarding its safety ever since research studies linked it to cancer. The latest development propelled by Office of Environmental Health Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Because work can be hard to come by, every job appears as a godsend. So it’s not surprising that you might find yourself taking every precaution to ensure you keep your position. However, you may also end up making Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer It has become the norm for couples to live together without getting married. Many cohabitating couples plan to get married sometime in the future. Others feel that formalizing their commitment is simply unnecessary. Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In 2014, Mark Miller, a reporter for Reuters, noted that, between 1998 and 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) operated below budget for 14 of those years. Though the Obama administration attempted to meet Read More
  • Ever seen or been in an accident caused by someone changing lanes carelessly? Unfortunately this is an all too common occurrence. It can sometimes feel like there’s not much you can do when someone changes lanes unexpectedly, however, there are a Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer Ever since 2011, when two railroad employees were killed in a crash, the National Transportation Board of Safety (NTSB) has been pushing for regulatory measures that might help prevent similar tragedies from occurring. Read More
  • By Sean Lally, Staff Writer In late July, the City of Chicago’s city council accepted a $38.75 million settlement to be paid to recipients of speeding and red light tickets. Nearly 1.2 million people were subject to fines after being caught on Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Brain injuries, more specifically the discovery of and publicity around chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), have cast football in a bad light in recent years. The future of the sport, as we know it, has become Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer In January 2017, the VA finally added presumptive conditions for veterans exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The government discovered the contamination in the early 1980’s, so the presumption of service- Read More
  • Opioids are a class of drugs used for relieving pain. They act by binding to the receptors that block or decrease the sensation of pain. Physicians generally prescribe them post surgery or when the patient is injured and needs alleviation from pain Read More
  • Most first degree burns do not need medical attention, but once you get into second, third and fourth degree burns, there is need for medical intervention. This is so because the burn has gone beyond the first layer of skin to the second and beyond Read More
  • Press release: On June 21, 2017, a civil jury of nine Coloradans in the United States District Court for Colorado in Denver completed a Verdict Form that awarded damages against  AZ Asphalt, LLC, a Gunnison County business, and Saul Diaz-Sabas, his Read More