Injury Law Blog

  • Will a Drunk Driver’s Conviction Help Your Car Accident Case?
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer There really is no easy answer to the question of whether or not a drunk driver’s conviction will help your personal injury claim following a car accident with injuries. If a drunk driver is criminally charged and convicted of drunk driving following the car accident in
  • Vitamin E Acetate May be Cause of Vaping Illness
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer Vitamin E acetate is an additive and thickening agent that may be the cause of the vaping-related lung illness that has claimed 40 lives and has caused over 2,000 other teenagers and adults to require medical care as of the time of this writing. Used both as an additive
    It’s an unfortunate reality that we all must face at some point: the time has come when you can no longer safely care for your senior parent at home. Realizing the need to place your loved one in a nursing home facility can be upsetting for you. Nursing homes get a lot of bad press for abuse and
  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Still Doesn’t Cover PTSD in First Responders
    By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, created in 1912, helps injured workers and employers deal with workplace injuries. The Ohio BWC pays medical benefits and lost wages to employees who are injured on the job or who contract an occupational disease on the job; the
  • In an effort to prove its Baby Powder products are safe, the company has cast doubt on one of its own experts. Reuters reports that the private lab that found asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is run by a paid expert witness for the Read More
  • By Lynn Fugaro, Staff Writer You’re probably aware that several states have taken action against big pharma for its role in the opioid crisis. Opioids are killing American teens and adults at an alarming rate. Numerous states, cities and counties Read More
  • Every individual is expected to drive responsibly, but still, thousands of car wrecks are reported each day. Your car wreck injuries could be due to the recklessness of one of the drivers, a vehicle defect or a defective road condition. According to Read More
  • Over the years, car safety technology has centered around saving lives and preventing injuries. But it is important to note that not all car crashes are caused by driver error. Many auto accidents occur because of a vehicle defect. Today’s cars come Read More
  • Among the thousands of lawsuits involving environmental contamination and toxic torts, there are three that stand out for their far-reaching effect on businesses – especially manufacturers – as well as government agencies or regulators. Let’s look Read More
  • The magic and trickery of Halloween is a childhood favorite and evokes nostalgia in parents. From the spine-chilling decorations to the creepy costumes, October 31 is a night full of fright. However, for parents of young children, what’s even Read More
  • Today, Halloween urban legends from the 20th century seem ridiculous and cliche. But the internet and the 24-hours news cycle has made it easy to scare parents in far more wicked ways compared to the days of old. Since the start of 2019, it seems Read More
  • On Friday, Oct. 18,  Johnson & Johnson  recalled a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of asbestos in samples. The agency tested a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. The Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer On September 27, 2019, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report stating that 18 U.S. engineered stone fabrication workers had developed severe silicosis and two had died between from Read More
  • Central Texas veterans Sergeant Gilberto Figueroa and Staff Sergeant Charles Partain have joined thousands of veterans nationwide in suing Minnesota-based tech company 3M. Both Figueroa and Partain say that the company’s defective earplugs are Read More
  • A cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds. According to  Forbes , 3,813 data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records within the first six months of 2019. In fact, three breaches in 2019 are among the 10 largest breaches of all time. Most of the time, data Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Since the first announcement in July 2018, the Valsartan recall has been expanded more than 50 times and includes two similar drugs, irbesartan and losartan. The reason for the recall is contamination with a cancer- Read More
  • By Sandra Dalton, Staff Writer Takeda sought approval for Uloric (febuxostat) in 2005 and 2006 but was denied due to concerns of heart risks and risk of death. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave in to the drug maker and Read More
  • Autumn is the ideal season for many reasons. After three to four months of scorching heat, early fall allows us to quit pretending summer is an enjoyable time. (Honestly, folks! There’s nothing fun about sweating and being under the constant assault Read More
  • In recent years, guardrails have been the subject of various car accident lawsuits across the country. The whole point of a guardrail is to save lives. A driver who has fallen asleep, or who loses control around a curve or gets in an accident on a Read More