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Protect Yourself and Your Party Guests this Holiday Season

Celebrating the spirit of the holidays is more than simply planning the perfect menu and stunning home decor. Thanksgiving to New Year’s can pose a heightened risk for drunk driving crashes following family get-togethers and holiday parties. You may also be held personally responsible if you hosted the festivities and a guest is involved. This month’s You Should Know column from New York firm, Read More >>

Investigations Raise Oversight Concerns at Surgery Centers

Ambulatory surgery centers perform millions of outpatient surgeries a year, most with little complication. However, new investigations are raising concerns about lax reporting and regulation at some of these centers. Routine procedures such as tonsillectomies or colonoscopies have resulted in devastating and sometimes fatal consequences for patients. You should know why this is happening and what Read More >>

Nursing Home Update: Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive

Nursing Home Update:  Latest Data Indicate Low Staffing is Persistent & Pervasive February 27, 2019 - Staffing is perhaps the most important factor in a nursing home resident’s quality of care and ability to live with dignity. Unfortunately, inadequate nursing home staffing is a widespread and persistent problem. Some nursing homes provide good care, ensuring that their facilities have Read More >>

New Report Says Baby Powder Giant Knew of Cancer Risk

The fragrance of baby powder is distinct and comforting. It conjures images of newborn babies or toweling off after a warm shower. But the reality isn’t quite so idyllic for thousands of Americans who claim that trace amounts of asbestos in talc caused their cancer. Now a new investigation by Reuters argues that Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest manufacturer of talc-based baby powder, may Read More >>

When Do Drug and Healthcare Ads Push Ethical Boundaries?

You’d be right if you suspect that drug makers are spending A LOT more on TV advertising. Pharmaceutical companies have more than doubled ad spending in just the past four years, making it the second-fastest growing ad category in the nation. Other healthcare providers – from local hospitals to nationally known cancer treatment centers – are also upping the advertising ante. But when do healthcare Read More >>

Injuries from Falls Affect People of All Ages, Not Just Elderly

According to the National Safety Council, over 34,000 Americans died in 2016 from the common and preventable injury of falling. Even more worrisome is that this number has only increased since 2000 and shows no sign of slowing. You should know surprising facts about falls, what causes this avoidable injury and how people of all ages can help prevent falls. Click here to read the Read More >>

Protect Loved Ones from Nursing Home Abuse

Choosing nursing home, assisted living or in-home medical care is complicated, difficult and often an emotional process. The last thing on your mind is the possibility that those responsible for the care of some of our most vulnerable citizens would abuse or neglect their patients. But it does happen all too often, which is why you should know the signs of elder abuse and how to find quality care Read More >>

Attorneys Fight Human Trafficking with Civil Litigation

MYTH: Human trafficking in the U.S. involves only foreign nationals or immigrants. FACT: Thousands of American citizens, including children, are victims too. MYTH: Victims of human trafficking will immediately ask for help and identify themselves. FACT: For many reasons, including threats and intimidation, victims tend not to come forward without support. MYTH: The only way to stop human Read More >>

Loophole Silences Victims of Workplace Harassment

Thousands of employers across the nation are sneaking a loophole into employment contracts called “forced,” “binding” or “mandatory arbitration.” Harassment Widespread, Retaliation Feared This fine print prevents employees from suing companies in court for discrimination, sexual harassment and even assault, then prohibits victims from speaking publicly about their ordeals. Meanwhile, the federal Read More >>

Who’s at Fault When Robot Cars Crash and Injure People?

While your next new car might not fold up into a briefcase à la George Jetson, self-driving cars are no longer a cartoon dream of the far-off future. Manufacturers like Audi, Volvo, Ford and BMW promise a fully autonomous vehicle by 2020. If driverless cars really are just around the bend, what will it mean for you, your commute and your safety while on the road? Click here to read the Read More >>