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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 >>

2017 Year of Big Reversals in Fight for Civil Justice

Normally at this time we highlight the year’s greatest victories for civil justice. Like forcing automakers to admit that they sold vehicles with exploding airbags or faulty ignition switches. Like holding accountable those who cover up the use of cancer-causing asbestos. Like shedding light on medical devices that fail or cause debilitating side effects. Yes, those battles and many more Read More >>

Medication Errors on the Rise, but They Can Be Prevented

Medication errors occur when a mistake is made in prescribing, dispensing or taking a drug. These errors are surprisingly common in America and are on the rise, as an estimated four out of every five adults use prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements during any given week. Medication errors can cause serious injuries and even death. And something else you should Read More >>

“Home Sweet Home” Starts With Our Fall Safety Check

Home is where we should feel most safe and secure. Home is where we celebrate with friends and family, raise our children and grow old with those we love. “Peace – that was the other name for home,” wrote poet Kathleen Norris. But too often that peace is shattered by unintentional injuries. You should know more about these top three household dangers and how to prevent them. Click here to read Read More >>

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School

Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks and more. But what about the tools young drivers need to stay safe on the road? These tips can help the teen drivers in your life get from home to homeroom in one piece. Click here to read the Newsletter Read More >>