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5 Things Consumers Should Know About Dangerous Products

The expansion of the Consumer Product Safety Commission helps protect children and adults. By Kimberly Palmer, U.S. News Product recall announcements from the Consumer Product Safety Commission are often met with a mixed reaction: Some companies complain that the recalls are costly and not always necessary. Some companies decline to cooperate with recalls, insisting that […]

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Get the Pain and Suffering Compensation You Deserve

How can you prove how much pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your accident? Document everything. Write everything down. Save every receipt and scrap of paper. Keep copious records of the aftermath of your accident. Claims can drag on for months or years and your recollection may not be a fresh […]

ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton System Cleared by FDA for Home Use

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to stand upright and walk. ReWalk, […]

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Distracted Driving: National Facts & Statistics

In 2012, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in distraction-affected crashes. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, VTTI) As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA — Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association) The average text read or typing is 4.6 seconds. […]

White Collar Crime | Marcus & Mack

Two Key Corporate Accountability Bills Introduced

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced two important corporate accountability measures: (1) the Dangerous Products Warning Act, to require manufacturers to warn consumers and regulators if their products are dangerous or deadly; and (2) the Corporate Crime Database Act, to require the Justice Department to establish and update a database of criminal, civil or […]

talc products

Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk from Talcum Powder

If you have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and have a history of using talc body powder or baby powder as part of your feminine hygiene routine, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. As far back as 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients showed talc particles in their ovarian tissue, Johnson […]

Catastrophic Injury

Medical Misdiagnosis Rates Highest in the ER

Medical misdiagnosis rates are higher in an emergency room (ER) or intensive care unit (ICU) as opposed to a misdiagnosis made in the office of a primary care physician, according to a study on Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) by Healthgrades.com. The majority of misdiagnosis lawsuits involve an ER misdiagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose rates for […]

Tired truckers and commercial vehicle safety

The recent New Jersey six-vehicle highway accident that killed one person and severely injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan and three others has put driver safety front and center. According to a criminal complaint, the Georgia truck driver accused of causing the collision had not slept for more than 24 hours when he crashed into […]

Indiana attorney, Jonathan Mack, named Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers magazine has again named Indiana attorney Jonathan Mack to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. It’s a distinction bestowed on up to 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s […]

FMCSA revives controversial trucking safety policy

As children, our parents and teachers help us to understand that rules exist for a reason. Especially when any given rule helps to ensure that individuals remain safe, we are taught to respect and abide by that rule. For better and worse, the rules that govern the adult world tend to be less straightforward than […]