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personal injury

3M Ear Plugs – Hearing Loss

The 3M Combat Arms double-ended earplugs were purchased by the U.S. military to solve a serious problem: Service-members getting hearing loss or damage. Conditions like tinnitus and complete or partial hearing loss in or both ears can be common in veterans.

As of 2017, more than 2.7 million veterans were receiving disability benefits for some kind of hearing loss or damage, and more than 20% of all vets who served between 2003 and 2015 are receiving disability benefits for hearing loss or damage.

Negligent Security Claims

The theory, negligent security can help you recover as a victim of crime against a security company who breached its legal duty to protect you. You may have been the victim of a criminal attack while you were on someone else’s property, typically a commercial property. Business owners have an obligation to ensure their property is safe for the public to visit, which includes having proper security measures.

Zantac – Liver Disease and Cancer

Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications in the country, with millions of people using it to relieve heartburn symptoms and chest pain. However, it’s also a potential cancer risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Zantac along with all other medications using its active ingredient, Ranitidine.

Belviq and Belviq XR – Cancer

Belviq and Belviq XR (known as lorcaserin) are weight-loss medications that are meant to help people with obesity and weight-related health issues. It curbs their hunger, thereby enabling them to potentially lose weight. Unfortunately, based on official findings, Belviq may be dangerous.

Opioid Addiction can be Caused by Prescription Medication

Drug manufacturers and Doctors are the two main targets in the legal fight against opioid abuse. Drug manufacturers of Fentanyl, hydrocodone, codeine, and numerous other drugs have contributed the addiction problem in our country. Governments have started to filing lawsuits against some of the manufacturers and sellers of these drugs because of their wrongful marketing and distribution practices. Families with loved ones who’ve died because from opioid overdoses can participate in lawsuits against the responsible manufacturers if their warnings were inadequate or if they’ve used illegal marketing strategies to dump drugs into mainstream society.

Insurance Company Medical Exam Do’s and Don’ts

You sustained a work injury and disability and you’re receiving workers compensation. You get a letter from your employer’s insurance company saying you have to see an independent doctor. What do you need to know, and what should you do? Most of my lessons in this article apply to anyone who must be examined by an “independent physician” for any type of legal matter.

How to Prevent Your Social Media Posts from Hurting you in Court

The internet, cell phones, and social media have collectively created a giant, online data base consisting of written journal entries, picture of social occasions, and even home videos which give details of our daily activities, nights out, trips, vacations, and outings; all this information is neatly organized by date, time, and place. These online journals give details of our work, family, recreation, vacations, daily routines, accomplishments, and emotions. The information is public, and even if its private, a good opposing lawyer can sometimes access it.

you can join in your spouse’s lawsuit with a loss of consortium claim

What can you do if your spouse is suing for serious injury? Answer: you can sue too! The law in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States- recognizes the sanctity and reality of marriage – when one of you are hurt, you both suffer. The claim is called a loss of consortium claim, that is, the loss of marital affections. This is all inclusive.

For example, it can be as little as a loss of home cooked meals, taking out the trash, or other household assistance. And it can be as deep, emotional, and the loss of sex. It includes everything. Whatever bad stuff is going down because of injury is fair game. The claim also includes medical bills from treating the injury because one spouse often pays all the bills, and carries the insurance.

5 Must-Dos after a Car Accident

You’ve just been in a car accident. You’re upset. You’re nervous. Maybe even stunned. What are some do’s and don’t’s? What should you do after a car accident? First and foremost, make sure everyone’s okay: the people in your car, and the people in any other car. This is the most important thing to tell the 911 operator. Give information about the health and safety of the people involved in the accident.

Second, get out of danger if you or anyone else is blocking the road. If the cars are drivable, move to the side of the road and well away from any oncoming traffic. Accidents happen when people are standing on the side of the road. Please consider where you are and keep a safe distance from high-speed traffic.