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Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

| Coronavirus
Experts predict that the 2020 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual, disaster plan with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic will make things worse. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect up to nineteen named storms, including six hurricanes classified at Category 3 or higher. Traditional disaster plans include large evacuation sites,…Read the article
Bladder Medication Can Cause Blindness

Bladder Medication Can Cause Blindness

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Orphan drug affects eyesight Having been widely prescribed for decades, the Elmiron bladder medication has recently been found to be toxic to the retina (damage). An article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2018 described six patients experiencing pigmentary maculopathy after chronic exposure to Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for interstitial cystitis. The following…Read the article
Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

Airport Contamination Causes Unsafe Newburgh Water

| Environmental Litigation
Remediation struggle The battle to clean up its water supply has kept the city of Newburgh, NY, at high alert for close on a decade. Long contaminated by PFOS and PFOA runoff from nearby Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, this tragic situation highlights the need for effective watershed protection. Back in…Read the article
Prescription Weight Loss Drug Pulled Off The Market

Prescription Weight Loss Drug Pulled Off The Market

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In 2012, the FDA approved the first new prescription weight loss drug in thirteen years: lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq. Available to patients in the US since June 2013 in a twice-daily dose, it was soon (2016) followed by once-a-day Belviq XR. Expectations crushed Nevertheless, this herald of hope for almost one third of Americans rated…Read the article
Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

Increased Vehicle Thefts During COVID-19

| Napoli Shkolnik News
If you thought the bad old days of Mean Streets-type street crime were over, think again. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused automobile vehicle thefts to spike 63 percent in New York City. The trend is not limited to the Big Apple. Metropolitan areas around the country, such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and…Read the article
How To Create A Safe Work Environment

How To Create A Safe Work Environment

| Coronavirus
An important part of any successful business is having a safe working environment for your employees. When they feel as if they can safely do their job, they’re happy and you don’t have to worry as much about employee injury claims. Here are some useful steps that can help your business to increase the safety…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus has changed daily life for populations worldwide, it has brought out the best in many people who have banded together (while remaining physically separated) to give aid and support. However, unfortunately, some others have used the current crisis to take advantage of the scared and vulnerable through scams capitalizing on coronavirus panic.…Read the article