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NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

NBCNews Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on Flint, Michigan

| Environmental Litigation
“Lead poisoning is an insidious disease,” said Hunter Shkolnik. “We know the brain is permanently and irreversibly damaged but it doesn’t manifest itself immediately. These children have been pushed so far down now they cannot ever achieve what was expected of them.” “What we’re trying to do here is get action and get action quick,”…Read the article
Shoulder Impingement Injury

Shoulder Impingement Injury

| Personal Injury
A bad fall, a direct blow in an automobile accident, or an overuse injury from work can all attribute to a debilitating injury called shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement occurs when the room between the rotator cuff and the top bone of the shoulder (the acromion) is narrowed or made jagged from an injury. The pain…Read the article
Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

Helping an Older Person Get Up From a Fall

| Personal Injury
  When an older person falls, the injury may not have yet happened. It may happen when they get quickly yanked back up to their feet by an eager, friendly hand. The injuries that can occur from this are spinal cord injuries, dislocations, torn ligaments, or torn muscles. Additionally, the serious injury could occur with…Read the article
Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

Pharma Industry Spends Shocking Amount on Advertising

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
While the profits of prescription and over the counter medication is profound, not enough is spent on research and development. Surprisingly, it is not for lack of funds to pull from, it is because the pharmaceutical industry spends almost twice as much on promotion (marketing, public relations, and advertising) than it does on research and…Read the article
Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

Life Jackets are Required on all New York Watercraft

| Personal Injury
If everyone wore a lifejacket, or at least had quick access to a functioning life jacket, while operating or riding watercraft, hundreds of lives would be saved. That is because 70% of boating accidents happen to be drownings, and of those drowning victims, 85% of those people were not wearing life jackets, according to the…Read the article
Limited Supply of Drugs is Causing Problems in U.S. Hospitals

Limited Supply of Drugs is Causing Problems in U.S. Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
It is a story that seems straight out of a developing nation, not from our own backyards. Vital drugs to treat cancer, antibiotics, anesthetics, painkillers, and drugs necessary during surgery are in short supply right here in the U.S., according to a recent article in the New York Times. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists…Read the article
Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

Breathing Paint and Glue Fumes Could Lead to Benzene Poisoning

| Personal Injury
Lead, asbestos, and even mold may come to mind as dangerous substances before you think of benzene. Although benzene is one of the lesser known dangerous substances, it can cause serious health problems for people who have long-term exposure to it, such as painters and those who work in factories that use benzene for producing…Read the article
Large Vehicles Have a High Rate of Fatal Rollovers

Large Vehicles Have a High Rate of Fatal Rollovers

| Personal Injury
Many people choose a large vehicle such as an SUV or pickup truck because of the inherent safety advantages over a smaller car. It has been proven that driving a larger vehicle is safer (for the occupants of the larger vehicle) during an impact, especially when considering the fact that with every 1,000 pounds in…Read the article
Sexual Assault on Campus, Bad Grades and Financial Trouble

Sexual Assault on Campus, Bad Grades and Financial Trouble

| Personal Injury
The purpose of college is not solely to learn a skill set to be used in the workforce. College is also about growing up, expanding one’s views, learning about new ideas and philosophies, and adapting to a new environment and different people. In order to do these things, there needs to be a sense of…Read the article
The Dangerous Consequences of Pesticide Exposure

The Dangerous Consequences of Pesticide Exposure

| Environmental Litigation
Pesticides are in our food, in our homes, and in our offices. They are used to increase food production, in landscaping and gardening, and can never be avoided 100% of the time. While many are harmless to humans or are no longer present by the time they reach our plate or clothing (such as their…Read the article