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Forceful Brief Writing and Oral Argument

Forceful Brief Writing and Oral Argument

| Personal Injury
By Joseph P. Napoli Esq., Partner and Kristina Georgiou, Esq., Associate In his celebrated article, John W. Davis, the leading advocate of his time, observed that the supreme objective of a brief is to convince the judicial mind. Davis, The Argument of an Appeal, 26 A.B.A.J. 895 (1940). What is required is a technique of…Read the article
What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

What You Should Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in late August 2018 about the link between diabetic medications and a rare, yet life-threatening disease called Fournier’s gangrene. The warning is specific to certain FDA-approved inhibitors (SGLT2), which are said to prevent the kidneys from reabsorbing sugar into the blood, therefore helping lower blood…Read the article
Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

Most Common Risks and Hazards on a Construction Site

| Personal Injury
“In 2016/17, construction was found to be the main industry for fatal injuries to workers. Construction hazards are heavily dependent on the type of construction work that is being carried out. For example, working on scaffolding presents entirely different hazards to working with asbestos” (High Speed Training). The top ten risks and hazards from working…Read the article
Respondeat Superior: What Does it Mean?

Respondeat Superior: What Does it Mean?

| Personal Injury
Respondeat Superior is a Latin phrase that means- Let the master answer. This is a common-law doctrine that holds an employer legally liable for the actions of an employee when the actions take place within the scope of employment and under the supervision of the employer. “The common law doctrine of respondeat superior was established…Read the article
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates and Awards

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed. Vaginal mesh was widely used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders, despite a lack of long term data concerning its safety, and around 10% of…Read the article
13 Surprising Asbestos Facts That You Likely Did Not Know

13 Surprising Asbestos Facts That You Likely Did Not Know

| Mesothelioma
Most of us have by this point have heard of asbestos and know that it is harmful and somehow connected to the disease known as mesothelioma. Some of us may even know that asbestos can be found in common everyday items like insulation, tiles, drywall, and roofing materials. However, this is often the extent of…Read the article
Slip and Fall Cases on Public Property

Slip and Fall Cases on Public Property

| Personal Injury
One of the most common types of personal injury cases seen in court rooms today, aside from medical malpractice and injury cases are those that involve slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall cases can happen anywhere to anyone and can have devastating affects on an individual’s health and well-being. There are many dangerous conditions like torn…Read the article
J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

J&J Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Update

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
“Johnson’s Baby Powder has been a staple cosmetic for over a century. Made from the naturally occurring soft mineral talc, baby powder has been encouraged by Johnson & Johnson for use in daily feminine hygiene routines. A more recent creation, Shower-to-Shower Body Powder has also been used for cosmetic and hygiene purposes for several decades. Citing studies…Read the article
How to Find a Personal Injury Attorney For Your Case

How to Find a Personal Injury Attorney For Your Case

| Personal Injury
If you are working on getting a personal injury case before a judge you have an uphill battle on your hands from the very start. Insurance companies and businesses and big corporations have the financial resources to hire the best lawyers who have years of experience defending against personal injury claims. You will need to…Read the article
Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

| Personal Injury
   “With more than 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million last year, spending is slated to reach a record high in survey history. This year, consumers are expected to spend $9.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion in 2016” (National Retail Federation). Halloween is easily one of the favorite…Read the article