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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
How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

How to Break Up a Dogfight as Safely as Possible

| Personal Injury
According to Dogbites.org, roughly 1,000 people per day (or 365,000 annually) seek medical attention for dog bites. While fatalities are very rare in the U.S. (just 42 in 2014), dog bites are much more common. In many circumstances the dog is just plain aggressive and may need to be put down if it aggressions are…Read the article
Hunter in NBCNews on 2-Year-Old Flint Lead Poisoning

Hunter in NBCNews on 2-Year-Old Flint Lead Poisoning

| Environmental Litigation
“This family has gone through hell,” said attorney Hunter Shkolnik. “They literally abandoned their house. This young family almost lost their child over this. This is as tragic an event as I have ever seen.” When Sophia Rodriguez Waid was a 1-year old, doctors detected lead in her blood. Her family did everything they could…Read the article
Snow and Ice Premises Liability

Snow and Ice Premises Liability

| Personal Injury
Slip and fall accidents do not just occur inside in restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery stores. As we all know, sometimes the most treacherous places to walk are sidewalks after a snowstorm. The winter months are of course the most tricky when navigating the sidewalks of New York, and thousands of people are injured in…Read the article